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Any advice for a convert on how to build community? Just moved to a new city and I'm always anxious that I don't know enough about Islam to just show up somewhere and fit in :/

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OP - check out MakeSpace on Facebook, or their website www.imakespace.com in Alexandria VA.

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Hi OP, I’m part of the CenterDC community and I’m also a convert and black. Check us out

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Didn't realize there was one A2. Just feeling so anxious... and it sucks that Eid is this week and I have no plans but also feeling so anxious that I don't know if I will actually reach out to anyone

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Burners.on.burners@gmail.com

Contact me

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OP can you please email me. fishbowler04@gmail.com

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If your in DC drive over to the Adams Center in VA. It’s a great masjid and plenty of races in attendance. I have fam that’s half white and half Moroccan there. Are you male/ female?

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I strongly strongly suggest “making the jump” and just blindly going to the masjid.

I took this past month off for Ramadan, and went to the masjid regularly for the first time not on a Friday. First couple times were nerve wrecking (what do I say? Does everyone know each other but me?) but after greeting everyone I saw with a smile and a Salam I eventually built a nice network of people I could chat with. From there, you’re just another member of the masjid.

I am 100% positive the same thing with happen to you; if anything, you converting + your cool job gives you a great story to tell!

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Www.centerdc.community

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Which city?

I personally think that’s the best way, show up. Introduce yourself, let people know you’re new to the religion (or looking to learn more, make friends etc)... more often than not, you’ll find one (or some) brothers/sisters that are willing to help/hang out etc.

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A1 I guess I have some anxiety about it... Feeling like a fraud or something

OP are you part the Muslim ERG at Accenture? I can put you in touch with people (Accenture/non-accenture) based on what city you are in.

Okay, will email both of you. Thank you 💜

Thank you C1

Female, black, nigerian-american (born in the states, first gen)

You’re not alone! I’m sure there are lots of events happening around and near you. Stay plugged into the mosque and try to meet some more people at the mosque when you see them.

Spending holidays alone sucks, but you don’t have to!

OP you should definitely look into MakeSpace and CenterDC as well

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