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Six Ramadan Tips for New Muslims/Reverts

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You might be coming across several posts that are excitingly buzzing with Ramadan around the corner. If you have just reverted to Islam and are feeling a little too apprehensive of what to expect, here’s a small attempt on my part to help you get through the initial jitters inshaAllah.

#1 Dua Dua Dua
If you feel no one understands what you are going through, then know that Allah SWT does! So cry out to Him and cry some more, asking Him to make things easy. With His help, you can move mountains and reach your goals with ease; nothing is too daunting or heavy when you have Allah SWT on your side.

Place your worries in His hands and free your mind and heart from the emotional and physical burdens you might be facing. Imagine how you would trust your best friend by telling your worries to them knowing that they *will* help you out or will support you through it. Allah is beyond any comparison and His help is beyond anything you can ever imagine. Make use of all the special times when duas are accepted. A dua of a distressed believer is always answered by Allah SWT. Click here 1 and here 2 to find out more.

#2 Pray
Something as simple as 2 rakats or more can ease the tensions and worries you have. Prayer can erase scars and heal wounds you never even knew existed. Pray to get an emaan high. It’s the most amazing way to spend time during Ramadan. Apart from receiving amazing blessings from your Lord, you will also learn to control and tame your nafs, making the whole process of Ramadan sweeter and rewarding inshaAllah.

#3 Learn!
When you learn something, it becomes familiar, in turn making it easier for you to follow and comprehend. A science theory might make no sense at all, but if you spend some time studying about it, it becomes easier to grasp the concept. Now, you have no hesitation in putting your new found knowledge into practice. The same could be said about Ramadan. When you learn more about the blessed month and the benefits it carries, it’ll be much easier for you to utilize it in the best possible manner.

#4 You Are Never Alone
Visit mosques or local organizations to get in touch with fellows Muslims who have reverted recently or even Muslims who have just started practicing the deen. Surround yourself with support groups which will make your worries and struggles a lot easier, rather than battling them all by yourself. If you find no one, always remember, you have Allah SWTwith you *all* the time.

#5 Don’t Feel Shy to Take Part In Iftaar Gatherings
If your Muslim friends or family invite you for iftaar, go for it. No! You are not going to be a burden on them and you don’t have to feel shy either. It’s a nice way to spend time and learn more about this beautiful religion.

Have fun planning iftaar parties that are halal and educational. Get together and prepare meals for iftaar, conduct quizzes or other competitions and give prizes or discuss about one topic each day. It could be about topics that you are finding difficult to understand or anything general too.Ramadan-Blog_Tear_imsg_inside
What better way to spend the month of Ramadan than indulging in conversations that revolve around Islam and Allah SWT. Angels gather in places where people come to seek knowledge. Imagine being surrounded by angels who are invoking Allah’s mercy and love on you! There’s nothing more soothing than that.

#6 It Is Okay If You Falter Once In A While
If you feel you’re not living up to the challenges and goals you set for yourself, it’s okay; you need to relax. Allah SWT rewards you for your intentions and He SWTdoes not overburden you more than what you can take. So don’t overburden yourself with expectations that are too high to attain.

Pick yourself up and don’t let Shaytan mess with your mind. Continue doing small consistent deeds, even if it means reciting half a page of Quran a day. Don’t waste time on what you’ve missed, rather, concentrate on what you can do!

Points to Remember:

  • If you are scared that you might not wake up for suhoor, you can ask your friend to give you a call to check if you’ve woken up.
  • You might feel hungry for a day or two during the fasting period. It’s not uncommon or something to be ashamed of. Even those who’ve been fasting for years feel a nagging sense of hunger for a couple of days or so. Your body will adjust to it in no time.
  • Plan your meals and buy your groceries beforehand so you don’t have to wonder what needs to be prepared for suhoor or iftaar every single day.
  • Take this as an opportunity to give dawah to your family who may not be Muslims yet. Actions speak louder than words, and when combined with gentle words can be lethal in creating the right kind of change in their mindset inshaAllah.

Know dear sister or brother in Islam that Allah SWTsees the tears and the struggles you made for this religion, and none of it, absolutely none of it will go wasted. Instead, every single hardship you face with patience will be rewarded with magnanimous bounties which no human can comprehend. He SWT will give you from places unknown and will make your pathway to jannah easier inshaAllah.

Do you have any tips and suggestions for reverts to deal with Ramadan? Please share them in the comments section below. 🙂 Share with reverts you know, to help them in shaAllah!

  1.   http://www.islamawareness.net/Dua/best.html
  2.  http://islamqa.info/en/22438

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  1. Tamiika.m.kuti@outlook.com'
    Tamiika Kuti

    Thank you so much for this article! This is my first Ramadan and I am a bit apprehensive. Mashallah, this is exactly what I was looking for, JazakAllahu Khair!

  2. simplenagpal786@gmail.com'
    simple nagpal

    Asalam alaikum

    I am a girl intending to follow Islam.
    I do not anythng at all about prayer. I do not know how to offer Nimaz. In fact nothing at all.
    How can I learn it. I also do not know arabic. How can I learn to pray.
    Can you please advise me how should I learn it by myself.
    Jazak Allahu Khayran

    1. saquib.king15@gmail.com'

      First of all welcome to Islam sister. Look for some mosque or Islamic Centre around you. Or get in touch with other revert sisters. You can learn better in their company.

