How to Become a Muslim

Making the Declaration of Faith: A Guide for new converts

Making the declaration of faith is a momentous occasion in one’s life, and with the proper preparation and guidance, it can lead to a fulfilling and enriching spiritual journey.

One of the most important aspects of becoming a Muslim is making the declaration of faith, known as the Shahada. By proclaiming that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger, one enters the fold of Islam and begins a journey of faith, submission, and devotion to Allah.

While the Shahada can be made anywhere and at any time, it is recommended to do so in the presence of others and to make it a public announcement. If you are interested in making the declaration of faith in Nottingham, then please get in touch with us and we can help you.

However, before making the declaration of faith, there are three conditions that must be met in order to truly taste the sweetness of faith, as taught by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

  1. To learn the Islamic teachings thoroughly, including the five daily prayers and giving of charity. Finding a teacher at your nearest Mosque can help guide you in your learning and understanding of Islam.
  2. To have firm faith and a sincere desire to love, please, and obey Allah alone. Doubts and dithering should be avoided, and the heart should be filled with the love of Allah and His Messenger.
  3. To submit to Islamic teachings and strive to become God-conscious is essential in moulding one’s character to become kind, forgiving, and patient.

The declaration of faith in Arabic: أشهد أنّ لا اله الا الله و أشهد أنّ محمدًا رسول الله

Transliteration: “Ash-hadu an la ilaha illa Allah, Wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasulu-Allah.”

Translation: “I testify that there is no god but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

May Allah bless all those who seek His guidance and grace.