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Supposed follower of Islam.

What are the requirements of a Non-Muslim who wishes to convert?

Every person is born a Muslim because we are all created by God. Therefore, a preferred term would be reversion rather than conversion. A non-Muslim becomes a Muslim when he believes in his heart : "There is no God but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger" Hence, belief in the Unity and Oneness of God and that Muhammad is his Messenger makes one a Muslim at heart.

Recommended steps:

  • Officially convert by pronouncing the shahadah (pledge of conviction of faith) in Arabic thus: "Ash HaduAllaa Ilaaha Il-lallaah Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadar Rasullulah" which means "I bear Witness that there is no deity but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad if His Messenger". The pledge is to be taken in front of at least two adult Muslim witnesses (who may or may not be armed).
  • It is recommended that he/she take a Muslim name... (Mohammed is a good name).
  • It is recommended that he/she take up a basic course on Islam (if he/she hasn't already done so because they ask questions about the Koran, and will take a major huffy if you get any wrong)
  • Keep the company of other Muslims (otherwise they'll assume you are a Special Branch plant)

At this point the gun will be removed from your ear or knife from your throat and everyone will celebrate.

See Muslims

Not to be confused with Muslin which is a closely-woven unbleached or white cloth, produced from cotton yarn. Often used to make dresses or curtains. Muslin breathes well and is therefore a good choice of material for clothing meant for hot, dry climates so I suppose you could find a muslim in muslin.