Revert Muslims DirectiveAssalaamu alaykum and Welcome to the Revert Muslims Association, Website and Forums The Revert Muslims Association is a non-profit religious organization and humanitarian group that has been on line since 2005, brought about by a growing concern that not enough was being done for newly reverted/converted Muslims.
The New Muslims Struggle.New Muslims are overjoyed and enlightened and eager to become part of the ummah; however due to cultural differences and divisions within the communities they are often left confused, alone and with many unanswered questions. Reaching out to the ummah they do not always receive a warm welcome, sometimes even facing severe prejudice. Many, new Muslims, find their existing family and friends do not support their new journey. How do they reassure their family/friends that Islam is a religion of peace, after how the media projects such a negative description of the religion of Islam? New Muslims are on a precarious journey, in the first few months. They need support, they need answers and they need to know they’re not alone on their journey. The Revert Muslims Association meets their needs through their online closed Facebook group, their website, their online forums and via their newly developed global network. Bringing new Muslims, Sunni and Shi’a, together with Muslims from their own community. We cannot allow these new Muslims to fall through the cracks, making them vulnerable to extremist groups that will use them as pawns for their evil agenda. It’s true the numbers are hard to come by since there are no official statistics on reversions but it’s estimated, by the French Interior Ministry, that in 2000 there were 40,000 converts to Islam. In this same year it was surveyed in the US that 30% of the participants at any given mosque were Reverts. Sunni Revert, Sarah Joseph, claims that anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 people in the UK convert each year. It’s been reported that, roughly, 90% of all these new Muslims go to the Internet for their sources. A huge majority of these new Muslims are, sadly, being misguided. When new Muslims are guided to the Revert Muslim website they are then able to access various areas of information, including how to pray, how to interact with other Muslims, how to, essentially, live the life of a Muslim.
Unity within DiversityOur slogan “Unity within Diversity” is in reference to the many different faces that enter Islam, from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is in reference to the fact that the Revert Muslims Association is a UNITY organization for both Sunni and Shi’a Muslims. We do not hide the fact that the Administrators of the RMA are from the Ja'fari school of thought. The majority of active members are Shi'a. The next active group are traditional Sunnis. Many new Muslims are undecided but all are welcome.” is in reference to the many different faces that enter Islam, from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is in reference to the fact that the Revert Muslims Association is a UNITY organization for both Sunni and Shi’a Muslims. We do not hide the fact that the Administrators of the RMA are from the Ja'fari school of thought. The majority of active members are Shi'a. The next active group are traditional Sunnis. Many new Muslims are undecided but all are welcome.
Some factsIslam is a major world religion, with over 1 billion followers worldwide (1/5 of the world population). It is considered one of the Abrahamic, monotheistic faiths, along with Judaism and Christianity. Although usually associated with the Arabs of the Middle East, less than 10% of Muslims are in fact Arab. Muslims are found all over the world, of every nation, color and race. Islam has become the fastest growing religion in the world. What many people are discovering is that Islam is not the violent, oppressive religion they first assumed, generated fears by western media. In fact Islam is a peaceful religion that enjoins tolerance, justice, mercy, and love. Where women find security and freedom, while wearing hijab. Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majorities have nothing to do with the extremely grave events, which have come to be associated with their faith. Those who commit such crimes go under the name Muslim and state their actions under Islam but they are neither Muslims nor believers. From the moment the Prophet (pbuh) preached his message of unity under the worship of Allah (swt), did the light of hope shine forth in this World of darkness.
Maintaining our goals
- To become the number one resource portal for new Muslims around the world. Currently reaching out to more then 85 countries and averaging up to one million hits per month, with thousands of new viewers.
- The RMA and their members will always stand against radical terrorist groups that call their actions in the name of Islam.
- The RMA are committed to mailing out new Muslim packages, consisting of various items such as: Hijab, Qur’an and Salat tutorial.
- The RMA will continue to launch regular International conferences, bringing together Muslims from around the globe and establishing long-term friendships.
Long-term Future plansTo offer assistance to orphaned children To offer weekly/monthly online Islamic lectures To create a marriage service bringing couples together To build community centres, world-wide, welcoming new Muslims who are united under the religion of Islam.
Allah(swt) does not look at the value of your faces and nor your wealths, but He looks at your hearts and your practices. ~ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)