On Helping to Educate New Muslims

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him).

How can we best educate those who have recently accepted Islam in our community?

The best thing we can do is to teach new Muslims a sound understanding of the religion. We need to teach them how to perform the most important acts of worship and we need to teach them about Allah, His Prophets and Messengers, the angels and the next life. We should encourage them to show people noble character, especially their parents and families. We should direct them to be a cause of guidance of others. We should hold gatherings for them or establish a place of learning for them.