Thursday, November 12, 2009

Islam and Unity of God


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بِسْمِ اللِه الــرَّحْمـَنِ الــرَّحـِيـْم ِ

اَلـْحَمْدُ للهِ الـْغَفـَّارِ الرَّحِيْم ِ الـَّذِى أ َنْعَمَنَا رَحْمَةً وَنصْرًا وَفَضَّلـَنَا عَلىَ

سَاءِـرِ مَخْلـُوْقَا تِهِ وَجَعَلـَنَا خَلَاءِـفَهُ فِى الْا َرْضِ. وَالصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلاَمُ

عَلىَ نَبِيـِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ الـَّذِى عَلـَّمَنَا ا َسَاسَ التـَّوْحِيْدِ وَاَوْجَبـَنَا اَنْ نُؤْمِنَ بِاللهِ

بِالـِّلسَانِ وَنُصَدِّقـَهُ بـِالـْقـَلـْبِ.

Praise be to Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

The Almighty, Allah, has given us mercies and helps, placed us above all

other creations as the representative of Him.

The peace may be upon our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who

has tought us the cardinal principle of the unity of God, obliged us to confess

it with the tongue and believe it in the heart.


Me dear brothers,

The religion of Allah, Islam, satands on the foundation of peace. The word Islam, which means ‘peace’ has been mentioned in the Qur’an about 140 times in 48 chapters (surah).

The mankind is directed to take the path of peace to reach its final destination, namely the Hereafter, through the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the holy prophet Muhamnmad (peace be upon him).

The achievement of the universal peace, the tranquility of human mind and the harmony of the environment are based on the cardinal principle of the Tauheed (the unity of God). Khalifa (the vicegerent) and Akhirat (the Hereafter).

The principle of Tauheed proclaims the oneness of God, which ought to be confessed with the tongue and believed with the heart. Allah says:

وَإ ِلـَهُكُمْ إ ِلـَهٌ وَاحِدٌ ج لآ إ ِلـَهَ إ ِلا َّهُوَالرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْمُ.
(البقرة: 163)
“Your God is our God; there is no God save Him, the beneficent, the merciful” Q.2 Al-Baqarah: 163)

Islam believes that by accepting this ‘unity of God’ alone, the disharmony between men and other creations can effectively be eradicated from the world.

Men’s life in this world is very short. During this short life, they have to prepare for the Akhirat ( the Hereafter) by right conduct. Allah says:

وَمَـا الـْحَيَواةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلـَهْوٌ.
The life of this world is but comfort of illusion )
(Qur’an Surah Al-‘Am :163)
Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said:

“Be in this world as a stranger or as a passer-by” (Muslim)

But if we meditate momentarily we should know that the source of peace is Allah Himself. By submitting to His will alone, a man can achieve peace. It is not only the five times prayers that performed every day, but whatever one does in accordance with the edicts of Allah is also considered as ‘ibadat’ (worship) in Islam.

In a Muslim home, as soon as a child is born, the rememberance of Allah and whatever he does, the awareness of Allah should steer him along his life.

For example, a Muslim always begins his work with the words ‘Bismilla hirrahma nirra him’ (I begin in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful); when he intends to do something he mentions ‘Insya Allah’(if Allah wills); when his exeltement overcomes him, he shouts ‘Allah hu Akbar’ (Allah is the greatest); when he finds a wonderful thing he says ‘Subha nallah (Glory to Allah).

When he sees another person sneezing, he says ‘Yarhamukallah’ (may Allah bless you); When he appreciates a nice thing, he says ‘Masha Allah’ (What Allah willed, has happened); when thanking some one, he mentions ‘Jazakumullah’ (may Allah reward you); when some one takes leave of him on a journey, he bids farewell with the words ‘Fi Amanillah (with the protection of Allah); when hears or sees something abominable, he says ‘Naozzubillah’ (I seek Allah’s protection); when he hears the news of death of another Muslim, he says ‘Inna lilla hi wainna ilaihi raajioon (we come from Allah and to Him is our return).

The Qua’anic verse shows a function of Allah’s remembrance as the following:
رَضِىَ اُللهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوْا عَنْهُ ذَلِكَ لِمَنْ خَشِىَ رَبَّهُ. (
) : : البينة ( 8

(“Allah is well pleased with Them and they with Him, all this for such as fear their Lord and Charioteer”) Qur’an-Al-Bayinnah: 8)

I think this is conclusion of my notes and if you find a lot of mistakes I beg your pardon, and we see you later next time in this same blog.
Wassalamu ‘alaikum Wr.Wb...



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