Anyone who bears witness to the oneness of God and the final prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) is a Muslim. In order to be considered part of the community of believers (the ummah), one must publicly testify to this belief. The process for converting is not a sacrament, but simply a public witnessing, in which one states in front of other Muslims that "I bear witness that there is no god but God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God." The public witnessing is then followed by a warm welcome into the community, and the beginning of a journey.

Note: the choice to convert to Islam belongs to the individual person; God says: "There is [or shall be] no compulsion in religion" (Qur'an 2:256). 

If you would like to convert to Islam, you can reach out to any mosque or institution and ask the imam about how best to do so. 

To learn more about Islam, please visit our page of resources for new and newly committed Muslims.