Assalamu Alaikum

Praying that everyone is doing well inshaAllah. I apologise profusely for going on a hiatus without warning. I was hit with a lot of issues all at once, especially a few things that really made me imaan suffer. 

Alhamdulillah I am in the process of recovering from these incidents and once again getting back into the groove of things. 

I have missed tending to this blog very dearly, and inshaAllah hope to have things back up and running smoothly within these next few weeks. Slowly but surely. 

Praying this blog is still beneficial, even for the few followers we do have, I am thankful for each and every one of you. Even if only one person benefitted from these posts, I would feel accomplished. InshaAllah. 

JazakAllah khair for the patience and the love!

if you are a revert to Islam

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and would like to study the Qur’an more closely, 

Nikki and I are starting a study group. 

She has come up with a wonderful plan, mashaAllah, and we’re going to be doing all of this via tumblr and facebook, so please message me and let me know if you’re interested! 

It’s going to be a type of journaling group, and we know how difficult it is to understand the Qur’an so we figured what better way than for all of us to come together, motivate each other, and provide some more insight on the Word of Allah swt. :) 

The group is also open to born Muslims or to those who are interested in learning about Islam! 

InshaAllah we can all benefit from this. :D

Anonymous MESSAGED:
I am really disturbed to know that, because in my heart I want to revert to Islam and my Christian husband supports me but doesn't wish to convert, others will call my 22 year marriage null and void. I could use some guidance. Please help!!!

Salaam alaikum, 

I am so, so sorry. I truly wish I could help you, but I’m not married or have much experience when it comes to relationships, especially in that regard. 

The only advice I can give you is you stay true to who you are regardless of what people say. 

The Prophet (saws) and the first converts were tortured, spat on, called horrible names, disowned by their families, and STILL remained true to themselves and to the straight path, to Islam, to Allah swt. 

I can’t imagine how difficult it must be, I truly cannot, but all I know is that it is absolutely worth every moment of every day you struggle. 

Allah swt would never give you more than you can handle. This is something we are certain of. 

I would advise you to go speak to tmihijabi because she is MUCH more experienced when it comes to this than I am (when it comes to everything tbh). InshaAllah she will be able to provide you with much better guidance. 

 I’ll make dua for you, may Allah swt make this easy on you. Choosing Islam is the right thing to do, don’t ever doubt that. You’re setting yourself up to inshaAllah be rewarded with things beyond our understanding. 

Just hang in there, okay? Things will work out inshaAllah. We’re all here for you. 

Anonymous MESSAGED:
Help: What is the difference between sunnah and hadith? Is sunnah based on hadith? Totally confused.

Salaam alaikum! 

So, sunnah means the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (saws). Things that are sunnah are things that the Prophet (saws) did in his lifetime and/or told us to do. It’s also the way that Islamic law is interpreted based on the Prophet’s (saws) actions or words. It’s sort of the same thing has hadith, but not exactly because hadith are what those around the Prophet claim the Prophet has done or has said. Some hadith contribute to what we know as Sunnah, however. It’s confusing, I know. I think I may have just confused myself as well. 

But this is how I understand it. If anyone else can explain it better, please feel free to! 

Assalamu alaikum everyone! 

My sincere apologies for having been gone for so, so long. 

To give you the short story, my parents discovered I was running this blog, among a few other things that I’d rather not discuss. 

They were very, very angry with me and have forbidden me to practice Islam in our home. 

Fortunately, Allah swt has different plans for me. Things have begun to look up, alhamdulillah and inshaAllah they will continue to change for the better from here on out. 

Verily, with hardship there is ease. 

Don’t ever forget that, because come what may, there is always a reason for everything. Just put your trust in Allah swt and I can promise you that things will work out for the very best. 

ANYWAY the point is, Revert Resources is back in action. Care packages are being put together (again, apologies for taking ages, I promise I didn’t forget about you). Questions will continue to be answered. My love for each and every single one of you is absolutely and positively endless. 

InshaAllah you are all well and didn’t miss me too much. :) Please let me know how you are all doing! 

Revert tip #9

Don’t forget that the Prophet, peace be upon him, treated everyone with kindness; even those who hated him so much they tried to kill him. 

If someone hurts you, don’t hurt them back. 

Instead, remember your Prophet, peace be upon him. Remember his compassion.

Dua for forgiveness (while prostrating)

O Allah, forgive me all of my sins, the small and great of them, the first and last of them, and the seen and hidden of them. 

allaahumm-agh-fir lee dhambee kullahu, diqqahu wa jillahu, wa awwalahu wa aakhirahu, wa ‛alaaniyatahu wa sirrah 

Dua for Distress/Anxiety

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O Allah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You

allaahumma raḥmataka arjoo, fa laa takilnee ilaa nafsee ṭarfata ‛aynin, wa aṣliḥ lee sha’nee kullahu, laa ilaaha illaa ant 

Revert tip #8

If you ever feel as though you have sinned far too much for Allah swt to forgive you, remember His Names

Ar-Raheem, the Most Merciful

Al-Gaffar, the Forgiver

Al-Karim, the Generous

At-Tawwab, the Granter and Acceptor of Repentance

Al-Afuww, the Pardoner

As-Sabur, the Patient One

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On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah () said:

When Allah decreed the Creation He pledged Himself by writing in His book which is laid down with Him: My mercy prevails over my wrath. It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, an-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah). [Hadith Qudsi 1]

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On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (), from among the things he reports from his Lord (mighty and sublime be He), is that he said:
A servant [of Allah’s] committed a sin and said: O Allah, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for sins. Do what you wish, for I have forgiven you. It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari). [Hadith Qudsi 32]
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On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah () say: Allah the Almighty said: O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it. It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound. [Hadith Qudsi 34]