How Should I Approach Other Converts?

Answered by Imam Yama Niazi


I am a convert who joined a local group to study Islam together, but I found the group to discuss topics that I felt were not wise in their approach and likely to push people away from their religion. 

How should I deal with this?


First, I want to say that I am sorry this answer reached you after waiting a long time. 

Secondly, I think you did great by recommending SeekersGuidance to ask questions from reliable sources. 

It is imperative that people who answer questions or teach are qualified and trained in answering questions. Often, people who have not studied deeply are very narrow-minded in their views and lack wisdom in issuing a fatwa or an edict. 

Leaving a group is not a bad thing necessarily. One is commanded to protect their religion and ensure they take their knowledge from reliable sources. 

I recommend gradually increasing your religious knowledge and keep researching matters until it is clear to you what the truth is in a matter. That can easily be done through a consistent pattern of allocating time weekly to study and research.

Start with level one of the Islamic studies curriculum at SeekersGuidance

[Imam] Yama Niazi

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani