Definitions

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  • n. The Islamic declaration of belief in the unity of God and the prophethood of Mohammed, one of the five pillars, the formal content of which is the kalima (a minimal Islamic creed).

Etymologies

From Arabic شهادة (šahāda, "witnessing"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One was the flag of Saudi Arabia, which features the Arabic script for the "shahada" - the

    CNSNews.com Headlines

  • “An Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief.”

    Michael Jackson converts to Islam

  • There, he alleges, he made his declaration of the Islamic faith known as shahada and, as instructed by his FBI handlers, posed as a serious student of Islam.

    GlobalResearch.ca

  • "An Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief."

    Bloggers.Pakistan

  • "An imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief."

    Bloggers.Pakistan

  • At the end the crowd started shouting "Allahu akbar", "God is greatest", and reciting the shahada, that is the Islamic profession of faith.

    Gates of Vienna

  • 'An Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief.

    Screen News

  • "An Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief," the source revealed.

    NAACHGAANA

  • Adal Abdalla told Inner London Crown Court the context showed this was what Cossor Ali meant by the word "shahada"

    Legal language

  • A nit about the article: the Hamas flag displays the Muslim profession of faith the shahada, which is not in the Qur’an /Koran.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » My Short Essay on Snyder v. Phelps, Part I: The Wisdom of Hustler v. Falwell

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