Can you tell me about Islam?

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I'm a cristian. I don't know about Islam so much. I have many questions about it. Can you please help me? 1-Who is a muslim in terms? 2-I know that your book is named Qur'an. Is it include all of the rules about the religion? 3-Islam says that only muslims can go to heaven. Is it writen in Qur'an? 4-Are there versions of Qur'an? 5-How can you proove that its not changed? 6-Why Islam doesn't accept Cristianty as a pure and valid religion? 7-You believe that only religion is Islam and others are not coming from God. But Qur'an has stories about Jesus and his life. He is a prophet Qur'an says. So why muslim people doesn't believe that Cristianty is a valid religion? 8-If someone had sins before Islam, what happens to him/her if he/she become muslim. Can anyone become muslim? 9-What does someone have to accept to be able to become Muslim? 10-If a woman wants to become muslim, Must she cover herself with hijab?

The Answer

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ANSWER 1

A Muslim is a person who accepts the religion of Islam and who has surrendered to Allah. A person who believes in what Allah sent through His prophets and in Muhammad (pbuh) is called a Muslim.  

Belief is related to the heart but Islam is generally the manifestation of belief in the form of deeds. As a matter of fact, when belief is described in the hadith of Jibril, the following is stated:  "It is belief in Allah, angels, prophets, the Day of Judgment, and that the good and the bad come from Allah." In the definition of Islam, the principles that are declared to the community and that are need to be performed, namely, the five pillars of Islam are  listed:

"Islam is testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Hz. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, performing daily prayers, giving zakah (alms), performing fasting in Ramadan and performing hajj if you can afford." (Bukhari, Iman, 34, 37, Shahadat: 26, Tafsiru Surah: 31/2; Muslim, Iman: 5, 7, 8; Abu Dawud, Sunna: 16; Tirmidhi, Iman: 4).

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ANSWER 2

The Quran teaches man the purpose and duties of all beings; it is a book of shari'ah (law) because it informs man of the commands and prohibitions regarding both individual and social life. It also contains "prayer, worshipping, commands and calls", which are essentials of shrai'ah, with all aspects.

The Quran is not a book of history or geography. For the Quran's basic duty is to teach about the perfections and acts in the sphere of dominicality and the duties and circumstances in the sphere of worship. That is, to make Allah (SWT) known and to teach us our task of servitude.

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What is the importance of the Quran; how can you describe the Quran?

What is the goal and main idea of the Quran? What kind of a book is the Quran?

 

ANSWER 3

The key of Paradise is "BELIEF". Thus it is impossible for a person who doesn't have belief to enter Paradise.

Islamic scholars divide religions mainly into two:

I True religions. II Wrong religions.

The religions that are based on belief in one God and order people to worship and obey only Him are called "true religions". True religions are the religions sent by Allah. Therefore, they are also called heavenly religions. True religions are also called "the religion of oneness" because they are based on belief in oneness of Allah and worshipping Him only. 

The religions that were not sent by Allah, that were made up by men and that are not based on belief in one God are called "wrong religions".

Some true religions were distorted by men afterwards; and superstitions and wrong beliefs that were not originally present in them were added later. The religions that were true religions at first but that were altered later are called "distorted religions"; for instance, Judaism and Christianity.

According to the clear decree of the Surah Aal-e-Imran, 19; "The Religion before Allah is Islam.", like all superstitious religions which are the products of human mind, Judaism and Christianity are not valid for Allah since they were distorted and thus lost their heavenly quality.

"If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah) never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost. (all spiritual good)." (the Surah Aal-e-Imran, 85)

 

ANSWER 4

There aren't any versions of the Qur'an. There is only one Qur'an. Even if you travel the whole countries of the world, you will see that all of the copies are the same.

 

ANSWER 5

The Qur’an, the last holy scripture of Allah and His Divine address to all the humankind, was revealed verse by verse and chapter by chapter in 23 years. The Prophet would recite the verses and the chapters that were revealed to him to his companions, and they would memorize them and some would write them down. Apart from that, the Prophet had scribes of revelation. They were especially responsible for writing the revealed verses and the chapters.

