Verses and Hadiths

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever listens to people who're averse to his listening shall have molten lead poured into his ears on Day of Judgment."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Cursing a believer is like killing him."

Allah guides not the profligate liar. (40:28)

May liars perish. (51:10)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Lying leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to one to hell. A man keeps lying until Allah records him as on inveterate liar."

Those who conceal the clear explanations and guidance, we have revealed after we have explained it in the Book to people, are cursed by Allah and those who curse. (2:159).

Only the knowledgeable of His slaves fear Allah. (35:28).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Anyone who seeks sacred knowledge to vie with scholars, argue with fools, or win people's hearts he will go to hell."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "If someone says to his brother, you are an unbeliever, one of them deserves the name."

Those who hurt believing men and women who have done nothing to deserve it shall bear the burden of calumny and open sin. (33:58)

Those who love scandal shold be spreading concenring the believers shall have a painful torment in this world and the next. (24:19)

Obey not every wretched swearer; slanderer; going about with tales (68:10-11).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"1) He who stirs up enimity among people by quoting their words to each other will not enter paradise."

2) " You find that among the worst people is someone who is two-faced, showing one face to some and another face to others."

3) "Do not tell me anything about my Companions, for I want to meet them without disquiet in my heart."

The dispute is only with those who oppress people and wrongfully commit aggression in the land; these will have a painful torment (42:42).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

1) " Allah has inspired to me that you are all to be humble towards each other, such that no one transgresses against or exalts himself above another."

2) Malik Rahawi said: O Messenger of Allah, I have been given of beauty that which you see, and i do not like anyone to wear better sandals than I. Is this of presumptuous pride?" He answered, "This is not of presumptuousness, which rather consists of refusing to admit the truth and considering people inferior."

3) "A woman was tortured for a cat she imprisoned until it died. She went to hell because of it, having neither fed nor watered it, for she confined it; nor yet having let it go to forage on the small creatures of earth."

4) "Allah will certainly torture those who torture people in this world."

"Do not commit transgressions; surely Allah loves not the transgressors." (2:190)

Whoever disobeys Allah and His messenger has gone manifestly astray. (33:36)

Do not spy and do not slander one another. (49:12)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

1) "The Muslim is the brother of the muslim. He does not oppress him, hang back from coming to his aid, or belittle him. It is sufficiently wicked for someone to demean his fellow muslim."

2) "By Allah, he does not believe. By Allah, he does not believe, By Allah he does not believe." Someone asked, "Who, O Messenger of Allah?" He said, " He whose neighbor is not safe from his evil conduct."

3) Someone said, "O Messenger of Allah, so and so spends her nights praying and her days fasting, but there is something in her tongue that maliciously injures her neighbors." He replied, "There is no good in her, she will go to hell."

4) "When I was taken up in the Ascent (Mi'raj), I passed by people with fingernails of copper who were raking their faes and chests with themm. I asked, "Who are they, Gabriel?' and he said, 'They are those who slandered others, ate people's flesh, and attacked their reputations."

5)"No man charges another with corruption or unbelief, save that the charge returns against himself if the other is not as he said."

6) "Do not revile the dead, for they have gone on to what they have sent ahead."

Those who argue about the signs of Allah without authority having been given to them have nothing in their hearts but pride to which they will never attain." (40:56).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)said:

1) "The man most hated by Allah is the obstinate arguer."

2) "No people went astray after having been guided save that they were afflicted with arguing."

3) "Aruging over the Qu'ran is unbelief."

4) "He who resses for something he knows is false remains under the hatred of Allah until he gives it up."

5) "The thing I fear most for my Community is the eloquent hypocrite."

6) "Modesty and being at a loss for words are two components of true faith, while vulgarity and long windedness are two components of hypocrisy"

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

1) "Modesty is of faith, and faith is in paradise. Vulgarity is of rudeness and rudeness is in hell."

2) "Allah detests the foulmouthed, vulgar person."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever believes in Allah, and the Last Day, let him say what is good or remain silent."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

1) "O Messenger of Allah, which of the Muslims is best?" He said, "He who the Muslims are safe from his tongue and his hand."

2) "A servant unthinkingably says something pleasing to Allah for which Allah raises him whole degrees. And a servant unthinkingably says something detested by Allah for which he plunges into hell."

