Definition of shahada in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /SHäˈhädə/
(also shahadah)


The Muslim profession of faith (“there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”).
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.’


From Arabic šahāda 'testimony, evidence'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sha·ha·da

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.