Archive for December, 2008


Q. How does the testimony La Ilaha Illallah (None has the right to be worshipped except Allah) include all types of Tawheed?


A. It includes all types of Tawheed either by implication or as a requirement. This is because when a person says: I testify that none is worthy of worship except Allah, it comes immediately to mind that what is intended by it is affirming Allah’s sole right to be worshipped, which is known as Tawheed Al-Uloohiyyah and this implies Tawheed Ar-Ruboobeeyyah, because every person who worships Allah Alone would not do so unless he acknowledged His Oneness in matters of Lordship. Likewise, it implies Tawheed Al-Asmaa was-Sifaat, because a person does not worship except One Whom he knows has the right to be worshipped because of the Names and Attributes which belong to Him. Ibrahim said to his father: 


يَا أَبَتِ لِمَ تَعْبُدُ مَا لَا يَسْمَعُ وَلَا يُبْصِرُ وَلَا يُغْنِي عَنكَ شَيْئًا


“O my father! Why do you worship that which hears not, sees not and cannot avail you in anything? (Maryam 19:42)


So affirming Allah’s sole right to be worshipped implies Tawheed Ar-Ruboobeeyyah and Tawheed Al-Asma’ was-Sifat.


  • Transcribed from: Fatawa Arkaan-ul-Islam| Islamic Verdicts on the Pillars of Islam | Volume 1 | Shaykh Al Uthaymeen

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Knowledge is Better than Money


اَلْعِلْمُخَيْرٌمِنَ المَالِ

‘Alee radi Allahu ‘anhu said:

Knowledge is better than money, since you have to protect money, while knowledge protects you. And money is depleted from spending, while knowledge grows when you spend it. And knowledge makes rulings, while money is ruled over. People who hoard money have died while they are still living, while the scholars live on through the ages. Their souls may have passed away, but their effects remain present in the hearts of people.

  • Source: جَامِعُ ْبَيَانِ الْعِلْم وَ فَضْله #٢٨٤ وَ إِسْنَادُهُ ضَعِيف
  • From: AlBaseerah Forums

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The Day of ‘Arafah

On the Plain of 'Arafah


“Fasting the Day of ‘Arafah (ninth Dhul-hijjah) is an expiation for (all the sins of) the previous year and an expiation for (all the sins of) the coming year.” (Muslim)


May Allah ta’ala accept our fast. Aameen.

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Crying out of Fear of Allaah

On the authority of Ka’b al-Ahbaar, who said:


To cry out of fear of Allaah is more beloved to me than to give my weight in gold to charity.


Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa. – Volume 3, Page 490

Source: fatwa-online

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