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Al-Shahāda al-Thālitha (Arabic: الشَهادَة الثالِثة) or the Third Testimony is to testify or witness the wilaya of 'Ali (a). It is recited after testifying the oneness of God and the prophethood of the Prophet Muhammad (s) as follows: "I bear witness that 'Ali is the wali of Allah" ( أشهَدُ أَنّ عَلیاً ولی‌ُّالله) or "I bear witness that 'Ali is the proof of Allah" (أشهَدُ أَنّ عَلیاً حُجَّةُ الله).

According to some hadiths, whenever one bears witness to monotheism and the prophethood of Muhammad (s), one should bear witness to the wilaya of 'Ali b. Abi Talib (a) as well. The main issue about the Third Testimony concerns adhan and iqama. In Shiite sources of fiqh and hadith, the Third Testimony is not considered as part of adhan or iqama. According to the majority of Shiite fuqaha, this phrase is not part of adhan or iqama, but it is mustahab or permissible to recite it with the intention

Translation Adhan

Allah is the Greatest

I bear witness there is no God but Allah

I bear witness Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah

I bear witness 'Ali is the wali of Allah

Hurry toward prayer

Hurry toward salvation

Hurry toward the best of deeds

Allah is the Greatest

There is no God but Allah

(4 times) اَللّهُ اَکبَرُ

(2 times) اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لا اِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللّهُ

(2 times) اَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً رَسُولُ اللّهِ

[1]اَشْهَدُ أَنَّ عَلِیاً وَلِی اللّهِ

(2 times) حَیِّ عَلَی الصَّلاةِ

(2 times) حَیِّ عَلَی الْفَلاحِ

(2 times) حَیِّ عَلی خَیرِ الْعَمَلِ