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Being a real Muslim is an excellent choice. Islam is all about believing that there is only one God, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. Welcome to the Straight Path.
Step 1  
1): Have agood mindset of Islam. Rest assured that the path to Islam is indeed very simple. Understand that in Islam one doesn't convert rather one reverts back to an "original" way of being human. In Islamicunderstanding every child is born innocent and stays so until puberty, thus all children that die young are taken directly to heaven. So when one "converts" to Islam he/she is actually reverting totheir own original nature: Are you willing to commit yourself to Islam? You need to know that there is only one God and Mohammad (Peace be upon hime) prophet and also that all prophets including Muhammadwere directed by that one God.
Step 2  
2): Testify your faith by reciting: Ash-hadu alla ilaha illallah-wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasulullah
"I bear witness that there is no Godexcept Allah and Muhammad (SAW) is his messenger".
Step 3  
3): Purify yourself. Immediately upon becoming a Muslim, you should take a bath or shower, to purify yourself. This is both a symbolic act ofwashing away the past and being purified, of emerging from darkness to light, created afresh and also signifies the importance of purity in Islam.
Step 4  
4): Know the truth of Islam. You canlearn a lot from translations of the Qur'an. Some of these translations may be harder to understand than others, however Abdullah Yusuf Ali and Pickthall are the two most common. However, it's muchbetter to seek guidance from learned people if you can rather than simply relying on reading the Qur'an yourself. Your local mosque will likely have people who will be more than willing to guide and assistyou in learning more about Islam and many have "New Muslim" study circles which are often a good place to start. Be careful, but relaxed, about finding someone who you feel comfortable with and who...
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