Shabad is the term used by Sikhs to refer to a hymn or paragraph or sections of the Holy Text that appears in their several Holy Books. The main holy scripture of the Sikhs is the Sri Guru Granth Sahib also shortened to SGGS. The first Shabad in the SGGS is the Mool Mantar. The text used for the Shabad is in the holy book is Gurmukhi. Below is the Shabad in English transliteration and translation.
ik-oNkaar sat naam " A Truth Crafter's Profile/Name through Truths"
kartaa purakh nirbha-o nirvair Truth is Your Name Creator Perfect Keeper Fearless Without Enmity
akaal moorat ajoonee SaibhaN gur parsaad The primary Entity Without Incarnations Self-perpetuating With the Guru’s grace
jap aad sach jugaad sach hai bhee sach Recite! True in the beginning True Through the Ages True even now and
naanak hosee bhee sach ||1|| says Nanak - Will be True in the future
There is one God and it is true. He is the creator. He has no concern with anything. He has no enemy. He is immortal. He does not take birth. He came into being on his own. He is realized by guru's grace by reciting his name. Mentioned above is true from the beginning, for ages, it is true now and will always be true.
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