Praise be to Allaah.
We thank you for your commendation and congratulate you on your decision. We pray that Allaah will cause you to enter this religion sooner rather than later. We say: O Allaah, hasten to guide this slave of Yours to the Straight Path and decree that he be guided soon to the religion of Islam, for You are the All-hearing Who answers prayers.
Remember that you have to act upon your decision, for whomever Allaah decrees is to be guided, He will make smooth for him the path of ease (goodness). So respond to your Lord and utter the words of the Shahaadatayn (twin declaration of faith), and do the acts of worship prescribed in Islam. Remember that there is nothing to be gained by waiting any longer, because you do not know when your appointed time (of death) will come. Perhaps you know that delaying entering Islam will cause you to lose a lot of reward which you would have gained if you had done it sooner. The reward for every prayer, act of charity, fast, remembrance of Allaah (dhikr), upholding of family ties, reading Qur’aan etc., will be lost for as long as you delay. So go ahead and do not hesitate; be decisive and do not put if off. You should not think it is too great a step to change your religion, or be too concerned about the objections of family members. Whoever knows the truth will make sacrifices for its sake and will be patient in following it. We wish you strength, guidance and patience in following the truth. Peace be upon those who follow true guidance. .