لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
The Muslim credo, or shahada, is this profession of faith in the unicity of God and Muhammad as His messenger. It is also known as the shahadatayn or shahadatayni. Sunni Muslims regard the recitation of the shahada as one of the five pillars of Islam.
One is deemed to have converted to Islam by honestly reciting the shahada in front of two witnesses. Quranists may substitute the phrase “wa’dahu l’arka Lahu” in place of the second portion of the shahada since they believe it to be needless shirk and does not include the other messengers of God.
Significance of La Ilaha Illallah Muhammadar Rasulullah
The Shahada, or statement of faith, is a Muslim believer’s guiding concept in Islam. The phrase “la ilaha illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah” embodies it.
Being a Muslim requires a profound belief in Tawhid, the Islamic doctrine that declares God to be absolutely one and alone. A devout believer regards Allah as the sole being deserving of adoration; all other beings, partnerships, and idols are unworthy of honor.
There is no other creator who comes close to Allah. Things only occur as a result of his will. Belief in God and His messenger, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), is the second need for being a Muslim.
This is what Islam is fundamentally all about.
The phrase “la ilaha illallah muhammadur rasulullah” is used to describe this idea, also known as Shahada.
Because of this, the Shahada is often known as the first tenet or pillar of Islam. It serves as the cornerstone upon which Islam is erected. Zakat (charity), daily prayers, Ramadan fasting, hajj pilgrimage, and other customs are erected on this base. But if you don’t adhere to the fundamental principle, the entire structure is in jeopardy.
Meaning & Translation
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
The exact translation of Lailahaillallah Muhammadarrasulullah is,
“I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
It comprises two ideas:
- The only deity is Allah.
- His messenger is the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
The Shahada adds the word ashadualla, which means “I bear witness,” to a proclamation.
أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ ٱللَّٰهِ
Benefits of Lailahaillallah Muhammadarrasulullah
You are affirming your faith by saying La illaha illa Allah. However, did you know that speaking also has benefits that earn you praise from Allah (ta’ala)? Here are the advantages that encourage you to continue saying “Lailahaillallah Muhammadarrasulullah” regularly.
1. Forgiveness of Sins
No soul has died bearing witness to La ilaha illallah, and I am the Messenger of Allah from the heart with conviction. Still, Allah will pardon it, according to a hadith related by Mu’adh bin Jabal. By Ibn Majah
2. Entering Paradise
Hazrat Zaid bin Arqam R.A. said that Allah’s Messenger (P.B.U.H) said:
“The one who will read “La Ilaha Illallah” with sincerity will enter Paradise.
Prophet (P.B.U.H) said:
It means this dikhr abstain a man from such things that are haram/forbidden by ALLAH.”
3. Freedom from Hell
Narrated by Utban bin Malik Al-Ansari of Bani Salim:
Allah’s Messenger (P.B.U.H) came to me and said:
“If anybody comes on the Day of Resurrection who has said: La ilaha illal-lah, sincerely, with the intention to win Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will make the Hell-Fire forbidden for him.” (Bukhari)
4. Defended By Prophet (P.B.U.H)
Narrated By Al-Musaiyab:
When the death of Abu Talib approached, ALLAH’s Messenger (P.B.U.H) came to him and said, “Say: La ilaha illallah, a word with which I will be able to defend you before ALLAH.”
5. Allah’s Pleasure for Dying Ones
It was narrated that Abu Hurairah that,
The Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ said: ‘urge your dying ones to say La ilaha illallah.”
6. Reward for Zikr
Jabir bin ‘Abdullah said:
“I heard the Messenger of ALLAH (P.B.U.H) say: ‘the best of remembrance is La ilaha illallah (None has the right to be worshipped but ALLAH), and the best of supplication is Al-Hamdu Lillah (praise is to ALLAH).‘”
Wazaif Of La Ilahaillallah Muhammadar Rasulullah
The wazaif of Lailahaillallah Muhammadarrasulullah are as follows:
- Saying Lailahaillallah Muhammadarrasulullah aloud 100 times a day will result in the release of ten slaves, the composition of 100 good deeds and 100 dreadful deeds, and protection from Satan on that particular day.
- La ilaha illallah is a phrase that should be spoken regularly to prevent difficulties and suffering. He can always rely on ALLAH. He never leaves the individual who continues to say “La ilaha illallah” alone. When a person encounters a challenge, ALLAH the Solver quickly finds a solution. Any wish that such a person has from the heart is promptly fulfilled by ALLAH the Granter.
The Lailahaillallah Muhammadarrasulullah is the basic concept of Islam and offers many virtues and benefits to the ones who put their faith in Allah and His oneness.
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