Last Monday, 4th of July, we had the honor of witnessing a new Shahada. Nabil, son of Andalusian emigrants to Barcelona enter to Islam in Seville in the last of the odd nights of Ramadan.
The shahada is the belief and testimony that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger. The definition of shahada is to express with the tongue and believe with your heart.
It is the time for public acceptance of Islam, which is to say with sincere and self-belief the shahada in front of Muslim witnesses and from that moment becomes obligatory the four other worship practices, or pillars of Islam: The Salat, Zakat, fasting Ramadan and pilgrimage.
Perhaps it is an act to which we have become used to it, because of their frequency and consistency in the last recent years. Every day thousands of people accept Islam in the world. Islam is an individual and social option for many people of our time. A spiritual journey of worshiping and closeness to the Creator, as well as a guide of wisdom in every aspect of life.
Is a practice that transforms inside the person, change their behavior and character and make him a member of a brotherhood that knows no borders, no geographical, racial or class boundaries.
Seville, Monday 4th of July 2016.