These are common questions why you should convert to Islam and what are the benefits of Converting to Islam? What is the reward of being a Muslim? Such questions are absolutely right. I’m going to introduce the benefits of being a Muslim to those who want to know about Islam religion. This guide is also for those people who are preaching Islam.
Islam is the fastest-growing religion and it is the second biggest religion in the world by the total number of believers. Any person who wishes to become a Muslim should recognize that he or she will get all these benefits by practicing the teachings of Islam.
When someone wants to convert to another religion or wishes to know about the religion, he/she raises such questions as, what benefits they will have. People have the right to know about the advantages of converting to Islam. When the Muslims call non-Muslims toward Islam, they have to answer why Islam is superior to other religions.
Whenever a person seeks the truth, his final destination becomes the religion of Islam. But be aware of the fitnah of “Ahmadiya Muslims” known as “Qadiyani/Mirzai”. Qadiyani is not Muslim. Qadiyaniat is a fitnah(temptation).
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Benefits of Converting to Islam | Pros of Converting to Islam
Please note that: Islam doesn’t force non-Muslims to convert to Islam but, it is the duty of Muslims to preach the true religion of Islam to everyone. “There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower.” [Quran 2,256].
Islam just warns disbelievers. “And whoso seeketh as religion other than the Surrender (to Allah) it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.” [Quran 3,85].
1. Islam Protects Us From Evils
Islam is a religion of peace. In Islam, there are too many things that are forbidden and haram(حرام ). Some known as Makruh(مكروه), disliked and discouraged in Islam. Islam prohibited such evils because of their bad effects on people’s social life, economic life, health, psycho, relations, the life hereafter, and for many other reasons. There are Islamic punishments for those who break the rules.
“And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way” [Quran 17,32].
“Allah has made interest fruitless and charity fruitful. And Allah does not like any ungrateful evildoer.” [Quran 2, 276].
“They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, “In them is great sin and [yet, some] benefit for people. But their sin is greater than their benefit.” And they ask you what they should spend. Say, “The excess [beyond needs].” Thus Allah makes clear to you the verses [of revelation] that you might give thought.” [Quran 2,219].
“And do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly or send it [in bribery] to the rulers in order that [they might aid] you [to] consume a portion of the wealth of the people in sin, while you know [it is unlawful]” [Quran 2,188].
Here is a shortlist of things that are strictly prohibited in Islam:
- Stealing or Robbing
- Bribery and Corruption
- Oppressing others
- Murdering and Disrespecting your Parents
- Fornication, Prostitution, and Immodesty
- Gossiping, Backbittering, and Cursing
- Tension, Depression, Anxiety
- Jealousy, Hatred, Malice
- Mistreating or Inciting People to Violence
- Misleading/Porn/Shameless Content
- Alcohol, Smoking, and Pork
- Gambling, Riba(Interest)
- Music and Dance
Allah is “The Greatest Preserver, Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ)”. He(Allah) can save us from evils by praying.
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2. Happiness, Tranquility, and Inner Peace
The word “Islam” is derived from the Arabic word “sal’m” which literally means peace. Islam religion demonstrates peace and tolerance.
Islam is the religion of peace, calm, harmony, integrity, love, and mercy, and it condemns extremism and violence. Islam had never promoted any activity which indicates acts of terrorism, misconduct, and violation against humanity, religion, government, or culture. Islam is even merciful for animals, insects, and for plants also.
“Who have believed and whose hearts have rest in the remembrance of Allah. Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest!” [Quran 13,28].
“We sent thee not save as a mercy for the peoples.” [Quran 21,107].
The Messenger of Allah [ﷺ] said: “The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the people are safe, and the believer is the one from whom the people’s lives and wealth are safe.” [Sunan an-Nasa’i 4995].
Islam is the Religion of Nature:
3. Guidance About Every Aspect of Life
Islam is not only a religion of worship to God. It properly guides us in every aspect of life.
- Social Life
- Eating, Sleeping, Wearing, Talking
- Business, Trade, and Jobs
4. Rule of Equality in Islam
Prophet Muhammad said: “All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety(taqwa) and good action.” [Hadith].
In the eye of Islam, no one is superior to other human beings. There is no difference among the people. Not the Arabs are superior nations nor the white over the black. Rich is not higher in status and respect than the poor. They all are creations of one God. But if someone has any superiority over others, it is based on piety(taqwa) and his good deeds. It makes sense that this superiority is given to someone due to his personal achievements
5. Accountability and Justice for Everyone
We all are responsible for ourselves, for other humans, and for creations including living and non-living creations. These are not merely our responsibility only but we are accountable for that. Everyone is responsible and accountable for his every action in life that what they eat, how they earn, relations with others, and even every kind of cruelty. Islam ensures justice for Muslims and non-Muslims as well.
Islam strictly behaves with cruelty and injustice. There are punishments for wrongdoers in this world and for the life hereafter.
Hadud, Hudud, Hadood, (حدود) Plural of Hadd, means border, boundaries, and limits. Crossing Hudud is a crime whose punishments are expressly determined by the holy legislator in the Quran or Sunna. Hudud crimes are adultery, sexual slander(Qazf) (falsely accusing somebody of adultery or sodomy), murdering, rebellion and corruption, and Theft like crimes. This is a shortlist of accountability, but for every injustice, there is accountability and justice.
“The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter, theirs will be an awful doom.” [Quran 5,33].
