Conversion and the ahl al-dhimma

  title={Conversion and the ahl al-dhimma},
  author={D. Wasserstein},
  • D. Wasserstein
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • The problem The word islām means ‘submission’, ‘submitting’, and conversion to Islam involves nothing more, at base, than submitting oneself to God. It has consequences – legal, fiscal and especially social – in different contexts, but its religious aspect consists of just the formal recognition of the one God and of Muḥammad as His messenger. Reciting the formula lā ilāha illā Allāh, Muḥammad rasūl Allāh is enough. The act of coming to Islam is thus very simple. The worldwide spread of a faith… CONTINUE READING
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