If you are not ready, that�s your choice. Either way, what you need to do right now, if you haven�t already, is read the Qur�an and the history of the prophet, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Translations of the meaning of the Holy Qur�an are available online and in bookstores. My preferred translation is The Qur�an, by Saheeh International, available here. My preferred biography of the prophet is Muhammad, His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, by Martin Lings, available here. And my preferred Islamic primer for the new convert is my own book, Bearing True Witness, available here.
�Ohhh, so that�s what this is all about � selling books,� you might be thinking. Please, get that ugly thought out of your head. E-book versions of my religious works are available for less than a dollar. And if that�s too much for you, drop me an email explaining your situation, and I�ll email the e-book versions of MisGod�ed, God�ed, or Bearing True Witness for free. Those who can afford the books are expected to pay for them, to support the costs of this website. Those who can�t afford the books get them for free.
Having come this far, I ask all readers to remember that this website contains my views on religion and repentance. If you find the evidence convincing and choose to follow God�s guidance to Islam, you can expect Allah to accept your repentance and bless you in this life as well as in the next. I can practically promise that when you accept Islam, Allah will show you the correctness of your decision. It may appear in a dream, it may come in a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that you have not encountered before in other religions, but most converts to Islam experience an overwhelming sensation of peace they never felt before. And if that is not what most distressed veterans seek, then I don't know what is.
At the beginning of this essay, I said the process of achieving redemption could be far easier than you might at first imagine. However, not everybody has the strength to change their religion, even when atonement and salvation are at stake. If Islam is not your choice of religion, despite all the evidence I have presented herein, we can still remain brothers and sisters in humanity, and live together in the spirit of mutual tolerance and good will. I bid you peace, and pray that our Creator guides all of us ever closer to the path of His pleasure.
Dr. Laurence B. Brown, MD, DD