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"Allah is but one God. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs." [4:171]

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ef0fae No.28164

I am thinking about converting to islam

i have gotten through the religion and theres literally

none i disagree with. and i find it to be a legit great

religion and the proper way of life

Any converts here?

im a former christian

52243e No.28165

>>28164

Welcome to the board!

I'm pretty sure everyone here is a convert.


88b286 No.28166

Lot's of converts that can answer your questions here inshallah. Have you visited your local mosque yet?


eb2859 No.28167

>>28164

You can ask questions or for any help in your local masjid. Also, you can check out the discord server "muslim.chat". There are quite a few converts there and people there are generally helpful.


7c1584 No.28173

>>28164

>Any converts here?

ehh, just a few, this is a slow board and most threads are the same person/people.


f024b5 No.28178

>>28164

Welcome to the board brother. We prefer the term "revert" around here.


ef0fae No.28185

>>28165

>>28178

thank you

>>28166

i have not,but that is because there is no mosque around here since i live in a very christian country.and the mosque that exists is very very far away from me. A shame but i hope to visit it of course.

>>28167

i which there was a mosque near me,so far i only have been studying as much as i can about islam.i also intend to read the whole quran as soon as possible. plus i want to start studying and learn arabic(which i also always considered a very beautiful language)

all of you have been very nice,thank you


ef0fae No.28186

>>28178

also if you prefer the term revert that is what i shall use


88b286 No.28190


524acd No.28199

>>28190 (you)

Lol 😂


8b263c No.28200

Can you share the story of your journey to Islam and what finally led you to this position?


ef0fae No.28212

>>28200

Basically i was more "agnostic" than anything else for many years.and even in those days i always had some level of respect towards religion.

I got turned into christianity after a while,but to be honest many things felt "uncomplete" about christianity and there was also many many things i did not agree with.

I was not a supporter of islam with tons of cognitive dissonance since aldo i saw islam as something "negative"i was literally non stop always talking in a positive manner about islam in the sense i literally couldnt see ONE thing that i disagreed with the religion and defended it never the less(complete cognitive dissonance)

i happened wrongly to see islam as a "religion that was exclusive to the arab people" and their form of religion expression.

i couldnt deal anymore with the hypocrisy,it became obvious islam had all the answers on how to live life and it was the TRUE religion.

I still have respect for christians,but i was missguided to think of christianity as the true religion also ignoring islam recognizes jesus christ.

islam is the way of life,it is the way of the universe and i can even say it is the only thing that can bring peace into this world.


c8c967 No.28220

>i have gotten through the religion and theres literally none i disagree with. and i find it to be a legit great religion and the proper way of life

Exact same case here. Strongly considering conversion.


19857b No.28222

>>28220

>>28212

As a convert, basically my experience was identical. When I studied Islam my reaction was "hey, this what I ALREADY believe". This is because Islam corresponds to our innate human nature (called the "fitrah" in Arabic). This is why it is common to call converts to Islam "reverts", because you're just reverting to you innate God-given nature.


ef0fae No.28230

>>28223

i was already a christian and did believe in obeying in god and i rejected individuality with all of my being before,i realized i was not following the true religion after i started studying islam.what led me to islam was my honest and sincere admiration for the religion.But of course i know IT IS NOT about me,and i shall obey the law of allah.

i am glad that my admiration led me to the true path of life that is islam.Allah i shall obey and not question.

>>28222

YES exactly!This is was the major reason i started to believe islam was the path,because islam corresponds to our innate human nature unlike christianity which does not. So i got curious and started studying it more and more and there you go.I ended up on the right path


9dfe60 No.28581

>>28230

>i am glad that my admiration led me to the true path of life that is islam.Allah i shall obey and not question.

>what led me to islam was my honest and sincere admiration

really a sign of pride and nothing else, what should lead you to any religion is the force of truth compelling you, it shouldn't even be a 'choice' but something you fall into by the grace of God. Oh well, you tried.


88b286 No.28584

>>28581

>it shouldn't even be a 'choice' but something you fall into by the grace of God

How can you tell? And are you telling him to not use his brain? lol


4e9863 No.28632

>>28584

Quite the opposite, I want his brain to compel him towards the true path, not the path he seems to find admirable or elegant. Whatever that path may be compulsion towards the truth should be the foundation, and the truth shall set him free.

For example I don't say that a triangle's angles add to 180degrees because of my admiration for Euclid or because mathematics is so beautiful and its followers are so rigorous, but because my brain compels me to that fact, l can't deny 2+2 = 4, except at the cost of self-deception.

I'd like to here converts speak about their conversion process as something almost involuntary. Almost, not totally, because they need to acquiesce to the truth once they find it, otherwise they are hypocrites. But I'm afraid many converts to religion don't really "find the truth" but instead find something admirable or helpful or "rational" instead…


15c781 No.28634

>>28632

>>28581

I disagree. When I read his account it reminded me of the following verses:

>"And know that among you is Allah's Messenger: were he, in many matters, to follow your (wishes), ye would certainly fall into misfortune: But Allah has endeared the Faith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts, and He has made hateful to you Unbelief, wickedness, and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness;-"

49:7

>"Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.

>And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognise the truth: they pray: "Our Lord! we believe; write us down among the witnesses."

5:82-83


88b286 No.28697

>>28632

So it has to be an emotional experience? That's completely subjective and isn't solid grounds to convert. Some ppl just don't feel that. And some do. The important part is being convinced by the logic of islamic theology. Meaning 1 Allah, and the prophethood of Muhammad pbuh. That's it, we don't make false promises of holy spirit orgasm for every new member or whatever. We rely on logic and evidence.


d9fc69 No.28712

I haven't converted yet, but I'm heavily inclined to convert. More so after reading Reza Aslan's 'Zealot'. However, I already had my doubts, theologically.

There's a couple of spiritual/religious options left that I'm considering, and I haven't converted yet because as appealing as Islam is, there's no going back, so I need to do a close examination


52243e No.28714

>>28712

If you are aware of Qur'an, Allah's message, and you don't convert to Islam, then there is no going back. Religion is not a cafeteria. There is only one God and his perfect religion is Islam.


88b286 No.28716

>>28712

Yes, you are correct. Got any questions?


e2399f No.28730

>>28714

Not him, but I only converted a year after i was already sure that the content of the Shahada was true and that the Quran was the word of God. I had to research and be sure I was making the right decision and that my initial impression was correct.


e5c514 No.28855

I hope you won't revert if you do convert.

It'll be tough.

Most become disillusioned with the community and find a huge lack of support.

That's how it is. Most Muslims are idiots so you might not enjoy their company.

Make sure you don't do this for others. Only do it for yourself.


613f73 No.28912

>>28855

not him but people should realize that this is not really about us in the long term and our thoughts about the faith does not change the fact of it. There's no alternative, anyways.

I'm thankful for it.


cbccf7 No.28948

>>28697

>it has to be emotional

no it has to be a higher-rational-intuitive process, admitting 1+1 = 2 isn't based on emotions, realizing you're going to die one day isn't emotional.. What OP is doing sounds like the emotional appeal since he bases conversion on "admiration" rather than logic and adherence to the truth

>That's it, we don't make false promises of holy spirit orgasm for every new member or whatever. We rely on logic and evidence.

nothing of the sort was said. I made analogies using triangles and math….




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