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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASIONATE MOST MERCIFUL TCH -MAY BA RY NUA 4] [JA 201 “TAUHEED AL-ULUHIYYAH “ LESSON #5 “INTRODUCTION TO STUDY OF TAUHEED – (AQA’ID) ” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail 18 weekly class started on : 15th JANUARY 2014 Every Wadnesday night @ 8pm – 10pm Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid Kassim IT CAN ALSO BE A REFRESHER COURSE FOR MUSLIM PARENTS, EDUCATORS, IN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPORE. OPEN TO ALL For further information and registration contact E-mail : ad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.com or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279 Using curriculum he has developed especially for English-speaking Muslim converts and young English-speaking Adult Muslims. “To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014 Updated 5 March 2014

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From “TAUHEED AL-KHALIQQIYYAH” – (Oneness of God, Allah, as the Creator of all creations) ; the Existence of Allah is established. Yet “TAUHEED AL-KHALIQQIYYAH” is still insufficient attestation of the Oneness of God (Allah) because idolaters also are aware of this fact that the God the Creator is One. In spite of this, they only view God (Allah) only as the Initiator, and they imagine also that this whole created universe to be free of Allah’s control after it was created and thus they erroneously ascribe divinity to others in creation as deities, gods, demi-gods etc. – SHIRK – whereas these are themselves creations of the Creator. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

“If thou ask them, Who Created them, they will certainly say Allah: how then are they deluded away (from the Truth)?“ (Qur’an: Zukhruf: 43: 9) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

And if you asked them, "Who (KHALOQA) created the heavens and earth?" they would surely say, "Allah." Say, "[All] praise is [due] to Allah "; but most of them do not know." (Qur’an: Luqman: 31: 25) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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“Say: "Are the blind equal with those who see? Or the depths of darkness equal with Light?" Or do they assign to Allah partners who have created (anything) as He has created, so that the creation seemed to them similar? Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things: He is the One, the Supreme and Irresistible." (Qur’an: Ra’ad: 13: 16) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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“Say: "Who is the (ROBB) Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Do ye then take (for worship) protectors other than Him, such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?“ (Qur’an: Ra’ad: 13: 16) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Some may acknowledge the One Creator (AL-KHALIQ), but failed to think of Who is the Lord, Sustainer (AR-ROBB) of this whole universe. Most of them, their ignorance of this, “ TAUHEED AR-RUBUBIYYAH”, and their absurd “reasoning”, led them to believe that this Universe is sustained also by pantheons of deities (malevolent forces regarded as gods i.e. having divine powers, or vested with divine powers etc.) This is further aggravated by their tendencies to resort to imaginations (TAKHAYYUL) and innovations (BID-’AH), based on conjectures, guesswork and blind adherence to traditional thinking. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Over time, anthropomorphic notions were ascribed unto their concept of god - i.e. they imagine god to behave like human or man-like super being. Thus it is that they subscribe to notion regarding multiplicity of gods, whom they also likened like human kings - having wives, consorts and family; with ministers and courtiers; having feuds and rebellion in the heavenly kingdom etc. They somewhat imagine and ‘believe’, that all this also affect man’s life and destiny on earth. earth All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Myth and superstitions were regarded as ‘Truth’; conjectures and age-old belief accepted without question. Absurd notions e.g. God Incarnating as man, indwelling, and other pantheistic creed etc. are accepted blindly, even though self-evidently, they are contradictory or antithetical to reason - for the supreme being cannot at the same time be weak. Thus, with so much uncertainty about ‘Reality,’ but fearful of the malignant effect from these ‘forces’ (real or imagined), man is forever to appease to the myriads of ‘deities’ and seek their respective protections. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Trees, stones, mountains, rivers, animals, man, spirits, grave and totems, even amulets and idols fashioned by their own hands are regarded as having divine ‘powers’ and somehow they imagined to possessing God-like qualities. This situation is described in the Holy Qur’an as being in “ ZULUMAT” ( “Darkness or Ignorance, and Injustice” ). All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Their ignorance of Who God is (i.e. the concept of the Divinity – (ULUHIYYAH ), and compounded with their materialistic tendencies, led them towards SHIRK – which can be defined as: “falsely setting up or ascribing partners to God from amongst the tangible objects or imaginary things in creation or conceived in the mind, which they regard to be also ‘Divine’ and directing to it, as object of their worship (MA’BUD).” All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

