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Why tawheed so important

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  1. fayyaz214

    Why believing in one God, one creator is so important.  So important that Allah (SWT) said in Quran

    <FONT size=6>إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاء وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَى إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا</FONT><FONT face="Traditional Arabic" size=1> (4:48)

    <FONT size=3>"Allah forgives not that partners should be setup with him, but he forgives anything else to whom he pleases, to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin most heinous indeed" </FONT></FONT>

    Posted 4 years ago on 22 Sep 2010 18:59 #
  2. fear

    The most fundamental and the most important teaching of Prophet Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) is faith in the unity of God. This is expressed in the primary Kalimah of Islam as "There is no deity but Allah" (La ilaha illallah). This beautiful phrase is the bedrock of Islam, its foundation and its essence. It is the expression of this belief which differentiates a true Muslim from a kafir (unbeliever), mushrik (one who associates others with God in His Divinity) or dahriyah (an atheist).

    The acceptance or denial of this phrase produces a world of difference between man and man. The believers in it become one single community and those who do not believe in it form an opposing group. For the believers there is unhampered progress and success in this world and in the hereafter, while failure and ignominy are the ultimate lot of those who refuse to believe in it.

    But the difference between the believers and the unbelievers does not result from the mere chanting of a few words. Obviously, the mere utterance of a phrase or two is not in itself important. The real difference lies in the conscious acceptance of this doctrine and complete adherence to it in practical life. Mere repetition of the word 'food' cannot dull hunger; mere chanting of a medical prescription cannot heal the disease.

    In the same way, if the Kalimah is repeated without any understanding, it cannot work the revolution which it is meant to bring about. This can occur only if a person grasps the full meaning of the doctrine and accepts and follows it in letter and spirit. We avoid fire because we know that it burns; we keep away from poison because we know that it can kill. Similarly, if the real meanings of Tawhid are fully grasped, we avoid, in belief as well as in action, every form of disbelief, atheism and polytheism. This is the natural consequence of belief in the Unity of God.

    Posted 4 years ago on 23 Sep 2010 0:55 #
  3. fayyaz214

    Jaza Kallah super soldier. Needing some more details. If I want to check for myself whether I really believe in Unity of God, how would I find out answer to that for myself? How would that answer be not applicable to someone who believes in Trinity?

    Posted 4 years ago on 23 Sep 2010 1:10 #
  4. fear

    Tawhid is the highest conception of godhead, the knowledge of which God has sent mankind in all ages through His Prophets. It was this knowledge with which, in the beginning, Adam was sent down to earth; it was the same knowledge that was revealed to Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus (God's blessings be upon them all). It was this knowledge which Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) brought to mankind. It is Knowledge, pure and absolute, without the least shade of ignorance. Man became guilty of shirk, idol-worship and kufr only because he turned away from the teachings of the Prophets and depended on his own faulty reasoning, false perceptions or biased interpretations. Tawhid dispels all the clouds of ignorance and illuminates the horizon with the light of reality.

    Let us see what significant realities the concept of Tawhid - this little phrase: la ilaha illallah - embraces: what truth it conveys and what beliefs it fosters.

    First, we are faced with the question of the universe. We are face to face with a grand, limitless universe. Man's mind cannot discern its beginning or visualise its end. It has been moving along its chartered course from time immemorial and is continuing its journey in the vast vista of the future. Creatures beyond number have appeared in it - and go on appearing every day. It is so bewildering that a thinking mind finds itself wonderstruck. Man is unable to understand and grasp its reality by his unaided vision. He cannot believe that all this has appeared just by chance or accident. The universe is not a fortuitous mass of matter. It is not a jumble of unco-ordinated objects. It is not a conglomeration of chaotic and meaningless things. All this cannot be without a Creator, a Designer, a Controller, a Governor.

    But who can create and control this majestic universe? Only He can do so Who is Master of all; Who is Infinite and Eternal; Who is All-Powerful, All- Wise, Omnipotent and Omniscient; Who is All-Knowing and All-Seeing. He must have supreme authority over all that exists in the universe. He must possess limitless powers, must be Lord of the universe and all that it contains, must be free from every flaw and weakness and none may have the power to interfere with His work. Only such a Being can be the Creator, the Controller and the Governor of the universe.

    Second, it is essential that all these divine attributes and powers must be vested in One Being: it is impossible for two or more personalities having equal powers and attributes to co-exist. They are bound to collide. Therefore, there must be one and only one Supreme Being having control over all others. You cannot think of two governors for the same province or two supreme commanders of the army! Similarly, the distribution of these powers among different deities, so that, for instance, one of them is all- knowledge, the other all-providence and still another life-giver - and each having an independent domain - is also unthinkable. The universe is an indivisible whole and each one of such deities will be dependent upon others in the execution of his task. Lack of co-ordination is bound to occur. And if this happened, the world would fall to pieces. These attributes are also untransferable. It is not possible that a certain attribute might be present in a certain deity at one time and at another time be found in another deity. A divine being who is incapable of remaining alive himself cannot give life to others. The one who cannot protect his own divine power cannot be suited to govern the vast limitless universe.

    The more you reflect on the problem, the firmer must your conviction be that all these divine powers and attributes must exist in one and the same Being alone. Thus, polytheism is a form of ignorance that cannot stand rational scrutiny. It is a practical impossibility. The facts of life and nature do not fit in with it. They automatically bring men to Reality, that is Tawhid, the Unity of God.

    how would I find out answer to that for myself

    Now, keeping in mind this concept of God, look closely at this vast universe. Exert yourself to the utmost and say if you find among all the objects that you see, among all the things that you perceive, among all that you can think, feel or imagine - all that your knowledge can comprehend - anyone possessing these attributes. The sun, the moon, the stars, animals, birds or fishes, matter, money, any man or a group of men - does any of them possess these attributes? Most certainly not! For everything in the universe is created, controlled and regulated, is dependent on others, is mortal and transitory; its slightest movements are controlled by an inexorable law from which there can be no deviation. Their helpless condition proves that the attire of divinity cannot fit their body. They do not possess the slightest trace of divinity and have absolutely nothing to do with it. It is a travesty of truth and a folly of the highest magnitude to attribute divine status to them.

    This is the meaning of La ilaha, (i.e. there is no god) no human and material object possesses the divine power and authority deserving worship and obedience.

    But this is not the end of our quest. We have found that divinity is not vested in any material or human element of the universe, and that none of them possesses even the slightest trace of it. This leads us to the conclusion that there is a Supreme Being, over and above all that our eyes see in the universe, Who possesses Divine attributes, Who is the Will behind all phenomena, the Creator of this grand universe, the Controller of its superb Law, the Governor of its serene rhythm, the Administrator of all its workings: He is Allah, the Lord of the Universe and no one and nothing is associated in His Divinity. This is what illallah (but Allah) means.

