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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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 ...