I am a convert to Islam. I wonder whether any experience that I have had before conversion would limit me from becoming a follower of the straight path of slam?


When a person converts or reverts to Islam, he or she is expected to have a far- reaching effect on his personality. He or she is reformed with a fresh start and a new direction in life, completely different from the way he was before it. This radical change will produce morals and values that were not there before. Allah Ta’ala says in the Noble Qur’an: Is he who was dead (without Faith by ignorance and by disbelief) and We gave him life (by knowledge and by faith) and set for him a light (of Belief) whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness (of disbelief) from which he can never come out. (6:122)