Tawheed  is  the  Ultimate  Truth  

BY:  Shaykh  Abdur  Razzak  Bin  Abdul  Muhsin  Al-­‐Badr   Translator:  Nasrin  As.Salafiyah                                   English  Language  Refining  Support:  Umm  Omar  

In   the   Name   of   Allaah,   the   Most   Beneficent,   the   Most   Merciful.   All   the   praises   and   thanks   are  for  Allaah,  the  Lord  of  all  that  exists.  And  I  bear  witness  that  none  has  the  right  to  be   worshipped  except  Allaah  alone  without  any  partner,  and  I  bear  witness  that  Muhammad  is   His   slave   and   His   Messenger,   may   the   salaah   and   salaam   be   upon   him,   his   family   and   companions.    To  proceed:       Allaah,  the  Blessed  and  Exalted,  said  in  Soorah  An-­‐Naba’:  “The  Day  that  Ar-­Rooh   [Jibraa’eel  (Gabriel)  or  another  angel]  and  the  angels  will  stand  forth  in  rows,  they  will   not  speak  except  him  whom  the  Most  Gracious  (Allaah)  allows,  and  he  will  speak  what   is  right”  [78:38].     Whoever   reads   the   books   of   Tafseer   that   are   transmitted   and   passed   down   from   the   Companions   may   Allaah   be   pleased   with   them   and   from   those   who   followed   them   upon   goodness     -­   regarding   the   meaning   of   this   noble   verse,   will   come   to   know   the   status   of   Tawheed   in   the   hearts   of   the   Companions   may   Allaah   be   pleased   with   them,   their   great   concern   for   it,   and   attention   to   its   rank.   It   (The   Tawheed)   is   certainly   the   greatest   of   the   goals  and  the  most  sublime  of  them.     It   has   been   transmitted   from   more   than   one   of   the   Companions   and   the   Tabi`een   concerning  the  meaning  of  His  saying:  “...and  he  will  speak  what  is  right”  [78:38],  that  it   is,  “He  will  say:  ‘Laa  Ilaaha  Illallaah  (None  has  the  right  to  be  worshipped  except  Allaah).’”   And   they   said   that   it   (None   has   the   right   to   be   worshipped   except   Allaah)   is   the   ultimate   truth,   and   the   foundation   upon   which   the   religion   of   Allaah,   the   Blessed   and   Exalted,   is   established.         There   is   nothing   correct   except   what   is   built   upon   “None   has   the   right   to   be   worshipped   except   Allaah.”   Every   action   built   upon   other   than   this   foundation   is   incorrect   and   rejected   because   it   is   not   standing   upon   its   foundation   and   its   pillar   without   which   there   is   no   standing  for  it  except  upon  it.  The  religion  of  Allaah  stands  upon  “None  has  the  right  to  be   worshipped  except  Allaah”,  and  it  is  to  the  religion  like  the  roots  to  the  trees  and  the  base   to   the   buildings,   “See   you   not   how   Allaah   sets   forth   a   parable?   A   goodly   word   as   a   goodly   tree,   whose   root   is   firmly   fixed,   and   its   branches   (reach)   to   the   sky   (i.e.   very   high)”  [14:24].       Therefore,   in   this   religion,   the   word   of   Tawheed   (None   has   the   right   to   be   worshipped   except  Allaah)  equals  to  the  principle  upon  which  the  religion  of  Allaah,  the  Most  High,  is   established.       And  in  the  saying  of  Allaah,  the  Most  High:  “The  Day  that  Ar-­Rooh  [Jibraa’eel  (Gabriel)  or   another  angel]  and  the  angels  will  stand  forth  in  rows,  they  will  not  speak  except  him   whom  the  Most  Gracious  (Allaah)  allows,  and  he  will  speak  what  is  right”  [78:38],  the   intercessors  are  mentioned,  and  from  amongst  them  are  the  angels  –  the  angels  of  the  Most   Merciful  –  they  do  not  speak  with  Allaah,  the  Most  High,  about  the  intercession  while  the   angels   that   intercede   are   many   as   the   saying   of   Allaah,   the   Exalted,   points   to   it:   “And   there   are   many   angels   in   the   heavens,   whose   intercession   will   avail   nothing   except   after   Allaah  has  given  leave  for  whom  He  wills  and  is  pleased  with”  [53:26].    

