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Tawheed al Ibaadah (Worship)


Tawheed al-Ibaadah: Unity of Allah’s Worship Allah says: “Say (O Muhammad )! Verily, my Salaat, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the Aalamin (mankind and Jinn and all that exists).” (Surah al-Anaanm ayah 162) Tawheed al-Ibaadah (the Oneness of Allah’s worship) is the most apparent meaning of the concept of Tawheed because worship is the core and essence of Islamic Creed – based on the Shahaadah statement ‘La ilaha illa Allah’ meaning, ‘There is no Ilah (deity worthy of worship) except Allah (in truth)

What is Ibaadah (worship)?

Ibaadah is a comprehensive term, which encompasses everything, which Allah loves and is pleased with; of both statements and actions – both apparent and hidden. Hence, Salaat, fasting, charity, truthfulness, honesty, loving Allah and His Messenger, turning to Allah in repentance, sincerity of the Deen for Him, hope in His Mercy, fear from His Torment, supplications to Allah, kindness to parents, good morals and manners to neighbors, relatives and friends, helping the poor and needy, etc… are all different forms of Ibaadah.

Conditions for the Worship to be accepted

Allah says: “Whosoever hopes for the meeting with His Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of His Lord. (Surah al-Khaaf Ayah 110). Al-Hafidh Ibn Katheer (rahimahullah) said in his Tafseer of this verse: “These are the two pillars of the accepted action. It is necessary that the action is sincerely for Allah and also correct upon the Sharee’ah of Allah’s Messenger.

Blind following

 Blindly following anyone in matters that have clear guidance from the Book and the Sunnah is a form of Shirk in the worship to Allah. Narrated Adee Ibn Hatim that he heard the Prophet of Allah  reciting the verse, “They (Jews and Christians) have taken their rabbis and monks to be as Lords besides Allah and (they also took as their lord) Messiah, son of Maryam  while they were commanded to worship none but one Ilah. Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)”. (Surah Tawba Ayah 31). He (Adee Ibn Hatim) said: ‘We didn’t worship them.’ The Messenger of Allah  said: “Did they not make Haraam what Allah made Halaal and you all made it you all made it Halaal?” He replied “Certainly.” The Prophet of Allah said: “That is your worship to them”.(Tirmirthi Vol3 pg 56 No 247). Obedience to scholars, Imams and rulers are only acceptable when their orders comply with the Commands of Allah, because the Messenger of Allah said: “Obedience is only in what is good (i.e. within the boundaries laid down by Allah and His   Messenger”. (Sahih Bukhari Vol 9 No 259)

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  1. sanaulla sharief
    October 2, 2010 at 01:43

    If there are no comments, it does not mean no one is reading your web pages.
    I am one of those, who have found the right concept of ‘towheed’ through internet.

    May Allah make the Muslims understand the Islamic ideology before preaching the ‘fazael-e-amal

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