AMONGST OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS, SOME OF THE MOST UNSURE INDIVIDUALS ARE NEW MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO HAVE RECENTLY REVERTED TO ISLAM.
The process of reverting can be a very challenging experience depending on the individual’s personal circumstances. Sometimes the challenge can be due to a lack of support or understanding from non-Muslim family and friends, other times, it can be as simple as an absence of the appropriate knowledge.
Whatever the cause of the discomfort, it’s our responsibility to welcome reverts into the Ummah and help them during this period of transition.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Assisting revert Muslims can be challenging. Many reverts do not make their concerns known due to shyness or isolation, which means that identifying an issue becomes extremely difficult. If left unchecked, these individuals can begin to regret their decision to revert, distancing themselves from Islam.
To combat this, we suggest that you actively check-in with new members of your local community. Guide them on everything from offering salat to learning how to pronounce Arabic terms correctly - remember, these simple acts of kindness can make all the difference to a struggling revert.
To offer further support to revert Muslims, we have created a bespoke appeal designed to help them at all stages of their spiritual development, so that they can become comfortable with Islamic practices and traditions. Through your contributions, we can help stressed reverts find peace in their new status through a range of support options.