Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:23 PM
My name is Masha'ael and I'm originally British but lived all my life in Kuwait.
I converted to Islam when I was 18 after studying it in High School in Kuwait (I'm 21 now)
I never regretted it although I'm not the best muslim in the world. I read the Quran and I've fasted ever since I was 15 but I do not pray I hate to admit that but each day I'm learning
I became Muslim because I believed in it and I was lost and when I said the shahada I felt like a weight was taken off of me and I became a new person.
The trouble is, my family do not know, only my friends know because my family are extremely anti-arab and muslim and I'm scared to tell them incase I lose them.
I'm planning to get married next year to a muslim guy I met 2 years ago and we made zawaj mot3a (temporary marriage) because his family is an extremely religious shia family. My family do not know this either and each day that kills me and his do not know either because they hate 'western' girls. So everything is complicated :|
Even though I converted, I do not know if I'm Sunni or Shia although I studied Sunni and believe 50/50 in each sect.
It's nice to meet you all, and I really hope that I meet other sisters who converted.
Sorry for the long speech
Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:38 PM
let me be the first to welcome you to the forum,hope u enjoy it,i too converted in octber 2003 .
Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:44 PM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:51 PM
I hope this site will help guide you to the straight path inshaAllah!
Posted 03 January 2004 - 10:53 AM
welcome to the forum, sister Ananyah
I am a Norwegian revert and I live in Kuwait too I am so excited to know that you're in Kuwait as well.
I reverted 19 months ago al-hamdulillah and that's definitely the best thing that has ever happened to me. I am married and have a 15 mos old son.
Sister, I'd really advise you to get started praying. That's really the most important thing you should do as a Muslim. Even if that means you have to pray in secret because of your family you should start praying. May Allah make it easy for you.
Personally I would advise you to follow Sunnism, to follow the Quran and sunnah, as that's the true and original Islam. I am sure other sisters will advise you further on this.
Please feel free to PM me any time, sister.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 10:06 PM
yamina, I am at University in the UK just now but I'm happy that there is someone from Kuwait here hehehe makes me feel a bit better!
Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:42 AM
Welcome to the forum sis ananyah
Hope u will enjoy on board.
Posted 05 January 2004 - 02:51 PM
Welcome to the forum-InshAllah i hope you will find it beneficial to your needs
There is so much to learn in life sister-we never do stop learning and i hope inshAllah by becoming a member to this site you will learn more about Islam and also inshAllah the sisters are always willing to answer any questions you may have-
I also must add tht i agree with Sister Yamina
You should start praying-as only in prayers do we find solace and comfort-
and if we turn to Allah inshAllah all will go well.
I hope inshAllah tht some of the other sisters give you ideas on how to slowly reveal your beliefs to your parents-
Take Care Sister-
Much Love- May Allah protect you inshAllah.
Posted 05 January 2004 - 11:56 PM
welcome to the forum and I am glad that Allah (swt) guided you to this site.
You must be practicing the Shia religion because there are No Temporary marriages in the Sunni Islam for the Prophet Muhammad(peace and blessing be upon him) outlawed them. The only ones that practice this type of marriage are the Shia.
If you studied in Kuwait the majority of the country is Sunni, although there are some Shia there. If you are Shia than you are not upon what Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jummat are upon. And I would hope that you would try to study about the religion of Islam to try to understand which one you are because not all sects of Islam follow what the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was upon. I may be able to help you with this for I have studied both religions in depth. And understand the difference between these two. And yes their are Major differences between them.
Posted 11 January 2004 - 05:37 AM
You weren't asking me but sister kamillah would you please explain the difference of Sunni and Shia to me? All I know is the Shia hit themsleves :? as to erase the sins of there ancserters? Am I right?
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