How to Accept Islam

Islam is not terrorism and killing innocent people. It's the other way around - it's all about peace, love, caring & harmony. Islam is a complete way of Life. Most people misunderstand this religion. Today Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. The Word "Islam" is derived from Arabic word meaning 'submission'. Want to know more about Islam? Well what are you waiting for just read what's written below!

The word Islam is from the Arabic consonants Seen Lam and Meem ), so as you can notice if you will put the vowel zere (a)to the between of S, L and M you will see the word salam which means "peace" or "save".

So the name Islam is derived from the word peace, it is the peace between the creature and their creator. We can only find peace if we will submit ourselves to the only One God -Allah- the one and only God.

Islam is a religion of Peace and Love so it does not encourage terrorism as Allah said in the Holy Qur'an: “God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers.” (Quran 60:8)

The prophet of Islam, prohibited the muslim soldiers to kill the elderly, the woman, the innocent children, the clergy men and other innocent individuals. And destroying building or any facilities.

Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1744, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #3015. Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1731, and Al-Tirmizi, #1408.

And those who killed innocent civilians will go to Hell as a punishment to their criminal acts.

“Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years.” (Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #3166, and Ibn Majah, #2686.)

So Allah never let them to do this act of killing civilians.

it is a major sin according to the Prophet Muhammad (saws). Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #6871, and Saheeh Muslim, #88. Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1678, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #6533.

So it is not good that you will call all Muslims as a terrorist or something like this. Do not consider the terrorists as Muslims, because muslims are the people who submit themselves to the will of Allah and spreading peace whenever and wherever they are as the Prophet told us " spread peace". and Islam is a religion of Peace and not of violence.

Islam has been proved as the religion of peace and its people as trustworthy back in the days, when people used to identify Muslims as wearing the religious cap and trusted them if they saw a Muslim man with a beard. In the old days people knew that in Islam Allah has commanded that Muslim live in a certain way and show love to one another regardless of who they are. Unfortunately now Muslims are seen as terrorists and if a man with a beard, wearing a cap walks down the street to offer his prayers at the mosque he will be seen as a terrorist who is about to do something sinister.

In this article, we will discuss to you the True Meaning of Islam and presenting to you who are the true Muslims, our beliefs and practices.

Peace be upon you all.


