Keran Excellent book for twaheed beginners. This book is very Important to every Muslim. SubhanAllah it is a really valuable and fundamental resource for all Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Islam is the only monotheistic religion across the world.
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Footnotes The word Tawheed has by the grace of Allah, become a word which is well known amongst the Muslims of today. But do we really know the reality of this word?
This is the kind of scenario which the Muslims are involved in, and what a sad state of affairs it is when we cannot even explain the basics of our religion to those around us. Some of us are so dedicated to completing our studies, that we engross ourselves in the textbooks for hours.
Others of us love the western culture and lifestyle so much, that we can mimic and relay the words of non-Muslims to such an extent that we even start to quote chapter and verse from the latest Hollywood blockbuster! The cure for ignorance is knowledge, and in order to cure ourselves we have to take time-out to learn about this beautiful religion, even if it means reading articles such as this! It is true that tawheed is simply the oneness of Allah, yet at the same time it is something which is so vividly explained in our religion, that it is a life long quest for knowledge.
The detailed nature of tawheed is something which unfortunately, is not known by the majority of the Muslims and this is why you find many Muslims saying that Christianity and Judaism, like Islam, are monotheistic religions.
Yet if these Muslims were to truly learn about Islam they would discover that religions such as Christianity and Judaism are forms of idol-worship, which are far from being similar to Islam. The Reality of Tawheed Linguistically the word tawheed means unification to make something one. However Islamically it is in reference to Allah being singled out alone, in all that is particular to him. The division of tawheed into these three categories was something which was not done by the prophet of Allah saws or any of his companions.
So is this something new that has been introduced into the religion bida? The necessity for dividing up tawheed into three categories first came about during the early days of Islam. After the death of the prophet saws Islam spread like wildfire and before long the empires of Africa, Byzantium, Persia and India all fell under Muslim rule. Many people from these areas became Muslims.
However some of these converts to Islam also carried with them some of their old pagan beliefs. This caused much confusion amongst people, and the simple belief of Islam which the people had accepted, started to become clouded.
The task of opposing these new thoughts and ideas which were becoming prevalent, fell upon the shoulders of the Muslim scholars, who rose to meet this challenge intellectually. Amongst the first people to divide tawheed into three categories was the famous scholar of Iraq, Abu Haneefah. The division of tawheed does not divide Allah up into three separate parts as does trinity , but rather it helps us to understand as to how our Creator is unique and alone in being singled out for worship and reverence.
Unfortunately there are some Christians today who seem to forget this fact and continue to spread lies about the meaning of the tawheed of Allah. Through this we understand that it is Allah who alone created the universe which is why one of his divine names is AlKhaliq the Creator.
Through this we know that it is Allah alone who controls the universe and allows things to happen. Likewise, if the whole of mankind gathered together to harm you, they would only be able to do something to harm you which Allah had already written to happen to you".
It is Allah who provides us with our food, shelter, clothing, families and friends. When our crops seem to be dying and there is not a cloud in sight, it is Allah who sends down His rain from the skies and sustains us.
However this is not the case. Today we find people relying on all kinds of good luck charms, which they believe will bring them good fortune and ward off evil. Unfortunately, this selfish act of turning away from the favours of Allah has hit the Muslims hard, we find in many of our societies that the Muslims believe in all kinds of superstitions and good luck charms such as the Tawees amulet.
These practices have absolutely no basis whatsoever in Islam, but rather the prophet saws warned us by saying: "Whosoever brings something new into Islam, something which does not belong to it, will have it rejected". Through His Names and Attributes we know that Allah is far beyond our imagination and bears no resemblance to human beings.
In fact it is this principle which makes Islam unique from all the other religions on the face of this earth. The most prominent example of this is that of the Christians. It is known from the bible that Jesus ate, drank, felt tired, slept and did all the things which normal humans do.
So how is it right for the Christians to say that god lowered himself to the level of humans? It is this aspect of tawheed which it could be said is the most important.
It is through this that we learn how to worship our Creator alone. Allah is not the kind of god who does not respond or hear your calls. He is not the kind of god who needs some sort of middleman to take our prayers up to Him. Rather Allah says: "And your lord said : Call on me and I will answer you" Surah Ghafir There is nothing to prevent a person from calling directly upon Allah and asking for His help and forgiveness.
Unfortunately this is violated by most of mankind who believe that other men can intercede for them and even grant them forgiveness because of their apparent special status! An example of this is the Catholic religion which holds that the celibate priests are more purer then normal people.
It is this kind of behaviour which takes a person away from the worship of Allah to the worship of man. As Muslims we too should be careful of this, because it seems that many of our brothers and sisters are indulging in this kind of evil and are not even aware of it. How many Muslims are there today who call upon others besides Allah? What makes this more ironic is the fact that many of these Muslims pray five times a day, and in every rakat unit of their prayer they say the following to their Creator: "You alone do we worship and You alone do we seek help from" Surah Al-Fatiha Learning about the tawheed of Allah is the most important thing for the whole of humanity.
For if we learn how to trust and worship our Creator with sincerity, then -and only then- will we escape from the slavery and captivity of this life. By worshipping Allah alone does a man achieve true peace and success.
This is the reason why when the adhaan is called, the muezzin says "Haya alal Falaa" come to success. And we ask Allah to make us amongst those who go to this success. He made his living as a cloth merchant, but devoted his entire life to studying and teaching Islam.
His refusal to he appointed the judge of Kufah resulted in him being imprisoned and incurring punishment. He died in the year CE in prison. His rulings and reasoning became the basis of the Hanafite school of Islamic law.
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FUNDAMENTAL OF TAWHEED BILAL PHILLIPS PDF
Footnotes The word Tawheed has by the grace of Allah, become a word which is well known amongst the Muslims of today. But do we really know the reality of this word? This is the kind of scenario which the Muslims are involved in, and what a sad state of affairs it is when we cannot even explain the basics of our religion to those around us. Some of us are so dedicated to completing our studies, that we engross ourselves in the textbooks for hours. Others of us love the western culture and lifestyle so much, that we can mimic and relay the words of non-Muslims to such an extent that we even start to quote chapter and verse from the latest Hollywood blockbuster!
FUNDAMENTAL OF TAWHEED BILAL PHILLIPS PDF
Maunos Excellent book for fundamnetal beginners. A simplified presentation of the basic beliefs of Islam. It offers some explanations for their causes, such as the influence of jinns, and concludes with a strong warning against involvement with magic. Philips addresses this issue directly by identifying the most common ways that people fall into shirk. Without tawheed, our actions and worship would be rendered null and void.
Fundamentals of Tawheed
Thalaathat-ul-Usool: The Three Fundamental Principles [Complete Translation]