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Questions tagged [shahada]

ash-Shahada الشهادة is an Islamic creed declaring belief in oneness of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as God's prophet. Not to be confused with ash-Shahadat, referring to the death of a martyr.

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Being a Muslim - The Shahada

Did The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) recite the Shahada? Did he say, "There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God"? Are their any evidences for this in the Quran? Can a person become a muslim ...
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What is the commandment of Islam about the widow of shaheed?

As we know that shaheed have a great status in heaven and we believe according to our learning that shaheed always alive they never died. But according to the rules shaheed wife also called as widow ...
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According to Islam, should I take the Shahadah even though I have some doubts regarding the prophethood?

I am an agnostic who has come to learn about Islam, and I now believe in one God. I also think that Muhammad could have been a prophet, but I still have a few doubts about this. I would say I am about ...
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Taking Shahada with doubts

A catholic I know wishes to marry a muslim girl who has spent the past year trying to teach him about islam. He was told that he can only marry her if he is muslim, and he is willing to convert. He ...
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Did Prophet Muhammed (saw) raise a dead man to give the Shahada?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, In the Friday khutbah the local khateeb imam narrated a hadith. It goes like this. The mushrik of Mecca didn't believe in the prophethood of our prophet. So ...
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Nullifying the shahada [duplicate]

Salam aleikum. I am a revert that took the shahada awhile ago. I follow the Sunni direction og Islam. The Sheikh i took the shahada in front of is a sufi. I recently got told that being a sufi ...
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Should I take shahada if I already pray salah?

Before officially converting, I started practicing things like praying 5 times a day and avoiding pork to prepare myself and make sure that it was something I could commit to. After starting to pray ...
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Must Shahada be said in Arabic?

Without getting into secondary details, if one utters shahada in a language other than Arabic (obviously, with the sincere intention to become Muslim), is that person considered a Muslim or must it be ...
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Does saying Shahada for first time make one a muslim or do I need to follow all the rules?

I have been learning about Islam these past few months or so and I do believe there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. If I ever have a question I'll usually try googling it ...
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Why are muslim warriors martyed during jihad referred to as 'shaheed'?

'Shaheed' is someone who has taken 'shahada'. The direct translation of shahada is 'witness'. Traditionally, when someone takes the oath to become a muslim he/she bears witness that there is no god ...
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Can one convert to Islam without saying the shahada?

One AboutIslam.com article (I'm not sure if this is a fatwa) describes someone as having converted to Islam before saying the shahada. The article begins with a submitted question: I am still a ...
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If a non-Muslim performs salah (prayers), does he become a Muslim?

Suppose a person, who believes in one god, starts doing salah (prayers) as he loves Allah and his messenger and trusts them, but he does not accept Islam because of family and social problems. He does ...
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Do I need to take shahada again

Hi a few years ago I took shahada. When u said it I was only sincere about the part 'there is no god but allah' but when I spoke the part about the messenger I wasn't fully sincere as I didn't feel ...
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Rewards of a non-muslim [duplicate]

I am a non-muslim learning about islam and there are many things that I agree with for example, salah, wearing the hijab, eating halal food ect. I started to read salah, wear the headscarf and eating ...
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Do the exact words محمد رسول الله (Muhammad is the messenger of God) appear in the Qur'an?

Though the two phrases of the shahada are both present in the Quran, they are not found there side by side as in the shahada formula. -- Shahada, Wikipedia I would like to identify precisely which ...
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What does shahada 'amaliyya (faith by deed) mean?

I've encountered the term "shahada 'amaliyya" twice now: Every Muslim must enact a practical shahada [shahada 'amaliyya] on the ground of our lived reality after they have pronounced a verbal ...
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Is there a specific sequence of Arabic words which is considered “the shahada”?

