I am 13 years old an I am from America. I used to be Christian but I would like to Convert to Islam. I have 2 muslim friends and one friend who wants to convert as well. I have also been researching Islam for about 4 months and I believe it is the truth. My muslim friend and her mother are going to help me become a muslim but I was wondering if there is any information I should know before converting. Thank you :)
This is what God have helped with and God will guide whomever he wants to his guidance
Salam for those who followed the right path and peace out
About the point of spiritually inferior,
You are maybe talking about (Does Islam consider Women deficient in intelligence and religion) hadith,
Woman are not allowed to pray and fat during menses, man do not have a period so women had done less than the man – THE POINT IS: is this at any point degrading to any woman, or is at any point devaluating her spirituality and believe. The answer is NO, Menstruating is a God given female thing and therefore has NO negative effects on the level of her spirituality whatsoever.
About the Intelligence,
Islam has given an absolute equality between men and woman. However, a woman is always thinking and deciding by her heart not mind, a man is different – he is always thinking and deciding by his mind. And this is not a deficiency in neither as if a woman thought of pregnancy by her mind she will never approach the man and will avoid it by all means possible but because God has given her a trait of (more into the heart) she is willing to go through all the pain and exhaustion to feel a mom. So the deficiency is not as women are crazy, but they are more into feeling than calculating.
IF you wish to have a sexual intercourse with your menstruating wife, please we do not want to know that you object otherwise, YUCK!!
But in Islam we sure can hug our wives during "your"(fancy) period.
About the “BEATING” aspect:
"Young people take pride in their strength, but the gray hairs of wisdom are even more beautiful. A severe beating can knock all of the evil out of you! (From the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible,Proverbs 20:29-30)"
"Hatred stirs up trouble; love overlooks the wrongs that others do. If you have good sense, it will show when you speak. But if you are stupid, you will be beaten with a stick. If you have good sense, you will learn all you can, but foolish talk will soon destroy you. (From the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible, Proverbs 10:12-14)"
"A curse you don’t deserve will take wings and fly away like a sparrow or a swallow. Horses and donkeys must be beaten and bridled— and so must fools. Don’t make a fool of yourself by answering a fool. (From the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible, Proverbs 26:2-4)"
Beating here is open for anyone who is deemed to have evil in them, and/or is acting stupid and is a fool. The Bible doesn't object to the concepts of beating and disciplining of any individual who is in the wrong, and who is deemed to be deserving to it.
IN ISLAM THE BEATING IS ONLY BY THE FOLLOWING:
AND THIS IS ONLY THE LAST RESORT, You should have a book under your arms and hit the stick at the lower portion of the legs ONLY, NOW TELL ME - even babies do find this painful.
This is only a painless punishment grab a book and place it under your arm and try to hit with a stick.
Marriages are arranged upon the acceptance of the lady and the man proposing, If the lady said no – BY ISLAMIC LAW - no one has the right to force her into the marriage whatsoever. And if that happened against the law the marriage is deemed invalid.
Moreover, ISLAMIC LAW allows a man to have a second, third and fourth wife (NOT GIRL FRIENDS) – this is a law by God and is ONLY VALID for those who can treat both ladies with ABSOLUTE justice.
Having more than a wife is not a sexual party nor is something to be considered as a privilege, the RIGHT to have more than a wife is a "social security".
1 ) Many of women are living as single moms, it is better for them to be a second wife than facing life alone with a child. 2) Many women has some sort of a disability, they have the right of a HUSBAND just like any other lady like my sister or your sister, these ladies is better be as a second wife than living a lone 3) We have more females and males in the society, these women deserves a life of their own
YES, Muslim Females cannot marry non-Muslims - They should be with who adheres to God laws not making tens of very ignorant arguments and worship man with God - Glory to be to you my God for what they think, do and believe.
AND “RAPE” IS ONLY ALLOWED IN SATAN"S RELIGION, sexual intercourse between a man and his wife is ONLY BY CONSENT AND NOT FORCE.
ANY person with a minute search in GOOGLE can tell, so you are shooting blanks here
Let us look at some of the verses from the Old Testament that allow polygamy:
In Exodus 21:10, a man can marry an infinite amount of women without any limits to how many he can marry.
In 2 Samuel 5:13; 1 Chronicles 3:1-9, 14:3, King David had six wives and numerous concubines.
In 1 Kings 11:3, King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
In 2 Chronicles 11:21, King Solomon's son Rehoboam had 18 wives and 60 concubines.
In Deuteronomy 21:15 "If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons...."
There are a lot more verses from the Old Testament that allow polygamy, but I think that the above are sufficient enough to prove my point.
Islam teaches its followers to be humble, nice and SHY.