The Prophet was informed via the Archangel Gabriel about where the revealed verse and the chapter are to be placed, how they are to be ordered in the Qur’an, and The Prophet would then describe it to the scribes of revelation and get what is necessary done. The entire Qur’an was written in the lifetime of the Prophet and it was established what would be placed where. Moreover, Gabriel would come every Ramadan and would recite to the Prophet the verses and the chapters revealed up to that time from the beginning. In the last Ramadan before the Prophet passed away, Gabriel came again, and this time they recited the Qur’an twice. The first time, Gabriel recited, and the Prophet listened; and the next time, the Prophet recited and Gabriel listened. Thus, the Qur’an took its final form.

However, during the lifetime of the Prophet the Qur’an had not been arranged as a single volume yet. It was scattered among the companions as pages and was memorized by many companions. However, it was clearly and absolutely known what would be placed where.

Finally, out of necessity, at the time of Caliph Abu Bakr, a commission was set from scribes of revelation and vigorous memorizers headed by Zayd bin Thabit. This commission was appointed for the job of gathering the Qur’an as a single volume. Everybody from the companions came and handed in the pages of the Qur’an they had. As a result of the shared work of the memorizers and the scribes of revelation, the pages, chapters and the verses were ordered as described by the Prophet. Thus, the Qur’an was arranged as a single book called Mushaf.

As a result, the Qur’an has been free from being forgotten, lost, distorted or altered, since it was written down exactly as it was revealed to the Prophet.

Upon necessity, at the time of Caliph Uthman ibn Affan more copies were made from this book and were sent to various places. The copies of the Qur’an at the present time come from this Qur’an.

As result of the soundness in its determination, unlike the other Holy Scriptures, the Qur’an was established in its revealed form without any distortion or alteration, and it has come to us by preserving its authenticity for 1400 years. It is obvious that the rhetoric and eloquent style of the Qur’an, its conciseness, the ease of memorizing it, its resemblance to no human discourse, people’s inability to imitate it and to attain its level of eloquence, and the maximum care taken in its preservation played a great role in its authenticity. However, the real reason is that Allah took the Qur’an in His protection and that He promised to maintain it as a miracle until the Doomsday in form and meaning. As a matter of fact the following is stated in the Qur’an:

“Indeed it is We, We Who send down the Reminder in parts, and it is indeed We Who are its Guardian.” (the Qur’an, Al-Hijr, 15:9)

Today, all of the copies of the Qur’an in the world are the same. There is no difference or alteration. Besides, it is in the memory of millions of memorizers and is recited at each instant by millions of people. This quality is not possessed by any other book than the Qur’an, nor even by any of the other Divine scriptures. It is absolutely necessary that the Qur’an, which is Allah’s final scripture, the validity of which extends to the end of time, should possess this unprecedented status.

(Mehmed Dikmen, Islam Ilmihali, Cihan Yayinlari, Istanbul, 1991, pp. 94-97.)

 

ANSWER 6

Christianity is a religion that is originally based on revelation, that has a holy book and that is originally monotheistic; however, it was transformed into the belief of trinity afterwards.

According to the religion of Islam, Hazrat Isa (Jesus) is a messenger of Allah just like the other prophets. He is one of the great prophets that were given books. Christians committed polytheism by saying Jesus is the son of Allah. 

A Christian scholar interprets the trinity as follows: God-Father, which is the first element of the trinity, is pre-eternal and post-eternal; He knows the beginning and end of everything. There is nothing that He does not see; He dominates everything with His power. He has surrounded the universe with His mercy. The second element of the trinity is the Son, Jesus. He is the incarnated form, an animate vision of the divine word (logos). The Holy Spirit, which is the third and last element, represents the spirit of God. The Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove while Jesus was being baptized by John. The Holy Spirit will guide Christians from the time when Jesus was raised to Heaven until the Last Day.

