The Shahadah

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The Shahadah
02/08/02 at 18:13:51
Assalaamu Alaykum

In the Quran it speaks of one saying La Illaha Illallah to accept Muhammed PBUH's teachings, and I know one must accept Muhammed PBUH as the messenger to be truely a Muslim, but why doesnt it say that in the Quran? I was talking to a non-muslim and I was thinking about this. If I missed an ayah or if you have the authentic hadith regarding the Shahadah i would definitely appreciate it if you could post it for me. May ALLAH forgive me for anything wrong that Ive said.

Re: The Shahadah
02/08/02 at 19:06:03

"Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things." (33:40)

I don't know if that is what you were looking for??.

Re: The Shahadah
02/09/02 at 01:16:14
Shukran Akhi but thats not what Im lookin looking for something authentic dealing with the second part of the Shahadah. In the Quran all I can find is the first part.

Re: The Shahadah
02/09/02 at 07:44:03

If you want a clear command from Allah (swt) which states that you *must* believe that Muhammad (pbuh) is a Messenger of Allah in order to become a believer (mu'min), then here is one of many examples:

"Only those are the believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not ... (Al-Hujuraat, 49:15)"

If you want a clear verse in the Qur'an that says [i]Muhammadur Rasoolullah[/i], then here is one example:

"Muhammad (pbuh) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves ... (Al-Fath, 48:29)"

From hadith, there are *many* examples.  Just to give two:

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar: "I heard the Messenger of Allah(peace be upon him), say, 'Islam has been built on five pillars:
Testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, performing the prayers, paying the zakat, making the Pilgramage to the House (Makkah), and fasting in Ramadan.'"
(Bukhari and Muslim).

On the authority of Umar who said: "On the day while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (pbuh), there appeared before us a man whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black.  No signs of journeying were to be seen on him and none of us knew him.  He walked up and sat by the Prophet.  Resting his knees against his knees and the palms of his hands on his thighs, he said: 'O Muhammad tell me about Islam.' The Messenger of Allah said: 'Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadan and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so.'
He said: 'You have spoken rightly.' ..."

You can also find the above two ahadith in the 40 Hadith collection of Imam al-Nawawi (rahimahullah).  They are Hadith 3 and Hadith 2 in that book respectively.

Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah
Re: The Shahadah
02/09/02 at 13:19:07
SHukran Ak

thats EXACTLY what im lookin for


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