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In the name of Allah (God), Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Every Muslim is required to believe in 6 'Articles of Faith'

Carefully read each of the statements below. Ask yourself the question, do you believe they are true or false, do you agree or disagree with what you just read?

One God
There is one, unseen God. 1 of 6

He has no partner, mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter. None is equal to Him. He is the Creator, Lord, Sustainer, and Master of all. And nothing has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He is the true God, and every other god is false.

Say, “He is God, the One. God, the Absolute. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none comparable to Him.” - Quran : 112

Jews believe that there is a single God who not only created the universe, but with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship.
The predominant Christian belief is that God is part of a Trinity 3-in-1; and Jesus is God-incarnate.
Do you agree with the 'One God' statement?
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All Prophets were special people chosen by God. 2 of 6

Prophets were assigned a simple mission; to deliver a 'Monotheist' message to mankind (i.e. call people to the worship of one God). All prophets were mortals and human beings who had none of the divine qualities of God. A few prophets received Scripture, and a few performed miracles.

Well-known prophets include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Isaac, Jacob, David, Jesus and Muhammad.

Jews do not accept Jesus as the Messiah as (according to them) he did not fulfill the messianic prophecies; and he did not embody the personal qualifications of the Messiah.
Christians lack belief in the ongoing era of prophets. Christians believe Jesus represents the last covenenant between humanity and the Father. They reject the prophet Muhammad.
Do you agree with the 'Prophets' statement?
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God revealed many Scriptures to His Prophets. 3 of 6

Scripture serves as evidence for mankind and a guidance for them. Only select prophets received scripture.

  • David received the Psalms
  • Moses the Torah
  • Jesus the Gospels
  • Muhammad the Quran

Jews only believe in the written Torah (first 5 books of the Old Testament Bible) and Oral Torah (teachings now contained in the Talmud and other writings). They do not believe the New Testament or the Quran as scripture.


Christians believe in the Bible (New Testament) and the Bible (Old Testament). They do not believe the Quran is scripture.

Do you agree with the 'Scriptures' statement?
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Angels are a creation of God. 4 of 6

They are unseen 'Gods workers', honored spiritual and splendid beings that require no food, drink or sleep. They have no physical desires or material needs. Angels do not have free-will. They can only obey God and do not have the ability to disobey Him.

Among the angels is Gabriel, who was tasked with conveying the scripture to the prophets.


Jews believe in Angels as functionaries who carry out God's will


Christians believe Angels were created by God and are spiritual beings who serve God

Do you agree with the 'Angels' statement?
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Judgement Day
One day, the world will come to an end. 5 of 6

All men and women that ever lived will be resurrected from the state of death and stand before God to account for their life, beliefs and deeds. Heaven or Hell will be the final destination.


Jews believe in a Day of Judgement when the dead will be resurrected and divided into three groups: the wicked, the righteous and those who fall in between


Christians believe the Day of Judgement is reserved for the judgment of Christians only. Born again believers in Jesus will give an account of their lives to Christ

Do you agree with the 'Judgement Day' statement?
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God is wise, just and loving. 6 of 6

Whatever He does is good, although we often fail to understand this. Pre-destination requires us to understand God's knowledge is beyond limits. Humans have free-will and can think, plan and make choices; however God is fully aware of the decisions we will make.

  • God knows everything. He knows what has happened and what will happen
  • God 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
  • God is the Creator of everything
Jews profess the principle of Free Will. It teaches that eternal life and reprobation are dependent solely upon man's good or evil actions

Christians believe the destiny of man is pre-determined by God

Do you agree with the 'Destiny' statement?
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Do You Agree?
Yes, I agree with all of the above SIX statements
  1. You are NOT a Jew, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Atheist, Agnostic etc.
  2. You are a Muslim
  3. You should convert to Islam immediately
No, I disagree with some statements
You have two options:
  1. Seek clarification. Did you fully understand what you read?
  2. Reject Islam and continue living life as you please
Convert to Islam in 60 Seconds
  1. You must AGREE with all of the above 6 Statements.
  2. In your heart, make the INTENTION to accept Islam.
  3. Slowly read the TWO English Sentences (Shahadah and Translation) displayed on the right.
  4. Have a shower or bath to purify yourself (optional).
You are now a Muslim. Praise God

Your Journey starts today. There will be many high and low points along the way. It is important to be patient and try your best in every matter. Often, your 'best' will fall short and thats OK - remember you're a human being, not an Angel

You are guaranteed Paradise/Heaven Praise God

If you die believing in the above SIX Articles of Faith, and try to fulfil your religious obligations whilst on Earth (i.e. prayers, fasting, charity etc.)

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If someone advices you to delay your conversion to Islam. This is also incorrect. If you believe Islam is the truth then you should not delay your conversion to Islam. You should convert immediately because we are given a certain lifespan. Since we do not know when we are going to die. Not even a minute should be lost as your time to leave this life may be up the next minute.
Some one may say to you that you must remove all tattoos to be a Muslim. This is also incorrect. Tattoos are not allowed in Islam but they DO NOT prevent a person becoming Muslim. You should become Muslims and latter you can have the tattoos removed if you can afford it. If you can not afford it then do not worry there is no sin on you for what you did before becoming Muslim. You are still a Muslim.

