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    Posted: 01 December 2006 at 9:13am
My wife has given me 'permission' to follow the religion of my own choosing.  I have been a pretty devout Catholic, but I've been questioning the existence of the Trinity as an understanding of God, and the expanse and nature of God. 

I have been blessed with two wonderful 'visions' - sacred dreams whose character and nature were decidedly different.  Email me if you want the details.  Suffice it to say that these experiences have been guiding me toward Islam, despite my best efforts at squashing the idea of conversion.

I have many questions about my ability to live everything - all the Sunnah, life according to all the Hadith, etc., but the Quran to me is holy and perfect as a religious book sent down from God to man as clear guidance.

Should I convert at my local masjid or online at islamicity.com over the phone, or what?  Any ideas?

I am reluctant to convert at the masjid because I don't want to be the center of attention. 

One thing I'll have to do is to adjust my working hours to accomodate Jumma prayers at the local masjid (a 10 minute drive from my workplace)

So what are the community thoughts on this?

Peace and Blessings to all,

David
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Greetings,

Its not a problem for someone to become Muslim at the masjid. It is good to do it at the masjid because you will meet a lot of Muslims and they will most likely be welcome to ablige. I don't know the people but if you talk to the Imaam or someone in charge they will help you a lot, and if you know a Muslim who goes there who can help that's good to. Whatever your decision may Allah guide you to what is good.

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"Be patient over what they say and remember Our servant, Dawud, the possessor of strenght; indeed, he was one who repeatedly turned back[to Allah]" Surah Sad- Ayat 17
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Peace David,

I am out of my depth if I try to answer your conversion question - I do want
to share with you how happy I am at your experience and the adventure that
is unfolding before you...

T'Barak Allah Alik,

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Alhamdullilah.

Its better to go to someone that can help you to convert.  Imaan or Moulana, reason being the kalimah of faith needs to be read and azaan needs to be givin in your ears.

Welcome to islam.

Inshallah everything will be easy for you.

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im curious. is your wife Muslim? just that your first sentence regarding your wife giving u permission  got me wondering what religion your wife is practising.
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Asalamualaikum,

I've never heard of the athaan being called in the ear. Is this the Sunnah of Rasuallah(saw)?

"Be patient over what they say and remember Our servant, Dawud, the possessor of strenght; indeed, he was one who repeatedly turned back[to Allah]" Surah Sad- Ayat 17
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It was done when i converted to islaam.

 

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David
Assalaoalikum
If you have a masjid I will recommend that you visit with the Imam for declaration of Kalima; that way you will have lot more blessings to share with others, and will have contact if you need any further guidance in the matter of faith and practice.

Also you may want to have an experience that you can think back in future, you don't have to  do  the declaration in front of a large crowd anyway.

I would like you PM me about your visions. thanks
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