The Importance of Tawheed

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The Importance of Tawheed

Post by SALEH on Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:40 pm

1.It is the pillar upon
which Islam is built. The Prophet said "Islaam is built upon five : the
tawheed of Allah…..(Related by Muslim no. 19)

2. The greatest need for mankind, since there is no life for the
hearts nor delight nor tranquility except through knowing their Lord ,
the one to be worshipped, the creator.

3. It is the most noble branch of knowledge. As Imaam Abu Hanifa
mentioned, when he called his book which he compiled concerning the
Usool ud Deen (fundamentals of the religion) " fiqh al akbar" (the
greatest fiqh)

4. It was the key and essence of the call of the messengers
"Verily we have sent to every nation a messenger saying worship Allah
and avoid the worship of false gods" (16:36)

5. Because Allah has created us to worship Him, "I have not
created the jinn and mankind but to worship me" then how can we worship
Allah, if we don't know who He is? It is only through knowledge of His
names and attributes we can learn about Allah.

6. Firmness upon the Deen, excellence in this world and
salvation in the Hereafter is built upon this. a) because when you know
Allah, His names, attributes and Actions this necessitates loving Him,
fearing Him, placing reliance upon Him etc.
b) when you know what Allaah loves and is pleased with or angered and
displeased with, you will rush to fulfill what He loves and avoid what
He hates.

7. Its great emphasis in the Quran. The Quran begins with
tawheed (al fatihah) and ends with Tawheed (al Ikhlas) likewise the
greatest ayat in the Quran describes tawheed (of knowledge)

8. The prophet began his day with tawheed by reciting surah al
kafiroon and ikhlas in the sunan of fajr and end with reciting these
two surahs in the witr prayer. (related by Muslim)

9. The prophet mentioned it during his last illness (shows its
importance) when he said "the curse of Allah be upon the Jews and the
Christians for they took the graves of their prophets as places of
worship." (Bukhari)

10. It's the first thing the prophet invited to and preached to
for thirteen years. "say, none has the right to be worshipped and thus
be successful." (Ahmad 4/63)

11. And he ordered his companions to preach Tawheed when sending
them to various communities. He sent Muadh ibn jabal to Yemen saying
"Indeed you are going to the people of the book so let the first thing
that you invite them to be the tawheed of Allah" (Bukhari 1/13)

12. You have to compromise the three aspects together and not
just believe in one, merely with the meaning "The one who has the power
to create and originate" as the Arab Mushriks used to agree that Allah
alone is the creator of everything, despite this they were still
mushriks. Plus this was not the true reality which Allah sent the
messengers with. But rather we must believe in his Ruboobiyyah,
Uloohiyyah Asma was Sifaat together.

13. When you believe in the three aspects of tawheed. i.e.
Ruboobiyah- you will negate any source of harm, blessing, power from
any other than Allah. Uloohiyyah- this will stop you from committing
shirk. Asma was sifaat - to have the correct knowledge of this will
prevent you from distorting any of Allah's Names and Attributes, or
explaining them, or denying them or asking how they are.

14. If a person dies upon this he will enter Paradise. When the
Jewish boy accepted Islam, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
said, "All praise is for Allah who saved this boy from the fire."
Although this person had no good deeds. (Bukhari)

15.Tawheed is a condition for an action to be accepted, because for a deed to be accepted it requires two conditions.
a) The intention is purely for Allah (tawheed al ibaadah)
b) It must be in accordance with the sharee'ah of Muhammad (saws)

16. It strengthens ones heart and makes one firmer and well
rooted. Then as a result ones deeds will multiply and likewise his
worship of Allah will be greater.

17. It makes it easier to fulfill the commands of Allah and
leave the prohibitions as A'aishah said: "had the first revelation been
do not drink and fornicate or commit adultery etc they would have said
we shall not give up adultery and fornication etc." (Bukhari from Yusuf
ibn Maalik)

For it was only after Tawheed was understood by the companions and had
settled in their hearts that Allah began to order them with various
commands.
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