Dr. Iqbal: do you believe in God?
Me: I believe in the Oneness of God yes
Dr. Iqbal: Do you believe our beloved prophet Mohammed(PUH) is the messenger of God?
Me: Yes I believe he is god's messenger
Dr. Iqbal: there are many words for god in different languages. In Arabic, the language of the prophet he is called Allah and Mohammed is Rasulu Allah.
*Takes me by the hand*
Dr. Iqbal : repeat it with me "lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh muḥammadun rasūlu llāh"
*I repeated the words*
Dr. Iqbal: congratulations brother! you are now free of sin and a muslim
*hands me his card and 100 dollars*