God makes converting to Islam easy, not difficult. The most fundamental belief in Islam is that there is no true god (deity) but Allah. He, the One, the Only, the First and the Last, has no partners, sons, daughters or intermediaries. He is Alone in His Dominion and in His Omnipotence. It is a very simple concept, it is simply the truth. Nevertheless sometimes the pure belief in God can be overwhelming. Often we are surprised when we call for God and He answers immediately. The religion ... [Continue Reading]
How do I become a Muslim?
What Drives People to Convert to Islam?
The various aspects of Islam which drives people to convert despite its negative portrayal in the media. The nature of religious faith is quite mysterious. As part of their religious faiths, people believe in a variety of deities. There are people who have religious faith in the unseen supreme inimitable power, and then there are others who believe in some humans as Gods, or animals (e.g. monkeys), fire, idols made of stone, and the list goes on. A lot is associated with having a religious ... [Continue Reading]
The Benefits of Converting to Islam
Many articles on this web explain how easy it is to convert to Islam. There are also articles and videos that discuss the obstacles that can prevent one from accepting Islam. Real converts tell their stories, and we can share their elation and excitement. There is even an article that explains exactly how to become Muslim. Converting to Islam is covered from many different angles and this series of articles discuss the benefits that come from converting to Islam. Many advantages are gained by ... [Continue Reading]
Breaking the News to Family
A two-part lesson containing practical advice for new comers to Islam facing the challenge of breaking the news of their new faith to friends and family. Part 1: This lesson aims to dispel anxiety and develop confidence in dealing with loved ones. Objectives · To remove anxiety caused by the fear of announcing one’s conversion and to develop confidence when dealing with loved ones. · To enable one to identify the a suitable strategy for breaking the news of one’s conversion to ... [Continue Reading]
Getting Adjusted To the Muslim Community
Practicing Islam entails one to participate in the community of faithful in communal worship. This lesson provides guidance to help in the process of adjusting and becoming part of the Muslim community.Practicing Islam entails one to participate in the community of faithful in communal worship. This lesson provides guidance to help in the process of adjusting and becoming part of the Muslim community. To understand seven important points related to adjusting, participating and becoming a part ... [Continue Reading]
Trials and Tribulations after Conversion: God’s mercy is embedded in the difficulties of life
Taqwa - Linguistically it means “to protect” or “to shield”, as in to protect oneself from wrongdoing. In Islam, Taqwa refers to consciousness of Allah. It describes a state of awareness of Allah in everything you do. Sahabah - the plural form of “Sahabi,” which translates to Companions. A sahabi, as the word is commonly used today, is someone who saw Prophet Muhammad, believed in him and died as a Muslim. Shaytan - (sometimes spelt shaitan or shaytaan) the word used in Islam and the ... [Continue Reading]