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 ...
That verse is usually not the proof for not forcing conversions. More direct proofs would be for example this verse:
And say, "The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills - let him believe; and whoever wills - let him disbelieve." ...
and also a more direct proof is the body of actions of the Prophet (saws). He (saws) never compelled anyone to ...
NO islam does not believe in conversion by force. The people say that to trademark Islam as a barbaric religion. If you have ever seen people converting live on tv or in an open meeting, the person converting them actually asks if they have been forced or in proper state of mind or questions that are something similar in nature.
also stated "Let there be ...
To become / convert a Muslim the person has to accept The Declaration of the Testimony also known as Shahada
For a Muslim, every action begins with your intention. You must put it in your heart that you want to strictly follow Islam and its rules.
It is not necessary to say in front of a crowd. You can quietly, to yourself, make the intention to embrace ...
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 ...
To Answer your "why execute" question :
A person who leaves his Islam after accepting it is executed in a country ruled by Sharia or Islamic state (I stress, Islamic state) by the decision of the ruler of the land in consultation with the scholars who examine the evidences and conditions of apostasy. Obviously, this ruling can only be implemented by the ...
By "no compulsion in religion" [Surah Baqarah in the Quran], it doesn't mean Islam gives the freedom of choice of religion and says "it's okay if you are a polytheist or atheist". This is weird and wrong because Islam came to remove polytheism and shirk (worshiping anything other than Allah) and not with freedom of choice. And if Islam allows freedom of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
In the case of the husband converting to Islam, there is nothing to the marriage, because in the original, sharee'ah it is permissible to marry a Muslim man with non-Muslim women (ah-lul kitab)
But in the case of opposite, that is for the woman to convert to Islam and her husband remaining a non-muslim, there are several things to consider:
The most ...
The Prophet May peace and Blessings be upon Him Said
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The effect of an evil eye is a fact." And he
حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ نَصْرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، عَنْ
مَعْمَرٍ، عَنْ هَمَّامٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنِ
النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ " ...
All a person has to do to convert is to say, with full belief he is saying the following,
أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله و أسهد أن محمد رسول الله
I witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger
This is preferred to be said in front of a group of Muslims so that they can be witnesses that you have taken the Shahadda and become Muslim, ...
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 ...