  And  what  came  in  this  verse  is  completely  similar  to  what  came  in  the  verse  of  Soorah  An-­‐ Naba’   mentioning   the   two   conditions   of   acceptance   of   the   intercession.   And   it   is   not   accepted   except   with   two   conditions   as   He   says:   “And   there   are   many   angels   in   the   heavens,  whose  intercession  will  avail  nothing  except  after  Allaah  has  given  leave  for   whom  He  wills  and  is  pleased  with”  [53:26],  the  permission  of  Allaah  for  the  intercessor   and  pleasure  of  Allaah  for  whom  intercession  is  done.       Therefore,   there   is   no   intercession   with   Allaah   except   with   these   two:   the   permission   of   Allaah,  the  Most  High,  for  the  intercessors,  and  the  pleasure  of  Him,  the  Exalted,  for  whom   intercession  is  done.  And  similar  this  is  His  saying  in  Soorah  An-­‐Naba’:  “The  Day  that  Ar-­ Rooh   [Jibraa’eel   (Gabriel)   or   another   angel]   and   the   angels   will   stand   forth   in   rows,   they   will   not   speak   except   him   whom   the   Most   Gracious   (Allaah)   allows,   and   he   will   speak   what   is   right”   [78:38],   (It   is   the   proof   for)   His   pleasure   for   whom   intercession   is   done  in  his  correct  saying,  and  the  foundation  of  correctness  is  the  Tawheed,  and  there  is   no  correctness  except  by  it,  and  there  is  no  standing  for  the  religion  except  upon  it.       Similar   to   this   also   is   the   explanation   of   the   Salaf   for   the   saying   of   Allaah,   the   Most   High:   “None  shall  have  the  power  of  intercession,  but  such  a  one  as  has  received  permission   (or  promise)  from  the  Most  Gracious  (Allaah)”  [19:87].  More  than  one  (of  them)  said:  the   promise  (is):  “None  has  the  right  to  be  worshipped  except  Allaah.”       And   the   explanation   of   the   promise   and   the   truth   with   “None   has   the   right   to   be   worshipped   except   Allaah,”   is   the   best   and   most   excellent   explanation,   and   its   evidences   are   the   status   of   “None   has   the   right   to   be   worshipped   except   Allaah,”   and   the   status   of   Tawheed   with   the   Companions   may   Allah   be   pleased   with   them.   Also,   it   is   the   foundation   of   this  religion  beside  which  there  is  no  standing  for  the  religion  except  upon  it.     Hence,   whoever   does   not   come   on   the   Day   of   Standing   with   Tawheed   is   free   from   the   promise.  Additionally,  he  is  not  from  the  people  of  the  truth.  As  a  result,  he  will  not  attain   intercession  regardless  whatever  was  his  worship  as  He,  the  Most  High,  said:  “(It  will  be)   the   Day   when   no   person   shall   have   power   (to   do   anything)   for   another,   and   the   Decision,  that  Day,  will  be  (wholly)  with  Allaah”  [82:19].       The   verse   comprises   of   three   indefinite   nouns   from   the   context   of   denial   and   all   of   them   refer   to   generalization;   because   when   the   indefinite   noun   comes   from   the   context   of   condition   or   prohibition   or   negation,   they   refer   to   the   generalization,   “when   no   person   shall   have   power,”   meaning   a   person   whatever   greatness   his   standing   is   and   whatever   high  his  statues  is,  “for  another,”  also  regardless  how  much  he  loved  that  for  him,  “to  do   anything,”  even  if  something  simple  and  even  if  something  small,  “and  the  Decision,  that   Day,   will   be   (wholly)   with   Allaah,”   the   decision   is   in   His   hand.   There   is   no   intercession   with   Allaah,   the   Most   High,   except   with   permission   from   Him   for   the   intercessor,   and   pleasure  from  Him,  the  Most  High,  for  whom  intercession  is  done.       This  understanding  clarifies  the  verse  –  the  understanding  of  the  Companions  may  Allaah   be  pleased  with  them  for  the  verse.  The  hadith  of  Abi  Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  

