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I Need Help Converting To Islam

I am 22 and really see Islam as the real religion in life but how do I convert?
My whole family is christian and I am not sure what to do? I have read a few books but How do I take the next step into Islam?

I am really confused because I am not sure about all the rules and stuff...

If there is a muslim willing to help please help me convert
DNA011 DNA011 22-25, M 27 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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salam
how can i help you brother?

Salaam congrats on reverting.....Islam is a very very amazing religion ....

congratulations you have made the best decision and you are lucky because you've known Islam and Islam is a very easy religion not like others think because you only have to say shahada which is witnessing that there's no god but Allah alone with no partner and Mohammed is his messenger than get a shower ( elightissal) :) and wlcm to Islam !!
ps: you are more then welcome to Algerian mosques to convert peace

Hey everyone thanx for all the replies i have been so busy i never got the chance to come online.... To all the people who are questioning my actions, Who are you to judge?

Masha Allah!may Allah bless you so much and make it easy for you to embrace islam and may tht beautiful sensation of entering ito ocean of peace give you light enough to go straight to heaven to accupy high position there.
Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others.

If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion of God, then, all one needs to do is pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The “Shahada” is the first and most important of the five pillars of Islam.
"The Declaration of the Testimony (Shahada)
To convert to Islam and become a Muslim a person needs to pronounce the below testimony with conviction and understanding its meaning:

I testify “La ilah illa Allah, Muhammad rasoolu Allah.”

The translation of which is:

“I testify that there is no true god (deity) but God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a Messenger (Prophet) of God."
When someone pronounces the testimony with conviction, then he/she have become a Muslim. It can be done alone, but it is much better to be done with an adviser through the “Live Help” at top, so he may help you in pronouncing it right.

you can read all here in this story of my friend:
http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Muslim/2779684


Upon entering the fold of Islam purely for the Pleasure of God, all of one’s previous sins are forgiven, and one starts a new life of piety and righteousness. The Prophet said to a person who had placed the condition upon the Prophet in accepting Islam that God would forgive his sins:
“Do you not know that accepting Islam destroys all sins which come before it?” (Saheeh Muslim)
When one accepts Islam, they in essence repent from the ways and beliefs of their previous life. One need not to be overburdened by sins committed before their acceptance. The person’s record is clean, and it is as if he was just born from his mother’s womb. One should try as much as possible to keep his records clean and strive to do as many good deeds as possible.
The Holy Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings) both stress the importance of following Islam. God states the meaning of which is:
“...The only religion in the sight of God is Islam...” (Quran 3:19)
“Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Jesus is the Slave of God, His Prophet, and His word[1] which He bestowed in Mary and a spirit created from Him; and that Paradise (Heaven) is true, and that the Hellfire is true, God will eventually admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)
jazakillah khair!
so many blessings!
sunshines!

hi , i am from algeria and if you want to any muslims country to make your convertation easy and you say the shada in masjid and to know more about islam , i invite you to algeria and i will help you inchaa allah

god guid you to thr right way inchaa allah brother

Good luck to you.. :)

I'm 25 and in a similar situation. I want to convert also. Everyone in my family is catholic and my father is very judgemental so I know its going to be hard especially since I don't have anyone to ask about it

I started with people at my part time job and from there i moved to ep... I cannot talk to my fam and most of my friends are still getting used to the idea... good luck to you too:)

u can ask me , it would be my plaisure to help :)

same here. let me know if you need my personal email

Masha'Allah
Would love to help you
As a revert I know the step is not easy to take and any advice or help I can give you
i am here In shaa Allah
May Allah(swt) be with you and in your heart to make this easy on you and move you forward in Getting to know the truth
Ameen

gratz bro:
Deuteronomy 13:6-9 "If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying: Let us go and worship other gods (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other, or gods of other religions), do not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity. Do not spare him or shield him. You must certainly put him to death. Your hand must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people."

Alhamdulillah. Congratulations. :)

may Allah bless you

Brother just go to a Masjid (Mosque) and ask the Imam (Scholar) to guide you. All you need to do is declare Shahadah and thats all :-)

Alhamdulillah! may allah guide you! lifes never easy,but a little courage,faith and a help from allah,is all you need...... :)

I wouldn't convert to islam but good luck to you.

Listen I didnt ask for your opinion so just shut up whoever you are?

Listen I must know what do you believe in?

