Declaration of Faith - Kalma
(The Fundamental Principles of Islam)
The Declaration of Faith
Q.1 What is the first principle of Islam ?
Ans : The first principle of Islam is to declare :
" La ilaha ill-Allah Muhammad-ur-rasoolullah "
“ There is no deity but Allah and Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah ”
Q.2 Are there any other forms of the Declaration of Faith ?
Yes, there are four other forms, viz :
Kalimatush Shahadat : Declaration of Submission, of Evidence, viz..,
hadu an la ilaha ill-Allahu Wahdahu la sharika lahu wa Ash hadu anna
Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasooluh "
i.e., I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah,
who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and Apostle.’
Kalimatut-Tamjeed : Declaration of the Glory of Allah, viz..,
" Subhanallahi walhamdu Lillahi wa la ilaha ill-Allahu wallahu Akbar, wa la haula Wa la quwata illa billahil ‘aliyyil-‘ Azeem "
be to Allah and praise; there is no deity but Allah; Allah is Most Great,
there is no power, no might but from Allah, the Most High, the Great.’
3) Kalimatut-Tauhid : Declaration of the Oneness of Allah; viz..,
" La ilaha ill-Allahu wahdahu La sharika lahu ,lahul
mulku Wa lahul hamdu, yuhyi wa Yumeetu, biyadihil khairu, wa huwa ‘ala
kulli shai-in Qadeer
“ There is none worthy of worship but Allah; He is One and has no partner, His is the Kingdom (of the whole universe) and unto Him due all Praise;
He gives life and He causes death; In his hand is all good, and He has
power over all things.
raddil-kufr : Declaration of the Refutation of Disbelief, viz..,
inni a’oozu bika Min an ushrika bika shai’an Wa ana a’lamu wa
astaghfiruka Lima la a’lamu innaka Anta ‘ Allam ul-ghuyoobi Tubtu anhu
wa tabarr’atu An kulli deenin siwa deen "
- Islami wa aslamtu wa Aqoolu la ilaha ill-Allahu Muhammad-ur-rasool-ullah
‘O Allah! Verily do I seek refuge in Thee from associating any partner
with Thee knowingly; I beseech Thy forgiveness for the sins which I am not
aware of; verily, Thou art the Best Knower of all secrets. I repent for
all the sins and make myself proof against all teachings expect the
teachings of Islam. I have entered the fold of Islam, and I hereby declare
:- There is no deity but Allah and Muhammad is the Apostle of