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1. Practice Islam as much as you can

“He who loves my Sunnah has loved me, and he who loves me will be with me in Paradise.” The Prophet Muhammad– Peace be upon him - narrated by (Tirmidhi)

Keeping up with your devotional practices is something that will strengthen your faith immensely. Read the Qur’an whenever possible.

2.  Respect your parents

“Heaven lies under the feet of your mother.” The Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him - narrated by (Ahmad, Nasa’i)

Keeping up a good relationship with your family is essential. Try to avoid bringing up or taking part in controversial subjects regarding religion. What you do not want to do is act like you know everything, attempt to debate everything, or overly defend yourself in a way that might make you angry or upset. Your priority now should be to work on yourself.

3. Find a teacher

“For him who follows a path for seeking knowledge, Allah will ease for him the path to Paradise.” The Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him - (Muslim)

Finding a teacher to bounce ideas off is a great way to learn your deen (religion). This will also help you have a real grounding in the Islamic tradition.

4. Keep away from debates and arguments

Trying to constantly defend your religion is something that will cause you a lot of stress.

5. Gain a connection to the Arabic language

“Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand.” -The Holy Qur’an, (12:2)

6. Understand Islam’s organic nature

“Those who make things hard for themselves will be destroyed. (He said it three times.)” The Prophet – Peace be upon him - narrated by (Muslim)

7. Maintain your Identity

“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” -The Holy Qur’an, (49:1)

Being a Muslim is a huge part of your identity now. That doesn’t mean you can’t barbeque with your friends or watch football on Sundays. If there are things in your culture that do not directly contradict with basic Islamic creed, then you are welcome to keep those things in your life.

8. Force yourself to go to the masjid

“The person who receives the greatest reward for the Salah is one who lives the farthest and has the farthest to walk.” The Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him - (Bukhari, Muslim)

9. Find Muslim friends and avoid severing ties

“On the Day of Resurrection Allah Almighty will proclaim: “Where are those who have mutual love for My Glory’s sake? Today I shall shelter them in My shade where there is no shade but Mine.” The Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him - narrated by (Muslim)

Saying “As-salamu ‘Alaykum” (“Peace be upon you”) to people you see on campus or at the grocery store is a real blessing in Islam. It immediately lets people know you are Muslim and they usually will be happy to return the greeting and hopefully share a few words with you.

10. Avoid Loneliness

“Islam began as something strange and will revert to being strange as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers.” The Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him - (Muslim)

The best thing we can do to fight the feeling of loneliness is to spend as much time as possible with good company.

11. Stay away from extremism

“And thus we have made you a just community that you will be witnesses over the people.” The Holy Qur’an, (2:143)

12. Do not despair

“So know that victory is with patience, and relief is with distress and that with hardship comes ease.” The Prophet Muhammad – Peace be upon him.

Being a convert to Islam, you will face a lot of tribulations. There is not anything that you cannot overcome though, and never despair in Allah (swt).

 

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