LA ELLAHA ELLA ALLAH
Millions of muslims all over the world recognize Five Pillars of
Islam (Submission). However, all the Pillars, as practiced by the
muslims of today, are in violation of the Quran. I will examine
only the first pillar.
SHAHAADA – FIRST PILLAR
Verse 3:18 in the Quran states: “God bears witness that there is
no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess
knowledge. He is the absolute God. There is no god except He, the
Almighty, Most Wise.”
The words of “Shahaada” or the First Pillar of Islam are thus
decreed by God in the above verse. “La Elaaha Ella Allah” is
repeated in the Quran numerous times.
Please note that the Shahaada of God, the angels and those who
possess knowledge is “there is no god except He” or “la ellaha
However, “Shahaada” of muslims all over the world is – “I bear
witness there is no god but He and I bear witness that Muhammad
is the messenger of God.” This “Shahaada” as one statement is not
found anywhere in the Quran.
God has given us the brains, hearing and eyesight and we
commanded to use them. We need to examine the following:
1. The meaning of the word “witness” in the dictionary is; one
personally present; a person who knows or sees anything; that which furnishes evidence or proof; testimony; to see or know by personal presence.
None of us alive today witnessed the messengership of prophet Muhammad.
2. Difference between ‘believe’ and ‘witness’. The meaning of the word “believe” in the dictionary is; to credit upon the ground of authority, testimony, argument or any other circumstances than personal knowledge – v.i. to be more or less firmly persuaded of the truth of anything.
The Quran consistently talks about believers as those who
believe in God and His Messengers. Therefore, the believers,
based on the evidence and proof of the Quran, believe in God
and His Messengers.
Verse 172 of Sura 7 states: “Recall that your Lord summoned all
the descendants of Adam, and had them bear witness for
themselves: ‘Am I not your Lord?’ They all said. ‘Yes, we bear
witness.’ Thus you cannot say on the Day of Resurrection. ‘We
were not aware of this.'”
All of us bore witness that God alone is our Lord.
The statement, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is a
messenger of God” is also incorrect for the following logical
1. Muhammad was a messenger of God, just like Jesus, Moses and
other messengers/prophets. They were messengers of God.
Muhammad at the present time is not a messenger of God.
He completed his great mission at his appointed time of
2. The statement violates the commandment of not making a
distinction amongst God’s messengers which is repeated in
the Quran numerous times.
Verse 285 of Sura 2 states: “The messenger has believed in
what was sent down to him from his Lord, and so did the
believers. They believe in God, His angels, His scripture,
and His messengers: ‘We make no distinction among any of His
messengers.’ They say, ‘We hear, and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny.'”
3. Verse 144 of sura 3 states: “Muhammad was no more than a
messenger like the messengers before him.”
The first commandment in all of God’s scriptures is the same,
“There is no god but God.” The submitter (muslim) will not
associate anyone next to God.
THE GREAT CRITERION
“When God ALONE is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not
believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion. But when others are mentioned besides Him, they become satisfied.” (39:45)