No matter what sins you have committed or how wild your past was. You can still become a Muslim. Islam erases all sins committed prior to becoming a Muslim. Prophet (may the peace and blessings and mercy of Allah be upon him) said, Islam annuls what came before it. (narrated by Muslim in his Sahih, no. 121). As soon as you become a Muslim all your previous sins are forgiven and you start a blank state Or a complete clean record.

Muslim (121) narrated that Amr ibn al-Aas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When Allah put Islam in my heart, I came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said: Give me your right hand so that I may swear allegiance to you. He held out his hand and I withdrew my hand. He said, What is the matter, Oh Amr? I said, I want to stipulate a condition. He said, What do you want to stipulate? I said, That I will be forgiven. He said, Do you not know that Islam destroys that which came before it?

If you are a child you do not need your parent's permission to become a Muslim. If you fear they may harm, you can become Muslim in secret and tell them when you are ready.

Another common question is that there are no Muslims in the city. This too is not an obstacle in you becoming a Muslim. You do not have to go to a Masjid (Mosque) or Islamic center or know any Muslims in order to be a Muslim. You can say the declaration of faith (called the Shahadah) to yourself and from then onwards you are a Muslim.

Some people have a wrong notion that entering into the Islamic fold requires an announcement from the concerned person in the presence of high ranking scholars or shaikhs or reporting this act to courts of justice or other authorities. It is also thought that the act of accepting Islam, should, as a condition, have a certificate issued by the authorities, as evidence to that effect.

We wish to clarify that the whole matter is very easy and that none of these conditions or obligations are required. For Allah, Almighty, is above all comprehension and knows well the secrets of all hearts. Nevertheless, those who are going to adopt Islam as their religion are advised to register themselves as Muslims with the concerned governmental agency, as this procedure may facilitate for them many matters including the possibility of performing Hajj (Pilgrimage) and Umrah.

If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion ordained by Allah for all human-beings, then, one should pronounce the "Shahada", the testimony of faith, without further delay.

Mohammad, the Prophet of Allah (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), said: "The superstructure of Islam is raised on five (pillars): testifying that there is no God (none truly to be worshipped) but Allah, and that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah, performing the prayer, paying the Zakah (poor-due), fasting the month of Ramadan, and performing Hajj".

To become Muslim, you have to pronounce the Testimony of Faith 'Shahada', with sincere faith.

If you accept this, the only thing that remains for you to become Muslim, is to say the Shahada, while believing in it with your heart word for word as follows:
The implication of the Shahada is that you believe that there is only one God, Allah, Who alone deserves to be worshipped. It also implies that you believe in Muhammad, peace be upon him, as the Messenger of God, and you believe in his message. It also means that you believe in all of God's Prophets, including Jesus, peace be upon him, who is a Messenger of God and NOT divine or son of God.


You may listen to the pronunciation by clicking here

English translation is: "I bear witness that there is no deity worthy to be worshipped but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger."

However, it would not be sufficient for anyone to only utter this testimony oraly either in private or in public; but rather, he should believe in it by heart with a firm conviction and unshakeable faith. If one is truly sincere and complies with the teachings of Islam in all his life, he will find himself a new born person.

He/She should know the real concept underlying this testimony, which means accepting the Oneness of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as the last of the Prophets, and meeting its requirements. He/she must behave accordingly applying this true faith to everything he/she says or does. What do the words of "Shahada" signify.

The significant point which every Muslim must know is the truth that there is no God to be worshipped other than Allah, (Glory be to Him). He is the only true God, Who Alone deserves to be worshipped, since He is the Giver of life and Sustainer and Nourisher of mankind and all creation with His unlimited bounties. Man must worship Allah, Who Alone is worthy of worship.

The second part of the Shahada (i.e., Wa ash-hadu anna Mohammadan rasul-Allah) means that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is the servant and chosen messenger of Allah. No one must have two opinions about this matter. In fact the Muslim has to obey the commands of the Prophet (PBUH), to believe him in what he has said, to practice his teachings, to avoid what he has forbidden, and to worship Allah alone according to the message revealed to him, for all the teachings of the Prophet were in fact revelations and inspirations conveyed to him by Allah.

Of course faith is not only words but is complemented with action, so upon reciting the Shahada one should begin to learn and uphold his/her duties as a Muslim. The main pillars of Islam as you know are:

  1. The Five Daily Prayers
  2. Annual charity to the poor and needy
  3. Fasting the month of Ramadan
  4. Pilgrimage to Mecca (once in a life time for those who are able)

The next step now after the Shahada is to take a complete shower (bath) with the intention of purifying yourself to be ready for prayers. Click here to read Benefits Of Becoming A Muslim

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