Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - QA - New Muslims
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Welcome to the program, Islam insight, a very special series essentially dedicated for a new Muslim brothers and sisters, how do we commit ourselves to gain knowledge regarding Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him like to know is he just compulsory for him? Somebody told me that a Muslim is not allowed to have relationship with a non Muslim knowledge revives the spirit of Islam.
Brother, will they get punished for the previous things that I've committed before embracing Islam? Right, sir, what about the good deeds that I've done before embracing so with regards to the sense that a person does before accepting Islam, there is an emphatic and explicit Hadith concerning this. And this comes as a good news for all the new Muslims hamdulillah
prophets, Allah and he was Selim said, Who migrates for Allah subhanaw taala. He will have his past sins be forgiven, the one who does Hajj and his Hajj is acceptable By Allah, his past sins will be forgiven, and the one who accepts Islam, his past sins will be forgiven. So what all that you used to do? a crime against Allah subhanaw taala should disbelieve polytheistic belief or any kinds of evil against Allah subhanaw taala, you will be forgiven for that.
And you will not be forgiven for the debts that you have to pay. You have to continue and pay those debts before accepting Islam, what all the debts that you take, you have to pay that you have to make sure that you fulfill those commitments, but those sins which you had done against Allah Subhana Allah by committing schilke or associating partners with Allah subhanaw taala, all those since Allah subhanaw taala He will forgive you, you will become like an innocent person and innocent child who does not have any burden of sense with regards to the good deeds. Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to one of the Sahaba, one of the companions of Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said, what
about when the when the companion asked what about my good deeds? The same question that you asked. He said because of those good deeds. Allah Subhana Allah has blessed you Islam.
You see, no matter how good or how much effort that we make, we will never get guidance. The guidance comes from Allah subhanaw taala. It is not in the hands of anyone, no matter a person who does Dawa to others. It is not in the hands of a dowry. It is not in the hands of that person. It is not even in the hands of the person who accepts Islam, but it is the initiation, it is the beginning, the initiation, the beginning that he does, the initiation that he takes, that helps him and lead him to the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. And that's how Allah subhanaw taala He guides people to Islam. Hope that answers your question.
Can I consider my Shahada right, this is again, one of the most important questions that our new Muslim brothers have because they face that in reality, in reality, not every home is lenient, liberal and free and open to accept if you accept Islam, there are certain parents, certain family, certain community, certain society who will not accept your decision, which you have taken willingly to get into Islam. So in this case, in this context, can you consider your Shahada? Yes, you can conceal your Shahada for time being keeping in mind that you have to declare this
at a later stage. However, wisdom demands that you can conceal your Shahada, your Shahada will be absolutely valid. Even if it is concealed. When you pronounce the Shahada, and later in front of your family members, you are concealing you're hiding your Islam in terms of not declaring that I am a Muslim now. It is okay. It is fine.
Because this Shahada is for Allah, this is a commitment that you have given, this is an acknowledgement that you have given, this is information that you have given, you have declared this belief in Allah subhanaw taala you have pronounced this belief in Allah subhanaw taala. alone. This is between you and Allah. So when you can see your Shahada in front of your family members because of the fear or the threat that you might
fall for take or you might
credit that might be harmful to you, you can conceal your Shahada, but you need to make sure that with your actions, you reveal that you are a Muslim, your actions must speak that you will not the same person before Islam you changed you became more soft, more kind, more truthful, more honest, more liberal, more committed. So when you do this inshallah, at a later stage at a later stage with your prayer with your performance, you will be able to tell openly that yes, I have accepted Islam. Also, during this process, you should not leave any obligating acts that Allah subhanaw taala has given up on you. Even though you do it in secrecy, no problem, but you need to fulfill these
obligations, even though you can see your Shahada in in front of your family members. So that's perfectly fine. Shall