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Dear New Muslim – Musa Maguire


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Musa Maguire is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and accepted Islam after graduating from college. In 2004-2005, he received a Fulbright grant to study in Egypt, and then spent the following year working at Huda TV, an English-language Islamic satellite channel that broadcasts from Cairo.




    April 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Thank you for sharing this with us. It IS SO HELPFUL to some of my friends that have reverted/converted.
    thank you

  2. MR

    April 23, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    JazakAllah khair bro!

  3. halah

    April 23, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Jazaka Allah khayr,masha’Allah very helpful advices not only for the reverts in the west but also for the new practising muslims wherever they are.

  4. Slim |

    April 23, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    MashAllah, great video.

    Informative and helpful (even for born muslims :-)

    Slim |

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  6. Nafees

    April 24, 2009 at 5:02 AM

    Assalaamu Alaikum Br. Musa,

    Very good break down of the key issues that a new Muslim will face. The content and production values are excellent Al-Hamdulillah.

    Could I suggest an edited summary version for those with less patience ;-) i.e. 2 mins? (ideally not American centric). I then could send it to my new Muslim friends.


  7. moi

    April 24, 2009 at 7:13 AM


    brother musa,

    jazak allah for making this excellent piece for new muslims. i feel converted muslims have such energy and vigour and such dedication about islam. people who are born muslim and live in muslim countries lack this. i wish they can also watch this and learn a lesson or two.

    May Allah strengthen your faith and keep you on the straight path. May Allah make your conversion a light for others to follow.

    A convert to islam becomes pure and like a new born and the prayers of those who are pure and clean of sins are answered and accepted quickly so remember me in your prayers and also pray for taliban and the mujahideen in pak and afghanistan.


  8. Zaynab

    April 24, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    masha’Allah, great video.

    It was great that you delivered it in a simple conversational style.

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  10. J

    April 25, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    It amazes me how someone can convert to Islam within the last eight years and be so ahead of me in terms of knowledge and contribution to Islam, despite the fact that I’ve been Muslim my whole life!

  11. Faiez

    April 29, 2009 at 11:35 PM

    I must say, the camera work on this video was exceptional masha’Allah.

  12. Increase your Rizq

    April 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Great video mashAllah. my husband and I are both converts from Hinduism to Islam and been muslims for 2 yrs alhumdulilah… this advice was very relevant to people who have just become Muslims … the best thing to do once you become muslim is to run after knowledge as much as you can… and make dua to Allah to keep obstacles like lack of time and money and family problems out of your way so you can gain that knowledge inshAllah… Knowledge is Power.

  13. Phil

    May 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Only would add 4 things.

    1. Be gradual, don’t try to do everything at once.

    2. Mix with a variety of people, and look at how they behave.

    3. Find someone who you trust or respect and have the help you when you have problems (deen-wise).

    4. Stick with hanafi opinions when you start out.

  14. shahpuor

    May 7, 2009 at 2:01 AM

    very nice

  15. Amy

    May 22, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    That was an interesting and helpful post. Jazakallahu khayr Br. Musa.

    I have a somewhat similar story to your own, in that I did not start practicing Islam right after my conversion, but it took about 6 months before I even started to pray, and at that point it became absolutely essential to me that I learn how to pray. And for me that was the biggest hurdle–once I started to pray absolutely everything else came easy. I prayed a few voluntary fasts, began to wear hijab, all within weeks of starting to pray.

    So sometimes I suggest to converts, or any Muslim starting without strength in their faith or practices, to focus on the prayer first. For me, I think I got hung up early on regarding what is haraam vs. what is halaal. Not to say that these things aren’t important, but I found prayer to be essential to moving forward in Islam. I also strongly recommend others to develop strong relationships with Muslims–it was another turning point in my faith when I began to surround myself with Muslims, something that was tremendously beneficial.

    Jazakallahu khayran again, inshaaAllaah I will be sharing this video with other converts as well.

  16. zainab

    May 26, 2009 at 10:09 AM


  17. cheena

    November 3, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    Im not muslim..but i met one good friend who is…then slowly i admire some of the great virtues of muslim.
    Muslim teachings, if practice religiously…can turn bad people to good ones. I admire how my friend shows his devotions to allah, I really find it hard to pray as often as he does for his religion. If only people will pray as hard as true muslims are..maybe there be less crimes, less fighting , more love, and peace in the whole world. I love great people like muslims who follow Allah’s teaching from the heart…..Great video..hope all hearts will have the essence of what real muslim is……Bless u all my dear brothers and may your tribe increase.

    May you also continue to share the good news to all the people….I know , you are an instrument to lead people. God bless you!

  18. Jobeth-male

    November 3, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Dear Cheena;;;;

    Thanks a lot for appreciating muslim….i like to make friends with you. Hope we can be good friends. I like to know you more and maybe share more teachings about allah..I feel you have a good hreart. I just feel you can also be good person to talk to. Muslim teaching is great and hope i can be an instrument to share it with you.

    Thank you sister!

  19. ishaq mohammad

    February 9, 2010 at 4:15 AM

    thank u very much for doing this great work. we in Nigeria,Kaduna Particularly in Abuja Road, Rigasa are vry happy to see and here this massage from our great bro.

  20. Zia-e-Taiba

    October 31, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    Nice to see artical about Hazrat Musa The Glowing Hand

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