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A Slave will not truly actualize….. Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah)

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said: A slave (of Allaah) will not (truly actualize the statement) ”you alone we worship (O Allaah)”, except by way of two fundamental principles: The first of them is to follow the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and the second is sincerity to the (only true object) of worship (i.e. Allaah) [source-page: 68تهذيب المدارج ]

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Tawheed Ar-Roboobiyyah–Al-Allaamah Zaid Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Tawheed Ar-Roboobiyyah: [It is] firm belief and clear affirmation that Allaah (alone) is The Lord and Owner of everything. He (alone) is the Creator, Provider and He (alone) gives life and death. He (alone) is the One who judges and controls the affairs with what He wills, how He wills and whenever He wills. Whatever Allaah wills must happen and whatever He does not will cannot happen. He is the Lord of the entire universe and the king of the Day of Judgement. He created everything and measured it exactly according to its due measurements, and He gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright. This aspect of Tawheed was affirmed by the idol worshippers during the lifetime of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and the Qur’an has informed (us) about their affirmation of it. [Allaah (The Most High)] said:

وَلَئِنْ سَأَلْتَهُمْ مَنْ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَسَخَّرَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّهُ ۖ فَأَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ

”If you were to ask them: “Who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon?” They will surely reply: “Allah.” How then are they deviating (as polytheists and disbelievers)?

He (The Most High) said:

قُلْ لِمَنِ الْأَرْضُ وَمَنْ فِيهَا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَذَكَّرُونَ
قُلْ مَنْ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ السَّبْعِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ
سَيَقُولُونَ لِلَّهِ ۚ قُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ

Say: “Whose is the earth and whosoever is therein? If you know!” They will say: “It is Allah’s!” Say: “Will you not then remember?” Say: “Who is (the) Lord of the seven heavens, and (the) Lord of the Great Throne?” They will say: “Allah.” Say: “Will you not then fear Allah (believe in His Oneness, obey Him, believe in the Resurrection and Recompense for each and every good or bad deed).” [23:84-87]

So even though they affirmed this aspect of Tawheed, it did not enter them into the fold of Islaam because they did not acknowledge that Allaah (alone) has the right to be worshipped; rather they associated others as partners to Him in worship. Indeed, Allaah is so self-sufficient that he is in no need of having any partner. [Allaah said in a Hadeeth Qudsi]: ”Whoever does an action whilst associating others as partners (to Me in that action), I am free from him and (the action he performed), and (I am free from being (a partner) to the one He (associated as a partner to Me in that action).”

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[For further details, see: Al-Eedaahaat As-Saniyyah Li-Usoolil Aqaa-id Ad-Deeniyyah of Al-Allaamah Zaid Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee: page: 22-23 and see footnote Number 1 for the meaning of the hadeeth..Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

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[1] Fataawa Related to women

Question:

What are the obligations a woman is to fulfil in order to become a female Muslim who adheres to her Religion?

Answer:

It is obligatory upon a person– be it a man or woman– to enter into the fold of Islaam and testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah; (he/she should) establish the five daily prayers, pay the zakat, fast the month of Ramadaan and perform the hajj if the means to that is made possible.  And (he/she) should believe and adhere to the pillars of Eemaan and they are: Belief in Allaah, belief in His Angels, belief in His Books, belief in His Messengers, belief in the last day and belief in the pre-decree—its good and evil.  (And he/she) should fulfil all the remaining obligations and keep away from the forbidden things.  So by way of this (a person) becomes a true Muslim.


[Fataawaa Lajnah Ad-Daa-imah 11/17; quoted in Fataawaa Al-Mar’atul Muslimah page25: publishers Daar as-Sahaabah]

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[2] Abridged: When Will Palestine be returned to us–Shaikh Raslaan

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

 

Shaikh Raslaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:

If  Allaah bestows blessings upon a slave and he (the slave) wishes that it should continue and not cease, then it is obligatory upon him to be thankful to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) for it.  However if he falls short (i.e. the falling short that takes place by way of neglect) in this,  it (i.e. the blessing) is taken away and there comes about upon him humiliation and belittlement.  This is what Allaah—The Lord of Mankind, Jinn and all that exists– has decreed and He made it His way in dealing (with the creation) in His universe.  And there is no power or strength except with Allaah (The Exalted, The Tremendous One, The Magnificent]

When will Palestine be returned to us?  When we return to Allaah (in correct creed, righteous action, obedience etc.) Palestine will be returned to us.  Indeed, the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) also informed us that humiliation will befall the Ummah and that belittlement will surround its children (i.e. the sons and daughters of this Ummah) when they oppose the religion of their Lord and are isolated from following the Sunnah of the Prophet of (this Ummah).   [He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”If you deal with usury (eena), and you hold onto the cow’s tails and you are content with agriculture, and you leave off Jihaad in the path of Allaah, Allaah will permit your humiliation and he will not remove that state from you until you return back to your religion.”  [Reported by Imaam Abu Daawud (rahimahullaah) on the authority of Abdullaah Ibn Umar (radiyallaahu-anhumaa).  Hadeeth Number 3462.  Declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee (rahimahullaah) in As-Saheehah 11]

Therefore, there is no return to honour, there is no return and attainment of it (i.e. victory), except by way of a return to Allaah–The Lord of mankind, jinn and all that exists.  [He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)] said: ”Until you return back to your religion’’—the religion that Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) came with and the path that Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) guided to.

Indeed what takes place today in Gaza is not (merely) an affair of support (needed from) humans and it is not an affair solely connected to humans in its entirety.  It is not an affair (related to performing charitable good deeds, such as) what is entrusted to the people who display noble generosity—the people who spend freely, bestow gifts, show kindness and are open-handed.  The affair is not (merely) about (performing) good actions, rather it is an affair of creed and it is an affair related to creeds.  It is an affair related to creed in its origin and to the religion in its backbone.

It is not an affair stirred up by the disbelievers before the Muslims, for indeed the manifest emotionalism that has filled the whole world cannot benefit in anything.  It is not the sound means that will lead to what is sought after.  The unambiguous means (in achieving what is sought after) is neither hidden from one who has eyes nor from one who possesses insight.  That is because (this emotionalism) is neither from the legislated means of the Islamic legislation in achieving what is sought after nor is it that which the beloved Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) guided us to.


To be continued…..Inshaa-Allaah (Mataa Ta-oodu Ilaynaa Falasteen: 8-10)

For a beneficial article on the conditions of Jihaad, see link:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=26&Topic=11308

 

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