Oneness= Tawhid of Almighty Allah versus using words such as unity or unification instead?

First, advice to fellow brothers and sisters in Islam please refrain from using words such as unification of unity of God Almighty Allah when you are referring to the Oneness of Almighty Allah.  Be very careful when using certain terminology that might be wrong from Aqedah=Creed perspective.

We Muslims accept, believe, and acknowledge the ONENESS of Almighty Allah as ONE true God, we do not unify or unite anything.

Words such as unite, unify might imply or give the wrong perception to Muslims and Non-Muslims who might assume wrong ideas.

Christians in particular like to see Muslims use words such as unify and unite when referring to Tawhid and the oneness of Almighty Allah in Islam. Christians are the people who have trinity and are trying extremely hard to convince themselves with their illogical belief that God is one, but a unified and united Godhead consists of father, son, and holy spirit. It is especially important for us Muslims to watch out for the terminology we are using.

Oneness of Almighty Allah SWT our God in the Noble Qur’an

Allah is the proper name of God and humble submission to His Will, Divine Ordinances and Commandments is the pivot of the Muslim faith. It is the first part of the Shahadah=Islamic declaration of Faith that ‘there is no god but Allah’, which is about the Oneness of Allah or ‘Tawhid’. It means that there is one God only that is Allah. He is unique, and nothing is like Him. There are numerous verses in the Qur’an about Tawhid or the Oneness of Allah.

The Oneness of Allah is summarised in Quran, in Surah Al-Ikhlas:

“Say, He is Allah the one and only. Allah the eternal. He neither gives birth nor is He born. And there is none like Him.” Qur’an (112:1-4)

In surah Fatihah=The opener, the first surah of the Qur’an, it says:

“You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.” Qur’an (1:4))

Similarly, the Qur’an also states in Surah Al-Nisa:

“Worship Allah and join no partner with Him.” Qur’an (4:36)

Associating partners with Allah is called Shirk. It is opposite of “Tawhid” the oneness of Allah. Shirk is not only the worship of idols, but also offering prayers or supplications to anyone, living or dead, believing that they hold the same qualities as Allah. It is up to Allah to forgive all our sins, but according to Qur’an Shirk is the only sin which will not be forgiven if not repented during one’s life.

Description of Tawhid=Oneness:

These are meanings of Oneness= Tawhid and NOT trinity as we are speaking about the very same ONE Almighty Allah who does NOT consist of trinity not Godhead such as Christian trinity. Simply these are explanations and descriptions about the ONENESS of Almighty Allah.

Tawhid -ar-Rububiyya= Accepting, believing, and acknowledging the oneness and Lordship of Almighty Allah alone as prescribed in Islam

Tawhid -al-Uluhiyya = Accepting, believing, and acknowledging the oneness of Almighty Allah and worship him alone as prescribed in Islam.

Tawhid -al-Asma was-Sifaat = Accepting, believing, and acknowledging of Allah’s name and attributes alone as prescribed in Islam

Muslims are required to believe in all the above about Tawhid=Oneness to have the correct Faith. This was the message brought by all the Messengers of Allah (SWT) from Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Jesus to Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Them All).

Tawhid-ar-Rububiyya =Accepting, believing, and acknowledging the oneness of Lordship of Almighty Allah alone as prescribed in Islam

Belief in Oneness of the Lordship of Allah (SWT), meaning Allah (SWT) is the one and only Lord of everything.

He is Al-Khaliq=The Creator, which means He created everything including the universe, the stars, the planets, the sun, the moon, the heavens, the earth with all living and nonliving things. It is He Who gives life and death.

He is Ar-Rab=The Lord, which means He alone is the Sustainer, and the Giver of Security.

He is Al-Malik, which means everything good or bad happens with His permission. If a person chooses to do a bad thing, Allah gives him the ability to do it. And if a person chooses to do a good thing, Allah (SWT) gives him the ability to do that.

Tawhid-al-Uluhiyya = accepting, believing, and acknowledging the oneness of Almighty Allah and worship him alone as prescribed in Islam

It means the Belief that only Allah (SWT) could be worshipped. No one has the right to be worshipped but Him alone.

The word “Worship” (i.e., Ibadah) means number of things. It means that all kinds of worship are for Allah and no one else, so pray to Allah (SWT) only, ask for help from Allah (SWT) only, swear by Allah (SWT) only, and offer an animal as sacrifice to Allah (SWT) only.

It means that all that Allah (SWT) orders you to do you must do, and all that Allah (SWT) stops you to do, you must not do.

Tawhid-al-Asma was-Sifaat =   accepting, believing, and acknowledging of Allah’s name and attributes alone as prescribed in Islam

It means the Belief that all good names and qualities which Allah (SWT) has mentioned in Quran, or Muhammad (PBUH) has used for Him, all those names and qualities are for Him only, without changing their meanings or neglecting them.

These names and qualities are not for anyone else, but Allah (SWT) and we must not use them for any of Allah’s (SWT) creation.

As Allah (SWT) said in Surah Shura:

“There is nothing like Him and He sees and hears (all things).” Qur’an (42:11)

Similarly, Allah (SWT) said in Surah Ta-Ha:

“The Most Beneficent (Allah) Istawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne.” Qur’an (20:5)

So, Allah is with us all the time through His knowledge, as He sees and hears everything from the Throne, known as Arsh. He does not need to be with us physically. He is everywhere; He sees and hears all that we do or say or think, through His knowledge.

Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.

Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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