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Compare Islam to Christianity (and other religions) and be convinced on these pages: (basic comparison and most convincing of all) (people who converted to Islam tell their own stories) (more help) (read and think) (priests and preachers came to Islam from these pages) (Da Vinci Code inspired this website)

Ahh, but then what?
After comparing Christianity to Islam on these websties - I wanted to learn more about what would happen to me if I accepted Islam as my way of life. I needed to meet someone who experienced it first hand. This would be very helpful.
Yusuf Estes, your story comparing Christianity to Islam convinces me totally - But I wonder, is it too difficult to convert to Islam?
I have been following your teachings on Chat and feel at home with Islamic beliefs.
My problem is they told me I have to divorce my husband, leave my job, forget my friends and loose my family. Can you help me?

Answer: Yes. You are right - after compaing Christianity to Islam, I too had to re-think everything I knew sicne the day I was born. After honestly considering everything, I came to the same conclusion as you - Islam is the only way. To serve God on His Terms, Obeying His Commandments - What else is there?
So I did just as you are doing - I accepted Islam! Al Hamdulillah.
But then what?
My parents - What will they do?
My other relatives - Will they turn their back on me?
My friends - What will they say?
My co-workers - Will they reject me now?
So many questions in my mind, but so much conviction in my heart - I KNOW ISLAM IS THE TRUTH!

Where to begin?
First start with the 'Shahadah' and read this important article to help you understand what the shahadah really means (Muslims should review this one too): This explains the 9 important conditions of the shahadah and how to put them to work for you.
Next, begin to learn more about the salat (connection in worship) with Allah and start to establish these acts of worship in your life, five times a day as soon as possible.
Then after establishing the salat, begin to learn more and more about our beliefs, practices and responsibilities to Allah, His Deen, His Quran, His Prophet, peace be upon him, the Muslims and of course to all of the other people as well.
Be with the Muslims as much as possible. If you are not in a community with a lot of Muslims, then visit our live chats online:
We have scholars who come online with us every day and you don't want to miss this great chance.
Also, be with us as we broadcast our LIVE and recorded programs every day on www.GuideUS.TV online or on satellite TV, or iPhone, iPad and now on FACEBOOK
Read articles on our website here ( be sure to RATE & COMMENT on each article.
If possible, find Muslims in your community and talk with them. Keep in mind, many Muslims have never really searched their own religion. So do not be too surprised if they have mistakes or don't even know some of the things you have learned. You are searching for truth and guidance, and many Muslims are not thinking much about that today, due to a preoccupation with this material world (dunya).
Visit your local mosque, if you have one in your area. Try to learn what is going on with the Muslim community close by. If you do not find a community of Muslims who practice true Islam, based on Quran (in Arabic) and follow the sunnah (way of Muhammad, peace be upon him) then go to our chatroom (above link) and talk to our scholars there who will provide insight and understanding for you to be able to help yourself and your community as well.
Now regarding your family -
Be careful not to turn them away from Islam and rejeccting you totally before they even have a clue to what it is all about. None of us reverts were warned enough about this problem and we found out too late. Then our parents and relatives and friends turned further from Islam just watching us do crazy stuff, and trying to argue with them about Christianity, Bible, Jesus, Quran, terrorism, world wars, etc.
The first thing to keep in mind, is the rights of parents, family, neighbors and others and how they must see you properly behaving and living the life of the true Muslim. Be patient, kind, loving and give the best service to all people. Islam is about service. Service to Allah is number one, and after that is the service to the people. DO NOT DEBATE with those whom you want to see learn and know Islam. Just live the righteous life of a true servant of Allah. That is the way of Muhammad, peace be upon him.
When people come to attack your new faith and hurt your feelings, remember the people of the time of Muhammad, peace be upon him, also attacked him and his followers in much worse ways, but they endeavored to persevere and be patient. They did not attack back and debate and argue. Just present the truth and then pray for them. That is best.
Here is another link to help you:
Here are some more links to help you along the way: Get the real story of details, what we believe about Allah, God - and why Proof that no one can deny - Real eye-openers Basics, Beliefs, Duties and simple comparison to Christianity and Judaism Read, Listen, Learn and enjoy the Quran. Many reciters, nice explanations and EZ learn features What did people say about Muhammad, peace be upon him, at his time? And future times? Find more of our websites all dedicated to presenting true Islam in simple English
Advice: Please do not go to extremes. Take everything one step at a time. Do not make drastic moves that you will regret later. Some Muslims will begin right away telling you things you "must do" according to them. But sometimes they are only talking about cultural things from their countries or backgrounds. Just ask real scholars before making any rash moves.
Of course, you should keep asking Allah Almighty, the same thing over and over every day - GUIDE ME, O Allah, Guide me.
May Allah always guide you and protect you and keep you on the straight path, ameen.
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