Root Islamic Education Part 5
THE 3 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ISLAM
3 NOVEMBER 2013 / 29 DHUL-HIJJAH 1434
ROOT ISLAMIC EDUCATION: means those aspects of the religion that are compulsory for a person to know and understand to be classified as a Muslim.
It can be further understood as the aspects of Islam that are known by necessity.
- Today we will discuss the three Fundamental Principles of Islam or Al Usool At Thalatha.
- The first person to pen down these principles was Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab (RA).
- The Shaikh was able to compose this topic based on the three questions every person will be asked in their GRAVE .
- The questioning will be done by two Angels and they will be stern in their manners.
- They will ask the dweller of the GRAVE, THREE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
- The three questions are
A) WHO IS YOUR LORD,
B) WHO IS YOUR PROPHET
C) WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION.
Narrated By Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle said, "When (Allah's) slave is put in his grave and his companions return and he even hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask, 'What did you use to say about this man (i.e. Muhammad)?' The faithful Believer will say, 'I testify that he is Allah's slave and His Apostle.' Then they will say to him, 'Look at your place in the Hell Fire; Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.' So he will see both his places." (Qatada said, "We were informed that his grave would be made spacious." Then Qatada went back to the narration of Anas who said;) Whereas a hypocrite or a non-believer will be asked, "What did you use to say about this man." He will reply, "I do not know; but I used to say what the people used to say." So they will say to him, "Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Qur'an)." Then he will be hit with iron hammers once, that he will send such a cry as everything near
- The grave is an Examination Chamber and the Examiners are the two Angels - Munkar and Nakeer.
- These three questions are only easy for the BELIEVER To answer. However , the Christians and Jews will be unable to answer these fundamental questions.
- The state of the Pagans, Magians and Sabians, Atheists, Pantheists and Satanists will be even more pitiful.
By Al-'Asr (the time).Verily! Man is in loss, Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma'ruf)which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar) which Allah has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah's Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad, etc.).
- Imam Shafi'i (RA) said that if ALLAH (SWT) had revealed SURAH AL ASR by itself, it would have been sufficient to guide Mankind.
- The reason that Mankind is in a state of loss is because more than 3/4 of humna beings on Earth will be at loss when they will be unable to answer the three Fundamental Questions.
- The Questioning in the Grave is an Examination and the law of nature says if you fail to prepare you have prepared to fail.
- The majority of mankind will fail the Examination in the Grave.
- And ALLAH (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) cursed the majority many times in the Holy Quran. If you follow the majority they will lead you astray.
And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah's Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie.
- We as Muslims must learn to FOLLOW THE HUJJAH, and not follow the crowd.
- The first word ALLAH revealed to Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was IQRA (READ) because we go by the book and not be our Evil and Corrupted Desires.
The Hujjah means the EVIDENCE i.e. QURAN and SUNNAH
~~~ EXPLANATION OF THE THREE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ISLAM ~~~
THE FIRST QUESTION: WHO IS YOUR LORD?
- The answer to the first question is, MY LORD IS ALLAH (SWT). The definition of RABB is the BEING WHO IS THE ONE AND ONLY CREATOR.
- The being that creates something, molds it, then brings it to perfection and then sustains it.
- If Allah (SWT) were to with hold the Rain from you, who will bring you the rain.
- It is incumbent on you to know WHO YOUR LORD IS.
- This concept that ALLAH (SWT) is your one and only Lord is called TAUHEED AR RUBUBIYYAH.
O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully) : Verily! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker and the sought.
- Allah (SWT) reminded us in the Quran that the greatest scientist cannot even create a house fly.
- This is because every living thing has a SOUL. No ONE but ALLAH can CREATE a SOUL.
Aalam = universe / anything beside Allah (SWT).
- ALLAH is the ONE and ONLY LORD and therefore ALLAH (SWT) says in SURAH FATIHAH - AL HAMDU LILAHI RABBIL ALAMIN.
