Six Basic Belief Statements (Kalimas) of Islam: Arabic & English Translation

The Six Kalimas are the basic beliefs of Muslims all around the world. They practice these beliefs and incorporate the basic principles in their lives. All the six Kalimas are verses of Quran.

1. First Kalima: Tayyab (Purity)

La ilaaha illal lahoo Muhammadur Rasool Ullah

English Translation: There is no God but Allah Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah


2. Second Kalima: Shahadat (Testimony)

Ashahado an laa ilaaha illal laho wahdahoo laa shareeka lahoo wa ash hado anna Mohammadan abdo hoo wa rasoolohoo

English Translation: I bear witness that no-one is worthy of worship but Allah, the One, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger.


3. Third Kalima: Tamjeed (Glorification)

Subhanallahe wal hamdulillahe wa laa ilaha illal laho wallahooakbar. wala haola wala quwwata illa bilahil aliyil azeem

English Translation: Glory be to Allah and Praise to Allah, and there is no God but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. And there is no Might or Power except with Allah.


4. Fourth Kalima: Tauheed (Unity)

Laa ilaha illal lahoo wahdahoo la shareekalahoo lahul mulko walahul hamdo yuhee wa yumeeto wa hoa haiy yul la yamooto abadan abada zul jalali wal ikraam beyadihil khair. Wa howa ala kulli shayi in qadeer

English Translation: (There is) none worthy of worship except Allah. He is only One. He has no partners. To Him (is) belongs sovereignty. And to Him (is) All Praise. He gives life and causes death. And He (is) Alive. He Everliving. Possessor of Majesty and Reverence. In His hand (is) the goodness. And He (is) the goodness. And He (is) all powerful.


5. Fifth Kalima: Astaghfar (Penitence)

Astaghfirullah rabbi min kullay zambin aznabtuho amadan ao khat an sirran ao alaniatan wa atubu ilaihee min az zambil lazee aalamo wa min az zambil lazee la aalamo innaka anta allamul ghuyoobi wa sattaarul oyobi wa ghaffar uz zunoobi wala ha ola wala quwwata illa bila hil aliyil azeem

English Translation: I seek forgiveness from Allah, my Lord, from every sin I committed knowingly or unknowingly, secretly or openly, and I turn towards Him from the sin that I know and from the sin that I do not know. Certainly You, You (are) have knowledge of the hidden things and the Concealer (of) the mistakes and the Forgiver (of) sins. And (there is) no power and no strength except from Allah, the Most High, the Most Great.


6. Sixth Kalima: Radde Kufr (Rejecting Disbelief)

Allahumma innii a’udhu bika min an ushrika bika shai-anw- wa ana a’lamu bihii. Was tagh fi ru ka limaa laa alamu bihee. Tubtu anhu wa tabarra-tu min al-kufri wash-shirki wal-kizdhbi wal-ghiibati wal-bid’ati wan-namiimati wal fawaahishi wal-buhtani w-al-ma’aasii kulliha. Wa aslamtu wa aquulu La illaha illAllahu Muhammadur RasulAllah

English Translation: O Allah! Certainly I seek protection with You from, that I associate partner with You anything and I know it. And I seek forgiveness from You for that I do not know it. I repented from it and I made myself free from disbelief and polytheism and the falsehood and the back-biting and the innovation and the tell-tales and the bad deeds and the blame and the disobedience, all of them. And I submit and I say (there is) none worthy of worship except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

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