To become a true Muslim, you must bear witness that Allah is one with no partner and speak it with your heart before your tongue and that Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, is his servant and messenger.

So, In this article; Let us introduce you to the proper formula for testimony as well as the most important basics that you must absolutely believe.

How to say your shahada?

As we previously mentioned: Allah is one, there is no god but Him, and the evidence for that is the words of God Almighty: “Say: He is Allah, One – God, the Eternal, He begot not, nor was He begotten, and there is no one equal to Him.”

“قل هو الله أحد، الله الصمد، لم يلد ولم يولد، ولم يكن له كفوًا أحد”

How to say shahada in English?

The right format for the shahada in English is:

“I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”

How to say Shahada in Islam?

In Arabic, it is also pronounced:

“Ash-hadu an la ilaha illa Allah, wa ash-hadu anna muhammadan rasulu-Allah” and that is how to say shahada in prayer also.

(أشهدُ أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهدُ أن محمدًا رسول الله)

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When the shahadah said?

The cases in which the Shahada is pronounced are different, but the most prominent and common among Muslims are the following:

  1. Immediately before death, some even believe that one of the signs of a good ending is the person’s awareness of it.
  2. At the time of declaring Islam, even if you are a child, in this case, the parents themselves read the Shahada in your ears and pronounce “Allahu Akbar” in it so that you can hear it. (If you are an adult, it is not permissible for you to declare your Islam if you have a strong excuse, such as being mute, for example.)

Why is Shahadah Important?

  • Your gateway to entering Islam

Shahadah is a first step toward declaring Islam, Rather, it is the first of the five basic pillars of Islam.

Evidence of this is the saying of the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace:

“Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, performing the prayers, paying the zakat, making the pilgrimage to the House, and fasting in Ramadan.”

“بني الإسلام على خمس: شهادة أن لا إله إلا الله، وأن محمدًا عبده ورسوله، وإقام الصلاة، وإيتاء الزكاة، وحج البيت، وصوم رمضان”

  • Evidence of your faith and monotheism

It represents a sincere acknowledgment that God is one and has no partner, as well as belief in His Messenger and his message.

  • Your prayer is not complete without it

The Shahada is an essential part without which your prayer is not complete, It is mentioned in the Tashahhud at most twice and at least once (in the Fajr prayer).

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In the end, Shahadh is necessary to declare Islam, and we have made that clear through the article, but it must come from a sincere heart and a believing soul, and for more information, you can register with us to receive all new updates.