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1/7/13 2:35 P

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I think your very knowledgeable, even if you dont haha. Even though i havent reverted yet, i have faith in allah. Iv never been religious so its wierd but my whole way of thinking has changed since i found islam. You cant deny the truth.

Thank you for the add, i have also added you as a sparkfriend :)

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1/7/13 12:34 A

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Oh thanks, but I'm not knowledgeable. It's just that in my own journey, I've been misled myself. When I finally learned what Islam really is about and got to know the Nabi(SAW) as he truly was, it was enlightening. It will be an up and down journey for you. You might find things about Islam that you don't like. There'll be many things you'll love. That is how this world is made.
As long as you have faith in Allah, no matter what you find on your journey, that's what matters.

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1/6/13 2:38 P

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Fatima, thank you so much for your comment. I will definatly look into the Yusuf Ali translation of the Qur'an. I am very careful as to where i get my information from :) Mashaallah you seem so knowledgable. Would you mind me adding you as a sparkfriend so we can chat more frequently?

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1/5/13 11:22 A

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im sooooooooooooooooo much agree with you fatima

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1/5/13 8:13 A

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well said friniggi i am in total agreement which is why i saiud she should follow her own instincts and to becareful to make sure it is true islam and not just tradition that some people think is suna.will check out your blog latter.i also use the same quran translation as you and in general they say that the british translation is the nearest to the arabish but it is just that ,someone elses inturpeitation of the quran.may allah guide us all in the right way to the right path.inshallah.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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1/5/13 7:18 A

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Asalaamu alaikum Danielle, my name is Fatima. I think it's great you're looking into your spiritual side. I'm going to be the word of caution here in your quest for more info on Islam: Please be careful of your sources of info, where you seek answers. Many are misleading. This is a time of vast differences within the Muslim community. And I'm not here to point out who's right and wrong. Too many of us read books written by scholars who at the end of the day are human - their work is not immune to error, or being influenced by their background.
As much as possible, learn Islam from the Quran and the example of the Prophet Muhammed (saw). Then if you have questions, sparked by reading Quran, go to scholars, other books etc.

But always take the opinions of others as simply that, opinions. What is solid, and undeniable true is what is in the Quran.

I feel Muslims today, know the books of scholars, better than they do the Quran. The same can be said of online sources. And yet, the Quran is our book of guidance free from error, written by Allah.
If you know the Quran well, you can not be misled.

Also, be wary of translations of the Quran. Meaning is lost in translation, and very few actually convey the message of the arabic Quran properly. My favourite and most trusted English transaltion is the Yusuf Ali translation. Usually a very large book, with english meanings, footnotes, historical background of the verses and more! A good one to study.

I wish you the best on your spiritual and weight loss journey.

For weight loss: Take it easy on your body. Dieting and on-off exercise does more damage to the body in the long run. Research shows that losing weight too quickly eventually causes your body to respond in such a way that if holds onto every last calorie, putting on more weight than before. And it's harder to lose than before!

Aim for gradual weight loss, letting your body get used to the new lower weight, before losing more.

The right motivations for exercise will keep you going at it everyday. And really all you need is 15 mins a day. No kidding. especially if you were pretty much sedentary before, any movement will burn up unwanted pounds.

I have this philosophy towards exercise to prevent it becoming another chore for the day: Start your journey aiming to exercise for 3 to 5 mins a day. Then add more as you get used to moving. You'll soon find you look forward to it, and do more time than planned.
I've written in more detail here;
http://www.friniggi.com/blog/?p=60

And if you are well into your exercise routine, those 3 mins a day work well for those 'off' days when you are not in the mood. It keeps the momentum going from one day to the next.
Do push ups, several lunges, anything for 5 mins. Sometimes you'll find you want to continue for a full workout. Getting started is the hardest part.
www.friniggi.com/blog/?p=60

Again I wish you all the best



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1/4/13 4:19 P

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Hello LOVEMETHEWAYIAM , here is a site where you can ask question and get the answer from one of the advisers http://www.islamreligion.com/

also
, http://www.islamhouse.com/s/9661
an d this is a brief illustrated guide to understanding Islam
http://www.islam-guide.com/f-preface.htm

and if there any thing you want to ask about you are welcome. .
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1/4/13 2:04 P

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Thank you so much!

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1/4/13 1:53 P

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if you are afraid to go to a moschee you can always phone and ask if there is a womens contact list for people who are debateing to come to islam or not at our moschee we have a telephone contact list of women to help people new into islam as sometimes the phone is less personal or if you have an islamic school or kinder garten in the area maybe go at school start to meet some mothers or put a notice up on tjhe board.just remembered your age so it might be better to ask in the moschee over a girls group or youth group as we have one in our moschee my niece is a member she is 20 they go to kino a,sport and do over activities together.maybe there is something like that in your area it is worth looking into and can be done over internet or phones at first if you are nervous i just thing being able to talk to someone face to face with your questions and queries is better.know we are here for you as well.check out some of the old threads on this and other islamic groups here there might already be answers to some of your questions in there already.here are some english islamics sights which might be worth checking out.

www.islamonline.net www.islamchannel.tv www.khutbahbank.org.uk www.islam.de www.ruqaiyyah.karoo.net www.radicalmiddleway.org.uk www.amanahsisters.com look on the internet for holland,amsterdaym and they might even have a forum on line for you.keep looking till you find one you like but most of all go by your feelings as you have to be careful to make sure that what people are teaching you is true islam and not tradition.which can sometimes be two differant things.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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LOVEMETHEWAYIAM's Photo LOVEMETHEWAYIAM Posts: 335
1/4/13 1:36 P

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Inshaallah my family will except my choice if and when i make it. To be honest im a little anxious to go to a moskee. Iv never been to one and im still in the fase of being scared in what i believe lol. When i read Qur'an and it makes sense its scary as iv never believed in anything like god before i know that sounds silly. Thanks neighbour!

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1/4/13 1:16 P

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assalamu alaik kum daniela,like jennifer i am also a revert and like you and jenifer i had alot of opposition from my family .sometimes we have to find our own way in life and hope and pray that the rest,i.e,your family,will fall into place.also like jennifer says if you have any question feel free to ask and if i can answer them i will.also check in your local area if they have moschee and if the moschee do course like quran lessons or a womens group where you will have local people to help and guide you on thois your journey.by the way i live in germany,so we are neighbours so to speak,lol.take care and inshallah allah will guide you your way,karima

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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1/4/13 11:47 A

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Thank you Jennifer

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1/4/13 11:42 A

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Assalam alaykium,

This is a start to a wonderful journey. I've been Muslim for almost 10 years. I started out much like you did and my family did not support me reverting either. Inshallah, if you need anything or have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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1/4/13 11:37 A

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Assalamualaikum, im Danielle, im 19 and i live in Amsterdam. Iv been on my weightloss journey for quite some time now. Iv recently starting looking into religion and thus Islam. Honestly, Islam was the last religion i looked into because of what the media made me believe. I have just started reading Qur'an and subhanallah it is beautiful. My friends and family however do not support the idea of me reverting. My boyfriend however does. Im hoping to find support for my weightloss aswel as my spirituel quest. Inshaallah i find it here.

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