Just Reverted To Islam.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:32 PM
I just recently reverted to Islam, after a year and a few months of researching, thinking, and taking time to actually understand the religion in general. I was a Christian, I was not born into Christianity but I did "accept" it while I was living with my father for a while. I felt like I understood and enjoyed being a Christian but at one point, I knew i had to find something else that suited me. I researched Buddhism, Judaism, and even Hinduism. I wasn't pleased with any of them. Then I came across a program that aired on Nat Geo that documented muslims going to Makkah for the first time. It amazed me simply becuase it showed how much muslims in general respected Islam, compared to many other religions I came across (not saying others don't) but Islam just felt right for me. I took some time researching Islam on youtube and numerous other websites and I've learned a lot. The one thing I need to learn most importantly are the prayers, and how they must be done and when. Inshallah I will graciously learn everything within a matter of time. I'm sixteen years old by the way and I'm very glad I came across Islam at this age. I know I still have a lot to learn and I will with time. I already have an English Translated Qu'ran but I believe the original one in Arabic text is definitely the one to read. Although I still haven't learned to read or write in Arabic I hope I do soon.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:14 PM
Congratulations dear brother. Masha'Allah, you made the perfect decision in a young age, when others 3 and 4 times your age still couldn't find the right path!
My advice to you is to take it easy on yourself. Learn Islam one step at a time.
Leaning Arabic is probably not that urgent at that stage, so its best to delay that goal for a while.
You only need to learn how to say a few verses in Arabic. Those are nessesary for performing daily prayers, but its very easy to learn them.
Right now, as you said, what's important is to learn how to pray.
I suggest that you start by browsing this easy Quick How-to Guide For New Muslims
I wish you all the best. May Allah Al-Mighty keep you in the right path, and grant you happiness in both worlds, amen.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:15 AM
Its great to hear your story brother .. may allah keep you strong in faith thanks for sharing .. and we all got a lot to learn
Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:39 AM
I'm a revert as well! I reverted when I was 18. We're glad to have you.
May Allah continue to guide you.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:24 AM
I'm also a revert back to the way of all the Prophets/Messengers (peace unto them all), alhamdulillah.