“Why Did you Become Muslim”?

One of the guys at work was asking me why I became Muslim and I told him it is the path I must follow. I don’t know sometimes what I should say, for me it is the path I must follow. What can I say to someone; I don’t want to push what I believe, so how should I answer someone if asked, what is the right way to answer the questions? Sometimes I feel I don’t give the right answers... Any clues as to what I can say?

 

Praise be to AllahFirstly:We ask Allah to accept your Islam and to make you steadfast in adhering to the truth, and to guide you to that which He loves and which pleases Him. You should understand that you have followed the right path, and that Islam is the religion of sound human nature ... Continue Reading

Why God Created Mankind

According to the Quran and/or Islamic traditions, why did God create mankind?

Praise be to AllahAllah created the jinn (type of spiritual creatures) and mankind to worship Him alone, to obey His commands and heed His prohibitions. Allah says [in the Quran] (interpretation of the meaning):{And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me ... Continue Reading

New Convert: Is Changing Name Necessary?

Dear scholars, my question relates to changing name, I mean, is it necessary for newly converts to Islam to change their names or they can keep their Christian or any previous names?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and ... Continue Reading