    This knowledge is superior to all other kinds of knowledge and the greater you exert yourself, the deeper will be your conviction that this is the starting-point of all knowledge. In every field of inquiry - be it that of physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, biology, zoology, economics, politics, sociology or the humanities, you will find that the deeper you probe, the clearer become the indications of the truth of La ilaha illallah. It is this concept which opens up the doors of inquiry and investigation and illumines the pathways of knowledge with the light of reality. And if you deny or disregard this reality, you will find that at every step you meet disillusionment, for the denial of this primary truth robs everything in the universe of its meaning and significance.

    Posted 4 years ago on 23 Sep 2010 6:43 #
  5. fear

    How would that answer be not applicable to someone who believes in Trinity?

    Look fayyaz trinity was biggest misconception, If u read the bible u will find the truth, I will give some reason, their is no trinity

    1-   How can Jesus be GOD Almighty in the light of the following verses?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in Mark 12:29 Jesus said "Here, O Israel:  The Lord our God is one Lord."   The words "our God" indicate that Jesus had a higher God over him, a stronger God than him.  Jesus didn't say "Your God".  He said "our God" which includes Jesus as the creation of GOD.

    If Jesus was GOD, then why did he ask for GOD's Forgiveness in Luke 23:34?
    If Jesus was GOD, then why Mark 15:34 says "And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

    If Jesus was GOD, then did Paul say in 1 Corinthians 8:6 "yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live."

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 20:17 Jesus said "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' "

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 8:28 Jesus said "I do nothing of myself"?  Can't GOD do anything he wills?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 14:28 Jesus said "My Father (GOD) is greater than I"?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in Luke 23:46 Jesus said "Father (GOD), into thy hands I commend my spirit"?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in Mark 10:18 Jesus said “And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”?

    Also in Luke 18:19 Jesus said only GOD Almighty is Good: ""Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good—except God alone."

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 26:39 Jesus begged his GOD to have mercy on him and to pass the cup to death (kill Jesus in another words) before Jesus goes through the pain of crucifixion?  Also see: Jesus' crucifixion in Islam

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 18:38 he didn't reply when he was asked about the truth?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 24:36 Jesus said "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."  Jesus told his followers that no one (including Jesus) knows when the judgment day will come, only GOD knows?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in Isaiah 11:2-3 GOD had put the spirit of fearing GOD in Jesus?  Also see GOD's Spirit in the many others beside Jesus.

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:31 Jesus told his followers that if he (Jesus) bears witness of himself, then his record is not true?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:30 Jesus told his followers that he can't do a single thing of his own initiative?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:36-38 Jesus said that GOD had assigned him (Jesus) work and GOD is a witness on Jesus?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:32 Jesus told his followers that they have never seen GOD at anytime nor ever heard his voice?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why did he pray to his GOD in Luke 5:16?

    If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 26:39 Jesus fell on his face and prayed to his GOD?

    If Jesus was GOD, then how come in Hebrew 5:7 he prayed and cried for GOD to hear him and give him mercy by saving him from death?

    If Jesus was GOD, then how come in John 1:18 he said "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the FATHER'S side, has made HIM known."  Where do you see Trinity in this Verse?

    If Jesus was GOD, then how come in John 5:37 he said "And the FATHER who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard HIS voice nor seen HIS form,"  Jesus and the GOD are different.  People heard Jesus, but never heard GOD.

    So please think and conclude, Jesus also taught his follower Taweed i.e the oneness of ALLAH

    Posted 4 years ago on 23 Sep 2010 7:04 #
  6. NNL

    Ya akhi stop copy pasting resources without linking up the original source so one can see what is being said and by who

    The Unity of God is a wrong term or rather a misappropriate word. It should be in the Singularity of Allah. Cos if you use the god then everyone has his own version of God. The christians believe Jesus to be god. Hindus worship Lingum a phallic god ( they may deny but bloody hell it looks like a phallus) . Thus we cant say God cos God to anyone of these people is worthy of worship and we as Muslims cant associate Allah Azza Wa Jal with anything that despicable. Use the word Allah when you talk to Muslims and Non Muslims alike. Use the word Deity instead of God. And as for the Christians they need to focus on the Singularity of Allah rather than unity. Singularity of Allah is the key concept in the Quran and every Nabi Alayhis Sallam was sent to revive and propagate this msg.

    Posted 4 years ago on 23 Sep 2010 14:17 #
  7. Not Possible

    For me the concept of Tawheed is very simple, There is only one creator, all else is creation. That means all creation has origniated by the will of the creator and that creator is Allah(SWT).

    Everyone and everything was given life, an identity, a purpose, by Allah.   Rasool Allah(SAW) is the greatest of Allahs creation and his status has also been bestowed by Allah.

    No one can campare a creation to the creator, its a more futile comparison than apple and oranges. At the same time nobody should challenge the status bestowed by Allah on his favorite creation because weak of faith think that to glorify or recognise the status bestowed by Allah on revear Allahs chosen peronalities as per Allahs wishes  is to equate them to Allah (Nawzobiallah)

    The first one to challenge a status bestowed by Allah upon his creation was iblees. All those who challenge Allahs bestowed status upon someone follow in the footsetps of iblees.

    Posted 4 years ago on 23 Sep 2010 15:31 #
  8. barackosama

    @NNL

    The point you brought is the main source of problem. Many Many people mis-translate 29:46, check comparative translations: http://www.islam-muslims.org/quran/29/46/default.htm
    which states that Your Lord and our Lord is One. Not the same as we do not believe in Jesus as Lord, if they were the same.

    Posted 4 years ago on 23 Sep 2010 22:21 #
  9. fear

    NNL & Barack

    In as many times as we have been on the internet or in a discussion or a chat group, we almost always run into someone who feels offended that we use the word "God" when we talk about the One and Only God (Allah in Arabic).

    It  is surprising to notice that most of these Muslim brothers and/or sisters do not know that the word "Allah" is the Arabic word for the word "God".  Many of them believe that "Allah" is the name of the Muslim God. They do not realize that the word "Allah"  does not belong exclusively to the Muslims and that it has always been used before  (and after) Islam by the Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians when they speak about God.

    Talking to English speaking people about  God using the word "Allah" is very much the same like speaking to Arabic speaking people about "Allah" using the word God.  It makes all the sense to show respect  to the people and their language by speaking to them in the language they use.

    Insisting on the use of the word "Allah" which is the Arabic word for God immediately creates the illusion that "Allah" is a whole different deity than God of the whole world. It creates a god that belongs ONLY to the Muslims, and takes the universality of Islam out of it.

    The Quran, because its prime and first addressees were the Arabs, used the word “Allah” for the Supreme Being, as that had traditionally been the word used for the Supreme Being in that language. The same had been the case in the older scriptures. Those scriptures, like the Quran, used those words for the Supreme Being, which had already in vogue in those languages, to refer to the Supreme Being.

    May the Almighty guide us all to the path of
    His liking.

    The point you brought is the main source of problem. Many Many people mis-translate 29:46

    Can u present here the correct translation ?

    Do know more translation than those who have translated Quran.

