Step 6

Wash yourself. Immediately upon becoming a Muslim, you should take a shower or bath as a form of purification. This is a symbolic act that signifies the washing away of the past and of emerging from darkness to light.

  • No one’s sins are too grave to prohibit newfound purity. Upon making your Shahada, your past sins are forgiven and you are pure. You symbolically begin a new life centered around striving to improve your spiritual state through good deeds.
  • Males are strongly recommended to submit to circumcision as soon as possible after becoming Muslim. Although this may seem daunting, it is considered important for cleanliness and represents an act of love for Allah, seeking His reward. The local mosque should be able to direct you to a nearby clinic where this procedure is available.