Originally Posted by loveofgod
Greetings my friend,
There is no type of physical baptism in Islam. Faith is established in the heart by affirming with the tongue. A Muslim means to totally submit oneself to ones creator. This submission is due to the fact that he is our creator and master and we are under him and fully reluant upon him. We are nothing without him for he is our sustainer and cherisher. He is our helper and protector. We realise only he knows what is best for us. We are firm no matter what that he does not have any partners nor is he in need of any. He challenges those who make such terribley vile accusations against him saying that he has a son. He tells such people that "If you have proof then bring your evidence", but there is no such evidence because without a doubt God is one without any partners. He is not three in one or one in three. This is the deception of Satan who has caused man to corrupt his words and associate that with God which does not befit his supreme magnificense.
Once one has the full belief in his oneness and his Prophets who came to spead and establish his oneness including Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon him) the last and seal of the Prophets as well as his books, Angels and that he is in full control of destiny in terms of what has hapoened and what is to come, then all this affirmation of faith is summarised and repeated in one statement which after it is repeated means that one has accepted Islam and becomes a Muslim:
Ash hadu Allaah ilaaha ilallahu Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abduhu Warasoolu
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the slave and Messenger of Allah
That is all that is required to accept Islam and become a Muslim. It is good to have a bath so as to physically purify oneself which also helps to internalise the acceptance of the truth and the lifting of the burden of a lifetime of sin as accepting Islam causes the wiping out of every sin like one has become a newborn baby.
So if you believe in the oneness of God and his final Messenger then waste not a second more but repeat the above statement with your tongue and affirm and accept it in your heart lest death overtake a persin as life is most uncertain and death awaits each one of us as we do not know when our fixed and appointed time will come to an end.