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Conversion is the act of converting (from an other religion or no religion) to Islam

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My mother(who is a kafir) forbid me to fast in Ramadan [duplicate]

I’m a 14 year old girl and i converted to Islam 8 months ago. Two weeks ago my mother finally found out. She told me to not pray anymore but of course I didn’t listen. I’ve been able to keep my fast ...
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If a Jew converts to Islam should he still observe the Sabbath?

I have been told by my Muslim connections that there is a story in the Quran that relates how wicked the Jews are because they would lay traps to trap fish on the Sabbath. My question is given that ...
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Is conversion mandatory for a muslim boy to marry a hindu girl?

Is it necessary for a hindu girl to convert to islam to marry a muslim guy? Considering that conversion to any religion is not to be forced on any person, how can this marriage happen? Is there a way ...
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Delaying- conversion

I am currently a chrisitan who is a minor though I dont believe in the religion because I know islam is the truth after proper research, and I wish to follow my newfound faith. But I know my familly ...
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What if a non Muslim dies without saying the Shahada but believes in Islam

So let’s say there’s a non Muslim brother or sister who has been interested in Islam, learning and planning to revert soon, but they never got the chance to say the Shahada and fully convert because ...
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Can anybody identify themselves as Muslim? or there is a mandatory conversion procedure from a religious body? [closed]

Adaab Suppose person X want to take islam. Can they just identify as Muslims and start to participate in Islamic festivals etc? or it is mandatory have a conversion from a religious body? Additional ...
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I want to convert to Islam but I don't know what is the correct shahada?

I've seen on youtube videos of shahada but some shahada are Ashhadu an laa ilaaha illa-llah wa ashhadu anna muhammadan rasulullah أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا ...
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What happens to a slave who accepts Islam?

As far as I know the slaves were non Muslim, and if there accept Islam they cannot be kept as slaves Adwa’ al-Bayaan, 3/387 Shaykh al-Shanqeeti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: If it is said: If ...
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Are Muslims more accountable for sins than non-Muslims?

Do Muslims get more sins for doing haram acts than non-Muslims as they are aware that it's wrong and shouldn't be done? also if someone want to revert to Islam but can't do the primary acts like ...
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Why did prophet Muhammad threaten the king of Oman to accept Islam?

The letter of Prophet Muhammad to the king of Oman. From Muhammad, the messenger of God, to Jaifar and Abd, sons of Al Julanda. Peace is upon him who follows the guidance. I am calling both of you, ...
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What is Wudu and how to make it?

I'm 12 and I'm converting into Islam here in a 3 or 4 months. How do I make Wudu? What is it? Also, can I read the Q'uran? I just want to be closer with Allah/god.
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If someone is a Monotheistic ( like a agnostic) is he Muslims or will he go to heaven

I know a Pearson who is a agnostic and is a physical science at my high school. I know Arabic, Islamic law(Figh) the life of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad(SalaaAllahu alahi wa salam)( or SAW) ...
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Do I have to respect my father even if he is leading me down the wrong path

He is Evangelical Christian and only believes the stuff that the media says about Islam and is always teaching me and my siblings that muslims will go to hell and such terrible things.He also abused ...
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How did Indonesia become Muslim?

In my kids' history books the Islamic conquests always seem to end around Pakistan, but clearly Indonesia is the most populous Islamic country in the world today. When and what methods did Islam come ...
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I recently converted and i want to be able to pray 5 times a day, but i don’t know how to start? [duplicate]

I recently converted and I want to be able to pray my 5 times a day, but I don’t know what to say or how to do it and it’s also difficult because I don’t speak Arabic although I am learning, I am just ...
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What should I do with my Christian family after I have just converted to Islam?

As-salamu alaykum. Last week I converted to Islam. My wife is supportive of me doing so, but she doesn't want me to try and convert her or my children. They do haram things such as cooking and eating ...
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What is the stance of an "interfaith Nikah" due to husband's conversion?

As-Salamu Alaykum. I am a new convert. I come from a Christian family. My wife is not considering conversion herself or for the kids. She has no problem with me being a Muslim. Yet, she freely ...
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Interpreting "no compulsion in religion" and "strike disbelievers neck"?

Quran 2:256 says that: There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has ...
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Rules to be considered to be muslim [closed]

Salam, With a simple answer, what to do to be muslim ? To believe that for sure there is God who is guiding the universe, to believe that he sent prophets is not enough ? To add to those things just ...
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Convert to Islam and marriage related issues

Asalam walekum I am in great trouble , I need your help . I am an Hindu divorce mother, my child's age is 9 and custody of child is with my ex husband. I came to know about Islam from one of my ...
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Premarital Sex Before Becoming Muslim

As Salam Alaikum I am a convert to Islam and prior to becoming a Muslim I was an atheist. When I was younger I had sex with an ex girlfriend prior to either of us being married. I was reading Surah ...
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How does one make the home halal when living with a Christian guardian?

Wa salaamaleykum I am I newly converted Muslim. My family is specifically Catholic. How can I make my living area halal? Specifically, there are many photos and figurines, depicting people & ...
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According to Islam, should I take the Shahadah even though I have some doubts regarding the prophethood?

I am an agnostic who has come to learn about Islam, and I now believe in one God. I also think that Muhammad could have been a prophet, but I still have a few doubts about this. I would say I am about ...
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Taking Shahada with doubts

A catholic I know wishes to marry a muslim girl who has spent the past year trying to teach him about islam. He was told that he can only marry her if he is muslim, and he is willing to convert. He ...
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Rules and regulations of property distribution in case of religious changing

If someone changed his/her religious what will be the criteria of distribution of inheritance property?? Is it will be changed according to previous religious or current religious??
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Do someone need to explicitly tell about their conversion to islam?

