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How do I convert to Islam?

Shahadah, the Islamic testimony of faith

Shahadah, the Islamic testimony of faith

How do I convert to Islam?

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  1. Salaam,

    To convert to Islam and become a Muslim a person needs to have sincere intention, and then to pronounce the below testimony with sincerity, conviction and understanding of its meaning:

    Testify “La ilah illa Allah, Muhammad rasoolu Allah.”

    The translation of which is:

    “I testify that there is no true God but Allah, and that Muhammad is his Messenger.”

    Once you have done this - you are a Muslim.

    After that, you will need to incorporate the 5 pillars of Islam - the Shahadah (profession of faith), Salat (prayers), Sawm (fasting), Zakat (giving of alms, specifically during Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca for those who can afford it).

    Over time, you should increase yourself in faith (iman), attend the Friday prayers wherever you can and increase your knowledge of Islam, and increase your faith and practice of Islam.

    There are some people who like to pronounce Shahada (the Declaration of Faith) in a mosque, in front of an audience, others who like to shower before or after as a symbolic ritual of cleanliness and rebirth, some convert in front of fellow Muslims who they have known and who called them to the religion - but in truth, anyone who declares the Shahada with sincere faith and understanding is a Muslim.

    Peace, and Welcome to Islam,


  2. Hello ,
    Visit this webtise ..
    It talks alot about Islam.

    (Nour, I changed your link because the website you gave seemed to have very little information in it - Editor).

    -Islam Is a very beautiful religion that makes you feel comfortable and that asks people to act everyone equally whatever their race or age is .
    Islam is Rahma , mercy and forgivness . Islam shouts peace and Safety .
    Islam is Helping each other when it bad times and feeling happy for each other in good times .
    Islam is not about terror , or depriving yorself from the goods in life .
    Islam says you should eat and drink Halal , and live your life . Islam Is alot more than words that i could say
    And Islam IS COOL 😀

    -Shahadat Al islam Is your way to start , your door of Openning , and believe me this is the right thing to do

    " Ashhadu Ana La Elaha Ella ALLAH , Wa Ana Mohammadan Rasulu Allah "
    which means , i witness and believe that there is No God But Allah Sobhanu Wa ta'ala and That Mohammed Peace be Upon Him IS Allah's Massenger "

    Steps ,
    Step 1: Review the five pillars of Islam
    Review the five pillars of Islam: testifying that there is only one God and Muhammad is his prophet; praying five times a day; fasting for the month of Ramadan; offering charity each year; and making the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your lifetime. Affirm these to yourself.

    Familiarize yourself with the various strains of Islam. Sunnis, Shias, and Ismailis are all Muslim but have slightly different core beliefs or aqeedah. Because Sunnis make up roughly 85 percent of the world’s Muslim population, this represents a sort of default option for conversion.

    Step 2: Make your intention
    Sitting quietly by yourself, make your intention, either silently or out loud, to convert to Islam to please God alone, not for personal gain or to please other people.

    If someone is pressuring you to convert to Islam—for example a spouse or a boyfriend/girlfriend, remind him or her that according to Islamic law, a conversion without inner conviction is morally meaningless and religiously invalid.

    Step 3: Read out loud ...
    Read out loud this statement in Arabic: “Ash-shadu an laa ill-laaha illa-lah.” This means in English: “I testify there is no God but God.”

    While many converts like to profess their new faith in a mosque and/or in the presence of other Muslims, witnesses are not required. You can become Muslim by yourself at home.

    Step 4: Read aloud ...
    Read aloud this statement: “Wa ash-shadu anna Muhammadun-a rasuulu-lah.” This means “And I testify that Muhammad is the prophet of God.”

    Step 5: Repeat steps 3 & 4
    Repeat Steps 3 and 4. These two statements are known as the shahadah, or testament of faith, and they comprise the first pillar of Islam.

    Saying the shahadah in Arabic is required, but it might also help to repeat the statements in your native language.

    Step 6: Take a shower or bath
    Take a shower or bath, completely immersing your hair and body. With this washing, you are shedding all of the sins you may have committed before becoming Muslim.

    Step 7: Accept God's mercy
    Accept God’s mercy in forgiving all your past sins. It’s part of the gift of becoming Muslim.

    Step 8: Pray for others
    Use this time to pray for others. God says the prayer of a new convert is likely to be accepted.

    Step 9: Practice the other pillars of Islam
    Begin to practice the other pillars of Islam as soon as you are ready. Most immediately, this means offering the five daily prayers.

    When you decide to make the pilgrimage, or hajj, another of Islam’s pillars, you might need your local mosque to write a letter certifying that you are now Muslim, as only Muslims are allowed in the city of Mecca.

    Step 10: Use an Arabic name if desired
    Some converts like to start using an Arabic name in addition to or instead of their given name. Changing your name, however, is not required.

    While you will need to master a small amount of Arabic to correctly say the daily prayers, learning Arabic is not required.

    Step 11: Tell your friends, family, & co-workers
    When you are ready, begin to tell your friends, family, and co-workers that you have embraced Islam. Be patient with them if they express alarm or hostility. Don’t forget that there was a time when you, too, knew little about Islam.

    Step 12: Incorporate Islam into your life
    Gradually incorporate other aspects of Islam into your life, whether that means dressing more modestly, reading the Quran, or visiting the mosque. While you may be tempted to completely change your lifestyle right away, realize that making slow, deliberate changes will serve you better in the long run.

    In the West, some of the most prominent Muslim are converts, including Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, and boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

    As for the speicifacations of hows to prayy and how fats and how to perform Haj , you can visit alot of websites or you can ask a Muslim Imam or SHekh which means a scientists

    May Allah Lighten your heart and soften it , If you need any help
    email me and i will try as much as I can to help you .

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