The religion Jesus conveyed to people is based on oneness of Allah. When the clear words of Jesus mentioned in the New Testament are considered, no Christian is supposed to deny the oneness of Allah. Jesus mentions in many places that Allah is one and that He has no partners. Therefore, it is not possible even for Christians to deny that Christianity is based on oneness. The mistakes of Christians regarding the issue originates from misinterpreting the verses of the Quran like "Allah's word" (an-Nisa, 4/171) and "Allah's Spirit" (an-Nisa, 4/171), etc. Christian scholars interpreted "Allah's word" as follows: Allah's word and speech was expresses in Jesus; Allah’s spirit entered him and he was born as a god. The introduction of such an important element to Christianity affected their belief of oneness in a negative way and led them to a blind alley. Christians did not know what to do and they could not untie the knot that they themselves tied though centuries passed. It is not an easy problem to solve to accept that Allah is one and to believe that there are three gods. There is one thing to do for Christians in order to get rid of this wrong understanding: To accept Allah as the only deity without taking the divinity of Jesus and the Holy Spirit into consideration, to believe that Allah has no partners, that Jesus is His slave and messenger and not to attribute any divine attributes and names to him. (Mawdudi, Tevhid Mücadelesi, trnsl by A. Asrar, İstanbul, 1983, I, 548).

According to another Christian belief regarding the issue, Allah is an essence. The three fundamental elements of this essence are as follows: 1-Father = Allah, 2- Son = Jesus, 3- Holy Spirit = the spirit blown into Mary by Allah. According to their belief, all of those three elements are the same deity. Jesus answered them as follows: in the Quran: "...O children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord, and your Lord..." (al-Maida, 5/72).

It is a known fact that Christians did not only abandon the belief of oneness but they also included a kind of idolatry in their religion. Thus, the Christians who thought there were three gods instead of one Allah deviated into polytheism and started to worship saints and graves. The practice of worshipping Jesus and his Apostles seen especially in Catholics (5th century) caused the placement of the idols of saints especially those of Mary and Jesus in the churches in the course of time. In almost all of the Christian churches that are present today, those idols are seen. However, it is also known that the Christians of today do not have an unconscious desire to worship those pictures of the idols like the previous Christians. Similarly, the Christians who are not fanatics and who are not ignorant seem to have left the belief of trinity regarding belief in Allah. Today, it is almost impossible for an intellectual Christian to regard Jesus as the son of Allah and to accept Allah as Father. Today’s Christians believe in the oneness of Allah like us and describe trinity as an unreasonable belief. As a matter of fact, when Jesus was asked what the most important and greatest order was, he said, "'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one" (the Bible, Mark, XII, 29). The Christian Creed uttered all together on Sundays in every church starts with the phrase, "I believe in one God..." (Xavier Jakob, Sorabilir miyiz? İstanbul, 1988, 10).

The Quran absolutely rejects the belief of the trinity and similar beliefs of Christians and states that those who say so are unbelievers: “They disbelieve who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them" (al-Maida, 5/73). In an environment where the whole world are running toward Islam and in the Christian world where a conscious conversion is taking place, it is seen as a natural act for Christians to abandon the belief of the trinity even if they do not turn toward the belief of oneness.

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What is the Divine decree of calling Jesus Christ (PBUH) or any other persons “God”?

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What is the wisdom behind the creation of Jesus (pbuh) without a father?

Who died instead of Jesus?

Will you give information about the distortion process of the Bible (New Testament)?

Christians say that Jesus (PBUH) will come back. How will that come true? Who will be he?

Why was Jesus (pbuh) raised to the sky although some prophets were allowed to be killed why conveying the religion to people? Furthermore, one tooth of our Prophet was broken during a battle. From which property of Jesus does this incident originate?

The Proofs of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in the Distorted Bible.

Will Jesus Christ descend again upon earth before the Doom breaks out?

 

ANSWER 7

The true religion is a law of Allah and it is a holy collection of some sound decrees. Allah sent it as a grace and grant to human beings through His prophets. This law leads man to what is good. As long as human beings obey the orders of Allah's law through their will and desire, they will be on the true path and attain guidance. They will attain happiness and salvation both in the world and the hereafter. 

Religions are mainly divided into three:

The first one is true religions. They are the religions that comply with the description above.They are the religions established by Allah and sent to human beings through prophets. They are also called "divine and heavenly" religions.

All of the heavenly religions are essentially the same. However, there are some differences among them in terms of some worship and legal rules. 

