The Islamic Center of Temecula Valley
Anyone interested in taking their shahada can contact ICTV to make arrangements. 951.600.4883
Shahada is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as his prophet. The declaration reads: L? ilaha illa al-L?h, Muhammadun ras?lu l-L?h “There is no god but God, Muhammad is the Messenger of God” in English. This declaration is called the Kalima, which literally means “words.” Recitation of the Shahadah is the most important of the Five Pillars of Islam for Muslims and is performed daily. Non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam do so by a public recitation of the creed.
The Shahada is the Second of the Six Kalimas. The Six Kalimas are recorded in various books of knowledge, and are recited and remembered by Muslims across the globe. The Kalimas were compiled for people to memorise and learn the basic fundamentals of Islam.
There are seven critical conditions of the Shahadah:
Knowledge of the meaning of the Shahadah, its negation and affirmation.
Certainty – perfect knowledge of it that counteracts suspicion and doubt.
Sincerity which negates shirk.
Truthfulness that permits neither falsehood nor hypocrisy.
Love of the Shahadah and its meaning, and being happy with it.
Submission to its rightful requirements, which are the duties that must be performed with sincerity to God (alone) seeking His pleasure.
Acceptance that contradicts rejection.