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KNOWLEDGE IS LIGHT- LESSON 2 PART 2

Bismillah, walhamdulillah, wasalatu wassalaam alaa rasoolillah!

Asalamu alaykum!

Hey there, we’re back for part 2 of the second lesson.

Previously, we discussed the antithesis of Tawheed, namely ‘Shirk’ (see the previous lesson).

It’s really important to know what shirk is exactly, since it’s the biggest sin, we need to know what it is so we can avoid it!

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Do you remember the categories of Tawheed (see part 2, part 3, part 4 of lesson 1) ? Well, here we will be discussing the categories of Shirk…


 

 The Antithesis or Tawheed: ‘Shirk’ and its categories


 

Shirk means to ascribe a partner/partners to Allah (The One True God), in His Lordship and/or worship.

  1. Shirk in Rububiyyah (Lordship): This occurs by: (a) association- that is, to associate a partner with God (Allah) in His Lordship, (b) negation– that is by denying the existence of God, by denying His Lordship.
  2. Shirk in Asma wa sifaat (names and attributes): This occurs by: (a) deification, that is, to believe that created beings possess similar attributes as God, thereby elevating others to the status of God, for example, believing that created beings are all-knowing, or Ever-living. (b) humanisation, that is to  assume that God took a human form, or to attribute characteristics of the creation to God.
  3. Shirk in Ibadah (Worship): To worship another besides Allah. Most of the shirk occurs in this category. This can be major and minor. For example, major shirk includes taking idols, humans, created things, others as intermediaries or partners with God. Minor shirk, on the other hand, includes showing off in acts of worship (riyaa).

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Let us stay away from these types and all types of Shirk!

 

May Allah protect us from all types of shirk! May Allah, The One, The Compeller, grant us perfect Tawheed for His sake alone forever! May Allah forgive us for any error. Allahumma salli alaa Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wasallam. ameen!

 

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KNOWLEDGE IS LIGHT- LESSON 2 PART 1

Bismillah, walhamdulillah, wasalatu wassalaam alaa rasoolillah!

Asalamu alaykum!

It’s been a while, and we’re back for a fresh new lesson.

Following on from the summarised explanations of Islamic Monotheism/Tawheed, we will continue discussing Islamic Creed, focusing on the antithesis of Tawheed, namely ‘Shirk’.


 

 The Antithesis or Tawheed: ‘Shirk’


 

Shirk means to ascribe a partner/partners to Allah, in His Lordship and/or worship.

Shirk is the biggest sin, a gross injustice, the heinous sin that Allah will not forgive (unless it is sincerely given up and repented from).

May Allah protect us from Shirk. May Allah forgive us and return us to Tawheed. Aameen!

 

“Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.”

[Qur’an, chapter 4 verse 48]

The Qur’an informs us of Luqman, a righteous servant of Allah, who advised against Shirk for it is a great wrong.

‘And (remember) when Luqman said to his son when he was advising him: “O my son! Join not in worship others with Allah. Verily joining others in worship with Allah is a great Zulm (wrong) indeed.’ [Qur’an chapter 31 verse 13]

Shirk may occur in statement or action. There are different categories of Shirk.

to be continued…

Knowledge is Light- Lesson 1

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

All praise be to Allah, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad peace be upon him.

Asalamu alaykum, dear respected readers, we hope you are well!

Today, in sha Allah, we will take a glimpse at the Islamic Creed, or ‘Aqidah studies.

Let’s get started with the topic entitled TAWHID – Islamic Monotheism


 

Tawhid – Islamic monotheism


 

In Islam, we are required to uphold Tawhid.

Tawhid is an Arabic verbal noun, coming from the verb wahhada, which means to unify.

However, when we use it in an Islamic sense, we understand that Allah is already One! He is Al-Waahid, Al-Ahad (The One), Al-Witr (The Indivisible).

What is meant by upholding Tawhid, is that we must affirm and maintain our understanding of the complete Oneness of Allah, in His Lordship, His names and attributes, and His right to be worshipped alone.

Following the spread of Islam, the scholars of Islam deduced three categories of analysis regarding Tawhid, in order to combat the deviations people began to develop. The categories are:

1- Tawhid Ar-rububiyyah (Oneness in Allah in His Lordship)

2-Tawhid- asmaa -wa-sifaat (Oneness in Allah in His Names and Attributes)

3-Tawhid- Al-‘ibaadah (Oneness of Allah is His worship)

In sha Allah, we will take a closer look at these.

Stay tuned!

May Allah forgive our errors for He is The Forbearing. ameen

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