Assalamu alaikum, I'am new to this community. Sorry for this personal question. I fell love with non muslim woman. After I convincing her and told about Islam and it's beautiful she ready to convert ...
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What are the rights of converts on muslim ummah?

As converter have a great importance in Islam Prophet Muhammad (SAW) advised to financially help them with zakat so that they may not backup from there faith due to financial issues. What other ...
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Can a girl who lives with a Christian family become a secret Muslim?

There is a girl who wants to become Muslim, but she is living with a Christian family who eat pork. Can she eat with them if she becomes Muslim in secret? How she become Muslim and pray and wear a ...
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Is circumcision compulsory for those who want to convert to Islam? What's the Shia perspective?

According to Shia Islam, is it compulsory for a male person to get circumcised before converting to Islam? Or is circumcision included in the process of conversion to Shia Islam?
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Must Shahada be said in Arabic?

Without getting into secondary details, if one utters shahada in a language other than Arabic (obviously, with the sincere intention to become Muslim), is that person considered a Muslim or must it be ...
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How to pray while being observed and you are hiding your conversion from your family?

I embraced Islam recently thanks to Allah. I was brought up and am living now in a christian society, which is a very bad environment that hinders me from clinching to my new religion. My question ...
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Does every non-Muslim need to accept Islam or die?

Is it correct that as per their holy book every human being on earth is "Kafir" (a person who rejected Islam) and need to accept Islam or die (not worth living). Many counties in past and future ...
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Dealing with narrations on forced conversions that seem to contradict the Quran [duplicate]

Note: This question is NOT a duplicate. It contains some different hadith not found in other questions. Currently, I am spiritually down and far away from God due to the fact that I am confused about ...
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What is the correct way to become Muslim?

I want to leave my religion and embrace Islam. I believe that there are no deities, no gods/goddesses, except the Supreme Being. I believe that God sent many prophets as His messengers for the ...
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Can one convert to Islam without saying the shahada?

One AboutIslam.com article (I'm not sure if this is a fatwa) describes someone as having converted to Islam before saying the shahada. The article begins with a submitted question: I am still a ...
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If a non-Muslim performs salah (prayers), does he become a Muslim?

Suppose a person, who believes in one god, starts doing salah (prayers) as he loves Allah and his messenger and trusts them, but he does not accept Islam because of family and social problems. He does ...
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Do I need to take shahada again

Hi a few years ago I took shahada. When u said it I was only sincere about the part 'there is no god but allah' but when I spoke the part about the messenger I wasn't fully sincere as I didn't feel ...
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As a new Muslim, how should I pray?

In what way should I pray since I am a new Muslim and I am not good at performing salah nor can I recite any surahs from the Quran properly? And I don't know anyone who is Muslim that would be willing ...
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Inadvertent mistake with Jewish books?

I recently converted to Islam and have been throwing away books from past study and sinful practices. Some of these are Jewish Kabbalah and Zohar. I started to burn them and realized there were names ...
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Can a person who has converted to Islam keep his old name?

As Salam Aleikhum brother I am now a muslim I have taken my Sahada as witness .Can I keep my old name as a muslim if I chose to keep my old name for example my name is Shawn.I want some clarification ...
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Do kaafir have to get his head shaved when he becomes a muslim?

Do kaafir have to his head shaved when he becomes a muslim?
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Pre- conversion marriage [closed]

Please explain options. Two non-Muslim people meet while separated from their legal spouses awaiting divorce. There is a sexual relationship and eventually they marry after the other divorces were ...
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Are sins I committed prior to converting to Islam forgivable?

I thought about converting for years until I decided not to. I thought I was trapped in a sinful life full of vice and blasphemy. One day I was burning paperwork and old books in my stove, and ...
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Can a marriage be valid if the man is a revert whose parents are Muslim and Hindu?

Can a marriage be called valid if a Muslim girl marries a man reverted to Islam and had Muslim mother and Hindu father
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is it true that if you join Islam you can't leave it anymore or you face death penalty? [duplicate]

Reading about Islam I found this in Wikipedia Leaving Islam is a sin and a religious crime. Once any man or woman is officially classified as Muslim, because of birth or religious conversion, ...
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Converting to Islam and visit to local mosque

I discovered Islam a few months ago and I studied it (reading Quran, listening to lectures, learning to read arabic, trying to build a small vocabulary and so on). Now I would like to take it to next ...
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Is a convert required to immediately choose a sect, e.g. Sunni or Shia? [closed]

If a non-Muslim wants to convert to Islam does he need to choose between Shia or Sunni point of view at the time of conversion? Or is it just a matter of belief and he doesn't need to choose between ...
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A man is converting to Islam for me but I don't like him [closed]

So at work there is this guy that I work with. We have been working together for years. Last year he proposed to me. I didn't want to hurt his feelings so I said that the reason I didn't say yes was ...
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Could it be beneficial to leave Islam and convert back with a clean slate?

The consensus is that converts are given a clean slate (i.e., their past sins are erased) when they convert to Islam, e.g. IslamWeb write: ... anyone who converts to Islam all the sins he committed ...
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Do left-handed converts need to start eating with their right hand?

Many people in this world are left handed: "Studies suggest that 88–92% of the world population is right-handed." -- Handedness, Wikipedia. Presumably, somewhere around 10% of Muslim converts are ...
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