How Does Someone Become a Muslim?
Simply by saying with conviction, “La ilâha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasoolu Allah,” This is how one converts to Islam and becomes a Muslim. This saying means, “There is no true god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (God).” The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Almighty –God- alone, and that Allah-God- has neither partner nor son.
To be a Muslim, one should also:
- Believe that the Holy Qur’an is the literal word of God revealed by Him.
- Believe that the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) is true and will come, as God has promised in the Qur’an
- Accept Islam as his or her religion.
- Not worship anything or anyone except Allah Almighty.
Yasser Gabr & Houda Karkour, Islamic Propagation Office in Rabwah, Riyadh