How does Allah (and other Muslims) view your past when you convert to Islam? I was raised an atheist and there was no right or wrong so I did many bad things. When I was about 28 years old, I read one of the Gospels (the Gospel of Matthew) for the first time. I knew right away that I believed that God (the God of Abraham) was true. A few years later I became a Christian and tried to be a better person. When someone converts to Christianity, they are considered re-born. Their past is wiped away because these were actions you took before you knew better and God only judges your actions after becoming a Christian. Even though I am Christian, I always felt that what the church was teaching was not quite right. For one, I don't understand why they say Jesus is God. And I've felt in my heart that this was wrong. Recently, after getting to know some Muslims through facebook, I decided to look into Islam. It has only been a few months, but I believe Islam is more in line with what I believe is true. What I want to know is, if I convert to Islam, will I be viewd/judged from that point on?

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May Allah Enlighten you with the TRUTH. Once you accept Allah worthy of worship alone with the depth of your heart and pronounce Shahada and then bring your life in accordance with deen-e-Islam, all what you did before in your life will be forgiven by Allah. In short and simple words, you will be like a new-born. Every infant born is a Muslim - it is the parents of that child who make that child a Jew, a christian or anything other than a Muslim.
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