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Hello! My name is Travonn and I was curious about the shahada. Do you HAVE to have two witnesses or can it be done alone? And also when you pray, does it have to be in Arabic or can you pray in English. I've been hearing different answers....

Imam Ali Omar
May 22, 2017 - 14:58

As Salaam Alaykum, The moment you have it in your mind that you want to accept Islam, you have already become a Muslim by heart and what remains only for you to formalise your faith. You must remember that every human being is born a Muslim. It is the parents that take their children to different directions making people become unbelievers. That is why when people accept Islam, we do not refer to them as converts. Rather, we call them reverts because they have only revert to their original faith. Therefore, when you are ready go to any Muslim brother or sister as the case may be and announce your shahaadah to him/her. Please don't wait for anyone to complete this task. A matter of this type is time sensitive as you do not know what can happen in the near future. Congratulations and welcome to the great faith of Islam. May Allan strengthen your heart and increase you in faith and knowledge. Ua alaekum as salam rahmatullahi wa baraaatuh.

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