12:48 - September 30, 2019
News ID: 3469541
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Filipino woman Leotsa Gonzales recently pronounced the Shahaadatayn (declaration of faith) at the Iranian Cultural Center in Manila and became a Muslim.


She had talked to Tandis Taqavi, the teacher of the Dar-ol-Quran of the center about her decision to accept Islam as her religion.

She told her that she has studies about Islam and wished to become a Muslim.

The woman pronounced the Shahadatayn in a ceremony held at the center and attended by the Iranian cultural attaché, members of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) Association of Manila, Iranians residing in the region and students of the Dar-ol-Quran.

Leosta Gonzales who adopted the name Maryam was gifted a copy of the Holy Quran and Nahjul Balagha.

To become a Muslim one must pronounce the Shahaadatayn (Declaration of Faith) with sincerity and conviction.

The Shahadatayn is the following:

"Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illaallaah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan-ar-rasool ullaah" (I bear witness that there is no God worthy to be worshiped but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad (PBUH) is the Messenger of Allah.)

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