The shahadah or ‘testimony’ is a simple declaration of faith made in Arabic that translates as, ‘I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is His messenger.’ You can view the following clip which gives the correct Arabic pronunciation.
Your shahadah can be taken anywhere, with any Muslim man or woman. You need two adult Muslim witnesses to be present. This can be in someone's home or workplace, in a garden, on the beach or on a mountain. As the prophet Muhammad, God's Blessings and Peace be upon him, said (Sahih Muslim), ‘The whole earth has been made a mosque for me.’
Many of our more recent Cambridge Crescent members have chosen to take their shahadah – that is to say formally enter Islam – at Cambridge Central Mosque, following its opening in April 2019. Please note that taking your shahadah at the mosque is not a prerequisite to membership of the Cambridge Crescent Group, indeed it is not necessary to have taken your shahadah at all. If, however, you would like to know more about taking your shahadah at Cambridge Central Mosque please click here.