Here comes Shaheed so we must bear the witness

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Meaning

“I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and I bear witness that Mohammad is Allah’s servant and His Messenger and I bear witness that Ali is Allah’s Wali, ‘representative’.” — Shahada (Islamic Declaration of Belief)

“Shaheed” refers to Ali Shaheed Muhammad and means “Witness” in Arabic. It’s derived from the Shahada. Also not that Ali Shaheed Muhammad is named after Ali (the first Shia Imam) and Muhammad.

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