About the Shahada
The process of becoming a Muslim is know as taking the Shahada. Shahada means bearing witness. The steps are very simple and they consist of making two declarations. The first declaration is that you bear witness that there is no God, but God. The second, is bearing witness that Muhammed is God’s messenger.
Taking the Shahada
When taking the Shahada, the Imam will ask you to repeat the declaration in Arabic after him.
Transliteration: Ash-hado anla ilaha illa-allah, Wa Ash-hado ana Muhammadun rasul-Allah
Translation: There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.
Arranging the Shahada Service
Masjid Al-Fatiha provides shahada (bearing witness) service to anyone interested in converting to Islam. Although the shahada can be taken at anytime by anyone, it is always a joyous occasion to take the shahada after Friday prayer in front of the community so that the community can celebrate with you . However, if you prefer a private service, that can also be arranged.
When you’re ready to take the shahada, please contact Imam Rahmat to make arrangements.