How does one become a Muslim

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Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him); His last messenger.

The objective of this Tape (literature) is to correct a false idea spread among those willing to adopt Islam as their faith. Some people face difficulties on the basis of their mistaken belief that entering into the Islamic fold requires an announcement from the concerned person in the presence of high ranking scholars or sheikhs, or reporting this act to the courts or other authorities. It is also though that the act of accepting Islam, should, as a condition, have a certificate issued by the authorities as evidence to that effect.Click for AUDIO

We wish to clarify that the whole matter is very easy and that none of the above conditions or obligations are required. For Allah, the Almighty is above all comprehension and knows well the secrets of all hearts. Nevertheless, those who wish to adopt Islam as their religion are advice to register them self is Muslim with the concerned governmental agency, as this procedure may facilitate many matters for them including the possibility of performing Hajj and Umrah.Click for AUDIO

If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslims and has the full conviction and strong belief that Islam, is the true religion ordained by Allah for all human beings, he should pronounce the "Shahada" (testimony of faith) without further delay. The Noble Qur-an is explicit in this regard, as Allah has stated:

"Truly, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam." (Qur-an 3:19)

In another verse of the Noble Qur-an, Allah has stated:

"And whosoever desires a religion - other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who are lost." (Qur-an, 3:85)Click for AUDIO

In addition, Islam is the only religion prevailing over. all other religions. Allah has stated in the Noble Qur-an:

"And to thee We have sent the Scripture in truth (This Qur-an) confirming the Scripture that came before it, and a witness over it... (Qur-an, 5: 48)

Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah (Peace Be Upon Him), said:

"Islam is based on five pillars; testifying that there is no god worthy to be worshipped but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah and His servant; performing the prayer; paying the Zakah (The purification due); fasting the month of Ramadan; and performing Hajj."Click for AUDIO

The Shahada can be declared as follows:

"ASH-HADU ANLAA ILAHA IL LA ALLAH, WA ASHHADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN ABDUHU WA RASUULUH."

The English translation is:
"
I bear witness that there is no deity worthy to be worshipped but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger."Click for AUDIO

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