Abu Hafsat

Tawheed Summarized.

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As-Salaam alaikum,

From whatever angle you examine it, Tawheed (the Absolute Oneness of Allah) in Islam is contained in 4 phrases as follows:--

Subhanallah (Glory be to Allah)

Alhamdulillah (All Thanks be to Allah)

La ilaha illallah (None is worthy of worship but Allah)

Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) and La hawla wala quwwata illa billah ( we have strength or power to do anything, except with Allah's leave)

Taken together these encompass Tawheed (worshipping Allah alone) and qadr (pre-decree).

Ibn Awfaa said that a man came to the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, and said: "I cannot learn the Qur'an, so teach me something that will suffice me. He said, [recite] Subhanallah, Walhamdulillah, Wa laa ilaha illallah, Wallahu akbar, Wala hawla walaa quwwata illa billah..." (Abu Dawud 832, Nisa'ee 2/143)

Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him reported: "Shall I  inform you of a phrase which is under the throne and from amongst the treasures of Paradise?" Say, 'La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah',  Allah will say: 'My Servant has submitted himself in intention, action and worship'. (Hakim, Darabi, Fath al Baari 11/501)

A servant does not control any of his/her affairs; he does not have the means to repel harm or the ability to attain goodness except by Allah's Will. A servant cannot change disobedience to obedience, sickness to health, weakness to strength, deficiency to perfection except by Allah's Help. What Allah wills happens and what He does not will won't happen. The affairs of creation are tied to His Decree and Pre-Destination, Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala.

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