Six Kalmas of Islam is containing the 6 fundamental Kalmas required for complete faith in Allah. These six Kalmas are the essence of Islam. Many Muslims remember the first Kalma only.
What is Kalma?
Kalma is an assembly of a few words that is the identity of a Muslim. Kalma is the basic principle that connects the person to the Islamic spirit.
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
“La Ilaha Illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah”
Importance of six Kalmas
Each Kalma has its own importance and each word in a Kalma helps in the increase of Iman.
- First Kalma; Kalma Tayyeba, is the basic requirement for any Muslim to be a true believer.
- Second Kalma; Shahadat is the testification that a Muslim gives of his belief in Allah and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
- Third Kalma; Kalma Tamjeed, is for the glorification of Allah.
- Fourth Kalma; Kalma Tauheed, strengthens the belief in the Oneness of Allah.
- Fifth Kalma; Kalma Astaghfar, is for repentance and to ask forgiveness from Allah.
- Sixth Kalma; Kalma Rad a Kufr, rejects disbelief and submits to faith in Allah.
Memorizing all the six Kalma brings purity of heart and increases faith in Allah.
Benefits of six Kalma of Islam
The biggest benefit of 6 Kalma of Islam is that you will always have the guardian of faith with you on your phone. Whenever you are feeling low on faith or stressed out, you can read the Kalmas and refresh your faith. This app is useful for both kids and adults as Muslims of every age are required to know the fundamental Islamic Kalmas.
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.
It is the declaration of belief and faith in Islam. The acknowledgement of the truth brings peace and humility in life.
In the Holy Quran Allah Pak addresses Muhammad (Peace be upon him):
فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لِذَنبِكَ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مُتَقَلَّبَكُمْ وَمَثْوَاكُمْ
“So know that [He] – (there is) no god but Allah and ask forgiveness for your sin and for the believing men and the believing women. And Allah knows your movement and your resting places.” (Surah Muhammad 47:19)
The moment you say these words from your mouth and believe them from your heart, you are a Muslim.
The kalma has many benefits; the first benefit is humility that comes with it.
Nobody is a good Muslim unless and until they are first good human beings.
The acknowledgement of the fact that there is a higher power to which the man is accountable for his actions, according to some specific rules explained in the doctrine of truth “The Holy Quran”.
Surely, Lá iláha illalláh is the Word of Islam and the key to the dwelling of Peace (Paradise). The kalma rejuvenates the concept of piety. The most precise and subtle announcement of One God, this itself makes this kalma divine and heavenly. In the first part of the kalma man denies the divinity of anything and anyone except Allah; accepting him as the only one worth worshipping.
And the second part is related to Muhammad (Peace be upon him), He is the most beloved Prophet and the last messenger of Allah. In the Quran, Allah says to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ
“And not We have sent you but (as) mercy for the worlds.” (Surah Al-Anbiya 21:107)
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. Allah says:
وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
“And indeed, you surely (are) (of) a moral character great.” (Surat Al-Qalam, 68:4)
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.