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shahada

Line breaks: sha|hada
Pronunciation: /ʃaˈhɑːda
 
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(also shahadah)

Definition of shahada in English:

noun

The Muslim profession of faith (‘there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’), one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Example sentences
  • The two uppermost bands of the minaret contain religious texts, with the final inscription appropriately chosen as the shahada, the Muslim profession of faith.
  • Briefly stated, this essential Islam is none other than the first part of the shahadah which every Muslim proclaims numerous times during the course of his or her day: La ilaha il'Llah, there is no deity other than Allah.
  • The other would have the shahadah or Muslim confession of faith: ‘There is no god but God, and Muhammad is His Messenger.’

Origin

from Arabic šahāda 'testimony, evidence'.

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