When Should I Convert?
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

I am 29 years old, married and have children. I have been reading about Islam for about 6 - 7 months. Presently I am a Christian, but on the fence. How will I know when it is right for me to convert. I want to make the right decision, as I take my faith in God seriously. Please help.


Wait until your own heart and conscience impel you to convert. In the meantime, keep praying to God to help you in your quest for the truth. Also you must be convinced intellectually that you are taking the right step, and must also keep in mind the implications of such a step. Matters that entail lifelong commitment require deep thought and deliberation. This does not mean that I am discouraging you from accepting Islam. I only want you to think several times before you take this step. The role of emotions and enthusiasm, I think, should come into play when you have taken the step. That is the time when you will need all the commitment and zeal you can muster to practice what you have adopted.

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