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Don't ignore the new converts



Baba Ali gives some good advice in this video. Many Muslim converts have hurtful early experiences with the Muslim community. They feel lost and ignored. If we don't welcome them and let them feel at home in the community, who will?

We can help them by following up on them after they convert. We should call them, write to them and talk to them at the masjid. We should let them know we are here for them. We shouldn't give them biased information so that they follow our schools of thought. We should accept their mistakes with an open heart and not embarrass them by correcting them in public.

What I just said may sound easy to do in theory, but it is not. We have to actively monitor and control our behavior when we interact with them. Our normal automatic reactions don't work very well with them (as years of complaints by converts have proven).