All of the religions that were conveyed to human beings by prophets from Hz. Adam to Hz. Jesus were essentially the same; they were based on belief in one god, Allah; however, they were distorted later and their origins got lost. Allah sent His last and greatest prophet, Hz. Muhammad (pbuh), as a prophet to the whole mankind. He sent the last and perfect true religion, Islam, to people through Hz. Muhammad (pbuh). Today, the only true religion that exists and will exist until Doomsday is the religion of Islam.   

The second one is the religions whose origins were distorted and changed.As it is stated above, they were originally true religions but they were distorted afterwards and lost their divine properties; for instance, Christianity and Judaism. They are no longer true religions because some of their principles were distorted.

The third one is wrong religions. They are the religions whose origins have no relation with the true religion. They are religions that were made up by some nations. There may be some reasonable decrees in them but they are not divine religions in terms of their origins; therefore, they have no holy properties. The religions of the nations that worship fire, stars and idols are like that.

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Why are the religions other than Islam not regarded as valid?

 

ANSWER 8

A person who converts and thus become a Muslim, his/her previous sins are forgiven by Allah except the rightful due.

Allah forgives every repented sin. If an infidel repents for his infidelity, he becomes a believer and all his sins are forgiven. If a believer commits every kind of sin, even associates partners with Allah and then regrets and repents, finds Allah all-forgiving. It is stated in the Quran : “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (az-Zumar 53)

No matter who you are, (catholic, non-muslim, pagan) you can convert. You can become a Muslim. Islam is the last religion. If you become a Muslim, you will be happy in the hereafter too.

 

ANSWER 9

It is enough for one to believe and declare: “I bear witness that there is no deity but God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger” (Ashhadu an la ilaha illa’llah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘ab-duhu wa Rasuluh). This declaration of faith should be made before two or more Muslim witnesses in order that one who makes it may be known as a Muslim, but the absence of such witnesses must not cause one to delay becoming a Mus-lim.

After becoming a Muslim, one should perform the major ablution (ghusl), begin to acquire knowledge about Islam’s principles and beliefs, as well as how to conduct one’s life, and how to perform the lesser ablution (wudu’) and pray. After this, the new Muslim must do his or her best to learn other individual re-sponsibilities. One of the best ways to do this is to seek out the company of Muslims who actively practice their faith and can explain its underlying princi-ples and ultimate goals.

Ashadu an la ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh.

(I witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His slave and messenger) Kalima ash-shahadah consists of two parts that express oneness of Allah and the prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh). It is witnessed that there is no god but Allah in the first part and that Hazrat Muhammad  (pbuh) is Allah’s slave and messenger in the second part. The witnessing means definite knowledge and the utterance of the belief through the tongue.   

Islam consists of accepting the oneness of Allah and what the Messenger brought from Allah. All of the other fundamentals of belief, and the commands and prohibitions that arrange life of man and the community are included in the belief in Allah and what His messenger brought. Therefore, kalima ash-shahadah is the most concise sentence expressing Islam; its utterance means the acceptance of Islam wholly. When a person says that there is no god but Allah, it means he believes in the existence of Allah with all of the names and attributes that are defined in the Quran; when he says Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave and messenger, it means he believes  all of the commands, prohibitions and news he brought from Allah and he accepts that he has to obey them. That Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) is defined as the slave of Allah in the same sentence means the messenger must not be elevated and deified as Christians and others did.

When a person utters kalima ash-shahadah, he becomes a Muslim and a member of the Islamic community. He owns all the rights that Islamic law gives Muslims. If he is a member of a community that is in a state of war against Muslims, he will have immunity. He cannot be killed, held captive, and his property cannot be confiscated. Nobody can be forced to utter kalima ash-shahadah; the kalima ash-shahadah of a person who is forced to utter it is not valid. However, a person who utters kalima ash-shahadah of his own free will is expected to learn and act in accordance with the rules and obligations of Islam, which he declared to be a member of. 

(see also: Kelime-i Tevhid, Muhammed (pbuh), İman, İslâm, Nebi, Rasul, Peygamber items).

Author: İslam Fıkhı Ansiklopedisi,

 

HOW DO I BECOME A MUSLIM?