    Posted 4 years ago on 24 Sep 2010 1:25 #
  10. fear

    Also see the comment of a Non Muslim

    The Pitts <c---@centurytel.net> wrote:

    The god of the Quran and the God of the bible are
    completely different. Allah being contrived from AI-Llah the moon god.
    Please feel free to research it yourself. As your own documentation
    says,.."don't mean to offend anyone."

    Posted 4 years ago on 24 Sep 2010 1:26 #
  11. NNL

    Ya akhi SS

    Since when did the feelings of Kuffar come into play when giving Dawah to Islam ?

    Do you forget the Ayah of Surah Kahf ?

    No matter what you do Hidaya isnt in your hands......

    No matter how you plan to appeal these people they will not let go of their desires.

    Do you agree that the worst of the Mushrikeen referred to Allah as Allah.

    Ya Akhi Our Nabi was told to give the message and leave the rest to Allah Azza Wa Jal He is the Owner of Guidance. Whoever He Chooses to Guide Shall Never be Led Astray and Whoever HE Chooses not Guide will Never EVER BE GUIDED.

    Remember these words

    They are Allah's word and you know better than me.

    I for one reason cant accept the word God for that a person who believes his God to Jesus, rat, Monkey, **** etc etc to equate his concept of Divine with Allah Azza Wa Jal the true Divine Being. Ya Akhi Kareem this is too much to ask from a Muslim.

    And for your information The Name of Allah is only unique to Islam and to Muslim no previous books contained this name ( the Jews werent even allowed to take the name of Allah ) It is highly inappropriate to translate Allah as God as it highly inappropriate to translate Hamd as Praise.

    This Language English has roots in 15 different languages and none of them confer the word GOD. The only word that is nearly synouyms with it is Gath.  Even Oxford English Dictionary shows a Pre Christian and Post Christian meaning.

    Now the kicker of this entire Issue is on the word Ilah. And it in no way de-signifies Oneness of Allah. However God does do that. The entire idea is that none of the Sahaba  Radhi Allah Unhum, Tabien and Ta-Tabien  never changed the changed the language while giving Dawah. They actually insisted that people who wanted to convert to Islam had to learn Arabic.

    If those who are the most perfect example after Rasool Allah Sallaho Alayhi Wa Ala Alayhi Wa Sallam didnt do something then why are we doing a similar thing..

    Moreover this a excerpt from the Tafsir. Jabir said: "We were commanded to strike with the sword whoever opposes the Book of Allah.'' And His saying:
    <font class="AyahArabic">[وَقُولُواْ ءَامَنَّا بِالَّذِى أُنزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَأُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ]</font>

    (and
    say (to them): "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and
    revealed to you;) means, if they tell you something which you do not know to be true or false,
    say to them: We do not hasten to say it is a lie, because it may be
    true, and we do not hasten to say it is true because it may be false. We
    believe in it in general, under the condition that it has been revealed
    and has not been altered or deliberately misinterpreted.' Imam
    Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy on him, recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may
    Allah be pleased with him, said, "The People of the Book used to read
    the Tawrah in Hebrew and explain it in Arabic to the Muslims. The
    Messenger of Allah said:

    <font class="AyahArabic">«لَا
    تُصَدِّقُوا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ وَلَا تُكَذِّبُوهُمْ، وَقُولُوا: آمَنَّا
    بِاللهِ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ، وَإِلَهُنَا
    وَإِلَهُكُمْ وَاحِدٌ، وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُون»</font>

    (Do
    not believe the People of the Book and do not deny them. Say: "We
    believe in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been
    revealed to you. Our God and your God is One, and to Him we have
    submitted.'')'' This Hadith was narrated only by Al-Bukhari. Al-Bukhari
    recorded that Ibn

     Abbas said: "How can you ask the People of the Book
    about anything, when your Book that was revealed to the Messenger of
    Allah is more recent, you read it pure and uncontaminated, it tells you
    that the People of the Book altered and changed the Book, that they
    write the Book with their own hands and then say,

    r

    Abdur-Rahman heard Mu

    r

    b Al-Ahbar, and said:
    "He was one of the most truthful of those who narrated from the People
    of the Book, even though we found that some of what he said might be
    lies.'' I say, this means that some of what he said could be classified
    linguistically as lies, but he did not intend to lie, because he was
    narrating from manuscripts which he thought were good, but they
    contained fabricated material, because they did not have people who were
    so conscientious in memorizing the Scriptures by heart as the people of
    this great Ummah.

    Posted 4 years ago on 24 Sep 2010 5:54 #
  12. fear

    NNL

    I didn't understand ur post, I think u are confused,

    Please a simple question to u can u tell me Where in quran Allah says
    Always use word Allah for him, I tell u if u go through quran

    SAY: "CALL UPON ALLAH,

    OR CALL UPON RAHMAN

    BY WHATEVER NAME YE CALL UPON HIM (it is well):

    FOR TO HIM BELONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NAMES
       

    Holy Qur'aan 17:110

    CONCEPT FROM THE EAST

    The Hindi word for God Almighty is PRAMATMA. In Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, "Atma" meant the soul, and "Pram-atma" meant the Great and Holy Soul, or the Holy Spirit, which is really a beautiful description of the "Father" in Heaven. The Bible says, "God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth" (John 4:24). Not in form, shape or size, but in SPIRIT.
    Despite his pantheistic1 interpretation of the Divinity, the name the Hindu gives the Supreme Being, in his classical language, is OM (Aum), which means Guardian or Protector. A very suitable attribute about which the Muslim can have no misgivings.

    1. "Pantheism:" a doctrine in which people believe that God is everything, and everything is God. The Muslim puts the right emphasis when he says - "EVERYTHING IS GOD'S!" Do you realise the stupendous difference this apostrophe 's makes to the concept of God?

    CONCEPT FROM THE WEST  FROM THE WEST

    The Anglo/Saxon and the Teuton in their own and other allied European languages call their object of worship "GOD" or words of similar sound and import, i.e.
                                                God1 in English;
                                                Got in Afrikaans (the language of the descendants of the Hollandse people in South Africa);
                                                Gott in German; and
                                                Gudd in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian languages.

    The ancient Phoenicians called their God - ALLON - (not far from Allah if we could only hear it articulated), and the Canaanites ADO. The Israelites not only shared the word EL with the original people of Palestine, but borrowed the name of their chief deity - ADO and turned it into ADONAI, and everywhere the four-letter word YHWH occured in their Holy Scriptures, they read "Adonai" instead of "Yahuwa." You will not fail to notice the resemblance between the Jewish Adonai and the heathen Adonis. ADONIS was a "beautiful godling loved by Venus" in the Greek pantheon.

    1. The word "God" together with its ramification in contrast with the word Allah

    THE LATIN CONCEPT

    In the Latin-dominated languages of Western Europe, where Latin had remained dominant in learning and diplomacy for centuries, the chief term used for God is DEUS:
                                                            Deus in Portuguese;
                                                            Dieu in French;
                                                            Dio in Italian;
                                                            Dies in Spanish;
                                                            Dia in Scotch and Irish; and
                                                            Duw in Welsh.

