Are you considering becoming Muslim but not sure what it entails? The first step is to ensure you understand the basic beliefs of Islam (found here). These beliefs consist of:
- Belief in one God, who has no partner or son
- All Prophets and Messengers
- All scripture revealed by God
- Day of judgment
- God’s decree
These beliefs are what make one a Muslim. If you believe in these things you are ready to become a Muslim. To become a Muslim, you simply have to declare the testimony of faith (in Arabic it is called the shahada).
You can listen to the Shahada here:
Ash Hadu An Laa Elaaha Illa Allah
(I bear witness that there is no God except Allah)
Wa Ash Hadu Ana Muhammad Rasul Allah
(And I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah).
The Shahada is the first pillar of Islam and is what makes one a Muslim. The five pillars of Islam (found here) consist of:
- The testimony of faith
- Five daily prayers
- Giving Charity
- Fasting the month of Ramadan
- Performing pilgrimage to Mecca once in your life
Congratulations, you are now a Muslim. You can contact us and we will send a convert package.
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