In the name of ALLAH, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.
Welcome to ISLAM - The Religion of Peace and Truth
May the Peace be upon You, and Allah's Mercy and Blessings.
Welcome to the global Muslim community!
Converting to Islam is to declare and testify that:
La ilaha il-Allah, Muhammad-ur-Rasulullah
English translation of this Arabic phrase is:
There is no God except Allah;
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
Recitation with understanding of true meaning of this phrase is all that is required for converting to Islam. This phrase, known as Shahada, is a simple creed but has very profound meaning in it and the faith behind it brings people out from darkness into light. By making this declaration and by accepting the obligations of Islamic Law, anyone can join this fastest growing religion. Any person who sincerely believes that there is only One True God, worthy of worship - Allah - the Creator, the Sustainer, the Lord of the Heaven and the Earth and all that exists; and accepts that Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the last and final Messenger of Allah, is a Muslim.
Allah is the proper name of God. Islam is acceptance of Allah's commands and guidance as our Creator. Obedience to Allah brings peace. As the word Islam means peace, it is effectively the religion of every human who likes peace. A person who accepts Allah's guidance and acts upon His commands is a Muslim.
Muslims believe in all Prophets and Messengers of God on earth, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Jesus (peace be upon them) and the last Messenger of God, Muhammad (peace be upon him). Islam is based on belief in all original Divine Scriptures, containing the guidance of Allah for mankind, of which the Holy Qur'an is the final and the most perfect Book; belief in the existence of angels; belief in the Day of Resurrection and the Day of Judgement; Life after death; and belief in the Islamic doctrine that every human being is morally responsible of thier own actions - good or evil. Nothing can happen without the will and knowledge of Allah. Life in this world will come to an end one day when everything in this world will perish. Then Allah will bring all human beings back to life and judge - reward or punish - them according to their deeds they did during this temporary life on earth. These beliefs form the fundamentals of religion Islam.
In the broader meanings Islam is the only religion preached by all the prophets and messengers: worship Allah alone and submit to Him alone. It is a religion as well as a complete way of life which requires submission to the Will of Allah and obedience to the laws of Allah alone as set down in the final of the revealed Books of Allah, the Holy Qur'an. Islam, in fact, is the direct relationship of a Muslim with God Almighty.
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