    Surprisingly in all the languages above, Deus and all the similar sounding words mean heaven.

    Moulana Vidyarthi, in his monumental work - "Muhammad in World Scriptures,"1 devotes a hundred pages to the names of God in the different languages. And out of a list of 155 attributive names, over 40 of them use the word "Heaven" or the "Above," in their language in describing God. Though the Muslim chants the Asma-ul-husna (the most beautiful names), 99 as derived from the Holy Qur'an with the crowning name, ALLAH; "Heaven" is not one of those ninety-nine attributes. Symbolically, heaven may be described as the abode of God, and in the words of Wordsworth in Tintern Abbey:

    1. No student of Comparative Religion can afford to be without this book. It may become your priceless heir-loom.

    WHOSE DWELLING IS THE LIGHT OF SETTING SUNS, AND THE ROUND OCEAN AND THE LIVING AIR, AND IN THE BLUE SKY, AND IN THE MIND OF MAN: A MOTION AND A SPIRIT THAT IMPELS ALL THINKING THINGS, ALL OBJECTS OF ALL THOUGHTS, AND ROLLS THROUGH ALL THINGS.

    CONCEPT FROM BEYOND THE FAR EAST

    Among all the 155 tantalising names of God in the various tongues, the one that tickled me most was - "A-T-N-A-T-U!" - and this I have adopted as a title of my book, instead of the original title promised - "What is His Name!" for this present publication.

    WHAT IS SO FUNNY OR SO NOVEL ABOUT ATNATU?

    The aborgine of South Australia calls his God "Atnatu" because some philosopher, poet or prophet had programmed him, that the Father in Heaven is absolutely free from all needs; He is independant; He needs no food nor drink. This quality, in his primitive, un-inhibited language, he conversely named ATNATU, which literally meant "the One without an **** - the One without any flaw" - i.e. the One from Whom no impurity flows or emanates. When I started sharing this novel idea with Hindu, Muslim and Christian friends, without exception, their immediate reaction was one of mirth, they giggled and laughed. Most of them not realising that the joke was on them. The boot was on the other foot. Though the word "****" is a very small word, only four letters in English, most people have not heard it. One is forced to use the colloquial substitute which I hesitate to reproduce here, nor will I use the same in public meetings because of people's hypersensitivity - because in the words of Abdullah Yusuf All, people "HAD PERVERTED THEIR LANGUAGE ONCE BEAUTIFUL, INTO JARGONS OF EMPTY ELEGANCE AND UNMEANING FUTILITY."

    "ALLAH" IN EVERY BIBLE AND IN EVERY LANGUAGE

    There is no difficulty in our agreeing that in the languages of the world, every nation has given a distinctive name to God. Most of these names are attributive names, describing some aspect of God. But the proper name for God Almighty in the Semitic languages, i.e. in the mother-tongues of Moses, Jesus and Muhummed (Peace be upon them all) is ALLAH! This name is still extant in the Christian Bible in every language of the world. The Christians are boasting that they have translated their Bible into over fifteen hundred languages, more specially the translation of the New Testament. In every Gospel that I have scrutnised in the various languages I find the word "Allah" preserved - English or Afrikaanz, Zulu or Swahili. Why not check up in your own dialect to prove me wrong. I would love to hear from you.

    If what I claim is Gospel Truth, then how is it that the whole Christian world of over 1 200 000 000 people have not been aware of it. This is what effective programming or brain-washing can do. They have been trained NOT to see the obvious. Did not Jesus bewail:

    "Seeing, they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." (Matthew 13:13).

    Therefore to ease the situation, in a round-about-way let us say that where you have an "input," you must allow for an "output." The one who eats, must have the call of nature - the toilet or the bush - and our primitive friend smelt the need, which he could never attribute to his Creator. Therefore, he called his God - ATNATU! 'The one without the excretory system or its tail end.

    Posted 4 years ago on 24 Sep 2010 7:25 #
  13. Not Possible

    For me the concept of Tawheed is very simple, There is only one creator, all else is creation. That means all creation has origniated by the will of the creator and that creator is Allah(SWT).

    Everyone and everything was given life, an identity, a purpose, by Allah.   Rasool Allah(SAW) is the greatest of Allahs creation and his status has also been bestowed by Allah.

    No one can campare a creation to the creator, its a more futile comparison than apple and oranges. At the same time nobody should challenge the status bestowed by Allah on his favorite creation because weak of faith think that to glorify or recognise the status bestowed by Allah on revear Allahs chosen peronalities as per Allahs wishes  is to equate them to Allah (Nawzobiallah)

    The first one to challenge a status bestowed by Allah upon his creation was iblees. All those who challenge Allahs bestowed status upon someone follow in the footsetps of iblees.

    Posted 4 years ago on 24 Sep 2010 15:32 #
  14. fayyaz214

    Thanks all.  I understand why believing in one God is logical.  I have a follow-up question.  How would I know that I really really believe in one God and I am not doing just lip service to it.  How would believing in One God make me a different person than someone who does not.

    Posted 4 years ago on 26 Sep 2010 19:30 #
  15. fear

    fayyaz214

    Abu A'la al-Mawdudi mentions in his book, Fundamentals of Islam,
    nine effects of the declaration of faith upon the heart.

    First, as a believer you are not narrow minded like those who
    believe in many gods or who dispute the existence of God
    altogether.

    Second, as a believer you feel a sense of your own worth and
    dignity, since it is Allah alone who brings benefit and harm, and
    He alone who brings life and death. Wisdom, power and authority are
    His. Because of this the heart feels no fear of anything other than
    Him. No head bows to another, no one is humbled before anyone else.
    No one may fear another or be intimidated by human power or
    majesty, since Allah is the Majestic and the Omnipotent over all
    things. In contrast to this we see the subjucation of the
    disbelievers, the Christians and the Jews, and the pagans and the
    atheists, to one another.

    Third, as a believer your sense of honour and self esteem are
    inspired by faith. The Muslim knows humility without humiliation,
    and pride without vainglory. Shaytan can not affect his pride or
    inspire conceit in him since he is well aware that it is Allah Who
    has given him all that he has and Who is capable of stripping him
    of everything at any time. Yet you see the atheist bursting with
    pride whenever some worldly benefit comes his way.

    Fourth, as a believer you have the knowledge and the certainty
    that it is only through purification of the self and the
    performance of good works that success may be had. As for the
    disbelievers they have only the falso hope that the 'son' of God
    will wash away the sins of the world, or that since they are
    themselves the 'sons' of God and His high priests they will not be
    punished for their sins, or that they will benefit from the
    intervention of the noble and pious, or that their offerings and
    sacrifices to their gods will give them licence to do as they
    please. As for the atheist who supposes that his existence in this
    world is without purpose and unguided by any higher plan, his gods
    are his own passions and desires. To these things he has dedicated
    his life.

