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The First Pillar of Islam : Shahada (Faith)

The First Pillar of Islam, known as the Shahada, is the foundational declaration of faith for Muslims around the world. Watch the video to learn more.

The Shahada is a concise yet profound statement that serves as the entry point to the Muslim faith. It consists of two declarations:

La ilaha illallah (There is no god but Allah): This part of the Shahada affirms the monotheistic belief in the oneness of Allah. It asserts that there is no deity or god worthy of worship except Allah, the one and only God. This declaration is at the heart of Islamic monotheism.

Muhammadur Rasulullah (Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah): The second part of the Shahada acknowledges the prophethood of Muhammad, peace be upon him. Muslims believe that Muhammad is the final prophet sent by Allah to guide humanity. By accepting him as the last messenger, Muslims commit to following his teachings and the Quran, the holy book revealed to him.

The Shahada serves as both a statement of faith and a commitment to living a life in accordance with Islamic principles. It is recited in various daily prayers, during the call to prayer (Adhan), and on important occasions, such as during the conversion to Islam.

The Shahada is not only a testimony of belief but a unifying factor that binds Muslims across diverse cultures and backgrounds. It is the basis for the shared faith and values that guide the lives of Muslims, emphasizing the importance of devotion to Allah and following the teachings of His final messenger, Muhammad.

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