In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Say: He is Allah, the One Allah, the Independent He begets

not, nor is He begotten And there is none like Him

TAUHEED AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN LIFE

OUR OBJECTIVES
              Definition of Tawheed A Brief introduction on Tawheed Aspects of Tawheed Evidences of Tawheed in Holy Quran Hadith Science and Universe Why Tawheed is considered as the first pillar of Islam? What makes Him “Allah- The ONLY ONE” ? How God is One ? Impacts of Tawheed on human life Concept of Shirk Secrets behind number 1 Conclusion

DEFINITION OF TAWHEED
Tawheed is derived from the Arabic root word W-h-d’ which serves as the vehicle for the concept of ‘oneness,’ or ‘unity’, along with the closely related ideas of ‘singularity’ and ‘uniqueness.’ In the light of Shariah it means to submit or to confess the Lordship of Allah and to purify Allah’s names, attributes and any deed creation and not to associate anything with Him.

The most fundamental article of faith enjoined by Almighty Allah is the Unity or Oneness of Allah. This is expressed in the primary of Islam as LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH which means that “There’s no God except Allah”. The expression of This belief differentiates a true Muslim from a Kafir (non-believer). This kalimah plays a significant role as it affirms the concept of Tawheed and makes it pure, simple and free from every conceivable shadow of Shirk.

Tawheed alRububiyah

• Unity of lordship

Tawhee d

Tawheed alUluhiyah

• Unity of Worship

Tawheed al- Asma wa Sifaat

• Unity of His Names and His Attributes

EVIDENCES OF TAWHEED IN
HOLY QURAN

“There is nothing whatever like unto Him and He is the only One that hears and sees (all things).” [42:11] “Allah! There is no god but He the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal…” [2:255] “Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds.” [1:2] “ And your God is One Allah; There’s no god but He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.” [2:163]

“To Him belongeth the rule and to Him shall Ye be brought back for judgement.” [28-88] “Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the difference of night and day are tokens (of His sovereignty) for men of understanding.” [3-190]

HADITH

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) said: "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tawheed of Allah.” "To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). “Indeed Allah has forbidden for Hell the person who testifies: ‘There is nothing worthy of worship in truth (no true God) but Allah.’”

UNIVERSE AND SCIENCE

The universe itself proves the concept of Tawheed in this regard Science has proven the concept of Tawheed by negating the Big Bang Theory and stating that there is an ‘unknown’ factor that is responsible for the existence of Life and that is Allah.

Holy Quran announces that “O, Mankind worship your lord,…..Who has appointed the earth a resting place for you, the sky a canopy. And Who causes water to pour down from the heaven thereby producing fruits as food for you…….[2:21-22]

WHY TAWHEED IS THE FIRST PILLAR OF ISLAM

BECAUSE…… < It is the essence of Islam. <Salvation is not possible without Tawheed. <The other 4 pillars of Islam are based on the concept of Tawheed. <Tawheed is the fundamental article of Islam on the basis of which all principles and rules are formed.

WHAT MAKES HIM “ALLAH- THE ONLY ONE” ?

 He possess the Glory of being ONE. (Al-Wahid)  He is the ONLY creator to be worshipped.(AlKhaliq)  There is NO ONE else unto whom bowing down in prayers is justified.(Mabood)  He is the one who from whom we seek help. (AlNaseer)  He is the ONE who knows everything. (Al-Aleem)  He’s the ONE who forgives. (Al-Ghafar) AND A LOT MORE THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN COUNT

 If there was partner of God, it would have created disturbance in Universe.  Partnership is a defect of God, that cannot be in God.  All Messengers of God (Prophets) are from one God. They all said that He is one. If there were other god, then he must have sent his messengers.

 If we suppose two gods, then one of them will be able to remove other or not. If first is able to remove other, then the second is not god. If first is not able to remove other, then he cannot be god.  God told his Prophets that He is one. If He tell them a lie, then lie is a defect, defect cannot be in God.

