[24] 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

ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ لَهُ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ

Allaah [The Most High] said in Surah Taha Aayaat 1-8:

طه

مَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ لِتَشۡقَىٰٓ

إِلَّا تَذۡڪِرَةً۬ لِّمَن يَخۡشَىٰ

تَنزِيلاً۬ مِّمَّنۡ خَلَقَ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ ٱلۡعُلَى

ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ عَلَى ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱسۡتَوَىٰ

لَهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَا وَمَا تَحۡتَ ٱلثَّرَىٰ

وَإِن تَجۡهَرۡ بِٱلۡقَوۡلِ فَإِنَّهُ ۥ يَعۡلَمُ ٱلسِّرَّ وَأَخۡفَى

ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ لَهُ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ

 

Few Reminders from the Above Aayaat

[مَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ لِتَشۡقَىٰٓ – We have not sent down the Qur’an unto you (O Muhammad) to cause you distress];

Juwaybir reported from Ad-Dahhaak, who said that when Allaah revealed the Qur’aan to His Messenger, he and his Companions acted upon it. Then the Quraish polytheists said, ‘’This Qur’an was not revealed to Muhammad except to cause him distress’’; so Allaah [The Most High] revealed:

طه

مَآ أَنزَلۡنَا عَلَيۡكَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ لِتَشۡقَىٰٓ

إِلَّا تَذۡڪِرَةً۬ لِّمَن يَخۡشَىٰ

[Ta-Ha. We have not sent down the Qur’an unto you (O Muhammad) to cause you distress, But only as a Reminder to those who fear (Allah)]; Meaning: The affair is not what the falsifiers claim; rather the one to whom Allaah grants knowledge, then that is because [Allaah] wants him to acquire abundant good just as it is established in Saheehayn [i.e. Saheeh Al-Bukhaari & Saheeh Muslim] from Mu’aawiyah who said: The Messenger of Allaah [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] said, ‘‘Whomever Allah wants good for, He gives him understanding of the religion.’’

And regarding the Ayah [إِلَّا تَذۡڪِرَةً۬ لِّمَن يَخۡشَى   – But only as a Reminder to those who fear (Allah)]; Meaning: Indeed Allaah revealed His Book and sent His Messenger as a mercy by way of which He shows mercy to His slaves, so that the person who ponders might be reminded and benefit from what he [or she] hears of the Book of Allah, for it a reminder in which Allaah revealed what He has made lawful and unlawful.

And regarding the Ayah: [تَنزِيلاً۬ مِّمَّنۡ خَلَقَ ٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ ٱلۡعُلَى  – A revelation from Him (Allah) Who has created the earth and high heavens]; Meaning: O Muhammad! This Qur’an, which has been given to you, is a revelation from your Lord- the Lord of everything, the Owner of everything and the One Who is Fully Able to do whatever He wills. He created the earth- both its regions that are easy to access and those that are difficult to access. He created the high heavens- elevated and having great distances between each other.

[ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنُ عَلَى ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱسۡتَوَىٰ  – The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty)]; [لَهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَا وَمَا تَحۡتَ ٱلثَّرَىٰ  – To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and all that is between them, and all that is under the soil]; Meaning: He is the owner of everything in the heavens and the earth.  They are in His complete grasp; under His absolute control, will intent and judgement. He is the Creator of all of them, their owner and God. Neither is there a true deity nor a true Lord besides Him.

And regarding the Ayah [وَإِن تَجۡهَرۡ بِٱلۡقَوۡلِ فَإِنَّهُ ۥ يَعۡلَمُ ٱلسِّرَّ وَأَخۡفَى  – And if you (O Muhammad) speak (the invocation) aloud, then verily, He knows the secret and that which is yet more hidden]; Meaning: The One Who revealed this Qur’an [i.e. Allaah] is also the One Who created the high heavens and the earth. He knows the secret and that which is even more hidden. Ibn Abbaas said: Allaah knows what the children of Aadam hide in their souls and what is hidden from the children of Aadam before they do what they do. Allah knows all of that and His knowledge encompasses what has already taken place and what will happen in future.

Then Allaah [The Most High] said: [ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ‌ۖ لَهُ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءُ ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰ – Allah! La ilahla illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! To Him belong the Best Names]; Meaning: Allaah is the One Who revealed this Qur’an to you (O Muhammad) and there is no deity worthy of worship except Him. He is the possessor of the perfect Names and lofty Attributes. [Ref 1] There is no deity worthy of being loved, feared and invoked besides Him. There is no deity to whom a person should humble himself or [herself], turn to in repentance, submission and obedience besides Him. [Ref 2]

To be continued InShaaAllaah


[Ref 1: (Al-Misbaah Al-Muneer Fee Tahdheeb Tafseer Ibn Katheer). Abridged & paraphrased]

[Ref 2: (Tayseer al-kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan). Abridged & slightly paraphrased]

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