- Abdur-Rahman alSheha
My First Steps in Islam
THE TWO TESTIMONIES OF FAITH
These are the testimonies that no one has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and messenger. This is a verbal pillar of Islam, but one must also follow it with belief and action. This is the key to enter Islam.
THE MEANING OF THE FIRST TESTIMONY:
This is the phrase of Tawheed1. For this concept, Allah brought the creation into being, and for this concept He created Paradise and Hellfire. Allah says: “And I have created neither the Jinn nor mankind except to worship Me.”