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curious seeker
11-18-2009, 06:05 PM
Hello :)

I'm brand new. I'm a former Christian... I say "former" because it's only been recently that I've dropped the label. I suppose right now I am "Agnostic"... or a "Seeker" is a better word.

I love God with all my heart. That's why I was a Christian.. but I don't believe in the teachings of Jesus being Divine or the Son of God. I've stayed in Christianity a long, long time because it was a comfortable place to worship God... but I don't fit, because of my beliefs.

Now I am seeking the truth... trying to figure it all out. I know I don't fit into Judaism, because I don't believe in rejecting Jesus completely either (I think he was a great teacher, a prophet sent to us by God) nor do I really believe in God having a "chosen people"...

So therefor I've started to study Islam. And here I am.

I live in Canada... I find it confusing and scarey to think about converting to Islam in a country where it is basically either 1) unheard of or 2) discriminated against. I know that's not a reason to avoid converting, but it makes it difficult to seek the truth outside of "accepted" religions like Christianity and Judaism.

Anyway...

My study/research has raised a lot of questions.. I posted a few here. I received a kind PM from someone offering to answer questions as well but I cannot Pm you back until I have 50 posts, so please if you wish to help, visit that thread :)

I don't know if Islam is for me or not.. I know you guys believe it is the truth, but I have a lot of trouble with belief, and I always have. Faith is not hard for me, I have faith that there IS a God.

But "religion" is where it gets dicey for me. Religion is something I have trouble with.

I dunno.. but I'm just taking it one step at a time.

Cheers~
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Insaanah
11-18-2009, 08:48 PM
A very warm welcome to the forum curious seeker :)

I hope you find the forum beneficial, friendly and fun, and I hope that some of your questions will be answered.

Peace.
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Rabi'ya
11-18-2009, 08:55 PM
Hello and Welcome to Li :)

I hope you have abeneficial stay here and learn lots :) You will make plenty of good friends too I hope :)

God be with you :)
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Insaanah
11-18-2009, 09:08 PM
Just another thing. On the thread you've posted the questions in, the replies have to be moderated before they are posted, so it may take a few hours. Can take upto 24-ish sometimes. So please don't worry if you don't see anything soon.

Peace :)
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Muslimah4Eva x
11-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Welcome to Islamic Board
May you learn a lot about this blessed religion Islam and be easy for you if you do decide to convert to Islam. :)
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curious seeker
11-18-2009, 09:15 PM
Thank you for the welcomes, and thank you Insane Insaan for the information :) I can certainly understand a need for moderation.
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Insaanah
11-19-2009, 12:56 PM
By the way, apart from question 4, I have made a lowly, humble attempt to answer your other questions, about 13 hours ago, on the other thread. I think my reply will be awaiting moderation. I just didn't want you to think that no one was bothered with your questions :)
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Rafeeq
11-20-2009, 07:29 PM
Welcome to the IB family. God has directed to a very humble comunity dude, where you will find people helping each other. The courage you started searching truth will guide you to the destination. God bless you.
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11-24-2009, 10:51 AM
Welcome to the Forum! :D
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