NAMES OF ALLAH

DOES ANY HUMAN BEING HAVE THESE ATTRIBUTES?

CERTAINLY,NO

BUT……

HE HAS THE POTENTIALS TO IMPLEMENT THEM IN HIS LIFE AND THAT IS WHAT WE CALL THE IMPACT OF TAWHEED ON HUMAN’S LIFE

The concept of Tawheed has a great influence on a person’s life and this influence is not only restricted to one’s individual life but also to one’s social life.

IMPACT ON ONE’S INDIVIDUAL LIFE
1- ENLARGED VISION

A believer of Tawheed can never be narrow in outlook. He believes in a God, Who is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the Master of the East and the West and Sustainer of the entire universe. After this belief he does not regard anything in the world as a stranger to himself. He looks on everything in the universe as belonging to the same Lord he himself belongs to. His sympathy, love and service are not confined to any particular sphere or group. His vision is enlarged, his intellectual horizon widens, and his outlook becomes as liberal and as boundless as is the Kingdom of God.

2- HIGHEST DEGREE OF SELF-ESTEEM

This belief produces in man the highest degree of self-respect and self-esteem. The believer knows that Allah alone is the Possessor of all power, and that none besides Him can benefit or harm a person, or provide for his needs, or give and take away life or wield authority or influence. This conviction makes him indifferent to, and independent and fearless of, all powers other than those of God. He never bows his head in homage to any of God’s creatures, nor does he stretch out his hand before anyone else.

3- SENSE OF MODESTY

This belief also generates in man a sense of modesty and humbleness.A believer never becomes proud, haughty or arrogant. The boisterous pride of power, wealth and worth can have no room in his heart, because he knows that whatever he possesses has been given to him by God, and that God can take away just as He can give.

4- PIETY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

This belief makes man virtuous and upright. He has the conviction that there is no other means of success and salvation for him except purity of soul and righteousness of behavior. He has perfect faith in God Who is above all. This belief creates in him the consciousness that, unless he lives rightly and acts justly, he cannot succeed. No influence or underhand activity can save him from ruin.

5- HOPE AND SATISFACTION

The believer never becomes despondent. He has a firm faith in God Who is Master of all the treasures of the earth and the heavens, Whose grace and bounty have no limit and Whose powers are infinite. This faith imparts to his heart extraordinary consolation, fills it with satisfaction and keeps it filled with hope. Although he may meet with rejection from all sides in this world, faith in and dependence on God never leave him, and on their strength he goes on struggling. Such profound confidence can result from no other belief than belief in one God.

6- DETERMINATION AND PATIENCE

This belief produces in man a very strong degree of determination, patience and trust in God. When he makes up his mind and devotes his resources to fulfilling the Divine Commands in order to secure God’s pleasure, he is sure that he has the support and backing of the Lord of the universe. This certainty makes him firm and strong like a mountain, and no amount of difficulties, impediments and opposition can make him give up his resolution.

7- COURAGE AND VALOUR

This declaration inspires bravery in man. There are two things which make a man coward (i) fear of death and love of safety, and (ii) the idea that there is someone else besides God who can take away life . Belief in La ilaha illa Allah purges the mind of both these ideas. The first idea goes out of his mind because he knows that his life and his property and everything else really belong to God, and he becomes ready to sacrifice his all things for His pleasure. He gets rid of the second idea because he knows that no weapon, no man or animal has the power of taking away his life; except Allah. Hence a person has no more fear and he becomes courageous.

