Monday, November 28, 2016

David Wood: What Is the Shahada?



The Shahada is the Islamic Creed: "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." It was taken from a pre-Islamic Arabian group called the Sabians, who recited, "There is no god but Allah." Muhammad added the words "and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah" to the Shahada.

Shahada recitation taken by permission from Wikimedia commons.