    2. engg_civil12@rediffmail.com'
      izhar

      asmk..!!
      which language u feel is comfortable for u..? their is no boundation of language in accepting islam, and after that u will be able to learn all the aspects very easily . and yes of crs by a simple guidance of anyone u can do it with yourself. inshallah

    3. Wa alaikum salam Simple Nagpal, like Saquib said, I’d advise you to get in touch with your local mosque/Islamic center to help you get your basics right. You can take it slowly one at a time, rather than feeling overwhelmed. 🙂 Ask Allah to help you and make a way for you to acquire authentic information. Additionally, you can check out these courses that are taught to a New Muslim at Islamic Online University: http://www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/diploma/courses.php May Allah ease your affairs and reward you tremendously. Ameen

  3. mercywaithira0@gmail.com'
    mercy

    Am a girl aged 21years old am interested to being a Muslim yet am so afraid of approaching anyone due to insults. I have practiced some Qur’an verses .I wished that this Ramadan I could have started being a Muslim and learn and practice the deen may Allah make it easy for every Muslim in the world Ameen

    1. 2889saeed@gmail.com'
      Saeed Diaz

      MashaAllah sister Mercy! Don’t be care about some “ignorant” people that don’t understand Islam, everyday Alhamdulillah you’ll see a new Muslim. people is opening their hearts to Allah and Islam. Allahu. Akbar!!!

    2. catvamp@gmail.com'
      catherine

      People will always judge what they don’t know. Ignore other and trust in Allah to show you the way. I converted about 10 years ago and I do not regret a single second. Loving Allah is the most amazing thing in my life, how I survived without his blessing I have no clue. May we all be so blessed.

  4. bhattrafiq143@gmail.com'
    Mohammad Rafiq

    May Allah Swt bless us during Ramazan
    For all reverted Muslim’s itis beneficial for them to learn on peacetv through renoved scholars lectures

  5. happyhijabis@gmail.com'
    Niftee1

    Facebook page ‘Ramadan For Reverts’ for checklists et .
    the comprehensive one is too big to upload so email me

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  7. gabieba@compudata.co.za'

    Ramadhan Mubarak to all muslims around the world. may the Almighty swta accept all our good deeds ameen. May Almighty swta make it easy on the 1st timers….

  8. siniyael@gmail.com'
    Muhammad Aliyu

    With the coming of this Blessed Month, I hope every Muslims Around the world will use this opportunity to pray and ask Allah to Help #ISLAMIC_WORLD.Have a blessed Ramadan Kareem Insha Allah

  9. zhunaidjacobs11@gmail.com'
    Zhunaid

    May us be blessed by the Love of ALLAH… And let us be guided by Him in all that we do during the month of Ramadan insha Allah.
    Ramadan
    Mubarak!!!

  10. matt_wright18@hotmail.co.uk'
    Matthew

    Hi, just wanted to say thank you for the article, but just a pointer, a lot of Arabic is used in explaining what we should do, I don’t know any Arabic words yet, so it is always confusing and hard to understand, I specifically searched for Ramadan for new Muslims, new means like a baby, we know nothing, so if something can’t be explained to a 5 year old then it can’t be explained. Please make it so much more simple for us mere simple people

  11. matt_wright18@hotmail.co.uk'
    Matthew

    Hi NASMIRA FIRDOUS, my comment was deleted, I just wanted some assistance, if this is how new Muslims are treated, I don’t particularly want to be part of the religion anymore, what happened to love?! Please I am struggling and looking for help!

    1. Islamic Online University

      Assalam o alikum warahmatullah brother 🙂
      I do not think your comment was deleted, I can still see it there Alhumdulillah!

    2. Your comment wasn’t deleted at all 🙂
      It was waiting for approval from the moderator, and you probably thought it was deleted. Islam is all about love, peace and acceptance. I pray Allah guides you towards the right path and makes it easy upon you. Ameen.

      1. matt_wright18@hotmail.co.uk'
        Matthew

        Hi Nasmira, apologies for my lack of patience there. Going back to the Arabic wording, I know this needs to be learnt really as it is the mother tongue of our Lord, but it seems strange you would write in English and then throw in a few words of Arabic, we want it written in English so we can understand, same with translations of the Quran, I understand the need to learn but at this point it can be very confusing and overwhelming, we have all been to a different country and looked blank faced when a local speaks to us, it can also be quite embarrassing to a new Muslim when this language is thrown around and they are left to question it all rather than understand it all. Hope this clears it all up. But thank you for writing the article, I did learn 🙂

        1. leen.kat@yahoo.com'
          Kath Leen

          Salam Alaikom! im a new muslim too. i feel you brother its hard really to learn arabic 🙁 i been struggling it its a bit hindrance from my praying bec of the language.. but incha allah we can do it 🙂

  12. nikoskont@gmail.com'
    Abdullah

    I really never comprehend the point of fasting and even worse praying.
    I dont have anything to ask for Allah, im perfectly capable to deal with
    my issues and my failures by myself.
    If ever i was going to ask anything i would ask things like to cure cancer or
    feed the hungry people of the world, but what the odds that to happen?

    Religion is a deep personal experience that no needed to show off how much
    believer you re.

    I think i will pass fasting this time, anyway nothing good came out all the previous years i did, what will change now?

    Faithfully yours

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