Knowledge is light- lesson 1 part 5

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Bismillah, walhamdulillah, wasalaatu wasalaam alaa rasoolillaah.

Asalamu alaykum.

 

Hey hey readers! Are you ready for the proofs of Tawhid, that is, the proof for Allah’s Oneness in His Lordship, names and attributes and right to be worshipped alone.

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Bismillah  Here we go!

 


 

Categories of Tawhid & Islamic Monotheism evidences


1- Tawhid ar-rububiyyah- Oneness of Allah in His Lordship:

In the Qur’an, Allah the Lord of all creation, The Supreme Creator, says (English interpretation):

‘[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds ‘ [Qur’an, chapter 1, verse 2]

and :

‘O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you,

that you may become righteous -‘ [Qu’ran chapter 2:v21]

also:

”Then, to Allah belongs [all] praise – Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth, Lord of the worlds. (36)

And to Him belongs [all] grandeur within the heavens and the earth, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. (37)’ [Qur’an chapter 45, verse 36-37]

 

2- Tawhid Asmaa wa Sifaat- Oneness of Allah in His Names and Attributes-

Many of Allah’s names and attributes are mentioned in various places in the Qur’an and the authentic hadith narrations.

For instance, Allah says:

‘And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah , so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do.’ [Qur’an 7:180]

And Allah says (interpretation of meaning) :

‘He is Allah beside Whom La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. [Qur’an, 59:23]

and:

‘Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyum (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists). Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.‘[This Verse Qur’an, chapter 2:v255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi ]’

One crucial point that must be made, is that Allah is The One, and He does not have any rival, and none is comparable to Him. The 112th chapter of the Qur’an beautifully captures this:

‘Say (O Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): “He is Allah, (the) One.{1}

Allah-us-Samad [Allah the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)]. {2}

“He begets not, nor was He begotten. {3}

“And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.” {4} [Qur’an , chapter112]

3- Tawhid ul ‘ibaadah- Oneness of Allah in His right to be worshipped alone.

In the Qur’an:

‘O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous – (21)

[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him]. (22)’ [Qur’an chapter 2, verses 21-22]

Allah is the True God:

‘And your god is one God. There is no deity [worthy of worship] except Him, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.’ [Qur’an chapter 2 verse 163]

‘Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind, (1)

The Sovereign of mankind. (2)

The God of mankind, (3)’ [Qur’an chapter 114: verses 1-3]

Since Allah is the One who created us, nutures us, protects us, sustains us, grants us good, averts harm from us, the One who will cause us to die, and resurrect us and bring us to account, surely He deserves the worship. And our purpose in life is to attribute Oneness to Allah, as He deserves in His Lordship, names and attributes and worship. We need to affirm Allah’s Oneness in our belief, statements and actions.

It is Allah alone, upon Whom we call at time of ease and distress. It is Allah Who responds to our invocations however He wills. It is Allah Who has supreme control over the universe, He is The Almighty, The All-Powerful. He is The Compeller, The Dominator, The Irresistable.

Because we need to fulfil our purpose of existence, and we need to worship Allah and humble ourselves before the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need, Who is The Rich, Free of all needs, The Self-Sustaining.  There is no true God worthy of worship except Allah. And Muhammad peace be upon him is the servant and final messenger of Allah.

Crucially, it is incumbent upon us that we worship Allah the way He commanded, in accordance to the Qur’an and Sunnah of His final prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.

And the greatest sin, in the sight of Allah, is ‘shirk’ , that is, associating a partner with Allah in Lordship and worship. May Allah protect us from shirk. ameen.

“Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.” [Qur’an, chapter 4 verse 48]

In sha Allah, the next topics will be about shirk and its types.

With love for the sake of Allah.

Keep happy.

wasalaamu alaykum

Thurrock Muslims

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