Hi a few years ago I took shahada. When u said it I was only sincere about the part 'there is no god but allah' but when I spoke the part about the messenger I wasn't fully sincere as I didn't feel totally convinced. My mum came with me but she wasn't happy with what I was doing so the whole thing felt uncomfortable and at the time I didn't know much about Islam I'd never even opened a Quran and in the end I stopped praying and went back to my old ways I kept saying I'm a Muslim but didn't fully feel like one. I'm now questioning whether I actually converted since only part of it was said sincerely. I'm now taking my time to learn about Islam but the question of whether I really converted keeps nagging at me

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لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

Regardless of whether or not your prior shahada was accepted, if you want to be a Muslim, then say the shahada.

It's normal for Muslims to say the shahada multiple times per day, e.g., when performing wudu (Sunan Ibn Majah) or when saying the tashahhud during prayer.

Whether or not Allah accepted your initial shahada (and you "need" to say it again) is between you and Allah.

(Oh... and welcome to Islam.)

  • And can a Muslim also recite Shahada every night? Will a Muslim be rewarded if he/she recited shahada every night? Just to know.
    – Alex A
    Feb 19, 2018 at 20:50
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    I would expect so, based on "So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it" (Qur'an 99:7). Feb 19, 2018 at 20:59

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