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I am a sister who has converted to Islam, can I get help from the local mosque?

Haris Chechi  -    -  no comment

Unfortunately not all mosques in the UK are geared to help sisters. Check on their website to see if they do have programmes set for sisters. If not, see if you can email or phone the mosque, explain you are a new Muslim and get the details of sisters that the mosque may be aware... Read more »

I have accepted Islam but don’t know where that leaves me with my family?

Haris Chechi  -    -  no comment

MCN cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining a strong and cordial relationship with your family, it has proven to be the best means of Dawah. This may not be straightforward as they may feel that you have made a mistake and may even wish you to return to your old life. Islam teaches patience... Read more »

I have just accepted Islam and not sure what I need to do next?

Haris Chechi  -    -  no comment

Alhamdulillah! Now starts the journey. Don’t try and do everything at once, and be sure what you are getting into. The first thing is to establish the five basic pillars in Islam. These are Testimony of faith, Prayer, Zakah, Fasting and Hajj. For more details on these, go the MCN download section and download the... Read more »

Which books should I read to get me started?

Haris Chechi  -    -  no comment

As for the Quran, any decent translation will be sufficient, but choose one with simple English translation. Quran Project is what we recommend as it’s what we give as starter pack for new muslims. Another very good book is Islam, beliefs and teachings, by Gulam Sarwar. A collection of hadith is also recommended (Nawawis Riyadus Saliheen).

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