A Reminder


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

There are numerous authentic Hadīths that urge us to adhere to monotheism and point out its merit. Examples include the following:

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Whoever says a hundred times in a day: ‘La ilāha illallāh wahdahu lasharīka lahu, lahu al-mulk wa lahu al-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli sahy’in qadīr (There is no god but Allah. He is One and He has no partner with Him; to Him belongs sovereignty and to Him belongs praise, and He is Omnipotent over all things),’ he will have a reward equivalent to that of emancipating ten slaves,a hundred good deeds will be added to his record, a hundred of his sins will be erased, and he will be shielded against the devil on that day till the evening; and no one will exceed him in doing good deeds except someone who said more than that.”

[Narrated by Al-Bukhāri and Muslim]

Buraydah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) heard a man say: “Allāhumma inni as’aluka bi’annaka anta Allāh la ilāha illa ant, Al-Ahad As-Samad al-ladhi lam yalid wa lam yūlad wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad (O Allah,Iimplore You by the fact that You are Allah, there is no god but You, the One, the Eternal Refuge, Who has not begotten nor was He begotten, and there is none like unto Him)!”

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is authentically reported to have said:

“Allah Almighty said: ‘Whoever does an act and associates others with Me in it, I leave him and his polytheism.’”

[Narrated by Muslim]

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is also reported to have said:

“When Allah assembles the first and the last on the Day of Resurrection, a day concerning which there is no doubt, a caller will cry out: ‘Whoever associated anyone else in an action that he did for Allah, let him seek his reward from someone other than Allah, for Allah is so self-sufficient that He has no need for any associate.’”

[Narrated by  Ahmad in Al-Musnad; Hasan (sound)]

A Reminder..There are numerous authentic Hadīths that urge us to adhere to monotheism and point out its merit. Examples include  the following:
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Whoever says a hundred times in a day: ‘La ilāha illallāh wahdahu lasharīka lahu, lahu al-mulk wa lahu al-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli sahy’in qadīr (There is no god but Allah.He is One and He has no partner with Him; to Him belongs sovereignty and to Him belongs praise, and He is Omnipotent over all things),’ he will have a reward equivalent to that of emancipating ten slaves, a hundred good deeds will be added to his record, a hundred of his sins will be erased, and he will be shielded against the devil on that day till the evening; and no one will exceed him in doing good deeds except someone who said more than that.”

[Narrated by Al-Bukhāri and Muslim]

Buraydah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) heard a man say: “Allāhumma inni as’aluka bi’annaka anta Allāh la ilāha illa ant, Al-Ahad As-Samad al-ladhi lam yalid wa lam yūlad wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad (O Allah,Iimplore You by the fact that You are Allah, there is no god but You, the One, the Eternal Refuge,  Who has not begotten nor was He begotten, and there is none like unto Him)!

” Thereupon, he said:“You have implored Allah by His greatest name, which when asked therewith He gives, and when supplicated therewith He answers.”

[Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi and Abu Dāwūd; Sahīh(authentic)]

The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) entered the mosque and heard a man supplicate Allah saying: 

“Allāhumma in ni as’aluka ya Allāh Al-Ahad As-Samad al-ladhi lam yalid wa lamyūlad wa lam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad an taghfir li dhunūbi innaka anta Al-Ghafūr Ar-Rahīm (O Allah,I ask You, O Allah, the One, the Eternal Refuge, Who has not begotten nor was He begotten, and there is none like unto Him, to forgive my sins. Indeed You are the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful).” Thereupon, he said:“He has been forgiven, he has been forgiven, he has been forgiven.” 

[Narrated by Ahmad in Al-Musnad; Sahīh (authentic)]

Al-Hāfizh ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:“Fulfillment of monotheism entails emancipation of slaves, which in turn entails emancipation from

Hellfire.”He (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:“Causes of forgiveness include monotheism, which is the greatest cause. Whoever lacks it misses out on forgiveness, and whoever fulfills it does possess the greatest cause for forgiving his sins.”Imam Ibn al- Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:“Monotheism is the first thing by which a person enters Islam and the last thing with which he leaves this life. The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:‘One whose last speech is: La ilāha illallāh (there is no god but Allah) will enter Paradise.’This is the first and last duty.
Indeed, monotheism is the beginning and the end.”He (may Allah have mercy upon him) also said:“Nothing is like monotheism for warding off hardships.”He (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:“No polytheist will enter Paradise, only the monotheists will. Indeed, monotheism is the key to itsgate.”Ibn al-Jawzi (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:

“Sufyān al-Thawri would go to Ibrahīm ibn Ad-ham and say: ‘O Ibrahīm, supplicate Allah to make us die as monotheists.’”The Prophet (may Allah’speace and blessings be upon him) saw a man supplicating with two fingers of his, and he said to him:“One, One.”

[Narrated by Abu Dāwūdj; Sahīh (authentic)]

So, whenever wants to point during supplication, he should do so with only one finger.
O Allah, we implore You, O the One and Only God, the Eternal Refuge, to make us among those who supplicate You and You answer
their supplication, and among those upon whom You bestow Your mercy and refuge as they invoke You and seek Your refuge from Hellfire; O Allah, make our last speech in this world “there is no god but Allah”, for You are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.


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