Originally Posted by Goku
I disagree akhi. I believe that the moment that most born Moslems recognise that the god and the prophet they have been learning about since the day of their birth when their baba sang the adhan into their ear, when those distant conepts become Allah swt and his Prophet Mohammad saw, then that is their moment of reversion.
You are right - we are born in a natural state of pure fitra, all of us. But the duties and teachings of our parents upon us are not what make us Moslem. It is our OWN acceptance of the deen, whenever that may take place. THAT is their moment of reversion.
And the brothers and sisters who go through their wild days of rebellion and jahliya - when they too come back to the path of righteousness, subhanallah, that is THEIR moment of reversion.
And each time it happens sincerely, it is insh'Allah accepted by Allah swt.
There is no difference to a non-Moslem sincerely embracing Islam and its mercies for the first time to a born Moslem, learned the ayas, prayed 5 times a day every day, wore hijaab/beard but did all of these things for the parents/friends/cultural expectations/teachers rather than for Allah ta'ala.
The moment you do anything sincerely for the sake of God and you recognise you are his dutiful slave, alhamdulilah - that is when YOU have had your moment of reversion.
From then on in, you are a Moslem - forget the revert label...