    Fifth, the believer in this Aqeedah will not know hopelessness
    or despair, because he believes that Allah is Master of all that
    the heavens and earth contain. So his heart is reassured in peace
    and in hope. Even when weak in himself and defeated, when life
    closes in around him, he knows that those whom Allah takes into His
    protection will not be neglected or abandoned so long as they
    depend upon Allah and trust in Him. The disbelievers prefer to
    depend upon their own feeble resources, yet how quickly despair
    overtakes them, plunging them into desperation, and even driving
    them to suicide.

    Sixth, belief in this Aqeedah develops in the individual great
    determination, fortitude, patience, confidence and trust, since you
    are engaged in the greatest of enterprise, the quest for the
    pleasure of Allah. Indeed you feel that what supports you is the
    power of He Who possesses the heavens and the earth. In this way
    the strength and determination of the believer, with his resolute
    will inspired by this confidence, becomes like a mountain that no
    human force may move. Could there ever be such a strength and
    confidence as this to inspire a person's disbelief?

    Seventh, the believer derives both strength and support from the
    declaration of faith, since it puts you out of reach of the two
    things that can undermine your strength, love of the world and fear
    of it. Love of the world is to place love of yourself, your spouse
    or your money before love of Allah. Fear of the world is fear of an
    unknown force, not under the power of God, waiting to destroy you.
    The believer knows that there is no god but Allah, and so neither
    of these things can gain any power over the heart, because it is
    reassured by the fact that Allah is the Sole Possessor of both life
    and property. Once you dedicate yourself to the pleasure of your
    Lord regardless of the cost, you suddenly realise that no one can
    deprive you of your life, neither man nor beast: the gun, the
    swordand the stone do not kill; it is God alone Who brings
    death.

    There is no stronger determination than that of someone who
    believes in Allah. No man can intimidate him and no army frighten
    him, neither flashing swords nor bullets falling like rain.
    Whenever a believer presents himself for battle in the path of
    Allah, his strength is multiplied tenfold. So where does this leave
    the Christians and the Jews, the disbelievers and the atheists.

    Eighth, by believing in the declaration of faith you can take
    command over your own life, take pride in yourself, in your
    confidence and determination, and in this way purify your heart
    from the influence ofavarice, jealousy, cowardice, spite, and all
    other vices.

    Ninth, and by far the most important of these effects on the
    heart, is the knowledge that the declaration of faith guides you to
    understand the law of Allah, and helps you to keep carefully to it.
    Thus you are awakened to the fact that Allah is totally aware of
    every thing, and that He is nearer to you than your jugular vein;
    and although you may be able to escape from most kinds of danger,
    there is no escaping from Allah. The degree to which faith pervades
    the human mind determines in turn the extent of the believer's
    obedience to the laws of Allah, his keeping to Allah's limits and
    not coming near to what Allah has forbidden, and his hastening to
    do good works and to fulfill Allah's commands.

    The declaration of faith is the first of the five essential
    pillars of Islam. It is also the most important of these when it
    comes to ascertaining the extent of a person's faith. The Muslim is
    the obedient servant who keeps near to Allah. We can not do this
    until we believe from teh depths of our hearts that there is no god
    but Allah. The declaration of faith is the source of Islam and the
    basis of its strength. Regardless of the details of our belief or
    the different shades of legal opinion, everything ultimately rests
    upon this one statement: the power of Islam relies upon nothing
    else. If this should ever be lost, then nothing at all would be
    left of our deen.(1)

    Ibn Rajab, when commenting on the declaration of faith, quotes
    Sufyian ibn Uyaynah: "Allah did not bestow upon His servants a
    greater blessing than the knowledge that there is no god but Allah.
    For the people of Paradise these words are the same as fresh water
    is to a people who live on the parched Earth. By it the scales of
    Heaven and Hell are set. Because of it the Messengers were sent
    into battle. Whoever declares it to be so, his wealth and his life
    are protected, but whoever denies it shall find himself destroyed.
    It is the key to paradise, and the single call of all the
    Messengers." (2)

    Posted 4 years ago on 27 Sep 2010 16:34 #
  16. Not Possible

    For me the concept of Tawheed is very simple, There is only one creator, all else is creation. That means all creation has origniated by the will of the creator and that creator is Allah(SWT).

    Everyone and everything was given life, an identity, a purpose, by Allah.   Rasool Allah(SAW) is the greatest of Allahs creation and his status has also been bestowed by Allah.

    No one can campare a creation to the creator, its a more futile comparison than apple and oranges. At the same time nobody should challenge the status bestowed by Allah on his favorite creation because weak of faith think that to glorify or recognise the status bestowed by Allah on revear Allahs chosen peronalities as per Allahs wishes  is to equate them to Allah (Nawzobiallah)

    The first one to challenge a status bestowed by Allah upon his creation was iblees. All those who challenge Allahs bestowed status upon someone follow in the footsetps of iblees.

    Posted 4 years ago on 27 Sep 2010 17:42 #
  17. NNL

    fayyaz214 ha detto: Thanks all.  I understand why believing in one God is logical.  I have a follow-up question.  How would I know that I really really believe in one God and I am not doing just lip service to it.  How would believing in One God make me a different person than someone who does not.

    Now thats a good question. Have you read the Hadith regarding Iblees telling the benefit of reciting Ayat-ul-Kursi from Abu Hurairah and Abu Said Al Khudri ?

    So now Shaitan has the same belief on Ayat-ul-Kursi as any Muslim would have right ? So does that make Shaitan a Muslim ?

    Read the Translation of Ayat-ul-Kursi and you will understand what i m saying.

    So if Shaitan and a Muslim have the same belief regarding Allah i.e Allah being the Creator, Owner, and Delegator or Provider of everything then what makes them different.

    Its a matter of what comes after that i.e worship. By affirming the Oneness of Allah and His Power and Ownership of everyone then the next logical step is to worship Allah alone and not to make any Shirk with him.  So once you decide to worship Allah then you worship Allah according to how Allah Azza Wa Jal wants you to worship.

    How would you know that you are worshiping Allah and not doing lip service ?

    Well that is the struggle of a man for the entire life. He has to figure out whether his actions are due to his following of desire or his worship of Allah Azza Wa Jal

    Allah Says in the Quran in Surah Al Anaam

    “Say (O Muhammad): Verily, my Salaah (prayer), my
    sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the ‘Aalameen
    (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”

    [al-An’aam 6:162]

    So Uboodiyyah is a holistic matter that encompasses the life of
    the Muslim. When he strives in the land seeking provision he is worshipping
    Allaah, because Allaah has commanded him to do that, as He says
    (interpretation of the meaning): 

    “so walk in the path thereof and eat of His provision. And
    to Him will be the Resurrection”


    [al-Mulk 67:15] 


    When he sleeps, he sleeps so as to gather strength to worship
    Allaah, as Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “I seek
    reward for my sleep just as I seek reward for praying qiyaam” (narrated by
    al-Bukhaari, 4342). Indeed the Muslim is not content unless his pleasure in
    eating, drinking and marital relations is counted in the scale of his good
    deeds, as the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be
    upon him) said: “In the intimacy of one of you there is sadaqah (charity, a
    good deed).” They said: “O Messenger of Allaah, if one of us satisfies his
    desires will he be rewarded for that?” He said: “What do you think, if you
    were to do it in a haraam way, would you not have a burden of sin?” They
    said, “Yes.” He said: “Similarly if he does it in a halaal way he will have
    a reward.” Narrated by Muslim, 1006. 


