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    Hello, I am a recent convert to Islam but it has been growing closer to my heart and spiritual identity over the past year.

    I grew up a Christian as a kid but rejected it and became an atheist as a teenager. Into my late teens (around 18) I was drawn into mysticism which led me into a massive accumulation of religious texts and studies from both the 'mainstream' religions and the esoteric/occult. There isn't a lot that I haven't at least looked into and I still have a place in my heart for Hinduism and writings of many Hermeticists and Alchemists.

    My true enterance into Islam was through (what I know is a badly misunderstood and quite meaningless catagory) what the West usually calls "Sufism" (though not practical Sufism). Both that and a lingering presence in the background of Occultism (such as the Grimoire tradition) led me to after a while start more seriously contemplating The Quran and more recently accepting it as my path. I believe in Allah and The Prophet Mohammed.

    I haven't taken a specific route, in the sense that I haven't decided between Sunni or Shia (or any smaller schools) and at the present am still learning and increasing my knowledge and perspective of the Sunnah and the Laws. This forum I feel will be a great way to connect with fellow Muslims around the world. I live in New Zealand (born an Australian), so as you might imagine; this is all very much a personal decision and one I have a passionate conviction about.


    Thank you for having me
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    Re: New here

    Assalamu alaikum bro, welcome to islamicboard family.
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    Re: New here

    @eesa the kiwi:

    Bro, Plz help him if he needs.

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    Re: New here

    Asalamu alaikum rahmatullah wa barakatu

    I'm also a convert from nz feel free to drop me a message
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    Re: New here

    Congratulation on your recent conversion brother.
    I hope you find this site as welcoming and helpful as it was for me.
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    Re: New here

    Hi guys I’m ready to take my shahada after months of concidering any advice? I’m feeling nervous
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    Re: New here

    Quote Originally Posted by shellyAli View Post
    Hi guys I’m ready to take my shahada after months of concidering any advice? I’m feeling nervous
    Hi. You just need to repeat the words "ash'hadu an la ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh/I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servent and prophet"
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    Re: New here

    Quote Originally Posted by shellyAli View Post
    Hi guys I’m ready to take my shahada after months of concidering any advice? I’m feeling nervous
    It is great to hear you are feeling ready. Trust me, once you do it, you will wonder why you waited! Don't feel nervous, you know in your heart that you are doing the right thing.

    And welcome to the site. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them.
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    Re: New here

    I’m 100 percent ready I’m really passionate about it now! I’m just worried I won’t get things right and I’m sure where to go for answers I may have like learning to pray etc! And thank you for ur response I haven’t told anybody about my choice because I don’t want there opinions to change my mind!

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    Re: New here

    Quote Originally Posted by anatolian View Post
    Hi. You just need to repeat the words "ash'hadu an la ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh/I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servent and prophet"
    Thank you Im aware of how it’s done a Muslim brother will help with this I’m just feeling nervous don’t really no what to expect and if I’ll fit in!

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    Re: New here

    Quote Originally Posted by shellyAli View Post
    Thank you Im aware of how it’s done a Muslim brother will help with this I’m just feeling nervous don’t really no what to expect and if I’ll fit in!
    Believe me, you will fit in even better than you can imagine

    We always have doubts and its normal to be scared of the unknown. The important thing is to trust what we know in our heart and to take the last step.
    And you don't need to tell everyone right away. Just convert, and tell close friends as it comes up and when you feel its the right time. This is between you and Allah, no one else.

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    Re: New here

    Thank you Mandy really means a lot! I know what I believe in my heart and I’m 100 percent ready to take my shahada I’ll keep u posted in the coming days and share my journey with u! X
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