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  • Reciting the two testimonies of faith is must for embracing Islam Date: 19-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. There is a hadith about a slave girl whom the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,asked where "Allah" is, to which she replied, “In the heaven.” The Messenger said, “Set her free, she is a believer.” Could this be the base of a non-Muslim becominga muslim today? For example, I would ask them where Allah is.. More

  • Mistakes in pronouncing Shahaadah when converting to Islam Date: 16-8-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. If someone says the Shahadah (testimony of faith) and does not say the it in the correct way in Arabic and English; does it count as converting to Islam if you do not learn to say it in correct way? For example, when Muslims pray or read Quran in Arabic, they need to repeat it if it contained mistakes. Thank you for your time. https://en.wik.. More

  • Taking Shahaadah does not have to be in public Date: 7-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a female muslim revert, praise be to Allaah. I am the only Muslim in my family, and because of this I usually get into some problems with my grandmother, who became my guardian after my mother passed away in 1999. So, recently, when I went to visit her, she started quarelling with me about why I am still Muslim and in a bid to.. More

  • Issuing certificate of conversion to Islam is not bid'ah Date: 28-1-2016

    In America, at our masjid, when a new Muslim converts, we issue a certificate for him. We tell him that it is not required in the religion but that it may be a means of protecting his/her rights pertaining to marriage, Hajj, or a proper burial and the likes. Some of the youth deemed it to be a bid'ah (innovation) in the religion and stated there was.. More

  • It is recommended for a new convert to have his head shaved Date: 21-6-2014

    Assalaam alaykum. Should the person who converts to Islam shave his head? Is it mandatory? .. More

  • Embracing Islam needs no rites or official procedures Date: 11-3-2012

    I have a Christian servant whom I always talk to about Islam and endear it to her. Later, she decided to adopt Islam out of total conviction. What are the procedures she should follow to announce her adoption of Islam? Should she go to a Shaykh and announce that she has embraced Islam? What are the things I should teach her?.. More

  • Uttering the two testimonies of faith, enough to become a Muslim? Date: 14-9-2011

    A non-Muslim girl had a relationship with a Muslim young man and embraced Islam because she loved him, so that he would marry her. She uttered the two testimonies of faith, so is her Islam acceptable?.. More

  • Gradual commitment of new Muslims Date: 28-2-2011

    A friend’s wife is a recent revert to Islam; she accepted Islam six months ago. She performs the obligatory acts of worship; however, she is still doing things that are forbidden in Islam. She may sit with an old male friend, for instance, when her husband is not present or talk to him on the phone. She justifies this by saying that he is like.. More

  • He said his testimony of faith while drunk Date: 6-2-2011

    I said my shahada while drunk,does this nullify/negate it?.. More

  • He wants to embrace Islam while believing that Jesus is his Savior Date: 3-2-2010

    I am a Christian man, and I believe Muhammed to be the last prophet (peace be upon him) I believe that Allah is the one true God, and Jesus as my Savior, of course as well as Allah. Would I be a muslim under these circumstances if I wanted to marry a muslim woman?.. More

  • Embracing Islam without knowing much about it Date: 5-7-2009

    Can a lady convert to Islam without knowing more than the shahada ? Certain woman chose to become Muslim without actuall knowledge of Islam which can cause difficulties in the marriage and with the kids later on. How can we prevent woman to not revert simply for a man or woman without proper knowledge of Islam ?Alao is there any ISLAMIC requirements.. More

  • Embracing Islam for the purpose of marriage Date: 5-3-2008

    many cases of people converting to islam for love. would this be considered a valid reason?? i mean they entered islam just to get married to the muslim man or woman and really don't have interest in the religion or any religion at all for that matter... More

  • Declaring the Two Testimonies of Faith indicates belief Date: 17-1-2008

    Is a person a Muslim after declaring the two testimonies of faith? Is a person supposed to learn the issue of Tawheed (Islamic monotheism) before being declared a Muslim? .. More

  • Raising the index finger when embracing Islam Date: 9-12-2007

    Salam alaikum,is there a hadith that says,that if someone reverted to islam and while he is saying his shadah to Allah he must point his index fingerlike the way we are doing in our prayer while in tashahud, and also is it haram to wear a ring on that finger.?jazaka Allahum khair.. More

  • Marrying a new male convert to Islam Date: 12-11-2007

    Is it permissible for a Christian, being convinced of Islam and having decided to embrace it, to marry a Muslim woman? How can I help him? To be a Muslim, must he read and be convinced of the whole of the Quran, or just utter the testimony: La Ilaaha Illallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allaah). Please note that he is Spanish and his.. More

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