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Posted on Sat, Apr 02, 2005 19:53

Hello all. I am, at this point, a non-Muslim but have been doing some soul searching and considering embracing Islam. I have taken a class and studied about Islam at school and it just makes so much more sense than Christianity. I understand that the first step is to do my shahada, but before I dive into that I would love to have some more input from current muslims. It's just such a hard decision especially considering I come from a very conservative, white family that understands very very little about Islam. Unfortunately all they really know of Islam are people like Osama bin Laden and what he stands for. Can anyone give me any advice?



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Posted on Wed, Dec 10, 2008 04:58

which Bible version do you have ?
also you mentioned matthew chapter 26;64 ?? ahh you must have misunderstood it so please let me help you what was supposely said according to king james version,,thats the version i have,let us start from matt 26;63 But Jesus kept silent. and the high priest answered and said to him,I put you under oath by the living God;Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God!"(26;64) Jesus said to him, it is as you said, (nevertheless,)I say to you, hearafter you will see the "SON OF MAN "sitting at the right hand of the "POWER"and comming on the clouds of heaven, ahhhhhhh you see you didnt understand the full contex of the verse ? Allow me to help you because i love and respect Jesus,and i will help you for the sake of God' according to the verse it is saying 26;64 That is what you claime' however,I say to you hearafter .you will see the "SON OF MAN " meaning(HUMAN BEING)aramaih language is what the language of the time)sitting at the right hand of the Power and comming on the clouds of heaven.(yes Jesus grew up in a jewish neighbourhood it would be better for you to ask a biblical historian thats an atheist or an agnostic so you dont get an biast answer,,)humble yourself,seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened up to you,and when you find the truth ? you will be at static,I leave you with some kind and thoughtfull words,All God,s prophets had one thing in common'it written in the !st commandment of Moses " Worship the One God " the One God alone,(monothesis)May God help you understand,,



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Posted on Tue, Feb 19, 2008 11:43

Quoting godschild:

I'am very sad to find out that you want to convert to Islam.
If you want to go to Heaven, Jesus IS the ONLY way. Want prove? In Matthew 26:64 it says: Tell us if you are the Son of God. Yes, it is as you say, Jesus replied.
There is no other God but Jesus Christ. Jesus is not a liar.


Isn't Adam the son of God too?

Jesus is not a liar, we can accept that. Jesus is after all one of the prophets. But what about Matthew??? The writings or recollections of a human, can we ascertain there are definitely no mistakes or contradictions? And can we say the penmanship made by a human are the Words of God??



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Posted on Fri, Jan 04, 2008 23:24

I'am very sad to find out that you want to convert to Islam.
If you want to go to Heaven, Jesus IS the ONLY way. Want prove? In Matthew 26:64 it says: Tell us if you are the Son of God. Yes, it is as you say, Jesus replied.
There is no other God but Jesus Christ. Jesus is not a liar.



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Posted on Wed, Aug 22, 2007 15:50

well i to was there at a point in my life and i converted and all i can say is that i feel at home in ISLAM and you will bedoing the right thing , also i have lots of friends that will help you just as they help me pls write back to me so i can get you more imformation you will be going in the right way of life .



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Posted on Mon, Aug 06, 2007 20:36

Assalamu Alikom
welcome my sister i am very pleased that you on the right way.
as much as i new no there isn't any thing band with your work.
complete your way and my advice for you is to ask Allah the right way in every thing that you will do.wassalam.



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Posted on Sun, Dec 03, 2006 20:52

To sister Rosemarie
Just a personal opinion (not a Fatwa, religious decree), sister.
About converting to Islam and affecting your job as a hairdressor. Doing hairdressing for women is Ok there's nothing wrong with that, since you're a female yourself.
But doing hairdressing for men, you need to take into account the islamic teaching limits when you do that:
i.e regarding touching the man's hair,
try not to teach the man's hair or,
if your job requires you to touch the client's hair, then try using some thin plastic gloves.
Also try to do this man's haircutting
where there is a crowd, ie. not confined to you and the client alone in a closed room.
May God bless you! Take care



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Posted on Wed, Oct 18, 2006 03:54

Salammo Alaykum... Brothers & Sister, welcome for Islam may Allah bless us... Alhamdullillah...Masha Allah... Anybody there at site, new converting to Islam, read book of Qur-an English translation I know now every bookstore the have available (Qur-an & Hadith) translations for more researching about Islam or else go for mosque find who the person knowing more about Islam to teaching and guide you! because Islam is a complete way of Life...ALLAH BLESS YOUR FAMILY Brothers & Sister!!!

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Posted on Wed, Sep 13, 2006 07:07

Hello, i'm happy that you already think about converted into islam/moslem, if you don't mind learn more information about moslem there, i hope that would be useful for you, sallam



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Posted on Sun, Sep 10, 2006 11:58

Assalaamu 'alaikum
i was just wondering if anybody could give me any info that would help me. i want to convert to musilm im a white female and beileve in my heart that this is the right path to chose i believe that there is only one god and we are here to serve him by doing good and i work as a hairdresser would it effect my job by doing hair please can somebody help thank you very much



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Posted on Sun, Sep 03, 2006 04:47

Assalam-warahmatula,
Congratulation for your courage that make you come to this position. This obvious that Allah (SWT)has chosen you. Keep Reading and improve your knowledge. And ask your soul what it wants. Do not fear of anything but Allah. This is the most important thing should we always bear on mind. However here is a web site where you can find info regarding people have converted in to Islam in past decades.