    The way to attain this great status is for a person always to
    remember his Lord whatever he is doing in all spheres of life, and to ask
    himself whether he is in a situation where his Lord will be pleased with him
    or angry with him. If he is in a situation where Allaah will be pleased with
    him, then let him praise Allaah and do more good. If it is otherwise then
    let him seek Allaah’s forgiveness and repent to Him, as Allaah describes His
    pious slaves as doing when He says (interpretation of the meaning): 


    “And those who, when they have committed Faahishah (illegal
    sexual intercourse) or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allaah and ask
    forgiveness for their sins; — and none can forgive sins but Allaah — and do
    not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.

    This is how our righteous forebears, the Salaf and those who
    followed them, understood ‘ibaadah. They did not limit it just to rituals
    and the times when they performed those rituals, and make the rest of their
    lives “outside worship”. Rather any one of them would have felt that his
    entire life was worship and that the rituals were moments when he could
    focus and renew his spiritual energy to help him do all the other acts of
    worship that were required of him. Hence they used to pay a great deal of
    attention to it  just as a traveller acquires pays a great deal of attention
    to the supplies that will help him on his way. 

    They were as their Lord described them (interpretation of the
    meaning): 

    “Those who remember Allaah (always, and in prayers) standing,
    sitting, and lying down on their sides”

    [Aal ‘Imraan 3:191]  

    In all circumstances they used to remember Allaah verbally
    and in their hearts. The idea of Allaah’s greatness and fear of Allaah were
    constantly present in their hearts in everything that they did or said. If
    one of them made a mistake or slipped, he would correct himself as described
    in the verse quoted above from Soorat Aal ‘Imraan. 

    And you should note that man is a worshipper by nature;
    worship is instilled in him. So either he will worship Allaah alone, with no
    partner or associate, or he will worship something other than Allaah,
    alongside Him or instead of Him – it makes no difference. This kind of
    worship is that which Allaah called “the worship of the Shaytaan” because it
    is a response to the call of the Shaytaan. And Allaah says (interpretation
    of the meaning):   

    “Did I not command you, O Children of Adam, that you should
    not worship Shaytaan (Satan). Verily, he is a plain enemy to you”

    [Yaa-Seen 36:60 ]. 

    Man cannot worship both Allaah and the Shaytaan: 

    “Is he who walks prone (without seeing) on his face, more
    rightly guided, or he who (sees and) walks upright on the Straight Way (i.e.
    Islamic Monotheism)?”

    [al-Mulk 67:22] 

    “Say: Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness
    equal to light?”

    [al-Ra’d 13:16] 

    The Shaytaan tries to lead man away from the worship of
    Allaah gradually. Sometimes he succeeds on a temporary basis, as in the case
    of sin, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
    said, “No one who commits zina is a believer at the moment of committing
    zina, and no thief is a believer at the moment of stealing…” Narrated by
    al-Bukhaari, 2475; Muslim, 57.  And sometimes he succeeds completely and
    severs the connection between a person and his Lord, so that he commits
    shirk or kufr or heresy – we seek refuge with Allaah. 

    This worship of the Shaytaan sometimes consists of
    worshipping whims and desires, as Allaah says (interpretation of the
    meaning): 

    “Have you (O Muhammad) seen him who has taken as his ilaah
    (god) his own vain desire? Would you then be a Wakeel (a disposer of his
    affairs or a watcher) over him?”

    [al-Furqaan 25:43] 

    This person who follows the dictates of his whims and desires
    – doing whatever he thinks is good and abstaining from whatever he thinks is
    bad – is obeying the whims and desires of his own self, which calls to him,
    so it is as if he is worshipping it as a man worships his god. And sometimes
    it takes the form of worshipping money, as the Prophet (peace and
    blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Perish the slave of the dinar and
    the slave of the dirham and the slave of fine clothing; if he is given he is
    pleased and if he is not given he is angry. Let him perish and relapse, and
    if he is pierced by a thorn let him not find anyone to remove it for him…”

    Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2887. 

    This applies to everyone whose heart is attached to something
    other than Allaah of his own whims and desires. If he gets what he wants he
    is happy and if he does not then he is angry. So he is a slave to whatever
    he desires, for slavery in fact refers to the enslavement of the heart. The
    more he is enslaved to these desires, the weaker his submission to his Lord,
    so if his enslavement to these whims and desires is so strong that it
    prevents him from adhering to religion completely, then he will become a
    mushrik and a kaafir. If these whims and desires keep him from doing some of
    the things that he is obliged to do or they make the idea of doing some of
    the things that he is forbidden to do, but which do not put a person beyond
    the pale of Islam, seem attractive to him, then that affects his submission
    to his Lord and his faith, to the extent to which they keep him from
    fulfilling his religious commitment.  

    We ask Allaah to bless us by enabling us to submit completely
    to Him, and to make us among His sincere slaves and close friends, for He is
    All-hearing, Ever-Near and Ever-Responsive. And Allaah knows best. 

    May Allaah send blessings and peace upon His slave and
    Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and companions. 

     
    al-‘Uboodiyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn
    Taymiyah.

    Posted 4 years ago on 28 Sep 2010 22:41 #
  18. NNL

    @ SS

    Ya akhi stop copy pasting resources and give me evidences regarding where does the English language say that God is the name of Allah ?

    All the names that you have post in the cp job say that this is what the people have said regarding Allah but none of them say this is what Allah Azza Wa Jal asked them to refer Him as such ?

    So before you start speaking think for once think where does the word Allah come from and why does the only Ayah which refers on who to give Dawah to Ahle Kitab refers Allah as Ilah and not Allah ?

    Was the Name of Allah Azza Wa Jal as Allah not known to the Ahle Kitab ?

