Delcaration of Faith (Shahadah)

Shahadah is a declaration of faith and trust that professes that there is only one God (Allah) and that Muhammad is God’s messenger. This is normally recited in Arabic: ‘La ‘ilea-ha ‘IL-all-laa-hu mu-ham-ma-door Ra-soo-lul-laah “I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except God and Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger.” Reciting this statement in the presence of two witnesses seals the fact that you are a Muslim and there may be penalties in some countries if you want to leave the faith.