The benefits of converting to Islam are
too numerous to count, however we have chosen just a few that stand out above
8. Converting to Islam answers all life’s BIG
the major benefits of converting to Islam is that it lifts the fog. Suddenly
life, and all its ups and downs becomes clearer, it all makes more sense. The
answers to the big questions that have been plaguing humankind for millennia
are all laid bare. At any time during our lives, when we stand on the
precipice, or at the fork in the road we ask ourselves – “Is this it, is this
really all there is?” Well no, this
is not all there is. Islam answers the questions and asks us to look beyond
materialism and see that this life is little more than a transient stop on the
way to life everlasting. Islam gives a clear aim and purpose to life. As a
Muslim we are able to find answers in the words of God, the Quran, and in the
example of His final messenger Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and
blessings of God be upon him.
Being Muslim indicates complete submission
to the Creator and the fact that we were only created to worship God Alone. That
is the reason we are here, on this spinning planet in the seemingly infinite
universe; to worship God and God Alone. Converting to Islam frees us from the
only potentially unforgiveable sin, which is to associate
partners with God.
“And I (God) created not the jinn and humankind,
except to worship Me (Alone).” (Quran 51:56)
“Oh humankind, worship God, you have no other
god but Him.” (Quran 7:59)
It must be said however, that God is not
in need of human worship. If not a single human worshipped God, it would not
diminish His glory in any way, and if all of humankind worshipped Him, it would
not increase His glory in any way.
We, humankind, need the comfort and security of worshipping God.
9. Converting to Islam allows every aspect of
life to be an act of worship.
The religion of Islam was revealed for the
benefit of all humankind who will exist until the Day of Judgement. It is a
complete way of life, not something only practiced on the weekend or at annual
festivals. A believer’s relationship with God is twenty four hours a day,
seven days a week. It does not stop and start. Through His infinite mercy,
God has provided us with a holistic approach to life, one that covers all
aspects, spiritual, emotional and physical. He has not left us alone to
stumble in the darkness rather God has given us the Quran, a book of guidance.
He has also given us the authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad that explain
and expand on the guidance of the Quran.
Islam fulfils and balances our physical
and spiritual needs. This system, designed by the Creator for his creation,
not only expects a high standard of behaviour, morality and ethics but it also
allows each and every human act to be transformed into worship. In fact, God
commands the believers to dedicate their lives to Him.
“Say: ‘Surely my prayer, my sacrifice, my living
and my dying are for God, the Lord of all the worlds.’” (Quran 6:162)
10. Converting to Islam makes all
God knows what is best for His creation. He
has complete knowledge of the human psyche. Consequently Islam clearly defines
the rights and responsibilities we have towards God, our parents, spouses,
children, relatives, neighbours, etc. This brings order
out of chaos, harmony out of confusion and replaces friction and conflict with
peace. Converting to Islam allows one to face any and all situations with
confidence. Islam is able to guide us through all aspects of life, spiritual,
political, familial, societal and corporate.
When we fulfil our obligation to honour
and obey God we automatically acquire all the manners and high standards of
morality that Islam demands. Converting to Islam means submitting to the will
of God and this entails honouring and respecting the rights of humankind, all
living creatures and even the environment. We must know God and submit to Him
in order to make decisions that will earn His pleasure.
In conclusion, there is one benefit of
converting to Islam that makes every day a delight. No matter what
circumstances a Muslim finds him or herself in, they are secure in the
knowledge that nothing in this universe happens without the permission of God.
The tests, trials and triumphs are all good and if faced with complete trust in
God, they will lead to a happy conclusion and real contentment. Prophet
Muhammad said, “Indeed amazing are the affairs of a believer! They are all for
his benefit. If he is granted ease then he is thankful, and this is good for
him. And if he is afflicted with a hardship, he perseveres, and this is good