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So yesterday I was at Barnes and Noble. I was in the religion section, just browsing. I was flipping through a Quran, and several books about Islam. I then came upon a book about Kabbalah (mystical Judaism type thing?) and started reading it. It talked about tarot cards, had alot of symbols I didn't understand, etc; but I thought it looked rather cool. Later on at the same store, I was reading a book about the Freemasons and thought that I may be interested in possibly joining or finding out more. I always felt attracted to the Islamic section all night, though.

 

I returned home and went to bed. When I fell asleep, I had a dream that the Kabblah symbol and Freemason symbols were on fire, and two of these huge white beings surrounded them. The beings weren't human and didnt talk, but somehow I knew exactly what they were telling me. They said, "is this really what you want? (pointing at the symbols), are you really ready to accept the consequences of these?" I was scared to my soul, like more scared than I had ever been. I woke up and immediately thought I was going to throw up, then fell asleep and it was the same exact dream over and over, all night.

 

In the morning my dad came in and said "Are you okay? I could hear you walking around your room all night last night making noise. Did you get any sleep?" although I dont remember ever getting out of bed. Of course, I'm kind of freaked out by all of this. Could it be a call to Islam, considering the Quran gave me comfort? Any thoughts?

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Yes, its possibly a sign. Do not under estimate the sign.

Or maybe its your heart, getting more and more attached to Islam, and so probably your unconscious mind is rejecting cults and magic ideas that you've read about.

 

What's important at this point in your life is to avoid lurking around weird ideas, and concentrate on the real religion.. the divine message at your hands when hold the holy Quran.

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Ask God to guide you! Just when you are alone in your room just ask God. He always hears you. Just ask him for guidance. 

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Thanks guys. I've been reading the Quran all weekend and I just feel this closeness to it now that I didn't have before. Great things to come!

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I am sure dreams have meanings although I don't know if we can ever be experts on the meanings. However, what have you got to lose by learning about Islam anyway. 

The forum is here to help you should you need help with understanding Islam. 

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Hello NextElement!

 

This book might help you.

 

It seems realiable, I must admit though that I've only read some parts of it.

 

Read from page 105 onwards to 112.

 

Chapter 5

>Islamic concept of dreams

>>Categories of dreams

 

http://www.kalamullah.com/dreamers-handbook.html

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Hey Next Element , it is pretty unusual to have a dream ,and wake up repeatedly and fall back into the same dream . Are you on any medication ?  Had you been contemplating things like that before the dream ?  

 Are you subject to such lucid dreams ?    OR did you just dream you were waking up but in reality , waking up was part of the dream ?

 

p.s. I'm not mocking you  or your dream , just seems a bit unusual .   Dreams are usually highly symbolic of events in life and can not be interpreted literally . If the same dream  persists seek professional help before contemplating any real life action .

 

 JUST my opinion . Nothing more .

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Hey Next Element , it is pretty unusual to have a dream ,and wake up repeatedly and fall back into the same dream . Are you on any medication ?  Had you been contemplating things like that before the dream ?  

 Are you subject to such lucid dreams ?    OR did you just dream you were waking up but in reality , waking up was part of the dream ?

 

p.s. I'm not mocking you  or your dream , just seems a bit unusual .   Dreams are usually highly symbolic of events in life and can not be interpreted literally . If the same dream  persists seek professional help before contemplating any real life action .

 

 JUST my opinion . Nothing more .

Yes I knew it was an unusual dream, which is why it caught my attention! I'm not on any medication, I'm perfectly healthy and had not necessarily been contemplating that before the dream that I can recall. I usually have vivid dreams, but never to the point that this one was..... This was something I'd never experienced before, I'd never felt the amount of fear I felt in the dream ever before (dreams and reality).

