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==="No god but Allah" (لا إله إلا الله)===
 
==="No god but Allah" (لا إله إلا الله)===
A statement of absolute monotheism. Note that unusual difference between أله "'ilah" "a god" and the definite الله "'allah" "the God" where one would otherwise expect الإله "al-'ilah" "the god." This is likely under the influence of the Syriac Allaha for "god."
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A statement of absolute monotheism. Note the unusual difference between أله "'ilah" "a god" and the definite الله "'allah" "the God" where one would otherwise expect الإله "al-'ilah" "the god." This is likely under the influence of the Syriac ܐܲܠܵܗܵܐ  "Alaaha" for "god."
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There is a grammatically analogous statement used by shia Muslims:
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There is a grammatically analogous statement used by Shia Muslims:
 
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لا سيف إلا ذو الفقار
 
لا سيف إلا ذو الفقار
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Literally: No sword except Zulfiqar
 
Literally: No sword except Zulfiqar
 
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Zulfiqar is the sword of Ali. Notice that it doesn't mean that other swords don't exist. It just means that his sword is the best.
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Zulfiqar is the sword of Ali. Note that it doesn't imply that other swords don't exist, merely that Ali's sword is the preeminent sword of swords.
 
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==In the Quran==
 
==In the Quran==
 
Since saying the shahada is considered the first pillar of Islam, one might expect that there would be a clear version of it in the Quran saying. Yet the text of the shahada actually does not appear in the Quran, at least not in its full form.
 
Since saying the shahada is considered the first pillar of Islam, one might expect that there would be a clear version of it in the Quran saying. Yet the text of the shahada actually does not appear in the Quran, at least not in its full form.
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