The Shahadah is the first of the 5 pillars of Islam and is the testimony of the Islamic faith.

 

“Ashhadu Alla Ilaha Illa Allah Wa Ashhadu Anna Muhammed Rasulu Allah”

(Arabic Translation)

“There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.”

(English Translation)

Anyone who cannot recite above statement wholeheartedly and with conviction is not a Muslim.

When a Muslim recites the Shahadah this they accept the following:

  • That Allah is the only God, and that Muhammad is his prophet
  • That they accept this statement to be true
  • That they will obey all the commitments of Islam in their life Reciting this statement three times in front of witnesses is all that anyone need do to convert to Islam and become a Muslim.
  • A Muslim is expected to recite this statement with total sincerity, fully understanding what it means.

Converting to Islam

Reciting this statement three times in front of witnesses is all that anyone need do to convert to Islam and become a Muslim.

A Muslim is expected to recite this statement with conviction, fully understanding what it means

The Shahadah is written in Arabic on the Saudi Arabia flag, the state that contains Islam’s holiest places.