Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah
I spend a fair amount of time toodling around online. I’m always looking for good websites. Mostly I’m looking for Islamic stuff, but sometimes I do get distracted by websites featuring adorable cats or political cartoons….
I had been to one site, zawaj.com, several times in the past, and had looked over their Q&A; companion site, formerly known as askbilqis.com and now known as IslamicAnswers.com. It is not a fatwa site; instead it is a site where normal everyday people can write in about their normal and not-so-normal everyday problems. The site editors post and answer the questions, and anyone else is free to comment as well. It is a very helpful site. The advice is compassionate and honest, and as much as anything, it lets someone in need know that he or she is being heard.
I answer a lot of questions on Yahoo answers, so I decided to answer some of the questions on this site, too. I was invited to become a contributor by the site owner, and now I am in the process of settling in and making this my home online for reaching out to people. I am amazed at the different questions, and it reminds me how sorely in need of education and support the Ummah is. I pray that I can always answer with a mix of honesty and compassion and that I can be of help to my brothers and sisters in Islam, and to non-Muslim visitors of the site as well.
I’m an old married lady, having passed my tenth anniversary last year, but I still like to read the articles on zawaj.com and benefit from the perspectives of different people. I’ve already learned a lot by using the site and look forward to writing there and adding my voice to the mix.