May Allah give you and us more strength and knowledge. Amen

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Posted on Fri, Jul 28, 2006 08:16

As Salaamu Alaykum,
It's wonderful to hear about the success stories of accepting, or as you say(reverted/converted) to the blessit religion of islaam. I remeber when I first accepted the guidance of Islaam 10yrs ago. I was only 17teen and in my neighborhood the only young muslim. I felt alittle embarrassed some growing up in the urban community where everybody my age was enjoying there youth in sin and illegal amusement. especially, when I first started wearing the islamic attire. But as time went along I began to gain confidence in accepting who I became. Know that Allah testes those whom He loves and has a reward for those who are patient.
Now alhamdulillah, I am able to walk around in a place where everybody is muslim and feel in place to be a muslim striving for Jennah.



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Posted on Sun, Jul 23, 2006 02:51

I converted (reverted) during the first week of june this year. My family is also christian and I live in eastern kentucky where muslims almost don't exist. I am a senior in high school and live with my family and they sometimes tease me and stuff. The whole area I live in is white christian and is racist. My grandfather has KKK tatoos.
I would definetly advise converting. You will certainly run into problems but keep your trust in ALLAH. Also when you first convert wait until your knowledge and faith become stronger, probably at least 3 or 4 months, before openly becoming muslim to everyone. Don't throw everything on yourself at once or you may start to lose faith.



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Posted on Thu, Jul 13, 2006 14:58

Please do not put your opinion. You may be wrong. You are not God or Rasul, that you can't be wrong.
If you know any Koran Ayat or hadith about Music, let's share it, please. Do not follow your fore-fathers, or Scholars, they may be wrong, but Allah and Rasul can't be. So don't follow the scholars and mullahs. It is risky. There is no piont of return after you die.

Allah says follow the Koran and Rasul and then one who knows thoroughly and if you do not agree with the scholars then go back to the Koran and Hadith. Allah did not say if you do not follow the scholars you will go to hell. Did He?
The only reason for sending the Koran in Arabic is for us to UNDERSTAND {Koran 12:2]. If the language of Arab had been French, the Koran would be sent in French. So there is no ifs and buts. We must understand it and then we could follow it. Unless we use this Book as a daily guide we can not be God fearing[Koran 2:2], that means we can't be muslim.



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Posted on Thu, Jul 13, 2006 14:34

Few extremists, so-called muslims created Islam fobia in the western society by committing suicide killing others with them.
Killing one is like killing all, saving one is like saving all[ Koran 5:32]
So they are disobeying Allah. The punishment of ignoring Allah is burning again again [Koran 4:56]
Muhammad[sa] said ---"the one who commits suicide he will be inflicted by that weapon in the heareafter."
Did he ever tell a single lie?
So few muslims think killing some kafeers will take him to heaven. That's why he commits suicide.If he knew that that will take him to hell, he would never ever kill others.
The problem is that almost 90% Muslims follow the Mullahs, Scholars instead of Koran and Hadith. These scholars can be wrong. Can the Koran and hadith be wrong?
According to Rasul[sa] , Allah will not forgive unless the victim forgives. So how can the victim forgives, he is already dead. If you run away with my money, do you think Allah will forgive you unless I forgive? Not in a million years.
Did Rasul ever attacked any Kafeer?
Did he ever tell one to attack kafeers?

Unless you follow Koran and hadith, don't think of going to heaven as you become Kafeer then.
Koran is the Guide for the God-fearing [Koran 2:2]
So if you call yourself a God fearing person then you must use the Koran as a guide in your daily life. There is no ifts and buts.
If you are not a God fearing then you become a kafeer.
Here I did not put my opinion. I just quoted Koran and Hadith. If you follow them you become a muslim, if not you become a kafeer. The choice is yours.
If we would use this sura 2:2, most people on Earth would accept Islam.



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Posted on Thu, Jun 29, 2006 17:25

salaam,

It's great to hear that u thinking about converting. And if u do CONGRATULATION!! You know it's a big thing. And for ur family, i would say give them the information that u found out to them so that they can further there knowlegde about islam or they might except u to become a muslim u know, Or they might tooexcept,its all up to allah. And tell them about Osama bin laden, and not to worry.So I'll pray that Allah our creater might show the right path always.. SO WORK AND STIRVE(is what i say)
May Peace be upon You



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Posted on Thu, Jun 15, 2006 22:51

i think its wonderful, I love how the women do things, Im so into it. I started learning about these things and I love it, It touches me in the heart, I love to hear about the women do and donts,



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Posted on Mon, Jun 12, 2006 23:17

aslaama aleykum ALL
HERE'S MY ADVICE MR. DRUMMER
first of all May Allah give you guidance AMEEN.
you said you learned about Islam and that's the best Dicition to make i will advise you to keep going til you get the light of Islam. thank you



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Posted on Sat, Jun 03, 2006 00:08

okay well , GOD BLESS YOU...... lol and you know its truley whats in your heart ....i understand you come from a white family. But just becouse they might look at you weird or somthing dosent meen you give up you love for islam....that is if you truley are into it...and as far as osama bin laden...si down with them and explain that he wan a fanatic..... and i think thats being a bit stereotype..... but what your disscion make sure it come from your heart and not from your head......any way i am always here for ya! anaisha allah ....i do hope you will see allah's path and let him gide you.



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Posted on Wed, May 31, 2006 23:48

alhamdulillah, may allah bless you, you must study more about islam and all of the islamic's school of thought.
i am converting into sunni from christianity. i always improve my knowledge, so then i found the originally of islam is islam who taught by mohammed and the family of mohammed. so, i convert myself from sunni path into shia path.
may god bless you...

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