The idea of this website came to me a couple of years ago when I found there wasn't really much content available on the internet which spoke exclusively to the needs of new Muslim converts, and all in one place. Being a convert to Islam myself, alhumdulillah, I embarked on creating my own website which I hope will be helpful to people in the same shoes as me.
Posts contained here are most likely to be (I don't know, as I am just getting started!) any reflection or topic related to Islamic practice, and something which may not fit into the framing of the rest of the website. Although as a citizen I consider myself to be "awake" and politically aware, I will allow every effort to maintain a politically free atmosphere here on this website and blog, and I ask you please to do the same if you respond with any comments.
The only exception to this rule, which I will post right here and now, is the need for all Muslims to take interest in the plight of our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world. In fact, you have a responsibility to do so. These days there are many unfortunate examples of such oppression, and in many cases the situations of the Ummah who are suffering are a direct result of politics. I will not make the suggestion how or where you should learn about those examples, just that you take the responsibility to be aware and hopefully take some actions if possible. I hope there is some clarity in my vagueness here!
One reason I mention for Muslims to be aware of the state of the Ummah is from my own experience: When I converted to Islam, suddenly a whole new world opened up to me in every which way (alhumdulillah!). And one, which I didn't expect or anticipate, was a new understanding about how Muslims are oppressed throughout the globe. This was something that was filtered out of my consciousness in my pre-conversion days. So, it's relevant to new Muslim converts who may very well have been like me and didn't know about this spin in media.
That's it, I am done with my politics speech!
So, please stay tuned for future posts to this blog, inshallah!
May Allah SWT bless all the Muslims, protect them, relieve their suffering, increase their knowledge, and set them on the straight path. Ameen!