For Newcomers to Islam

Every time they come to you with an argument, We bring you the truth and
the best of explanations.
(Qur'an, 25:33)


Answer to those who ask "If religion is between Allah and His servant, why do we communicate Islam's message to other people?" Answer to those who ask "Is everyone other than you wrong?"
Answer to those who ask "Religion is only a part of life. So, why do people need to live by the Qur'an's values in all aspects of life?" Answer to those who ask "Do believers always have to be together, or can they live by the religion on their own?"
Answer to those who ask "Does the Qur'an, which was revealed in seventh-century Arabia, address today's needs?" Answer to those who ask "Is there any class discrimination in Islam? Are people defined according their wealth, status, and beauty? Do believers convey the message only to a particular section of society?"
Answer to those who say "I have a sound heart" Answer to those who ask "Is possesing power, wealth and grandeur incompatible with the essence of Islam?"
Answer to those who say"I am still young. I will become religious when I am old." Answer to those who ask "Do new Muslims have to abandon their former pleasures and activities?"
Answer to those who ask "What do you expect from me after I embrace the Qur'an's morality?" Answer to those who ask "Once people embrace faith, can they still befriend the people with whom they used to associate?"
Answer to those who ask "Why do Muslims show great love for and interest in those peole with whom they have only recently become acquainted?" Answer to those who say "I want to live as a Muslim, but I am worried about my family's reactions."
Answer to those who ask "Might some of the negative news spread about believers be true?" Answer to those who ask "Am I responsible for my previous actions after I start to live by Islam?"
Answer to those who ask "If the Qur'an's morality promises such a good and perfect structure, then why does it have so many enemies?" Answer to those who say "I want to live by the religion, but I cannot find the internal strength to do so."



There are considerable differences between believers, who truly believe in Allah and adhere to the Qur'an and the Prophet, peace be upon him (pbuh), as a guide to the righteous path, and unbelievers, who have no faith in Allah. These two groups are people of different worlds, for as the Qur'an informs us, just as they are separated here, they will be separated in the Hereafter: One group will be sent to Paradise while the other group will be sent to Hell.

However, this great gap can be bridged, for some unbelievers may, at some time in their life, comprehend the facts and, by Allah's guidance, seek forgiveness and repent of their errors. Mostly, what makes this possible is the believers' communication of Allah's message, which is an act of worship incumbent upon them. They do their best to inform all others, especially those who are ignorant of religion as well as those who have been deceived by the life of this world, of Allah's existence, unity, and way (the Qur'an and the Sunnah). People who have grown up in a society that is ignorant of religion, and yet posses wisdom and conscience, come to have faith in Allah thanks to believers' efforts and Allah's guidance.

However, this does not mean that people who confirm Allah's existence and the Qur'an as a guide to the true path can overcome their ignorance right away. Until they truly understand the Qur'an and begin to judge everything from the Qur'anic stance, they may well retain some mistaken ideas. Furthermore, their former ignorance may make it hard for them to understand some of the attributes displayed by the believers with whom they have recently become acquainted.

Therefore, it is quite likely for new believers, who are doing their best to learn all they can about Islam, to ask questions based upon their former non-Islamic ways of thinking and reasoning when confronted with certain matters. As the Word of Allah, the Qur'an defeats all such distorted views and behaviors based upon ignorance, provides explicit answers, and brings the truth.

This book seeks to provide the Qur'an's answers to those questions and doubts that may be raised by new believers, and to remind believers of the correct behaviors and attitudes shown by the Qur'an.