The 6 Karma of Islam is the basic beliefs of Muslims all around the world. Muslims practice these beliefs and incorporate the basic principles in their lives. The first of them, known as the ”kalimat tayyibah or “word of purity”, second is called the shahada (evidence), third “tamjeed” (Glory Of Allah), fourth “tawheed”(Oneness of Allah), fifth “istighfar”(Repentance) and sixth is called “radde kufr”(Refutation of Disbelief).
All six Kalimas are verses of the Quran:
1-First Kalima (Tayyab): Laa ilaaha illal Lahoo Mohammadur Rasool Ullah
Meaning: The word of Purity (Tayyabah). There is no worthy of worship except ALLAH and Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam is the messenger of ALLAH.
2- Second Kalima (Shahadat):Ash-hadu Al-laaa Ilaaha Illa-llaahu Wahdahoo Laa Shareeka Lahoo Wa-Ash-hadu Anna Muhammadan ‘Abduhoo Wa Rasooluhu.
Meaning: The word of Testimony (Shahadat – bearing witness)
I testify that (there is) no partner for Him. And I testify that certainly Muhammad (is) His worshipper and His Messenger.
3-Thirsd Kalima (Tamjeed):Subhanallahe Wal Hamdulillahe Wa Laa ilaha illal Laho Wallahooakbar. Wala Haola Wala Quwwata illa billahil AliYil Azeem.
Meaning: The word of Glorification (Tamjeed )
Glory (is for) Allah. And all praises for Allah. And (there is) none worthy of worship except Allah. And Allah is the Greatest. And (there is) no power and no strength except Allah, the Highest, the Greatest.
4-Fourth Kalima (Touheed):Laa ilaha illal Lahoo Wahdahoo Laa Shareekalahoo Lahul Mulko Walahul Hamdo Yuhee Wa Yumeeto Wa Hoa Haiy Yul La Yamooto Abadan Abada Zul Jalal Lay Wal Ikraam Beyadihil Khair. Wa hoa Ala Kulli Shai In Qadeer.
Meaning: The word of Oneness (Tawheed)
(There is) none worthy of worship except Allah. He is the only One. (There is) no partners for Him. For Him (is) the Kingdom. And for Him (is) the Praise. He gives life and causes death. And He (is) Alive. He will not die, never, ever. Possessor of Majesty and Reverence. In His hand (is) the goodness. And He (is) the goodness. And He (is) on everything powerful.
5-Fifth Kalima (Istighfar):Astaghfirullah Rabbi Min Kullay Zambin Aznabtuho Amadan Ao Khat An Sirran Ao Alaniatan Wa Atoobo ilaihe Minaz Zambil Lazee Aalamo Wa Minaz Zambil Lazee La Aalamo innaka Anta Allamul Ghuyoobi Wa Sattaarul Oyobi Wa Ghaffaruz Zunoobi Wala Haola Wala Quwwata illa billahil AliYil Azeem.
Meaning: The words of Seeking Forgiveness (Astaghfar)
I seek forgiveness from Allah, my Lord, from every sin I committed knowingly or unknowingly, secretly or openly, and I turn towards Him from the sin that I know and from the sin that I do not know. Certainly You, You (are) the knower of the hidden things and the Concealer (of) the mistakes and the Forgiver (of) the sins. And (there is) no power and no strength except Allah, the Highest, the Greatest.
6-Sixth Kalima (Radd-e-Kuffar): Allah Humma inni Aaoozubika Min An Oshrika Beka Shai Aown Wa Anaa Aalamo Behi Wasthaghfiruka Lima La A’lamu Behi Tubtu Anho Wa Tabarrato Minal Kufri Washshirki Wal Kizbi Wal Jheebati Wal Bidaati Wan Nameemati Wal Fawahishi Wal Bohtani Wal Maasi Kulliha Wa Aslamtoo Wa Aamantoo Wa Aqoolo Laa ilaaha illal Lahoo Mohammadur Rasool Ullah.
Meaning: The words of Rejecting Disbelief (Radhay kufr)
O, Allah! Certainly, I seek protection with You from, that I associate partner with You anything and I know it. And I seek forgiveness from You for that I do not know it. I responded from it and I made myself free from disbelief and polytheism and the falsehood and the back-biting and the innovation and the tell-tales and the bad deeds and the blame and the disobedience, all of them. And I submit and I say (there is) none worthy of worship except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of ALLAH.
وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍۢ
“And you are truly ˹a man˺ of outstanding character..” (Surat Al-Qalam, 68:4)
Acceptance of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as the last and final messenger is the latter step that completes the transformation into a Muslim. To believe in One Allah, all the Prophets of Allah, the Holy books, the Angels, the Day of Judgment and Predestination are the articles that complete the faith.