Islam Embracing Service
Often, the Masjid receives enquiries from Individuals requesting to accept the Declaration of Faith (Shahādah). The procedure towards becoming a Muslim is actually very simple. All one has to do is to pronounce the Declaration of Islamic Faith (The Shahādah). This, however, must be done with conviction of belief for it to be a valid acceptance of the faith and lifestyle that is Islam. The Shahādah is the first and most important of the five pillars of Islam
Masjid Al-Rawdha provides this conversion (Revertion) service and it is usually carried out by an Imaam who speaks with the individual(s) before assisting them in the Arabic transliteration of the Shahādah, which they then follow with the English translation and a description of the main articles of faith.
After declaring the Shahādah, the person is considered to be a Muslim. Literature and advice are made available to the new Muslim and a service teaching them how to perform the prayers correctly is also available upon request. Many return to learn more and get some of their questions answered or enrol themselves into one of the study courses available at the Masjid afterwards.
Anyone wishing to accept Islam or just wishing to learn more may visit the mosque in person during the week and speak to the Imaam or one of the personnel to get advice. Please click here for details and directions to the mosque.
Islam is a way of life and declaring the Shahādah is only the first step towards becoming a good Muslim and it is normal for a new Muslim to have a lot of questions even after taking the Shahādah. The Masjid has identified a need to establish a support group consisting of learned individuals and previous reverts, who like yourself have gone through a similar process to the one that you may be going through right now. You can meet regularly with them and get advice & guidance pertaining to your particular problems to help you through your journey towards becoming a good Muslim insha Allah.
There is no fixed schedule of this is and it can be arranged when required. If you require support or need to talk to someone don’t hesitate to contact the Masjid. You can also take advantage of the website and explore some of the free resources we have made available for download or learn the meaning of some of the essential Islamic terms you often hear being uttered by Muslims in this Glossary of Islamic Terms. We also have a growing number of Islamic lectures being recorded and posted on our YouTube channel that you can watch.
What Does The Shahadah Really Mean?
That’s a good question and to explain this in a simple way, I will refer you to the short video clip below by Sheikh Yusuf Estes. Please watch it to understand the real meaning of the Arabic word and its significance.
If you have any questions about embracing Islam or wish to make an enquiry, please use the form below to submit your enquiry and we will assist you in anyway that we can.