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How to start to be a good muslim

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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My parents are muslims alhamdoelilah and my brothers and sisters are to, but I want to be one to but it isn`t that easy :( I know a lot of soerats and I can read the Qoran, I know how to pray but I just can`t every time I want to pray something holds me back and every day I start all over again but I just don`t get to it, I find it very said because I know a lot about the Islam and I know a lot of dua`s I even know the punishment there is if you don`t pray but something is holding me back and my question for you is: is there something I can do that will help me start praying and continue to pray because I really want to be a good moslima insha Allah.

Salaam oe `ailakoem 


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How to start to be a good muslim

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.


Your Statement: ….is there something I can do that will help me start praying and continue to pray because I really want to be a good moslima insha Allah

Respected sister, first and foremost you need to ask youself: ‘why do wish t worship Allah?’. Is it because your parents, or your brothers, or your sisters, or your friends, etc. worship him or because The One Who Created you and everything in existence deserves your worship!


If one in this world does another a favor, one does not stop praising that person wherever one goes! If one starts to count the Favors and Mercies of Allah, never would one be able to count them! Does not this Supreme Creator, Protector, and Cherisher of the Worlds deserve that He Alone be worshipped?


Respected sister, although there are several things which can inspire one to get close unto their Lord Most Gracious and bow down unto Him in worship, in our humble opinion the one thing that truly helps in recognizing the Magnificence of the Lord and inspires and instigates one to bow down unto Him in worship is the constant recitation of the Glorious Quran with understanding.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s 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,






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