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Why I Choose to Become Muslim II

Updated on July 6, 2017

Why I Believing Allah


"Asyhadu Allah Illa ha Illauwlah.

Wa asyhadu anna Muhammada rasullulah"


The meaning of these sentences are :


I'm witnessing there is no other God than Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah."


It's called Shayadat, the first sentences Muslim have to say from the heart to become Muslim.

I was born Muslim by heritage. But my family was not faithful one. I live and enjoyed the life like non believer; thought that I was happy and want to held the world in my arms and become a conqueror. Yes, I did taste your way of life, but then in my way, I found myself in Islam.

If asking about why I become Muslim, the answer is because I believe Islam is the truth. But why I believe Islam is the truth? Because I believe Muhammad is messenger of Allah, and Al Qur’an is the book of Allah, which mean, like Al Qur’an introduced us with Him as our one and Only God, I believe there is no other God than Allah. But why? Why chose Allah? What I have been seeing inside this strict religion that become object of fear for many unbeliever in western world?

To answer this, first I should explain to you the basic reason of my faith.

Let's talk about Muhammad first.

Who Is Muhammad?

Who is Muhammad? Let’s take a look inside Muhammad's life to understand more the reason behind my trust on Muhammad.

Muhammad came from noble family, whom his genealogy can be track far to Abraham, from Ishmael, Abraham's son with Hagar. As a noble child, Muhammad never tasted the life of noble child usually have. Circumstanced put him away from his family and living under guardian of her nursing mother who cannot read neither knowledgeable. As a result Muhammad become uneducated man, couldn’t read. He also had to taste the life as a Sheppard like many prophets before him. Also as a child He had to keep changed guardian by misfortunes.

When grown as adult, Muhammad reached great reputation from others as ‘Al Amien’, meaning as the one who we can put trust on. This reputation came from his decent and wonderful attitudes toward others and his honest way of life and in doing business. His characteristic of course became another reason why we love and trust him, but it is not enough to acknowledging him as our prophet.

Why I Believing Muhammad?

There are two primary reasons why I believe Muhammad is our Prophet. Three, for real, but because the third reason is ‘that is what Al Qur’an told Muslim’, so it is not good argumentation to providing non believer the real reason of my trust to Muhammad because He has role as the messenger of Allah to passed down Al Qur’an, so it is possible if Muhammad is the one who written all the stories about him inside Al Qur’an, by himself, and you will surely failing my argumentation. So let’s eliminate the third reason on my mind for while and bellow here I’ll give you the reason why I believe Muhammad is truly the last prophet, the Messenger of Allah, and Al Qur’an is really book of God.

First, because his coming already being predicted in previous book of God, as Ahmad, like Al Qur’an had mentioned:

"Those to whom we have given the Scripture, they recognize him, Muhammad(s), As they recognize their sons, because of the descriptions of him in their Scripture:[‘Abd Allāh] Ibn Salām said, ‘I recognized him the moment I saw him, As I would my own son; but my recognition of Muhammad (s) was more intense’; Even though there is a party of them that conceal the truth, that is, his description,While they know, this [truth] which you [Muhammad (s)] follow." Al Baqarah (2) : 146


“So, if you, O Muhammad, are in doubt concerning what We have revealed to you, Of stories then question those who read the Scripture, the Torah, before you, For it is confirmed [therein] with them and they can inform you of its truth. The Prophet said, ‘I have no doubt, nor will I question’.Verily the Truth from your God has come to you; so do not be of the waverers,[of] those who have doubts about it.” QS Yunus (10) : 94:


"And, mention, when Jesus son of Mary said, ‘O Children of Israel I am indeed God’s messenger to you, confirming what is before me of the Torah and bringing Good tidings of a messenger who will come after me, whose name is Ahmad.’ God, Exalted be He, says: Yet when he brought them, [when] Ahmad brought the Disbelievers, the clear signs, the revelations and the indications, they said, ‘This, Namely, what has been brought is manifest sorcery!’ "QS As Saff (61) : 6


Just open your Book of God and look for it, you absolutely will find the truth about these ayyah.