“As for the thief, both male, and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from Allah. Allah is Mighty, Wise.” [Quran 5,38].
“And those who accuse honorable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony – They indeed are evil-doers” [Quran 24,4].
“Allah! There is no Allah save Him. He gathereth you all unto a Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Who is more true in statement than Allah?” [Quran 4,87].
What a great benefit of being a Muslim is that there is no injustice in Islam. There is not a single rule of cruelty in Islamic religion and culture. If Islam gives someone punishment or penalty, it is based on his fault.
6. Declaration of Rights
- Husband’s Rights
- Wife’s Rights
- Neighbor’s Rights
- Parent’s Rights
- Animal’s Rights
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7. The Holy Quran(Last book of Allah) as a Gift
“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, guidance for those conscious of Allah” [Quran 2,2].
“And it was not [possible] for this Qur’an to be produced by other than Allah, but [it is] a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of the [former] Scripture, about which there is no doubt, from the Lord of the worlds” [Quran 10,37].
“Indeed, We sent down to you the Book for the people in truth. So whoever is guided – it is for [the benefit of] his soul, and whoever goes astray only goes astray to its detriment. And you are not a manager over them.” [Quran 39,41].
8. Religious Benefits for Believers(Muslims)
All Previous Sins will be Forgiven
“If a person embraces Islam sincerely, then Allah shall forgive all his past sins.” [Bukhari].
“O ye who believe! Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow” [Quran 66,8].
He is “The Forgiver and Hider of Faults”.
Thus, it is clear that all mistakes and sins will be forgiven and a new life will start as like a newborn baby. It is just that, a brand new beginning. One where a person’s good deeds will be rewarded ten to seven hundred times over. On the other hand, each bad deed will be counted as one bad deed only, unless Allah, the Most Merciful, forgives it completely.
Allah Promises Paradise to the Believer
Paradise(Jannah), Heaven is the Islamic concept, where good and faithful Muslims go after the day of judgment. Heaven is a beautiful and peaceful garden where water flows and abundant food and drink are served to the successors(believers). It is a reward for the life hereafter.
“Those who believe and do good works, them verily We shall house in lofty dwellings of the Garden underneath which rivers flow. There they will dwell secure. How sweet the guerdon of the toilers.” [Quran 29,58].
Direct Contact to the Real Creator (Allah)
“When My servants ask you (O Prophet) about Me: I am truly near. I respond to one’s prayer when they call upon Me.” [Quran 2,186].
“Indeed, ˹it is˺ We ˹Who˺ created humankind and ˹fully˺ know what their souls whisper to them, and We are closer to them than ˹their˺ jugular vein.” [Quran 50,16].
Because Allah is in believers’ hearts and He is nearer to humans than his jugular vein, then a man can directly pray to Allah anywhere at any time.
Develop a Lasting Relation With Allah
“There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejected false deities and believeth in Allah hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower.” [Quran 2,256].
“And your Lord hath said: Pray unto Me and I will hear your prayer.” [Quran 40,60].
Allah is always with us. You can call for help anywhere and any time, and can share your problems and difficulties with real The Hearer of all, The Seer of all, The Guardian, The Creator of all, The Giver of all, The Sustainer, The Knower of all, The Exalter, The Bestower of Honors, and The Nourisher. Having a relation to Allah means you have everything in this life. When your heart is satisfied, you are succeeded.
God’s(Allah) Love for You
“Say (O Muhammad to mankind), If you (really) love God then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah), God will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Quran 3,31].
Allah loves his creation. He made uncountable blessings like fruits, foods, plants, water, animals, and more that we can’t count, for us. Allah made heaven for the believers as a gift of obeying. “Which is it, of the favors of your Lord, that ye deny?” [Quran].
The objective of your life will be Clear
Allah did not create us without any purpose. Do you think anything created is useless in this world? Think deeply and you will realize that nothing is useless on this earth. When other millions of creations are not useless, how could be you? The traces of divine wisdom and plan underpin each and every aspect of creation.
When people look carefully at the order of the universe(i.e. scientists), it becomes clear to them that it is created for a special and intelligent purpose. “In the heavens and the earth are proofs for the believers.” [Quran]
“And We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in vain(useless).” [Quran 38,27].
“Such as remember Allah, standing, sitting, and reclining, and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth, (and say): Our Lord! Thou created not this in vain. Glory be to Thee! Preserve us from the doom of Fire.” [Quran 3,191].
You Learn Patience and Compassion
When you follow the Islamic rules and teachings, you got the power of forgiveness and forget other mistakes just for the pleasure of Allah(SWT). Your fasting in Ramadan developed patience and empowers your immune system. Zakat and Sadaqah are helping way of poor and needy people, this creates compassion. There is a great reward for forgiveness in Islam. Which makes a man powerful in life.
Abu Sa’id and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The believer who mixes with people and bears their annoyance with patience will have a greater reward than the believer who does not mix with people and does not put up with their annoyance.” [Sunan Ibn Majah 4032].
The benefits mentioned above and many more cannot be purchased with money anywhere in the world. This is the beauty and rewards of Allah’s Deen e Islam that helps people live a successful and prosperous life.
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1. Can I keep my name if I convert to Islam?
Absolutely, you can keep an Islamic name.
2. What is the purpose of converting to Islam? | Why did people convert to Islam?
The purpose of converting to Islam is to follow the right way of living.
3. Why you should convert or turn to Islam?
The purpose of converting to Islam is to follow the right way of living.