Q3: Does a new Muslim have to perform the obligations that are prescribed for Muslims in the period between being convinced about Islam and officially declaring it?
A: When someone accepts Islam, they are obligated to gradually learn what is legislated for them, according to their ability, and to act upon this from the time they are convinced about Islam.
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz
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