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How to become a Muslim? (Revert to Islam) – Say the Shahada, Declaration of faith

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Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He is the true God, and every other deity is false. He has the most magnificent names and sublime, perfect attributes. No one shares His divinity, nor His attributes.

In the Qur’an, God describes Himself:

Say: “He is God, the One. God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.” (Qur’an, 112:1-4)

No one has the right to be invoked, supplicated, prayed to, or shown any act of worship, but God alone.

To become a Muslim, you must first understand and believe the following basic beliefs:

  1. The first and foremost rule of being a Muslim is believing in the one and only God, (Allah). Allah is the only God, the only Creator and the Almighty. He is the only one you should be doing your good deeds for and the only one who shall be worshipped. There should be nothing standing in His place.
  2. Allah’s messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) is the final Messenger and Prophet of Allah, who came down to Earth, and there will never be any prophets after him.

If you’re absolutely sure that you accept the basic beliefs of Islam and want to fully submit to the will of Allah, all you need to do is recite the Shahada which is a short declaration of faith.

Once you have said the Shahada, you are committed to following Islam for life.

The words of the Shahada are: “Ash-hadu anla elaha illa-Allah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadun rasul-Allah“, which translates to “I testify that there is no other god but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is Allah’s messenger.

Play the audio file to practice how to say the Shahada:

Note: Once you have recited the Shahada you are officially a Muslim. Now it is important you perform your first Ghusl (Islamic Purification) and continue to learn about Islam: (Ablution, Prayer, Fasting, Zakat/Khums, Hajj, Holy Koran and Sunnah (Ahlul Bayt). )

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