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Yes I knew it was an unusual dream, which is why it caught my attention! I'm not on any medication, I'm perfectly healthy and had not necessarily been contemplating that before the dream that I can recall. I usually have vivid dreams, but never to the point that this one was..... This was something I'd never experienced before, I'd never felt the amount of fear I felt in the dream ever before (dreams and reality).

 

Did you read the parts of the book that I showed you?

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Did you read the parts of the book that I showed you?

Yes I did. I think my dream definitely falls into the category of a truthful warning dream.

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Brother

 

May I ask you, do you believe that there is only One God who should be worshipped , and no one/nothing else has that right but Him, and that Muhammad, peace be upon him, was a messenger who brought the same message as all the prophets before him?

 

Anyone who truly believes in the message of Islam and acts upon it, their previous sins are forgiven and they will spend eternity in Paradise. Do not worry about what anyone else thinks. Your eternal life is at stake.

 

Also have you heard Quran being recited?

 

You might like to listen to these:

 

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Ash hadu Allah ilaaha Allah, wa ash hadu an na Muhammadan rasool Allah.

 

There we go.

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Ash hadu Allah ilaaha Allah, wa ash hadu an na Muhammadan rasool Allah.

 

There we go.

 

As-salamu aleykum brother!

 

You just got forgiven for every mistake you've done in your past life and you still have the good deeds.

You're part of the family now :)

 

Remember everything is one step at a time.

 

Insallah we'll meet in Jannah.

 

These books should help you:

http://www.kalamullah.com/new-muslims.html

 

More Books:

http://www.kalamullah.com/Books/Exposing%20Shaytan.pdf

http://www.kalamullah.com/Books/The_Man_In_The_Red_Underpants_book.pdf

 

 

Websites:

http://quran.com

http://alim.org/library/quran/AlQuran-tafsir/TIK/1/0

 

Some Islamic Channels:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMercifulServant

http://www.youtube.com/user/lebo2196

http://www.youtube.com/user/NAKcollection

http://www.youtube.com/user/MuftiMenkRox

 

If you need help at something just let me know.

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As-salamu aleykum brother!

 

You just got forgiven for every mistake you've done in your past life and you still have the good deeds.

Really? Is that all it takes? I quite like the idea of being guilt free. And you say I get to keep all the brownie points I've gained from previous good deeds? Cool!

Ok then...

 

"Ash hadu Allah ilaaha Allah, wa ash hadu an na Muhammadan rasool Allah."

Phew, that's a weight lifted! Do I have to keep saying it after every bad deed or does that one cover future events as well?

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Really? Is that all it takes? I quite like the idea of being guilt free. And you say I get to keep all the brownie points I've gained from previous good deeds? Cool!

Ok then...

Phew, that's a weight lifted! Do I have to keep saying it after every bad deed or does that one cover future events as well?

 

Once you become muslim your sins will be forgiven

 

The Noble Quran: Surat Az-Zumar: verse 39:53

Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful."

 

Question:

Can I say to someone who converted to Islam, "Allaah will forgive your sins since you became a Muslim", without saying Inshaa' Allaah. Or do I say Inshaa' Allaah, Allaah will forgive you?

 

Fatwa:

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

 

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

 

Muslim reported in a sound Hadeeth that 'Amr Ibn Al 'Aas said: "When Allaah instilled the love of Islam in my heart, I came to the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) and said: Stretch out your right hand so that I may pledge my allegiance to you. He stretched out his right hand. I withdrew my hand. He (the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention )) said: What has happened to you, O 'Amr? I replied: I intend to lay down a condition. He asked: What condition do you intend to put forward? I said: I should be granted pardon. He (the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention )) observed: "Are you not aware of the fact that Islam wipes out all the previous (misdeeds)? Verily migration wipes out all the previous (misdeeds) and verily the pilgrimage wipes out all the (previous) misdeeds."

 

This is good news for all new Muslims that anyone who converts to Islam all the sins he committed before becoming Muslim are forgiven. This is made explicit in the following verse Allaah Says (what means): {Say to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief) their past will be forgiven.}[Quran 8:38].