The most beautiful aspect of a woman is her politeness and shyness, what resembles a great woman is her calmness and logic, so – of course, our beloved Islam instructs both males and female to lower their gaze to even protect their hearts and minds and save it to their spouses.
NOT JUST FEMALES – WE ARE BOTH TOLD TO DO SO
Of course our woman cannot have male friends and our men cannot have female fiends, because men and women are created by God to love and like each other.
This is our nature as human being – Allah want to protect us from doing the sin not just by telling us NOT TO DO IT, but even by instructing us to not to APPROACH the sin by being alone with a lady or paving the way for such sin by having a cordial relationship with a female that is not our MAHRAM OR WE HAVE NOT RIGHTS TO BE WITH.
Talking to the lady is Taboo, but once you are “married” this taboo becomes a worship to be with her and even smiling at her face is a good deed. Sexual intercourse with your wife is a an act of worship, while Sexual intercourse with your lady-friend is a SIN and a big O’ one too.
Yes, woman are not allowed to travel by themselves because they ARE "WOMEN" and they need a man to protect them from any harm, WE DO CARE ABOUT OUR WOMEN and we do not just say this, we do it, and we are not just doing it like that - we worship Allah protecting our woman from any harm, even here by protecting their faith from your poisonous ignorant feed.
Suspicions that was raised by the weak-enemies of Islam about female inheritance, marriage, lifestyle, relationships and most importantly the core being of a woman in Islam betrays not only a titanic-ignorance but indeed a deliberate attempt to flop facts as they are always bring about the OPPOSITE of reality on the table.
I believe Mike is having a hard time accepting someone going to the light from the dark. Disguised under an “atheist” or a so-called religion-free man he is a “priest”, I’ve had enormous encounters with such people, they all walk and talk the same way – Instead of logically talking about their own faith, if any, they tend to always “try” and defame other religions in an attempt to show goodness, or virtue by talking about immoral things as if they are the purified group and the all-good-doers of the world.
Let’s point these out one by one and see if the “Priest” can virtually admits to the truth of Allah, not to the evil that makes him live in a continuous denial of truth and righteousness.
1 - FEMAL “Inheritance” in the bible, as derived from Chapter 27:1-11 and Deuteronomy 21 as the Bible is clear about if sons exist, then the daughters inherit nothing:
And from Deuteronomy21: 15-17 15 If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love, 16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love. 17 He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father's strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.
Notice how the wife (widow) inherits nothing. And notice how the daughter only inherits when no sons exist. Also, the oldest son inherits double the younger son: FEMALES ARE NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO TAKE ANY INHERITANCE IF THEY HAVE ANY BROTHERS – WHERE GOD’s JUSTICE IS?
If you are a female in Islam (ACCORDING TO THE ISLAMIC LAW);
In Islam, the male inherits double the female, because the man is legally responsible for his parents, wife, children, divorcee (for a period of time), sisters (single or widowed), and his aunts. He can be sued in court by any of these people if he neglects them, and the court would enforce payments upon him to them. The following Noble Verses provide the evidence for this:
[004:034] Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because God has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what God would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For God is Most High, great (above you all).
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:)) so happy for you:)) all thanks are to Allah!
Congratulation for best saying; " And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allāh and does righteousness and says, "Indeed, I am of the Muslims."(41:33)
Congratulation for best religion; " And who is better in religion than one who submits himself to Allāh while being a doer of good and follows the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth? And Allāh took Abraham as an intimate friend." (4:125)
Congratulation for switching all your bad deeds into good points; "Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allāh will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allāh Forgiving and Merciful."(25:70)
Congratulation for entering into the light and exit from the darkness; "There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Tāghūt(false god) and believes in Allāh has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allāh is Hearing and Knowing. Allāh is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light. And those who disbelieve – their allies are Tāghūt(false god). They take them out of the light into darknesses. Those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein."(2:56-257)
Congratulation for your revive; "And is one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom? Thus it has been made pleasing to the disbelievers that which they were doing." (6:122)
Congratulaion for the showers of nearness/blessing of Allah and His angels upon you; " It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels [ask Him to do so] that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And ever is He, to the believers, Merciful."(33:43)
Congratulation for following this noble prophet (salla Allahou 'alayhi wa sallam) and the clear verses of Allah; " [He sent] a Messenger [Muúammad] reciting to you the distinct verses of Allāh that He may bring out those who believe and do righteous deeds from darknesses into the light. And whoever believes in Allāh and does righteousness – He will admit him into gardens beneath which rivers flow to abide therein forever. Allāh will have perfected for him a provision." (65:11)
Just please do not forget me and the muslims in your duaa/call/supplication. And may Allah be sufficient enough for you and satisfy you and pleases you and be pleased with you. Salaam/peace