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I fear that i have lost my way. I compulsively lie and have ruined many of my relationships, and though I am an adult my mom is going to send me to a mental hospital. I don't know what to do but this would ruin my future and I have told her I would rather just go to masjid and speak with an Imam and get the help I need through religion. Being as impartial as possible, would you recommend hospitalization?
I mean, it won't hurt to talk to an Imam too? We don't know your situation but both may not be a bad idea. Keep making dua.
As you work on speaking to an imam, I am sure it is quite possible to connect with a therapist without being hospitalized.
Perhaps the imam and therapist can help you understand what's going on and offer you the tools to combat it inshaAllah.
I see a lot of "I'm one year sober of alcohol" on /r/MadeMeSmile. Good news for them, but also for us. Thank God, Allah SWT forbid us to drink alcohol.
Raise your hand if you saw that debate with Daniel vs Harris 🖐️
Guys how do I become more religious? I constantly try to bend Allah (swt.)'s rules and convince myself I am alright and not doing anything haram. I also do not pray frequently, so how shall I improve my level of faith?
> I constantly [...] convince myself I am alright
Well, do you have any experience that would indicate that you _aren't_ alright?
You need to understand that prayer can only benefit you. Allah does not need your prayers. Your prayers are not taxes, and they are not duty in the sense that you owe them to Allah like I’ve seen many people claim (« you should pray because it is the price for your hands, mouth, feet! »)
Prayer is a gift Allah gave to muslims. This is reality. This is the truth. Once you understand how valuable it is to YOU, you will start praying. Your prayers need to be genuine, don’t rush them, don’t ASMR them, Allah says to pray in a middle, normal voice, dont think of it as a ritual that needs to be respected. Just worship God, connect to God, he is your All. You will 1000% feel and see a difference in your day to day life.
What does Islam says about a person who abandon children?
What’s the best audible version of the Quran in English?
Hm, there are a lot of places. It depends on the kind of person you are too. Some people are more drawn to philosophy/logical arguments (which end up proving Islam), others from a more historical or religious perspective in Judaism/Christianity understanding how the progressive revelation that Jesus / Isa (AS) brought was unfortunately changed with the Trinity concept introduced later and becomes an indicator in itself that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) brought the final correct and incorruptible revelation, and others still just jump into the Quran from an atheist or agnostic outlook and find that what it says is the truth.
It's really hard for a Muslim looking in to say where to start, at least I think. But you are looking, and that is an AMAZING start!
Maybe look at another Christian's journey to Islam?
I also wrote this logic proof so I'm gonna put a plug in it here :P [https://www.reddit.com/r/islam/comments/os0ea1/an\_extensive\_analysis\_on\_how\_you\_can\_prove\_that/?utm\_source=share&utm\_medium=web2x&context=3](https://www.reddit.com/r/islam/comments/os0ea1/an_extensive_analysis_on_how_you_can_prove_that/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3)
There are great books like The Divine Reality by Hamza Tzortzis: [https://sapienceinstitute.org/the-divine-reality/](https://sapienceinstitute.org/the-divine-reality/)
Great lectures introducing a little more background into Islam: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICu3ITHnBoM&list=PL83A449092F8A3CBF](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICu3ITHnBoM&list=PL83A449092F8A3CBF)
You can also start by reading through the Quran a bit with a translation (like Saheeh International) and Tafsirs which explain some of the verses more (like from Ibn Kathir). [https://quran.com/](https://quran.com/). I wouldn't necessarily recommend reading in chronological order, just pick some surahs from the middle or end and read. You can also get a good biography called Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Martin Lings. [https://www.amazon.com/Muhammad-Life-Based-Earliest-Sources/dp/1594771537](https://www.amazon.com/Muhammad-Life-Based-Earliest-Sources/dp/1594771537)
In general, it's also important to know who is Allah (swt) in Islam?[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIbnUMqLQ78](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIbnUMqLQ78)
Some of these hadith are my favorite, as they describe the character of Allah (swt) in Islam: [https://sunnah.com/qudsi40](https://sunnah.com/qudsi40)
On YouTube, would highly recommend this channel as well: [https://www.youtube.com/c/BloggingTheology](https://www.youtube.com/c/BloggingTheology)
This is more like a starter pack than a start, but I think these are some well rounded sources to get you going. And of course, you could always just pick up the Quran and read with a good translation and tafsir, or exegesis, which is recommended for a little more context. I have lots of resources, so if you need a particular type of material or just more recommendations for what to see, you can continue to ask!
I'm Sikh, does that means I'm disbelever?