    Ya Akhi Spend some time on contemplating on the Name of Allah and the Name Ilah hopefully you will understand that why the Scholars of this Ummah dont chose to refer Allah as God ( which Constantine dervied from Gath )

    Posted 4 years ago on 28 Sep 2010 22:49 #
  19. Not Possible

    lol NNL annoyed by his brother salafis habit of copy pasting..and then he copy pasted so much himself, so used to copy pasting they are that they don’t even read it themselves, it is just a ploy to flood others senses with garbage and the less smart fall victim to it,  Secondly the wahabi malaise of  literalism, God in English language means the all powerful deity who creates and has powers, there is no religious scripture in English just translation, God is for one god, gods is for multiple gods. The Original bible language is Aramaic and the word for god in that is "Alloha", "hasham" in Hebrew and we have 99 names for Allah. don’t get into superficial nonsensical debates on small issues. lastly again<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


    For me the concept of Tawheed is very simple, There is only one creator, all else is creation. That means all creation has originated by the will of the creator and that creator is Allah(SWT). <o:p></o:p>

    Everyone and everything was given life, an identity, a purpose, by Allah.   Rasool Allah(SAW) is the greatest of Allahs creation and his status has also been bestowed by Allah. <o:p></o:p>

    No one can compare a creation to the creator, its a more futile comparison than apple and oranges. At the same time nobody should challenge the status bestowed by Allah on his favorite creation because weak of faith think that to glorify or recognize the status bestowed by Allah on revere Allahs chosen personalities as per Allahs wishes  is to equate them to Allah (Nawzobiallah) <o:p></o:p>

    The first one to challenge a status bestowed by Allah upon his creation was iblees. All those who challenge Allahs bestowed status upon someone follow in the footsteps of iblees. <o:p></o:p> 

    Posted 4 years ago on 29 Sep 2010 3:25 #
  20. fear

    NNL

    http://pkpolitics.com/discuss/topic/why-tawheed-so-important#post-179763

    This article is taken from Ahmed Deedat's Book "What is his name"

    SAY: "CALL UPON ALLAH,

    OR CALL UPON RAHMAN

    BY WHATEVER NAME YE CALL UPON HIM (it is well):


    FOR TO HIM BELONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NAMES
      
    Holy Qur'aan 17:110

    What do u understand from above ayah especially the highlighted pharase

    and above copy paste

    what is this

    http://pkpolitics.com/discuss/topic/why-tawheed-so-important#post-179707.

    The post clear show that u copy paste and even didn't edit the post. No body can understand what is written in that Post

    One Question Please.

    Have u ever Use the word God instead of Allah in ur Pos

    Please answer in Yes or No

    Posted 4 years ago on 29 Sep 2010 4:12 #
  21. fear

    Not possilbe


    lastly again<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

    Where did u Copy paste this?

    Posted 4 years ago on 29 Sep 2010 4:16 #
  22. Not Possible

    something wrong in the new format, and i only pasted the post i have posted above.

    Posted 4 years ago on 29 Sep 2010 18:11 #
  23. NNL

    SS

    Brother there article got mashed up due to the formatting issues.

    I will try to repost my thoughts for you. Ya Akhi Al Kareem all i request to you is that you please reference the quote you are taking from.

    Jazak Allah Khair.

    Posted 4 years ago on 30 Sep 2010 18:18 #
  24. haroon

    The meaning of Tawheed and its categories
    What is the meaning of Tawheed and what are its categories?.

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Praise be to Allaah and blessings and peace be upon His Messenger and Chosen Prophet.

    Tawheed in Arabic means attributing Oneness to Allaah and describing Him as being One and Unique, with no partner or peer in His Essence and Attributes.

    The Arabs say waahid, ahad and waheed, all meaning one. Allaah is Waahid, meaning that He has no rivals or peers in any way. So Tawheed means knowing Allaah is One, with none like unto Him. Whoever does not acknowledge Allaah in these terms and does not describe Him as being One with no partner or associate does not believe in Tawheed.

    With regard to the shar’i definition of Tawheed, it means believing in Allaah alone as God and Lord and attributing to Him alone all the attributes of Lordship and divinity.

    It may be defined as follows: Believing that Allaah is One with no partner or associate in His Lordship (ruboobiyyah), divinity (uloohiyyah) or names and attributes (al-asma’ wa’l-sifaat).

    This word (Tawheed) and its derivatives are used with this meaning in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. For example:

    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Say (O Muhammad): He is Allaah, (the) One [Ahad].

    2. Allaah‑us‑Samad [Allaah — the Self‑Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)].

    3. He begets not, nor was He begotten.

    4. And there is none co‑equal or comparable unto Him”

    [al-Ikhlaas 112:1-3]

    “And your Ilaah (God) is One Ilaah [ilaahun waahidun] (God — Allaah), Laa Ilaaha illa Huwa (there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”

    [al-Baqarah 2:163]

    “Surely, disbelievers are those who said: ‘Allaah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).’ But there is no Ilaah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilaah [ilaahun waahidun] (God —Allaah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall on the disbelievers among them”

    [al-Maa'idah 5:73]

    And there are many similar verses.

    In Saheeh al-Bukhaari (7372) and Saheeh Muslim (19) it is narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent Mu’aadh ibn Jabal to Yemen, he said to him: “You are going to people from among the People of the Book, so let the first thing to which you call them be belief in Allaah alone (Tawheed). If they accept that, then tell them that Allaah has enjoined on them five prayers every day and night. If they pray then tell them that Allaah has enjoined on them zakaah from their wealth to be taken from their rich and given to their poor. If they agree to that then take it from them but avoid the best of people’s wealth.”

    In Saheeh Muslim it is narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Islam is built on five (pillars): belief that Allaah is One, establishing regular prayer, paying zakaah, fasting Ramadaan and Hajj.”

    What is meant by Tawheed in all these texts is affirming the meaning of the testimony that there is no god but Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, which is the essence of the religion of Islam with which Allaah sent His Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), based on the evidence of the words of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. In some versions of the hadeeth of Mu’aadh quoted above it says: “You will come to some people from among the People of the Book so when you come to them, call them to bear witness that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1492.

    According to another version of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Islam is based on five (pillars): the testimony that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger...” Narrated by Muslim, 16.

    This indicates that Tawheed is the essence of the testimony that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, and that this is Islam with which Allaah sent His Prophet to the two races of mankind and the jinn, other than which Allaah will not accept any religion from anyone.

    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Truly, the religion with Allaah is Islam”
    [Aal ‘Imraan 3:19]

    “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”

    [Aal ‘Imraan 3:85]

    Once this is understood, it should be noted that the scholars have divided Tawheed into three categories, as follows:

    Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of Divine Lordship), Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah (Oneness of Divinity) and Tawheed al-Asma’ wa’l-Sifaat (Oneness of the Divine Names and Attributes).

    Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of Divine Lordship): means believing in Allaah as One and Unique with regard to His actions such as creation, sovereignty, control, giving life and death, and so on.

    There is a great deal of evidence to support this in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. See question no. 13532 to learn some of it.

    Whoever believes that there is any creator other than Allaah or any sovereign controlling this universe and disposing of its affairs other than Allaah has denied this aspect of Tawheed and disbelieved in Allaah.

    The kuffaar of old accepted this aspect of Tawheed in general terms, although they differed with regard to some of its details. The evidence that they used to accept this is to be found in several verses of the Qur’aan such as the following (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And if you were to ask them: ‘Who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon?’ they will surely reply: ‘Allaah.’ How then are they deviating (as polytheists and disbelievers)?”