I'm atheist. Religion is a construction of fabricated stories made by man. And btw, I've read your profile, and you're already Muslim. What does it say in islam about lying? You disgust me.

Oh please I joined the group to feel at ease and to hear what they have to say..... You are someone who beleives in nothing but yourself so dont come and think you have the reight to tell me That I am wrong...... Besides in my heart I am a muslim.....

I'm really proud of you bro.

oh yes this was wht came to my mind,tht at heart you have become muslim but only shahadat is left to say!so do it soon!

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Alhamdulillah. Congratulations. :) Do spread the words of truth to others.

I really want to thank everyone for their help I am alomst there then I am officially a muslim:)

Wow congratulations on becoming a Muslim subhanall..

Congratulations Bro. , this is one of my best days ever, Really I'm proud of you bro.

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatAllah wabarakatu brother. Congratulations brother I am extremely excited to hear that your interested in Islam! God guides only whom he wishes to guide & It's amazing how you've been guided. That's a really great blessing. I'm glad to see that you feel there is truth in Islam, because there is.
The first suggestion I would make is if you have not already made your shuhada that you do so as well contacting your local mosque and speaking to a Muslim leader. Whether it's contacting a scholar online or speaking to a Muslim in your neighborhood, help will be provided. Another suggestion I would like to make is purchasing a Quran which includes explanations/ translations/transliteration/commentary's of the Quran. I will paste the link of the Quran I have purchased "The Message of the Quran" by Mohammed Asad. Asad's translation of the Quran, is a breath of fresh air in the hearts and minds of countless Muslims! I recommend you consider purchasing it. It's very easy to read, and has the most clear interpretations of the Quran that I've ever come across!
May Allah continue to guide you.

http://www.amazon.ca/The-Message-Quran-Muhammad-Asad/dp/1904510000

The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others.
If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion of God, then, all one needs to do is pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The “Shahada” is the first and most important of the five pillars of Islam.
With the pronunciation of this testimony, or “Shahada”, with sincere belief and conviction, one enters the fold of Islam.
Upon entering the fold of Islam purely for the Pleasure of God, all of one’s previous sins are forgiven, and one starts a new life of piety and righteousness. The Prophet said to a person who had placed the condition upon the Prophet in accepting Islam that God would forgive his sins:
“Do you not know that accepting Islam destroys all sins which come before it?” (Saheeh Muslim)
When one accepts Islam, they in essence repent from the ways and beliefs of their previous life. One need not to be overburdened by sins committed before their acceptance. The person’s record is clean, and it is as if he was just born from his mother’s womb. One should try as much as possible to keep his records clean and strive to do as many good deeds as possible.
The Holy Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings) both stress the importance of following Islam. God states:
“...The only religion in the sight of God is Islam...” (Quran 3:19)
In another verse of the Holy Quran, God states:
“If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter, he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (their selves in the Hellfire).” (Quran 3:85)
In another saying, Muhammad, the Prophet of God, said:
“Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Prophet, and that Jesus is the Slave of God, His Prophet, and His word[1] which He bestowed in Mary and a spirit created from Him; and that Paradise (Heaven) is true, and that the Hellfire is true, God will eventually admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)
The Prophet of God, may God praise him, also reported:
“Indeed God has forbidden to reside eternally in Hell the person who says: “I testify that none has the right to worship except Allah (God),’ seeking thereby the Face of God.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)
The Declaration of the Testimony (Shahada)
To convert to Islam and become a Muslim a person needs to pronounce the below testimony with conviction and understanding its meaning:
I testify “La ilah illa Allah, Muhammad rasoolu Allah.”
The translation of which is:
“I testify that there is no true god (deity) but God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a Messenger (Prophet) of God.”
To hear it click here or click on “Live Help” above for assistance by chat.
When someone pronounces the testimony with conviction, then he/she have become a Muslim.
The first part of the testimony consists of the most important truth that God revealed to mankind: that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty God. God states in the Holy Quran:
“We did not send the Messenger before you without revealing to him: ‘none has the right to be worshipped except I, therefore worship Me.’” (Quran 21:25)
This conveys that all forms of worship, whether it be praying, fasting, invoking, seeking refuge in, and offering an animal as sacrifice, must be directed to God and to God alone. Directing any form of worship to other than God (whether it be an angel, a messenger, Jesus, Muhammad, a saint, an idol, the sun, the moon, a tree) is seen as a contradiction to the fundamental message of Islam, and it is an unforgivable sin unless it is repented from before one dies. All forms of worship must be directed to God only.
Worship means the performance of deeds and sayings that please God, things which He commanded or encouraged to be performed, either by direct textual proof or by analogy. Thus, worship is not restricted to the implementation of the five pillars of Islam, but also includes every aspect of life. Providing food for one’s family, and saying something pleasant to cheer a person up are also considered acts of worship, if such is done with the intention of pleasing God. This means that, to be accepted, all acts of worship must be carried out sincerely for the Sake of God alone.
The second part of the testimony means that Prophet Muhammad is the servant and chosen messenger of God. This implies that one obeys and follows the commands of the Prophet. One must believe in what he has said, practice his teachings and avoid what he has forbidden. One must therefore worship God only according to his teaching alone, for all the teachings of the Prophet were in fact revelations and inspirations conveyed to him by God.
One must try to mold their lives and character and emulate the Prophet, as he was a living example for humans to follow. God says:
“And indeed you are upon a high standard of moral character.” (Quran 68:4)
God also said:
“And in deed you have a good and upright example in the Messenger of God, for those who hope in the meeting of God and the Hereafter, and mentions God much.” (Quran 33:21)
He was sent in order to practically implement the Quran, in his saying, deeds, legislation as well as all other facets of life. Aisha, the wife of the Prophet, when asked about the character of the Prophet, replied:
“His character was that of the Quran.” (As-Suyooti)
To truly adhere to the second part of the Shahada is to follow his example in all walks of life. God says:
“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): ‘If you (really) love God, then follow me.’” (Quran 3:31)
It also means that Muhammad is the Final Prophet and Messenger of God, and that no (true) Prophet can come after him.
“Muhammad is not the father of any man among you but he is the Messenger of God and the last (end) of the Prophets and God is Ever All-Aware of everything.” (Quran 33:40)
All who claim to be prophets or receive revelation after Muhammad are imposters, and to acknowledge them would be tantamount to disbelief.
We welcome you to Islam, congratulate you for your decision, and will try to help you in any way we can.

