I've been confused about my religion for the LONGEST time. I've been to church when I was a little girl, and I would read the Bible with my friend's mom at the time. I always questioned her things, and she would tell me all about it. Christianity was very confusing to me, and it never really made sense.. As I got older, it still never made sense. While growing up, my family basically had no religion. They told me I could believe in whatever I wanted to believe in. I just nodded my head, and I started researching my beliefs.. It's been a year now that I'm been studying about Islam. Everything makes sense. It touches my heart, and I embrace everything about Islam.
I talked to my sister about my beliefs, and she just smiled. She's a strong Christian, and she told me that I can believe in whatever I wanted to. Honestly, I felt so relieved. It's just my parents now..
I told my mom how I want to go into a Mosque. She's just all "Oh Goodness.." But then she's like "Oh! Then why doesn't (my friend who is Muslim) take you in there?" I HONESTLY feel like she has a little clue of what's going on...
How should I tell my parents that I plan on converting soon?
I am debating about just converting without anybody knowing. Only a few friends know about my situation right now, but not my parents.. I plan on buying a Quran, and just placing it in my room for them to see to figure things out.
YES GUYS. I've read SOME of the Quran..
(I know religion is strong talk. You can tell me your opinions messaging me. )
PLEASE NO HATE. I'M SO AGAINST NEGATIVITY.
Most Helpful Guy
You hate negativity?
How do you accept Islam, and it's call to kill the unbeliever?
Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)"
This is in the Koran. Not a Hadith, not some claim made by evil westerners and our desire to smear Islam. This is word for word Islam. It blatantly says that not believing in Allah is worse than killing someone, and that the only forgiveness one can get, to avoid death, is if they worship Allah.
Or how about the proclamation to not take non-muslims as friends?
Quran (5:80) - "You will see many of them befriending those who disbelieve; certainly evil is that which their souls have sent before for them, that Allah became displeased with them and in chastisement shall they abide."
In other words: take a non-Muslim as a friend, and you have proven the evil in your soul, and will be damned.
You complain about negativity? I didn't make up these verses. They are Koran.
Why do you think we horrible, bigoted, "racist" people only oppose Islam? We don't talk about Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Animism, etc, the way we do about Islam. The idea that we just hate it because it is non-west and non-Christian collapses when you see that there are myriad other non-west, non-Christian things we DO NOT attack, slander, feel threatened by, etc.
Maybe? JUST MAYBE? The problem with Islam is in the ideology itself, and not our bigotry. And maybe you either don't see it because whoever has been teaching you about it has openly lied about what Islam is, or maybe you don't see it because you are a moral and cultural relativist who insists it is all equally good or bad.
Just remember: one you say the shahada, you are Muslim. You can not change your mind after that. I mean, you CAN, but...
Quran (4:89) makes it pretty clear: if you leave the worship of Allah, you are to be killed. You can look that up yourself.
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Most Helpful Girl
as a christian, i would honestly tell u how to confront your mother about converting to islam if i felt ur intentions were right.
I'm going to be very honest here. i read ur question till the end, and i found no reason for u wanting to convert, other than the fact that u were confused, and that christianity doesn't always make sense. this is normal, even for some of the strongest christians. understanding it all would make u superhuman, but that is where faith comes in. and guess what? say u do convert to islam, u won't understand it all. u just won't, and I'm 100% sure of that. some things you will be in awe of, others confused, others disgusted, others enlightened, etc.
being confused by the faith is not a reason to change it. it is a reason to CHALLENGE IT. when you researched christianity further, id like to know how far you went. not only that, did you use anything other than the internet? because when it comes to religion, the internet is quite stupid, to be frank. us youth challenge our beliefs all the time. we ask bishops and priests about certain elements of the faith. we ask about the church's opinion on things. you need ANSWERS, and converting is not an answer, because by converting... you're only gonna have more questions.
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