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Until When Shall We Continue To Studytawheed? by kennyosein(m): 8:09am On Jul 20, 2014
And it has been related about the Shaykh
(rahima-hullaah) that on one occasion during
his lesson, [his students] said to him – in a
story which is [now] well-known:

O Abaa ‘Alee or O our Shaykh, we’re
always studying ‘aqeedah and
tawheed, tawheed and ‘aqeedah [so]
until when [are we going to carry on]?
We want to study fiqh.

[Clearly] they wanted to broaden their
knowledge of the various sciences of Islaamic knowledge. And this [incident] occurred during the early period of the Shaykh’s da’wah [to tawheed]; So he said to them:

Allow me to ponder and reflect [on
your request].

So when he arrived [for his lesson] the
following day, they noticed [the expression on] his face had changed [from that which was his norm]. So they said to him:

What has upset you [O Shaykh]?

He replied:
I have [just] been informed of news
which has [really] disturbed me; And it
is that in one of the houses [here] in
ad-Dar’iyyah, a man has engaged in
intercourse with his mother – and we
seek refuge in Allaah [from such an evil deed].

[Horrified at the news] the students

We seek refuge in Allaah [from such an
evil deed]; How is that [possible]? We
[have to] go and check [the
authenticity of this story]; Thereafter,
we shall see [whether or not it is true].

So when the student returned – clearly, the
Shaykh had sent him as an educational
exercise – delighted [at what he had
discovered] he approached the Shaykh, and

The situation is not like that [O
Shaykh]; We found the mother at
home, and she had been afflicted with
some harm, and one of the people had
said: Slaughter a sheep by the
doorstep, and allow it’s blood to flow [over the doorstep], and this shall
suffice in warding off the evil and harm
[the mother had been afflicted with].

[Relieved upon hearing this] the students said to the Shaykh:

Allaah has [certainly] brought good
news O Shaykh!

Notice, how catastrophic the news of a man
engaging in intercourse with his mother had
been for them, and [rightfully so was] their
great concern about this transgression against the law of Allaah; However, when the issue was one of major Shirk in the form described, their hearts were not enraged with emotion.
This [clearly] indicates that [the true essence
of] tawheed had not become firmly rooted [in their hearts].

And this [incident] is similar to what is the
case today. [We notice how] some people see a woman without hijaab, and their hearts become enraged, yet when they see an innovative practice, or a major shirk occurring,their hearts are not stirred [the slightest]; Or if they see a dome over a grave – it is as if nothing has happened [and this is normal], so their hearts are not stirred with [the necessary] emotion [at such transgression against the law of Allaah].

Therefore the hearts have not yet [truly] learn [and understood] tawheed; And because of
this, the Shaykh (rahima-hullaah) said in his
treatise ‘Kashf ash-Shubuhaat’:

…and to know that the speech of the
ignorant one: ‘[As for] tawheed [then]
we have understood it’…this is indeed
from the greatest [signs] of ignorance
and [indicative of] the machinations of

Therefore, it is imperative that these priorities are in place, because [unfortunately] some people say:

This community of ours – and all praise
is due to Allaah [alone] – is not in need
of tawheed, [what] we need is [some]
clarification of evil and detestable
matters; we need [some] explanation
of fiqh [issues].

So [in response] we say to them:

No. The reality is not like that.

So when [the heart] stirs, you find that loyalty and enmity in the[ir] heart is not as it should be, and that knowledge of tawheed and the love for it, and love for Ahlus-Sunnah wherever they may be is not as it should be; And honouring the man for that which he has of tawheed and aiding [the dissemination of] it is not as it should be, and likewise is the case with many [other]

Therefore the [wise and] reformist Imaam
taught tawheed in order to establish a
principle linking it to tawheed, because it is
not possible for the community to be [united
and] established upon [anything] other than
tawheed. So it is not possible for the community to be [united and] established,
and nor for there to be any link between the
likes of this country or other than it from the
various countries holding opposing views
other than [upon] something which will bring them together, and that is the Rope of Allaah Jalla wa ‘Alaa:

{And hold firm together to the Rope of Allaah, and do not be divided}, Soorah Aal-‘Imraan, Aayah 103.

And some of those with malicious intent
benefitted from this [important] lesson; So
Marx the Communist – in his correspondence
with Engels – encountered some issues related to aiding the Proletariat and the future of Communist theorisation; And this was [all] before it was practical. [So] he (Marx) spoke about Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, saying:

Look at that desert fox; How he has
managed to wear the garment of
ascetism, knowledge and religion and
[despite doing so] managed to unite
the [Arabian] peninsula upon a single
word, and [now] he exerts himself in spreading it beyond [the peninsula].

…obviously, this [quote from him] is [all]
based upon how he perceived the situation.

[So] why do we say [our] ‘aqeedah, tawheed, knowledge, [and] manhaj is [all] one?

Because it is not possible for a country to
[unite and] establish might, nor da’wah, nor
the commanding of good and forbidding of
evil except by way of group spirit and uniting
upon a matter; And this matter is the tawheed of Allaah Jalla wa ‘Alaa. Anything other than it – wherever it may be – will simply not be adequate. That is because anything [other than tawheed] condones that which opposes [it], and tawheed [certainly] does not condonethat which opposes it! [So] tawheed flows through [our] souls because it is the fitrah (natural disposition) [upon which we were created].

So because of that, there is might in gathering together upon the tawheed of Allaah Jalla wa‘Alaa, and therein lies the strength to spread and prevail. And this is what the [wise and] reformist Imaam perceived; He did not consider it as a da’wah benefit for which he [should] plan, rather it came about as a natural result due to the adherence of the da’wah of [the Prophet] Muhammad sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Therefore, bringing order to the main priorities was patently clear in the
da’wah of the [wise and] reformist Imaam; So he began with the call to tawheed [and]
knowledge [of the laws of Allaah] as he set
about cultivating the society [upon this
da’wah]. And his approach [in conveying the
da'wah] differed according to the various
denominations within the society, and so on.


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Re: Until When Shall We Continue To Studytawheed? by babylolaroy(f): 3:30pm On Jul 20, 2014
MashaaAllah. nice one @ op. may Allah help.the ummah to understand the deen better


Re: Until When Shall We Continue To Studytawheed? by kennyosein(m): 3:48pm On Jul 21, 2014

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