Continuing with the detailed explanation of the 8 Conditions of “laa Ilaaha Ill Allaah” and the first condition: ` ILM (KNOWLEDGE)
– The word Ilaah means the “one worshipped” this is agreed upon by the scholars of Islaam and the scholars of the Arabic language.
– If we were to use this meaning (“one worshipped”) instead of the word “ilaah” it would then read: “there is no one worshipped except Allaah”
laa Ilaaha Ill Allaah
– Laa means “no”
– Ilaah means “the one worshipped”
– Ill Allaah means Except Allaah.
However if we took that as it seems – as it reads – it would give a false meaning because in reality, there are other things that are worshipped besides Allaah. So either the meaning would be:
- a. As it seems (false) or –
- b. Everything that is worshipped is Allaah itself (i.e. Allaah is in everything that is worshipped – and this is false)
EXAMPLE: Trees, stones, sun, fire, pious, angels … they are all things that are worshipped… so if we say that “There is no one worshipped besides Allaah” then we are saying that either:
- A. No one worships these things or
- B. Allaah is in everything that is worshipped.
So this is a problem. And in order to understand it properly we have to get the deeper meaning of these words …
– لا Laa – Laa is a factor (aml) effecting two words. It gives the first word nasb and the second word Raf`. For example:
– Laa Ahada Qaa’imun – Ahada bears a fathah (Sign of Nasb) and qaa’imun bears the dhammah (sign of Raf`)
– Laa mujtahida ghaafilun – Mujtahida bears a fathah (sign of Nasb) and Ghaafilun bears a dhammah (sign of Raf`)
Now if we analyze the kalimah in this way we have:
– Laa Ilaaha Ill Allaah – Ilaaha bears a fathah (sign of Nasb) but where is the second word? We can’t say “ill Allaah” because “illa” is an exception. Like if we added an exception to the first sentence we would have: laa ahada qaa’imun ilaa Muhammad (there is no one standing except Muhammad) So what about Laa Ilaaha ——- IllaAllaah? Ther is a word missing and this missing word is the one with raf`. The Aml (laa) is effecting this missing wordwhich is actually hidden. It is hidden because it is UNDERSTOOD. This missing word is “HAQQUN” (bearing a dhammah- the sign of Raf`).
La Ilaaha HAQQUN illAllaah
– HAQQUN means truly/deservedly. There is no one worshipped in truth…
– Q: Where does this come in the Quraan?
– A: Surah Luqmaan 31/30: That is because Allâh, He is the Truth, and that which they invoke besides Him is AlBâtil (falsehood, Satan and all other false deities), and that Allâh, He is the Most High, the Most Great.
If someone asked you: “Why could not the meaning be: ‘There is no creator or provider except Allaah’?” You would reply with two things:
- a. The word ILAAH does not mean “creator” or “provider” in the Arabic language by the unanimous agreement of Arabs and scholars.
- b. If that was the meaning then that wouldn’t have stopped the mushriks from saying it since they believed that Allaah is the only creator – there is no creator besides Allaah as it is said in 31:25 And if you (O Muhammad) ask them: “Who has created the heavens and the earth,” they will certainly say: “Allâh.” Say: “All the praises and thanks be to Allâh!” But most of them know not.
All the messengers were sent to call to LAA ILAHA ILLALLAAH
Take this beautiful and clear example in surah Aaraaf:
PROPHET HUUD CALLED HIS PEOPLE TO LAA ILAAHA ILLAALLAAH:
– 7/65: And to ‘Ad (people, We sent) their brother Hûd. He said: “O my people! Worship Allâh! You have no other Ilâh (God) but Him. (Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh: none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh). Will you not fear (Allâh)?”
– 7/70: They said: “You have come to us that we should worship Allâh Alone and forsake that which our fathers used to worship. So bring us that wherewith you have threatened us if you are of the truthful.”
THIS SHOWS THAT HUUD WAS CALLING THEM TO LEAVE OFF WORSHIPPING ANYTHING BESIDES ALLAAH – NOT JUST CALLING THEM TO WORSHIP THE CREATOR.
– 7;67: (Hûd) said: “O my people! There is no foolishness in me, but (I am) a Messenger from the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists)!
THE MUSHRIKS UNDERSTOOD THAT LAA ILAAHA ILL ALLAAH WOULD MEAN THEY ABANDON THE OTHER (FALSE) GODS THAT THEY WORSHIPED AS IN 37/35-36:
Truly, when it was said to them: Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh “(none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh),” they puffed themselves up with pride (i.e. denied it). And (they) said: “Are we going to abandon our âliha (gods) for the sake of a mad poet?
So for this word to be accepted from you then you most know that this is what it means: laa ilaaha haqqun Illa Allaah. (no god worshipped in truth except Allaah).
The second condition is Yaqeen (Certainty)
– When you know the meaning you must be certain of it without a doubt.
– You say it with certainty believing in it.
– And if that certainty was shook by a doubt (an action of the heart) meaning the heart takes that action of doubting, then laa ilaaha aill allaah will not be of any good to you…
– TO BE CONTINUED IN SHAA’ALLAAH>>>