3) "The excellence of a person's Islam includes leaving what does not concern him."

4) "Do not speak much without mentioning Allah (dhikhr) for too much speech without mentioning Allah, hardens the heart, and the hard hearted are the farthest of all people from Allah Most High."

5) "All of a human being's words count against him and not for him, except commanding the right, forbiding the wrong, and the mention of Allah Most High (dhikr)."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

1) "The talebearer will not enter paradise."

2) "Do you know what slander is?" They answered, 'Allah and His messenger know best.' He said, "It is to mention of your brother that which he would dislike." Someone asked, 'What if he is as I say?' He said," If he is as you say, you have slandered him, and if not, you have caluminiated him."

3) "The Muslim is the brother of the Muslim. He does not betray him, lie to him, or hang back from coming to his aid. All of the Muslim is inviolable to his fellow Muslim; his reputation, his property, his blood. Godfearingness is here. (pointing to the heart). It is sufficiently wicked for someone to belittle his fellow Muslim."

"When you see those engaged in idle discussion about Our signs, keep apart from them until they speak of other things. If the Devil makes you forget, then do not sit with wrong-doing poeple after being reminded." (6:68)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Beware of suspicions, for they are the most lying of words."

"If a corrupt person brings you news, verify it, lest you hurt others out of ignorance and then regret what you have done." (49:6).

"Pursue not that of which you have no knowledge. The hearing, the eyesight, the heart: all will be asked about. (17:36).

"He utters not a word save that an observer is present beside him. (50:18)

the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The greatest in sins on the Judgement Day will be the one most given to speaking about the useless and immoral."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The excellence of a person's Islam includes leaving what does not concern him."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever speaks of the Book of Allah from his own opinion is in error."

"As for those with deviance in their hearts, they pursue the allegorical of it." (3:7).

"Those who demean believers who voluntarily give charity--ridiculing those who find nothing to give but their own effort - it is Allah who is ridiculing them, and they shall suffer a painful torment." (9:79).

"O ye who believe, let not some men deride others who might be better than they and let not some women ridicule others woh might well be better than they. Do not belittle one another or insult one another with nicknames." (49:11).

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "A gate in paradise will open to one of those who mock people and a cry will be heard, 'Come here, come here,' and he will come forward in concern and anxiety, but when he reaches it, it will close in front of him. And this will happen again and again until the gate will open and the cry 'Come here, come here' will be heard as before, but he will not approach because he knows it will only close in front of him."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

1) "A believer is not given to reviling, cursing, obscenity or vulgarity."

2) "Whatever contains vulgarity is made ugly by it and whatever contains modesty is made beautiful by it."

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

1) "Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affair of the pre-Islamic period if ignorance."

2) "On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress."

3) "Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage."

4) "This Community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones." Someone asked, "When will this be, O Messenger of Allah?" and he said, "When songstresses and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful."

5) "There will be peoples of my Community who will hold fornication, silk, wine, and musical instruments to be lawful."


1) Sincerity to Allah Subhana Wa Ta`ala

2) Reality of sovereignty to Allah Subhana Wa Ta`ala

3) Be always with a group (muslims)

4) Pray in Jamat (congegation)

5) Reality of believing in Allah Subhana Wa Ta`ala and following Book of Allah Subhana Wa Ta`ala and sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam.

6) Asking Allah Subhana Wa Ta`ala for power to overcome Satan

7) Increase good deeds

8) Ask Allah Subhana Wa Ta`ala for refuge from Satan

9) Make Du'a from Allah Subhana Wa Ta`ala for the protection of your family and wealth

Recite Surat Al-Fatiha,Ayat-Ul-Qursi,Last ten Ayats of Surat Al-Baqara,Last three Surats

10) Control your eyes from wandering around

11) Control your tongue

12) No idle talk, don't discuss wrong topics

13) No laughing too much

14) No back biting, bad mouthing

15) Keep other muslims secrets

Converts Guide

The term in Arabic for convert is Aslam. When Muslim scholars speak about conversion they say wal kafir idha aslama. In the Qur'an the term "repentance" (Tawbah) is also used: "...But if they (the pagans, polytheists) repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them..." (9:5). There are several steps to be discussed regarding the process:

