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What Should One Do After Accepting Islam
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
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your brothers and sisters, we are on a journey to learn to explore to discover the essentials of Islam and NMR.
And we take this journey further in order to understand and answer certain relevant questions that our new Muslim brothers and sisters have after accepting Islam. We should, in this session, inshallah deal with some of the most frequently asked questions and answer them based on the authentic sources of Islam. So we may have the first question from you, brother, salaam Ali, Ali from Salama brother, I would like to know, what are we supposed to do after accepting Islam? What are you supposed to do after accepting Islam? First of all, you need to know why you have accepted Islam. Why you have made the Shahada, this Shahada that you have made, you have made with complete
consciousness, and understanding that Allah Subhana Allah is the one who deserves to be worshipped. And this choice that you have made, you need to understand that you have actually not changed your religion. You have not converted, in fact, you have been reverted, you came back to the faith that you were born with Allah subhanaw taala. He mentions in the Quran, in Surah, facilite surah, number 41. And number 30, in alladhina, kalu robina law, those who have said, Allah is our rub, Allah is our Lord, so must
then be on it. Be steadfast and be firm on it. What will happen if we be firm on Islam, after accepting Islam?
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The agents will descend upon you, saying, Do not feel, do not grieve, but receive the good news of Jenna, that which you are promised.
Allah subhanaw taala he teaches us in this ayah that after accepting Islam, after saying that Allah is our Lord, Allah is our rubbish. You have to be firm on it. The way accepting Islam is important. It is equally important that you remain on Islam, that you be on Islam. And there are so many ways that you can actually adopt or there are so many things that you can do after accepting Islam in order to be firm and gain the actual fruits from your seat. Number one, in order to be formed on your feet. The first thing that you can do is gain knowledge, gain knowledge about Allah subhanaw taala gain knowledge about the Quran, gain knowledge about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon gain
knowledge about other aspects of Islam, which will help you and take you closer to the truth. The more you know, the more you understand, the more you will be
strengthened and empowered. First thing, the second thing that you need to do my brother is you need to believe in Allah subhanaw taala with sincerity and certainty, when you said, a shadow Allah ilaha illAllah
Muhammad Rasulullah Allah, be sincere on it, mean it and sincerity demands two things. Number one, that you do not associate any one with Allah subhanaw taala and you worship Him alone who is worthy to be worshipped. That is number one. Sincerity also demands that you be obedient to Him. Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Baqarah surah number two, and number 202 Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah Baqarah surah number two or number 208 yo yo la Vina amanu all you who believe are the Hulu Cilmi Kapha enter into Islam wholeheartedly, completely, but not partially. Absolutely. What are what is shut down and do not follow the footsteps of shaitan in who la cama de como bien. Most
certainly shaitan is your open enemy,
this fight this war against shaitan it begins more severely, more strongly The moment you accept Islam. Because understand the nature the psychology of Satan is that is that he does not want you to be on the right path. He has committed his commitment with Allah subhanaw taala is that he will deviate the slaves of a loss penalty. And none can be deviated except those except those people from Allah subhanaw taala gives the right path.
The way that you need to understand is that the battle between you and shaytan it begins more strongly more severely after accepting Islam. So Allah subhanaw taala in this is in who la cama de como bien shaitan for you is an open enemy. So how do you treat with the enemy? You bash him up?
Yeah, you go against him. Whatever he says, you go, you oppose him. So treat shaitan as your enemy. And that is the thing that you need to do, after accepting Islam be sincere in believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala be certain in the belief of Allah subhanaw taala certainty demands for things be certain, in the belief of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah subhanaw taala he exists, his existence is real number to be certain in the belief of Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanaw taala is the only one and unique in his lordship, be certain in the belief of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he is the only one and unique in his names and attributes, be certain in the belief of Allah subhanaw
taala that he is the one who deserves to be worshipped and all the Divinity belongs to Allah subhanaw taala alone. So the second thing that you need to do is believe in Allah subhanaw taala with certainty and sincerity. The third thing that you need to do after accepting Islam is that know and follow your leader, your example, Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. If you lose your life, if you lose your focus on the life of Muhammad peace be upon him, you are never going to get the guidance, because Allah subhanaw taala has set him as an example for us to follow till eternity. Allah subhanaw taala says into the Azov show number 33 number 21 luck on the karnala comfy Rasulullah he
was watton hustler. The best example for all of us to follow is in the life of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon. So the third thing that you need to do after accepting Islam is to know and follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam The fourth thing that you need to do after accepting Islam is that you need to make or on as your living manual which is the real purpose of the Quran. If you are away from the Quran after accepting Islam, they will be sure attack of Satan. If you are as a companion of the Quran, you will always be protected. If you
are attached with the Quran you will never be misguided. If you are be with the Quran you will always be empowered and your Eman will be strengthened. If you distance yourself from the Quran, that means you are distant from Allah subhanho wa Taala because peran connects you to Allah subhanaw taala because it is the speech of Allah subhanaw taala it reminds you about Allah subhanaw taala it helps you strengthen in the belief of Allah subhanho wa Taala so make sure that you make Oran as a way of your life.
The fifth thing that you need to do after accepting Islam is establish Salah established Salah
Salah helps you to be formed on Islam. It is the amount of Deen it is the pillar of Islam. It is the pillar of this Deen. If you do not establish Salah, then you will never be able to strengthen yourself, you will never be able to be formed after accepting Islam. No matter what the situations come, you should never leave the obligatory Salah. And this is the first declaration. It is the first manifestation after when you set a shadow a la ilaha illa law, when you said that you have declared that there is no god worthy of worship, except Allah than you mean it by practicing and standing and establishing the Salah that gives you firmness in the belief of Allah subhanaw taala
and that helps you strengthen because you are constantly reminded you are in touch with Allah subhanaw taala You are the guest of Allah subhanaw taala every single day, five times. So you will be always protected. This is the key thing that you need to do after accepting Islam. Another thing that you need to do after accepting Islam is be with the good company, be in the company of righteous people. Because if you go back to the company of evil, the people who are evil, if you go and mixed with them, after accepting Islam, you will lose the fear of loss pantalla you will lose the love of Allah subhanaw taala you will lose the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala as a result you
will lose to gain the era, the agenda. And
so you need to make sure after accepting Islam, you have to have good company, be in the company of good Muslims after accepting Islam, for these people who will remind you about Allah subhanaw taala they will remind you about the purpose of life, that you are here with a purpose to worship Allah subhanaw taala they will remind you so many things, which will always keep you form on Islam. Another thing that you need to do after accepting Islam by brothers is that you have to be patient. We know we know that this struggle after accepting Islam, confronting your not get Muslim family members confronting the society that you will live in with it is difficult. You need to be patient.
You need to understand that after accepting Islam, the price the foods that you gain, as we mentioned, the angels will descend upon you, saying do not feel Do not grieve, but receive the good news of Jannah.
Allah subhanaw taala will never keep any efforts of yours in vain. So be patient, no matter what comes, what difficulty what challenges come, be patient on Islam, and pray for yourself and for your family that day may also be guided. So these are some of the things that you need to do after accepting Islam. Hope that answers your question.