Amongst the virtues of Laa ilaaha illa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah)

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Amongst the virtues of Laa ilaaha illa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah)
 
Knowing Allaah The Almighty is the best branch of knowledge. Oneness of Allaah The Almighty is the best action and every beneficial and good thing is just a fruit of it.
 
Amongst them are:
 
Making property and blood sacred[i.e., it is forbidden to seize his property or shed his blood]:
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Whoever says Laa ilaaha illallaah and rejects everything that is worshipped instead of Allaah, his property and his blood will be sacred and his reckoning will be with Allaah.”[1]
 
Entering Paradise:
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Whoever dies knowing that there is no god except Allaah will enter Paradise.”[2]
 
He, peace and blessings be upon him, also said: “None will enter paradise except a believer soul.”[3]
 
Allaah The Almighty will make the Hellfire forbidden for him.
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: No one testifies that there is no god except Allaah and that I am the Messenger of Allaah will enter the Hellfire or consume him.”[4]
 
And in another narration, he, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Whosoever testifies that there is no god except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, Allaah will make the Hellfire forbidden for him.”[5]
 
One will be brought forth from of the Hellfire because of saying and believing in it:
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: "Whoever says Laa ilaaha illallaah and has barley grain's weight of goodness in his heart will be brought forth from the Hellfire. Then whoever says, "Laa ilaaha illallaah" and has a wheat grain’s weight of goodness in his heart will be brought forth from the Hellfire. Then whoever says: Laa Ilaaha illallaah and has an atom's-weight of goodness in his heart will be brought forth from the Hellfire.”[6]
 
Those who worship Allaah The Almighty alone will be benefited from the deeds of their offspring:
‘Amr ibn Shu‘yab narrated from his father from his grandfather that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said to ‘Amr ibn Al-‘Aas, may Allaah be pleased with him: As for your father, if he was to establish and confirm Tawheed (monotheism) and you fasted and gave charity on his behalf, then it would have benefited him.”[7]
 
Laa ilaaha illallaah is the heaviest thing in the Balance:
It was narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “A man will be brought forth in the presence of all creatures on the Day of Resurrection and will spread ninety-nine scrolls for him, each scroll extending as far as the eye can see. Then it will be said, ‘Do you object to anything in this? He will say, ‘No, my Lord.’ Then it will be said, ‘Do you have any excuse or a reward (missed)?’ He will be awed and then say, ‘No my Lord.’ Allaah will say, ‘On the contrary, you have with Us a good deed, and you will not be wronged this Day.’ A slip of paper will then be brought out, on which are the words ‘Ashhadu an laa ilaaha illallaah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa rasooluhu  (I  bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger). The man will say, ‘O Lord, what is this slip of paper in comparison to these scrolls?’ And He will reply, ‘You will not be wronged.’ The scrolls will then be put in one side of the Balance and the slip of paper in the other, and the scrolls will become light and the slip of paper heavy.”[8]
 
One will be among the most blessed by the intercession:
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “The people who will be most blessed by my intercession on the Day of Resurrection are those who say Laa ilaaha illallaah sincerely from the heart.”[9]
 
Those who worship Allaah The Almighty alone are the intercessors in the worldly life and Hereafter:
It was narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “There is no Muslim who dies and forty men who associate nothing with Allaah pray the funeral prayer for him, but Allaah will accept their intercession for him.”[10]
 
Acceptance of deeds:
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Allaah does not accept any deed except that which is done only for Him and to seek His Countenance.”[11]
 
Allaah The Almighty says in Al-Qudsi Hadeeth: “I am so self-sufficient that I am in no need of having an associate. Thus he who does an action for someone else’s sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me to him whom he associated with Me.”[12]
 
Moreover, Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.}[Al-Kahf: 110]
 
Yahya ibn Katheer said: These are the two basic features of acceptable deeds: To be correct and their intent is for the sake of Allaah alone. It was said: How they can be correct? He said: To be done in accordance with the way of the Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him.
 
Forgiveness:
Allaah The Almighty says:{Indeed, Allaah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills.} [An-Nisaa’: 48]
 
It was also narrated on the authority of Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: ‘Allaah The Almighty says: “O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.”[13]
 
Whoever abides by the requirements of ‘laa ilaaha illallaah’ will enter paradise without being brought to account or being punished:
It was narrated that the Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Seventy thousand of my nation will enter Paradise without being brought to account. They are the ones who do not seek Ruqyah[14] and do not believe in bad omens; they put their trust in their Lord…”[15]
 
And in another narration, he, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “They are the ones who do not believe in bad omens, do not seek Ruqyah (from others) and do not use branding (in curing diseases); they put their trust in their Lord.”[16]
 
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[1] Reported by Muslim (23).
 
[2] Reported by Muslim (26).
 
[3] Reported by Al-Bukhaari.
 
[4] Reported by Muslim (54).
 
[5] Reported by Muslim (47) on the authority of ‘Ubaadah ibn As-Saamit. may Allaah be pleased with him
 
 
 
[6]Reported by Al-Bukhaari.
 
[7] Reported by Ahmad (2/182), Hadeeth no. (6704), Sheykh Ahmad Shaakir said: It has a sound chain of transmission and it is in the Majma‘ Az-Zwaa’id (4/192).
 
[8] Reported by At-Tirmithi, the book of Al-Imaan (2641), Ahmad in Al-Musnad (2/213), ibn Maajah in Az-Zuhd no. (4300), Sheykh Ahmad Shaakir said in his comment on Al-Musnad (1994): It has a sound chain of transmission.  
 
[9] Reported by Al-Bukhaari in Al-Fat-h (1/99).
 
[10] Reported by Muslim (948).
 
[11]Reported by An-Nasaa’i with a good chain of transmission.
 
[12] Reported by Muslim.
 
[13] Reported by At-Tirmithi in ‘Al-Jaami‘’ No. (3534) and said: Hasan Ghareeb (good and strange) Hadeeth. It was also reported by Ahmad in Al-Musnad (5/172-154) and it has a witness with Muslim on the authority of Abu Tharr in “As-Saheeh” No. (2687). 
 
[14] Ruqyah is an Arabic word referring to the legal incantation; to get oneself treated by the recitation of some verses of the Noble Quran.(Translator)
 
[15] Reported by Al-Bukhaari (5991) Ar-Riqaaq.
 
[16]Reported by Al-Bukhaari. Actually, scholars hold different opinions regarding the meaning of seeking Ruqyah; whether it is that contains religious prohibitions or what is meant is the general meaning i.e. the permissible and impermissible of it. Allaah The Almighty knows best.

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