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A few questions about Islam and Allah - I don't understand

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; ...
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Does saying or writing the Shahada make you a Muslim?

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 ...
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Is circumcision mandatory for Non Muslim; if he want to accept muslim faith?

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 ...
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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

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 ...
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Do I need to convert in front of witnesses to become a Muslim?

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 ...
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Do my good deeds committed before converting to Islam count?

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 ...
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Do my good deeds committed before converting to Islam count?

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 ...
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How does a convert woman go about finding a guardian?

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 ...
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Do left-handed converts need to start eating with their right hand?

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 ...
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Is converting to Islam easier than Judaism?

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 ...
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Is a convert required to immediately choose a sect, e.g. Sunni or Shia?

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 ...
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Is the Quran complete? If so, why do we need Hadith?

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 ...
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Do I need to convert in front of witnesses to become a Muslim?

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 ...
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How should a convert go about choosing a Muslim-appropriate name?

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 ...
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Can a person who has converted to Islam keep his old name?

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, ...
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Do I need to take shahada again

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 ...
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Does every non-Muslim need to accept Islam or die?

Every kafir does not need to accept Islam or die. On the contrary the life of a kafir is sacred and forbidden to take when one: has become the subject of the Islamic state by agreeing to pay ...
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I want to convert to Islam but I don't know what is the correct shahada?

Both are correct. Understanding the meaning is important because faith is belief in the heart and expression upon the tongue and action upon the limbs. First one: I testify that there is no God but ...
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What to do after converting to Islam while happily married to a non-Muslim husband?

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'...
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Is the Quran complete? If so, why do we need Hadith?

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 ...
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Why do Muslims attempt to convert Christians, Jews and Sabians to Islam?

Short Answer 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. ...
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Is there any rule in Islam that without my parents acceptance I can't convert to Islam?

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 ...
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A few questions about Islam and Allah - I don't understand

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 ...
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Is a conversion to the Muslim faith valid, if it happened by deadly threat?

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 ...
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Are Muslim women allowed to marry revert Muslims?

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 ...
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Is it halal to leave my wife who converted from Hinduism to Islam to marry me?

Technically it is halal to divorce a woman. But you must be aware that your reasons for this are very weak and the situation you describe is a situation where this "worst of halal" act could be a ...
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If someone in a same-sex marriage converts to Islam, what do they need to do?

That marriage is not valid according to Islam. So if one or both of them converts to Islam, the first thing they need to do is to break their haram union, and separate from each other immediately and ...
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What should a convert do with their old Christmas photos?

If it is in the public domain and one has control over it then it should be taken down because it is haram to display oneselves, or any other hijab observing woman, in public. In case, it is not in ...
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As a new Muslim, how should I pray?

I asked about this when I was learning to pray: Going from "never prayed in my life" to my first prayer? Nowadays, learning to pray is usually a matter of following whatever YouTube video ...
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