(Closed) Wedding newbee! Recently engaged and very confused.

posted 7 years ago in Muslim
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My fiance converted to Judaism (also his choice like yours is for you), and at least for us the important thing was that he felt comfortable at our synagogue.  After that, he spoke to one of the rabbis, who set him up with a course of study to convert.  I don’t know how similar it is for conversion to Islam, but I would recommend visiting some mosques in the area and asking there once you find one you like.  Since you’re also NYC-based, you’ve got plenty of choices!

 

Sorry if this is less helpful than if could be, but I didn’t want your post getting lost too far down the queue.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Actually, I watched an episode of that “All-American Muslim” show and one guy converted for his wife.  All he had to do was repeat certain phrases that claimed his beliefs aligned with Muslim beliefs– I’d contact someone at a mosque or ask your fiance and his family how to make it happen!

Congratulations on finding your path!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I found this article, which may be helpful to you: http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/204. I definitely second lobbyart’s suggestion of finding a Mosque to go to and talking with the spiritual leaders there, who can probably guide you on this path.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bookworm88:  Correct.  Technically all you need to do is recite “There is no God except God, and Mohammed is his Prophet” and you are for all intents and purposes, a Muslim.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@MissNoodles: Thank you for confirming!

(Compared to my 8 months of RCIA classes to be Catholic, a tiny part of me is jealous! My roommate is converting to Judaism this year and we always joke we picked the two hardest ones to join!)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Double post, sorry!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A salaam u alaikum!

It’s incredibly easy to convert. Go to the masjid that your Fiance goes to, or find one you like in your surrounding area. Wear clean new clothes and recite shahada and you’re a Muslim! Alhammdulilah!

PM me if you have any questions. I’m incredibly happy to help.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

@woga2004:  salam sister,

id suggest you go to the nearest mosque. There will be someone who will help you, insya Allah. if you’re unsure, maybe your Fiance can talk to the people at the mosque to find out, or you can email the mosque and ask them.

My fiance did it recently. It wasnt very difficult. The imam asked if he was sincere or being forced to and he talked to the both of us, reminding that embracing Islam is not like checking into a hotel. There is check in, but no checking out πŸ™‚ Then he read the syahadah, the recitation that says There is only one god and Muhammad is the prophet, and my fiance recited after him and it was done. 

I pray your journey into Islam will be easy and may Allah bless you always, sister πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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68 posts
Worker bee

@woga2004:  salam sister,

id suggest you go to the nearest mosque. There will be someone who will help you, insya Allah. if you’re unsure, maybe your Fiance can talk to the people at the mosque to find out, or you can email the mosque and ask them.

My fiance did it recently. It wasnt very difficult. The imam asked if he was sincere or being forced to and he talked to the both of us, reminding that embracing Islam is not like checking into a hotel. There is check in, but no checking out πŸ™‚ Then he read the syahadah, the recitation that says There is only one god and Muhammad is the prophet, and my fiance recited after him and it was done. 

I pray your journey into Islam will be easy and may Allah bless you always, sister πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Like others have stated, going to your local mosque will lead you through the process and you’ll have a support system. πŸ™‚ If you have any questions let me know! 

Let us all know how it went! πŸ™‚

Salam

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Laughing Alhamdulilah…Go to the masjid

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