|An introduction to Purification
brief overview of the two ablutions, Wuduu and Ghusl and when each
one is needed
|Manner of Ablution (Flash Guide)
showing the steps of wuduu visually.
|A New Muslim's Guide To Learning
step by step guide for new Muslims who want to learn the
prayers. Also more information about clothing, finding
|The Right Way to Pray (Flash Guide)
A graphic animation of the Prayers with audio
Fundamentals Of Tawheed by
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips. Deals with various topics of the
Muslim creed, very important for a new muslim and highly
recommended. The link offers only part of the book online.
To purchase the full book, you can check the online islamic stores
Ideal Muslimah by Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Hashimi.
Explains the Ideal personality of the Muslim Women,and how she should
conduct her life based on the Quran and Sunnah. Another book from
the same author is available for brothers entitled "The Ideal
Jumah Magazine A
Monthly magazine which covers various topics of importance to Muslims.
Transliteration - For Non Arabic Speakers who are looking
for an easy way to pronounce the Arabic words
Reciter - A Program which allows you to
listen to verses multiple times to facilitate memorization
Memorizer - Another program which allows you to repeat certain verses
Islam puts emphasis on living a good life-style and having a healthy
diet. Muslims are allowed to eat a wide variety of foods, and in
general all foods are permissible (Halal) except for the following:
- Dead animals (un-slaughtered) or animals slaughtered in the name of
other than Allah
- Pig(swine) meat and pig byproducts
- Intoxicants (Alcohol, drugs...etc)
- Scholars have stated that smoking is also haram (forbiden) due to
the damage and harm it does to the body
A Muslim should always be conscious about
his earnings and make sure that they are from halal sources.
Needless to say, Muslims should not work in gambling, prostitution, or
selling intoxicants. A Muslim should also avoid any kind of dealing
involving interest (usury) whether with banks or other transactions.
Institutes where you can enroll or study
Islam by correspondance:
As a new Muslim you need only to learn a few words of Arabic for the daily
rituals such as reciting Faitha (The opening Chapter) of the Quran as well
as a few other supplications for
prayers. However many converts as well as born Muslims (85% of
which are non-Arabs) find that learning Arabic and being able to read the
Quran in the language it was revealed, nourishes their faith and enhances
their learning. One way to get started on basic Arabic would
probably be at your local mosque.
For those who have high aspirations and want a more rigorous program and have the means to travel,
may be interested in the Fajr center of Egypt.