They mistakenly assumed that the Supreme God (Allah) to be distant from man and totally removed from this terrestrial existence, or that His Power is somehow lacking in this terrestrial world. Thus, they are attributing falsehood to Allah by denying many of His Absolute power over all of creations and the entire universe. Human arrogance and self-conceit occasionally surfaced to usurp the place of the Divine, by blasphemy in denying God’s Infinite Omnipotence. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

“And the Jews say: ‘Allah's hand is shackled! ‘ It is their own hands that are shackled; and rejected (by Allah and be they cursed) because of their assertion (blasphemy) they utter. He (Allah) dispenses (bounty) as He wills. “ (Qur’an: Maa-idah: 5: 64) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Thus according to their thinking, man must be subjected to other ‘deities’ here, whom they erroneously believe, to have powers independent of Allah, or as though sharing in the divinity of Allah. Even the so called ‘atheists’, are in fact making themselves and their desires, to be the ‘God’ – the entity that they are in fact ‘ serving’ as religiously as any worshippers of God. For ‘IBAADAH (worship) is derived from ‘ABD (slave / servant). Is it not evident that their lives is in fact to serve their ‘desires’? All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

“Have you ever considered (the kind of man) who makes his own desires as his deities (ILAAH) ? Could you then (O Prophet) be held responsible for them?” (Qur’an: Furqan: 25: 43) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Some others may sense, that by directing their servitude or worship to other ‘deities’, this may in fact contradict monotheism. Yet they try to ‘rationalise’ away this contradiction by claiming that they believe that these ‘deities’ are only as mediators or intercessors to the Supreme God (Allah) whom thet consider too pure or too transcendent for human. Whereas these sort of smaller ‘gods’, idols, spirits etc. are accessible intermediaries which they regarded to be as also ‘Divine’. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

“Is it not to Allah that sincere devotion is due? But those who take for protectors other than Allah (say): "We only serve (worship) them (NA’BUDUHUM) in order that they may bring us nearer to Allah.” (Qur’an: Zumar: 39: 3) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Although they acknowledge the existence of a True God, the One Supreme Being (Allah), but God to them is only as the Creator, Initiator, the First Cause (but Whom they imagine to being totally distant from them) and detached from this world. Actually Allah (God) cannot be regarded to only be transcendent, but must also be immanent - for our notion of space and time, near and far, cannot be applied to Allah (God) Who is the Creator of space and time – and cannot be bound by it. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Allah’s existence (WUJUD), cannot be likened as in the sense of existence of this creation – for He is Eternal and Absolute, Infinite, Who has power over all things, the Irresistible, the Unfathomable yet All-Aware. Yet, most non-Muslims do not know or reject this Islamic concept regarding God’s existence. SUB-HAANALLAH! Due to such ignorance, their object of worship is diverted towards other than the One true God (Allah), which they conceive as having Divine powers too, (sharing in managing the world) independently of Allah. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

It is because their knowledge about Allah’s Existence and Divine Attributes is seriously flawed which led them to the deviation of SHIRK (ascribing partners, associate or rivalry to Allah.) Although Allah’s existence cannot be grasp by any vision, yet this can be correctly conceived through knowledge (MA’RIFAT). And reason dictates that there can only be one Who Alone, is Infinite, the Divine. Also, man’s materialistic tendencies and misguided inclinations further accentuated the misconception of Allah being absent or totally remote. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

But because they sensed the presence of other unseen power and order i.e. regarding how this Universe is being sustained, nurtured and controlled - thus they blindly subscribe to mythical and imaginings of frightened and ignorant humans, and believe in the many ‘other gods’ (lesser or equal to Allah). Or, they may innovate with the absurd notion of ‘ incarnation’ – i.e. God being reborn into the world as a person or persons; or ‘indwelling’ – i.e. God residing in earthly beings, objects or forms; or of man attaining divinity through union with God; etc. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Even some of the idolaters may accept that there is only One Creator : “TAUHEED AL-KHALIQQIYYAH”. Yet, this is incomplete attestation to Oneness of Allah, because Allah is also the Only One Who is Lord, Sustainer of the worlds – “ROB-BAL-’AA-LA-MEEN”. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Thus we Muslims are to attest to Oneness of Allah, also in His being the only Lord, Sustainer and Cherisher (RUBUBIYYAH). Allah is not merely the Creator (Initiator) only, as the ‘ First Cause’ asserted by the Greek philosopher (and Mu’tazilite), who believed that Allah’s knowledge and power over what He has created, is limited (general, not detail etc.) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