After having decided to revert to Islam, one must sincerely utter a testimony called shahadah. The Shahadah consists of two parts. One is to testify that there is no deity (god) worthy of worship except Allah. The second part is to testify that Muhammad (pbuh) is the final messenger of Allah.

The shahadah must be said in Arabic. One may say the shahadah in front of two witnesses, but one should not delay the testimony. It is preferred that after taking shahadah, one takes a bath.

The shahadah reads as follows:

“ASH-HADU ALLA ILAHA ILLALLAH WA ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASUL-ALLAH".

The Translation: "I bear witness that there is no deity (none truly to be worshipped) but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah"

After taking the shahadah, one must start the way towards God by following the five pillars of Islam.

Questions and answers related to taking shahadah

Q. Are witnesses required when one is making Shahadah and who should they be?

A. Making the choice to accept Islam and make Shahadah is an independent one in which no person should be coerced or manipulated. It is a contract between you and Allah - not between you and the people - therefore it is not necessary to have witnesses present.

The intention to accept Islam, like the intention made before commencing with the Prayer for the sake of Allah, is made in the heart and Allah, being well aware of everything, records His new servant’s covenant.

In to-day's society, where the Muslim community form a small minority of the whole, it may be that the witnessing of such an event serves a means of informing the Muslim community that as they grow in number the responsibilities such growth demands in terms of care and integration must be considered. Witnesses on this occasion may be all female, all male or both.

Q. In relation to reversion when is it necessary to make Ghusl and what is the right way to perform it?

A. Ghusl is the complete washing of your body with the correct intention, which ultimately depends on the circumstances for which you are performing the ghusl. One of these occasions is after one has entered Islam - that is after one has recited shahadah, not before.

The soul has been cleansed and purified through the declaration of 'La ilaha illallah, Muhammad ar-Rasul Allah' and now it is time to purify the body so that those obligatory duties, which every Muslim becomes responsible for, may be attended to. To wash the entire body is sufficient.

However, according to the practice of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH or the Sunnah, it is best to start with washing the private parts followed by making Wudu (ablution) just as one would do to pray except for the feet which the Prophet PBUH used to leave until the end. Then wash the body thoroughly, head and hair followed by right side, left side, thorough rinse and finally the feet. A shower is always more hygienic for this purpose than a bath.

Q. What if you were unaware of the necessity to perform Ghusl after making Shahadah?

A. It is highly likely that since making Shahadah, you will have performed Ghusl for one reason or another. What matters, however, is that you make Ghusl with intention which, in this case, would be that you have accepted Islam as opposed to performing Ghusl because of impurity.

It should not become an issue of grave concern for you as you should know that Allah will forgive you for any mistakes made before you had knowledge about it.

Q. Can a woman make the Shahadah when she is menstruating?

A. Yes.

Q. Is it allowed to practice Islam in secret?

A. It is allowed to practice Islam in secret, in this or any society (even a predominantly Muslim one), that makes it difficult for the individual to be a Muslim. It may well be that family, work colleagues or friends may react in a manner that may jeopardize relationships or make very difficult one's practice of Islam.

It has to be remembered though that we are all human and therefore prone to weakness and frailties. In spite of our sincere intention to turn to a better life evil not only continues to exist, but also appears to increase in magnitude in an attempt to dissuade us from the true path.

It is important therefore for the Muslim community to be aware of your choosing Islam as your way of life because of the benefit to you in having access to that individual and community support necessary in a society which puts constant pressure on your beliefs.

In this case as with many other choices in life and in consideration of your own circumstances, apart from the Muslim community, it is perhaps best to be selective about whom you choose to share your new direction in life.

It is also very important for the rest of us as Muslims to be careful before we criticize another Muslim with regard to particular situations since it may be that circumstances demand it of him and in our limited capability we are unable to both see and understand such circumstances.

Q. Is it enough that just by reciting the Shahadah one will enter Heaven?

A. First, we must understand the meaning of 'Ashhadu alla ilaha illallah' because it is on this statement that you make the contract between you and Allah. Before you make or sign any contract, you must read it very carefully making sure you understand every word in it.

