Part of the Do'a Iftitah

"Verily my solats, my ibadah, my life and my death I surrender to Almighty Allah, Creator and Lord of all the worlds. Never will I associate anything with Him. So am I commanded and I am of those who are Muslims."

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ta'limul Islam Part 3 - A Muslim's Aqeedah

None is a true Muslim save he or she who believes without an iota of doubt that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is their Rabb and Creator.

The Kalimah Taiyibba ' LA ILA HA ILLA ALLAH ' carries the Testimony and Declaration of Faith in Our Lord and Master of all that is in the Universe and all the Worlds both hidden and visible before us.

'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah' is the meaning of the Kalimah above negating the worshipping of any other deity or being in this existence.

A Muslim or one who professes to be so but bears observance of fear and respect to any other entity is not a true Muslim for his or her Aqeedah is contaminated and runs foul of the above Testimony of Faith in Islam.

Anything that is before us here in this world is a creation of Allah, God Almighty.

Each and every living being or inanimate object here on Earth and in the entire Universe is created by Allah.

We as human beings have been given the Faculty of Thought and Reasoning above all other Creation of Allah the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful.

We have not been left to our own fate or destiny as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala with His Oceans of Mercy has sent to us the Children of Adam and Eve, countless Prophets and Messengers through the folds of Time, to guide us to Him.

The Last Messenger , Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam left us a 1400 over years ago but not without leaving us the Complete Guidance for Mankind in the form of the Revelations in the Al Qur'an Al Kareem , the Hadiths and Sunnah of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

'Whoever says La ila ha illa Allah sincerely will enter Paradise' said the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam (Reported by Bazzar and declared as authentic by Al-Albani in Sahih Al-Jami')

The sincere person is the one who understands the true meanings of attesting that There is No Other Entity worthy of being worshipped except Allahu Ta'ala.

The slightest deviation from this belief renders the Aqeedah of the person useless as he or she failed to affirm the Sovereignty of Allahu Akbar , God Almighty , Greatest is He above all else.

To be a true Muslim or Muslimah, one can never allow the slightest doubt to enter one's heart when attesting to Belief in Ar Rahman.

This belief has to come from knowledge and understanding that each and every other thing that is created and made from anything does not warrant the right to be worshipped for it is all nothing but what has come to exist by only the Will of Allah.

A large majority of Mankind through the years despite having been warned, guided and shown as to the errors of their ways , still stubbornly delude themselves into being in awe of things that they imagined to be their deity and they waste away their lifes , steeped in total ignorance.

The true Muslim is therefore expected to spend his or her allocated timeframe in this life to learn and study about the Knowledge of Islam as enjoined upon us all by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and His Messengers.

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless us with the Best of Iman and open up our hearts and minds to learn all that has been revealed to us in the al Qur'an Al Kareem and the Hadiths of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam. Ameen Ya Rabbal Alameen.

To be continued. Insya Allah.