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The Sharing Group Discussion: The Quranist "Shahadah"

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following topic was raised by Brother Justin Taylor on The Sharing Group, on the 29th December 2014.  The thread diverted significantly from the original post.  He asked: “I read about a shahadah recently that said, ‘There is no god but Allah, Jesus was His prophet and Muhammad His messenger’; would there be any issues with this?”
Brother Terence Helikaon Nunis: No.
Sister Eleanor Grant: There is no god but The God (Allah).  That is all you need to say.  Associating other names with God and making distinctions amongst his messengers is shirk.  The shahadah is a condition of the heart.  It is not just something you say 
Brother Terence Helikaon Nunis: This is not shirk.  It is true that Jesus (a.s.) is a prophet.
Brother Justin Taylor: I ask because I feel I have learnt a lot about Jesus (a.s.) and am happy to say he is a prophet as I would be about Buddha.  The issue for me would be I do not feel I know enough about Muhammad (s.a.w.) as yet to be a…