I Am Hesitating About Entering Islam. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: Assalam aleykum,

I am interested in entering Islam. I have learned the basics of prayer, but I do not pray regularly. What would be more sinful: for me to delay entering Islam because of my lack of motivation to pray regularly or to enter Islam and not perform some of the 5 daily prayers?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us.


Dear questioner, I encourage you to embrace Islam, and make dua for Allah to help you make good on your Islam.

Please watch some of these inspiring videos from fellow converts:

Muslim Convert: Salat And A Little Bit Of Chocolate And Life Looks A Lot Better.
Muslim Convert: “I saw something greater happening”
Muslim Convert: Would My Family Be Okay With Islam?

Steps forward

To help you strengthen your belief, I encourage you to please enrol in and complete this course: Introduction to Islam: What It Means to Be Muslim.

Take small steps forward instead of overwhelming yourself.


Do you have any Muslim friends? Please reach out to them, and draw strength from their duas and their company.

Please see:

Is a Convert Rewarded for the Good Deeds He Performed Prior to Converting to Islam?

[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers in Malaysia and online through SeekersHub Global. She graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales, was a volunteer hospital chaplain for 5 years and has completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.