Just Dawah Thanks You
"Taqaballa Allahu mina wa minkum Al-'Amal Al-Saliha" (may Allah accept from you and us the good deeds)
We thank you for your genorous donations which have allowed us to accuire more My Prayer Books & My Prayer DvD's for New Muslims. We are extremely grateful to Discover Islam for the large quanity of pocket size english meanings of The Qur'an most of which we have distributed to Team Dawah Manchester for use on their dawah tables and the rest we kept for our own dawah purposes. We are always grateful to Only1Purpose for gifting us selected Surah's from The Qur'an in book format & CD's and let us not forget Rochdale Dawah Centre for gifting us Quran's. Jazakallahu Khairan to everyone that makes it possible for us to do what we do and we ask you all to remember them in your prayers.
People who are born into Islam have the benefit of having a foundation with their parents and family. The Qur’an is on their bookshelf, Arabic words are mixed into conversation without needing definition, and there is an environment of tradition that provides a reference point for looking at the world. A Revert is experiencing the total opposite. He or she doesn’t have any sort of religious connection with their family anymore, and there is sometimes backlash from parents and extended family about the decision to become a Muslim.
Even if there’s no significant backlash, there are usually no blood relatives to talk to about Islam, no one to clarify things, and usually no family support to be offered in the entire process. All of these things can cause an immense amount of stress and disillusionment. It’s common for Reverts to have moments of breakdown where they feel like nobody is on their side. Reverts need support from individuals in their community to feel empowered as Muslims. This doesn’t require a full-time therapist, but just people to make them feel at home.
When a Revert tells his friends that he or she just became Muslim, they receive a wide range of reactions. Even if their friends are supportive, they will still be really puzzled and they will ask a million questions that most born Muslims would have trouble answering.Their friends might stick around for a while, but chances are their habits are not always what a new Muslim wants to be around. After they deny a few invitations to go to parties, their freinds might stop calling all together. Friends who seem to have abandoned you can cause a lot of depression and loneliness, and it will always take a while to replace a decent group of friends with a good group of Muslim friends.
We found the most beneficial advice on how to best help reverts came from actually asking previous reverts themselves. An unheard of notion, we know, but it really did help us in gathering the best resources and tips for reaching out to reverts.
So we are actively engaged in helping new muslims to the best of our abilities and with your help will, Insha Allah (God Willing) continue to do so.
So once again we thank you all for your kindness and generosity in helping us to help new muslims, and ask you all to remember us in your prayers.
“Who will loan Allah a beautiful loan so He may multiply it for him many times?” [Sûrah al-Baqarah: 245]
“So fear Allah as much as you can; listen and obey, and spend in charity; that is better for you. And whosoever is saved from his own greed, they are the successful ones. If you lend to Allah a beautiful loan, He will double it for you and forgive you.” [Sûrah al-Taghâbun: 16-17]
"Verily, those men and women who give charity and lend Allah a beautiful loan, it shall be increased many times and theirs shall be an honorable good reward.” [Sûrah al-Hadîd: 18]