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

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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 ...
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When did converts to Islam start being called “reverts”?

I've seen a few related explanations behind the motivation behind using the word "revert" to mean "convert", e.g., ...we are all born as Muslims; ...children are born with an ...
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Can a person be muslim if he/she simply likes something about Islam?

I found a few interesting videos on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCguMu79vg4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyGvjA1nGXI In the first video, the girl converted to Islam simply because ...
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If someone stole something before converting to Islam, what should they do with what they stole?

Suppose someone stole something prior to converting to Islam. Further, suppose they are still in possession of the thing they stole. What should they do with the thing they stole? The consensus seems ...
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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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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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Will Allah punish those who die while on their way to converting to Islam?

Will Allah punish those who died while they were on their way to converting to Islam? Would he punish those who were studying Islam and trying to find the truth among all the religions that exist but ...
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Is it halal to leave my wife who converted from Hinduism to Islam to marry me?

I have married a Hindu girl who was divorced with 1 son after she converted to Islam. My parents didn't know this and now they are trying to marry me to my cousin sister. Is it acceptable in Islam?
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animal sacrifice during eid al adha for vegans and vegeterians [duplicate]

salam alaykom brothers and sisters in islam as you may already know a lot of vegeterians and vegan cases that want to convert to islam but isnt sure that they can still be vegan or vegeterian , is it ...
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I'm a transgender considering converting to Islam for boyfriend [closed]

My boyfriend is muslim. We dated for 2 years and I complete my post op about 3 months ago and am now a complete woman now. About 2 months ago he says he cannot be with me anymore because I'm not ...
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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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Looking at converting, have some questions [closed]

I am considering converting to Islam and have several questions. Is my name permissible, or should I change it due to it having un-Islamic meanings? Todd means fox, clever or wily (intending to be ...
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New & Overwhelmed [closed]

Salam! :) I'm new to Islam, have reverted on the 30th of last month. What I'm having trouble with is feeling overwhelmed and needing to know EVERYTHING as soon as possible. Even though I know that ...
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Is it riba (a major sin) to have a mortgage from before I converted to Islam?

Bought a house over 10 yrs ago on mortgage. I became a Muslim several months ago. I know riba is haram but I cannot sell the house because the other co-owners do not want to sell. I also signed a 2nd ...
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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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How should I deal with unwanted attention when I start wearing clothes according to Islamic principles?

I am about to convert to Islam, and in my heart I am already a Muslim, but there is a big issue regarding my conversion and my question is: As a woman in a non-Muslim culture, and non-Muslim family, ...
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Will everyone convert to be a Muslim before Qayamat?

There is a popular belief at my place, and in my extended family that by the Last day of Judgement or Qayamat, everyone on earth will be a Muslim. I googled that up,but I couldn't find any such thing....
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What about Qadha prayers as a converty? (Making up missed Prayers for converts)

I converted one and a half years ago and at one point I calculated my missing prayers so I could offer them. I was doing, everyday two past days prayers so I was going to finish at 2019. But then a ...
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Is the name “Christine” haram?

As-salamu ‘alaikum My wife and I converted to Islam recently. I elected to change my name, though I know it's not required. My wife does not wish to change her name. I'm trying to find out whether ...
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I'm not a Muslim and I had a dream of church and a mosque [closed]

I was inside a building that was like a mall; and I noticed that there was church and a mosque. On the outside they really didn't look like religious houses; however, I believe it was God who was ...
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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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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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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 a conversion to the Muslim faith valid, if it happened by deadly threat?

Is a conversion to the Muslim faith valid, if it happened by deadly threat? Thus, without the threat, the convert wouldn't have converted, because e.g. he doesn't believe that Mohamed was Allah's ...
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How to introduce oneself to Islam as an adult? [closed]

I wasn't brought up in the Muslim tradition (I was brought up as a catholic) but I have become interested about Islam as an adult. I would like to read and learn more about it. I asked a good friend ...
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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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Is circumcision mandatory for Non Muslim; if he want to accept muslim faith?

Is circumcision necessary for Non Muslim; if he want to accept Islam but uncomfortable with circumcision?
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Can a Muslim woman marry a Christian man who has converted?

I have heard many discussions on this topic but my main concern is if the man chooses to convert to Islam, although he now believes in Islam and follows it, his initial incentive or motivation was ...
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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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What should a couple in a civil union do when converting to Islam?

I have a friend of mine who is not married to his wife female partner and has recently had a boy. In fact, their relationship is official since in France there is an alternative to marriage which is ...
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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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A few questions about Islam and Allah - I don't understand [closed]

I have a few questions about Islam and Allah which I would like to ask. I have been quite frustrated for some time now as to why/how/etc... in regards to these questions. Ok so here goes: 1) Why ...
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Is there any rule in Islam that without my parents acceptance I can't convert to Islam?

I want to convert to Islam and the biggest problem for me is my parents they will never accept my decision. Is there any rule in Islam that without my parents acceptance I can't convert to Islam? If ...
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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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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

I was reading the Qur'an in English, when I came to verse 62 of Surat Al-Baqara I was really confused with the verse. As the English translation of the verse says - Verily! Those who believe and ...
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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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Nikah before civil marriage? [duplicate]

I have converted to Islam 8 years ago but my husband does not hold the same religious beliefs. He is Sikh. I stopped all marital relations and it began to divide us greatly. He is rather prejudiced ...
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Will I be considered a Muslim if I believe in Allah, his messenger, but haven't really adopted it?

I have been living a life of an atheist for long and its difficult to reconcile some of Islam. I plan to first understand what and why, the nuances and then finally follow. Before embracing Islam I am ...
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Allah's guidance for non-Muslims up to the age of 40

I heard from the older folks in my community that, Allah's guidance for non-Muslims will be till the age of 40. Which means, Allah will show them all the signs for them to convert until they reach the ...
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How do I reassure the man i want to marry that our children will not be influenced or lead astray by my non-Muslim family?

I am a revert with no known Muslims in my immediate or extended family. I would really like to marry this Muslim man that I have known for six years. He has expressed to me that he fears the influence ...
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Is Converting to Islam obligatory for Non Muslims?

The Jewish religion does not make it compulsory to convert to their religion , According to them the Muslims can goto heaven without converting to their faith , Hence, does Islam make it obligatory ...
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Is Imaan a precondition to become a Muslim?

To elaborate the above question, can a person become a Muslim without believing in Islam but only verbally testifying a simple Shahadah like below, which he does believe in without going into the ...
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Are soothsayers and sorcerers allowed to become Muslim?

I realize that studying sorcery or consulting a soothsayer is unlawful, but I am confused as to whether or not someone who knew these practices would be able to become a Muslim. I am under the ...