Praise be to Allaah.
Any human being can embrace Islam. You do not need
anyone’s permission. You simply say and believe that there is No God except Allah and
that Mohammad is his Messenger. Once you say this sentence, you automatically become
Muslim. From there, you start carrying on with the duties of Islam. You must do what Allah
and His messenger tell you to, and stay away from what they tell you to. Islam does not
tell you to do anything unless it is good for you. It also does not tell you to stay away
from anything unless it is bad for you. You will notice the change in the way you look at
things, the minute you become a Muslim. You will feel more relieved and secure only to
think that you are fulfilling the orders of Allah. Doing this, you will clearly see the
benefits of it for yourself and for mankind. You can embrace Islam in any Islamic center.
This is only a formality. Once you say and believe in the Oneness of Allah and in the
message of his Prophet Mohammad, then you are a Muslim.
To become a Muslim, simply say the following words:
Ash hadu alla ilaha illa Allah, wa ash hadu anna Mohammadan
abduhu wa rasuluhu.
This means I testify and witness that there is no god worthy of being
worshipped other than Allah and that Mohammad is his Messenger. You must say it and
believe in it.