Interested in Islam

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

I wonder if you could perhaps help me. I am currently studying Islam at school, and have become interested in the religion. I wonder if maybe you could e-mail me your views on the religion, and your thoughts on why I should become a Muslim? I know you are overloaded with questions from Muslims already, but if you could find a moment to email me I would be extremely grateful.
Thank you.

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Praise be to Allaah.

Thank you for your nice letter. We are happy to respond to your request, and we are especially pleased to hear of your interest in the religion of Islam. We suggest that if you study the contrast between Islam and other religions, you will see the superiority of this religion over all others, in terms of its comprehensiveness, solid foundations, approach to issues, the soundness of its message and the justice of its rules. (Please also see Questions #s 219 and 3143). This superiority alone is sufficient reason for anyone to embrace Islam, let alone the fact that Islam has superceded all other religions, and Allaah does not accept any other religion from His slaves, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islaam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the hereafter he will be one of the losers.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:85]

For more information on this topic, please see Questions #s 4548, 4524, 6389, 2585 and 4319). You are welcome to ask questions at any time and to visit this site and benefit from it.

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

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