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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Converts to Islam take fasting in stride.

For new converts to Islam, fasting can be a challenge both physically and mentally.

Converts to Islam take fasting in stride
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - For new converts to Islam, fasting can be a challenge both physically and mentally.

But judging by the fairly new converts The Malay Mail recently met at the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (Perkim) in Jalan Ipoh, they have become accustomed to fasting throughout Ramadan.

Wani Saleha Abdullah 35, embraced Islam shortly after arriving in Sabah in February 2009 and works as a part-time maid.

"My very first day of fasting two years ago was very difficult and I was only able to fast for the first week before giving up," said Wani, who lives with her Sabahan husband, a soldier, and his son from a previous marriage, in Ampang.

"Last year, I managed to fast continuously for the first two weeks and for this year, I believe I can fast the entire month of Ramadan."

 Read full report  | IBNAnews - Aug 25, 2011