- The Definition of AALAM is ANYTHING BESIDES ALLAH (SWT).
- AALAMIN means the worlds. The world of Angels, the world of Jinn, the world of Man, the world of Animals and so forth.
- Even the Animlas have their own communities just like human beings. They have a AMEER and their own LANNGUAGE as well.
There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered.
- We as Human beings are part of the AALAMIN. (Plural for Aalam).
- If you are asked how do you know that ALLAH (SWT) exists, what is your evidence?
- The answer to the questions is, YOU KNOW YOUR RABB BECAUSE OF THE MANY SIGNS HE HAS SHOWN US.
We will show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their ownselves, until it becomes manifest to them that this (the Qur'an) is the truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?
- Among HIS signs is the alternation of the NIGHT and the DAY.
Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding. Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying) : "Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.
(Al Imran 3:190-191)
- The World runs according to STRUCTURE, ORDER and PERFECTION and nothing comes into existence by mere chance.
- Amongst HIS signs is the SUN and the MOON.
And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Prostrate not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.
- If the Sun was too close to us we would burn to death and if the Sun was too far we would freeze to death.
- However, we see the Sun, positioned meticulously accurately fastediously above our heads.
Among HIS signs is the EARTH.
Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;Who has created the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: "Can you see any rifts? Then look again and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation and worn out.
- The above Ayah is a challenge to every Atheist, to look at Allah’s wonderful and marvellous creation that has NO FLOWS and INCONGRUITIES, INCONSISTENCIES or DISCREPENCIES.
-An agnostic claims I'm not sure there is a God.
-He casts doubts about his Rabb.
-He is a spineless atheist, an atheist who is a coward.
-He doesn't have the nerve to come forward and deny Allah outright.
- The Agnostic is a spineless atheist, who does not believe in ALLAH (SWT) but does not have the guts to deny Allah (SWT) outright, so he says Maybe there is a God.
- So he says 'maybe there's a God'
-These people are low life scrums of the earth.
- Among HIS signs is the HUMAN ANATOMY.
- Can you possibly think of a better place your two eyes, your ears, your nose, your mouth, your feet, your private parts or any other part of you can be.
- This is because ALLAH (SWT) is MOST WISE.
- ALLAH (SWT) perfected the Creation of Mankind, to be the most noble, handsome and perfect of HIS creation.
By the fig, and the olive, By Mount Sinai, And by this city of security (Makkah), Verily, We created man of the best stature (mould)
- Among HIS signs are the WHITE BLOOD CELLS in your body.
- Your White Blood Cells perform the duty of securing your body from external substances. They fight infections and viruses.
- How is possible that we have soldiers in our body protecting us. This is because we are intelligently designed.
- We Muslims are called CREATIONISTS because we believe that every thing that exists was brought into its existence by ALLAH (SWT).
- Among HIS signs is the HUMAN EYE.
- We are over 6 billion people on Earth, yet each of us has a unique IRIS.
- Among HIS signs is the HUMAN FINGER PRINTS.
- We are over 6 billion people on Earth, yet each of us has a unique set of Finger Prints.
- Among HIS signs is the HUMAN DNA.
- We are over 6 billion people on Earth, yet each of us has a unique set DNA.
- If we has come about by an accident, Millions would have the same DNA or fingerprint of IRIS, yet the fact is every HUMAN IS UNIQUE.
- This is because ALLAH (SWT) created everything.
- Today the Low Life Scum of the Earth Atheist, Richard Dawkins is a celebrity because he wrote a book denying his RABB (Lord).
- But ALLAH (SWT) already warned us about people like him.
Verily! Man (disbeliever) is ungrateful to his Lord; And to that fact he bears witness (by his deeds);And verily, he is violent in the love of wealth.
This Day, We shall seal up their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn. (It is said that one's left thigh will be the first to bear the witness).
- Among HIS signs is the HOLY QURAN, the greatest MIRACLE given to MUHAMMAD (SAWS).
