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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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(Islam) the Islamic declaration of faith, repeated daily by Muslims
[from Arabic, literally: witnessing]
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I told him: 'Everyone who seeks martyrdom-death (Shahada) is entitled to achieve it, but I want to marry you off and rejoice in your happiness.' He told me: 'Grandmother, 70 beauties are waiting for me in Paradise, why should I replace them with the women of this world?'" [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2017]
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.
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.
The Hamas-run glorifies shahada, martyrdom, and presents the deaths of terrorists attacking Israelis as a time of celebration, according to a report by Palestinian Media Watch.
Last week Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported the return of the infamous "Farewell Letter" clip, encouraging children to aspire to Shahada (Martyrdom for Allah).