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The following post is for the categories of Tawheed, and this was presented by sister Mariemuad.http://sisters.islamway.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=30415
All praises are due to Allah, we praise Him, we
seek His help, we seek His forgiveness and we seek His guidance. We
seek refuge in Allah from the evil in our souls and the badness of our
deeds. For whomever Allah guides, there is none to lead him astray. And
for whomever He allows to go astray, there is none to guide him. I bear
witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, for whom
there is no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and
As Muslims, what
differentiates us most from other faiths is the Tawheed. It is on
account of Tawheed that we have been promised Jannah. There is no other
way to enter Jannah except by correcting our beliefs and acting upon it.
scholars of Islam have divided Tawheed into three parts. Of course, we
cannot believe in one or two parts and deny the rest. It is a matter of
“Take it all or it won’t benefit you”. It wouldn’t be of much use to buy
a washing machine without a plug or to buy a car without wheels. So is
with Tawheed. The first part of Tawheed is:
The word “Rabb” is usually
translated as “Lord”. He is the Lord of the Universe. This is the
Tawheed of Allah by His actions. Allah’s Lordship over His creation
means that He alone is their Creator, Master and Regulator of their
affairs. He has created everything. Allah says: اللَّهُ خَالِقُ
كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَكِيلٌ
whose meaning is: Allah is the Creator
of all things, and He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs,
Guardian, etc.) over all things.
He gives sustenance to everything and everybody.
Allah says: وَمَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ فِي الأَرْضِ إِلاَّ
عَلَى اللّهِ رِزْقُهَا
whose meaning is: And no (moving) living
creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allah.
He is capable over
everything. Allah says: إِنَّ اللّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ
whose meaning is: Truly, Allah is Able to
do all things.
gives life and death. Allah says: هُوَ يُحْيِي
وَيُمِيتُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
whose meaning is: It is He Who gives
life, and causes death, and to Him you (all) shall return.
He is the Supreme Lord. A sentence that summarises
well this part of Tawheed is the sentence:لا حول ولا قوة
إلا بالله .
Hawla wa la quwwata illa bi Allah. (read billaah).
There is no movement nor power except by Allah.
hadeeth that explains well this concept of No movement nor power except
by Allah is a hadeeth reported in the 40 ahadeeth of An-Nawawi:
أبي العـباس عـبد الله بن عـباس رضي الله عـنهما ، قــال : كـنت خـلـف
النبي صلي الله عـليه وسلم يـوما ، فـقـال : يـا غـلام !
إني اعـلمك كــلمات : احـفـظ الله يـحـفـظـك ، احـفـظ الله تجده تجاهـك ،
إذا سـألت فـاسأل الله ، وإذا اسـتعـنت فـاسـتـعـن بالله ، واعـلم أن
الأمـة لـو اجـتمـعـت عـلى أن يـنـفـعـوك بشيء لم يـنـفـعـوك إلا بشيء قـد
كـتـبـه الله لك ، وإن اجتمعـوا عـلى أن يـضـروك بشيء لـم يـضـروك إلا بشيء
قـد كـتـبـه الله عـلـيـك ؛ رفـعـت الأقــلام ، وجـفـت الـصـحـف .
الترمذي [ رقم : 2516]
وفي رواية غير الترمذي : احفظ الله تجده
أمامك ، تعرف إلى الله في الرخاء يعرفك في الشدة ، واعلم أن ما أخطأك لم
يكن ليصيبك ، وما أصابك لم يكن ليخطئك ، واعلم ان النصر مع الصبر ، وان
الفرج مع الكرب ، وان مع العسر يسرا
the authority of Abu 'Abbaas 'Abdillaah bin 'Abbaas (radiAllaahu
anhumaa) who said : One day I was behind the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi
wa sallam) [riding on the same mount] and he said : O young man, I shall
teach you some words [of advice]: Be Mindful of Allaah and Allaah will
protect you. Be Mindful of Allaah and you will find Him in front of you.
If you ask, then ask Allaah [alone]; and if you seek help, then seek
help from Allaah [alone]. And know that if the Nation were to gather
together to benefit you with anything, they would not benefit you except
with what Allaah had already prescribed for you. And if they were to
gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you
except with what Allaah had already prescribed against you. The Pens
have been lifted and the Pages have dried.
Another narration, other than that of Tirmidhee,
reads : Be Mindful of Allaah, and you will find Him in front
of you. Recognise and Acknowledge Allaah in times of ease and
prosperity, and He will Remember you in times of adversity. And know
that what has passed you by [and you have failed to attain] was not
going to befall you, and what has befallen you was not going to pass you
by. And know that Victory comes with Patience, Relief with Affliction,
and Hardship with Ease.
people believe in this part of Tawheed although not completely. For
example, they believe that Allah created them or created the Heavens and
Earth. However, often, they do not believe in the Resurrection. Allah,
in His book, says: قُلْ مَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ
السَّمَاء وَالأَرْضِ أَمَّن يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ والأَبْصَارَ وَمَن
يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيَّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ
وَمَن يُدَبِّرُ الأَمْرَ فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللّهُ فَقُلْ أَفَلاَ تَتَّقُونَ
whose meaning is: Say: "Who provides for
you from the sky and from the earth? Or who owns hearing and sight? And
who brings out the living from the dead and brings out the dead from the
living? And who disposes the affairs?" They will say: "Allah." Say:
"Will you not then be afraid of Allah's Punishment (for setting up
rivals in worship with Allah)?"
The main books I have
The Fundamentals of Tawheed by Abu Ameenah Bilal
Philips published by al-hidaayah
Tawhid of Allah's Most Beautiful
Names and Lofty Attributes by Muhammad ibn Khalifah Al-Tamimi also
published by al-hidaayah
Book of Emaan according to the classical
works of Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyah by Dr. Muhammad Naim Yasin
published by al-Firdous
At-Tawheed li-nashi'ah wal-mubtadi'een by
AbdulAziz bin Muhammad Al AbdulLateef and printed by the Minister of
Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia and published by Al-Maktaba Al-Arabiyah