Originally Posted by manwithnogun
If thats the case... then you are indeed guided.
in the meantime.... I will give you a virtual Shahada...
I can't say this is permissible since I have no authority.
If you know how to make wudu (ablution)... then do one first or if not, then take a quick shower first.
Get dressed like you are going for an appointment... well, in this case you are actually having a meeting with a company of angels who will witness your first meeting with Allah.
When your done... do the following:
1. place your right hand on your Chest and say these words (don't whisper it):
"ASHADU ALLAH ILLAHA ILLALAH HWADAHU LA SHAREEKA LAH,, WA 'ASHADU ANLA MUHAMMADAN ABDUHO WARASOOLUH.....
ALLAHUMAJ'ALNEE MINAT TAWABEEN WAJ'ALNEE MINAL MUTATAHIREEN"
(I bear witness that there is no other god worthy of praise and worship other than Allah and He has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is his Slave and Messenger.....
O Allah, make me one of those who always repent and to be one the pious)
If this virtual Shahadah is permissible and or is acceptable... then you are already officially a Muslim... Brother.
However, there is no rule against making more than 1 Shahadah until you get a more formal one which is during a Friday Jummah. This takes place in the mosque during midday during the Friday Congregation.
Bear in mind, Allah is witness in all we do. I believe for the meantime, if you do this the earlier... the better for you.
Give thanks to Allah! and Welcome back home brother.
I suggest you finish reading the Qur'an first before you read any other islamic material. It's like you have to watch the full length movie first... because watching the trailers or film reviews will only disrupt the flow of the really good story. One good English Qur'an is the one published by SAHEEH INTERNATIONAL.