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I recently began studying Islam. I feel as if I've always been Muslim even tho I haven't taken me Shahada technically. I'm in love with a man that is of the 5 percent of the Nation of Islam that broke off calling themselves god bodies. He believes that he in basic sense are a Muslim. However he has never read the Quran. I have read the Quran twice and am starting it a third time. I don't want to leave him but I don't consider him a Muslim. Because I don't believe his religious beliefs are based on the Quran. The Oneness Of God is a belief that make a Muslim a Muslim. Can I marry him because his religion is technically derived from a Islamic based belief?

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IN THE NAME OF GOD ! salam. Do not forget to recite the Quran., He will save you.and ,Ask for help from a trusted religious adviser. Quran: AL-Baqara الم ( 1 ) ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ ( 2 ) الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ ( 3 ) وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ وَبِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ ( 4 ) أُولَٰئِكَ عَلَىٰ هُدًى مِنْ رَبِّهِمْ ۖ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ ( 5 ) إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا سَوَاءٌ عَلَيْهِمْ أَأَنْذَرْتَهُمْ أَمْ لَمْ تُنْذِرْهُمْ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ ( 6 ) خَتَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِمْ ۖ وَعَلَىٰ أَبْصَارِهِمْ غِشَاوَةٌ ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ ( 7 ) وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَمَا هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ ( 8 ) يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ ( 9 ) فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ مَرَضًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ ( 10 ) وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ قَالُوا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ ( 11 ) أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْمُفْسِدُونَ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ ( 12 ) وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ آمِنُوا كَمَا آمَنَ النَّاسُ قَالُوا أَنُؤْمِنُ كَمَا آمَنَ السُّفَهَاءُ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ السُّفَهَاءُ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ ( 13 ) وَإِذَا لَقُوا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قَالُوا آمَنَّا وَإِذَا خَلَوْا إِلَىٰ شَيَاطِينِهِمْ قَالُوا إِنَّا مَعَكُمْ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُسْتَهْزِئُونَ ( 14 ) اللَّهُ يَسْتَهْزِئُ بِهِمْ وَيَمُدُّهُمْ فِي طُغْيَانِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ ( 15 ) أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ اشْتَرَوُا الضَّلَالَةَ بِالْهُدَىٰ فَمَا رَبِحَتْ تِجَارَتُهُمْ وَمَا كَانُوا مُهْتَدِينَ ( 16 ) Alif. Lam. Mim. ( 1 ) This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). ( 2 ) Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them; ( 3 ) And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter. ( 4 ) These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful. ( 5)As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. ( 6 ) Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom. ( 7 ) And of mankind are some who say: We believe in Allah and the Last Day, when they believe not. ( 8 ) They think to beguile Allah and those who believe, and they beguile none save themselves; but they perceive not. ( 9 ) In their hearts is a disease, and Allah increaseth their disease. A painful doom is theirs because they lie. ( 10 ) And when it is said unto them: Make not mischief in the earth, they say: We are peacemakers only. ( 11 ) Are not they indeed the mischief-makers? But they perceive not. ( 12 ) And when it is said unto them: believe as the people believe, they say: shall we believe as the foolish believe? are not they indeed the foolish? But they know not. ( 13 ) And when they fall in with those who believe, they say: We believe; but when they go apart to their devils they declare: Lo! we are with you; verily we did but mock. ( 14 ) Allah (Himself) doth mock them, leaving them to wander blindly on in their contumacy. ( 15 ) These are they who purchase error at the price of guidance, so their commerce doth not prosper, neither are they guided. ( 16)

answered 3518 persiangulf1666's gravatar image

what does alif. lam. mim. mean?

(Jan 13 at 11:55) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

Dear Sister, Salaam .... Congrats for coming into Islam. But technically I , Believe you shpuld recite shahadaah and testify it. ( I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah, The one and only and having no partners with him and I also testify that Prophet Muhammad is the slave and messenger of Allah). Coming back to your question you wrote " his religion is technically derived from a Islamic based belief?".... What does Islamic based belief mean ? I mean what actually he believes about God, Prophets (Add finality of Prophethood),Angels ,Book of Allah , Hereafter and divine destiny ? All these six constitute the tenets of Islamic faith and what are his belief regarding Shahadah, Prayer , Fasting ,Obligatory charity , and Pilgrimage to Mecca for HAJJ ? One needs to know all these things clearly before passing a judgement on one's Faith.... So you need to discuss all such belief with me here in comment box.... Now If he is indeed a muslim (and not the notion that his religion is derived from Islamic based belief, because same is the case with jews and christian but there are some points where they indeed differ with true belief of Abrahamic monotheism ,So please clearly illustrate his belief on tenets of faith and pillars of Islam) then you may marry him and if it is otherwise then you just cannot (even though some of his belief are same as our , because to be a muslim it is necessary to believe 100% on islamic belief and a slight rejection can take you out of fold of Islam)....

If you dont consider him a muslim , then how can you go ahead with this relationship which is continuously attracting the wrath of Allah and how can you marry him when Allah has said in Quran: [Al-Baqrah 2:221 .... " and do not give your women in marriage to polytheist men until they accept faith; for undoubtedly a Muslim slave is better than a polytheist, although you may like him; they invite you towards the fire; and Allah invites towards Paradise and forgiveness by His command;

As far as GF/BF culture is concern , then it is haraam and you have to end it for the sake of Allah... Love of Allah should be more important then love of human beings.. I know this may be difficult for you but this is going to be a test for your Iman that whom you give preference to , Allah or your own desire. Remember Allah says in Quran : [Al-Baqarah 2:155] And We will surely test you with some fear and hunger, and with paucity of wealth and lives and crops; and give glad tidings to those who patiently endure. - [Al-Hujurat 49:14] The Bedouins say: ‘We have believed.’ Say: ‘You have not believed. Rather say: We have accepted Islam. And the belief has not yet gone into your hearts. *If you obey Allah and His Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him), He will not decrease anything (in reward) for your deeds. Surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Ever-Merciful.’* [Mulk 67:2] The One Who created death and life to test you - who among you has the better deeds; and He only is the Most Honourable, the Oft Forgiving.

Now , these verses show us that Indeed Allah will test us with several trials and tribulation and the one who keep steadfast will emerge as winner.. Remember Allah says , " Innallaha maa'as sabireen - " Indeed Allah is with those who patiently endure.[2:153].............

Keep reciting the following supplication: [Al-Baqrah 2:201 "Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil 'akhirati hasanatan waqina 'adhaban-nar"]

[ Meaning: Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire.

May Allah facilitate things for you and keep your modesty intact and make life good for you...Ameen

And Allah knows best

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