- How can you explain, a Message revealed to a Man over 1400 years ago in a desert is scientifically perfectly accurate.
He has let loosed the two seas (the salt water and the sweet) meeting together. Between them is a barrier which none of them can transgress Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?
- Not a single verse of the Quran contradicts modern day science.
- As for the Theory of the Big Bang we do not reject their Theory itself, however, we completely and
out rightly reject their false and weak explanation of the theory.
Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
- The Big Bang came about because of Allah’s (SWT) Will and not because of a chance.
- Every living thing is made from water and science confirms that today.
- The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said that the QURAN is a Hujjah either FOR YOU or AGAISNT YOU, on the DAY OF JUDGEMENT.
- There is no excuse for you to be a KAAFIR. You have been EDUCATED.
Have We not made the earth as a bed, And the mountains as pegs?
And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you, and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves.
- Today geological experts confirm that the mountains perform the duty of holding the Earth firmly together.
- Allah (SWT) sent IRON to EARTH, and then ordered the matter of Earth to be collected to form the mold of AADAM (AS). We cannot survive without Iron.
We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice. And We sent down iron, wherein is great military might and benefits for the people, and so that Allah may make evident those who support Him and His messengers unseen. Indeed, Allah is Powerful and Exalted in Might.
(Al-Hadid 57:25) Sahih International
- Furthermore, IRON was sent as a TOOL for Warfare and as a TEST, to see who.
- Will use it to become HIZB-ALLAH to spread Justice throughout the Earth or who.
- Will use it to become HIZB-US-SHAITAAN to spread Corruption in the Land and Sea.
- The Quran further describes in detail the embryonic stages of the development of the baby in the mother’s womb.
And indeed We created man (Adam) out of an extract of clay (water and earth). Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and female sexual discharge) (and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the woman). Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.
- The Greatest Scientists to walk on Earth, all believe in their RABB (Lord).
- This is because Science convinced them that the World was Created and did not Evolve out of nothing by chance.
- It is only the half-educated scientists that fight the HAQQ with their weak theories.
Blessed be He Who has placed in the heaven big stars, and has placed therein a great lamp (sun), and a moon giving light.
See you not how Allah has created the seven heavens one above another, And has made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?
- The Quran always refers to the Sun as a LAMP, because the Sun produces it own light and heat.
However the Moon is never referred to anything else except a reflector of light.
Only modern science confirmed these facts.
Nay! If he (Abu Jahl) ceases not, We will catch him by the forelock, A lying, sinful forelock!
- The neuron scientists and the brain surgeons have discovered that the frontal lobe section of the brain is what people use to concoct a lie.
Whereas the Quran mentioned this fact over 1400 years ago.
Alif Lam Mim [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].The Romans have been defeated.
- Allah (SWT) referred to the land of modern day Jordan as the lowest land, which is today proven by geologists and geographers to be the land lowest below the standard sea level.
- Allah (SWT) preserved the body of Pharaoh for over 3000 years, not the sea creatures, the salt water or any other organism or condition affected it. The body of the Pharaoh is a sign for Mankind.
And We took the Children of Israel across the sea, and Fir'aun (Pharaoh) with his hosts
followed them in oppression and enmity, till when drowning overtook him, he said: "I believe that La ilaha illa (Huwa) : (none has the right to be worshipped but) He," in Whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of the Muslims (those who submit to Allah's Will)."Now (you believe) while you refused to believe before and you were one of the Mufsidun (evil-doers, corrupts, etc.).So this day We shall deliver your (dead) body (out from the sea) that you may be a sign to those who come after you! And verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs , revelations, etc.).
- The Quran predicted the preservation and emergence of the body of Pharaoh, yet the disbelievers continue in their falsehood.
Alif Lam Mim [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone)
knows their meanings].The Romans have been defeated. In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allah, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, i.e. the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allah to the Romans against the Persians),
The Quran further predicted the victory of the Roman over the Persians, and this came to pass as well.