Greetings dear friends,
Peace be upon you all. I am a mixed race woman with 25% Muslim heritage on my mother's side, but I was never taught Islam and am disappointed for that. I love Islam and would love to revert to the religion and learn. Would anybody be willing to help me learn the language and the way of Islam? I would be most grateful for your friendship and compassion.
May you have a pleasant day!
First, I'd like to appologise about the late reply! It should've been done earlier.
Second, I'd love to welcome you in the the path to Allah, and the religion of Tawheed.
Tawheed in arabic is Oneness in English. This basically means having a firm creed that Allah is one in Lordship, Warship, and one in his Attributes and qualities.
1. Tawheed ar-Rububiyyah – Oneness of the Lordship of Allaah: To believe there is only one Lord for all that exists and He is the Creator, Organiser, Planner, Sustainer & Giver of security, and that is Allah.
2. Tawheed al-Uluhiyyah – Oneness of the Worship of Allaah: To believe that none has the right to be worshipped in truth (e.g. praying, invoking, asking for help (from the unseen), swearing, slaughtering sacrifices, giving charity, fasting, pilgrimage etc) except Allaah alone.
3. Tawheed al-Asmaa was-Sifaat – Oneness of the Names & Qualities/Attributes of Allaah: To believe that: We must not name or qualify Allaah except with that He or His Messenger has named or Qualified Allaah. None can be named or qualified with the Names or Attributes of Allaah, e.g. The Most-High. We must believe in all the Qualities of Allaah which Allaah has stated in His Book (Qur’an) or mentioned through the Messenger without changing their meanings, or ignoring them completely, or twisting the meanings, or giving resemblance to any of the created things.
If you believe this then it's time for you to take Shihada (Testify that there is nothing worthy of warship but Allah, and that Muhammad -Peace be upon him- is the messenger of Allah).
Read the following sentence with the intention of going into islam, and you are ready:
Ash-hadu alla ilaha illa Allah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammad rasoolo Allah =)
There is a very useful book, yet a small one, with VERY very useful guidelines on Tawheed and Muslim creed called: EXPLAINING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FAITH. Author: Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen.
I am so willing to guide you all the way, and throught rightous sources -insha' Allah-
Jazaki Allah khaira (may Allah award you great deeds)