In this lesson we discuss the proper creed, and clarify the misconception regarding the New Age community’s pantheist doctrine (that is, the erroneous belief that the Creator is the creations). The proper belief is that the creations are INDICATIONS of the Creator’s Existence. The Creator is Greater than the creations. The Creator ABSOLUTELY does not need or resemble the creations. The Creator, Allah, exists without time or place–and whatever we imagine, Allah is categorically different from that.
One becomes a Muslim simply by saying and believing in the Declaration of Faith:
“Nothing is worthy of worship except Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”
A person does not need to go to the mosque, or have witnesses, or take a ritual bath beforehand. It is enough to say the Declaration of Faith with the desire to become Muslim.