Its meaning is 'I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah'. This worship does not confine itself only to prayer but taking into consideration that everything for the Muslim is an act of Ibadah - worship - it therefore encompasses everything that Allah enjoined upon the Muslim, that which is pleasing to Him and endears His servant to Him. You have given your word to Allah and the responsibility now lies with you.

The Qur'an reminds us 'Truly, my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death are all for God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of all the worlds' (6 - 162). How then are we to dedicate our lives to Allah if we do not do what He has requested of us and leave what He abhors until our meeting with Him, which must be the ultimate purpose of all our lives.

We are also reminded to die in the state of Islam - having made the contract with Allah, we must carry out our duties as a Muslim until the moment of death - only then are we released from our contract.

Q. Is it necessary to have a Shahadah certificate as proof of your being a Muslim?

A. There is nothing in Islam, in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions, nor do the scholars advocate the provision of Shahadah certificates to those who accept Islam. It should be quite clearly understood that such a certificate has nothing to do with taking Shahadah. If there is another reason, however, like the need for such a provision for traveling, legal purpose or to convince stubborn family members of your commitment to Islam, then it should be available to those who need it.

Q. What is the opinion on circumcision - is it recommended or compulsory?

A. We must refer to the sources - the Qur'an, where there is no mention of anything relating to circumcision, and the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad where we find our evidence. Here we find that it is a Sunnah - it is recommended in that it is a good thing to do but that it is not a must.

For a Muslim society where children are born into Islam, it should be part of normal practice. For those who become Muslim, and are mature of age or old and find it difficult for them to contemplate or do, they have the option to choose not to do it. This is the opinion of Imam Hanbal and since there is nothing in the Sunnah of the Prophet PBUH that circumcision is a must, we should accept it. He is also of the opinion that in a Muslim society where parents have neglected to carry out this duty for their son who has now matured, he, too, is not obliged at this stage to have it done.

It is enough that those new to Islam are made aware of the fact that it is Sunnah - that it is liked. Thereafter, the decision lies with the individual.

Q. Do you have to change your name on accepting Islam?

A. Changing the name is not an Islamic requirement. During the time of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH all of those who accepted Islam retained the name they had before Islam. These included some of the closest of the Prophets companions like Omar, Abu Bakr, Uthman, Bilal, Salman etc,.

The Prophet never changed the name of anyone except in the situation when the name had a derogatory meaning. An example of this was one companion whose name was Abdul Shams meaning 'the servant/slave of the sun' indicating peoples belief in the power of such things before Islam. The Prophet PBUH changed it to Abdur-Rahman meaning 'the servant/slave of God Most Compassionate'.

Some of the names we are familiar with in Islam are not of Arabic origin such as Ismael, Ya’qub, Yahya and Yusuf but were incorporated by the very fact that their owners identified themselves by 'La ilaha illallah'.

Regardless of origin, if the name given at birth does not have a derogatory meaning then it is not required to change it.

Q. A person should desist from what would be displeasing to Allah on declaring Shahadah, but they are only answerable for what they know. This puts emphasis on what they are told in a sensible way. What is your guidance on this?

A. When you become aware of what is forbidden in Islam, you should avoid it. If you are not aware of it however, it is not possible either to leave it or to be punished for it. For those who are in the position of guiding others in Islam, there is always the dilemma regarding how to inform and how much information should be given.

Since we are only human, we tend to empathize with the newcomer to Islam thinking that we are being merciful if we withhold some information which we feel they are not, as yet, ready for.

What has to be remembered is that whatever Allah forbids is forbidden and that not only have we to protect ourselves from doing wrong, but we are duty bound to make it known to others as well.

It is necessary therefore that we are fully aware of the reasons behind each injunction so that our explanation is thorough and informed. Of course, this information should always be delivered in the gentlest of manners making the receiver all the more appreciative given the nature of the subject and the scope of information on the topic you are in a position to offer. We will be answerable to Allah if we allow ourselves, or anyone else, to continue to do anything that is forbidden in the Shari'ah - law of Allah.

 

ANSWER 10

Veiling (Hijab / Tasattur) is an order of Allah. She must accept this if she wants to become a Muslim since it is the order of Allah. If she doesn't cover / veil herself properly according to Islam, she is not considered to have left Islam but becomes a sinner.

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