Kalimah in the
Q315 :What does Islam say about the Kalimah? Why is
it not mentioned in full in the Qur'an?
A315 : The Kalimah is an Arabic word which has
found its way to other languages of Muslim people. It refers to the
declaration which brings a person into the fold of Islam. Anyone who
wishes to be a Muslim must declare that he believes in the Oneness of
Allah and in the Prophet as Allah's messenger. The two parts of the
declaration are mentioned in the Qur'an in separate verses. In Verse 19
of Surah 47, entitled Muhammad, Allah says: "Learn that there is no
deity save Allah and seek forgiveness of your sin, etc." This part of
the declaration is mentioned in numerous other verses. The last verse
of Surah 48 begins with the second half of the declaration, "Muhammad
is Allah's messenger."
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