How to Become a Muslim

How to Become a Muslim

What does it mean to be Muslim?

“Islam” is an Arabic word which means “submission”. It comes from a root word which means “peace”.  Islam teaches us that to achieve true contentment and peace, we have to submit to God alone. The Arabic word for God is “Allah” and word “Muslim” means “the one who submits to the will of Allah”.

Islam is not a new faith. It is the same message revealed to all of Allah’s Prophets, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Mohammad (peace be upon them all). The main message of all the Prophets has always been that there is only One God and He alone is to be worshipped.

“We did not send before you (O Muhammad) any messenger but We revealed to him: ‘none has the right to be worshipped except Me, therefore worship Me alone”. (The Noble Qur’an 21:25)

Islam is for the whole of humanity. Islam unites together people of different colours, languages, races, and nationalities into one brotherhood.

Allah  says: “Indeed the Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace with your brethren.”.” (The Noble Qur’an 49:10)

So, any human being can become Muslim. You do not need anyone’s permission. You can be any colour, race, age, and speak any language. Everyone is welcome!

Why should I become Muslim?

I want to become Muslims, but…
I want to become Muslim! How do I do it?

When one truly believes that Islam is the true religion of God and that “there is no god worthy to be worshiped but Allah and that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.” Then they should declare the Shahadah right away. They should not hesitate.

Saying these simple words, with conviction, enters one into the religion of Islam. This statement is known as the Testimony of Faith or the Shahadah in Arabic.

In Arabic:

“Ashhadu An La Ilaha IllAllah, Wa Ashhadu Anna Muhammad Rasulu Allah.”

English meaning:

“I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God.”

Congratulations! Peace be with you! You have entered into Islam and you are now a Muslim. You are entering into a Faith that is most rewarding. Your journey towards enlightenment and peace begins now. Please follow these links, explore this site, and see where to start and how to make this a most fulfilling journey.

If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to help!

Asalamu’alaikum, peace be with you!