2nd Kalma Shahadat

The second Kalima Shahadat, also known as the Shahada, is a declaration of faith in Islam. It is recited by Muslims as a testament to their belief in the oneness of Allah (God) and the prophethood of Muhammad. The second Kalima Shahadat is as follows.

Arabic: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمداً عبده ورسوله

Transliteration: Ashhadu an la ilaha illa Allah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasuluhu
Translation: I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.

The second Kalima Shahadat reaffirms the beliefs expressed in the first Kalima, with the addition of acknowledging Muhammad as the servant and messenger of Allah. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing Muhammad as the final prophet sent by Allah to guide humanity.

By reciting the second Kalima Shahadat, Muslims express their acceptance of Muhammad’s role as a servant of Allah and the messenger through whom Allah’s revelations were conveyed. It signifies their commitment to follow the teachings and example set by Muhammad in their personal and religious lives.

The second Kalima Shahadat, when translated into Urdu, is as follows

Urdu: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمداً عبده ورسوله
Translation: میں گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ اللہ کے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں اور میں گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ حضرت محمد ﷺ اس کے بندے اور رسول ہیں

The Benefits of Daily Recitation of the Kalima Shahadat

  • The believers are affectionate towards each other
  • Allah will be pleased with the one saying Kalima Shahadat
  • There will be ease in death
  • One’s grave will be capacious
  • One will see one’s clay/adobe in Jannah
  • One will attain the greatest of all blessings
  • The reciter will be befriended with the most truthful people in Jannah
  • One will reach the highest level of virtues and will gain the pleasure of Allah

Overall, the second Kalima Shahadat reinforces the core beliefs of Islam: the oneness of Allah and the prophethood of Muhammad. It serves as a declaration of faith for Muslims, affirming their belief in the unique and central roles of Allah and Muhammad in Islam.

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