By Dr. Norlain bint Muhammad Dindang
(Note: The Author is now using her real family name instead of her husband’s family name (Mababaya) in conformity with Islamic value.)
as the Religion of Truth (Qur’ân 61:9)
is the only rational religion in the world.
It teaches Tawhîd
the absolute oneness of God (2: 163, 5:73, 16:51 and 112:1-4).
The acquisition of true knowledge of Islâm is an obligation required for
mankind to know and understand the concept of Tawhîd (absolute Oneness
In fact, the very divine Message that Allâh
In fact, the very divine Message that Allâh(S.W.T.) wants mankind to understand is that He is One Allâh. Allâh the Almighty tells us in the Qur’ân:
is a Message for mankind: Let them take warning there from, and let them know
that He is (no other than) One Allâh: Let men of understanding take heed.”
are three categories of Tawhîd that we must understand.
First is Tawhîd Ar-Ruboobeeyah (i.e., Oneness of Allâh’s
Divinity, that is He is the Rabb
(Cherisher and Sustainer), the Creator, the Sovereign, the Sustainer, the
Provider, and Manager of the whole mankind in all affairs).
Second is Tawhîd Al-Ulooheeyah, which firmly states that Allâh
alone deserves to be worshipped). Third
is Tawhîd Al-Asmaa was Sifaat, declares that Allâh
is the only One Who deserves the most Magnificent Names and Attributes).
The belief in Tawhîd (the absolute Oneness of God) in Islâm is
the most logical idea that every rational individual could ever think of.
The reason: simply because, should there be two, three or more “gods”
then, the entire universe would have been in chaos as a result of the
competition of and struggle for power among “gods.”
Allâh the Exalted says:
there were, in the heavens and the earth, other gods besides Allâh, there would
have been ruin in both! But
glory to Allâh, the Rabb of the Throne: (High
is He) above what they attribute to Him.”
nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many gods) behold each god
would have taken away what he had created and some would have overcome over
others! Glory to Allâh (He is free)
from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him!”
following are few examples of the many ayât (verses) in the Qur’ân
that show how Allâh
wants us to acquire knowledge and wisdom so we may know Him as the Only
God, Who Alone We worship and Who deserves all Praise:
they not that Allâh knows what they conceal and what they reveal?” (2:77)
you not that to Allâh belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth?
And besides Him you have neither patron nor helper.”
fear Allâh and know that Allâh sees well what you do.”
is free of all wants and worthy of all
that Allâh gives life to the earth after its death! Already have We shown the
Signs plainly to you that you may understand.”
we study Allâh’s Book, we certainly learn the Truth that Allâh Alone is the
Only God of all. The Qur’ân repeatedly tells us that there is no god but Allâh
the Almighty claims for universal divinity.
He Alone commands mankind to know that there is no god but He. Allâh the
Most High says:
one Allâh; there is no god but He
Most Gracious Most Merciful.”
There is no god but He (the) Rabb (the
Only Creator, Cherisher and Sustainer) of the Throne Supreme!”
your Allâh is One, Rabb of
the heavens and of the earth and all between them and Rabb of every point at the
rising of the sun!” (37:4-5)
the Qur’ân contains many praises to Allâh
the Only One worthy of all praise (31:26). The most beautiful names or
attributes belong to Him (7:180). The
following is one of the many ayât (verses) in the Qur’ân that shows
glorification to Allâh the Almighty:
There is no God but He the Living the Self-subsisting Eternal. No slumber can
seize him nor sleep. His are all
things in the heavens and on earth. Who
is there can intercede in His presence except as He permits?
He knows what (appears to His creatures as) before or after or behind
them. Nor shall they compass
anything of His knowledge except as He wills.
His throne does extend over the heavens and the earth and He feels no
fatigue in guarding and preserving them. For
He is the Most High the Supreme (in glory).
most important thing that we mankind should know is that Allâh
is the Only One Who deserves our true worship. Allâh
persistently claims for Divinity and commands us to serve or worship no
one but Him. Allâh
says in the Qur’ân:
is Allâh your Rabb (Only Creator, Cherisher and Sustainer)!
There is no god but He, the Creator of all things; then you worship Him:
and He has power to dispose of all affairs.
No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision; He is Subtle
I am Allâh: There is no god but I: so serve Me (only), and perform regular
prayer for My remembrance.” (20:14)
“... (This Qur’ân is) the Book,
with verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning)
further explained in detail
from One Who is Wise and Well-Acquainted (with all things).
(It teaches) that you should worship none but Allâh.”
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