Bismillahir rahmenir raheem
We all talk to ourselves in our heads (and sometimes out loud). If you’ve seen the film Inside Out, you know exactly what I mean. When you revert to Islam, these conversations become more and more frequent and contain more and more unanswered questions.
If this is you, you’re not alone. We live every day with an internal monologue but when you become Muslim, you feel like you’re questioning everyone, everything and constantly checking your intentions. This isn’t a bad thing, I believe this is just your fitra reawakening.
So, let me introduce to you a new feature on my blog #Convertsations. I’ll be covering some of the internal monologues that I went through as a new Muslim revert and inshaAllah try to answer the questions I asked myself along the way.
Some of the “convertsations” I’ll be covering will include things like:
- Going out to eat
- Praying around family
- Wearing hijab out for the first time
- My first visit to the mosque
- “Talking like a Muslim”
- Is this halal?
- Praying whilst out
“Convertsations” will also give you the chance to chime in and send in your internal monologues detailing what the conversations you’ve had with yourself since becoming Muslim and how you dealt with the transition. InshaAllah, I’ll be taking submissions of your “convertsations” along the way and I really look forward to reading them.
All “convertsation” submissions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. I won’t be editing submissions to ensure that your thoughts ring true just as you wrote them. All posts will be released on my social media accounts and if you run your own blog the submission will link back.
I can’t wait to get stuck into writing and reading your submissions so keep them coming thick and fast! If you know anyone that would like to contribute please forward them my email inshaAllah.
Let’s help our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters by showing them they’re not alone. Use the hashtag #Convertsations and let’s bring the Ummah together inshaAllah.
Wasalaam – Peace Be With You