“TAUHEED AR-RUBUBIYYAH”, is thus the realisation that Allah is the Absolute One Who is Lord, the Sustainer and Nourisher of all the Worlds. And we are to accept that Allah (God) transcends all others which are but His creations - because everything else in this Universe is dependent and ever-subservient to His Will. Allah is the Sustainer over all creation. Nothing can move nor has any ability without Allah, who Alone is the Irresistible, the Lord Supreme. Over all things Allah has Power, Whose knowledge encompasses all things. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

And Allah being “ROBB” (Lord, Sustainer), surely is never ‘absent’ yet no vision can encompass Him. Although we know of the existence of ‘cause and effect ’ within creation, yet these are merely relative potentials in creations accorded by Allah – not absolute nor are they independent of Allah s.w.t. Even those in the spiritual realms e.g. Angels, are but mere creations, having no divine power. Allah is “the Absolute One – the only Divine Being”. Unique without partner nor rival. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD – WHO ALONE IS THE CREATOR DIVINE. ( AL-KHALIQ-QIYYAH ) This is not unique to Muslims. Even pagan worshippers and idolaters acknowledge this. This is where Muslims differ with BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD – WHO ALONE IS THE SUSTAINER DIVINE. ( AR-RUBUBIYYAH ) pagan worshippers, idolaters and unbelievers, because they erroneously ascribe to others besides Allah, similar ‘Divine’ roles in the Sustainment of this universe. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION It can be seen that the realization concerning the existence of God, the Creator and Sustainer alone cannot guarantee that man will not be led astray into ascribing partners to Him. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION It is often discovered that the concept of, or what is the “ god” (i.e. the divine being)” we are referring to, actually may be different amongst people, culture or religious doctrine. Especially when people ‘blindly’ accept whatever doctrines held by others without verification. Some even try to ‘cover’ obvious absurdity (antithesis; rational impossibility), by sweeping it under the term ‘mystery’. This defect in a person’s belief stems from heedlessness and ignorance (JAHIL) regarding the true knowledge of the “Divine” ( ILAAHIYAT ). All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION Even though when they do acknowledge Allah (God) as the Lord, Sustainer of the worlds, because they regard others also to be “divine”, this negates the concept of TAUHEED - which is termed as “SHIRK” (ascribing partners to Allah). All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION Those who wrongly advocate that (MUSHRIKEEN) pagans of Makkah, the ignorant (JAHILIYYAH ), ‘insisting’ that they too adhered to our concept of “TAUHEED AR-RUBUBIYYAH” while also committing “SHIRK ”, obviously they are confusing the terms: “TAUHEED” is contrary to “SHIRK ”. Combining these is antithetical, an absurdity. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION The verses often quoted by these advocates may have been hastily assumed – misinterpreted as though the MUSHRIKEEN accepted the same concept as that of our Prophet Muhammad’s s.a.a.w. teaching. Whereas these verses are actually “the line of arguments” which Allah commanded the Prophet s.a.a.w. to put forth to them BECAUSE they had committed SHIRK. In other words – to correct them in their misunderstanding of Allah’s RUBUBIYYAH (Lordship) , which if this Qur’anic argument is followed, it will ultimately lead them to TAUHEED. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

An example: Say, [O Muhammad], "To whom belongs the earth and whoever is in it, if you should know?“ They will say, "To Allah." Say, "Then will you not remember?“ (Qur’an: Mu’-minun: 23: 84-85) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION This verse invites the MUSHRIKEEN to consider who the Ownership of creation belongs to. This is to lead them on to the obvious correct conclusion that it must belong to Allah. The phrase “they will say: to Allah” – obviously indicate that their position is SHIRK, which through this reasoning (regarding ownership which must belong to only One All Powerful and Absolute Owner) they can eventually be persuaded to reconsider because t here cannot be two or more Absolute Owner – as this is antithetical. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Another example: Say, "Who is Lord (ROBB) of the seven heavens and Lord of the Great Throne?“ They will say, "[They belong] to Allah." Say, "Then will you not fear Him?" (Qur’an: Mu’-minun: 23: 86-87) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Another example: Say, "In whose hand is the realm of all things - and He protects while none can protect against Him - if you should know?“ They will say, "[All belongs] to Allah." Say, "Then how are you deluded?" All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014 (Qur’an: Mu’-minun: 23: 88-89)

