Here is how to say the shahada (the Islamic Declaration of Faith), which must be said in Arabic to become a Muslim. I have tried to write it phonetically so that a person who cannot speak Arabic will be able to pronounce each syllable easily. (You will not become a Muslim right now if you just read these words casually, without believing that you are making a formal religious declaration to Almighty God).

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(Approximate transliteration of shahada from Arabic):

“Ash-ha-du  al-laa  i-laa-ha  il-lal-lah,  wa  ash-ha-du  an-na  Mu-ham-ma-dar  Ra-suu-lul-laah.”

And this is the translation: “I bear witness that there is no God except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”

It is that simple to become a Muslim. You only have to say those two sentences in Arabic as a Declaration of Faith, and then God will count you as a Muslim.