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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.]


(Islam) the Islamic declaration of faith, repeated daily by Muslims
[from Arabic, literally: witnessing]
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Address : Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer, Shahada Tal.
This story reflects years of PA indoctrination to its people that Shahada -- Martyrdom -- is "sweet.
According to PIC, photojournalist Mahmoud Shahada said that Israeli bulldozers escorted by soldiers demolished a container in a yard for junk vehicles in Huwara town, south of Nablus.
Shahada represents acceptance not only of Allah and His Prophet but of Islam in its entirety.
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Karim Shahada, special envoy of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Facebook Censors Islam Testimony of Faith "Al Shahada", Also Deletes the Islamic Army of Syria Page The Shahada is banned, one of more than a few of recent moves by Facebook that has some Muslims upset.
Meeting on Thursday with the Technical Training Director at the RJAA, Abdul-Rahim al-Khalaila, Rector of Aleppo University Mohammad Nidal Shahada stressed the University's approach to develop its education system and curricula to enable graduates to integrate into the labor market.
I have written in previous articles about Sawm (fasting in the month of Ramadan) and Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makka) This article about Shahada (to profess and practice the principal belief of Islam) is a brief introduction to the principal statement of belief of a Muslim.
At least, it was accurate in killing Salah Shahada, a Hamas leader responsible for many Israeli deaths.
As the Saudi flag contains the Muslim Shahada (the Islamic declaration of faith), the Saudi government never allows its use for commercial or promotional activities, or in any way that is not consistent with the respect due to the Shahada,'' said a statement released by the Saudi government at the time.
net glorifies shahada, martyrdom, and presents the deaths of terrorists attacking Israelis as a time of celebration, according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch.