I would like to become a Muslim.
Is this possible? And if so, how can this happen.
I do not know much. I need your help please.
Praise be to Allaah.
Any human being can embrace Islam. You do not need anyone’s permission. You simply say and believe that there is No
God except Allah and that Mohammad is his Messenger. Once you say this sentence, you automatically become Muslim. From there,
you start carrying on with the duties of Islam. You must do what Allah and His messenger tell you to, and stay away from what
they tell you to. Islam does not tell you to do anything unless it is good for you. It also does not tell you to stay away
from anything unless it is bad for you. You will notice the change in the way you look at things, the minute you become a
Muslim. You will feel more relieved and secure only to think that you are fulfilling the orders of Allah. Doing this, you
will clearly see the benefits of it for yourself and for mankind. You can embrace Islam in any Islamic center. This is only
a formality. Once you say and believe in the Oneness of Allah and in the message of his Prophet Mohammad, then you are a Muslim.
To become a Muslim, simply say the following words:
Ash hadu alla ilaha illa Allah, wa ash hadu
anna Mohammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu.
This means I testify and witness that there is no god worthy
of being worshipped other than Allah and that Mohammad is his Messenger. You must say it and believe in it.
Assalamu Alaikum (Peace be upon you),
I greet you with the greeting of Islam and welcome you to the
best way of life. Allah, the most Beneficent, has shown you the path that leads to His love and mercy.
You've taken the sahada, the declaration of faith. Right now,
you are among the most innocent people in the world. Why? Because, as soon as you took the sahada, all your past sins were
forgiven. No matter what sin you've committed, all of them are now forgiven. From this moment on, it is very important for
you to keep yourself pure and stay away from all types of evil deeds. Try your best to do this, ask Allah to help you in whatever
good you want to do.
A Muslim is he who submits himself to the will of Allah. Meaning,
you recognize your creator and then you obey Him in every aspect. Allah has created you and He knows what is good for you.
The first thing you should do is to start learning how to pray to Allah. Muslims pray 5 times a day to Allah. My dear friend,
to a true Muslim, these prayers are not a burden, but a source of pleasure. Say that you love somebody very much but the person
lives far away. So, you only communicate with the person by phone. Now, everytime you call that person, you feel a deep sensation
of love. The same way, a true Muslim loves Allah more than anyone. And when he stands to offer his prayers, he feels the same
way when a lover communicates with the loved one.
My friend, do you have a Mosque nearby? If you do, I suggest
that you go there and find a good Muslim friend to teach you Islam.
I hope to hear
back from you. May Allah bless you with a life of piety and make you among the people of Paradise. Be steadfast in Islam, and you will be successful.