أَشْهَدُ أَن لِا إِلَهَ إِلَّا الله وَ أَشْهَدُ أَنّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ الله
This is just to train the little Z since he got excited about the dua’ after wudhu last week.
A Muslim declares the shahadah.
Shahadah is the first pillar of Islam. Saying the shahadah and believing it makes you a Muslim.
Do you know that if someone who is not a Muslim and wants to become a Muslim, all he needs to do is first of all say the shahadah and believe it?
What are you suppose to believe?
It means that I declare that there is only one God.
He does not have any partner.
He does not have son.
I declare that Allah is the only god to be worshipped.
There is no other God for me.
I worship Allah alone
I declare that Muhammad saw is Allah’s Messenger.
He is the last of all messengers and prophets.
There is no more after him.
I follow the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad saw.
Do you know?
Do you know that the disbelievers Quraysh believe in Allah too?
But they refuse to say the shahadah?
Because even though they believe in Allah they also believe in idols and mystics. They know that if they say the shahadah and declare that Allah is the only god worth to be worshipped and that Mohammad saw is the Messenger of Allah, they would have to forsake all rituals and traditions.
Do you know that one who just turned a Muslim and declares the shahadah and later died in that state shall enter jannah, bi iznillah?
Something to ponder
The early polytheists were called to La illaha illah Allah but refused it because they truly understood its meaning and all that it entails. The Muslims today, however, accept this word but do not truly understand it and all that it entails! (Shaikh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah))
May we be among those who truly understand. May Allah guide us to the straight path.