The shahada, or statement of faith, is possibly the most significant event in your life because it marks the start of a new chapter and your official conversion to Islam. You’ve come to the correct place whether you’re ready to move forward, have questions that need answering, or simply want to learn more about Islam. Shahada rituals are often personal events. Typically, they take place in a private environment with only a small number of witnesses in addition to the officiating Imam.
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Shahadah (Declaration of faith in Islam)
One enters the Islamic fold by pronouncing this testimony, or “Shahadah,” with sincere belief and conviction. All of one’s prior misdeeds are pardoned upon making this choice solely for God’s pleasure, and one begins a fresh life of piety and virtue. The Messenger of God (Peace and Blessings be upon Him and His Family) said to a person whose desire was to accept Islam that God would forgive all his past sins: “Do you not know that accepting Islam, forgives all sins which come before it?” [Muslim]
God states: “The only religion in the sight of God is Islam.” [3:19] and in another verse of the Qur’an, God states: “If anyone 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 have lost.” [3:85]
In another saying, Muhammad, the Messenger of God (Peace and blessings be upon him and his family), said: “Whoever testifies that there in none worthy of being worshipped but God, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him and his family) is His slave and Prophet, and that Jesus is the slave of God, His Prophet, and His word which He bestowed in Mary and a spirit created from Him; and that Paradise [Heaven] is true, and that the Hellfire is true, God will eventually admit him into Paradise, according to his deeds.” [Al-Bukhari]
The declaration of the testimony (shahadah)
Declaring the testimony requires uttering the following phrase with conviction and comprehension:
“Ashhadu anna Laa ilaaha illaa Allah, wa anna Muhammadan rasulu Allah.” The translation of which is:
“I testify that there is no true god [deity] but God [Allah], and Muhammad is the Messenger and servant of God.”
The first part of the testimony consists of the most important truth that God revealed to mankind: that there is nothing divine or worthy of worship except Almighty God. God states in the Qur’an: “We did not send the Messenger before you without revealing to him: ‘none has the right to be worshipped except I, therefore worship Me.'” [21:25] I want to become a Muslim
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- The imam on duty will have a discussion with you when you first enter the mosque to ensure that you are fully committed to Islam. He will also go over some of its core tenets with you.
- It often occurs in the Imam’s office, and at the conclusion of the procedure, a certificate (serving as proof of your Shahadah/conversion) will be given.
- It is advised that you wash your entire body on this very auspicious occasion with the goal of converting to Islam.
The fact that there is no coercion in religion—that is, no one can make you alter your religion or convert to Islam—must be noted. You must independently decide or choose this.