There’s no requirement for someone taking their shahada to have it witnessed by Muslims. If someone wants to accept Islam, but fears for their life or their well-being in doing so, they can keep it private.
A Modest Argument – Muslim convert Nuha Bailey writes, “Thinking About Becoming Muslim?” Read the full post here.
The Shahada is the Islamic declaration of faith. It is the first pillar of Islam. Every believer must pronounce the Shahada at least once in his or her life. When one wishes to embrace Islam, the first thing that he or she has to do is to say the Shahada with a complete understanding of its meaning and wholehearted belief in it.
They have certainly disbelieved who say, “Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary” while the Messiah has said, “O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.They have certainly disbelieved who say, “Allah is the third of three.” And there is no god except one God. And if they do not desist from what they are saying, there will surely afflict the disbelievers among them a painful punishment.
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.
Once you’ve learned how to take shahada, then you can start thinking, “okay, what other things can I work on now to show my devotion to Allah?”
When the hypocrites come to you, [O Muhammad], they say, “We testify that you are the Messenger of Allah .” And Allah knows that you are His Messenger, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars.
The five pillars of Islam are the principal acts of worship towards Allah that Muslims need to perform.
Those whose last words before they die are the Shahada have been guaranteed Jannah. There are seven conditions for the acceptance of the Shahada. One’s declaration of faith has to fulfill all the conditions of the Shahada for it to benefit him or her.
I remember co-workers asked, “do we still call you by Katie?” I assured them all that, yes, I’m still Katie.
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