New Muslim learning about Islam under the guidance of a learned Muslim

Q: I plan to convert to Islam insha-Allah. I would like to know what Sufism in Islam is because the definitions I read on the internet do not make sense to me. I would also like to know because I heard it is bad and I would like to make sure that I stay away from those types of things.

A: We advise you not to refer to any site on the internet to learn Islam. Rather, Islam should be learnt under the guidance of some learned Muslim who has gained correct and sound understanding of the various branches of Islam. Through referring to unreliable sites, one may get confused and will acquire the wrong impression and picture of Islam.

In order to gain a good understanding of Islam, we advise you to study the kitaab "What is Islam".

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن محمد بن سيرين قال: إن هذا العلم دين فانظروا عمن تأخذون دينكم (مقدمة صحيح مسلم، صـ 14)

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)