First of all, accept my congratulations for accepting the light of Islam.
As far as I have seen, almost all people who change a religion have had family problems but I can daresay that none were as intense as yours. May Allah give you strength, courage and patience in this quest.
I have never been in such situations, neither have I seen anyone in such ...
May God Bless you, Dan.
I think that a common theme in all of your questions is "why does God..." or "why is God..." But I believe that we shouldn't try to look at things from God's perspective; this is because God is infinite and we are finite. To try to look at things from God's perspective is to ask your brain to do what it can't and it also inherently ...
Becoming a Muslim is done by:
Saying the Tashahhud (bear witness):
أشهد أن ﻻ إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمداً رسول الله
Transcribe: Ashhadu anna la ilaha ella Allah, wa ashhadu anna Muhammad rasoul Allah
Translation: I bear witness that there is no god except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
Completely believing in ...
I might have a few suggestions for you and I will try to keep it short since there are many valuable references from the Qur'an already.
You cannot build a house when there's a hurricane so let it pass (be secretive about your conversion for now with your parents)
Make yourself so strong that no one can break you (this needs time and effort but with proper ...
If you truly believe that:
There is no true god (deity) but God (Allah) and that Muhammad is his
Messenger (Prophet of Allah).
Then you are a Muslim.
Next step is to pronounce the “Shahada” (visit links below) to do it formally, which you can do by yourself or ask any Muslim AND then Start learning about Islam. SO SIMPLE!
You must disobey your parents in that regard as no one is superior to Allah in being obeyed and if He has shown you the Truth --praise is toward Allah-- you are then expected to follow it:
وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ حُسْنًا ۖ وَإِن جَاهَدَاكَ
لِتُشْرِكَ بِي مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ فَلَا تُطِعْهُمَا ۚ إِلَيَّ
مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَأُنَبِّئُكُم ...
Shahadaa is not just merely saying words or writing them. It's a matured decision to understand Islam whole heartedly without any compulsion and uttering those beautiful phrases. (Some people even say it out with tears of happiness).
Simply saying those phrases without meaning it from your heart doesn't revert anyone to Islam. But still, these words are ...
There is never a guarantee of anyone (including one's offspring) being guided to the straight path. Nuh (as)'s son was not a believer - the son of a Prophet and Messenger, no less! Guidance is in the hands of Allah, so the best that you can do is take all the means at your disposal. You've described a number of things you are willing to do; that's as much as ...
Literally "Islam" means "submission" so "Islam" is called "Islam" because the sole criteria which has to be satisfied in Islam is one's submission to the will of God.
Literally speaking, all Divine religions from Adam to Mohammad can be called "Islam" because they share the same criteria as mentioned before. They all require man to surrender himself to only ...
It is not a requirement for one who takes Al-Shahadatayn (testimony of faith) to have it witnessed, but it is preferred as a form of da'wah (invitation) to others to embrace Islam. There is no verse in the Qur'an or a hadith that stipulates a requirement of witness or any other form of proof or evidence related to the testimony of faith.
The five pillars of ...
Allah says in Surat-ul-Furqan:
إِلَّا مَن تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا فَأُولَٰئِكَ يُبَدِّلُ اللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ حَسَنَاتٍ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا
Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.
In the name of Allah the most Beneficent the most Merciful,
In such issues, there are always some differences in the opinions of scholars. Why?
There are lot of reasons for scholarly difference; I will enumerate some of them:
there are few ahadith on such issues;
there are different ahadith with different meaning;
the existing ahadith don't give us a ...
The Islamic state acts as the Wali for someone who does not have a Wali. In a non-muslim state, you should look for someone who has the qualifications of a qadi(judge) to act as your wali; a Mufti or Imam of a mosque will be a good choice. If you are unable to contact an Imam then you may ask any upright Muslim to act as your Wali.
Note that the person you ...
To the best of my knowledge, although it is recommended to eat by the right hand, instead of left hand (and actually it is said that it is Makruh to eat by the left hand), but it doesn’t mean that it is a haram act to do so. Consequently there is no necessity for left-handed people to change their habit about that.
Of course, as a related helpful point, ...
Definitely. To be a Muslim you need to believe in God and his messenger the Prophet Muhammad may God bless him. I am sure some hardliners will disagree.
To be a Jew you must convert and this is a long process in which you are tested by the rabbis. If your mother is Jewish, or your mother's mother is Jewish... then you are Jewish and no conversion is ...
A non-Muslim who elects to convert to Islam, at the time of conversion, does need not to select between different sects, different schools of jurisprudence, or otherwise. The requirement to become a Muslim is to say Al-Shahadatayn (testimony of faith) in private or in public, which marks a person as entering the fold of Islam. It is preferred to perform ...
This theory isn't true.
Allah will guide all human in every age, even all creatures if he wills. According to:
He said, "Our Lord is He who gave each thing its form and then guided
"Who created and proportioned,And Who destined and [then] guided"Surat
"... And Allah guides whom He wills to a ...
To be a Muslim you need only to recite the **SHAHADA.**
No need to change your name.
No need to convert in front gawah or any other person.
Of course you can do them if you personally agree to that.
According to your Question you regard "that the Holy Quran is the single most important source of information" as you said.
I have a "sensibility" about the word "Holy" but i regard that Quran is our most and 1st important source. And i must admit i have also a kind of sensibility about some ahadith (hadiths) that even might be regarded as sahih but i will ...
Circumcision: is at least a sunna. This means it is permissible and recommended-
Here are some Fatwas in English: 1 & 2
According to the Hadith (To find in the Sahih books of al-Bukhari and Muslim, Sunan An-Nasa'i ...)
Abu Huraira reported:
Five are the acts of fitra: circumcision, removing the pubes, clipping
the moustache, cutting the nails,...
Just to re-iterate, its not required to change your name unless your name is associated with a false god or diety.
There are no sanctioned guidelines in Islam for how to choose a name, any name that has a good meaning is ok. So what I will do is to just list some of the most common names used in Muslim communities and why people choose them:
Basically yes, unless it's an anti-Islam name:
As for the question raised at the end of your letter regarding changing her name, the answer is: if the name of the person has a forbidden meaning, like the name of an idol or one of their deities or a name that means worshipping other than Allah, such as Abdul-Maseeh (worship per of Jesus the messiah) or ...
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
Regardless of whether or not your prior shahada was accepted, if you want to be a Muslim, then say the shahada.
It's normal for Muslims to say the shahada multiple times per day, e.g., when performing wudu (Sunan Ibn Majah) or when saying the tashahhud during prayer.
Whether or not Allah accepted your initial shahada (and ...
It is obligatory on all Muslims to give Da'wah to the kuffar, and if Da'wah reaches the Kuffar, and do not enter Islam and follow Muhammad, then they will be of the people of hell fire. Now if Muslims force non-Muslims, then this is wrong and should not happen, as for why some might do that I do not know. Lastly asking people to follow the ...
If you have faith and believe in Islam you should revert to Islam as so as possible because you don't know how long you have left in this dunya (world). If your parent are not happy with your decision and they do not want to revert too, then you will have to just keep encouraging them to convert by telling them what Islam is really about. I know some non-...
quest 1 . Why does Allah need us to pray?
ans 1 . allah did not need us to pray at all.
quest 2.The devil is horrible and is always trying to ruin everything,
I understand this, but God is obviously the number one most powerful.
So can't he just click his fingers and get rid of the devil
ans 2. When iblees disobeyed Allah azawajjal, ...
The Qur'an is complete and contains everything we need. However the Hadiths are important because they are the actions and sayings of Muhammad (saw). Muhammad is the perfect role model and teacher for all of us so we should try to live our lives in the same manner that he did. In the Qur'an it says: "What Allah's Messenger brings for you accept that. and ...
Welcome to Islam, you will soon witness the beauty of the religion, the peace and tranquility it brings to you and please don't be disappointed by the indiscipline among majority of its followers, we're trying, make supplication for us.
Known (Sunni) Shari'a Point of View
I will try to explain the shari'a point of view (links are included in the text but ...
Scholars are divided over coercion into Islam.
Those scholars like ibn kathir, Abdul Aziz bin baaz who say pagans can be forced to Islam base their view on Quran 9:5. They say 9:5 abrogates 2:256( no compulsion in Religion). Ordinary muslims can't force pagans to Islam at present. Declaration of Jihad by a ruler/ amir ul mumineen is absolute precondition to ...
Answering your question in the title, yes, Muslim Women are allowed to marry reverts. It happens in our community in Michigan a lot. Now, regarding your confusion:
"I am confused because even when the man is marrying the non-Muslim,
they have to marry them on the basis they will revert otherwise the
marriage is invalid"
This is debatable. Some ...