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What does the word "Shahid" mean?

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I have learned that "Shahid" means "witness" or denotes a person who acknowledged Allah as the only one god and Muhammad as his prophet (said "Shahada"). But from other sources, which I now do not remember, I read that "Shahid" also means "learner" or "pupil" (may be "follower"). I have probably confused something, but now eager to know whether "Shahid" means "learner" or not.
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The word "Shahid" is an Arabic word that has several meanings, including "witness," "martyr," and "testimony." It is derived from the root word "shahada," which means "to bear witness" or "to testify."  In Islamic terminology, a "Shahid" is often used to refer to a person who bears witness to the truth of Islam by accepting and confessing the belief in the oneness of God and the prophethood of Muhammad. This is known as the "Shahada," or the Muslim declaration of faith, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.  The word "Shahid" can also be used to refer to a person who dies while upholding their faith in Islam, especially in the context of martyrdom. In this sense, a "Shahid" is someone who is considered a hero and a role model for their devotion to their faith.  It is worth noting that the word "Shahid" is not typically used to mean "learner" or "pupil." While it is possible that you may have encountered this meaning in some context, it is not a common usage of the word. Instead, the Arabic word for "learner" or "pupil" is typically "talib," which is derived from the root word "talaba," meaning "to seek" or "to ask."

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