Muslims follow the religion of Islam.
To become a Muslim has no pre-requisites other than one’s commitment to act upon the teachings of Islam.
Islam literally means “peace” and “submission”. Therefore, Muslims are those who endeavor to establish peace in their lives by submitting to the will of God.
Becoming a Muslim is an easy process.
Firstly, one must recite what is called the ‘Shahada’. This is the first and the most important of the five pillars of Islam. The Shahada is a declaration that forms the basis of all action for a Muslim.
This is followed by a bath signifying a new start. The Shahada is in Arabic and translates into “I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His messenger.”
Islam is a religion that recognises that there is foundational truth in all religions. Above all, the teachings of Islam represent the peak of religious evolution.
It repeatedly invites people from all backgrounds and cultures to judge it by its all-encompassing teachings and set out on a spiritual journey under Divine guidance.
So, you can become a Muslim regardless of whether you are a Hindu, Christian, Jew, or belong to any other faith or no faith at all.
A number of Religious Ministers are affiliated with Muslims Down Under. They can help you become a Muslim in Australia. Similarly, they can help you understand Islam and the beliefs of a Muslim. They can also help you in taking the “Shahada” followed by a formal prayer.
Alternatively, you can also write to them directly at the addresses below.
- Ahmad Nadeem, Minister of Religion for the ACT
Ahmadiyya Muslim Prayer Centre, Unit 9/90 Barrier Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609
- Wadood Janud, Minister of Religion for VIC & TAS
Masjid Bait-ul Salam, 6 Leisureland Drive Langwarrin VIC 3910
- Kamran Tahir, Minister of Religion for WA
Masjid Nasir, 239 Barrington Street, Bibra Lake, WA 6163
- Mohammad Atae Rabi Hadi, Minister of Religion for QLD and the NT
Masjid Bait-ul Masroor, 1 Neville Road, Stockleigh QLD 4280
- Imtiaz Ahmad, Minister of Religion for NSW
Masjid Baitul Huda, 20 Hollinsworth Road, Marsden Park, NSW 2765
- Atif Ahmad Zahid, Minister of Religion for SA
Masjid Mahmood, 6-8 Toogood Ave, Beverley SA 5009
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are Muslims who believe in the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be on him) (1835-1908) of Qadian strictly in accordance with the Holy Quran and Hadith. Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founded the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in 1889 as a revival movement within Islam, emphasising its essential teachings of peace, love, justice, and sanctity of life.
Today, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the world’s largest Islamic community under one Khalifa, His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad (may Allah be his Helper) (b. 1950) and spans over 200 nations with membership exceeding tens of millions.