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    Hey,
    im currently wanting to revert to Islam but I don’t have anyone to talk to about it to anyone to support or guide me, I did look for sister circles in my area but had no luck, I would really like to get to know some of you and get every bit of help and advice for you. I’d love to learn from you guys at the moment I’m a beginner at it all.

    thank you in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie Ameena View Post
    I said my Shahada over the phone on my birthday in 2010. I called a Mosque in Missouri about an hour from my home at the time, and someone helped me. Since then I have moved back to Oklahoma and contacted the Mosques in OKC, Oklahoma and in the Dallas, Texas area. I live half way between the two large towns. In all these years, I have never found anyone to help me learn to pray or anything. So the only thing I do, is watch videos of lectures. Maybe no one wants to help because I was not born a Muslim or because I am in my late 50's. Either way, I was very disappointed and hurt.
    I am sorry to hear about your experience, although i'm not surprised. Most masjids are run by not religious Muslims but just common muslims who want to be in charge. Its the same they do back home, they take control and feel in power. Even the ones that are "educated" and from here feel they have the power to impose their views and ignore everybody else. Not all masjids are like that but you will find many. I noticed you have been a member here since 2001, have reached out on here for any help? also if you like, i can message you some resources inshallah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie Ameena View Post
    I said my Shahada over the phone on my birthday in 2010. I called a Mosque in Missouri about an hour from my home at the time, and someone helped me. Since then I have moved back to Oklahoma and contacted the Mosques in OKC, Oklahoma and in the Dallas, Texas area. I live half way between the two large towns. In all these years, I have never found anyone to help me learn to pray or anything. So the only thing I do, is watch videos of lectures. Maybe no one wants to help because I was not born a Muslim or because I am in my late 50's. Either way, I was very disappointed and hurt.
    السلام عليكم
    My dear sister, I'm a born muslimah alhamdulillah. And you know what, since I don't live in a Muslim country anymore, I've been trying to pray just once in a masjid and wallahi is so hard because we don't have enough masjids here, and if you find one, it's just a small room to pray in. And women can't go to pray there because of the lack of space. So only men pray in the masjid as it's an obligation upon men to pray in the mosque.

    So now they have built a small masjid and I was so happy to go and try pray there. Once there, I and my brother were ready to pray and suddenly a man came and kicked us from the masjid as if it was his home you know. Subhanallah. I couldn't believe what was happening. And this man is an ignorant cause he thinks young teenagers and women can't pray at the masjid.

    What really hurt me is that by the act of this man so many teenagers won't go to the masjid because of this kind of behaviour.

    So please sister don't think they didn't want to help you because you are a revert. No sister. It happens to born muslims as well.

    P.S.
    You can DM me if you wish to, and I'll be very happy to help you with all my heart. Also if you want to join any Islamic groups on whatsapp I can add you bi idni Allah.

    Fi amani Allah
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    But, don't rely on these groups. there are too many Islamic Channels that learn alot of Islamic things. I suggest you, go for them such as Madni Channel

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    Several days ago, I reached out to the Mosque in Richardson, Texas. I asked if there was a place I could purchase a Quran and maybe come by to see the Mosque. I got an automated email that said my email had been delivered. That was about 4 days ago. I have yet to hear back from them. It is truly sad, because I really want to be involved and learn all I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie Ameena View Post
    Several days ago, I reached out to the Mosque in Richardson, Texas. I asked if there was a place I could purchase a Quran and maybe come by to see the Mosque. I got an automated email that said my email had been delivered. That was about 4 days ago. I have yet to hear back from them. It is truly sad, because I really want to be involved and learn all I can.
    Salaam Alaikum sister, may I suggest this translation. It is what I read from: https://www.amazon.com/Quran-Saheeh-...Y0YJSJFD4K69KM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie Ameena View Post
    Several days ago, I reached out to the Mosque in Richardson, Texas. I asked if there was a place I could purchase a Quran and maybe come by to see the Mosque. I got an automated email that said my email had been delivered. That was about 4 days ago. I have yet to hear back from them. It is truly sad, because I really want to be involved and learn all I can.
    I know a sister in dallas area I can connect you to if you like. Let me know
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    I emailed them back last night, and told them how disappointed I was that no one was willing to help me. I told them I would find the help on my on, so any help from here would be welcome. I just figured that if they are trying to spread the word of Allah and educate people about Islam, that they would be willing to help me. But I guess not.
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    @Sunnie Ameena

    May we help you in learning Islamic teachings...?
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    Allah (swt) knows best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie Ameena View Post
    I emailed them back last night, and told them how disappointed I was that no one was willing to help me. I told them I would find the help on my on, so any help from here would be welcome. I just figured that if they are trying to spread the word of Allah and educate people about Islam, that they would be willing to help me. But I guess not.
    Salam sister
    In terms of a Quran translation id reccomend Muhammad asad's one( its called The Message of the Quran), its the one which i use and it has really brought me closer to my faith as a teenager!
    You can download it for free as a PDF file if you just search "muhammad asad quran pdf" and hit the first result.
    Once again ur more than welcome to speak to us sisters, sister! (lol)
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    Also, like brother Misbah said, sahih international seems good as well from what i've read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by your_ukht View Post
    السلام عليكم
    My dear sister, I'm a born muslimah alhamdulillah. And you know what, since I don't live in a Muslim country anymore, I've been trying to pray just once in a masjid and wallahi is so hard because we don't have enough masjids here, and if you find one, it's just a small room to pray in. And women can't go to pray there because of the lack of space. So only men pray in the masjid as it's an obligation upon men to pray in the mosque.

    So now they have built a small masjid and I was so happy to go and try pray there. Once there, I and my brother were ready to pray and suddenly a man came and kicked us from the masjid as if it was his home you know. Subhanallah. I couldn't believe what was happening. And this man is an ignorant cause he thinks young teenagers and women can't pray at the masjid.

    What really hurt me is that by the act of this man so many teenagers won't go to the masjid because of this kind of behaviour.

    So please sister don't think they didn't want to help you because you are a revert. No sister. It happens to born muslims as well.

    P.S.
    You can DM me if you wish to, and I'll be very happy to help you with all my heart. Also if you want to join any Islamic groups on whatsapp I can add you bi idni Allah.

    Fi amani Allah
    Its disgusting the lack of facilities there are for us sisters honestly! Im shocked at these people, ah well may Allah guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnamonrolls1 View Post
    Its disgusting the lack of facilities there are for us sisters honestly! Im shocked at these people, ah well may Allah guide
    It's not always black and white. In some small communities, there isn't enough funding to build such facilities and since going to the mosque is wajib for men and not women so only men section is built. As for the attitude of the people, most of these old uncles are cultural Muslims who think they are religious so what they say shouldn't be taken too seriously.

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    Thank you so much for the link, I will check in to it.
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