One Never Converts to Islam, But Only Returns
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|One Never Converts to Islam, But Only Returns
Back to NatureProphet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:
“Every child is born with a true faith of Islam
but his parents convert him to Judaism, Christianity or Magainism – like
an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find its body
And in the Qur’an, God says: We have indeed
created man in the best of moulds. (95:4)
According to Islam, every child is born with a nature of submission
to the will of God. A newborn comes to the world pure and sinless, free
from any kind of stigma attached regardless of within what race,
religion or culture he or she was born or where on earth did the mother
deliver him or her. It is only afterwards that the child picks up the
tradition of the family or the society, or various other ideologies.
Within those outer shells of layers upon layers of ideologies, dogmas,
and incorrect ways of life, lies dormant the primordial characteristic
of every soul: worshipping God and obeying His will.
It would be contrary to divine justice to hold a child responsible
for any wrong doing of its parents, ancestors, or the society (or the
first couple on earth). Indeed, in Islam, one cannot inherit or bear the
sin of another but is judged according to his or her actions.
|Every soul draws
Of its acts on none
But itself: no bearer
Of burdens can bear
The burden of another. (Qur’an 6:164)
Instead, God implants the seed of belief in every soul when he
created it, thus setting it with a positive beginning.
Therefore, when one converts to “Islam”, which means submission to
the will of God, he or she only reclaims his or her originality –
Fitra – the state of pure and original nature. It is the state of
obedience to God, of love for what is good and sound, and of desire to
be in harmony with the rest of the creation.