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Subject: GEN-DE How and why do people embrace Islam? ‘Part One’
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 04:22:05 -0700 (PDT)

How and why do people embrace Islam? ‘Part One’

How and why do people embrace Islam? ‘Part One’ People embrace Islam
in the West (USA, Canada, UK, France and Germany), in the Middle
Eastern countries (Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Jordan), in Africa
and the Far East (Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong) and many other
countries all over the world. According to Islam, there is only one
revealed religion which has been revealed from the time of Adam until
the last of the prophets, Mohammad (PBUH), yet it was revealed on
stages. Consequently, the essential message of all the prophets was
one and the same, Allah says in the Holy Qur’an: “Verily, We have sent
to every nation a messenger (saying), ‘Worship Allah and avoid false
gods.” All the Prophets that Allah has sent had one basic messages,
for indeed the purpose of creation is only one, which is worshiping
Allah. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an “I did not create the jinn and
mankind except for My worship.” This message addressed a basic and
essential need in human beings; the need to worship. Such basic need
was created in all human beings at the time of Adam’s creation. Man’s
Natural Disposition : the Fitrah As Allah made all human beings swear
to His Godhood when He first created Adam, this oath is printed on the
human soul even before it enters the fetus in the fifth month of
pregnancy. So when a child is born, he has a natural belief in Allah.
This natural belief is called in Arabic the fitrah. If the child was
left alone, he would grow with the same faith and believe in Allah.
But what happens is that all children get affected by their
surroundings, whether directly or indirectly. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
said that Allah said: “I created My servants in the right religion but
the devils made them go astray.” Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) also said:
“Each child is born in a state of ‘fitrah’, but his parents make him a
Jew or a Christian. It is like the way an animal gives birth to a
normal offspring. Have you noticed any (young animal) born mutilated
before you mutilate them?” And since the child’s body submits to the
physical laws which Allah has put in nature, his soul also submits
naturally to the belief that Allah is its Lord and Creator. However,
his family friends, and his surroundings affect him, and as he grows
up, he may find himself following this or that’s way of life. The
religion the child follows at early stages of his life (childhood) is
one of custom and upbringing, and Allah does not punish him for this
religion. However, by reaching maturity one starts differentiating
between what’s right and what’s wrong, an adult must now follow the
religion of knowledge and reason; Islam. At this point the devil
starts doing his best and trying hard to encourage him to stay as he
is ( encourage him to stay passive and not do any good deeds), or
bring down. Evils are made pleasing to mankind and thus we live in a
constant struggle between our fitrah and our desires till we find the
right road. If one chooses his fitrah, Allah will help him control his
desires, even though it may take most of his life to do so; for
example some people embraced Islam in their old age, yet it is never
too late

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