 

So, what you said to this new Muslim conforms to the Sunnah even without using the expression "Inshaa' Allaah" as the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) did not use that expression when he brought the good news to 'Amr Ibn Al 'Aas. But, if you say "Inshaa' Allaah", it is also acceptable as Allaah is not compelled to do anything. He acts by His Own Will. In fact, the adherence of the person to Islam, his guidance to the right path as well as the forgiveness of his sins all these are by the Will and Benevolence of Allaah.

 

Allaah Knows best.

 

Source:

http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=articles&id=154870

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Ash hadu Allah ilaaha Allah, wa ash hadu an na Muhammadan rasool Allah.

 

There we go.

 

Allahu Akbar!

Congratulations brother NextElement on choosing the right path.

You now have 1.6 billion brothers and sisters around the world!

May Allah Al-Mighty always guide you and bestow His blessings upon you, in this life and the next, ameen.

 

I suggest that you browse our Quick How-to Guide For New Muslims, to help you in your first steps as a new Muslim.

And we are all here ready for any questions you may need help with. Just ask.

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Did you just say the shahada and became a Muslim? or were you only quoting NextEement?

You know, all it takes for anyone to become a Muslim is to say the shahada, but one must be sincere in believing in those words he's saying. Please clarify to allow us to properly congratulate you too.

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Ash hadu Allah ilaaha Allah, wa ash hadu an na Muhammadan rasool Allah.

 

There we go.

May Allah deepen your faith. Welcome to Islam. :)

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[at]QED

 

Did you just say the shahada and became a Muslim? or were you only quoting NextEement?

You know, all it takes for anyone to become a Muslim is to say the shahada, but one must be sincere in believing in those words he's saying. Please clarify to allow us to properly congratulate you too.

If it means that I am absolved of all my bad deeds, then yes, of course I mean it. I have also done the same thing with Catholicism, just to be sure. We all believe in the same god after all, just different names (I don't actually have a name for it). However, I don't believe in a lot of what both religions say and require. I hope I still get forgiveness.

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As-salamu aleykum brother!

 

You just got forgiven for every mistake you've done in your past life and you still have the good deeds.

You're part of the family now :)

 

Remember everything is one step at a time.

 

Insallah we'll meet in Jannah.

 .

Wow, really is this all that's required? To be assured forgiveness of all your past mistakes. Btw, do mistakes equal sins? Does this seem ok to you guys?

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Btw, Next element. Congratulations on becoming part of that club. Where you not a kind of member before then?

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Wow, really is this all that's required? To be assured forgiveness of all your past mistakes. Btw, do mistakes equal sins? Does this seem ok to you guys?

 

Hello Tunisia

 

I meant sins when I said mistakes. I didn't want to sound harsh... well you probably get the idea.

 

My apologies if this caused confusion.

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Hello Tunisia

 

I meant sins when I said mistakes. I didn't want to sound harsh... well you probably get the idea.

 

My apologies if this caused confusion.

Then if you mean previous sins are forgiven on taking the shahada, then I don't really get the idea and also have a big problem with that. Only God forgives ones sins at judgement, which is after we shift off this mortal coil, are you not being a tad presumptuous in assuming that the slates wiped clean? Just like that. I mean how can you view sin so lightly?

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Then if you mean previous sins are forgiven on taking the shahada, then I don't really get the idea and also have a big problem with that. Only God forgives ones sins at judgement, which is after we shift off this mortal coil, are you not being a tad presumptuous in assuming that the slates wiped clean? Just like that. I mean how can you view sin so lightly?

I came from Catholicism, where one could go to a priest, confess sins, and have them magically wiped away. I view the Shahada as similar to a Baptism in Chirstianity, where you are "reborn" in a sense for having accepted the oneness of Allah and Muhammad (pbuh) as his prophet.

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