Q: Can an Indonesian student who wants to become a Noahide continue to be registered as a Muslim? How can he practice his religion?
Q: I am in contact with an Indonesian student with a big problem. He grew up as a Muslim. His family is still Muslim (it seems to me in a very lenient and relaxed way). He became a Christian and changed his denomination once, and at present he is a Roman Catholic. Now he wants to become a Noahide.
A: You are right. The source is the question that Naaman asked Elisha: If he is allowed to worship the god Rimon when he goes to the temple of Rimon with the Syrian king. Elisha’s answer was that he was allowed to do so. That is, according to the halacha the other nations do not have a mitzva of Kiddush Hashem, sanctifying the name of G-d.
2. I said to him that he is in fact a prisoner, forced to be in a religion he doesn’t want, and that he cannot be held responsible for the situation. Is there any source for this? What is it?
A: As I answered above.
So, is my advice to him to return to Islam on paper best for him ?
4. If he wants to pray at home, can he face in the direction of Mecca?
A: in Indonesia the directions of Mecca and Jerusalem are the same.
A: This presents no problem.