In this post, we have shared the 6 Kalimas of Islam including Arabic and English Translation. Recite the following Ayat and then pray for a special reward. There are five pillars of Islam and Kalima is part of them. And we all know that the deen is not complete without the first pillar of Islam. The basic necessity to enter the Islamic religion is to recite 1st Kalima with a proper heart. It allows you to have faith in the system and take your actions accordingly. Here are the 6 Kalimas of Islam
First Kalima – Tayyab (Meaning: Purity)
English Translation: “There is no God but Allah Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
Second Kalima – Shahadat (Meaning: Testimony)
English Translation: “I bear witness that no-one is worthy of worship but Allah, the One alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.”
Third Kamila – Tamjeed (Meaning: Glorification)
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.”
Fourth Kalima – Tauheed (Meaning: Unity)
English Translation: “(There is) none worthy of worship except Allah. He is only One. (There is) no partners for Him. For Him (is) the kingdom. And for Through Him (is) the Praise. He gives life and causes death. And He (is) Alive. He will not die, never, ever. Possessor of Majesty and Reverence. In His hand (is) the goodness. And He (is) the goodness. And He (is) on everything powerful.”
Fifth Kalima – Astaghfar (Meaning: Penitence)
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) the knower of the hidden things and the Concealer (of) the mistakes and the Forgiver (of) the sins. And (there is) no power and no strength except from Allah, the Most High, the Most Great.”
Sixth Kalima – Radde Kufr (Meaning: Rejecting Disbelief)
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 repended 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.”
The Importance of Kalima in Islam
2 of the 6 Kalima reside in the 5 pillars of Islam. This showcases their importance and value. The words of ‘Kalima Tayyaba‘ signify the witness to faith and believe in the oneness of Allah and the last Messenger Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Without reciting the first Kalima, a person cannot enter the religion, Islam.
When a Muslim baby is born, Adhan is the first thing that is recited in his/her ears. If you translate the meaning of Adhan, you can see that both Kalima and Adhan are very similar. They have the same tone towards Islam and call to action.
Also, when a person dies, he/she can easily recite these words. The most unbelievable part is that when we’re dying we can’t move our bodies. The only thing functional is the lips. Allah (SWT) made the wording so easy that a Muslim can easily recite these words before their death. The Shahada is also reciting by their family members during the time of death and while burying the body.