I Want To Become A Muslim, I Need Advice Regarding My New Life

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I am a non-Muslim, and I want to enter Islam to start
a new life as a member of a beautiful Muslim community. I need your advice.


Praise be to Allah.

We are very happy that you sent a message to our
website when the light began to shine on your heart and your heart began to
open and feel at ease with that new light, from which Allah likes His slaves to
seek guidance.

That is the main turning point in your entire life,
not only this transient worldly life, but also what will result from this
decision in your eternal life in the hereafter, either in Allah’s Paradise, as
Allah loves for His slaves and what we hope for you, to abide therein forever,
enjoying bliss in its gardens, never feeling miserable or tired, never dying,
never growing old, never feeling stress or grief; rather it will be a state of
eternal happiness;
or in the fire of Hell – may Allah protect us from it –
abiding therein forever, never dying therein so that one might have respite,
and never living a life of ease and well-being; rather its people will suffer a
humiliating torment, abiding therein for all eternity, and never leaving it.

This moment when you told us of your desire to enter
Islam is the greatest moment of your life, when you felt at ease and your heart
became open and filled with light after darkness. Allah, may He be exalted,
says (interpretation of the meaning): “So whoever Allah wants to guide - He
expands his heart to [contain] Islam; and whoever He wants to misguide - He
makes his heart tight and constricted as though he were climbing into the sky.
Thus does Allah place defilement upon those who do not believe” [al-An‘aam

So make the most of this moment, do not procrastinate
or delay, and do not hesitate to make the most of it.

Do not close this window after your heart has begun to
feel the breeze of a new dawn, for if you close it – may Allah protect you from
that – your heart will soon be deadened, without any breeze from the Most
Gracious to bring it back to life.

Do not delay inhaling this breeze that is blowing on
your heart, for if you delay taking advantage of this fresh morning breeze, the
heat of the sun will soon touch you and its flames will burn you.

So hasten, for if this opportunity passes, it may not
return. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “And We
will turn away their hearts and their eyes just as they refused to believe in
it the first time. And We will leave them in their transgression, wandering
blindly” [al-An‘aam 6:110].

Hasten to take this opportunity in this moment, for
other people wasted this opportunity, then wished that it would come back, but
if it is missed the first time and life ends, it will never return. Allah, may
He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Alif, Lam, Ra. These are the verses of the Book and a
clear Qur’an.

Perhaps those who disbelieve will wish that they had
been Muslims.

Let them eat and enjoy themselves and be diverted by
[false] hope, for they are going to know” [al-Hijr 15:1-3].

Hasten, for the matter is very easy and
straightforward for those whom Allah helps and guides.

It was narrated that Mu‘aadh ibn Jabal said: I was
with the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) on a
journey, and one morning I was very close to him as we were travelling, so I
said: O Messenger of Allah, tell me of a deed that will admit me to Paradise
and keep me far away from Hell.

He said: “You have asked about something momentous,
but it is easy for the one for whom Allah makes it easy.

Worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him,
establish prayer, give zakaah, fast Ramadan, and go on pilgrimage to the House
[the Ka‘bah].”

Then he said: “Shall I not tell you of the means of
goodness? Fasting is a shield; charity extinguishes sin as water extinguishes
fire; and a man’s prayer in the depths of the night – ” Then he recited
(interpretation of the meaning):


“They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate their
Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend

And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of
comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do” [as-Sajdah 32:16-17].

Then he said: “Shall I not tell you of the head of the
matter, and its pillar and pinnacle?” I said: Yes, O Messenger of Allah. He
said: “The head of the matter is Islam, its pillar is prayer and its pinnacle
is jihad.”

Then he said: “Shall I not tell you of the basis of
all that?”

I said: Yes, O Messenger of Allah.

He took hold of his tongue then said: “Restrain this.”

I said: O Prophet of Allah, will we be brought to
account for what we say?

He said: “May your mother be bereft of you, O Mu‘aadh!
Are people thrown onto their faces – or their noses – in Hell for anything
other than the harvest of their tongues?”

Narrated by at-Tirmidhi (2616). He said: This is a
hasan saheeh hadith. It was also narrated by Ahmad and others, and classed as
saheeh by al-Albaani.

You do not need a priest to baptize you, or an
intermediary to mediate for you, or anyone to guide you to Him, for He, may He
be glorified, guides you Himself and has introduced Himself to you in His
revelation and on the lips of His Messengers. So turn to Him, for He is near;
he is closer to you than you think or can imagine:

“And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad],
concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant
when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in
Me that they may be [rightly] guided” [al-Baqarah 2:186].

