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Intention for revert.

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A question which is bothering me from a long time i request you to please help me my husband converted to Islam to get married to me but later he accepeted Islam whole heartedly and offers 5 times Namaz and does not do any thing worng which is agnist Islam But ever body tells me that he converted to Islam with a matlab which is not right plz tell me that his convertation is right or wrong but now he says that he has converted to islam because of me but in front of ISlam i am nothing plz gueide me on this 

 

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Intention for revert

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.85 Narrated by Umar bin Al Khattab (r.a.)

The Prophet (saws) said, 'O people! The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions, and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So, whoever migrated for Allah and His Messenger (saws), then his emigration was for Allah and His Messenger (saws); and whoever migrated to take worldly benefit or for a woman to marry, then his emigration was for what he emigrated for."

 

If your husband had absolutely no intention to believe or follow the tenets of Islam, but he reverted to Islam and declared the shahaadah only so that it would become eligible for him to marry a believing woman.he would be considered a legal muslim in the Sight of Shariah Law and the believers, and every right that is due to a muslim would be accorded to him in full in the life of this world..but his reversion to Islam would hold no merit in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, nor would he be regarded as a real muslim in the Sight of the Lord in the Hereafter.

 

But if subsequently Allah Subhanah opened the heart of your husband to the Truth of Islam and blessed him to become a practicing muslim, he became a real muslim in the Sight of his Lord Creator..and if the Lord Most Gracious so Wills, he will be included amongst the ranks of real muslims in the Presence of the Lord Most Merciful on that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment, Insha Allah.

 

Your Question: plz tell me that his convertation is right or wrong

Respected Sister, we reiterate again, that as long as your husband verbally professed belief in the Absolute Oneness of Allah Subhanah and the appointment of Prophet Mohamed (saws) as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah..absolutely regardless of his intentions.he will be considered a legal muslim in the Sight of Shariah Law and the believers, and every single right that is due to a muslim would be accorded to him in full.

 

But because his intention to revert to Islam was not for Allah Subhanah and only for a paltry worldly gain (like marriage, etc.), he obviously would have no reward for his legal (first) reversion in the Presence of his Lord in the Hereafter. But subsequently, when your husband truly accepted Islam for Allahs Sake (his second or real reversion), and he became a practicing muslimit is expected that he will have his full and due reward for his real (or second) reversion in the Presence of His Lord Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

Amr ibn al-Aas narrates: "When Allah guided me to Islam, I went to the Prophet (saws) and said to him: 'O Prophet of Allah (saws)! Stretch out your hand so that I may pledge my allegiance to you.' The Prophet (saws) stretched out his hand to me, but I withdrew my hand. The Prophet (saws) asked: 'O 'Amr! What is the matter with you?' I said: 'I would like to stipulate a condition! ' The Prophet (saws) asked: 'What is it?' I said: 'That all my past sins be forgiven!' The Prophet (saws) replied: 'O 'Amr! Do you not know that (the acceptance of) Islam wipes off all past sins, and hijrah (migration for Allah's Cause) wipes off all sins, and (similarly) Hajj wipes off all past sins!"'

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Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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