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Jerimiah
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    Posted: 05 October 2010 at 10:57am

I want to convert to islam but my moms a hard core christian and i dont know how to tell her

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Quote IR_Team Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2010 at 7:16am
Hello,

I am very happy for your decision to convert to Islam, which is our way to God's love, Eternal Paradise, and to salvation from Hellfire.

In short, to convert to Islam and become a Muslim you need to pronounce with a voice that you can hear and with conviction and understanding its meaning:

I testify "La ilah illa Allah, Muhammad rasoolu Allah."

These Arabic words (called Shahada or the testimony) mean "There is no true god (deity) but God (Allah), and Muhammad is the Messenger
(Prophet) of God."

The first part, "There is no true god but God," means that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son. The second part means that Muhammad was a true Prophet sent by God to humankind.

To be a Muslim, one should also:
- Believe that the Holy Quran is the literal word of God, revealed by Him.
- Believe that the Judgment Day (Resurrection Day) is true and will come, as God promised in the Quran.
- Believe in the prophets that God sent and the books He revealed, and in His angels.
- Accept Islam as his or her religion.
- Not worship anything nor anyone except God.

It is that easy. You can do it now without the need to be in front of a Muslim, even though it is better so he/she may correct your pronunciation.

Once you pronounce the testimony with conviction, then you have become a Muslim. It is between you and God.

If you prefer to do it yourself, then be sure to hear the testimony at this link:
http://www.islamreligion.com/testimony.mp3 and repeat after it.

Here are some of the benefits in converting to Islam:

The Door to Eternal Paradise
http://www.islamreligion.com/category/102/

Salvation from Hellfire
http://www.islamreligion.com/category/103/

Real Happiness and Inner Peace
http://www.islamreligion.com/category/104/

Forgiveness for All Previous Sins
http://www.islamreligion.com/category/105/

If you like, you can visit our Live Help Service (by chat) at http://www.islamreligion.com/?g which is a 1-to-1 Chat service [the chat icon is near the top-right], so that we may answer any questions/concerns you may have or help you in pronouncing the testimony correctly and converting to Islam.
You may also email us at: support@islamreligion.com and we are there to assist you in any way we can.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Best Regards,
IslamReligion Team
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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2010 at 11:07pm
Originally posted by Jerimiah

I want to convert to islam but my moms a hard core christian and i dont know how to tell her

 
Hello Jerimiah,
 
Welcome to Islamicity. Wishing you a very happy stay.
 
Am glad to know that you wish to take Islam as your way of life. Am sure you must be satisfied with Islam as a true religion. You know Jerimiah, during the days of Prophet Muhammad { sallal lahu alayhi wasallam}, when the message of Islam reached people, not all members of  a family  embraced it. When a husband accepted Islam, wife did not, or while a son embraced Islam, mother did not. Likewise sister accepted Islam, brother did not. Moreover these new convers were severly tortured by their parents / masters or other leaders of the society.
 
 It's not necessary that you let know your mother about the conversion soon.Wait for few months / year. You can practice slowly and secretly. By then, try your best to reach out your mother about Islam. Bring few books / or make talks or discussions at appropriate time. You need to work with wisdom. Make lots of prayers to Allah swt, to make this task of yours easy, for it's Allah who guides us.
 
If your mother doubts you or knows about your conversion, don't panic. Islam teaches us to be good to our parents even when they are non-muslims. So try to be the same daughter, infact more closer to her than before. The fear which she may hold that this new religion changed her daughter, shall go away. It's obvious that she may not accept you, but gradually, insha Allah, she shall soon be influenced.
 
May Allah swt help you and make it easy for you. Ameen
 
 
 
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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Quote seekshidayath Replybullet Posted: 06 October 2010 at 11:10pm
Oh , am sorry ! Just noticed you to be a male.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."
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Quote Pati Replybullet Posted: 30 October 2010 at 1:49am
Originally posted by Jerimiah

I want to convert to islam but my moms a hard core christian and i dont know how to tell her

 
Hi Jerimiah,
 
Well, first of all, I am Catholic, so my point of view will be little different.
 
As Catholic, Jesus asked us to make good things, and help and love each other, so if your mother is Christian, she should do it.
 
I would tell her that you need it, and that Islam is what really makes you happy. Most of this situations, I mean sons or daughters of Christians converting to Islam, are hard for everyone because of the ignorance of what Islam means, so in the moment you feel strong enough to tell her, you will have to explain what Islam means and what will change in your life after converting.
 
Show her that you really love her and will always do, and you will take care of her as it's one of the most important things in Islam and Christianism, to take care of the parents.
 
But don't be afraid of telling her. It's better to be honest than hidding yourself. Just find the right moment.
 
I wish you the best in this moments. Please, keep us informed about this!
 
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Patricia
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