The second reason of it laid in the fact that Muhammad at the time, before he received first Surrah of Al Qur’an, couldn’t even read. He never read anything, never learned to wrote anything with his right hands and not knowledgeable enough whether to created nor to written such a wonderful book like Al Qur’an, which even in that time, written in the highest art of Arabic language. To the person like this, who’s lacked of knowledge but only the experiences he gathered from his previous life, Al Qur’an had been passed down. If Muhammad the one who writing it, it will really insignificant to the fact of his as uneducated one. He had to read it to understand the words of God. Gabriel, under God order, is the one who taught Muhammad to read at first time.

The first word that passed down to Him to be read is ‘Iqra’ mean ‘read’. It is the order to Muhammad who couldn’t read at the time, to read for the first time in his life. Took three times for Gabriel to pushed Muhammad to do that, and after Gabriel held him, Muhammad started to read.

“Read.

In the name of your God, Who created.

Created man from a clot of congealed blood.

Read, and your God is Most Generous.

Who taught knowledge by the pen.

Taught man what he did not know.”

QS Al Alag (69) : 1-5


Muhammad, came from noble family but lacked of knowledge and caused him couldn’t read, but in only one night, in that night when first ayyah passed down to Him, he becomes the man of knowledge.

It is hard to believe? Well, that is the truth about Muhammad. He really couldn't read at the time. So, why Allah made Muhammad become uneducated person if He should be the last Prophet who had to lead His ummah to meet Allah?

“And you did not use to recite before this, namely, [before] the Qur’ān,

any [other] Book, nor did you write it with your right hand, for,

had you been reciting [something] and writing, then those who follow falsehood,

the Jews, would have had doubts, about you and would have said,

‘What the Torah states is that he will be unlettered , unable to read or

write’.” QS Al Ankabut (29) : 48


Simply because, if Muhammad had ability to read from before first revelation, many of unbeliever will surely said that he is the one who created Al Qur'an, which absolutely not. Muhammad never written Al Qur'an nor put a thought and changed its contents.

Knew that Muhammad couldn't read at the time, non believer started to told other that Muhammad got a help to written Al Qur'an, which is impossible because no one could ever write as good as what it had been written inside Al Qur'an.

And verily We know that they say, ‘It is only a human that is teaching him, theQur’ān’. God, exalted be He, says: The tongue, the language, of him to whomthey refer, to whom they incline, [with the accusation] that he is [the one] teachinghim, is foreign’; while this, Qur’ān, is [in] a clear Arabic tongue, one of lucidityand clarity: so how can a foreigner be teaching him?" QS An Nahl (16) : 103


And for they who didn't believe, Allah simply challenge them to make a book, even only have one ayyah as it content which surely able to beat Al Qur'an in its art of words, and this challenge open until today.

"And this Qur’ān is not such as could ever be produced, that is, [it could not be] a fabrication, [by anyone] besides God; but it is, revealed [as], a confirmation of what is before it, of Scriptures, and a detailing of the Book, a exposition of the rulings and other matters which God has prescribed from the Lord of the Worlds . Or do they say, ‘He has invented it’?, Muhammad (s) has invented it. Say: ‘Then bring a sūra like it, in terms of the clarity and the rhetorical excellence of its language, by way of invention, for you are eloquent speakers of Arabic like me; and call upon whom you can, for help in this [matter], besides God, that is, other than Him, if you are truthful’, in [saying] that this is an invention. But they were not able to do this." QS Yunus (10) : 37-38

Who Writing Al Qur'an?

Who is the one that written Al Quran? Muhammad? No! Like I did mention above, Muhammad couldn’t read nor write before first Ayyah revealed. So it is definitely impossible.

When the Angel said to the Holy Prophet,"Read", the latter replied, "I cannot read!"" This indicates that the Angel had presented these words of the Revelation before him in the written form at first and had asked him to read them. The words itself can't came from Muhammad because Muhammad still uneducated Man at that time. And because Gabriel who brought it to Muhammad, the only possible One who written Al Qur'an no other than Allah himself.

