The Shahada (Arabic: الشهادة‎ aš-šahādah  audio (help·info) "the testimony"; also aš-šahādatān (الشَهادَتانْ, "the two testimonials")) is an Islamic creed declaring belief in the oneness of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as God'sprophet. The declaration, in its shortest form, reads:

لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muḥammadun rasūlu-llāh

There is no god but God. Muhammad is the messenger of God.

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