Tawheed - Oneness of Allah subhanahu wata'ala
Tawheed - Oneness of Allah subhanahu wata'ala

Tawheed - The oneness of Allah subhanahu wata'ala

As Muslims we are all aware of the importance of 'Tawheed', as it is the first pillar of Islaam and the first article of iman, in fact, it is the greatest of them all, for the others merely follow on from it and are its offspring.

'Tawheed' is the single most important matter for which creation was created, Messengers were sent, books were revealed and upon which the correct path was built.

It is regrettable to find that many Muslims attach little importance and significance to Tawheed. While, they know about many aspect of Islaam but not really knowing what Tawheed is.

'Tawheed' is we testify that, 'there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allaah subhanahu wata'ala [La Ilaaha ilallaah] – so he negates the worship of other than Allaah subhanahu wata'ala and affirms it to Him only.'

Tawheed can be divided into three categories.

  1. Tawheed ar-Ruboobeeyah (Monotheism of Lordship) - It is to single out Allaah subhanahu wata'ala in LORDSHIP, OWNERSHIP and singling out ALLAH subhanahu wata'ala ALONE as CREATOR, SUSUTAINER, DISPOSER, CHERISHER...
  2. Tawheed al-Ibaadah (Monothiesm of Worship) - It is to single out Allaah subhanahu wata'ala the Glorified with worship, by not presenting any form of worship to anything other than Allaah subhanahu wata'ala or to seek closeness to anything else as one seeks closeness to Allaah subhanahu wata'ala.
  3. Tawheed al-Asmaa-was-Sifaat (Monotheism in the Names and Attributes) - It is to single out Allaah subhanahu wata'ala the Majestic with His Names and Attributes that were mentioned in His Book or in the Sunnah of His Messenger peace be upon him by affirming what He Affirmed for Himself and negating what He negated for Himself without distorting them [Tahreef], nullifying their meanings [Ta’teel], delving into how they are [Takyeef], or comparing them with the creation [Tamtheel].

This is the religion that Allaah subhanahu wata'ala sent all His messengers with.

Taken from Parvez Shakir's Facebook page:
Worshippers Of ALLAH - THE ONE and ONLY.

Source: http://www.facebook.com/WorshippersofALLAH

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