Top 10 Benefits of Converting to Islam

Islam is the only religion that’ll be accepted by Allah (SWT).

Only those who accept Islam will be successful in this life and hereafter.

“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter, he will be one of the losers.” (Quran 3:85)

The word ‘Islam’ is derived from an Arabic word meaning “submission” and “peace”.

A Muslim submits to God’s will.

Islam is the most peaceful religion. Its teachings are about peace, justice, and spreading love to all mankind.

Islam is not only a religion, but it is a lifestyle. Muslims spend all their lives according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the holy book Quran.

When a non-muslim converts to Islam, he has to say shahadat. i.e.

“I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah (SWT), and I testify that Muhammad (SAW) is His messenger.”

Islam is not a new religion; even before the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), all the Prophets taught us the same teachings included in Islam.

Allah (SWT) sent down all the Prophets to spread the same message. They all told us that there is only one true God, and only He should be worshipped.

As Allah (SWT) says:

“And we did not send any messenger before you (O Muhammad) without revealing to him that there is no god but Me; then, worship Me.” [Holy Quran 21:25]

When a person converts to Islam from any other religion, he leaves all the evils behind and comes under the mercy of Allah (SWT).

Islam is full of blessings. There are countless benefits of converting to Islam.

In this article, we’ve shared some of the benefits a person gains when he converts to Islam.

1. Achieving the inner peace

 

As said before, the word Islam itself means peace. When a person submits to God’s will, he will experience peace and tranquility like never before.

The person who converts to Islam starts obeying his Lord and gets away from all the evil.

Islam greatly discourages all evil and immoral acts.

This way, the person stays positive and does what is good. He experiences inner peace and gets rid of all the anxiety and depression.

Allah (SWT) says:

“Each soul will experience death. And, only, on the Day of Resurrection, you will be compensated with your prizes. Then, whoever is distanced from the Fire and introduced into Paradise, in effect, will triumph. And earthly life is nothing but fallacious enjoyment.” [Holy Quran 3: 185]

True happiness and peace can only be experienced in paradise.

This life is not perfect.

A true Muslim believes this life is temporary and just a trial from Allah (SWT).

This way, it becomes easy for Muslims to keep themselves happy and at peace.

Muslims always prefer others’ happiness and needs over their own. This makes them gain more peace at heart and satisfaction.

Allah (SWT) says:

“Those who believe and whose hearts are tranquilized with the remembrance of Allah (SWT).” – Now, it is with the remembrance of Allah that hearts are tranquilized.” [Holy Quran 13:28]

 

2. Discovering the purpose of life

 

Converting to Islam means realizing that we are born for a reason and this way we discover the purpose of this life.

A Muslim believes that the purpose of this life is to worship Allah (SWT). God is One, and only He should be worshipped.

Islam teaches Muslims to focus on the purpose of life and not engage in things that distract them from their goal.

Allah say:

“And I didn’t create jinns and humans except to worship Me.” [Holy Quran 51:56]

Muslims believe that this life is just a test.

We are being tested on our deeds. Everything is being recorded.

So we should do only those acts which please Allah (SWT). The purpose of a Muslim’s life is to please his Lord.

When we discover the purpose of this life, then we get focused and don’t worry about worldly problems and suffering.

 

3. All the previous sins get erased

 

The biggest blessing for a new Muslim is that all his/her sins before becoming a Muslim get erased.

A new Muslim is like a newborn baby, a Pure and clean soul.

No matter how many sins he/she has committed in his life earlier and how big those sins were, Allah (SWT) is the most merciful and loves forgiving.

Man can become tired of sinning, but Allah (SWT) never gets tired of forgiving.

Allah says:

Say: “O My servants, who have exceeded yourselves at your own loss, do not despair at the mercy of Allah. Certainly, Allah forgives all crimes. Certainly, He is The Forgiver, The Merchant.” [Holy Quran 39:53]

When a new Muslim realizes that all his sins are erased, he feels peace. This motivates him/her to stay away from sins for the rest of his/her life.

 

4. Establishing a direct relationship with Allah (SWT)

 

A new Muslim will establish a direct relationship with Allah (SWT).

It’s a great blessing that Muslims can talk to Allah (SWT) through namaz and make dua for anything they want in their life.

Although Allah (SWT) knows everything that is a man’s heart, He listens to him repeatedly.

Allah (SWT) says that he loves His man when he makes dua.

He is the best of the givers, and He loves giving.

Establishing a direct relationship with Allah (SWT) will make new Muslim’s heart peaceful when he realizes that nothing is impossible for Allah (SWT) and that Allah (SWT) is the best of supporters.

