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

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When is a shahada valid?

I am writing a novel, imagining that in 2030 the Israelis will collectively profess the shahada in order to be accepted by their neighbors. My question is: would a shahada taken with that intention ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can I pray for a non muslim to convert to Islam? [duplicate]

There is a good person about whom I heard of. As a Muslim, I'd love it if he converts to Islam. However, is it permissible for me to pray to Allah to set him on straight path even though I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I take the shahada alone but later on take it again? [duplicate]

so I am currently in the process of converting. But because my town doesn’t have a mosque can I take it alone? I will be moving soon and the next town will have a mosque so even if I’ve already said ...
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Is using Arabic when you dont understand it an innovation or a real part of the religion?

As a convert this was my first serious question. I just convinced myself that Islam is closer to the straight path than Christianity which meant that a lot of people have added to the religion. After ...
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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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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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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 ...
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explain verse 34 al nisaa to a female christian

how to explain this verse to a female christian ? الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَاءِ بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ وَبِمَا أَنفَقُوا مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ ۚ فَالصَّالِحَاتُ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why should a person who disbelieves after becoming Muslim be executed?

Why is a person who is either born Muslim or who has accepted Islam later in life not allowed to change their religion? I have also heard that, in this case, the ruling for women would not be the same ...
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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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Does a convert need to remove their tattoo if they have one?

Is tattooing (Permanent & temporary) permissible in Islam? If a person who wishes to revert to Islam has a permanent tattoo, should he remove it?
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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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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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Does saying or writing the Shahada make you a Muslim?

Does saying or writing the Shahada convert (revert) someone to Islam? Example claim: To convert to Islam, you say the shahada. That happens to be the "calligraphy" phrase kids were asked to copy.
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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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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 the Quran complete? If so, why do we need Hadith? [closed]

I am hoping to seek a final affirmed answer to a question that has plagued me for a long while. Though i cannot claim myself to be a good muslim like most of the people here, i do hope that with your ...
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Are certain sins forgiven after conversion to Islam (Sunni view)?

Reading this question, some questions arose in my mind. When a non-Muslim converts to Islam: Are the sins related to human rights also forgiven? What happens if they killed someone when they were a ...
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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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What to do after converting to Islam while happily married to a non-Muslim husband?

I am a recent revert to Islam. I was married before I reverted, to a man that is not a Muslim, although he believes in monotheism. What is the Islamic ruling on this? I do not think Allah would let ...
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Does having doubts when re-reciting the shahada render it invalid?

If you've read one my earlier questions, you'd know that I've been suffering from heavy waswas from Shaitan which lead to depression. Many people have requested me to learn more about Islam to clear ...
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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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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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Are Muslim women allowed to marry revert Muslims?

In Islam the men are allowed to marry non-Muslims whereas the women are not allowed to marry non-Muslims. However, Muslim men are only allowed to marry a non-Muslim if she reverts to Islam. Does this ...
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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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Why Muslims want to convert Non-Muslims to Islam? [duplicate]

I just want to ask simple question that why Muslims want to convert other religion people to Islam? When god is one then what is the use of converting into Islam?
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How would I convert to Islam and become a Muslim?

I am a Christian, and in Christianity a person becomes a Christian when they say a prayer to God. The prayer would include: asking for forgiveness with heart felt meaning and sincerity turning away ...
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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 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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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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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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Do I need to convert in front of witnesses to become a Muslim?

I have heard from a Muslim brother that I need to convert in front of some other Muslim who then acts as a witness of my adoption of faith on day of judgment. It says on the Wikipedia page for ...
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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 ...