Islamic Monotheism (Tawheed) is divided into 4 categories. These 4 categories appear in the Holy Qur’an on different occasions. Before providing these irrefutable evidences we will first define the meaning of each category of Tawheed.
Tawheed Rububiyyah: to believe that Allah is the only Lord &Creator.
Tawheed Asmaa wa-sifaat: to believe in Allah’s 99 Names & Attributes.
Tawheed Ibaada: to believe that Allah Alone deserves to be worshipped.
Tawheed Haakimiyyah: to believe that Allah Is The Only Lawgiver.
Any Muslim who Allahblesses with sincerity will realize that these principles of theIslamic creed (Aqeeda) is known by necessity; because Allah is theonly Creator and He has 99 names & attributes, He Alone deservesto be worshipped and He Alone Is The Lawgiver.
Unfortunately most people have a Tawheed problem. They either misunderstand Tawheed, or they worship others beside Allah. The Christians violate Tawheed Asmaa wa sifaat by describing Allah with names & attributes which He did not use to describe Himself. Thus they claim that Allah beget a son in John 3:16 They claim He rested after creating the universe in Genesis 2:3 They claim Allah repented in Genesis 6:6 They claim that Jacob wrestled with Allah and beat Allah in the wrestling match in Genesis 32:24
All these are examples of Christians violating Tawheed Asmaa wa sifaat by accusing Allah of things which He did not do. This is blasphemy. They also violate Tawheed ibaada by worshipping 3 gods famously known as the TRINITY.
The noble scholar of Islam Abdur Razzaq Ash- shaaji said in page 6 of his book “Broade rAspects of the Salafi Dawa” That: “there is a movement in the ummah today called the salafi dawa; whose sole aim & objective is to destroy the sharia of Muhammad (saw) Hence the Salafis claim that Tawheed Haakimiyyah is not a principle of the deen.”
These Salafis claim that to wear the trousers below the ankle is a major issue. But to dismantle the Sharia in its totality is a minor issue. Therefore the salafis may Allah guide them are hereby insinuating that when Allah turned the Jews into apes & swine during the reign of Prophet Dawood (as) He Allah was overreacting. And He Allah was too harsh with His divine punishment because what the Jews did was a minor issue.
The Qur’anicevidences to establish Tawheed Haakimiyyah are His words:
“And Allah doesnot allow anyone to share with Him in His Rule.”
Surah Al-Kahf 18:26
“Isn’t Allah the Best of Judges?” Surah At-Tin 95:8
When Prophet Yusuf(as) was in prison he taught the inmates Tawheed and he taught them the 4 branches of Tawheed. Thus he said in Surah Yusuf 12:39
“O you two companions of the prison! Aremany different lords better or Allah the One, the Irresistible?”
Without a doubt this ayah represents Tawheed Rububiyyah because it speaks of Allah’s Lordship.
Then prophet Yusuf said in Surah Yusuf 12:40:
“These names and & attributes that you serve besides Him are nothing but names which you forged, you and your fathers fabricated them. Allah did not send down any authority forthese names.”
This statement of Yusuf (as) represents Tawheed Asmaa wa sifaat because he rebuked the infidels for attributing to Allah names which they themselves had forged.
Yusuf (as) went on to say in Surah Yusuf 12:40
“There is no lawgiver except Allah.”
Without a doubt this statement of Yusuf (as) represents Tawheed Haakimiyyah because he told the inmates that only Allah has the authority to be the Lawgiver. Then Prophet Yusuf said in the same ayah:
“He Allah has commanded that you worship none but Him.”
This statement of Yusuf (as) stands for Tawheed Ibaada because he told the inmates that no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah. After reading the above-mentioned Qur’anic evidences concerning our creed,Tawheed we have to wonder why some people still have a Tawheed problem. The answer to this question is clear. These people are hypocrites who are pretending to be Muslims. They don’t live by the Deen instead they live off the Deen.