I'm glad so many people are helping you.
I'd like to point your attention to this: http://newmuslimacademy.org
It's absolutely free, it lasts a month & is designed for new Muslims to explain the basics of Islam and the next step to take etc...
The instructors include Bilal Philips, Yusuf estes & other renowned Muslim converts & you can join right away.
I feel it's the exact answer to your question & I hope it helps :)

I have read the Koran.
You would do well to do so too before you ask others what's in it.

It is a thoroughly imperfect book just as the Tanakh is filled with imperfect people.

Your concerns about Christianity may be based on Biblical literalists claiming every word is from the mouth of God. Let me assure you the exact same flaw lies within Islam.

The message Christianity has to share is to love thy enemy.
If you cannot do that, love the stranger (thy neighbor).
If you cannot do that, love your friends.
If you cannot do that, love your family.
If you cannot do that, pray for greater ability to love.

What others may say about Jesus is a relative footnote.
We have nothing we can give God, he has anything he wants. We CAN be kind to his children. What father would not love us if we showed kindness for his kids? What father isn't proud of the child that shows concern for his siblings?.

If that makes you Christian, so be it.
If that isn't enough to be Christian in some people's eyes. Then perhaps you are not.

Finding a name for your faith is far less important than discovering what your faith should be.

Mine has a single minded purpose towards love. So far, God has richly rewarded me for practicing this way.

before i show u the way i need to know why u wanna convert to islam ? coz i wanna give u the right plan and the first step of discovering the essence of it and the beauty of it i wanna make u feel the pleaser of this religion

I was raised in christianity abd believe their story is alterd.... The Koran explains you are not allowed to pray to anyone but GOD but they pray to Jesus and Mary... When I ask different questions the priests look at me weird... I believe Islam is the true religion and therefore want to guided with the right path

mashallah! :)

may I ask u what compelled to convert, just for my understanding???

this may help you my brother http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/204/

Asalam o alaikum,my dear brother jazak Allah,i am very happy to come to know that you want to become a muslim.I can help you or we all can help you in this regard.For any help you can ask me not only i can let u know the names of few reverted muslims who used to be christian but also i can let you know few links,you can contact them and they can guide u what to do.