You have no need to ask about a time or an hour, by
night or by day, to turn to your Lord and begin your new life. Anytime is the
time for that.

It was narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash‘ari (may Allah
be pleased with him), that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon
him) said: “Indeed Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, holds out His hand
at night to accept the repentance of those who have sinned during the day, and
He holds out his hand by day to accept the repentance of those who have sinned
at night – until the sun rises from its place of setting.” Narrated by Muslim


Beware lest the Shaytaan bar you from the religion of
Allah and come between you and your Lord because of some sin that you
committed, or a dark past. Leave all of that behind you, and start a new page
that is bright and clear, a new covenant with your Lord, and repentance from
disbelief and all that it entailed, no matter what happened in the past at the
time of disbelief.

“Say, ‘O My servants who have transgressed against
themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah
forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.’

And return [in repentance] to your Lord and submit to
Him before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped

And follow the best of what was revealed to you from
your Lord before the punishment comes upon you suddenly while you do not

Lest a soul should say, ‘Oh [how great is] my regret
over what I neglected in regard to Allah and that I was among the mockers.’

Or [lest] it say, ‘If only Allah had guided me, I
would have been among the righteous.’

Or [lest] it say when it sees the punishment, ‘If only
I had another turn so I could be among the doers of good.’

But yes, there had come to you My verses, but you
denied them and were arrogant, and you were among the disbelievers

And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who
lied about Allah [with] their faces blackened. Is there not in Hell a residence
for the arrogant

And Allah will save those who feared Him by their
attainment; no evil will touch them, nor will they grieve ” [az-Zumar

Islam erases everything that came before it of shirk
(association of others with Allah), the deeds of shirk, the condition of shirk
and the covenant of shirk. So cast these burdens from your back that had
weighed you down, and begin a clean, pure life with the Lord of the Worlds;
turn to Him and flee to Him.

Yes, your happiness, your comfort and your ease – in
this world and the hereafter – depend on entering this religion of Islam and
following the guidance of this new light.


“Indeed in that is a sign for those who fear the
punishment of the Hereafter. That is a Day for which the people will be
gathered, and that is a Day [which will be] witnessed,


And We do not delay it except for a limited term.


The Day it comes no soul will speak except by His
permission. And among them will be the wretched and the prosperous.


As for those who were [destined to be] wretched, they
will be in the Fire. For them therein is [violent] exhaling and inhaling.


 [They will be]
abiding therein as long as the heavens and the earth endure, except what your
Lord should will. Indeed, your Lord is an effecter of what He intends.


And as for those who were [destined to be] prosperous,
they will be in Paradise, abiding therein as long as the heavens and the earth
endure, except what your Lord should will - a bestowal uninterrupted” [Hood


There is no need for any condition or stipulation
other than leaving your previous religion and entering Islam by saying,
“Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illa Allah wa anna Muhammadan rasoolullah (I bear
witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad
is the Messenger of Allah).”


You should understand that by doing that, you have
left behind your old beliefs and all human religions, and you have nothing left
but a Lord Whom you worship, and no god in whom you believe and to whom you
pray except the Lord of the Worlds.


You have no messenger whom you follow, except the
Prophet of Islam, Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon


You have no religion and no thought that you follow,
except the religion of Islam. Allah (may He be exalted) says:


“And whoever desires other than Islam as religion -
never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the
losers” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:85].


We would like you now to hasten and wash your entire
body, to start a new life, clean and pure both outwardly and inwardly.


The moment you enter Islam and begin a new covenant
with the Lord of the Worlds, we will be very happy to hear any questions you
may have about your new religion and what you need to know about acts of
worship and interactions with others. So do not hesitate to ask us, and send us
any questions and ask us about any problems you face.


If there is an Islamic centre near you, then the best
is to get in touch with them, and meet them and mix with the people there. That
will help you with what you need to learn about your religion, and you will
find there the right environment that will help you to adhere to the religion
that you have embraced.


We ask Allah to open your heart to Islam, guide you
and enable you to do that which He loves and is pleased with.


And Allah knows best.









ﺳُﺒﺤَﺎﻧَﻚَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﻭَﺑِﺤَﻤْﺪِﻙَ ﺃﺷْﻬَﺪُ ﺃﻥ ﻟَﺎ ﺇِﻟَﻪَ ﺇِﻻَّ ﺃﻧْﺖَ ﺃﺳْﺘَﻐْﻔِﺮُﻙَ ﻭﺃَﺗُﻮﺏُ ﺇِﻟَﻴْﻚ

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