The Correct Shahadah
"Laa Elaaha Ellaa Allah" (No god except God)

In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The Shahadah

The First Pillar of Islam (Submission):
"Laa Elaaha Ellaa Allah" (No god except God)

Verse 3:18 states the First Pillar of Islam (Submission):

"God bears witness that there is no other god besides Him, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge."
شَهِدَ اللّهُ أَنَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةُ وَأُوْلُواْ الْعِلْمِ قَآئِمَاً بِالْقِسْطِ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

This most crucial pillar has been distorted. Millions of Muslims have adopted a distorted version, and insist upon mentioning the name of Muhammad besides the name of God. However, the Quran's great criterion in 39:45 stamps such Muslims as disbelievers: "When God ALONE is mentioned, the hearts of those who do disbelieve in the Hereafter shrink with aversion, but when others are mentioned with Him, they become satisfied."

Extensive research has been conducted into this criterion with a startling conclusion: those who do not uphold the First Pillar of Islam as dictated in 3:18 are forbidden by God from uttering the correct Shahadah. They simply cannot say: "Ash-hadu Allaa Elaaha Ellaa Allah" by itself, without mentioning the name of Muhammad.

Shahadah

Challenge them to say: "Ash-hadu Allaa Elaaha Ellaa Allah." They can never say it. They prefer to say the wrong shahadah by adding "Muhammad-ur-rasool-Allah" just as the shi'ite sect would add "Ali-un-wali-Allah" and other sects would add the names of their respective Imams.
The practices of Islam came down from the time of Abraham. Moses, Jesus and all other prophets preached the same religion. One Message, One God.

Since this is the religion of Abraham, the ONLY creed must be "LAA ELAAHA ELLAA ALLAH (there is no god except the One God)". Muhammad did not exist on earth before Abraham.

[2:130] Who would forsake the religion of Abraham, except one who fools his own soul? We have chosen him in this world, and in the Hereafter he will be with the righteous.
Submission (Islam): Abraham's Religion*
[2:135] They said, "You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided." Say, "We follow the religion of Abraham - monotheism - he never was an idol worshiper."
[3:95] Say, "GOD has proclaimed the truth: You shall follow Abraham's religion - monotheism. He never was an idolater."
Abraham: Original Messenger of Islam*
[4:125] Who is better guided in his religion than one who submits totally to GOD, leads a righteous life, according to the creed of Abraham: monotheism? GOD has chosen Abraham as a beloved friend.
[6:161] Say, "My Lord has guided me in a straight path - the perfect religion of Abraham, monotheism. He never was an idol worshiper."
[12:37-38] He said, "If any food is provided to you, I can inform you about it before you receive it. This is some of the knowledge bestowed upon me by my Lord. I have forsaken the religion of people who do not believe in GOD, and with regard to the Hereafter, they are really disbelievers. "And I followed instead the religion of my ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We never set up any idols beside GOD. Such is the blessing from GOD upon us and upon the people, but most people are unappreciative.
Muhammad: A Follower of Abraham*
[16:123] Then we inspired you (Muhammad) to follow the religion of Abraham,* the monotheist; he never was an idol worshiper.
Abraham: Original Messenger of Islam*
[22:78] You shall strive for the cause of GOD as you should strive for His cause. He has chosen you and has placed no hardship on you in practicing your religion - the religion of your father Abraham. He is the one who named you "Submitters" originally. Thus, the messenger shall serve as a witness among you, and you shall serve as witnesses among the people. Therefore, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and hold fast to GOD; He is your Lord, the best Lord and the best Supporter.

There is no greater blasphemy than distorting the Quran to idolize the prophet Muhammad against his will. Verse 19 of Sura "Muhammad" states:

Laa Elaaha Ellaa Allah:
First Commandment
[47:19] You shall know that: "There is no other god beside GOD,"* and ask forgiveness of your sins and the sins of all believing men and women. GOD is fully aware of your decisions and your ultimate destiny.
فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مُتَقَلَّبَكُمْ وَمَثْوَاكُمْ

Yet another verse states the shahadah:

[37:35-36] When they were told, "Laa Elaaha Ella Allah [There is no other god beside GOD]," they turned arrogant. They said, "Shall we leave our gods for the sake of a crazy poet?"
إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا إِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ وَيَقُولُونَ أَئِنَّا لَتَارِكُوا آلِهَتِنَا لِشَاعِرٍ مَّجْنُونٍ

Now let's take a look at these verses from sura 39, Al-Zumar (The Throngs):

A Profound Question

Finally, let's answer a question- a profound one, for it comes from the Lord of the Universe. Here it is:

[39:36] Is GOD not sufficient for His servant? They frighten you with the idols they set up beside Him. Whomever GOD sends astray, nothing can guide him.
أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِكَافٍ عَبْدَهُ وَيُخَوِّفُونَكَ بِالَّذِينَ مِن دُونِهِ وَمَن يُضْلِلِ اللَّهُ فَمَا لَهُ مِنْ هَادٍ

If you answered 'Yes' to the question above then you accept that all you need is God, and God Alone. Your worship is to be devoted absolutely to God alone, for He alone is worthy of worship, He alone is worthy of all praise and He has no partners, and Yes, indeed, He is sufficient for His servants.

It's not that complicated after all, is it? So if you agree to submit yourself to God alone, and not take up powerless idols beside Him such as Muhammad, Ali, Jesus, Moses... then you are a submitter. A submitter to the Lord of the Universe. Welcome to Submission!


(Excerpts used from Appendix 13 of Quran The Final Testament, by Rashad Khalifa, PhD.)