Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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I want to convert to Islam? how do i do it?
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How to convert to Islam?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
All you have to do is declare the testification of faith or shahaadah:
‘I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Mohamed (saws) is the Messenger of Allah.’
Anyone who declares the testification of faith or shahaadah will be considered a muslim and enter into the fold of al-Islam.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verses 125-126:So (the fact is that) whomever Allah wills to guide aright, He makes his breast wide open to Islam. And whomever He wills to let go astray, He makes his breast narrow and squeezes it so tight that (at the very idea of Islam) he begins to feel as if his soul were climbing up towards the sky. Thus Allah puts the wrath over those who do not believe, whereas this Way is the Straight Way of your Lord, and We have made its Signs quite clear for those who are open to advice.
God is Great! All Praise is due to God Almighty Alone, Who expands the hearts of whom He Wills, and blesses them with the Guidance of Truth! God is indeed Great!
May God Almighty expand your and our hearts, bless you and us with the knowledge of Truth, help you and us, have mercy on you and us, and keep us all steadfast on the Path of Truth. May God Almighty bless your reversion to Al-Islam, make Islam a source of contentment for you in the life of this world, and a source of honor for you in the eternal and everlasting life of the Hereafter.
As your brothers and sisters united in the worship of the One and Only True Lord and Creator, we wholeheartedly welcome you to this beautiful and approved Way of Life called Al-Islam.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,