What Attracts People to Islam
New revert stated: I feel as though Islam has been calling me my entire life and it was only until recently that I finally learned how to listen. The peace and love that I feel not only for my being, but for those around me through the all encompassing lens of my faith is a breath of fresh air. There are no human saints or priests to speak to, no Son of God who I have to pray to in order for my sins to be forgiven, just myself and Allah. Every time I pray, five times a day or more, it’s just myself and my creator and it’s beautiful beyond words to have that in my life and to be my life
Monica May Allah swt rewards all involved with this article. I’m a revert from Catholicism and for me, I used my Intellect and reason and came to the conclusion that The Quran could only have been authored by Allah swt, and by reading and by learning about the sayings and character of Muhammad s.a.w. is what allowed me to come to the logical conclusion that Islam is the only religion of Truth. From there, grew my faith in Allah’s message and promises, as well as my love, respect and gratitude to Him, The Creator of all that exists, and the Master of the day of Judgment. Exalted is He.
The topic of today’s discussion is hot among most people since 9/11 which open up the mind of most people, but consequently quite disturbing for some Muslims due to oppression or looked at as terrorist, which is just the latest hot accusation of fake made up stories to literally sown the seeds of hate against Muslims and Islam. If you look at most Muslims, they are just nice and easy to get along. They never hate other people due to religion, race or culture. Islam teaches Muslims a one policy that is; “There is no oppression in Islam” and giving human their rights to live in harmony and peace.
I am not going to debate or discuss contradictions against other religions but merely to open the topic for you to consider the opportunity that awaits you.
Do you know that life is really boring for most people; Let’s assume Canada, some people wants his front tooth pulled out to look like a gangster, after some time he feels the trend quite obsolete and disgusting having no front teeth, started to change with a new gold teeth to replace the broken teeth, going to pub is just the next trend with many girls showing some meat, drinking and wasting their valuable life to just enjoying it. The next hit comes body tattooing, some parts of the body are mutilated to display designs and showing it off for others to admire. But when they reach 60 the skins starts to open and becomes wrinkle, the design change to a patch of scar, maybe on the face, head or arms. The man still feels emptiness in his heart. Next try a sex change. Man having change to a female, enjoys his life as a woman for some time, and later felt a deep frustration because he is still a man inside him. Could he change back to a man? Hey dude! This isn’t transformers. The answer is a definite; No! because, whatever has been done cannot be undone. He has to suffer the rest of his life due to his actions.
Why do people do all these things? The reason is clear; to be accepted in a community of guys and gals or groups but the main reason is to be accepted by others as cool.
By nature humans has the tendency to live in groups or community, and being together develops a sense of security or belonging.
Since they join the group, the activities will be followed without considering whether the actions are right or wrong.
So let’ discuss about how faith started to emerge from a society. Part of the belief is passed on through generations; hence culture stem up from these beliefs associated worshipping deities and super naturals. And with it some myths of life. Due to the mixture of people with the same faith and belief strengthens and rooted their religion or way of life. And since many supporters and worshippers, they see such actions as right even though there are no concrete evidence and proof of what they are doing, Conflicts or argument could not settle or break up the belief, hence those who argue are against their gods or deities.
Such conflicts may lead to war or killing somebody just to stop from criticizing or giving others insight of truth. It seems truth should be shut out from the knowledge of most people, for the self interest of groups or worshipers of a certain sects. Humans are born free to debate and have opinion to speak up his rights, but the media has played a vital role in controlling and managing public opinion. That means whoever has an opinion to say something needs to shut their mouth form uttering a word or phrase. Laws and policies are created to keep truth at bay. And making the society feel they are on the right track with most media are just lies and more lies, perhaps only 5% of news can be trusted, whereas the rest of the portion are just information or advertisement.
Having said that; In the 20 century we are now free to breathe and grasp varieties of information.
Google, FB, twitter has opened up a new society of discussions on the wide web. There should not be any person stating he has no knowledge on a certain subject, but verily research is just a finger tips across the world, pressing some magic keywords. And BAM! You hit what you are looking for….your future life destiny, no more spoon feed by our friendly media service. You hold your future of peace and success.
Does the intellectual society still belief in myth, super naturals?
I personally will say; we should update our rusted mind and attitude to a wide horizon of thinking. The world now is open to discussion and forums. You can easily get this information and type in some questions, and at the end of the line somebody you may not know, will type a solution for you. Isn’t it awesome, yet its FREE! Of course do don’t stick to one forum or website. You don’t have to fix on a certain group or thinking. You have more choices to balance between what is right or wrong.
