The Reality of The Tawheed Brought By The Messengers

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The Reality of The Tawheed Brought By The Messengers – [The First Command In The Mus’haf And Prophet Ibrahim’s Declaration to His People]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan [may Allaah preserve him] said:

The first command in the Mus’haf is the statement of Allaah [The Most High]:

“O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allaah), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).- Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allaah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped).” [Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:21-22]

The statement ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah’ necessitates ‘negation’ and ‘affirmation’. Negating every other thing worshipped besides Allaah because they are not worthy of worship, and affirming that Allaah alone is the true deity worthy of worship. The religion of Tawheed is founded upon these two foundations, just as Allaah stated that Ibrahim (alayhis salaam) said to his people:

“And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father and his people: “Verily, I am innocent of what you worship, “Except Him (i.e. I worship none but Allaah Alone) Who did create me, and verily, He will guide me.”” [Surah Az-Zukhruf, 43:26-27]

This was the path of every Messenger sent by Allaah [to the people]. Allaah [The Most High] said:

“And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allaah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, etc.i. e. do not worship Taghut besides Allaah).” Then of them were some whom Allaah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).” [Surah An-Nahl, 16:36]

Allaah [The Most High] said:

“Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allaah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allaah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.” [Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:256]

Whoever says that ‘There is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah’ has indeed declared his freedom from every other thing worshipped besides Allaah and obligated on himself [or herself] to worship Allaah [alone]. This is a covenant obligated by a person on himself [or herself]. [Allaah (The Most High) said]:

“Verily, those who give Bai’a (pledge) to you (O Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wassallam)) they are giving Bai’a (pledge) to Allaah. The Hand of Allaah is over their hands. Then whosoever breaks his pledge, breaks only to his own harm, and whosoever fulfills what he has covenanted with Allaah, He will bestow on him a great reward.” [Surah Al-Fath, 48:10]

Source; Muhaadaraat Fil Aqeedah Wad-Da’wah’ pages 15-16.

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