Allah (SWT) says:

“Now, of course, the allies of Allah, for them there will be nothing to fear, and they will not be saddened.” [Holy Quran 10:62]

At another point, Allah (SWT) mentioned:

“He knows that which penetrates the earth, and that which comes out of it, and that which comes down from heaven, and that which goes back to it. He is with you, wherever you are. Allah sees everything you do” (Quran 57: 4).

 

5. Realizing that all the trials and hardships are temporary

 

When a person becomes a Muslim, he gets to know that this world is a temporary place to live.

And he also gets to know that all the trials and hardships of this world are also temporary.

Allah (SWT) has told us that we are in this world only for a certain period of time, and actual life will start after this.

A Muslim knows this life is just a trial for all of us. We are being tested. Those who are obedient to their Lord will get the reward, and those who are sinful will have to pay for their bad deeds.

But it is Allah (SWT)’s promise to all Muslims that they will enter paradise.

Even sinners will get to paradise after they experience the punishment for what they did.

Allah says:

“And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient ones.” (Quran 2:155)

 

6. Allah (SWT) promises paradise for the believers

 

Allah (SWT) has promised the believers eternal paradise and the disbelievers with eternal hellfire.

When a person converts to Islam, he comes under the shade of Allah (SWT)’s mercy. All his previous sins get erased, and he becomes like a newborn baby.

Allah (SWT) has told us in the Quran that all believers will enter paradise. Only the sinners would be punished for their sins, but even after that, they would enter paradise.

Paradise is the place of eternal bliss and is promised to all believers.

“And those who believe (in the Oneness of God) and do righteous good deeds, to them. We shall surely give lofty dwellings in Paradise, underneath which rivers flow, to live therein forever. Excellent is the reward of the workers.” (Quran 29: 58)

Converting to Islam will save that person from the punishment of hellfire and grave.

 

7. Islam liberates man from all man-made systems

 

When a person accepts Islam, his focus changes from this world to the world hereafter.

He realizes that this world is temporary and that working hard for this world is nothing but foolishness.

He knows that only what matters is the life hereafter that will remain forever. So he should only work hard for that life.

Islam liberates man from all man-made systems.

He studies The Quran thoroughly and does what is mentioned in The Quran.

Spending too much on the unnecessary things of this world seems foolish to him.

“Say: “Verily, my prayer and my sacrifice, my life, and my death are dedicated to Allah, the Lord of the worlds” (Quran 6: 162).

 

8. Experiencing Allah (SWT)’s love

 

Allah (SWT) loves those who love Him and His Messenger (SAW).

Allah (SWT) is the most merciful and the kindest. He never lets His beloved people be alone.

Allah (SWT) has sent down His guidance in His book Quran.

If we hold on to The Quran firmly, we will succeed in this life and in the hereafter.

Allah (SWT) loves those who read and learn Quran.

Allah (SWT) loves His men seventy times more than a mother does her child.

When a new Muslim experiences the love of God, he feels himself to be blessed.

He realizes what he has been missing all his life.

He will try to make his intentions pure for the sake of Allah (SWT).

“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)

 

9. Islam brings harmony into all relationships

 

Converting to Islam means being happy in God’s will.

When a person accepts Islam, he changes the whole of his lifestyle according to the preachings of Islam.

He has to leave all the evil.

Islam is not just a religion but a way of life.

Islam teaches us how to deal with our daily affairs. It brings harmony into all our relationships.

Through the Quran and Sunnah of our Prophet (SAW), we learn how to deal with our parents, siblings, friends, and all other relatives.

We automatically adopt all the manners and high standards of morality taught to us.

We will be kind to everyone around us and love everyone for the sake of Allah (SWT).

The love we do for Allah (SWT)’s sake is the purest form of love.

“Those who believed and performed righteous acts, We will certainly settle in the upper rooms in Paradise, in which rivers flow. They will be there forever. How wonderful is the reward of the workers.” (Quran 29: 58).

 

10. A Muslim’s lifestyle becomes an act of worship

 

A Muslim’s whole lifestyle becomes an act of worship because Islam is not a religion that we practice on weekends or festivals, but it is practiced twenty-four hours a day.

“Say: ‘Surely my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for God, the Lord of all the worlds.” (Quran 6:162)

Whatever a Muslim does in his day, he should make his intention that he is doing for the sake of Allah (SWT). This way, all his acts will become acts of worship.

He will be rewarded for everything, whether eating, cleaning, or working at the office.

Allah (SWT) is so kind that He will include all our acts as our good deeds if we say Bismillah before doing them.

Islam is a great blessing for us. It is the easiest religion to follow. Allah (SWT) has not left us alone in the dark, but He guided us every single thing through His book Quran and the Sunnah of His Prophet (SAW).

“There is no compulsion in religion. The direct path is already distinguished from delusion. He who does not believe in Taghut, but believes in Allah, has seized upon the most reliable handle that will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower” (Quran 2: 256).

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