They claim to dismantle the sharia is a minor kufr even though Ibn Kathir & IbnTaymiyyah said it is known of Islam by necessity and it is the ijmaa (agreement) of all the Muslims that if anyone dismantles the sharia such a person is a kafir. See fataawa 28/524 and Tafseer ibn kathirof Maida 5:50
The Saudi Salafis go against the ijmaa of the Ummah. Those who go against the ijmaa of the Muslims are not of us. Hence the Saudi Salafis are heretics (zanaadiqa) and major hypocrites. The noble scholar Ash-Shaji said: “This group claims that Tawheed Haakimiyyah is not a principle of the deen.” Poor fools! They don’t realize that Allah has 99 names & attributes and one of His name is AL-HAKAM , TheOnly JUDGE, hence those who deny Allah’s Haakimiyyah have nullified their shahadah.
Some Salafis realize it is impossible to reject Tawheed Haakimiyya so out of desperation they slide it underneath Tawheed Rububiyyah and claim that both Tawheeds mean the same thing. We the members of ahlus sunnah waljamaa’ah say to the Saudi Salafis, by doing so you have made the shaitaan as Muslims. Because the shaitaan believes in Tawheed Rububiyyah. Thus when he was cast out of heaven he said to Allah in Surah Hijr 15:36
“My Lord grant me respite till the Day ofResurrection when man will be raised from the dead.”
The above-mentioned ayah is clear evidence that the shaitaan believes in Tawheed Rububiyyah because he said: MY LORD. But he does not acknowledge Tawheed Haakimiyyah because he refused to obey Allah’s command and bow down to Adam. Its possible for a person to believe in one Tawheed and reject another and this is why Allah separated the Tawheeds in the Qur’an on all occasions. Allah separated the 4 Tawheeds in Surah Fatiha thus He said:
“All praise is due to Allah Lord of the worlds.”
This ayah stands fortawheed Rububiyyah as it mentions Allah’s Lordship.
“The Beneficient the Merciful.”
This ayah stands forTawheed Asmaa wa sifaat as it mentions the two most important attributes of Allah. Only by Allah’s Mercy we will go to jannah on Judgement Day.
“Master of theDay of Judgement.”
This ayah stands for Tawheed Haakimiyyah as it states that Allah is the only Judge on the Day of Judgement.
“You alone we worshipand Thy aid we seek.”
This ayah stands for Tawheed Ibaada because it states that Allah alone deserves to beworshipped. Whenever we quote the ayah “Master of the Day of Judgement” to represent Tawheed Haakimiyyah the Saudi Salafis always say: “Allah is the Judge only in the hereafter not in the dunya. We say to them, if Allah was not the Judge in the dunya why did He turn the Jews into apes & swine during the reign of Prophet Dawood (as) for dismantling the sharia?!
The Saudi Salafis have reinterpreted Islam to cement the thrones of their kafir paymasters. They prefer to offend Allah by denying His Haakimiyyah than to offend their kafir paymasters. Their kafir paymasters are the apostate regimes who have given their allegiance to the crusaders to conquer Afghanistan & Iraq the land of Ibrahim (as) Today 1000's of Muslim women are been brutally raped by the army of the dajjaal in Iraq all because these apostate regimes helped the kuffaar to conquer Iraq.
I close by saying these Qur’anic verses are clear evidences for all those who Allah has blessed with sincerity to understand, believe and accept. The Holy Prophet (saw) said:
“Whenever Allah wants good for a person He makesthem have the right understanding of the Deen.”
Its obvious that those who Allah doesn’t love will never understand this beautiful Deen. The Saudi Salafis are in this plight today. They went against the ijmaa of the Muslims because Allah doesn’t love them so He didn’t give them the correct understanding of this wonderful Deen. The first person to rebel against Allah’s Haakimiyyah was their mentor Iblees. He Iblees is also their ideologue. Today they are seeking to revive the manhaj of Iblees by claiming Tawheed Haakimiyyah is not an aspect of the Deen.
~By Shaikh Abdullah El-Faisal
Pretoria, South Africa Nov. 08 ~