Shahadah (The Declaration of Faith)
what is shahadah?
لا إله الا الله محمد رسول الله
l ilaha illallahu muhammadur rasoulllah
there is no god but allah;
muhammad is the messenger of allah.
it is called al-kalimatut taiyibah
shahadah is the first duty of islam.
a person becomes a muslim by reciting and believing in the shahadah, we declare that allah is our maker and lord. he has made us and given us all that we have. we also say in the shahadah that muhammad (pbuh) is the messenger of allah. he is our model leader who showed us the right path.
muhammad (pbuh) was sent to show us the right way and the straight path. he is our teacher. he is the last and final of the messengers of allah.
we should remember that we must also believe in the angles, the books of allah, the day of judgement, destiny and the life after death.