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What is Tawheed

What is Tawheed

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What is Tawheed

  1. 1. Allah is most severe in chastisement and warns thedisbelievers of a torment facing them for not accepting Islam: pleased with him forever. what is tawheed Verily Tawheed is the first obligation that all the Messengers “And whoever seeks a deen other than called to which formed the foundation of their call and their Islam, it will never be accepted of him, invitation to the people. Allah (swt) says: and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” [EMQ 3:83] ‘We sent to every Ummah a messenger to command the peopleAllah promises a severe punishment and scolding for all those to submit to Allah exclusively and towho die on other than tawheed: reject Taghoot’. [EMQ 16:36] “Allah promises severe burning and Tawheed is the greatest right of Almighty Allah (swt) over his scolding for all those who die on disbelief: servant. It has been reported in Bukhari and Muslim, in a “And whosoever does not believe in Allah hadith narrated by Muadth Ibn Jabal (ra), that the Messenger and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), Muhammad (saw) said: then verily, We have prepared for the disbelievers a blazing Fire.” [EMQ 48:13] ‘The right of Allah over his servant is toBut for those who believe in Allah and Islam, Allah promises submit to Him exclusively a brief and not tohappiness and contentment: associate anything with Him’ introduction “Verily! Those who believe (in Tawheed) and do righteous deeds, shall have the gardens of Paradise for their Whoever establishes the Tawheed enters Jannah and whoever entertainment,” [EMQ 18:107] negates the Tawheed they are from the people of hellfire. Establishing Tawheed is the path to happiness in this life and “(There is for him) rest and provision, in the hereafter, whereas violating the Tawheed is the path of and a Garden of delights (Paradise).” the miserable that will be doomed in this life and in the [EMQ 56:89] hereafter.Without Tawheed, the life of a person is meaningless and a Verily Tawheed is the only way for the unity of thetotal waste. The whole purpose of mans creation is to Muslim Ummah and the Muslim world, for failure toworship Allah alone and if man fails to acknowledge this establish the Tawheed amongst Muslims will be theexclusive right of Allah then one will be amongst the dwellers cause of their failure, division and sectarian disputes.of the Fire (Hell). He will have no one to blame but himself:what a horrible conclusion.One must learn and act upon Tawheed if one wishes to be learnfrom the inhabitants of the Garden of Bliss where Allah will be Islam
  2. 2. What is Tawheed is to believe with the heart, to testify with the tongue and to manifest with the limbs, that there is no one worthy of worship, obedience or submission except Allah (swt). It is to If one understands the principles of Tawheed it is clear to see where the conflict arises as there must be a total rejection of all false religions and ideologies (i.e. democracy, socialism,tawheed? single out Allah (swt) in His Lordship (Ruboobiyyah) in His worship (Uloohiyyah) and His names and attributes (al-Asmaa was-Sifaat). The Lordship of Allah (Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah) is to recognize that He alone is the Creator, the Provider, the Most- Christianity or Judaism etc.) before one can call himself a believer in Allah. Allah (swt) condemns all those who practice another way of life other than Islam:Linguistically, the word Tawheed ( œÌ ·) comes from the word ÕÊ « Merciful etc.wah-hada, which means to make something waahid (singular). “Say: Shall I seek a lord other than Allah,Waahid is the opposite of plurality. So waahid is something Tawheed ul-Uloohiyyah is the absolute right of Allah (swt) to be while He is the Lord of all things?”that will continue to be singular and never become a partner worshipped, elevated, obeyed, and for all ritual acts to be [EMQ 6:164]of something else. offered for Allahs sake alone and not to anybody or anything else, such as salaah (prayer), duaa (supplication), at- tahaakum (arbitration), slaughtering and fasting etc.The Shariah definition of Tawheed means to worship, obey, To Allah belong the purest and the best qualities. In Hisfollow and submit to none other than Allaah (swt), so “Or have they partners with Allah (false infinite wisdom and knowledge, Allah knows what is bestthat you make all of your worship for Allaah alone. for mankind: gods), who have instituted for them a deen (way of life, ideology) which AllahAllah (swt) says in the Quran: has not allowed…” [EMQ 42:21] “Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous And I (Allah) created not the jinns and The opposite or nullifier of Tawheed is (to His slaves) All-Aware (of everything).” humans except they should worship Me Shirk [EMQ 67:14] (Alone)[51:56] Allah chose Islam as the Deen that should be believed inThere has never been in the history of mankind a greater and and followed:more controversial statement than the Kalimah of Tawheed Shirk is to ascribe partners to Allah. It is in the form of( œÌ · …„· · ): “LAA ILAAHA ILL-ALLAH” (there is no one worthy ÕÊ « fl« directing the names, attributes or functions of Allah (swt)of worship except Allah). The weight of this statement must be towards anyone or anything other than Him or along side Him. “…This day, I have perfected your Deen forunderstood as it is the essence of every religion and the For example one of Allahs name and attribute is al-Hakam you, completed My Favor upon you, andfoundation of every community. meaning the Legislator or Law Maker; thus, legislation is His have chosen for you Islam as your (swt) exclusive right. Therefore, anyone who legislates other than Allah is a Mushrik (one who commits shirk). Deen.” [EMQ 5:3]It is reported on the authority of Abu Saeed Al-Khudri (ra)from the Messenger of Allah (may Peace Be Upon Him) thathe said: "Moosa said: "Oh, Rabb! Teach me The Muwahhid (the one who worships Allah without The Deen of Islam is the haq (truth) which Allah decreed tosomething by which I may remember You committing shirk) must understand, accept and believe in two supercede over all other ways even if the people detest it:and supplicate You." Allah Said: "Say, oh, principles of Tawheed: The first is to disbelieve or rejectMoosa: "Laa ilaaha illAllah." Moosa Said: Taaghout (anything that is obeyed, followed or worshipped “It is He Who has sent His Messenger"Oh, Rabb! All of Your slaves say that." Allah other than Allah) and then to believe, worship, submit andsaid: "Oh, Moosa! If the seven heavens and obey Allah (swt) alone: (Muhammad peace and blessings be uponall that they contain other than Me and the him) with guidance and the Deen of truthseven earths as well were all put in one “…Whosoever disbelieves in (rejects) (Islam), to make it superior over allside of a scale and Laa ilaaha illAllah put in Taaghout and believes in Allah, he has ideologies even though the Mushrikoonthe other, the latter would outweigh them." grasped the most trustworthy knot of[Ibn Hibbaan, al-Haakim] (those who ascribe partners to Allah, Islam (understood the meaning Laa ilaaha ill-Allah).” [EMQ 2:256] disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it).” [EMQ 9:33]

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