Ruqyah Shariah

 

 

 

 

Belief

What does the word "Muslim", which we all use so often, really mean? A muslim is one who surrenders his will to the Will of Allah.  Now the question is, who is a muslim and or a mu’min? Can a person be a Muslim by virtue of his birth? Is a person a muslim simply because he is the son or grandson of a muslim? Is a muslim born a muslim, just as a Hindu`s son is born a Hindu, or  Englishman`s son is born an Englishman? Are muslims a race, a nationality or a caste? Do Muslims belong to the muslim ummah like the Aryans belong to the Aryan race? And, just as a Japanese is a Japanese because he is born in Japan , is a Muslim similarly a Muslim by being born in a Muslim country or a Muslim household? Your answer to these questions will surely be: NO. A muslim does not become truly a muslim simply because he is born a muslim. A muslim is not a muslim because he belongs to any particular race; he is a muslim because he follows Islam. If he renounces Islam, he ceases to be a Muslim. Any person, whether a Brahman or a Rajput, an Englishman or a Japanese, a white or a black, will, on accepting Islam, become a full member of the Muslim community; while a person born in a Muslim home may be expelled from the muslim ummah if he gives up following Islam, even though he may be a descendant of the Prophet (saws) himself, an Arab or a Pathan!


This establishes that the greatest gift of Allah which we enjoy, that of being a muslim is not something automatically inherited from our parents, which remains ours for life by right, irrespective of our attitude and behavior. It is a gift which we must continually strive to deserve if we want to retain it.

We all agree that we become Muslims only by accepting Islam. But what does acceptance of Islam mean? Does it mean that whoever makes a verbal profession -- "I am a muslim" or "I have accepted Islam" -- becomes a true Muslim? Or does it mean that just as a Hindu worshipper may recite a few words in Sanskrit without understanding them, a man who utters some Arabicphrases without knowing their meanings becomes a Muslim? What reply will you give to this question? We cannot but answer that accepting Islam means that Muslims should consciously and deliberately accept what has been sent down in the Quran and act accordingly. People who do not so behave are not muslims in the true sense.

Islam, therefore, consists, firstly, of knowledge, and secondly, of putting that knowledge into practice. A man can be white and have no knowledge, because he is born white he will remain so. Similarly a Japanese will remain a Japanese though he may have no knowledge, because he has been born a Japanese. But no man becomes truly a muslim without knowing the meaning of Islam, because he becomes a muslim, not through birth, but through knowledge. Clearly, it is impossible to become a muslim and remain a muslim in a state of ignorance. Being born in muslim homes, bearing muslim names, dressing like muslims and calling ourselves muslims is not enough to make us muslims.

The real difference between a Kafir (an unbeliever) and a muslim is not that of a name, that one is called Smith or Ram Lal and the other Abdullah. No one is a Kafir or a muslim simply because of his name. Nor does the real difference lie in the fact that one wears a suit and a necktie and the other a turban. The real difference is that of knowledge. An unbeliever does not understand God`s relationship to him, and his relationship to God. As he does not know the will of God, he cannot know the right path to follow in his life. If a muslim, too, grows up ignorant of God`s will, what ground can there be to continue calling him a muslim rather than a kafir?

There is a huge difference in the rewards and punishment in the eyes of God for a legal muslim and a true muslim (mu’min) ... a person can still legally be a muslim in this world, bearing a muslim name and being born into a muslim family, but in the eyes of God, a true muslim (mu’min) will only be the one who has knowledge of Islam and acts according to the Quran and Sunnah. These are the ones whom Allah has termed “mu’mins” in the Quran and it is for these mumins that Allah has promised a good reward in the hereafter.

May Allah make us of those who constantly beg Allah to forgive us our sins and take us into His infinite Mercy and Protection. Ameen.

 

Concept of Tawheed

 

The belief ofTawheed, or the Absolute Oneness of AllahSubhanah, or Monotheism, is the absolute pivot of thedeenof Islam. May Allah give you and us the wisdom and open your and our hearts to understand and implement this concept ofTawheed, as it deserves to be understood and implemented. Ameen.

