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.
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:
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
To convert to Islam, you simply have to say the following words with understanding its meaning in Arabic:
Are you ready?
I testify that THERE IS NO GOD EXCEPT ALLAH and that MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH
Now say the Arabic:
I testify that
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.