I never understood converting from one religion to any other religion.
Religion is something that is indoctrinated into you from very very young ages... If you decide to stop believing in that which you have been taught to believe... Why would you switch to another religion and all of a sudden believe that one?
Would seem that not believing in any religion would be much more likely.
This is the Book (the Qur'ân), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqûn [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allâh much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allâh much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)]. (Quran 2:1-2)
(This is) a Revelation sent down by the AllMighty, the Most Merciful. In order that you may warn a people whose forefathers were not warned, so they are heedless. (Quran 36:5-6)
Whenever someone tells them: "Follow what God has sent down;" they say: "Rather we will follow what we discovered our forefathers were doing," even though their forefathers did not use reason in any way nor were they guided. (Quran 2:170)
We are all born pure, but we are raised and educated by our parents, friends, schools, environments.
To be Muslim is to submit yourself to God almighty by yourself. That is the literal definition of Muslim. Submission to God alone.
When truth of a certain thing is in front of you it is only wise to accept it or at least first ponder upon it before accepting.
Before leaving christianity, I studied christianity in depth, more than most christians know about their own religion. Most christians just blindly follow what their parents, schools and churches say.
Furthermore before leaving christianity I explored many different religions, philosophies, ideologies, I did not point blank just accept Islam. To me it was a journey, through acquiring knowledge and reflecting upon experiences in my travels, reflecting on experiences in my life and pondering rationally about myself, my environment, history, our origins, our purpose, etc... Yet the more i learned the more I realized what I believe is Islam, it had all the answers to all the questions I had about the bible and christianity. All that I was seeing around me happening, it was truly enlightening...
Furthermore its a simple, plain and truthful religion. There is no God except God almighty, that we worship him, that we do good deeds and abstain from evil. It is a religion that does not denounce reason or rational, it encourages it. It is a complete way of life and with practical teachings. Unlike say budhism if you really study budhism it is an impractical religion. Any way of life or religion that tries to deny human desire is impractical. Islam is not just a religion though, it is a complete way of life.
Most of these people on getbig that boast about slandering Islam have not even once given the chance to read the qur'an. Yet come on here and quote verses to which they have no clue where they are from, if they are even from the qur'an what their context is, etc... pretty ignorant. And when I tell them to read the qur'an they don't want to lol...
My father and mother when we left africa had a negative image of muslims (without knowing anything) because my father and mother witnessed a hijabi woman next to a man who wanted a bribe before we left. We were being held up because the man wanted a bribe. Bribes in islam are forbidden. But what did we know?
Funny thing when they look back, today my mother has accepted Islam and wears the hijab herself