I have a non Muslim friend who is thinking of converting to Islam and she wants me to explain it to her. How can I do this in the best possible way without making it sound too complicated to her? Also from the correct perspective of the Ahle Sunnah? What points should I emphasize on?
1. First you will need to know her religion and remove any false beliefs she has (trinity, polytheism etc). If she has any questions, concerns and doubts then answer/remove them.
2. Introduce Islam to her through the Prophet of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم). Show her how great this personality is. Give her book on the blessed Sīrah or Shamā’il. A person who begins to love and admire the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) will become strong on the beliefs of Ahl al-Sunnah.
3. Teach her basics of Islam. Firstly teach her the core beliefs of Islam. Then teach her about cleanliness (Wudū, Ghusl, impurities) then about Şalāh (go through the basics of Salah then teach her few verses of the Qur’an etc)
4. Don’t confuse her about the different sects at this stage, just warn her to be careful.
Allāh reward you for your efforts may He guide her.
Allah knows best.
Answered by Mawlana Mohamed Husein Qadri