Q: Is Islam based on myth?
A: Islam has been an insurgence empowering people to the arms of tranquillity. The root of Islam is evidence extracted from the holy book “Quran”. The quranic text, is the words of the creator of the universe, extracted by the angel Gabriel and send to His messenger prophet Muhammad (pbuh) In summary the quran express logical reasons and initiate critical thinking as a process to reinforce God conscious. The quran is a final revelation to proof the existence of God and life after death. The main reason; so man could not argue on the day of judgement that they have not received a book from his Lord.
The quran mention in some phrase addressing man at large; stating “Didn’t you think”, ‘look at the catastrophe against the non believers”. Sometimes the quran states: about knowledge. These verses speak to the intellectual being to open up their hearts and minds to the words of the Creator of the Universe. The soundness of this message from God vibrates through the universe through the magnifying glass of empirical evidence. Have you not seen the skies how it is being created, not one drop of the sky falls on earth? How about planets hanging without poles, you have not seen yet the amazing creation, if you travel through space you could not reach the end of the Milky Way. Isn’t the universe so huge and vast? We humans are just like dust from the lens of outer space!. We are just nothing comparable to the fantastic creations!
A program runs to manage the whole universe that is via the will and blessings of the Creator.
Let us use our mind and critical thinking to search for more evidence, “If you want to count the blessings bestowed upon you, you could not count it”
Probing questions will generate information, select carefully and scrutinize myths, assumptions and seek alternatives targeting truth and evidence.
This is the reason reverts are coming to Islam due to the reflection of critical thinking and embarking their journey with research and knowledge. Even though the media portrays an ugly paint against Islam, The truth will always be open for those who one to take a sip of fresh critical and logical questions to pondering problems of today’s’ life. The life of hura hura and full entertainment ends with a new venture of faith and purpose of life to only one goal; that is to seek refuge and please the Creator. We are created to worship our Lord that is Allah as stated in the quran.
In the haditst Qudsi; A phrase and content from God via his prophet Muhammad stated clearly speaking to man;
On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is that among the sayings he relates from his Lord (may He be glorified) is that He said:
“‘O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you. O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you. O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you. O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and you will not attain benefiting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more than a needle decreases the sea if put into it. O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him who finds good praise Allah and let him who finds other than that blame no one but himself.'”
[Muslim (also by at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah).]
Q: Why Western countries reverting to Islam?
What triggers the West or in rich countries accept Islam? They have much money, welfare, high technology, good education, many ways of entertainment. And many spend their lives as machines working all day and have no time to think accept their own self interest..
A: the western people are brain washed to live on the dime and chasing it for the sake of luxury, following the hottest trend and fame. Having enough food would not be enough, unless their ATM has millions of dollars. Not looking back whether the income is permissible or via oppression. Well sir; that’s life!
Inside their hearts ticks a question. I have two options; I want to live a hundred years and enjoy life. What if a person is struck by cancer level 4? The doctor said: I assume you will live for 6 months. Do you know what the patient will do? Ok, I will work hard to accumulate wealth and spend it to travel the world and witness interesting places on earth. What do you think? He knows his going to die within 6 months and his time is up, he still wants to enjoy! If the news informs you of a tycoon coming towards your house, are you going to stay and enjoy a TV show? The storm is coming, aren’t you prepared to face it? If the exam is tomorrow, are you going to sit back saying to yourself, hey relax dude just enjoy the latest Mr Bean on TV, and forfeited that there will be no exam. If you study or not, the exam still will be tomorrow. What I mean is; if the angel of death will be coming to pull off your soul and throwing you to hell fire, are you going to sit back and relax? And thinking there will be no resurrection and judgement day! Does life on earth last? Many have passed away…. and left no trail.
However all these entertainment and chasing the dollar sign does not promise inner peace. The heart gets deeper into immerse greed and the soul struggle to breath, and strangle to death. When the heart is veil with evil deeds, it is difficult for the light of truth to shine upon it. And life goes on with all the entertainment till he ends his life, place upon him the word RIP. Are you sure you will be in the grave and RIP? What if you are tortured nonstop? Can you escape and run out of the grave? Can the accumulated wealth save you? I am pressing you with a lot of question. If you can’t answer the small question confronted to you, I reckon you could not answer the question in your grave.