"Verily it is We, Who have revealed the Remembrance, the Qur’ān, and assuredly Wewill preserve it, against substitution, distortion, additions andomissions." QSAl Hijr (15):9


"And thus, in the same way that We have revealed to messengers other than you, have We revealed to you, O Muhammad (s), a Spirit, namely, the Qur’ān, by which hearts are revived, from Our command, that [command] which We reveal to you.You did not know, before revelation came to you, what the Book was, [what] theQur’ān [was], nor faith, that is, its ordinances and [ritual] ceremonies ; butWe have made it, namely, the Spirit — or the Qur’ān — a light by which We guidewhomever We will of Our servants. And verily you guide, you are summoning[people], by means of what is revealed to you, to a straight path, [a straight] way: the religion of Islam" QS Asy Syuraa (42):52


"And[it is] a Qur’ān that We have divided, that We have revealed in portions (over 20or 23 years), that you mayrecite it to mankind at intervals, gradually and with deliberateness so that they [are able to] comprehend it, and We have revealed it by [successive] revelation, one part after another, according to what is best [for mankind]."Al Israa (17):106


"We will have you recite, the Qur’ān, so that you will not forget, what you recite,

exceptwhat God may will, that you forget, by abrogating its recitation and its ruling, assuredly He, exalted be He, knows what is overt, of words and deeds, and what is hidden, of both of these." QS Al A'la (87):6-7


It is clearly to said that during revelation, the Angel will read Al Qur'an and Muhammad recited, and revealed it to Ummah soon after that. There is no way he would forgot or missed remembered the content ofAl Qur'an, because it is what he is, the reason for him to be created, as the Messenger of Allah, the last prophet, and it is one of many miracle he had which miss from non believer sight.

it,that is to say, the Qur’ān, is indeed the speech of a noble messenger,

in other words, he has spoken it as a message from God, exalted be He.

Andit is not the speech of a poet. Little do you believe!

Nor[is it] the speech of a soothsayer. Little do you remember!

Rather, it is, a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds."

QSAl Haqqah (69) : 40-43


Al Qur’an is the book of God passed down to Muhammad during his life as prophet to become the guide of life for human. Al Qur’an is thebook of revelation of God, where inside of it, there is no other than God himself that had spoken for himself, and nobody ever put his hand to change itwords.

"And had he, namely, the Prophet (s), fabricated any lies against Us,

by communicating from Us that which We have not said,

We would have assuredly seized him,

We would have exacted vengeance [against him],as punishment,

by the Right Hand, by [Our] strength and power;

thenWe would have assuredly severed his life-artery, the aorta of the heart,

avein that connects with it, and which if severed results in that person’sdeath,

and not one of you could have defended him, in other words,

there is none to prevent Us from punishing him."

QSAl Haqqaq (69) : 44-47


In passing the words of God, Muhammad never put any changed inside even for small effort to made Al Qur'an become easier to understand. Change the content of Al Qur'an is prohibited, even for Muhammad himself, and no changed had ever been made until today. In that way Qur'an will always be preserve as pure and trusted material, and what inside it will always stay the same to make the understanding of Qur'an will always in the right concept from the very beginning of revelation, until the end of the day,because Allah already put guarantee on that.

“And recite that which has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord.

There is none who can change His words. And you will not find, besides Him,

Any refuge.” QS Al Kahf (27) : 19.

Yusuf Estes Explaination About Muhammad, Saw

Believing Allah

Those above are the reason why I believe Muhammad, and for believing him, of course I believe on Al Qur'an too, and believing Al Qur'an mean I believe Allah is the one and only God for everyone and everything in the whole universe and all other universes if there are ever existed. Believing Allah mean to be Listen and obey what He taught us through Qur'an and through Muhammad, his Mesengger.


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    Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

    As Salamu Alaikum Sister,

    You are doing great job by spreading your knowledge of Islam to others. May Allah bless you with more and more knowledge. Voted up and Shared

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    Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Thank you, Brother. :)

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    Gous Ahmed 4 years ago from Muslim Nation

    Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    Ashraf Mir 6 years ago from Dhaka

    Dear Micky, What you say the golden rules are included in Islam as well more rules are added to those in details. So, please read Qur'an at first. If you have time read old testament at first please.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Wa alaykum salam. Thank you, brother. I'm glad you like it. :)

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    JDeAngelis 6 years ago from Oz

    Assalamu alakium Great work as always sister.

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hi, Micky. I see, that is what you mean. This is Golden Rule in christianity which I got while browsing: "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so to them; for this is the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:1)

    In Islam it said : "No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." and not just that, in Muslim characteristic according to Al Qur'an, Muslim have to be humble, tolerant, kind, giving, loving and respectful. Muslim have to have honor and obeyed God, and all of his rules. Muslim should not hate, and should not dislike.

    Pintails7886 have Hub which explaining about this in more detail. Good Hub. One of the best Hub about Muslim I ever read. Please check out in here : https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/What-Isla...

    It might hard to believe, but this is the real teaching of Islam. Sadly, it is not what non-Muslim see in Muslim society, thanks to those terrorist and media.

    In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with Al Qur'an. If we can see so many flaw on Muslim community today, it is only the human who acted wrong and mislead, not Law of God. They translating the words of God in the wrong way for their own benefit, and because of it so many chaotic and painful incidents happened in the world today. Again, so humiliating and sad. It is not acted of all muslim but only several people who did that, but all Muslim world have to pay for it.

    Muslim condemn terrorism too, Micky. It is not way of life in Islam.

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Hey Beautiful! Jesus said-"This Law I give to you is above all laws"! This was the Golden Rule which is "Love they neighbor as thyself". Or "love one another". Or "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". I found a list of religions on the web (you might search the "Golden Rule too) and all of them had a form of the Golden Rule. I'm sure Muslims do too. I just didn't see it. Thank you Dear!

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Yes, I understand. It is not easy task to explaining something that we believe with our heart to others, and I might not really good in writing this. Well, Ask anything to make it clear, Micky. I always open for discussion if it is regarding to my faith.

    Golden Rule inside Al Qur'an? I'm not quite sure what is your definition about Golden Rule. And what it is you should hold above any other? Your faith or the law inside the Bible?

    If what you mean is the law inside Bible have to put above any other law, yes, Islam have the same idea, and maybe Islamic teaching about obeying the law is more strict than any other.

    But reading Islamic law inside Al Qur'an never like reading book of international law for example, because beside it's literal meaning, inside Al Qur'an there are many puzzle lines Muslim should learn how to read it beyond it's literal meaning to make Muslim understand more about God, life and everything in this, and turn become more wise while doing that.

    Al Qur'an pushed and ordered Muslim to keep reading, thinking and learning about our own faith and everything in this world, so while we performing our duty as Muslim, we keep doing it in the right way.

    Al Qur'an taught Muslim to keep our logic and not fall under blind thought, and not just follow without thinking.

    Sadly, I must admit many Muslim failed to do this. Many Muslim chose to live in the past and follow blindly on their teacher's words, never want to look further to seek other understanding about the law, and this is the reason why Muslim have extremist and terrorist inside Muslim community. This is the reason of Muslim fall today. Because they do not put Allah's law above everything, but they even do not realize this.

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    It's still a little murky. I'll keep reading. I believe that the law Jesus commanded us to hold above any other is the Golden Rule and it is the law to replace all laws. This is written. Doesn't the AL QUR'AN have the "Golden Rule"?

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    waalaikum sallam.

    Amien. May Allah always bless us until the end of time. Inshaallah.

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    prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Assalamu'alaikum

    I am very proud become Muslim. This is my soul and deep in my heart I'll taking care and hold my believe for rest of my life..amen.

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Waalaikum sallam. Of course brother, all brothers and sisters is my friends and I love to share ideas. Nice to meet you.

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    faheem 7 years ago

    aslam o alikum

    dear sister how r u

    i am also working on this blog can u become my friend that we share the comments and share ideas.

    my contact : maxey_405@yahoo.com

    thanks and take care

    Allah Hafiz

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    Freya Cesare 7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    It's about choice, true. Thank you for the wish. I hope it goes the same for you too... :)

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    Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

    Those who are brave enough to make a choice are those who are truly free. May you have many blessings and smiles. :)