(this article im copied from muslim bridges web site)
There is no god worthy of worship except God and Muhammad (peace be upon Him) is His messenger
This declaration of faith is called the Shahada, a simple formula which all the faithful pronounce. In Arabic, the first part is la ilaha illa Allah - "there is no god except God"; ilaha (god) can refer to anything which we may be tempted to put in place of God -- wealth, power, and the like. Then comes illa Allah:" except God, the source of all creation. The second part of the Shahada is Muhammadun rasulu Allah: "Muhammad (peace be upon Him) is the messenger of God". A message of guidance has come through a man like ourselves.
la ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasulu Allah
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Posted by ummul mujahidah_90 at 3:17 AM