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or sha·ha·dah  (shə-hä′də)
The central statement of faith in Islam, recited ceremonially by new converts and consisting of an affirmation of the uniqueness of God and of Muhammad as God's prophet.

[Arabic šahāda, a witnessing, testimony, shahada, from šahida, to bear witness, testify, confirm; akin to Aramaic səhed, to bear witness.]
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Noun1.shahadah - the first pillar of Islam is an affirmation of faith
pillar of Islam - (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
witness - testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
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Before he could reach the hospital, Al-Hajji recited the shahadah and breathed his last.
Zahra Halane, 17, tweeted: "May Allah accept my husband @AliAlfarsiii who got his shahadah (final reckoning) in Iraq two days ago.
Yesterday on 9/11/14, enemy indiscriminately bombed the area and as a result Commander Abu Jandal of TTP Jamaatul Ahrar embraced shahadah," Ehsan said in a statement.
Speaking to Cihan correspondent in Iraq, one of the engineers said that they could survive by reciting the kalima shahadah (Islamic confession of faith).
I bear witness that there is no God to be worshipped but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his worshipper and last messenger," said Iskander in his Shahadah (testimony) to become a Muslim.
Iran's partnership in the meeting is necessary and important, specially given the fact that Iran enjoys regional weight and plays an important role in settling the crises," Sharif Shahadah told FNA.
Abdulhadi Shahadah (Chief Investment Officer) obtained the awards.
We tried to make him read Shahadah but within moments he breathed his last," added Humaid, recollecting the horrific moments stoically.
It's a massive feeling holding the hand of someone reciting their Shahadah for the first time.
He reports "the opinion of Sheikh Ahmad Kutty that 'it is very good to use the Internet in fields like calling people to Islam and even offering them the Shahadah online'" (p.
The opposition flags wave, as do banners of the Islamic shahadah.