How To Become A Muslim For the common unbeliever to become a Muslim, he must pronounce the two statements of the Shahadah: "I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger." A person who has previously believed in Judaism or Christianity has to add: "And I bear witness that Jesus is the servant of Allah, His Messenger, and His word which He gave to Mary, and a spirit from Him." This expression is to signify a rejection of both the Jewish misconception and derogation of Jesus, and the Christian misconception and exaggeration of his position. The Prophet (s.A.w.) said: "Whoever testified that there is no god but Allah, alone, without partners with him, and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger, and His word which He has thrown into Mary, and a spirit from Him, and that Paradise is true and that Hell is true - Allah will let him enter Paradise with what action he did." (Bukhari, Muslim)

Witnesses To Conversion From a religious point of view, there is no need for any witnesses to a conversion, but for a person from a non-Muslim background to be known as a Muslim, he or she must officially register their acceptance of Islam so as to be treated as a Muslim in all aspects of life, such as civic and personal matters. This is especially important in non-Muslim countries: I am aware of the case of an elderly, hospitalised brother who embraced Islam sometime before passing away. Nearly all his visitors during this period were Muslims, but because his conversion was not recorded officially, his body was handed over to his immediate family who carried out the funeral procedures according to non-Islamic ways.

Ghusl Once the Shahadah has been pronounced the new convert becomes subject to the rules of Islam. If the new Muslim is an adult, male or female, Ghusl is obligatory to enable the person to perform his or her prayers. It is not permitted, when a person comes to announce his conversion, to ask him or her to go and perform Ghusl first; this means delaying his conversion, and no-one knows what may happen during this delay. Abu Hanifah (r.a.) says that there is no obligation on the convert to perform Ghusl because Allah (s.w.t.) says: "Say to the unbelievers, if (now) they desist (from unbelief), their past would be forgiven them..."(8:38). Many people embraced Islam and the Prophet (s.A.w.) did not ask them to take a bath. When Amr Ibn al-'As accepted Islam, the Messenger of Allah said to him: "Did you not know that Islam wipes away what happened before, and repentance wipes out what was before." The explanation to this apparent contradiction is that Allah will forgive sins according to a person's rights. The obligation to perform Ghusl comes after conversion, to enable the new convert to offer his or her prayers. When Qays Ibn Asim accepted Islam, the Prophet (s.A.w.) asked him to take a bath.

Circumcision The male convert should be circumcised, as this is part of the natural manners recommended in Islam. If circumcision would pose any risk to health it may be delayed until the person is fitter and more able to cope with it. The scholars refer to the example of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s.) who circumcised himself at the age of eighty. Some Muslim scholars would not accept an uncircumcised person leading prayers. Incidentally, there is no requirement of circumcision for females in Islam.

Shaving The Head, Removing Bodily Hair It is recommended for the new convert to shave his head (men only) and to remove body hair from the armpits and the private parts (both sexes). It is reported that Kulayb came to the Prophet to declare his Islam, and to one he told him to shave his hair, and to another convert he said: "Clean off the hair which grew while you were a disbeliever, and circumcise yourself."

Changing The Name If the name is an ordinary one according to the culture of the person accepting Islam, there is no need to change it. But if it has a meaning which is objectionable on Islamic grounds (such as Abd al-Masih, the servant of the Messiah), it has to be changed.

Family Matters If the convert is in a marriage which is not acceptable in Islamic law, it is automatically nullified when he accepts Islam. For example marriage to a blood relative who is actually prohibited for marriage (Mahram) is of course null and void. If a man was married to two sisters, on accepting Islam he would have to choose between them. If a Muslim convert's wife remains a Jew or Christian, the marriage remains valid, but if she is of any other religion, the marriage is nullified. Underage children become Muslim once one of the parents accepts Islam. Adult children are free to choose.

Wills And Inheritance A difference of religion prevents inheritance; a Muslim cannot inherit from a non-Muslim or vice versa. Inheritance here refers to cases where a person dies in the state (without having made a will) and the estate is distributed to heirs according to the law of the land. According to Islamic law, a Muslim cannot inherit from a non-Muslim relative in this manner. Wills, on the other hand, do make a difference: a Muslim may accept what has been left to him in a will by a non-Muslim relative. A Muslim with non-Muslim relatives may leave up to one-third of his estate to them in his will, but the other two-thirds must go to Muslim relatives.