How to convert to islam? Are witnesses and ghusl necessary for converting to islam or one can be muslim by himself?
Witnesses are not required for someone to convert to Islam. Any person can convert to Islam at anytime of the day or night on their own. All they have to do is say the Shahadah sincerely. It is Mustahab (desirable) to take a full bath after conversion which is called the bath of Islam.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America