Tashahhud

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The Tashahhud (Arabic: تشهد‎) is the portion of salat (obligatory prayer) where the Muslim kneels on the ground facing Qibla in Mecca.

Origins[edit]

There is a Hadith, thought to be authentic (or Sahih) that says:

Sunni Recitation[edit]

التحيات لله والصلوات والطيبات، السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته، السلام علينا و على عباد الله الصالحين، أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وأشهد أن محمدا عبده و رسوله

This translates as:

"Salutations to God and prayers and good deeds. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the mercy of God and his blessings. Peace be on us and on the righteous servants of God. I bear witness that there is no god but God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His messenger."

Sunni (Shafii) Recitation[edit]

  • Another variant used by Sunni (Shafii school of thought) Muslims is:

التحيات المباركات الصلوات الطيبات لله، السلام عليك أيها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته، السلام علينا، وعلى عباد الله الصالحين، أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وأشهد أن محمداً رسول الله

This translates as:
"Blessed salutations, prayers, good deeds to God. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the mercy of God and His blessings. Peace be on us and on the righteous servants of God. I bear witness that there is no god but God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His messenger."

Shi'ite Recitation[edit]

الحمد لله، أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له وأشهد أنّ محمدا عبده ورسوله. اللهم صلى على محمد وآل محمد

This translates as:
"Praise to God, I testify that there is no god but God the one and no partner to him, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and His prophet. O God bestow blessings upon Muhammad and the household of Muhammad"

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