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Conditions of Laa illah ill Allah

Post by SALEH on Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:55 am

Conditions of Laa illah ill Allah:

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Praise be to
Allaah.

The conditions of Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah. Shaykh Haafiz al-Hukmi
said in his poem Sullam al-Wusool :

“Knowledge, certainty, submission and following. So listen
to what I say.

Truthfulness, sincerity and
love. May Allaah help you to do that which He loves.”

The first condition is knowledge, in the sense
of negating what is negated in the Shahaadah and affirming what
is affirmed therein – as opposed to being ignorant of that.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings):

“So know (O Muhammad) that Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah
(none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah)…”
[Muhammad
47:19]


“except for those who bear witness to the truth
knowingly”
– i.e., that there is no god except Allaah (laa
ilaaha ill-Allaah
) – “and they know” – in their hearts the
meaning of the words that they utter with their lips. [al-Zukhruf
43:86]


It is narrated in al-Saheeh from ‘Uthmaan
(may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever dies knowing
that there is no god except Allaah will enter Paradise.”

The second condition is certainty, in the
sense that the one who says these words is absolutely certain of their
meaning. Faith is not sufficient unless it is based on certain knowledge
with no element of speculation, let alone doubt. Allaah says (interpretation
of the meaning):

“Only those are the believers who have believed in Allaah and His
Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and
their lives for the Cause of Allaah. Those! They are the truthful”[al-Hujuraat
49:15]


The sincerity of their faith in Allaah and His Messenger is conditional
upon there being no element of doubt therein, As for the doubter, he
is one of the hypocrites. In al-Saheeh it is narrated that Abu
Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Bear witness that
there is no god except Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah,
for no person meets Allaah with these two, not doubting in them, but
he will enter Paradise.’” According to another report: “No person meets
Allaah with these two, not doubting in them, and is denied Paradise.”


And it was also narrated from Abu Hurayrah in a lengthy
hadeeth that the Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent him and said, “Whoever you
meet behind this wall who bears witness that there is no god except
Allaah, believing in it with certainty in his heart, then give him the
glad tidings of Paradise.”

Thus we see that a person’s entering Paradise for saying these words
is conditional upon his believing in them with certainty in his heart,
with no element of doubt. If this condition is not met the target is
not met.

The third condition is acceptance and submission
to what these words imply, both in one's heart as well as verbally.
Allaah has told us the stories of those who came before, who were saved
by their acceptance of these words from the punishment of those who
had rejected them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“(It will be said to the angels): ‘Assemble those
who did wrong, together with their companions (from the devils) and
what they used to worship,


Instead of Allaah, and lead them on to the way of flaming Fire
(Hell);


But stop them, verily, they are to be questioned.

What is the matter with you? Why do you not help one another (as
you used to do in the world)?’


Nay, but that Day they shall surrender.

And they will turn to one another and question one another.

They will say: ‘It was you who used to come to us from the right
side (i.e., from the right side of one of us and beautify for us every
evil, enjoin on us polytheism, and stop us from the truth, i.e. Islamic
Monotheism and from every good deed).’


They will reply: ‘Nay, you yourselves were not believers.

And we had no authority over you. Nay! But you were Taaghoon (transgressing)
people (polytheists, and disbelievers).


So now the Word of our Lord has been justified against us, that
we shall certainly (have to) taste (the torment).


So we led you astray because we were ourselves astray.’

Then verily, that Day, they will (all) share in the torment.

Certainly, that is how We deal with Al‑Mujrimoon (polytheists,
sinners, disbelievers, criminals, the disobedient to Allaah).


Truly, when it was said to them: Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah (none has
the right “to be worshipped but Allaah),” they puffed themselves up
with pride (i.e. denied it).


And (they) said: ‘Are we going to abandon our aalihah (gods) for
the sake of a mad poet?’”[al-Saffaat 37:22-36]


So Allaah has made the reason and cause of their
punishment their arrogant refusal to say Laa ilaah ill-Allaah,
and their disbelief in the one who brought this message, so that they
did not negate what this word negates and they did not affirm what it
affirms, rather they said, arrogantly denouncing:

“ ‘Has he made the aalihah (gods) (all) into One
Ilaah (God — Allaah). Verily, this is a curious thing!’


