How to Safeguard the Islam of Newly
Reverted Sister: Duties Of A Muslim Towards A
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I would like to thank the founders and the
workers on this web site because it helped me and is
still helping me a lot.
I embraced Islam three years ago (Al-hamdulillah), and
from that time on I worked to convince my family
members and my close friends to submit to it.
My little sister (15 years old) who was watching me
for the past three years grew in her belief and
eventually uttered the Shahada (testimony of faith)
one week ago ( Al-hamdulillah).
Now my concern is, how can I protect her faith; how
can I help her to strengthen it?
I feel she might lose her faith any time because the
environment we are living in encourages people to go
astray. In addition to that, my parents still don't
know about her conversion, I'm sure that if they knew
they would not be pleased with it and they would try
to get her back to Judaism.
Please, I need your advice, I really don't know how to
deal with this situation
Praise be to Allaah.
From that which
makes a Muslim happy is his seeing people enter into
the true religion of Allah, the Exalted and leaving
their false and distorted religions. We'd like to
congratulate you on having been chosen by Allah for
Islam and then for being granted the ability to call
towards the guidance which resulted in the Islam of
your sister and her being saved from the wrath and
punishment of Allah. This takes our minds back to the
glorious companion, Abdullah ibn Salam, who was a Jew
and who entered Islam and perfected his Islam. We ask
Allah, the Exalted, to keep you and your sister firm
and to grant you the strength and ability to attain
beneficial knowledge and work righteous deeds.
From that which we
advise you to do with your sister who entered Islam in
order to help keep her firmly upon the religions is
1. Encourage her to recite and to listen to Quran
a great deal. It would be nice if you could assist in
selecting recitations of recitors whose voices are
pleasing to the listeners.
2. Make available to her small but highly
beneficial Islamic books which contain simplified
Islamic rulings and the biographies of great Islamic
scholars and leaders. It would be preferred if they
contained biographies of female scholars, callers and
3. Make every effort to keep her away from bad
company, especially those friends which she had before
Islam and who had an impact on her due to their strong
personalities or gentleness. Be gentle while doing
this so as not to turn her away from you and have her
more attached to her friends.
4. Make easily accessible to her touching audio
materials which talk about Islamic issues and the fate
of man after death and the hereafter.
5. Encourage her to regularly praise and thank
Allah, the Exalted, for the blessing of guidance.
Through gratitude, blessings last and every slave
requires of his Lord, the Exalted, to assist him,
strengthen him and keep him firm upon his religion.
6. Encourage her to pray regularly and on time
while giving the prayer its due by carrying out its
necessary and compulsory actions in the best manner
and urge her to supplicate abundantly during the
7. Be sure to tell her not to reveal her reversion
to Islam to her family at this time out of fear that
they will influence her negatively and cause her harm
in her religion. See the answers to the two questions
33827 and 69752.
8. The fact that you were able to influence her
and she accepted Islam after observing you shows that
she respects you and has love for you. Therefore, try
to be her best friend and the rock she can lean on.
Try your best to give her all the moral support you
can; continue being a good example for her, let her
talk to you and share her thoughts with you and let
her feel that you are there for her whenever she needs
you. Insha Allah your companionship and support will
be a positive influence on her.
9. It goes without saying that perhaps one of the
most effective means (if not the most effective) is
for you to regularly and consistently supplicate to
Allah (du'aa) for her. Everything is in Allah's Hands
and He is the One Who controls the hearts, therefore,
implore Him to keep your sister firm upon the truth.
10. Gently try to help your sister find a new set of
friends who will be supportive and act as good role
We ask Allah to keep
you both firm upon His religion and to grant you
success in pleasing Him. Thank you for taking the time
to benefit from our site.
May Allah grant you
beneficial knowledge and the ability to act according
The Muslims as Seen by Themselves and by Others
How are Muslims seen by others and how do they
Praise be to Allaah.
The Muslims are those who submit themselves to Allaah,
establish His laws, act according to the Book of their
Lord and the Sunnah (teachings)of their Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him), do what Allaah
and His Messenger have commanded them and abstain from
that which is forbidden. When that is the case, their
opponents look at them with awe, admiration and
respect, because they know that their adherence to
Islam and the true religion raises their status before
Allaah and enables them to take control over lands and
people. So their opponents look at them with awe and
respect, and fear them. But when their commitment to
Islam becomes weak and they introduce innovations in
their religion, then their opponents look down on them
with contempt and loathing and all feelings of fear
disappear. With regard to how the Muslims view
themselves, they have to check on one another and look
at the faults and weakness that have befallen them,
and deal with them as much as possible so that their
glory and power will be restored, and so that their
enemies will fear them. If they check on one another
and pay attention to that and put right the things
that have gone wrong among them, then Allaah will
strengthen them and support them.
Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen
new Muslim is not to make up missed Islamic duties
before accepting Islam
A man accepts Islam and he is 40 years old. Does
he need to make up what he has missed from his
Praise be to Allaah.
One who accepts Islam is not to make what he or she
has missed from prayers, fasting, alms (zakaat) during
his or her days of disbelief (kufr), as indicated by
the verse in which Allaah says (what can be
Say to those who have disbelieved that if they cease,
what has previously occurred will be forgiven for
And what was related that the Prophet (may the peace
and blessings and mercy of Allaah be upon him) said,
"Islam annuls what came before it." (narrated by
Muslim in his Sahih, no. 121). Also, the Prophet (may
the peace and blessings and mercy of Allaah be upon
him) did not command anyone among those who accepted
Islam to make up for anything that he previously
missed from the rites and rituals of Islam during his
days of disbelief, and the scholars of Islam are in
consensus about this.
(Fatawa Al-Lajnah Al-Daa'imah, Rulings of the
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and