Friday, October 13, 2006
What do you expect when you live in a non-Muslim country? That non-Muslims are going to embrace every aspect of Islam with open arms?
What doesn't help is non-practising Muslims ringing up radio stations, writing to papers and whose faith "is in my heart" giving their own interpretation to what Islam commands and prohibits.
On another note, I've often wondered about the effect on Muslim convert's parents when their son/daughter changes their name upon conversion. It seems a bit anti-da'wah to me. Its like a rejection of their first gift to their child - the name.
This is just a personal thought - i'm not a revert myself, so i don't know what effect changing names has. If you're a revert who changed his/her name how did your parents feel when you told them you'd changed your name?