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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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The declaration that 'there is no God but Allah' is the essence of Islam.
Many times during the day they declare that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammad (PBUH) is His Messenger.
Declaration of the Shahada: La ilaha illa l-L?h, Muhammadur rasulu l-Lah (There is No God but Allah and Prophet Mohamed is His messenger)
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: "Whoever testified that there is no god but Allah Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, and that Jesus son of Mary His slave and Messenger as He put His Word and His spirit to Mary, and that the Paradise is true, that the Hell is true and Allah entered him in the Paradise on the basis of what has he done from good deeds." Imam Al-Nawawi said in the explanation of this hadith that it is a great hadith on beliefs.

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