If you are contemplating to become a Muslim and you cannot directly find a Muslim gathering in which you can state your shahadah, this is not a problem. Islam is a realistic religion; it never requires something which is impossible to do for a person.
My friend and I bought some marijuana and were getting ready to leave when my friend told me that one of the guys there invited us to his apartment to give him a book. We left for the guy’s apartment, and when we got there, he gave my friend a book…
I can say that by becoming Muslim, I won Muhammad (peace be upon him) without losing Jesus (peace be upon him). This is really a point of strength in Islam which shows that anyone who loves Jesus can embrace Islam without having to stop loving Jesus because Islam teaches Muslims to love and believe in all the prophets of God.
Islam was something foreign. I grew up to believe that Islam is a bad and hateful religion that suppresses women. I couldn’t understand when women would choose to wear a scarf around her head. Muslims were the people you heard about in the news.
It is important to realize that the level of excitement you felt in taking the shahadah will likely fade away as you get back to living. It’s inevitable and it does not necessarily mean that you are a “bad” Muslim or have done anything wrong. The faith, ebbs and flows just like a babbling brook in the middle of a grassy meadow.
Short answer: Prophet Muhammad was living example of how to implement Islam, and by following his example, we are obeying God’s commands in the Quran. Without his revelation, the Quran, the Muslim faith would not be complete. We must embrace him as the final prophet or we are not fully embracing Islam. Salam Dear Reader, Thank …
Much has been written on what a new Muslim should do after converting. What the first steps after shahadah should be is a topic even I have expounded on many times—like the article I wrote entitled, The First Step A New Convert Should Take…
Watch Brother Anthony accept Islam with Yusef Estes before the Friday prayer! MashAllah!
Tom always thought of himself as normal, average even. He grew up in the middle-class neighborhood in middle America. He made good grades in school, had lots of friends, and even was an eagle scout—an achievement not many young men accomplish.
On 27th Ramadan this year, Mariana said her shahadah and became a Muslim. Watch here as she says it in front of a group of sisters and then in front of the mosque congregation! MashAllah!