 

 

TawheedUrRuboobyah

Tawheed ur-Ruboobiyah is to believe in the Absolute Oneness of AllahSubhanahas the One and OnlyRabbin the worlds! HeAloneis The Creator, The Sustainer, The Cherisher, The All Mighty, The Provider, TheBestower, and The Originator! Tawheedur-Ruboobiyahis to believe that there is absolutely no doubt in AllahSubhanahbeing the One and OnlyRabbor Lord of the Worlds, and He has absolutely no partners in his Lordship orRuboobiyah.

 

Even the pagan ‘mushriks’ ofMakkahused to admit their belief in theRuboobiyaahor Lordship of AllahSubhanah.  This is something that no person dares to deny!

 

Allah Says in the HolyQuranChapter 29 SurahAnkabootverses 61-63:

61       If indeed thou ask them (the disbelievers) who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law)?; they will certainly reply "Allah." How are they then deluded away (from the Truth)?

62       Allah enlarges the sustenance (which He gives) to whichever of His servants He pleases; and He (similarly) grants by (strict) measure (as He pleases): for Allah has full knowledge of all things.

63       And if indeed thou ask them (the disbelievers) who it is that sends down rain from the sky and gives life therewith to the earth after its death?;they will certainly reply "Allah!"   Say "Praise beto Allah!" But most of them understand not.

 

Allah Says in the HolyQuranChapter 31 SurahLuqmanverses 25-26:

25       If thou ask them (the disbelievers) who it is that created the heavens and the earth?they will certainly say "Allah." Say: "Praise beto Allah!" But most of them understand not. 

26       To Allah belong all things in heaven and earth: Verily Allah is He (that is) Free of all wants, Worthy of all praise.

 

Tawheedur-Ruboobiyahis to believe in AllahSubhanahALONE being the One and Only ‘Rabb’ or Lord of the Worlds.

 

 

TawheedUlUloohiyyah

Tawheed ul-Uloohiyah is to believe in the Absolute Oneness of AllahSubhanahas the One and Only ‘Ilaah’ of the worlds! When Allah Alone is the Creator, and Sustainer, and Cherisher of the worlds, then He ALONE deserves to be worshipped. Worship is the exclusive and sole right of AllahSubhanahdue from His slaves. All rites, all rituals, and absolutely all forms of worship are due to none, but the One and OnlyIlaahor True God of the Worlds, AllahSubhanahwaTaala. That isTawheedul-Uloohiyah.

 

This part ofTawheedis where almost all the pagan andmushrikpeople and nations had a problem and thus conflict with all the Prophets of AllahSubhanah.  These ‘mushriks’ would accept Allah as being theRabbof the worlds, but would not give Allah the exclusive and sole right of being worshipped! They had created and invented their own ‘ilaahs’ or gods they would worship with AllahSubhanah, and thus fell into the abyss of the unforgivable crime and sin of ‘shirk’!!! 

 

Allah Says in the HolyQuranChapter 27 SurahNamlverses 59-65:

59       Say: ‘Praise beto Allah and Peace on His servants whom He has chosen (for his Message). (Who) is better? Allah or the false gods they associate with Him?’

60       Or who has created the heaven and the earth, and who sends you down rain from the sky? Yea with it Wecause to grow well-planted orchards full of beauty and delight: it is not in your power to cause the growth of the trees in them. (Can there be another) ‘ilaah’ besides Allah?Nay they are a people who swerve from justice.

61       Or who has made the earth firm to live in; made rivers in its midst; set thereon mountains immovable; and made a separating bar between the two bodies of flowing water?(Can there be another) ‘ilaah’ besides Allah?Nay most of them know not.

62       Or who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him and who relieves its suffering and makes you (mankind) inheritors of the earth?(Can there be another) ‘ilaah’ besides Allah?Little it is that ye heed!

63       Or who guides you through the depths of darkness on land and sea and who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings going before His mercy?(Can there be another) ‘ilaah’ besides Allah?High is Allah above what they associate with Him!

