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I'm a 21 year old woman and I'm interested in converting to Islam. I was raised in a christian home and live in the "Bible Belt" of america. I haven't eaten pork or shellfish in two years just because of personal choice and I've recently begun to cover my head and dress more modestly because I feel that's pleasing to the creator and respectful to myself and family. I do not know any Muslims so I'm not sure about a lot of things.

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AssalamuAlaikum (peace be upon you) dear sister.

Congratulations congratulations congratulations! Allah has been kind and Merciful to you, that He has guided you to Islam.

When you convert to Islam, all your past sins are forgiven, and you start out new like a New born because Allah is the Most Merciful to those who turn back to Him. Imagine that!

Muslims must believe in 6 pillars of faith:

  1. God (or Allah in Arabic) being One and Only, who alone deserves our worship.
  2. The Angels
  3. The Books that Allah revealed like the Quran and the past books of revelations like the original Torah, the Psalms and the Gosepels.
  4. The Prophets and Messengers whom Allah sent, like Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon all of them).
  5. The day of Judgement when you will be resurrected for God’s judgement according to your beliefs and deeds.
  6. Belief in Divine Predestination. The belief in Divine Predestination includes belief that God knows everything. He knows what has happened and what will happen and He has recorded all that has happened and all that will happen. Whatever God wills to happen happens, and whatever He wills not to happen does not happen. - - - This belief doesnt mean that human beings lack freewill. Rather, Muslims believe that God has given human beings freewill. This means that they can choose right or wrong and that they are responsible for their choices.

In regards to Jesus (peace be upon him), we believe that Jesus is an honourable prophet of God, born miraculously through his virgin mother Mary. He performed many miracles with the permission of God, such as healing the sick, curing the blind and speaking as a newborn defending his mother from accusations. We love Jesus but we do not worship him, consider him to be God or His son as God does not have children.

In regards to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Muslims believe that he was sent to all of mankind, and was God's last Prophet and Messenger to humanity. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, and he lived a life embodying the teachings of the Quran. We love the Prophet (peace be upon him) and try to follow his example and teachings.

Islam is based on 5 pillars

  1. To testify that there is no God except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (you must do this to become a Muslim, see below!)
  2. To pray the 5 daily prayers
  3. To give a compulsory Annual charity called the Zakah of 2.5% of your annual wealth
  4. To go to pilgrimage at least once in your lifetime called the Hajj
  5. To fast in the month of Ramadan

To convert to Islam, you simply have to say the following words with understanding its meaning in Arabic:

Are you ready?

Say:

I testify that THERE IS NO GOD EXCEPT ALLAH and that MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH

Now say the Arabic:

I testify that

LA

ILAH

ILLALLAH

MUHAMMAD

RASOOL ULLAH

Click to hear it here this http://www.islamreligion.com/testimony.mp3

And by Allah's Mercy you are now a Muslim and out sister in faith, with your sins forgiven. Congratulations and welcome to Islam.

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