8- OBEDIENCE

The most important effect of La ilaha illa Allah is that it makes man obey and observe God’s Law. One who has belief in it is sure that God knows everything hidden or open and is nearer to him than his own jugular vein. If he commits a sin in a secluded corner and in the darkness of the night, He knows it; He even knows our thoughts and intentions, bad or good. We can hide from everyone, but we cannot hide anything from God; we can evade everyone, but it is impossible to evade God’s grip. The firmer a man’s belief is in this respect, the more observant will he be of God’s commands; he will shun what God has forbidden and he will carry out His behest even in solitude and in darkness, because he knows that God’s ‘police’ never leaves him alone, and he dreads the Court whose warrant he can never avoid.

9- END OF EVIL INTENTIONS

The belief in La ilaha illallah creates an attitude of peace and contentment, purges the mind of jealousy, envy and greed and keeps away the temptations of resorting to base and unfair means for achieving success. The believer understands that wealth is in God’s hands, and He apportions it out as He likes; that honour, power, reputation and authority - everything - is subjected to His will, and He bestows them as He will; and that man’s duty is only to endeavour and to struggle fairly. He knows that success and failure depend on God’s grace; if He wills to give, no power in the world can prevent Him from so doing; and if He does not will it, no power can force Him to.

IMPACT ON ONE’S SOCIAL LIFE
Human lives in a society and in that society Tawheed is the foundation of brotherhood and equality, because it does not permit following those who take others as lords besides Allah, since worship is for Allah alone and worship to Allah alone must be from all of mankind, and the head of them is Muhammad (PBUH) His Messenger and His chosen one.

WHAT IF ONE DENYS TAWHEED?

THEN HE IS DOING SHIRK

WHAT BASICALLY A SHIRK IS ?

 Associating partners with Allah is called Shirk.  Shirk is worshipping Idols and offering prayers and supplications to anyone except Allah.  To implore any other being besides Allah, to grant any wishes or answer prayers is also Shirk.  The Holy Quran says:  “Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him.” [4:48]  The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:  “Shirk is the greatest of all sins.”

FOR THOSE WHO DO SHIRK QURAN SAYS: “If there were God beside Allah then verily both (the heaven and the earth) had been disordered. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, from all that they ascribe (unto Him).” [21-22]

SO WHAT’S THE RESULT OF IT

DISSATISFACTION...... CONFUSION…….. PUZZLEMENT….. DON’T KNOW WHERE TO APPROACH….HOW TO APPROACH……

WHERE THERE IS TAWHEED THERE IS NUMBER

HAVE YOU EVER OBSERVED AND THOUGHT ABOUT IT?

1 SIGNIFIES…… 1 HEART that purifies the blood 1 BRAIN that controls the whole body 1 SOUL which is within us 1 PATH that is Sirat-e-Mustaqeem 1 means a Perfect lordship Life and death occur once All countings start from 1……

MESSAGE FOR YOUR SOUL
La ilaha illa Allah (There is no god but Allah) He created the plants and trees He created the birds and bees He created the oceans and seas Some of His many bounties He made us on earth trustees To obey all His decrees Oh Allah have mercy please, Clean away our hearts’ disease La ilaha illa Allah (There is no god but Allah) He created the plants and trees He created the birds and bees He created the oceans and seas Some of His many bounties He made us on earth trustees To obey all His decrees Oh Allah have mercy please, Clean away our hearts’ disease Lord of the earth and the sky Lord the mountains so high Lord of the day and the night Lord of joy and delight

CONCLUSION
Tawheed holds a significant position in Islam and it’s the only thing which makes a Muslim, a True Muslim.Tawheed is the basic article of faith which covers all the dimensions of religion Islam i.e. doctrinal,emotional,practical etc. Thus, it’s a Muslim’s duty that he should not merely accept this belief but also act upon it.

REFERENCES
 Sirat-e-mustaqeem By M.D. Zafar  http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?boo k=93&translator=1  http://www.scribd.com/doc/3140512/kitab-uttawheed  http://www.islamic-life.com/tawheed-divineunity/article-benefits-tawheed/  http://www.lutonmuslims.co.uk/whatistawheed.htm  http://www.muslimbridges.org/content/view/736/72 /

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