How To Convert To Islam

The word 'Muslim' literally means a person who submits to the will of God, regardless of their background.

Converting to Islam is a very easy process and can be done online in privacy, or you can also do it in the presence of other Muslims. If you have a real desire to be a Muslim and believe that Islam is the true religion of God, then, all you need to do is say the "Shahada" (Declaration of Faith). The "Shahada" is the 1st of the five pillars of Islam.

As soon as you say the Shahada and believe in it sincerely, you immediately enter the fold of Islam and have become a Muslim!

As soon as you convert to Islam for the sake of God, Allah forgives ALL of your previous sins and you begin a new life with a clean slate, as if you had been reborn!

As soon as you accept Islam, it is an automatic repentance from your previous beliefs and ways. Your record is now clean and you should try to keep your record clean as much as possible.

The Declaration of Faith (Shahada)

To convert to Islam and become a Muslim, all you need to do is say the below testimony with conviction and understanding its meaning:

"Ash Shadoo an La ilaha illa Allah, Wa Ash Shadoo ana Muhammadan rasoolu Allah."

The translation of which is:

"I bear witness that there is no true god except God (Allah), and I bear witness that Muhammad is the (Final) Messenger of God."

As soon as you pronounce the above testimony with conviction, you have become a Muslim! You can do it alone, or you can do it with an adviser, ie another Muslim so they can help you.

Welcome to Islam and congratulations on your decision!

The first few days can be a little overwhelming so the first resource that we would like to give you is a website called New Muslim Academy. This website is dedicated to new Muslims and helps to guide you step by step to make the whole experience easy for you. Just watch the video below for Andrew's story and how much it has helped him.

Why Convert to Islam?

At the time when you pronounce your declaration of faith, you will feel an overwhelming feeling! This feeling is thousands of angels of the highest ranks descending from the heavens to witness you saying it and they bring with them, mercy from your Lord. Watch the video below titled 'Muslim Heart Softness Test' to see the affect of that very moment!

Allah is making a deal with you and Allah never fails in keeping His end of the deal. Allah says that the second you pronounce (say) your declaration of faith, He wipes away ALL of the sins that you have ever committed in your life no matter how great or small the sin was so that you start your life from that moment, reborn and without sin.

Isn't that an excellent deal?

Well, Allah makes an even better deal than that. Not only will He wipe away ALL of your sins but He will transform all of those sins into rewards and give them back to you, so not only do you start your life from that moment without sin but also, you will be wayyy in front with all of those rewards and will be the envy of every Muslim out there because we all still have sins.

It is up to you to keep away from sin so that you can retain your high status in Islam.

Do you want to know what the last person to get into paradise gets?

The last person into paradise is a person that hasn't done any good deeds in his life but he believes in the declaration of faith ie "Ash Shadoo an La ilaha illa Allah, Wa Ash Shadoo ana Muhammadan rasoolu Allah".... If I told you that you would get a whole country to yourself, for you to keep, would that make you happy? What about the whole Earth? Well, the last person to get into paradise will get 10 times this Earth and everything in it in size!!!

Can you imagine owning real estate that is 10 times the size of this Earth?

Well, that's the LAST person on level 1 and there are 99 levels in paradise. Level 1 compared to level 2 is like the size of a ring that you wear on your finger compared to the entire desert. So your ring is level 1 and the desert is level 2.

Level 2 is a ring in level 3's desert and so on all the way up to level 99.

So if level 1 will get 10 times this Earth, what will level 2 get?

It is up to us to try and achieve the highest level in Paradise and that should always be your goal ie by doing good deeds.

The ones who are most deserving of your good deeds are your parents and helping your parents will earn you the highest rewards so serve them well.

We only get 1 chance at life so use it wisely because we do not know when it will be our turn to die and once we die, that's it, we will NOT be coming back to try again. what's done is done.

If you do happen to fall into sin in the future, always turn to Allah in repentance ie Always ask Allah to forgive you.

Allah said that if the son of Adam (ie all human beings) came to Me with sins mounting to the sky, without associating any partners with Me and they asked me to forgive them, I would forgive them.

So be sure to always turn to Allah for in repentance.

Remember, don't try to do everything at once because it will be overwhelming for you. Take everything in baby steps ie 1 thing at a time.

The first baby step was your declaration of faith. The next baby step is learning how to pray.

Be sure to visit New Muslim Academy to begin your baby steps.



Yes! Converting to Islam is Easy. Simply Accepting the Testimony of Faith also known as the declaration of faith, is all it takes for a person to enter the fold of Islam.

The act of conversion is the same for each convert - it is to internalise and accept belief in the two phrases of the testimony of faith: "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah".

Both terms are commonly used to describe those who embrace Islam as adults after having been raised in or practicing a different faith system. Revert implies that you have returned to a previous state of submission.

A live one-on-one chat service such as our chat service below is one of the easiest ways to convert to Islam online and have all of your questions answered by one of our chat specialists in real time.

Having Muslim witnesses is not required for your conversion although many converts prefer to have them for support. Allah is your ultimate witness and He sends down thousands of angels of the highest ranks to witness your declaration of faith.

You do not need to change your name unless your name contradicts the teachings of Islam such as ‘Christian’ or is one of the attributes of Allah which are reserved only for Allah or has a bad meaning.

