First Kalima Tayyab: Your Gateway to Islamic Faith

Do you ever long for a deeper sense of calmness, direction, and spiritual closeness? The First Kalima offers a pathway to discovering these gems within yourself. 

What is the First Kalima?

The First Kalima (also called Kalima Tayyab) is the foundational principle of faith in Islam.

Tayyab means that the statement (Shahada) is completely honest.

 لا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللهِ
La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur Rasulullah
اللہ کے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں، محمد صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم اللہ کے رسول ہیں
There is none worthy of worship except God (Allah); Muhammad is the messenger of God
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Deeper Understanding of the 1st Kalma

لا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ
La ilaha illa Allah
اللہ کے سوا کوئی معبود نہیں
No God except Allah

Meaning: The “لا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ” is the core belief of Islam. It is translated to “There is no god but Allah” in English. It means Muslims believe in only one God (Allah) and reject any other gods or deities.

 مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللهِ
Muhammadur Rasulullah
محمد صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم اللہ کے رسول ہیں
Muhammad is the messenger of God

Meaning: This verse says that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the messengar of Allah (SWT). There will be no other prophets after Muhammad (PBUH).

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Importance of First Kalima Tayyab

Importance Of 1St Kalima Tayyab

Gateway to Islam

It is the essential principle that makes one a Muslim. Without sincere recitation and belief in the Shahada, one cannot enter the fold of Islam.

Core Belief

It declares the two most important beliefs in Islam: that there is only one Allah (SWT) and that Muhammad (PBUH) is His final messenger.

Unifying Force

The First Kalima acts as a common ground for Muslims worldwide. It unites them despite differences in language, culture, or race.

Benefits of the Fisrt Kalima

Spiritual Growth

Deepens one’s connection with Allah and nurtures spiritual growth.

Mental Clarity and Peace

Provides calmness, reduces anxiety, and helps focus the mind.

Moral Guidance

Serves as a constant reminder of Islamic values and promotes righteous behavior.


Shields against doubts, false beliefs, and losing the path of Islam.

Inspiration for Good Deeds

Promotes helping others, sharing with those in need, and creating a better world.
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Benefits Based on Hadith

It is narrated on the authority of ‘Uthman that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

‏ مَنْ مَاتَ وَهُوَ يَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ‏ ‏‏
“He who died knowing (fully well) that there is no god but Allah entered Paradise”
Reference: Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith 26

It is narrated on the authority of ‘Ubadah bin As-Samit (may Allah be pleased with him)that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

‏ مَنْ شَهِدَ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ، وَأَنَّ عِيسَى عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ وَكَلِمَتُهُ، أَلْقَاهَا إِلَى مَرْيَمَ، وَرُوحٌ مِنْهُ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، أَدْخَلَهُ اللَّهُ الْجَنَّةَ عَلَى مَا كَانَ مِنَ الْعَمَلِ ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالَ الْوَلِيدُ حَدَّثَنِي ابْنُ جَابِرٍ عَنْ عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ جُنَادَةَ وَزَادَ ‏”‏ مِنْ أَبْوَابِ الْجَنَّةِ الثَّمَانِيَةِ، أَيَّهَا شَاءَ ‏”‏‏
“If anyone testifies that None has the right to be worshipped but Allah Alone Who has no partners, and that Muhammad is His Slave and His Apostle, and that Jesus is Allah’s Slave and His Apostle and His Word which He bestowed on Mary and a Spirit created by Him, and that Paradise is true, and Hell is true, Allah will admit him into Paradise with the deeds which he had done even if those deeds were few.” (Junada, the sub-narrator said, ” ‘Ubada added, ‘Such a person can enter Paradise through any of its eight gates he likes.”)
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 3435

Benefits of Learning the 6 Kalmas in Islam

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said:

‏ ‏ أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أُقَاتِلَ النَّاسَ حَتَّى يَشْهَدُوا أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ، وَيُقِيمُوا الصَّلاَةَ، وَيُؤْتُوا الزَّكَاةَ، فَإِذَا فَعَلُوا ذَلِكَ عَصَمُوا مِنِّي دِمَاءَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُمْ إِلاَّ بِحَقِّ الإِسْلاَمِ، وَحِسَابُهُمْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ‏”‏‏.‏
“I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger (SAW), and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 25

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How can you include First Kalima in daily life?

Begin & End Your Day

Recite the Kalma upon waking and before sleeping to center your day around faith.

Quiet Moments

Repeat the Kalma silently during pauses like waiting, traveling, or before tasks.

Stress Relief

Recite the Shahada for peace and focus when feeling devastated.

Combine with Habits

Link the recitation of the Kalma to existing habits. For example, recite it after washing your hands for prayer or before meals.
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Keep it short and sincere

Don’t feel pressured to recite it for long periods. Focus on heartfelt repetition, even for a few moments at a time.

Utilize Technology

Set reminders on your phone or use Islamic apps with built-in reminders for recitation.

Make it a visual cue

Display a beautiful calligraphic drawing of the First Kalma in your bedroom or workspace for a constant reminder of your faith. offers a comprehensive Online quran Course to help you understand the foundation of Islamic beliefs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Why is the Arabic version so important?

Arabic is the language of the Quran and holds special significance. Reciting it in Arabic preserves the original meaning.

How do I pronounce the Kalima correctly?

Seek guidance from a qualified teacher or use online resources with audio/video pronunciation guides.

What are the blessings of reciting the Kalima regularly?

 It strengthens your faith, protects you from shirk, and forms the basis of your Islamic beliefs.

How can I memorize the Kalima quickly?

Try repetition, understanding the meaning, practising during prayers, using audio aids, and teaching others.

Can you explain the historical importance of the Kalima?

It marked the shift from polytheism to monotheism in Arabia and encapsulated the core principles of Islamic belief.

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