Back To Basics- [The Statement of Pure Islamic Monotheism- Laa ilaaha Ilal laah]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mrcy
Allaah [The Most High] said in Surah Faatir Ayah 3:
[يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱذۡكُرُواْ نِعۡمَتَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡۚ هَلۡ مِنۡ خَـٰلِقٍ غَيۡرُ ٱللَّهِ يَرۡزُقُكُم مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِۚ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَۖ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤۡفَكُونَ – O mankind! Remember the Grace of Allah upon you! Is there any creator other than Allah who provides for you from the sky (rain) and the earth? La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). How then are you turning away (from Him)?
Few Reminders from This Ayah
Allaah [The Most High] exhort His servants and guide them [through clear proofs, which establish the fact that] they have to worship Him alone – because just as He alone is The Creator and Provider, likewise they should worship Him alone without associating any partners to Him, such as idols and those other things worshipped besides Him. This why He [The Most High] said: [لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَۖ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤۡفَكُونَ – None has the right to be worshipped but He. How then are you turning away (from Him)?]; meaning, so how are you turned away [from worshipping Him alone] after this clarification and clear proof [i.e. that He alone is The Creator, Provider etc], yet you still worship others besides Him.
To be continued…InShaaAllaah
[Source: (Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdheeb Tafseer Ibn Katheer). Abridged & slightly paraphrased]