Shahada is one of the five pillars in Islam. According to the website answeringmuslims, "The word â€śShahadaâ€ť comes from the verb shahida, meaning â€śhe testifiesâ€ť or â€śhe bears witness.â€ť In reciting the Shahada, a Muslim bears witness that Allah is the only true god, and that Muhammad is Allahâ€™s prophet."
What is unclear is which textbook was this particular question a part of.
An investigating officer in the case told The News Minute that there were lessons on how to deal with non-Muslims.
Police officers have confirmed that many of the portions when read individually may look harmless, but most books in their entirety actually propagate orthodoxy, conversion and terrorism.
"The school headed by Islamic preacher MM Akbar, a man who is known as Kerala's equivalent of Zakir Naik, has 13 schools under his banner in different districts in the state. >In June this year, almost 20 people from Kerala went missing and it was later revealed that they had gone to join the Islamic State.
One of them called Rashid, who had been actively involved in conversions to Islam, was a faculty member at a Peace International School. Three others in this group also has links to the school.
The school provides an international curriculum to its students along with "moral and religious studies based on Medeena University curriculum". Latest reports suggest that other than teaching orthodox Islam, the school also converted six students to Islam.