Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
"In my time with the Arab Islamic Institute, I would see two to three people a week coming in to take their shahadah," he said, refering to the Muslim profession of faith.
They took the Shahadah (Muslim profession of faith) in the presence of senior officials of the Dar Al Ber Society and Zakat Fund.
the knowledge of Himself) prior to declaration of the Shahadah. He said: "And know that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah then seek forgiveness for your sins." [47:19] To emphasise seeking knowledge before doing any action, Imaam Al-Bukhari used the above verse as a basis for a chapter in his all famous Sahih.
Salah (Namaz) is the fundamental pillar of Islam after Shahadah, and Islamic law demands absolute Kushoo in prayers.
For example, the model addressed to China is decorated with the image of the Sky dragon; the model inspired by Abu Bakr with the first Shahadah; and the phone named after Charles the Great is decorated with an image of the Fleur de Lys.
In the case of Islam, this revolves around the religion's testimony of faith (the shahadah), which affirms the oneness of God and the prophecy of Muhammad.
Putting their trust in Allah, two of the knights of Shahadah set out towards a Christian temple in Jolo city in [sic] Mindanao island.
Rafiq Shahadah, who allegedly planned and carried out the 2012 attack, gave a gala party when he got the news and said, "Marie Colvin was a dog and now she's dead."
'That each and every Muslim, faithful, and devout lawyers who have the Shahadah in their hearts, and are the People of the Book, if not incapacitated Shariah-wise, will attend to support this motion even if we have to crawl, to attend from the start to the end of the Malaysian Bar AGM on Saturday March 17, 2018, and to damn all whispers of Satan and the devil, regardless of our skin colour, whether turbaned or not, our race, and lineage.
Mazen Shahadah, head of council at Ureef village, told KUNA armed Jewish settlers attacked the village last night.
The other four central tenets consist of: (1) declaring there is no god except God and Muhammad is God's Messenger (Shahadah), (2) ritual prayer five times a day (Salat), (3) giving to the poor and needy (Zakat), and (4) pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj).
There are five basic pillars in Islam: | Shahadah - Testifying to the belief that "there is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah".