Hindus (Hindustani: [ˈɦɪndu] (listen)) are persons who regard themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism. Historically, the term has also been used as a geographical, cultural, and later religious identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent.The historical meaning of the term Hindu has evolved with time. Starting with the Persian and Greek references to the land of the Indus in the 1st millennium BCE through the texts of the medieval era, the term Hindu implied a geographic, ethnic or cultural identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent around or beyond the Sindhu (Indus) river.
Thank you for your question. They will be considered Shia.
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Also, some other good ways to learn about Islam are:
* Reading the Qur'an. I recommend The Study Quran by S. H. Nasr. (You may wish to skip the commentary as the commentary is long but the Quran is not too long)
* Reading books about Islam (whatever is of interest)
* Watching videos about Islam. The Youtube channel called Ahlulbayt Tv has good quality videos.
* Sometimes it is nice to see how individuals understand their own faith. There is a nice book called Muslims of the World: Portraits and Stories which talks about different Muslims and their lives and how that relates to their faith; it also has a lot of nice pictures.
* If you end up having a strong interest in religion, you could always pursue courses in religious studies at the university (either as a major or just something to do on the side) or, if you are in a country where you have A-levels, during A-levels.
Learning about Islam, or any other religion, does not require you to give up your own religion, although it is always good to continually reflect on what is true!
Islam is the true message from The Creator, God Almighty to all creatures. Islam is The Truth about everything in existence including The Creator, the creation, life, universe, and hereafter.
Please feel free to ask any question you may have. Islam is the faith and religion of truth which has answer to every question.
May God guide you to The Truth and help you to know His message to you and all human beings and grant you strength to follow His teachings which will make your life enlightened with light of the Truth.
This question should come from the concerned government and the reply depends on the sect that they follow. In general, non Muslims living under Muslims rule have their freedom of worshiping provided it does not propagate among Muslims, polytheism or any anti Islam ideas.
New Muslim is allowed to keep his non Muslim name as far as it does not mean something wrong.
It is not permissible for a Muslim to give his or her child to non Muslim to raise even to your own mother if she is still non Muslim. Raising the child includes many things which must be from Muslim and never allowed from non Muslim, e.g. Halal food, Faith in Allah, practicing religious obligatory acts, etc.
Allah says in Quran: It is not allowed for the Prophet and those who believe to ask Allah's forgiveness for the Mushrikeen (polytheists) even though they be of kin. (Sura Tawbah, verse113).
It is Not permissible at all. There is no marriage allowed between Muslim female and non Muslim male under any situation. If the man becomes a Muslim, then he will be allowed to marry a Muslim female like any other Muslim.
A Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim male. Such a relationship will be considered illegitimate.
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Greetings of peace,
According to the Islamic belief, acts of worship should be done with the correct theological beliefs and understanding. One cannot know and truly understand how to worship God without going to the prophets, messengers and holy people that He sent to convey His message.
The Quran states:
“إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلَامُ
Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam.”
It is however possible that some non-Muslims will be excused for not being able to find or ascertain the truth.
In Islam we also believe acts of goodness do not go unnoticed regardless of the person’s religion. But for acts of worship, these cannot be made up and must be done in the correct way.
May Allah guide you and all of us to that which is the truth.
It is not obligatory on new Muslim to change his non Muslim name as far as the name does not contain wrong meaning.
Yes she can, as she has become a Muslim.
Muslim unmarried female can marry Muslim male.