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Assalamu alaikum!

I am in the beginning stages of "converting/reverting" to Islam. I have been studying and asking for guidance, but I can't seem to get a definite answer. Am I a revert, convert, or neither? I believe there is a difference between all 3.

I was born into a family without a religion. We never went to a mosque/temple/kingdom...etc. I never learned about god until now (mid-20's). Some people have told me we are all born Muslim, then when people learn about other faiths they convert to that faith. If they choose to become a Muslim, then they are "reverting" back to Islam.

Since I was never introduced to any religion, does that mean I've been a Muslim all along? Any insight you have will be very appreciated.

Thank you!

asked 556 jasonmarlowe's gravatar image

I am not sure about what you want to know, can you specify? Thanks :)

answered 383 Ahshan's gravatar image

I found a brother who has shown me this...

"Prophet Muhammad said, "No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist." (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426)

Technically you came back to your original state. (revert)"

Now I understand! Just thought I would post if anyone else had the same question.

answered 556 jasonmarlowe's gravatar image

yes exactly that's why revert is the proper word for it and not convert. watch this for your question

keep seeking guidance with a open heart and mind because Allah made a promise that he will guide those who seek it from him and he never breaks his promise so I ask you to keep looking dear friend. I hope this helped, I pray you find your way and wish you well, As'salam Alaykum.

(Jun 08 at 13:06) Asmar993 Asmar993's gravatar image

Revert salaam

(Jun 08 at 13:44) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image
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