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION Again these verses are not affirmation that the MUSHRIKEEN acknowledge TAUHEED AR-RUBUBIYYAH as some have mistakenly assumed or is assuming. It actually invites the MUSHRIKEEN to now consider regarding who is Sustaining and Maintaining all of creation (RUBUBIYYAH). This would obviously lead them to the correct conclusion that there can only be One Robb, Allah – Lord, Sustainer, Cherisher of all the worlds. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION Surely, there cannot be two or more Absolute Sustainer – because if it were to be so, there would be chaos and disorder. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION Surely, there cannot be two or more Absolute Sustainer – because if it were to be so, there would be chaos and disorder. “ If there were therein Gods beside Allah, then verily both (the heavens and the earth would) had been disordered. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, from all that they ascribe (unto Him).” (Qur’an: Anbiya: 21:22) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION Again, the phrase “they will say: to Allah (belongs the Lordship)” – indicate their being obviously in SHIRK, which through this line of reasoning (regarding Who is the Lord and Sustainer) they can be made to see their error and thus persuaded to reconsider TAUHEED. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION Again we reiterate - These verses do not in any way affirm that these Makkan idol worshippers in the times of the Prophet s.a.a.w. held the same belief of TAUHEED AR-RUBUBIYYAH. It only showed that because their knowledge of “ RUBUBIYYAH “ is flawed or skewed, it had led them to SHIRK. Therefore it only sought to clarify their error in reasoning and misunderstanding – a method of Da’wah and Mau-’izah. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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More example: “Say: "Who is the (ROBB) Lord and Sustainer of the heavens and the earth?" Say (i.e. tell them): "(It is) Allah." Say: "Do ye then take (for worship) protectors other than Him, such as have no power either for good or for harm to themselves?“ (Qur’an: Ra’ad: 13: 16) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

It can be discern that people’s idea or knowledge that God exist, generally firstly pertains to Him being the Creator. But, when we further consider God’s role in the universe and man’s life, differences occur. Those who deny Him as the only (ROBB) Absolute Sustainer, Cherisher of the universe, they would inadvertently, be committing SHIRK - ascribing to others this divine role. BELIEVE IN THE ONE GOD – WHO ALONE IS THE DIVINE. ( AL-ULUHIYYAH ) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Therefore, because some people’s knowledge of God may still be ambiguous, they need to have clear understanding of what we mean by “Divinity and the concept of the Divine” termed – ULUHIYYAH. That in regard to God being “Divine” (ILAAH) – there is only One, Who alone is the Divine, without associates or partners. This is termed – TAUHEED AL-ULUHIYYAH. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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Knowledge concerning the “Divine” (ILAAHIYAT) In Islam, this ‘knowledge about God’ termed as “MA’RIFATULLAAH”, is the beginning of religion. In Islam, the Truth about God must come from Allah Himself through Revelations, especially to His Final Prophet, Muhammad s.a.a.w.. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Knowledge concerning the “Divine” (ILAAHIYAT) In one of the shortest Surah (Chapter 112) named “Surah Al-Ikhlas” (Chapter on Purity of Faith) in the Qur’an, the concept as to Who God, the Divine is, has been concisely explained (yet it is amazingly profound): All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Knowledge concerning the “Divine” (ILAAHIYAT) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Knowledge concerning the “Divine” (ILAAHIYAT) “Say : He is Allah, the Absolute One. Allah is the Eternal, the Most Besought of all *, He begets not, and neither is He begotten; and there is nothing that could be compared to Him.” (Qur’an: al-Ikhlas: 112: 1-4) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Criterion which clarify our concept of God [1] The name, proper noun for God is “ALLAH” He, most Exalted, is the Absolute One: indivisible, unique, the only Divine, without any other, before or after. If one entertains the possibility of another like “ ALLAH ”, then his understanding of what constitute the “Divinity” is seriously flawed. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Criterion which clarify our concept of God “Allah” : Arabic proper noun; name for God, it refers to the One and Only, the Unique Creator, Lord Sustainer of the Universe, Who Alone is God – there is none besides Allah. No equivalent translation in non-Semitic language. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Criterion which clarify our concept of God [2] “Allah” is referred to as “As-Swomad” (in Arabic) which has a profound meaning. There is no equivalent word for it in English, and requires explanations. *the original Arabic word “As-Swomad” means “the Eternal, the Uncaused Cause of all being” All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Criterion which clarify our concept of God “As-Swomad” is therefore applied to God Alone. It comprises the concept of the Primary Cause and Eternal, independent Being; and also the idea that everything existing or conceivable goes back to Him as its source; and is therefore dependent on Him for its beginning as well as for its continued existence. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Criterion which clarify our concept of God [3] “Allah” – is the only “Divine”. Islam categorically refute any false notion which people ascribe to the “Divine”, especially that of God procreating (begetting another God). A “Divine” exists without need for any other, whereas “ son” requires a father. These two terms together are antithetical (contradictory and absurd). All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Criterion which clarify our concept of God [4] Since “Allah” – is Unique and the only “Divine”, there is nothing that can be compared to Him, absolutely there can be no equivalent. Whatever we can visualize or imagine, fall short of Allah’s Exaltedness, and must negated - Glory be to Allah ( SUB-HAANALLAAH ). All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Only Allah is the God (AL- ILAAH ), there is no other that is God except “ALLAH ”. “LAA – ILAA-HA – IL-LALLAAH” All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

