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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tawhed Phenomenon of the Past

The division of  tawheed  into  its components was not done by  the Prophet (pbuh)  nor  by  his  companions,  as  there  was  no  necessity  to  analyze  such  a  basic principle of  faith  in  this fashion. However,  the foundations of  the components are all  implied  in  the  verses  of  the Qur’aan  and  in  the  explanatory  statements of  the Prophet (pbuh)  and  his  companions,  as will  become  evident when  each  category  is dealt with in more detail later. 

The necessity for this analytical approach to the principle of tawheed arose
after  Islaam  spread  into  Egypt,  Byzantium,  Persia  and  India  and  absorbed cultures  of  these  regions.  It  is  only  natural  to  expect  that when  the  peoples these  lands  entered  the  fold  of  Islaam,  they would  carry with  them  some  of remnants  of  their  former  beliefs.  When  some  of  these  new  converts  began express,  in writings  and  discussion,  their  various  philosophical  concepts  of God confusion  arose  in which  the  pure  and  simple  unitarian  belief  of  Islam  became threatened.  There  were  also  others  who  had  outwardly  accepted  Islam secretly  worked  to  destroy  the  religion  from  within,  due  to  their  inability oppose  it militarily. This group began  to actively propagate distorted  ideas about Allah  among  the masses  in  order  to  tear  down  the  first pillar of eemaan  (faith) and with it Islam self. 

The  early  caliphs  and  their  governors  were  closer  to  Islamic  principles, 
and the consciousness of the masses was high due to the presence of the Prophet’s companions  and  their  students.  Hence,  the  demand  for  the elimination  of  open heretics  received  immediate  response  from  the  rulers.  In  contrast,  the  later Umayyad caliphs were more corrupt and as such cared  little about such  religious issues.  The  masses  were  also  less  Islamically  conscious  and  thus  were  more susceptible  to  deviant  ideas. 

As  greater  numbers  of  people  entered  Islam  under the  Umayyads,  and  the  learning  of  an  increasing  number  of  conquered  nations was  absorbed,  the  execution  of  apostates was  no  longer  used  to  stem  the  rising tide of heresy. The task of opposing it fell on the shoulders of the Muslim scholars of  the  period who  rose  to meet  the  challenge  intellectually.  

They systematically opposed  the  various  alien  philosophies  and  creeds  by  categorizing  them  and countering them with principles deduced from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. It was out of  this defense  that  the science of  tawheed emerged, with its precisely defined categories  and  components. Therefore,  as  the  categories  of  tawheed  are studied separately and  in more depth,  it must not be forgotten that they are each a part of an organic whole which is itself the foundation of a greater whole, Islam itself.

wallahu 'alam

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Islam is not confined only to the mosque and madrasah. It is a way of life. 
Each and every aspect of a Muslim's life is supposed to be deen (Islam). It is for 
this reason that Rasulullah  (pbuh) has shown the  ummah simple little 
methods which would render each and every worldly affair of his to 
become deen and for which he will be rewarded. It is for this reason 
that saying : Bismillahirrahmanirraheem (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)

Any important work that does not begin with Bismillah is devoid of Barakah. When there is no barakah the chances are that a person will not be successful in that project. Therefore, should be read before beginning that project or work.

Jabir is reported to have said that when say bismillah was revealed, the clouds gave way by moving to the East, the winds ceased blowing, the oceans became calm, the creatures prepared themselves to listen, the  satanic were pelted with fire from the heavens and Allah I, swearing an oath by His honour, declared: Anyone who says this name of mine upon anything, I will surely impart barakah in that  thing. 

The reason for the above is as follows: in Bismillah there are three 
names of Allah : 

1) Allah which is His personal name indicating that all projects can 
only be initiated by the will and wish of Allah. 

2)  Rahman (Kind) which is His attributive name  indicating  that 
only Allah  I can keep that project intact and existent 
(guarding it against destruction).

3)  Rahim (Most Merciful) which is also His attribute name indicating 
that only Allah can, through His mercy and grace, enable any 
person to derive benefit from that project.

Say it..