Tawhîd – its Importance from the Sunnah

Posted on March 10, 2014

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And what proves the importance of Tawhîd from the Sunnah is that the Chosen one – ’alayhis-sallâtu was salâm – remained in Makkah thirteen years amongst the disbelievers, calling them to it, and saying to them:
“Say: None has the right to be worshipped except Allâh and thus be successful … ”
[Related by Ahmad (4/63)]

The Messenger of Allâh sallallâhu ’alayhi wa sallam said:
“I have been sent close to the Hour, with the sword, so that none has the right to be worshipped except Allâh alone, without any partner.
My sustenance is beneath the shade of my spear.
And humiliation and ignominy is for whosoever opposes my command. And whosoever resembles a people is from them.”
[Sahîh: Related by Ahmad (no. 5114) and Ibn Asâkir (19/96/1), from Ibn ’Umar – radiallâhu ’anhu.
It was authenticated by al-Hâfidh al-’Irâqî in Takhrîjul-Ihyâ (3/42), and al-Hâfidh Ibn Hajr in in Fathul-Bârî (10/222)]”

[ At-Tawhîd wa Atharahu fî Hayâtil-Muslim (p.29) ]

Similarly he would send his Companions to various communities ordering them with this Tawhîd first – as was the case when he sent Mu’âdh ibn Jabal to Yemen, saying:
“Indeed you are going to a people from the People of the Book,
so let the Tawhîd of Allâh be the very first thing you call them to … ”
[Related by al-Bukhârî (1/13) and Muslim (1/272), from Ibn ’Abbâs – radiallâhu ’anhu]

And just as the Prophet sallallâhu ’alayhi wa sallam started his Prophethood and teaching with the matter of Tawhîd, then likewise, he sallallâhu ’alayhi wa sallam mentioned the matter of Tawhîd during his final illness from which he ’alayhis-sallâtu was salâm died, when he said:
“The curse of Allâh be upon the Jews and the Christians, for they took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.”
[Related by Bukhârî (1/532) and Muslim (5/16)]

[ At-Tawhîd wa Atharahu fî Hayâtil-Muslim (p.29) ]

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