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Assalamu Alykum brother,

1st of all the most important thing to convert into a muslim is your intension ! Deep inside you must be sure that this is the true religion & that i will submit to the only creator i believe in ,ALLAH ! This is the most important.

In order to convert,you have to :
1)Say the Shehada "Testimony" : I testify that there's no other God but ALLAH & that Muhammed is his slave & messenger

2)The other pillars of Islam : praying, fasting,charity & piligrimage

**All muslims all over the world are 1 body,they love,care & help each other! Also we shall be kind & helpful to non muslims

**This book is very important,it's very small but will explain how to convert & the 5 pillars in details :
http://www.islam-guide.com/book-download.htm

**1 more thing: Don't worry about any problem you will face,once you step on the right path,ALLAH will help you & guide you & you will see it yourself

**Finally,for any question & more help,kindly join this facebook group :
https://m.facebook.com/groups/73123635397?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_activity&__user=773260367

my dear brother nouran88 Asalamoalaikum.Jazak Allah my brother for the way you guided DNA001,may Allah accept our these efforts for our religion Islam.Kindly join my groups which i have just created,one is,why islam is a good religion and the second is are you a reverted muslim?.Please share your own experiences and stories and do let others to join me.

regards

Nadeem

Thanks alot for your input... I will really read up o those sites but sorry to ask but I am currently reading Islam in the modern world by Seyyed Hossein Nasr do you think it is good material..... Dont know if you heard about it

I think Yusuf estes is a good one, I appreciate him a lot.
http://www.huda.tv/huda-tv-programs/huda-stars/134-shaikh-yusuf-estes-

i go along with amkamkamk,brother dna011 you should follow Yousuf estes or dr Zakir a naik.

Yeah i have heard about it of course but still didn't read it, I only read it's review by Zachary Markwith ! & I think it's a very good book !

There's another very good article for Seyyed Hossein Nasr called " Reflections on Islam & Modern Science" that i strongly recommend you to read ! It Will help you a lot

Also I recommend you to watch Ahmed Deedat videos on the youtube, they will answer many of your questions !

And if you need any help we are all ready in sha'ALLAH

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Peace be upon you my brother, Firstly I want to explain to you my greet feelings towards you as you chose by yourself to follow the true religion of God, you are better than me who was born readily as a Muslim, I ask Allah for you & us for his guidance along our whole life to his right way.
Firstly you should be total convinced to be a Muslim(and I guess you are), then you should say the testimony of Faith
The testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.” This saying means “There is no true god (deity) but God (Allah),1 and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God.” The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son. This testimony of faith is called the Shahada, a simple formula which should be said with conviction in order to convert to Islam . The testimony of faith is the most important pillar of Islam.
And know the five pillars of Islam & the beliefs which are obviously mentioned here
http://www.islam-guide.com/frm-ch3-16.htm

And I wish you can start praying as soon as possible because it is an amazing pillar of Islam, which keeps us on the right way in our life & give us the feeling that God is with us in each moment in our life
This video will help you to know how to pray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kScrL8m1qMs

And finally, enjoy your new & beatiful life & I wish to meet you in the paradise in shaa Allah

Asalamoalaikum my brother.Jazak Allah for your help for my brother DNA001.I really appreciate it,kindly join my groups one is,why Islam is a good religion and the second is are you a reverted muslim?

regards

Nadeem

Wa Alaikum As-Salam wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh, Thank you my brother, may Allah use us to serve Islam & Humanity , to be gathered in the paradise in shaa Allah

To be honest I was nor sure how to pray and I didnt really wanna ask how to pray but thanks alot... You guys really are helping alot and I give you all my thanks

I'm the one who should thanks you a lot & about prayer don't worry, it will come by time I think you will wish that all the day is prayers :) but as we know Islam is to give Allah his rights & also give the people their rights, facing them with a smile, speak to them in good words, helping them whatever their belongings, this may help you about ablution & prayer when you intend to start in shaa Allah
Ablution
http://arabic.speak7.com/wudu.htm
Prayer
http://arabic.speak7.com/prayer.htm
And this for new Muslims
http://www.newmuslimsproject.net/
But now can I read the best sentence in my life, can I say to you congratulations my New Muslim brother, before that we were brothers in humanity but now we are brothers in both, humanity & the religion of humanity, can you give me this honor to see you writing the shahada by my eyes!

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