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or Sha·ha·da, sha·ha·dah

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  1. Islam. the Islamic profession of faith, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger”: the first of the Pillars of Islam.

Origin of shahada

From the Arabic word shahādah literally, witness
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  1. the Islamic declaration of faith, repeated daily by Muslims

Word Origin

from Arabic, literally: witnessing
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