The individual is an important factor in Islam. The Individual who recites the words of The Testimony of Faith once, will be cleansed of all the sins committed up until that moment and enters the religion of Islam.
The Individual will then have responsibilities to fulfill towards The Creator, Self, People, Society, Nature and Animals.
EGO AND THE INDIVIDUAL
Ego is defined as a sense of self-esteem or self-importance. Islam means total submission to one and only God without Ego. Put in your best efforts and believe in destiny. Accept that whatever good or bad happens in this world occurs by the Will of Allah.
WHAT FAITH, SIN AND SATAN MEANS TO A MUSLIM
"FAITH - Forsaking All I Trust Him" is a Muslim Belief. Faith is everything that is in accordance to the teachings of the Quran and Hadith. Sin is everything that is against the teachings of the Quran and Hadith. Satan/Shaitaan with his whispering/waswassah is working hard to put us on the path of sin.
THE DECISION MAKER "I" THE INDIVIDUAL
The "I" in the Testimony of Faith/Shahada stands for the Individual. "I" is in the middle of both Faith and Sin. If you chose Faith then take the Testimony of Faith/Shahada to reach the "Ultimate Truth/Haqiqa" of life.
TESTIMONY OF FAITH
"ASH HA'DU AN LAA E'LAA'HA IL'LAL LAAH WA ASH HA'DU AN'NA MU'HAM'MA'DAN AB'DU'HU WA RA'SU'LUH".
"I testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the true messenger".
WHY YOU NEED A GUIDE
Currently the Satan/Shaitaan has put the Individual on cruise control on the path of sin and not counted among people who the Satan/Shaitaan wants to lead astray.
Once you become a Muslim the Satan/Shaitaan will desperately want to lead you astray because he wants to put you back on cruise control on the path of Sin.
You will need a Guide to guide, protect, teach and help you to reach the "Ultimate Truth/Haqiqa" of life and defeat Satan/Shaitaan and be on the path to attain Paradise/Jannah.