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My best friend is Muslim and when I asked him and his family what Muslim means they all said, "follower of Allah through Islam." I keep seeing on this website muslims saying that everyone is born Muslim. How can you be born something without knowing what it is. It takes years of wisdom to become something whether it be Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or part of any other religion. That's why God created us in a way to choose for ourself right? Otherwise God would be Communist/hypocrite which he is not. Please explain if I have missed something cause even my Muslim friends say the same thing as I do.

I do want to say that I, myself, am Christian and have no intentions to change this but I do respect those who respect me and my belief.

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Please do not call me ignorent ask me where i recived such information then accuse me of being ignorent this hadeeth is by prophet muhammad saaws and this goes over any sheikh that says otherwise we listen to the prophet first then the shiekh:sahih bukhari Volume 2, Book 23, Number 441:

Narrated Abu Huraira :

Allah's Apostle said, "Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone) but his parents convert him to Judaism, Christianity or Magainism, as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?" Then Abu Huraira recited the holy verses: "The pure Allah's Islamic nature (true faith of Islam) (i.e. worshipping none but Allah) with which He has created human beings. No change let there be in the religion of Allah (i.e. joining none in worship with Allah). That is the straight religion (Islam) but most of men know, not." (30.30)

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answered 219722 NesreenA's gravatar image

Greetings of peace my brothers and sisters, Please allow me to try to explain the position of the "Everybody is born a Muslim" phrase. God willing. A child being born is the mercy and direct act of god. This child cannot do anything but allow (submit) this Godly action of birth. The only thing this child knows is what God has put into this childs anatomy/mind/brain. Thus making the child "One who submits or "Muslim"". The "tantrums" as my brother kindly put it is the "alert system" the child is instilled with to let the caretaker know the child needs attention only because the child cant speak in common language. Now this way of understanding is the reason for the phrase. This position is sometimes taken to extremes and may God forgive those who abuse this understanding and may God also bless the rest of us with a clear understanding to this way of thinking and not intentionally cause chaos and sow discord over something so simple. May God continue to bless You all with HIS infinite wisdom.

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answered 62 One%20Diety's gravatar image

Muslims usually in their ignorance or misunderstanding say things like every one is born a Muslim.

Here is a good explanation for a common misunderstanding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0trElMCi4o

Hope this clarifies.

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answered 422 Talib's gravatar image
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