substance unity is (wahad) i.e one and its derivatives are ( Wahdan) i.e unique
and (wah’datan) i.e incomparable. Waheed or Wahad denotes that being which, in
its beingness and dimension is unique and incomparable. It mean value Allah the
highest is unique and incomparable in his being and attribute. It means to
believe in the oneness of Allah. That is to believe that there is no god beside
Allah. All the legitimate acts of adoration must be dedicated to him alone. He
is the sole creator and maintainer of the cosmos and what is in it.
three aspects of Tawheed
They are 3 categories of tawheed :-
ar – Rubiyah (Maintaining the unity of lordship )
– al Asma was – sifat (Maintaining the unity of Allah ‘s name’s and attribute )
al – Ibadah (Maintaining the unity of Allah’s worship)
ar – Rubiyah
This type is to affirm that Allah is one and unique in his action
mechanism ‘s, such as creation, provision, gift lifetime and death. No one
deserved to be adoration ped except Allah alone. We should supplicate Allah
alone, seek his help, faith him and dedicates legitimate worship to him alone.
The trust in the unity of Allah is to believe that Allah is unique in his
being, incomparable and without any voice ners. He has no wife , nor children
nor does he have mother or Father of the Church . He is not a part of any other
being, nor is any other being a part of him.
Surah112 Al- Ikhlas (Purity)
(i) Say, he
is Allah the one.
the self-sufficient master.
(iii) He gives
no birth and nor was he born.
there is no one like him.
al- Asma Was – Sifat
type of divine attributes are: –
type is to believe that Allah enjoys unique divine name’s and attribute with
which Allah has named and qualified himself and those with which his messenger,
may Allah exalt has mention named and qualified him without comparing him with
his weight and without suspending, distorting the meaning if his name calling
and dimension. The attributes of Allah are countless and so many that it is not
possible even to enumerate them or even to imagine them.
The First rule
the names of Allah are beautiful and perfect and are free from every
probability of defect.
The Second rule
names of Allah are both appellations and epithets; appellations in term of his
essence and epithets in term of the meaning and significance. As for
appellations such as the Living, the Hearer, the Seer are all names of one god,
Allah the Exalted. In terms of epithets each one of these names has a different
signification then the others. That is his name, the Living has a different
meaning then of the Hearer.
The Third rule
the name as one of Allah’s.
the attribute that the name signifies as one of Allah’s.
the ruling of that name.
We cannot give Allah name’s that he has not
named himself with, nor did his messenger, may Allah exalt has mention, named
The names of Allah are not limited to a certain
number. There is a hadith which is related to the prophet, may Allah exalt
mention, signifying that Allah 99 names, but this does not mean he has no other
Name’s and attributes of Allah should not be
suspended or distorted.
deny some of these names, their signification or rulings.
hold them to resemble human attributes.
give Allah names that he has not named himself. (Murad, 2006)
al – Ibadah
also called as Tawheed al – Ululiyah. This type is the dedication of all acts
of worship, vows, rules, prayers, charity etc. to Allah alone. Oneness in worship
is that every form of worship should be for Allah only and no one else should
be joined in it. In the Quran the word worship is used in two different meanings:
Firstly, in the form of worship.
(41:37) Surah al Fussilat Verse no.37
not to the sun and the moon, but prostrate to Allah, who created them, if it is
him you wish to serve.
Secondly is used in the meaning of
obedience and subordination
(36:60) Surah al Yaseen Verse no. 60
enjoin on you, O you children of Adam, that you should not worship Satan; for
that he was to you an enemy a vowed?
to maintain all three aspects of Tawheed to be considered a Moslem because it
is the very first stone’s throw a Muslim payoff in the path of Islamism. Every
huvalet being is 2 senses of bear with primordial nature of acknowledging Allah
as his God Almighty but his parent tour him into Muslim or non – Muslim. Allah
says in the hadeeth I have created all my creatures believing in my oneness,
but Beelzebub Pb them astray. The whole Quran proves the oneness of Allah. The
quranic chapters contain information about Allah’s name’s and attributes for
adoration him and ascribing no spouse to him. They contain command and
proscription ‘s that are right’s necessitated by tawheed. Allah hope advantage
to those who believe in his oneness and penalisation who do not believe.
Testimony of faith is the key that open’s the gate of Islam to enter it.
Tawheed is necessity for man as urine and air. It is the religious belief of
religion. Without this a person is lost and confused. Prophet Muhammed (SAW)
was concerned throughout his life with strengthening the Tawheed in the hearts
of his companion . Quranic Revelation of Saint John the Divine for the first 13
eld during the Makkan period spoke mainly about one issue that is Tawheed. (Masumi, 2006)
Masumi, B. b. (2006). Islamic education series –
Book 8. Riyadh.
Murad, M. R. (2006). The articles of faith.