When I Embraced Islam My Family Asked Me Why Did You Accept Islam
Channel: Ahmed Hamed
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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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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in Medina and allied Islam Bismillah R Rahman, Rahim rubbished arrakis Audrey, we are silly only one of the Tamil ehsani you have to who only your brothers and sisters Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu meaning me the peace, mercy and the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The upon all of you. Welcome to our program, Islam insight journey with our new Muslim brothers. In order to explore and understand the essentials of Islam and EMA.
In this session, we will dedicate the questions pertaining to Islam in general. We have three brothers, again, in our studio to ask questions pertaining to Islam. So we may have the first question from you, brother about Islam.
Brother Mohammed, when I embraced Islam, my family asked me, Why did you accept Islam?
This is the most common question that the person when he accepts Islam, his family or he come encounters that in from from the family. Why did you accept Islam, because it comes as a surprise, as a new thing for them, that you were born in their home, and they brought you up, and now you have changed your feet. First and foremost, you need to realize that we have not actually changed the feet, we came back to the faith that we were born with. The first and the most important reason that you could give to your family at the outset is that it is the way of life it is the faith. It is the religion which will be accepted by Allah panel to add. And that is the reason why you have chosen
Islam. Allah Almighty, Allah subhanaw taala. He is very clear and explicit in terms of stating this in the glorious for on our last panel dialysis in Syria and Iran, Sudan, number three, and number 19. In Edina, in the line Islam, the only religion The only way of life acceptable by Allah is what Islam. So this is the top reason that you could share and give to your family. Why you have accepted Islam. However, there are so many reasons, which basically prove that Islam is the only way that will be accepted by a last panel to add, you could share these reasons with them in order to reason with them. That why you have accepted Islam, because this choice is not a blind choice. It is a
meaningful choice that you have made. It is a choice that you have made with full sense of your mind with all consciousness. And these reasons. When we share with any honest and truthful person, inshallah, God willing, we expect that his heart will be open to understand the beauty and the reality of Islam. The first reason why Islam is because of its name, because of the name, Islam itself. You see, Islam is a name which was not coined, or which was not given by any individual or any part of creation. It is a divine name given by Allah Himself, which means to
submission to Almighty God.
Islam. By definition, it means that a person who submits his will, to the way of life, and that is Islam. he submits his role to Allah subhanaw taala. And the will of Allah subhanaw taala, designed, prescribed and designated for all of us is what? Islam. So Islam
name itself clarifies that it is from our last panel and that is why the first reason why Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala he mentioned so many ways in order to prove that Islam is the way for all the people to understand, to accept and to practice. The second reason that you could actually share with them is it has the pure and perfect concept of God.
Like No Other system, no other religion, no other way of life has, yes, they have the mentioning that God is one and some of the attributes. But the way Islam expresses that it has the pure, clear and perfect concept of God. And for a person to understand the concept of God is really important. And Islam prescribes that
is a reason for people to accept this, accept this way of life. They need to understand that it has a universal role model. That becomes another reason why Islam there is no way of life, there is no religion, which has one single unanimous leader who is perfect, and who has an example, in all the issues of life, that is Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. That is why only Islam. The fourth reason you could actually give to your family, as the reason why you accepted Islam is because it has the perfect religious scripture, for any religion, to be authentic for any way of life, to be standard to be perfect, it must have a guiding manual, and that should be perfect. Similarly, there
are so many reasons that you could actually share with your family members and the rest. To prove why only Islam like for example, it has a perfect system of life. It has a beautiful concept of worship. It has the way of life that programs you and provides you the solutions for the problems of mankind. It is the part of all the prophets. These are so many reasons that you could share with your family and the rest. Why only Islam? Or why you have embraced Islam. Hope that answers your question.
Can you have your question Brother, brother, does Islam teaches the way of life.
Islam itself means a way of life. You see a las panatela he says in the Koran, the ayah with which I began my discussion from Surah Nimrod, surah, number three or number 19. Allah Almighty says in the Drina, in the line Islam, the only way of life, Deen is termed as a way of life. The only way of life acceptable in the sight of Allah is Islam. So Islam itself means a way of life. It is not a name, which does not have a mean, it is not a label, which does not have an instruction, it Islam itself is a way of life. Now, how can we say that it is a way of life. You see when Allah subhanaw taala has created us. He has a purpose of our creation. How can we determine the purpose of our
creation without knowing the way of life that we have to live? Islam as we said, by definition, it means total submission to Allah subhanaw taala we submit ourselves to Allah subhanaw taala as a result, we become what Muslims who submit, not to anyone, not to the creation, not to any person, not to any other materialistic things, but we actually submit to a las panatela in order that we may live the life actually prescribed by Allah subhanaw taala so it is
an obligation that we need to understand upon us that we need to live the life as per the will of Allah subhanaw taala and the window philosophy
panel Tyler is the is Islam. Allah Almighty, He helps us in order to spend or live a way of life with the manual, the glorious Koran, which has got instructions for us to live in this life. And he has also blisters within example, a teacher, a guide, an advisor who taught us how do we actually implement Koran in our daily lives? Arusha the wife of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. She said about the character of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. She said, Can Hulu Al Quran, his character was like the Quran. And in another narration, it is said can occur on an island. He was like a walking Koran on Earth. So Islam basically as a way of life help us understand, number one,
What rights do the Creator has, that we need to fulfill as a part of our obligation as a part of our duty, connecting with the Creator, number one, as a way of life. Number two are rights that we have upon ourselves, upon our own selves, you see, we cannot be ignorant about our own selves. So Islam teaches an individual how to live his rights by fulfilling the rights that he has upon himself. And the third aspect is the rights of the people around
Islam teaches that we need to be merciful and just with the creatures that we live with the people around us and the entire creation for that matter. Islam shows that we have rights
that we need to actually have upon us and the people also have the rights which we need to fulfill as a part of our responsibility. And it helps me It helps us with the system with a practical system like for example, after believing in Allah subhanaw taala as a way of life, we are commanded to stablish Salah inshallah, as a practical demonstration, we learn so many things. We learn the discipline in our life, we learn to be in constant touch with our Creator, we learn to be to establish brotherhood, every single day five times we learn how to kill racism, we learn how to make drama, we learn how to establish ourselves in in the life we learn so many things inshallah as a
practical solution for us to live in this life, not just in Masjid, but it helps us because we hear and listen. The Ayat of the Quran inshallah which we have to go and implement as a part of our life. So there are so many reasons are so many ways that actually help us realize that Islam is a true way of life. And it is indeed a way of life which is prescribed by our Creator, Allah subhanho wa Taala hope that answers your question.