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    To enter Islam you need to say "Shahadatain:Ash hadu anna la ilaha illa Allah wa anna muhammadan rasulullah," which means: "I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his messenger." In Arabic it looks like this (لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله).
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    Follow the next 5 pillars of Islam, which are:
    • Shahadah: The 1st pillar is Shahadah. Shahadah is to believe that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger.
    • Praying (salah) : Salaah is prayers, that are performed five times a day. Prayers are led by an Imam in the Mosque. Prayers are said at dawn, mid-day, late-afternoon, sunset and nightfall. Each salaah is performed facing towards the kibla (Kaba). Salaah is compulsory on all Muslims. Children should start praying 5 times daily at the age of 10 or 12. Prayers help Muslims communicate and worship Allah. Prayers are said in Arabic and Wudhu is performed before praying to spiritual cleanse and small impurity. In Salah, Muslims follow set movements called rakaahs which include kneeling, bowing down and sitting. The movement must be followed after Imam.
    • Giving charity (zakah) : The 3rd pillar is Zakaat. Zakaat is charity given to the poor and needy. Zakat means "purification." And there two type of Zakat: fitrah (soul) and maal (goods). Each Muslim calculates his or her own zakat individually.
    • Fasting in the month of Ramadan(saum) : The 4th pillar is Saum. Saum is fasting in the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It is an obligatory act for all adults and children from the age of 10.It helps develop self-control and helps us to overcome selfishness, greed and laziness. You open your fast with a date (sunnah). Muslims must abstain from food, drink, and sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk during this month. The fast is meant to remember the needy and seek nearness to Allah.
    • Piligrimage (hajj) : The 5th pillar is Hajj. Hajj is to visit the Ka'ba, in Mecca during the Islamic month of Zul – Hijjah. It is Sunnah for all Muslims who are sane to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime. Everyone wears white unsewn clothes to show we are all equal.
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    Praying: to pray, you must have an intention to perform your obligation ( niya ) then Wudu. To make wudu, you must be clean, make wudu, then say "bismillah" (in the name of Allah), and wash your hands up to your wrists, then wash your mouth (gargle water then spit it out) 3 times, wash your nose 3 times, wash your face 3 times, wash your hands up to your elbows 3 times (first right then left), wipe your head once, wipe your ears once, wash your legs up to the ankle 3 times (first right then left). There are 5 prayers:
    • Fajr before sunrise- you won't get reward for your prayer if not before sunrise.( when there is daylight)
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    • Zuhr- midday (when the sun reaches the middle of the sky )
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    • Asr-in the afternoon (around 3 to 4 o clock)
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    • Maghrib- at sunset
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    • Ishaa- at night ( when the red clouds are gone)
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    There are also different nawafila/sunnah prayers recommended:
    • 2 units before Fajr
    • 4 units before and after Dhur
    • 4 before asr
    • 2 after maghrib
    • 2 after isha
    • Salatul witr composed of 11 units can be offer any time after isha prayer until the time before the Fajr salah.
    • Tahajud or Qiyam al Layl composed of 11 units can offer as the time of the witr but the best time to offer it is during the last part of the night.
    • salatul ishraq can be offer after sunrise.
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    You pray by saying niyyah - intention and proceed through the following steps.
    • NOTE: The intention should not expressed loudly it is an innovation, just say it inside your heart.
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    The niyyah is: I will offer this ___ (the kind of salah) with ___ (number of Rakaat) to seek closeness to Allah.
    • Say allahu akbar (God is the Greatest)
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    • Read surat al-fatihah (a verse in the quran the opening ), and read any other verse from the quran even for one ayat.
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    • Make ruku (bend halfway) and say "subhana rabbiyal adheem" 3 times.
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    • Stand and say "samia allahu liman hamidah rabbana walakal hamd." then bow down and say: subhana rabbiyal aala" 3 times you do it again.
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    • Turn to your right and say "alsalamu alaikum warahmatullah" then to your left likewise. This is called a RAKAA. Every 2 rakaas you have to say tashahhud which is "al tahiyatu lillahi wal salawatu wal tayyibatu alsalamu alaika ayyuhal nabiyyu warahmatu allahi wabarakatuhu."
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    • Lift your right index finger and say "ashadu anna la ilaha illa allah wa anna muhammadan abduhu warasuluh allahumma salli ala muhammadan waala aly muhammad kama sallayta ala ibrahim waala aly ibrahim wabaarik ala muhammadan waala aly muhammad kama baarakta ala ibrahima waala aly ibrahim lil aalamina innaka hameedun majeed." While praying, put your complete focus on your prayer; try not to think of anything else.
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    In Fajr, there are 2 Rakaas. Zuhr, ASR, and Ishaa each has 4. Maghrib has 3.
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    Zakah; zakah is charity every Muslim must pay. For example, if you have at least 85 grams (3 oz) of gold or equivalent value of cash for a year (called Hawl) then you must pay Zakah, which is 2.5% of the total gold or cash (other rates for other commodities like crops, stocks, land, etc). Zakah purifies you from being greedy of the worldly blessing you received, it also purifies the source of your wealth.
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    Fasting: you have top fast on the 9th month of the Islamic calendar which is Ramadan. In Ramadan you fast with every part of your body, e.g, mouth- no swearing, eyes- no seeing bad stuff (including porn), etc. You have to have suhur which is eating before fajr by 1 hour. Imsaak is when you have to stop eating and iftar is when you break your fast at the time of maghrib. You CANNOT eat anything while you're fasting. or have sex with your wife at the midday. The observing of fasting teach you how to be patient, to kill your worldly desires, it let you to suffer the situation of the poor families and the beggars or even homeless in the streets, so that the next you will see them you will look to them with piety and love, why? because now you know how hard is their situations. During the time of fast it is prohibited to speak ill speeches, to insult somebody to look to the unlawful (Haram) things because this thing can reduce your fast's pahala; eating/drinking with conscious will nullify your fast. In short if you will do things these your fasting is useless and will not accept by God. You also need to have a strong and pure intention to do this just for the sake of Allah.
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    Hajj: Hajj is pilgrimage. Go to MECCA CITY in SAUDI ARABIA AND PERFORM hajj and the main part is to stand on mountain Arafat as the prophet Mohammed (pbuh)said al hajj arafa which means hajj is Arafa and Hajj becomes mandatory only and only if a Muslim person have the strength (financial and Mental).Ask a sheikh for more info about hajj. This hajj reminds us about the day of recompense, about the brotherhood and calling us to repent and revert to God.
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    Search for a good well known Sheikh to learn about Islam. There is a lot to learn from Islam. If your intention was to do the good, God will lead you to the light and the right path because in Islam you have to go step by step to be a complete Muslim. Anything good for humanity will be found in Islam; just read well known books or listen to well known Sheikh with a good reputation.
    • Alternatively, you may search the internet for a good Islamic website that teaches Islam.
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    May Allah (swt) bless us with emaan


  • Always read and study the Holy Qur'an and the Ahadith of Rasoolullah (saws)
  • Respect your muslim brother or sister.
  • Be clean to make wudu (the best way of cleaning)

NOTE: "assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu" means "May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you and also His Blessings. And you will just reply to it by saying "Wa 'Alaykum" which means "And also with you."

  • Love his Ahlul Bayt
  • Say "assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu" when you greet someone.
  • Follow the way of the Prophet Muhammad (saws)
  • Study and have a broader study about Islam.
  • Keep your body clean from major impurities (semen...etc you need to perform whole body bath here) and minor impurities (such as urine, dung and touching you private parts directly without a barrier).
  • If someone greets you by the Islamic greeting you must response "wa 'alaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh."


  • If you are asked something in Islam you're not sure of say that you don't know and tell them to ask the sheikh that you know. You may say something wrong and you'll be the one who take the mistakes.
  • Take care because any mistakes done by a new Muslim to other people from another religion will reflect on Islam and people will say "If Muslims are that way then I don't want to be a Muslim." So take care of your actions; Muslims are the face of Islam.
  • In salah you're not allowed to speak other than these words or turn around to any direction other than facing on the ground (bow your neck).
  • It's best for you to salat in mosque instead at home.
  • It is forbidden to eat meat that on which any other name than that of Allah has been invoked (Al Maida: 3) and pork (bacon/swine) or dog, drink or use khamar (drugs, wine or anything that causes drunk), skin contact that is not muhrim and even having sex with someone who you are not married to.
  • There are 3 forbidden times you are not allowed to salah, those are: 1) From dawn until the sun has risen to the height of a spear. 2) When it is directly overhead at noon until it has passed its zenith. 3) When the sun began to set up wholly immersed. Bilal ra said, "It is not shalat was prohibited except when the rising sun. Indeed it rises between the two horns of the devil. "

Other things that you should know

  • Make sure you know what you are doing, meaning that you do what you do by heart.
  • All the rules have been written in the Quran and hadith and cannot be changed.

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