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Welcome back to The mailbag here on the dean Show. I'm used to Festus and want to jump right into this one. This is an interesting one and a common one as well. When a person reaches the
reaches the point where they say, well, the evidence is overwhelming. And it seems to me that Islam is the truth, I can't really come up with anything else looks like it's the only way to really understand the concept of God, and the proper way to reach him or worship him. But, and there's always the bud isn't there. Otherwise, you wouldn't write the letter, you just go ahead and enter slam. But he said, I have a habit and over my life of chasing women, drinking alcohol in Vegas and other sundry things that he details here we don't need to go into. But in any case, he said, What if I went to Islam, which seems right to me, but at the same time, what if I can't hang on? What if I
fail? What if I fall out of Islam? What if I go back to the evil that I used to do? What if I can't do all the praying and the past thing and the things that Islam calls for? And maybe I don't want to grow my beard? Or in the case of one of the sisters, lady, she asked that, what if I can't wear that cover on my head? Things like this, then they would consider me an apostate. And then would they kill me? And
I don't mean to laugh because I know that it's a serious question. But the reason I'm checklist because I went through the same thing myself. When I gave it Islam, I said, Wait a minute, guys, I don't know this. You guys are praying five times every day. What if I forgot to pray? You know, what would happen then or, and you're talking about fasting, you're talking about not eating, not drinking, not enjoying some of the things that take for granted every day? You want me to give that up for a whole month that every year?
It's not that I don't really want to it's a what if I can't or what pop forget, you know, it might be too much for me. And so and I also had heard that if you left Islam, that
was not funny. It was not funny when I heard it, then but it's funny now because I'm no good. And well, it's not true. But you know, at the time, you know, I was hearing all these things, there were people all around me trying to tell me to stay away from the Muslims, you're gonna get a demon, stay away from these Muslims because they're gonna mess you up. They're gonna do stuff to you, and blah, blah, blah, terrorism acts of you know, suicide bombers, all the rest of it. Let me just put it real simple for you. It's very simple.
If you really believe there's one God, and He has no partners, and you're willing to worship him on his terms, and you're really taking even the first step, then you have already entered upon the brink of Islam itself. Whether you know anything about the otter via the Arabic language, or the Koran, or the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Whether or not you have any knowledge of all of the subjects that people talk about, or even establish the first prayer, or even fast the first day of Ramadan.
The fact that you believe, and you're trying your best indicates immediately, you're progressing toward true Islam. You want to continue in that way as much as you can, at your own pace, going step by step. Don't worry about the other people around you. This is not a race between you and the people. This is something where you are making your own contact, your own hookup, connection with the Lord above. Let him guide you. And then you move forward at a pace that you can handle. And if you do fall back, if you do slip, know that he forgives, he says that he can forgive anything, anything at all, except that you worship other than Him, that you establish some kind of partners
with him. That is not there. So keep that in mind. And then do this. Go in your heart and pray and say, oh, Lord,
I know you exist. And I know You created me and I want you to give me the best for me, guide me, guide me to the truth. And if there is a God, then for sure he'll know and he'll take care of you. It's up to him. He's the only one who guides he says in the Quran. You don't guide those whom you love. But it's the Lord above who guides to the straight path whoever he wills.
With that will turn you back over to the deen show. And until next time peace. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.