Making the decision to convert to Islam is a big step and one that comes with a lot of questions, adjustments, and challenges. As a Muslim revert, you may be feeling overwhelmed, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
"Revert (plural reverts) One who, or that which, reverts. (religion) One who reverts to that religion which he had adhered to before having converted to another religion (Islam, due to the belief that all people are born Muslim) A convert to Islam." (source)
Here are seven tips that can help make your transition smoother and ensure that you’re getting the most out of your faith journey.
Take it one step at a time: Becoming a Muslim revert is a big change, and it’s important to take it one step at a time. It can be easy to become overwhelmed or intimidated by the idea of making such a big change, so focus on one thing at a time and don’t try to do it all at once.
“Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” Quran (Surah Zumar, 53)
- Get to know your local Muslim community: It’s important to get to know your local Muslim community. This will help you to better understand the culture and customs, as well as give you access to resources and support.
"You are the best community ever raised for humanity—you encourage good, forbid evil, and believe in Allah." Quran (Surah Ali 'Imran, 100)
Learn about Islamic history and culture: Take some time to learn about the history and culture of Islam. This will help you to gain a better understanding of your faith and better appreciate the traditions and customs.
Recommendation: History of Islam - An encyclopedia of Islamic History
Read the Quran: Reading the Quran is an essential part of being a Muslim, and it is important to take the time to read it and learn more about its teachings.
Resource in multiple languages: Quran
- Attend Islamic classes and events: Taking Islamic classes or attending Islamic events is a great way to learn more about your faith. It can also be a great way to meet other Muslims and build relationships.
- Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Asking questions is a great way to learn and grow in your faith.
- Pray: Prayer is an essential part of being a Muslim, and it is important to make time for it each day.
"Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, ˹genuine˺ prayer should deter ˹one˺ from indecency and wickedness. The remembrance of Allah is ˹an˺ even greater ˹deterrent˺. And Allah ˹fully˺ knows what you ˹all˺ do." Quran (Al-'Ankabut, 29:45)
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"I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful." --- Cat Stevens
These tips can help make your transition to becoming a Muslim revert smoother and more enjoyable. Take your time and don’t rush, and you’ll find that you’ll be able to get the most out of your faith journey. Speaking of which, we'd love to continue being a part of your journey. For more helpful tips, tricks, and stories concerning faith, fashion, and self-care, join our email list!