07 Jul Why Should I Convert to Islam?
Why Should I Convert to Islam?
Salaam Alykum, I was wondering what would be the best answer to this question “WHY SHOULD I CONVERT TO ISLAM?” I have been asked this a few times and I seem to struggle, I want to answer them in a way that would make them want to learn more inshaAllah. Thank you 😀
Wa alykum as-salaam,
You know, I get this question too, and I don’t think there is a “best answer” that works for everyone.
Masha Allah, I like to read the stories of con/reverts, and what is amazing is that they all have so many different and diverse reasons. Some became Muslim because they met amazing Muslims and were drawn into the religion that way. Others because they studied the religion, alone, for various reasons.
I think the unifying element, in general, is that con/reverts have really affirmed their attitude after reading The Qur’an. So suggesting that someone read The Qur’an first, might be the first step.
If I have to give you some sort of “response” then my suggestion would be quite simple:
“Why should you convert to Islam? For your reasons. You don’t have to live my life. I don’t have to live yours. I’ll never know what it’s like to walk in your shoes, and so you’re the one who has to find those reasons, and what reasons make the most sense for you. My reasons might not work for you, and yours might not work for me, but that’s The Beauty of Islam, there never is just one reason, and because of that, it’s why I believe in it, and I hope, insha Allah, you will too.”
I hope that helps, and if not, please do not hesitate to ask me more questions, insha Allah.