IMPORTANT TO NOTE Conceptually regarding this aspect therefore: “ to only regard Allah as the only Absolute One in His Divinity (ULUHIYYAH), and to regard Allah as the only Absolute Sustainer (RUBUBIYYAH) marks the True Criterion in the belief in the Oneness of Allah (TAUHEED). “ All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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TAUHEED (Attesting to the Oneness of God), is not merely knowledge but must be a ‘conviction’ which one becomes totally committed to. How, or what then is required of those who claim to believe? Alas, some people may claim to study ‘ TAUHEED’, but they are not necessarily a “MUWAAHEED” (one who attest to the Oneness of Allah). All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

The opposite co-relation when we use the term “ ROBB” (Lord, Sustainer, Nourisher etc.) is connected to the term ’ABIID - plural from singular – ‘ABD ( meaning “ Slave, servant, devotee or worshipper”.) One may acknowledge Allah as “ROBB”, but if he does not regard himself as Allah’s “slave”, then such ‘acknowledgement’ is false and meaningless. Nay, it may be regarded as a ‘mockery’. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Thus the implication of the awareness of “ TAUHEED AL- ULUHIYYAH” and “TAUHEED AR-RUBUBIYYAH” must lead us to consider the true purpose of our existence, as only to become the “ ’ABIID ” (slaves, devotees, servants or worshippers) of Allah SWT. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

WHY HAVE WE BEEN CREATED ? Allah SWT reveals: All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

WHY HAVE WE BEEN CREATED ? Allah SWT reveals: “I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve (worship) Me. No sustenance do I require of them nor do I require that they should feed Me. For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance― Lord of Power, Steadfast (forever).” (Qur’an: Adzaariyat: 51: 56-58) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

In matters of our (‘IBAADAH or ‘UBUDIYYAH) – Worship and servitude, it is only to Allah, Who Alone is for us “ AL-MA’-BUUD ” (“the One, unto Whom we direct our worship or prayer to” ), which we assert to be different from objects worshipped by others, because it is Allah, the Only One Who rightfully deserves to be Worshipped. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Note the distinction between the “Divine Being” (ILAAH) and “that which is worshipped” (MA’-BUD). Although it is correct to state: There is no “ILAAH” (god i.e. One Who is Divine) except Allah. But we cannot, or it is in fact wrong, to say: There is no “MA’-BUUD” (that which is worshipped) except Allah. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

To use the term “MA’-BUUD ”, we have to qualify with the term ( BI-HAQQI ) : There is no “MA’-BUUD” (BI-HAQQI that is rightfully ( to be worshipped ) except Allah. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014 )

Thus it is that we reject notion of transcendental unity of religion, that certain people advocate, because even those claiming to be ‘monotheists’ may not even adhere to the same notion or criteria of “TAUHEED” advocated by all the Prophets of Allah (peace and blessings be upon them all). What more those already referred to as MUSHRIKEEN or with similar paganistic belief. Allah SWT commands us to say to the KAAFIRUN (unbelievers, or those who reject faith) : All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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Say: “O ye that reject Faith! I worship not that which ye worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship. Nor will ye worship that which I worship. To you be your Way, and to me mine.” Qur’an: al-Kaafirun: 109: 1-6) All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

Thus to assert that only Allah alone is the God (AL-ILAAH), the only rightful “MA’-BUUD ” – and thus we must first reject any other (false deities which people may ascribe) to be God. “LAA – ILAA-HA – IL - LALLAAH” All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

NOTE: In this statement it contains 2 aspects: [1] NAFI – Negation [2] ITSBAT - Affirmation TO BE CONTINUED All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014

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