And the leaders among them went about (saying): ‘Go on, and remain
constant to your aalihah (gods)! Verily, this is a thing designed (against
you)!’”[Saad 38:5]


So Allaah showed them to
be liars and threw their words back at them through the words of His
Messenger (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him). He said (interpretation of the meaning):


“Nay!
he (Muhammad) has come with the truth (i.e. Allaah’s religion — Islamic
Monotheism and this Qur’aan) and he confirms the Messengers (before
him who brought Allaah’s religion — Islamic Monotheism)”[al-Saffaat
37:37]


Then He said concerning those who accept it (interpretation
of the meaning):

“Save the chosen slaves of Allaah (i.e. the true
believers of Islamic Monotheism).


For them there will be a known provision (in Paradise),

Fruits; and they shall be honoured,

In the Gardens of Delight (Paradise)”[al-Saffaat 37:40-43]


In al-Saheeh it is narrated from Abu Moosa (may Allaah be pleased
with him) that the Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The guidance and knowledge
with which Allaah has sent me is like abundant rain which falls on the
land. Some of the land absorbs the water and brings forth much grass
and vegetation. And some of (the rain) falls on another part of the
land which is like a smooth plain and does not hold the water, so no
vegetation grows. That is the likeness of the one who understands the
religion of Allaah and benefits from that with which Allaah has sent
me, so he learns and acts, and the likeness of the one who pays no heed
and does not accept the guidance of Allaah with which I have been sent.


The fourth condition is following that which is indicated,
as opposed to not following it. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):


“And
whosoever submits his face (himself) to Allaah, while he is a Muhsin
(good‑doer, i.e. performs good deeds totally for Allaah’s sake),
then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold” – i.e., Laa ilaaha
ill-Allaah – “And to Allaah return all matters for decision”[Luqmaan
31:22]


What is meant by “submitting one’s face” is following, when one is
also a doer of good and a believer in Tawheed. Whoever does not
submit his face to Allaah and is not a doer of good has not grasped
the most trustworthy handhold. This is what is meant by the following
aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“And whoever disbelieves, let not his disbelief grieve you (O Muhammad).
To Us is their return, and We shall inform them what they have done…”[Luqmaan
31:23]


According to a saheeh hadeeth, the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “none of you truly
believes until his desire is in accordance with that which I have brought.”
This is the ultimate meaning of following.

The fifth condition is truthfulness, as opposed
to lying. This means that one says it (Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah)
sincerely from the heart, with harmony between what is in the heart
and what is said on the lips. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Do people think that they will be left alone
because they say: ‘We believe,’ and will not be tested.


And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allaah will
certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will
certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although
Allaah knows all that before putting them to test)”[al-‘Ankaboot 29:2-3]



And He said concerning the hypocrites who spoke these words falsely
(interpretation of the meaning):

“And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites)
who say: ‘We believe in Allaah and the Last Day,’ while in fact they
believe not.


They (think to) deceive Allaah and those who believe, while they
only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!


In
their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allaah has increased
their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell
lies”
[al-Baqarah 2:8-10]

In al-Saheehayn it is narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (may
Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “there is no one who
bears witness that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is
His slave and Messenger, sincerely from the heart, but Allaah will make
him forbidden for the Fire.”

The sixth condition is sincerity, which means that actions
are free from any element of shirk. Allaah says (interpretation
of the meaning):

“Surely, the religion (i.e. the worship and the obedience) is for
Allaah only
[al-Zumar 39:3]

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘Allaah Alone I worship by
doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake only’”[al-Zumar 39:14]


In al-Saheeh it is narrated from Abu Hurayrah
that the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) said: “The most deserving of my intercession
are those who say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah sincerely from the heart
or from the soul.”

The seventh condition is love for this word
and for what it implies and indicates, and love for the people who act
upon it and adhere to its conditions and hate whoever or whatever goes
against it. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And of mankind are some who take (for worship)
others besides Allaah as rivals (to Allaah). They love them as they
love Allaah”[al-Baqarah 2:165]


Allaah tells us that those who believe love Allaah
more, because they do not associate anything with Him in that love,
as is done by those among the mushrikeen who claim to love Him
but who also take others as rivals to Him whom they love as they love
Him.

In al-Saheehayn it is narrated from Anas that the Messenger
of Allaah (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) said: “No one of you truly believes until I am
more beloved to him that his son, his father and all of mankind.”
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