“The mutual rivalry for amassing wealth and worldly things has distracted you,
Until you enter your graves”. Quran 102:1-2
Islam is based on evidence addressing man via his thinking. In general any duty to worship God must have evidence or verses of the Quran. Islam denies set of rites and sacraments made by man or as mediator to seek refuge.
Q: What are the reasons non Muslims revert to Islam?
Reverting to Islam is a process of thinking and searching for truth. We noticed that engaging in open discussion with logical reasoning seems to be the best solution which later led the non Muslims to Islamic faith. The non Muslims lived in a culture or life concepts which was mould during childhood and it takes time to break the barrier of this magnetize field by asking questions. Islam is always there to provide intellectual solution and proof of the true source of light.
The debate against Islam has always been a point of view where the other religions try justifying that their books and religion is better than Islam and defaming Islam as a barbaric and terrorist ideology.
Let’s find proof.
Q: Do you believe that Jesus is the son of God?
A: No Sir, I think he send the message from God to man.
Q: Why did God send the message?
A: Well, most probably as proof of His existence.
Q: What do you think about Muhammad PBUH?
A: He is a prophet.
Q: Do you belief your statement is truth?
A: Yes, I think so.
Q: A ha that’s mean you are Muslim at heart.
Explanation: You see God send to man messengers to remind man of life after death and the day of judgement and man to worship God the creator of the universe. Scriptures to David, Gospel to Jesus and Quran to Muhammad PBUH
The Quran is the last revelation to man which consist of scientific evidence, stories of prophets, rules and legislation, social harmony, peace and war. The Quran describe life after death and the judgement day to warn man of that dreadful day, when heads drop down looking at the floor in shame and humiliation and some thrown in hell fire. It warns man from the evil desire of jinn and Satan. The Quran teaches man a high moral value towards man and God conscious. The prophet Muhammad PBUH as an exemplar to teach man God’s messages.
Q: Do you think God is three or one?
A: Well, I am not sure yet.
Explain: is ok, you stated earlier that Jesus is not the son of God, is that right?
Explain; You see God in his attributes do not accept partnership of association, If there is two God, one is doing good and another wants to destroy, what do you think will happen to earth?
A: I think the world will be the end due to the destruction created by the two gods.
Explain; Yea! If there are more than one God the whole planet and universe will be destroy because each god wants to overpower the other.
Q: What are the pillars of faith?
A: I am going to explain further about the pillars of faith.
The first faith is to witness and believe in Allah God of the Universe, the second belief in the angels (who has duties to do), next is to belief in the holy books, the fourth is to belief the prophets (to send the God’s message to man) the fifth is to belief in life after death and judgement day, and the last the need to belief in the good and bad that Allah bestowed upon you.
Q: Do you belief in the six pillars of faith?
A: Yes! I accept it as truth and reasonable.
“Do they not think deeply (in their own selves) about themselves (how Allah created them from nothing, and similarly He will resurrect them)? Allah has created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, except with truth and for an appointed term. And indeed many of mankind deny the Meeting with their Lord”. (Quran Ar Ruum:Verse 8)
You see once you accepted this belief you are considered a believer. So you have faith. The next step to witness that is syahadah.
Q: So what is syahadah?
A: Syahadah is a proclamation to witness that there is no God accept Allah and Muhammad is the prophet of God.
Q: So how do I say the syahadah?
A: Follow the sentences above. Go to a nearby mosque or Muslims organization and declare your syahadah. The next important step is to enrol in some Islamic class to enhance your understanding and skills reading the Quran. I warmly welcome you to our Islamic congregation and community.
When studying the many cases of new Muslim converts, we see that engaging in critical thinking and intellectual reasoning have led people to change their non-Islamic faiths – the same faiths that earlier supposedly could have moved mountains, get diluted by the voices of reason easily heard in the roots of Islam. A mere process of thinking and reflection brings so much to the limelight that otherwise remains veiled by distractions and forces of the anti-Islam pundits. Those who are bent to see only the negative, fail to see the light of truth and instead engage in a never ending superficial analysis to unsuccessfully prove their misguided philosophies.
There are many statistics in the media that highlight the phenomenal rate at which people are converting to Islam. Although, the authenticity of all these sources has not been validated for the purpose of this post, some of them include the following:
According to “The Almanac Book of Facts”, the population increased 137% within the past decade, Christianity increased 46%, while Islam increased 235%.
100,000 people per year in America alone, are converting to Islam. For every 1 male convert to Islam, 4 females convert toIslam
TV Report: 4000 Germans Convert To ISLAM Each Year
About 25000 people convert to Islam every year in the UK alone
…many more examples exist.
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