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

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Can you be Muslim even if you struggle to believe there is a god?

I was raised with the belief there isn't a god, I want to believe but my mind doesn't really let me. Can I still be Muslim/how can I start to truly believe?
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Reverting for marriage without belief

A muslim man and i are considering marriage, i would revert for this and live accordingly. However, i lack a belief in the islamic god, or any god, and do not believe that i could ever hold a true ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a woman who converted at a late age (25 for example) show her pictures without hair before she converted?

For example, a woman converted at the age of 25, would she be able to show her pictures which were taken before she converted (age of 24 for example) and with her hair showing?
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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 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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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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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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How do I convince my Marxist parents to allow me to convert to Islam? [closed]

I was born in China, where religion is allowed officially but strongly associated with ignorance and other negative aspects. My family, like most, adopt Marx's point of view and reject all religion. ...
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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 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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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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Do my good deeds committed before converting to Islam count?

As a revert, for much of my life I haven't had the chance to do good deeds for Allah. As such, I'm probably significantly behind people born into Muslim families. I've done good deeds, but not with ...
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Do conditions for conversion stand legitimate in front of Allah?

I am a new Muslim who has not officially converted to Islam. I live with my family and they are very hostile against Muslims, therefore neither can I convert while living with them or can offer Salat ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...