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  •  I am going to say something really mean here... (7+ / 0-)

    I am going to write something really mean here.  I think even my brothers and sisters in Islam will think is 'discouraging'

    Alot of this diarist writing seemed to me that he is Muslim because he is 'disallusioned' with everything else.  

    Perhaps because I a am not a 'convert' (not correct term in Islam, but used for clearity) I dont understand....but I am going to say anyway.

    I dont think it is a good idea to become Muslim because you dont like everything else.  I dont think the decision is as easy as saying the Shahada, and doing the ghazal ritual, and like magic, you are Muslim.

    I hope for you brother or sister, that you have taken careful study before you have made your deicision, and quickly get under the guidance of other good people who manifest Islam (not just in prayers or masjid attendance) in their lives everyday.

    Especially these days, and yes, even in the west, there are people out there looking for people to misguide and make 'evil doers', haters, and bigots in the name of Islam toward others.

    So, first, dont become Muslim for anything other than seeking what is true...not for a spouse (or partner), not for political statement, not because you dislike everything else you have tried, but because you have carefully studied and asked questions, because you fully understand what you are doing, and that you are ready to manifest the teachings of ALL of the great Prophets who inspire Muslims.

    The true strength of of an oath is forged in adversity.

    by Nur Alia Chang on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 05:20:45 PM PST

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