64       Or who originates Creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth?(Can there be another) ‘ilaah’ besides Allah?Say "Bring forth your argument if ye are telling the truth!"

65       Say: ‘None in the heavens or on earth except Allah knows what is hidden: nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).’

 

Tawheed ul-Uloohiyah is to believe and thus worship Allah SubhanahALONE as being the One and Only True ‘Ilaah’ or God of the Worlds.

 

 

TawheedAsmaWaSifaat.

Asma’ means ‘names’, and ‘Sifaat’ means Attributes; thus TawheedAsmawas-Sifaatmeans to believe in all the Exclusive and Noble Names and Attributes of AllahSubhanah, and not share any of His Exclusive Attributes with anyone or anything in His creation!  None of Allah Subhanah’sExclusive Attributes orSifaats can be denied, nor can their meaning be lowered or humbled, nor can they be shared with anyone and anything in creation: this belief in the Noble and Exclusive Names and Attributes of AllahSubhanah, in their absolute sense and tense of Perfection, is known asTawheedAsmawas-Sifaat.

 

For example, one of the Noble and Exclusive Names and Attributes of AllahSubhanahis ‘As-Samee’ or the All Hearing. If one assumes anyone or anything; any person, any grave, any idol, any Prophet, etc., absolutely anyone other than AllahSubhanahto be All-Hearing, then he has shared this Exclusive Attribute of AllahSubhanahwith one other than Allah, and thus guilty of the heinous crime of ‘shirk’!

 

Another example is one of the Noble and Exclusive Names and Attributes of AllahSubhanahis ‘Al-Baseer’ or theAllSeeing.  If one assumes that anyone or anything; any person, any grave, any idol, any Prophet, etc., absolutely anyone other than AllahSubhanahhas the ability to be the All-Seeing, then he has shared this Exclusive Attribute of AllahSubhanahwith one other than Allah, and thus guilty of the heinous and unforgivable crime of ‘shirk’!

 

This applies to each and every one of AllahSubhanah’sExclusive Names and Attributes, and even if one denied, or lowered, or shared an iota of these Exclusive Attributes of the All Mighty Lord with anyone or anything in creation, he would be guilty of committing the most heinous of crimes in the sight of AllahSubhanah,ie. ‘shirk’!

 

One may or may not openly declare his belief that one shares any one of AllahSubhanah’sExclusive Attributes with another in creation, even if one remotely says or does a deed which implies that someone else other than AllahSubhanahuis All-Hearing, or All-Seeing, or All-Powerful, etc.; he will be guilty of the heinous and unforgivable sin of ‘shirk’ in the Just Court of the All-Just Lord of the Worlds!

 

Allah Says in the HolyQuranChapter 10 SurahYunusverses 17-18:

17       Who doth more wrong than such as forge a lie against Allah, or deny His Signs? But never will prosper those who sin.

18       They serve (worship, invoke) besides Allah things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: "These are our intercessors with Allah." Say:"Do ye indeed inform Allah of something HeKnowsnot in the heavens or on earth? Glory to Him! And far is He above the partners they ascribe (to Him)!"

 

It is indeed unfortunate and utter ignorance that some people who call themselves ‘muslims’ today invoke the dead in their graves, or call upon their ‘peers’ and ‘faqeers’ and their ‘holy men’ in the unseen and use them as their intercessors with AllahSubhanah!  They falsely assume that these dead in the graves are All-Hearing and can hear them, or All-Seeing and can see them, and All-Powerful who can give them or get them what they need! Alas!  Little do they realize thattheir thesedeeds clearly imply that they have shared the exclusive Attributes of Allah Subhanahwith others in creation, and have thus fallen into the abyss and abomination of ‘shirk’!!! May Allah Subhanahguide these people to the Straight Path ofTawheed.  Ameen.

 

 

 Attributes of Allah swt.

And enjoin prayer upon your family [and people] and be steadfast therein. We ask you not for provision; We provide for you, and the [best] outcome is for [those of] righteousness.
[ Surah Al-Tahaa:132]

 

 

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