I'm a born Muslim. There is so many things in Islam that neither me nor many ordinary born Muslims understand (maybe they just take Islam for granted and don't feel a need to research, as opposed to those who researched religions and finally embraced Islam by will).
Is this encouraged by Islam?
I'm reading about many stuffs like reincarnation, spiritual growth, archangels and helper guides, alchemy, near death experiences, "meditation" along with many related topics, while suspending any Islamic duties until I make up my mind and find out more. I'm not saying Islam is false (or true yet); I'm very attached to Islam indeed. I want to know exactly what I'm believing in!
By other faiths, I do not mean Judaism or Christianity. Instead, other viewpoints about divinity, our souls, etc.