I intend to accept Islam. Please advise how should I proceed about it.
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I intend to accept Islam. Please advise how should I proceed about it. Is there any formal procedure involved or just the declaration of faith "La Ilaha ........Muhammadur......" enough. Please advise.
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Formal procedure to enter islam
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
To enter and accept Islam as ones way of life is a condition of ones heart, and a covenant between an individual and The Lord Most High. The only thing one needs to do if one wishes to officially enter the fold of Islam is to declare the declaration of faith, and one will be deemed a legal muslim in the Sight of Shariah Law and the believers.
Other than the declaration of faith, there is no formal or other procedure to officially enter the fold of Islam and be recognized as a muslim.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,