How Do I Convert to Islam? ~ Hi readers! As we know that Islam is one of the major religions in the world. The point is, that there are a lot of people who convert to Islam, from day to day, from week to week, from month to month, and from year to year. Those who convert to Islam have various reasons. In this article I will not explain about that. But what I will explain is about the mechanism of converting to Islam or becoming a Muslim. A common and simple question related to it is, how do I convert to Islam? Of course, this article will be very useful for non-Muslims who want to become Muslims.
Before I explain further about how I converted to Islam, I would like to briefly explain the pillars of faith and the pillars of Islam according to Islam. These are all basic things that should be known by everyone who wants to convert to Islam, because without them, their faith and Islam is invalid.
In brief, there are six pillars of faith according to Islam; faith in Allah, faith in the angels of Allah, faith in the Messengers of Allah, faith in the holy books that Allah has given to the Messengers of Allah, faith in the Day of Judgment, and faith in Qadla and Qadar. Meanwhile, Islam has five pillars; shahada (shahada), prayer, zakat, fasting, performing hajj for those who are able to do it.
Now, after we know the six pillars of faith and the five pillars of Islam according to Islam, the first thing that people who want to convert to Islam must do is say shahadat (shahada). Shahadat (shahada) is a testimony that there is no god but Allah and that Prophet Muhammad is the last Messenger of Allah. The shahada sentences (shahada) that they must say are as follows;
أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُوْلُ اللهِ
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
If someone has said the sentence shahada (shahada), it means that he has believed in Allah and the Prophet Muhammad. After that he is required to have faith in other matters which have been described in the pillars of Islam.
In addition, if someone has said the sentence shahada (shahada), then it means he has fulfilled one pillar of Islam; shahada (shahada). After that they must fulfill the other four pillars of Islam. You can find an explanation of all of these here.
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