14. How Do I Convert To Islam?

ALLAH-icon How do I convert to Islam?

To convert to Islam might sound like a big step but it is actually very easy. Just ask yourself:

  • Do I believe in the six beliefs of a Muslim?

  • And then you bear witness – that’s it!

 

ALLAH-icon Do I believe in the six beliefs of a Muslim?

14 number 6When converting, the appropriate term is actually ‘reverting’ because every individual is born believing in One God.

Yet, as we grow into adulthood, through our family, friends and environment, some us are taught a different faith or way of thinking. Hence, by embracing Islam, one is reverting back to his or her original belief.

However, we’ve used the term ‘convert’ to Islam, as it is the most commonly used and understood.

To convert to Islam is very easy.

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In your heart, just ask yourself if you believe in the six beliefs of a Muslim:

Do I believe in:

  1. One God
  2. The creation of the angels
  3. All the Books of God
  4. All the Prophets (PBUT) of God
  5. The Day of Judgement
  6. Fate

To find out more about the above six, please click here. If the answer is yes, then you are a Muslim without even realising it.

 

ALLAH-icon How do I ‘become’ a Muslim?

All you need to do is simply bear witness by reciting the text below in both English (the translation) and Arabic:

English:
I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah (God alone) and that Muhammad (PBUH) is His servant and Messenger (prophet)

Arabic:
Ashadoo allah ilaha illallaahoo, wa ashadoo anna Muhammadan abdoo hoo wa rassoolloo

Congratulations! May Allah (God) guide of you and all us, and make our paths towards the next life easy!

 

ALLAH-icon What to do next if I’ve converted?

Please remember:14 Allah is forgiving

  • Once you’ve made your decision to convert to Islam, please speak to a Muslim friend or try to get in touch with someone who is a Muslim so that they can help you with any questions you may have or recommend you to someone who will be able to help you.
  • Unfortunately it’s very unlikely that you will become super pious overnight! Islam is a way of life. It’s who you are – a believer in God. We encourage those who have converted, to spend some time learning about the religion of Islam and gradually bettering yourself as a Muslim.
  • Please please do feel free to contact us and we will try to assist you in whatever it is that we can do!

 

ALLAH-icon A couple of commonly asked questions:

1. What happens if I die before accepting Islam?

4. straight pathDeath can come to us at any time.

It is a reality of life. Yesterday we were born, today we are alive and tomorrow we will enter the grave.

This is why God strongly advises those who believe and those who are considering converting to Islam that:

“O you who believe, fear Allah (God) as He should be feared, and do not die except in a state of Islam (i.e. believing in and submitting to God).” (Quran 3:102)

In other words, God encourages us to ensure that we hastily accept Him as our Creator and avoid delaying.

Furthermore, in life, whether we believe or not, we will face both ease and hardships.

Hence, it is important that we not only believe in our Creator, but that we also keep steadfast in our belief in Him throughout our life regardless of whatever good or bad happens.

 

2. Will God accept any other religion except Islam?

Allah - none has the right to be worshipped except Him alone, the Creator of all things Quran 6-102Islam is the religion of God. It was there from the very beginning and will always be there.

Thus, Islam did not begin with the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) over 1400 years ago but started with first prophet Adam, and then continued with all the following prophets, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Soloman, Jesus and John (PBUT).

They all worshipped the same God and called others towards Him too.

A Muslim is someone who converts to Islam because he or she believes in and recognises this same God as his or her Maker.

Islam is the religion of our Maker and Creator, and this is why God states in the Quran that:

“Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and he will be one of the losers in the Hereafter.” (Quran, 3:85)

We sincerely apologise if we come across as a little blunt, but Islam is the religion of God, whereas every other religion is manmade – that is why God will not accept any other religion except Islam once a person knows what Islam is.