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

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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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Judging someone who embraced Islam , cause of not having straight hair . [closed]

I just need someone’s opinion or input on this topic . I highly disagree to the title , I’ve met someone who embraced Islam 2 years ago and a family member was not happy with this person wanting to ...
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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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Is converting to Islam easier than Judaism? [closed]

My friend says converting to Islam is much easier than Judaism because they say conversion to Judaism is tough and some rabbis test your faith by rejecting you 3 or more times. This confuses me.
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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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How does one become Muslim as a Woman? [duplicate]

I am looking to understand this process for myself...
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How does a convert woman go about finding a guardian?

A woman who converts to Islam will often have no male Muslim relatives to act as a guardian (wali). I see online questions along the lines of "I'm a convert woman, have no guardian, and want to get ...
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Can a non-Muslim woman enter Islam by taking the shahada without really believing?

A women that I know, I told her that I can't marry a non-Muslim woman until she accepts Islam. She has read a bit of the Quran and about Islam, but was not convinced about Islam or if Allah the one ...
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Does a muslim have the duty to convert his neighboring?

As a muslim, is it a sin to keep my religion for myself, or do I necessarily have the duty to influence and convert as many infidels as possible during my entire life?
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How can a Muslim woman marry if her family members are non-Muslims and cannot perform the role of the wali?

Me and my fiancé are planning on having a nikah soon, but I have been researching the topic and my parents and family are all non-Muslim (I have converted to Islam after meeting my fiancé). But I ...
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How does a Christian begin to embrace Islam?

Where can I search proper knowledge about Islam, and what are the first steps to do, to be Muslim? Can I still wear my Christian clothes after converting?
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Is brainwashing yourself into conviction a legitimate path to Islam?

In the YouTube Crash Course Philosophy video Indiana Jones & Pascal's Wager: Crash Course Philosophy #15, Hank Green discusses Pascal's Wager, saying: Does believing in something because it's ...
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Are women converts an exception to the rule of travelling alone?

From sunnah.org: Other than what is stated from the Hanafi madhhab in the Reliance, the only dispensations I have seen for a woman to travel alone are: ... - If she is a non-Muslim who became ...
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How should a convert go about choosing a Muslim-appropriate name?

While it's not obligatory to change a non-inappropriate name (Changing my name upon conversion), it can still be desirable for the purposes of fitting in. Question: How should a convert go about ...
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How do reverts who were models cope with online photos?

How would a (famous) model or porn star etc cope if they reverted to Islam and wore the hijaab / modest Islamic dress but had a presence on the Internet or in magazines of their previous life in ...
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Is a bath compulsory in order to convert to Islam?

Question: Is a bath compulsory in order to convert to Islam? My question is motivated by this question How does one perform the bath after converting to Islam?. I had not heard about this bath until ...
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Legal effects of conversion

Converting to Islam has certain effects regarding the legal status of the convert in sharia. He is no longer a kafir, burial rites are to be read according to Islamic tradition, inheritance changes, ...
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What should a convert do with their old Christmas photos?

Many converts will have Christmas photos, in which they will not be observing hijab, be drinking alcohol, celebrating Christmas, eating Christmas ham, etc., none of which is particularly Islamic. ...
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When seeking good company, need I be concerned that I'm bad company for others?

As a new Muslim, I'm encouraged to seek good company: One of the best ways that the Muslim can preserve and safeguard their religion is that they be selective of who they take as friends and ...
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If someone in a same-sex marriage converts to Islam, what do they need to do?

In many places in the world, same-sex marriage is becoming legal and recognized. Same-sex marriage, also known as gay marriage, is marriage between people of the same sex, either as a secular civil ...
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Is there a process to become a Shia Muslim from Sunni Muslim?

I'm currently a teen Sunni Muslim who wants to become a Shia. I have researched myself and found that my heart is on the Shia side of Islam and I agree with more of the Shia side. Although is there a ...