Islam Against Extremism Conference 22nd July 2017

Islam Against Extremism Conference 22nd July 2017

[5] Back To Basics- [The Statement of Pure Islamic Monotheism- Laa Ilaaha Ilal-laah]

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


ذَٲلِڪُمُ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّكُمۡ‌ۖ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ خَـٰلِقُ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ فَٱعۡبُدُوهُ‌ۚ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَڪِيلٌ۬

Such is Allah, your Lord! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things. [6:102]


Allaah [The Most High] says in Surah Al-An’aam Aayaat 100-102

وَجَعَلُواْ لِلَّهِ شُرَكَآءَ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَخَلَقَهُمۡ‌ۖ وَخَرَقُواْ لَهُ ۥ بَنِينَ وَبَنَـٰتِۭ بِغَيۡرِ عِلۡمٍ۬‌ۚ سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ

بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لَهُ ۥ وَلَدٌ۬ وَلَمۡ تَكُن لَّهُ ۥ صَـٰحِبَةٌ۬‌ۖ وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬

ذَٲلِڪُمُ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّكُمۡ‌ۖ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ خَـٰلِقُ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ فَٱعۡبُدُوهُ‌ۚ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَڪِيلٌ۬

Yet, they join the jinns as partners in worship with Allah, though He has created them (the jinns), and they attribute falsely without knowledge sons and daughters to Him. Be He Glorified and Exalted above (all) that they attribute to Him.  He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything. Such is Allah, your Lord! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things.

Few Beneficial Reminders From The Above Aayaat:

Allaah [The Most High] informs (us) that despite His benevolence to His slaves, and that He made known to them all the blessings He has bestowed on them and the clear proofs He has shown them, the Quraish Polytheists and other than associate partners to Him by invoking the Jinns and the Angels, even though the Jinns and the Angels are Allaah’s creatures- neither do they possess any of the qualities of Lordship nor attributes that makes them worthy of being worshipped. They [i.e. the polytheists] associate the Angels and the Jinns as partners to Allaah in worship, even though Allaah alone created and decreed everything; bestowed (us) with all different types of blessings and repels all types of hardships from us.

Likewise, the polytheists fabricate lies about Allaah [The Most High] by attributing sons and daughters to Him; then who can be a greater transgressor than the one who fabricates lies about Allaah and attribute to Him such a great deficiency?!! And due to this, Allaah [The Most High] frees Himself from that which they falsely attribute to Him, saying: [سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥ وَتَعَـٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَ -Be He Glorified and Exalted above (all) that they attribute to Him]; for indeed Allaah [The Most High] alone is the possessor of all Perfect Attributes and free is He from all deficiencies and defects.

Then Allaah [The Most High] says: [بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ – He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth]; meaning: Allaah [The Most High] alone created them perfectly without them having any similarity to anything prior to that. He created them in the most perfect and beautiful manner, and gave them the most beautiful and orderly system, which even the most intelligent people cannot imagine anything similar to it; and none is a partner or associate to Allaah in His creation of the Heavens and the earth.

Then Allaah [The Most High] said: [أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لَهُ ۥ وَلَدٌ۬ وَلَمۡ تَكُن لَّهُ ۥ صَـٰحِبَةٌ۬‌ۖ   – How can He have children when He has no wife?]; meaning: How can Allaah have offspring, when it is the case that He is the Perfect Lord and Master Upon Whom All of The Creation Depends, Who has no spouse; and He is The Independent One, Free From Having Any Need of His creatures, while all the creation are completely in need of Him and compelled to have a complete need of Him in every way-  in all situations and circumstances. On the hand, a child has to be from the same species as the father and mother, but Allaah [The Most High] is the Creator of everything and His creation do not resemble Him in anyway.

After mentioning the fact that He created everything, He says that His knowledge encompasses everything, saying: [وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬  – He is the All-Knower of everything]. He informs us that His knowledge encompasses everything after informing us that He created everything, which shows that He has perfect knowledge of everything He has created, its perfect organisation and amazing nature. This informs us of Allaah’s All-Encompassing knowledge and His Perfect Wisdom, just as He says in Surah Mulk Ayah 14: [أَلَا يَعۡلَمُ مَنۡ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ ٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلۡخَبِيرُ – Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves) All-Aware (of everything)]. And  He [The Most High] says in Surah Al-Hijr Ayah 86: [ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ ٱلۡخَلَّـٰقُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ – Verily, your Lord is the All-Knowing Creator].

Then He [The Most High] says: [ذَٲلِڪُمُ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّكُمۡ‌ۖ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ خَـٰلِقُ ڪُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ فَٱعۡبُدُوهُ‌ۚ   – Such is Allah, your Lord! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone)]; meaning: Such is Allaah, Who created what He has created and decreed what He has decreed. He is Allaah, the only One worthy of being deified and worshipped; the One alone worthy of being shown all humility and love, for He alone is the One Who nurtured all the creation with blessings and repelled all types of hardships from them.

Therefore, after establishing the fact that there is no true deity worthy of being deified and worshipped besides Allaah, you should worship Him sincerely with all types of worship [i.e. all the types of worship He has commanded and commanded His final Messenger to show us the manner in which they are to be performed] because this is the purpose behind which He created us, just as He says in Surah Adh-Dhaariyaat’ Ayah 56: [وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ – And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)].

Then He [The Most High] says: [وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَڪِيلٌ۬  – And He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things]; meaning: Everything is under Allaah’s absolute control and authority. And it is well known that the accomplishment of any particular task has to be measured in accordance with the capability of the one given guardianship (or responsibility) over that task; but as for Allaah [The Originator of Everything], His Guardianship on all things is not similar to the guardianship of humans, for indeed He alone is guardian over all things and He only depends on Himself to fulfil what He wills, and does so with perfect organisation, benevolence and wisdom. It is not possible for anyone to find any mistake or fault in what Allaah has created, nor can anyone find shortcomings and deficiencies in His organisation and management of all the affairs of the universe. Likewise, part of Allaah’s Guardianship is that He took the responsibility of clarifying the religion [i.e. Islaam] and to guard it against destruction and alteration. And indeed He took the responsibility of protecting the believers from all that which will destroy their religion and Eemaan.

To be continued…InShaaAllaah


[Source: (Tayseer al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan). Abridged & slightly paraphrased]

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