The shahada is a testimony of faith. Wikipedia lists it as: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadur-rasūlu-llāh There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God. ...
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In Islam, is it possible to “convert” disbelief to waswas? [closed]

This is going to be hard to explain but I'll try my best. Let me give you an example: Suppose there is a man who worships idols. He's been worshiping idols his entire life. But one day, for ...
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Does having doubts when re-reciting the shahada render it invalid?

If you've read one my earlier questions, you'd know that I've been suffering from heavy waswas from Shaitan which lead to depression. Many people have requested me to learn more about Islam to clear ...
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Did Allah accept my Shahadah given my doubts? [closed]

This is going to be a bit long so please, bear with me. I am a 21 year old university student. I was born and raised a muslim. I have visited Saudi Arabia and performed Umrah many times and Hajj ...
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If a non-muslim recites the Shahadah with little or no imaan, will his/her Shahadah be accepted?

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "On the Day of Resurrection, I will intercede and say, 'O my Lord! Admit into Paradise (even) those who have faith equal to a mustard seed in their ...
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Will Allah punish those who die while on their way to converting to Islam?

Will Allah punish those who died while they were on their way to converting to Islam? Would he punish those who were studying Islam and trying to find the truth among all the religions that exist but ...
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Does proclaimed belief in the oneness of God bring a non-Muslim closer to the Ummah?

A person becomes Muslim by showing he believes "There is no god but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God". Given that socio-political custom is a construct of peoples' different geographic and ...
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Immediately after the shahadah, what is the phrase used in the chant, (besides Allahu Akbar)?

I am trying to get a better understanding about Islam, for the reasons of not only research, but spirituality. I have been watching videos of people taking the shahadah and I have noticed that after ...
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Does saying or writing the Shahada make you a Muslim?

Does saying or writing the Shahada convert (revert) someone to Islam? Example claim: To convert to Islam, you say the shahada. That happens to be the "calligraphy" phrase kids were asked to copy.
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Does someone have to retake the shahada after deliberately eating pork?

I know someone who purposely ate pork on two or three occasions. He asked me whether he is still considered Muslim. I told him yes, and to ask for forgiveness. He was wondering does he have to retake ...
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What are some mainstream Islamic perspectives on the fate of righteous disbelievers?

Surely there have been many human beings throughout our history who have, despite not believing in Islam, have been extremely decent, kind people. Some of them of course were born before the Prophet, ...
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Is it permitted to desecrate a flag containing the shahada?

I wouldn't desecrate a shahada for the sake of desecrating a shahada. But if a flag contained a shahada (for example Saudi Arabia), would it be forbidden by Islam to desecrate that flag?
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Are there gods unworthy of worship?

I've read here that one version of the Shahada (شهادة) is There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger Does this imply that there are, or may be, gods unworthy of ...
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Do I need to convert in front of witnesses to become a Muslim?

I have heard from a Muslim brother that I need to convert in front of some other Muslim who then acts as a witness of my adoption of faith on day of judgment. It says on the Wikipedia page for ...
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Does one have to say the Shahada, even if one is born a Muslim?

If one is born a Muslim, does that person still has to say the Shahada, or he/she won't be considered a Muslim?
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If you do something that takes you out of the pale of Islam, do you have to say the shahada?

If you do a Kufr (heresy) or shirk act without knowing it, do you have to say the Shahada, if you do it knowingly, without wanting to leave Islam, do you have to as well? If you do it unknowingly but ...
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What are the exact words of Kalimat ash-Shahadah? [duplicate]

Is it لا إله إلا الله محمدا رسول الله which translates into There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger ? Or is it أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله محمدا رسول الله which translates ...
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Do I have to do my Shahada again?

If I haven't prayed for a long time and even done acts forbidden in Islam, but I repented and want to become a better person again, following Islam, do I have to do my Shahada again?
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Is Imaan a precondition to become a Muslim?

To elaborate the above question, can a person become a Muslim without believing in Islam but only verbally testifying a simple Shahadah like below, which he does believe in without going into the ...