however I am not. My faith is being tested becuase I want to marry an English Muslim man. My husband to be converted to Islam earlier this year, I got him books about Islam ages ago and he finally did his shahada earlier this year. He wanted to do it for the right reasons. We want to get married and do our nikah sooner rather than later. However my family, especially my mother refuses and says adamantly he must learn how to pray his salah before she will consider our marriage. I am not a child and I am tired I just want to start my married life, life is passing me by and i'm getting older as each day goes by. Is it Islamically sound for my mother to object and how much does he have to learn before she will be happy. The imam who did the shahada said he would do our nikah but I am not happy and neither is he doing it on our own. It shouldn't be this way. What was it like for other New Muslims? Did you have it easy or have a struggle on your hands?