I am a Hindu woman of age 20. right from my childhood i never used to believe in Islam and other religions. but from past one year i understood the truth, that Islam is the true religion and ALLAH is the only creator, god and everything. I completely believe in ALLAH and His Messengers. I learned how to do Namaz and stopped believing in all superstitions and rituals i used to follow.
According to my mind and soul i am a Muslim. But my family is very religious and will not accept me converting to Islam.
Can i take my shahadah and hide it from my parents till my marriage?
Since i dont want to hurt my parents because they have done a lot to me.
I want to convert immediately to Islam since i want to live pure and follow the truth which is only ALLAH and only Islam can give it. and will i be sinned if i don't reveal that i have converted and don't reveal to my family throughout my life and continue offering namaz and following Islam?
If i do in this way will my prayers be accepted my ALLAH?
Will he forgive me?
I too am a Hindu who converted to Islam. So I know exactly what you're going through, but hiding your religion wont help. Your family will have to accept it at some point, fear ALLAH only. Do not neglect your namaaz, it helps your Imaan grow. Time will heal everything. Make dua to ALLAH, He will ease things for you. I've been through this too, so trust me. InshaAllah things will come right.
Praise be to Allah who has guided you to Islam
Allah has blessed you immensely by choosing you to be the first one in your family to become Muslim. I ask Allah for you to be the cause of them also entering into Islam.
Revealing to your family that you are a Muslim is not a condition for you entering Islam. Many who convert from Hinduism to Islam go through what you are going through. No one wishes to hurt the feeling of their loved ones. Especially parents.
When a daughter loves her parents she wants what is good for them. Since Allah has blessed you with Islam. You should want this (Islam) for your parents too. No child who loves their parents would want them to die as kaffirs and tbe tortured firstly in the grave and then the hellfire for eternity.
Hurting their feelings is nothing compared to the pain they would receive in Jahanum (hell) in the next world.
In the next world they will say she was our daughter and she did not tell us about Islam.
Allah has also enjoined on you to call your family to Islam. They are the first one's you have to call to Islam as they take priority,
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Say (O Muhammad): This is my way; I invite unto Allah (i.e. to the Oneness of Allah " Islamic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allah, i.e. to the Oneness of Allah " Islamic Monotheism with sure knowledge). And Glorified and Exalted be Allah (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the Mushrikoon (polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah; those who worship others along with Allah or set up rivals or partners to Allah)"
"And warn your tribe (O Muhammad) of near kindred"
Obviously in other cases were the parents may kill their children then the children can hide their religion and try to get to a safe country or safe place. In Britain, I have heard of cases were sisters who converted from Sikhism to Islam had to go into hiding with the help of police. In such cases the children are not able call their parents to Islam because their parents may try to kill them
You should convert right away. If you want help in saying the Shahadah then we can do that online..
Praise be to Allah after reading this advice Sister Z said her fears were over and she took her Shahadah with Me on Saturday the 23 rd of June 2007.
After taking the Shahadah she told me that she was very happy and said " I can never forget today"