# Writing the shahada with arabtex

I'm not familiar with the Arabic alphabet, but would like to write the shahada in the two ways displayed below using pdflatex, for inclusion in a paper.

How can I do it? Is arabtex the way to go?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{arabtex}

\begin{document}

\setarab

\begin{arabtext}
% ...
\end{arabtext}

\end{document}

• Why do you not use LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX and write in unicode? – ClintEastwood Apr 5 '13 at 12:20
• @ClintEastwood For my paper I need certain tools that are only available to pdflatex, so I fear none of those engines is an option for me. – nnunes Apr 5 '13 at 13:55
• \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{arabtex} \begin{document} \setarab \fullvocalize \Huge \begin{RLtext} lA 'il_aha 'illA al-ll_ahu mu.hammadaN -rrasuW lu al-ll_ahi \end{RLtext} \end{document} – kalakay Dec 27 '13 at 2:36
• @kalakay Many thanks! Why not post your comment as an answer? I'd be happy to accept it. – nnunes Dec 27 '13 at 15:49

\documentclass[12pt]{article}