him  –  in  the  Saheeh  Al-­‐Bukhaariyy  (#  99):  that  he  said  to  the  Prophet  may  the  salaah  and   salaam  be  upon  him:  “Who  is  the  happiest  person  with  intercession  on  the  day  of  Standing?”   He   said:   “Whoever   said   none   has   the   right   to   be   worshipped   except   Allaah   sincerely   from  his  heart.”  Subsequently,  whoever  comes  with  Tawheed  on  the  Day  of  Standing,  and   sincerity   and   actualization   of   “None   has   the   right   to   be   worshipped   except   Allaah,”   then   he   has   succeeded   with   the   pleasure   of   Allaah,   the   Most   High,   and   he   benefited   from   the   intercession   of   the   intercessors   from   the   Prophets,   angels,   and   other   than   them   whoever   Allaah  has  given  permission  for  intercession  for  them.  Because,  “None  has  the  right  to  be   worshipped  except  Allaah”  is  the  foundation  of  the  religion.       From   the   greatest   of   misfortunes   and   calamities   from   (those)   affiliated   to   Islaam   and   belonging  to  it,  is  that  their  Tawheed  of  Allaah,  the  Most  High,  was  made  lost  by  the  leaders   of  misguidance  and  callers  of  falsehood  in  the  intercession  under  the  dangerous  concepts   regarding   the   intercession.   Therefore,   they   perform   major   shirk   (polytheistic)   practices   and  false  devotions  to  other  than  Allaah,  the  Blessed  and  the  Most  High.  And  if  it  is  said  to   them:  What  are  you  doing?  They  would  way:  We  are  asking  for  intercession,  and  we  seek   intercession  from  them.       ‘And   they   worship   besides   Allaah   things   that   harm   them   not,   nor   profit   them,   and   they   say:   “These   are   our   intercessors   with   Allaah”’   [10:18],   they   perform   acts   of   worship,   directing  them  to  other  than  Allaah,  the  Blessed  and  the  Most  High,  and  if  they  are  asked   about  that  they  would  say:  They  are  our  intercessors,  they  intercede  for  us  with  Allaah,  the   Blessed  and  the  Most  High.  And  this  is  the  most  false  of  falsehoods  and  the  most  misguided   of  misguidance  and  the  vilest  of  it  without  exception.         And   definitely   in   this   great   position,   which   is   the   greatest   of   the   positions   and   the   most   excellent   of   them,   comes   the   task   of   the   beneficial   students   of   knowledge   and   callers   to   Allaah,  the  Blessed  and  the  Most  High,  the  reformers  to  rectify  these  notions.         Even  if  the  inspector  inspects  them  and  the  examiner  examines  some  of  his  relatives  from   the  father,  or  mother,  or  uncle  (from  mother  side),  or  uncle  (from  father  side)  or  other  than   them,  he  perhaps  would  find  that  similar  to  these  hidden  falsehoods  has  entered  in  some  of   them,  from  that  the  responsibility  and  the  trust  becomes  great  to  investigate  this  obligation   as  an  advice  to  the  people;  as  an  advice  to  the  father,  mother,  uncle  (from  father  side),  uncle   (from  mother  side),  brother,  relative,  neighbor  in  explaining  this  foundation,  which  is  the   greatest  foundation  in  asserting  the  Tawheed  and  the  meaning  of  the  word,  “None  has  the   right   to   be   worshipped   except   Allaah,”   and   the   desire   of   the   Qur’aanic   verses   and   the   Prophetic  ahadeeth  that  explain  the  Tawheed  and  clarify  its  meaning  to  remove  these  from   the   false   notions   that   reached   them   by   way   of   the   misguided   callers.   He   (The   Prophet)   may   the   salaah   and   the   salaam   be   upon   him   said:   “What   I   fear   the   most   for   my   nation   is   the   misguided  leaders”  [Assahihah  #  1582].     And  I  mention  one  more  time,  I  spoke  to  a  man  from  one  of  the  countries  about  this  topic  –   I  heard  him  calling  on  the  Prophet  may  the  salaah  and  the  salaam  be  upon  him  instead  of   Allaah.   So,   when   I   finished   mentioning   the   clear   verses   and   ahadeeth   on   this   matter   and   that   the   supplication   is   an   act   of   worship   must   not   be   directed   to   (anything/anyone)   but  

Allaah,  the  Most  High,  he  said  to  me:  no  one  told  me  such  speech.  Thus,  it  shows  that  they   are  very  near  to  good,  and  enthusiastic  for  it,  eager  for  the  favor  of  Allaah,  and  in  achieving   it   and   they   hope   for   His   Paradise,   and   fear   His   punishment;   but   the   misguided   leaders   entered  upon  them  with  doubts  and  corrupted  in  them  what  they  wished.       The   summary   of   the   speech:   the   responsibility   is   great,   and   the   obligation   is   huge,   may   Allaah  aid  you  all,  grant  you  success,  straighten  your  steps,  guide  us  and  you  to  the  truth  in   saying,   and   steadfastness   in   action,   guide   us   to   Him   (upon)   straight   path,   and   rectify   for   us   all   our   affairs.   Indeed   He,   the   Blessed,   the   Most   High,   is   the   Oft-­‐Forgiving,   Most   Merciful,   and  Most  Generous.                          


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