Saying the Shahadah


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.


Filed under Pillars of Islam, Tawhid

3 responses to “Saying the Shahadah

  1. Izache Corzo

    Subhan’Allah! Islam is beautiful. Shukran. =0)
    Question: When one does the shahada…does one need witnesses AND can it be done in the home or one must go to the Masjid?

    • lolliesplace


      I am happy that you find this useful. I must let you know that I am not a scholar or even a student of knowledge. I must ask those who know first.

      However just by the mind logic, I think one also needs to have a witness and some form of local authority as a witness to get the formalities done. Like one needs a card to say you are a muslim as a proof for one to enter Makkah for example. Also such that when in the case of death, people would know how to handle the funeral rites. Not to mention that we have witnesses, we have a support. As a new Muslim one needs this. We all need to stay in the jamaah.

      But whether it is invalid without a witness, I do not know.

      Allah knows what is in your heart.

  2. Izache Corzo

    Alhamdulillah! Subhan’Allah, Allahu Akbar!!! Thanks so much for the reply =0)

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