    [al-‘Ankaboot 29:61]

    “And if you were to ask them: ‘Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death?’ they will surely reply: ‘Allaah.’ Say: ‘All the praises and thanks be to Allaah!’ Nay, most of them have no sense”

    [al-‘Ankaboot 29:63]

    “And if you ask them who created them, they will surely say: ‘Allaah.’ How then are they turned away (from the worship of Allaah Who created them)?”

    [al-Zukhruf 43:87]

    In these verses Allaah states that the kuffaar affirm that He is the Creator, Sovereign and Controller, but despite that they do not worship Him alone (Tawheed of worship), which points to the graveness of their wrongdoing and lies, and the weakness of their reasoning. For if there is One Who is described in such terms, none should be worshipped except Him alone and none should be described as being one and unique except Him; may He be glorified above those that they associate with him.

    So whoever affirms this Tawheed in the true sense must inevitably also affirm the Oneness of Allaah’s Divinity (Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah).

    Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah means devoting all acts of worship, both inward and outward, in word and deed, to Allaah Alone, and not worshipping anything or anyone other than Allaah, no matter who he is. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him”

    [al-Isra’ 17:23]

    “Worship Allaah and join none with Him (in worship)”

    [al-Nisa’ 4:36]

    It may be described as devoting all one’s actions to Allaah alone.

    It is called Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah because it is based on ta’alluh lillaah which is worship and devotion of Allaah accompanied by love and veneration.

    It is also called Tawheed al-‘Ibaadah (oneness of worship) because it means that a person worships Allaah by doing that which He has commanded and avoiding that which He has forbidden.

    It is also called Tawheed al-Talab wa’l-Qasd wa’l-Iraadah (Oneness of goal, purpose and will) because it means that a person does not seek anything except the Face of Allaah, so he worships Him sincerely.

    This is the kind of Tawheed concerning which people went astray, which is why the Prophets were sent and the Books were revealed. This is the purpose for which the universe was created and laws were prescribed. Concerning this disputes arose between the Prophets and their peoples, so the stubborn were doomed and the believers were saved.

    Whoever goes astray with regard to this Tawheed, such as devoting some of his worship to someone other than Allaah, has gone beyond the pale of Islam and drifted away from true belief. May Allaah protect us from that.

    With regard to Tawheed al-Asma’ wa’l-Sifaat (Oneness of the Divine Names and Attributes), this means affirming the names and attributes of Allaah and believing that there is none like unto Allaah in His names and attributes. This Tawheed is based on two principles:

    1 – Affirmation: i.e., affirming that which Allaah has affirmed for Himself in His Book or that His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has affirmed of His beautiful names and sublime attributes in a manner that suits the Majesty and Greatness of Allaah, without distorting them, twisting their meanings, denying their reality or discussing how they are.

    2 – Denial: i.e., denying that Allaah has any faults and denying any shortcomings that He has denied Himself. The evidence for that is the words of Allaah (interpretation of the meaning):

    “There is nothing like Him, and He is the All‑Hearer, the All‑Seer”

    [al-Shoora 42:11]

    So He has denied that He bears any resemblance to His creation, and affirmed that He has attributes of perfection in a manner that befits Him, may He be glorified.

    See al-Hujjah fi Bayaan al-Mahajjah, 1/305; Lawaami’ al-Anwaar al-Bahiyyah, 1/57

    Posted 4 years ago on 30 Sep 2010 20:00 #
  25. fear

    NNL

    I have told u that my post is from Ahmed Deedat's Book What is his name.

    What is his name

    Posted 4 years ago on 01 Oct 2010 5:05 #
  26. haroon

    quoted from islamic history who why who write its on mind of people

    Posted 4 years ago on 01 Oct 2010 19:34 #
  27. fayyaz214

    NNL, thanks for sharing al-‘Uboodiyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah. So am I right in understanding that people who do things written in your post are the people who really believe in the Tawheed of Allah (SWT) and ONLY those people will be able to benefit from that believe as mentioned in the ayah below

    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ (41:30)

    behold, as for those who say, “Our Sustainer is God,” and then steadfastly pursue the right way - upon them do angels often descend, [say­ing:] “Fear not and grieve not, but receive the glad tiding of that paradise which has been promised to you!

    Posted 3 years ago on 04 Oct 2010 2:14 #
  28. Not Possible

    For me the concept of Tawheed is very simple, There is only one creator, all else is creation. That means all creation has originated by the will of the creator and that creator is Allah(SWT).

    Everyone and everything was given life, an identity, a purpose, by Allah. Rasool Allah(SAW) is the greatest of Allahs creation and his status has also been bestowed by Allah.

    No one can compare a creation to the creator, its a more futile comparison than apple and oranges. At the same time nobody should challenge the status bestowed by Allah on his favorite creation because weak of faith think that to glorify or recognize the status bestowed by Allah or revere Allahs chosen personalities as per Allahs wishes is to equate them to Allah (Nawzobiallah)

    The first one to challenge a status bestowed by Allah upon his creation was iblees. All those who challenge Allahs bestowed status upon someone follow in the footsteps of iblees.

    Posted 3 years ago on 04 Oct 2010 3:12 #
  29. NNL

    NNL, thanks for sharing al-‘Uboodiyyah by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah. So am I right in understanding that people who do things written in your post are the people who really believe in the Tawheed of Allah (SWT) and ONLY those people will be able to benefit from that believe as mentioned in the ayah below

    إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ (41:30)

    behold, as for those who say, “Our Sustainer is God,” and then steadfastly pursue the right way - upon them do angels often descend, [say­ing:] “Fear not and grieve not, but receive the glad tiding of that paradise which has been promised to you!

    I am pleased that you liked it despite the formatting issues.

    No what i meant was that those who have understood and acted upon Tawheed of Allah Azza Wa Jal and followed Sunnah according to the most correct view(instead of adding their own flavor) might benefit.

    Cos remember the belief of a Muslim is that Jannah is only thru the Mercy OF Allah Azza Wa Jal for there is no deed which can guarantee Jannah.

    Yes all the good deeds will be a source of favor in the eyes of Allah Azza Wa Jal but only for those who have understood the meaning and professed the words and acted upon the words of Tawheed.

    Posted 3 years ago on 04 Oct 2010 6:11 #
  30. Not Possible

    For me the concept of Tawheed is very simple, There is only one creator, all else is creation. That means all creation has originated by the will of the creator and that creator is Allah(SWT).

    Everyone and everything was given life, an identity, a purpose, by Allah. Rasool Allah(SAW) is the greatest of Allahs creation and his status has also been bestowed by Allah.

    No one can compare a creation to the creator, its a more futile comparison than apple and oranges. At the same time nobody should challenge the status bestowed by Allah on his favorite creation because weak of faith think that to glorify or recognize the status bestowed by Allah or revere Allahs chosen personalities as per Allahs wishes is to equate them to Allah (Nawzobiallah)

    The first one to challenge a status bestowed by Allah upon his creation was iblees. All those who challenge Allahs bestowed status upon someone follow in the footsteps of iblees.

    Posted 3 years ago on 04 Oct 2010 14:59 #

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