Approximately 30,000 from the United States, 5000 from the united Kingdom, 7000 from France, 4000 from Germany, 5000 from Russia, 4000 from Spain and many, many more from other countries convert to Islam each and every year.

As for the one who repents from evil (converting to Islam is the ultimate repentance), believe, and do good deeds, they are the ones whose evil deeds Allah will change into good deeds. For Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful (25:70).

In relation to percentage of growth and worldwide spread, the fastest growing major religion in the world is Islam. According to the Pew Research Centre, by 2050, the Muslim population is expected to grow at a faster rate than Christianity.

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Stories of Converts to Islam


I converted to Islam 3 months ago. It was a long process. I was raised Christian and had to learn a bit about the religion but my best teacher was my wife and her family. What was most challenging for me was converting to Islam and getting myself to a point where I was confident enough in the relationship to bring this to my parents but they took the news well because they love my wife. This year is my first Ramadan as a Muslim and at first, it was a little difficult trying to get used to it but as the days go by, it has been getting easier and easier. I also have a ten year old son from my previous marriage and we have told him that he has to choice whether or not to embrace Islam whenever he is ready.



My Name is Aisha, I am 30 years old and am from Siberia Russia. I was born into a Christian family but my family was not very religious so I was only Christian by name you could say. At that time, I didn’t know anything about Islam because there aren’t many Muslims in that part of the country and I did not have any Muslim friends or family. It was only when I came to Dubai that I came to know about Islam. The thing which attracted me to Islam was the attitude of Muslims and their understanding of the purpose of life and how they treat their families. Converting to Islam wasn’t something that happened very fast for me. It actually took around two and a half years. The only reason why it took so long is that I didn’t have any close Muslim friends, especially back home to help me but I did eventually convert and am so happy that I did.



My name is Slava and I am from south west Russia. I was Christened as a Russian orthodox. I went to church maybe once or twice in my life. The first time I went to church was when I was Christened and the second time, I can’t even remember why I went there. By the time I reached the UK, I was a Protestant Christian by then. I was on the Church services comity at school and singing in the choir. The thing that attracted me the most to Islam and I repeat this time and time again because everyone asks me is, that it just makes sense not only overall but at that specific time, it just made perfect sense to me.



My name is Zahira and I am 52 years old and I have been Muslim for around 20 years. I am British and was born in England. My mother and father weren’t practicing Christianity at all. They didn’t call themselves Christians and didn’t go to church or anything else Christian related at all. I took myself to Church for the Choir because I like singing. I attended for around 3-4 years but I really didn’t believe at this point. I used to bike ride a lot and started to take notice of creation such as the trees, the birds etc and began to fall in love with creation and understood that there must be a Creator, that there must be a God who made all of this. I began to research religion starting with Mormonism, Jehovah Witness Christianity but I didn’t feel comfortable with any of them until I came across Islam. It was like a clear window had been opened for me. Nothing was confusing for me about Islam. It was One God and everything else is His creation. This is what I had been searching for. I spoke to a couple in London who ended up giving me my shahada. I cried like a baby when I was taking my shahada due to the overwhelming feeling that I was finally with God.



My name is Ashwin. I am from India and am 32 years old. I was born as a Hindu in a Hindu family who were traditional Hindus. The thing that attracted me to Islam is the simply fact that they worship none other than the one single God. For me, Islam is very simple and very simple and straightforward to understand. My friend is Muslim but he wasn’t practicing at the time but then he began practicing and immediately began staying away from the things we used to do. I asked him why he was doing this and he began to explain that it was against his religion and began to explain the religion to me clearly and this is when I become Muslim by heart. Slowly I started to implement Islam in my life and began to pray. I was now a practicing Muslim and have never looked back.



If someone told me a few years back I would convert to Islam and become a Muslim, I would laugh and walk away. Never in a million years did I expect to be on this path. I was raised as an atheist and in a society skeptical and intolerant of religion. In 2014, I went to Saudi Arabia on a working contract as a nurse. I literally had no idea about Islam and had no intention of learning about Islam. To be honest, I just want to work, earn money and travel the world. I had the typical way of thinking when it came to Muslims thinking the women were oppressed by their fathers or husbands. I was brought up as an Atheist and was led to believe that religion was the cause of the problems in the world and that religion was created by men to control the masses. After a year of living in Saudi Arabia, I started to notice people around me encouraging me to learn about Islam. They would make comments like, ‘you have a white heart, you would make such a good Muslim’. Slowly, I started to become more interested in Islam. I would hear the Quran being played and hear the call to prayer 5 times a day. I would see the Ka’ba on TV and people circulating it and it would captivate me. The more I learnt about the religion the more I fell in love with it. It was answering all the questions about life and everything was becoming crystal clear. I could no longer deny that it was the truth. I was put in contact with a Sheikh and was about to take my shahada but I was hesitant so I called my parents to advise them that I was thinking about converting to Islam and they both went into panic mode begging me not to do it and to return home. Shortly after, I was terminated from my employment and sent back home but I knew this was Allah’s Will. I continued to study the Quran and finally built up the courage to convert. I travelled 2 hours because I wanted my only Muslim friend to be present. As I said my shahada, all of my nervousness went away and a wash of warmth came over my heart. I felt so lite, like all of the burdens had been removed from my shoulders. That day, I could not wipe the smile from my face.


...The only religion in the sight of God is Islam..."

Qur'an Surat al-Imran 3:19