Archive for February, 2010

Support for converts.

Asalamu alaikum,

Growing up in London, I have grown up what is probably the most cosmopolitan city in the world, and have met people from all races, religions and backgrounds.

Every day this blog is visited by many different people from all over the world. Some of these people may include converts to Islam.

There are many famous converts to Islam including Malcolm X, Yusuf Islam and many others.

Malik Shabazz, more commonly known as "Malcolm X", a famous convert to Islam and social figure.

Half-Greek, half-Swedish convert to Islam, Yusuf Islam born as Steven Demetre Georgiou

However converting to Islam is sometimes not easy. There can be many challenges. Rejection by friends and family, feeling like an outsider to other Muslims, the ignorance of certain Muslims who mix Islam with culture. Some of the brothers and sisters that do convert can find themselves quite lonely. Having recieved emails from across the world I would like to offer support to converts from any country. Even if I can’t directly help them, then being a sympathetic ear is something.

If you are a convert and would like to ask me anything then my email is faatih1@hotmail.co.uk

Thank you.

wa-salam

– Faatih.



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