The Six Kalimas of Islam

Kalima is one of the five pillars of Islam. They are recorded in several books of knowledge and are recited and memorized by people across the world.

Reciting these Kalimas and believing in them is one of the way to show your Imaan and faith towards Allah and Prophet Muhammad (S.W.S). Reciting Kalima regularly is a way to wash your sins and stronger your faith( imaan.)

I will list down all the Kalimas with English transcription, translation and audio so that you can understand them better.


Kalima Number 1.  The Word of Purity (Tayyabah)


La ilaha ill Allah Muhammadur-Rasul Allah

(There is no God but Allah & Muhammad(S.W.S) is the Messenger of Allah)


Kalima Number 2.  The Word of Testimony (Shahaadat)

Ash-hadu an-La illaha ill Allahu, Wahdahu La Sharika lah, wa ash-Hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasoolu

(I bear witness that no-one is worthy of worship but Allah, the One alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger)


Kalima Number 3.  The Word of Glorification (Tumjeed)

Subhan Allahu, wal Hamdu lillahi, wa la illaha ilAllahu, wallahu Akbar. wa La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah-al ‘alii-al ‘adheem

(Glory be to Allah and Praise to Allah, and there is no God But Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. And there is no Might or Power except with Allah.)


Kalima Number 4.  The Word of Unity (Tauhid)

La ilaha illAllahu Wahdahu La Shareeka lahu, lahulmulk, wa lahulhamd, yuhyee wa yumeet, wa huwa hayy la yumoot abadan abada Dhul Jalaali waal Ikram beyadihi alkhayr, wa huwa ‘ala kulli Shay’in Qadeer

(There is) none worthy of worship except Allah. He is only One. (There is) no partners for Him. For Him (is) the Kingdom. And for Him (is) the Praise. He gives life and acuses 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.)


Kalima Number 5.  The Word of Penitence (Astaghfar)

Astaghfirullaha Rabbi min kulli dhanbin adhnabtahu amadan aw khata’an, sirran aw alaniyatan, wa atubuhu ilayhi min adh-dhanb illadhi a’lamu, wa min adh-dhanb illadhi la a’lamu, innaka anta allamal ghuyub, wa sattar ul’uyoubi, wa ghaffarudh dhunub, wa la hawla wa la quwwatta illa billahil ‘aliy-al ‘adheem

(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 from Allah, the Most High, the Most Great)


Kalima Number 6.  The Words of Rejecting Disbelief (Rud-A-Kuffer)

Allahumma innii a’udhu bika min an ushrika bika shai-anw- wa ana a’lamu bihii. Was tagh fi ru ka limaa laa alamu bihee. Tubtu anhu wa tabarra-tu min al-kufri wash-shirki wal-kizdhbi wal-ghiibati wal-bid’ati wan-namiimati wal fawaahishi wal-buhtani w-al-ma’aasii kulliha. Wa aslamtu wa aquulu La illaha illAllahu Muhammadur RasulAllah

(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 repended 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.)


The Power of Kalima

Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi Radiallaho Ta’ala ‘Anhu says that I left home to perform Hajj. I pointed my mount towards the Qibla and set off. However my mount (horse) took me to a city in the Roman Empire called Constantinople. I tried to get it to go towards the Ka’aba but it would not go there. When I reached Constantinople I saw a large group of people who were talking to each other. I enquired as to their situation and they informed me that the king’s daughter had gone insane and they were searching for a doctor.

I told them that I would cure her. I was taken to the King’s palace, when I reached the door I heard a voice from inside saying “How long will you stop your mount from coming towards me when it was bringing you to me?” When I stepped inside I saw a beautiful woman who was tied in chains and restrained. She said “Please cure me, give me some medicine that will cure me and I regain my normal senses. I told her to recite Laa Ilaha Illal Laah Muhammad Ur Rasool Allah Sallallaho ‘Alaihi Wasallam. She recited it aloud. As soon as she did, the chains broke and fell off. The King was shocked and said, “By Allah, what a beautiful and successful doctor. You have cured my daughter and eliminated her illness.” I said to the King, “You also recite the kalimah and the disease of Kufr (infidelity) will be removed from you.” He did this and accepted Islam. Upon seeing this amazing power of the kalimah, untold numbers of the king’s subjects accepted Islam in the town. ( Nuzhatul Majaalis)

My Beloved Prophet Sallallaho ‘Alaihi Wasallam’s beloved devotees, if an infidel can recite the kalimah and be blessed with faith, is a believer recites the kalimah, will he not receive freedom from the hellfire, and will he not receive untold mercies of Allah Ta’ala? Undoubtedly he will. Recite kalimah in abundance and obtain the benefits and become rich with the blessings. May Allah Ta’ala give us all guidance. Aameen