11-04-2005, 06:08 AM
The Effects of La ilaha ilallah
From Laa ilaha ilallah, Ma'nahaa, Makaanatuhaa wa Fadluhaa (pp. 36-39), abridged.By the esteemed scholar Shaykh Saailh ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan. This kalimah (word) Laa ilaha ilallah (that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah), if it is said with truthfulfulness and sincerity from the heart, and acted upon in that which it necessitates - outwardly and inwardly - then its effect will indeed be praiseworthy upon both the individual and the society.From the most important of its effects are: -
 Uniting the word of the Muslims: This will result in strengthening the Muslims and assisting them in defeating their enemies - as long as they continue to follow and practice the same single religion., and as long as they adhere to the same single aqeedah (belief). Allah - The Most High - said
:"And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided..." [Sura al-Imran 3:103]
"He it is Who has supported you with His Help and with the believers. And He has united their (i.e. believers') hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allah has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise."[Sura al-Anfal 62-63]
And differing in matters of aqeedah (beliefs) is the cause for splitting, disunity and hostility, as Allah - The Most High - said: -
"Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects), you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) have no concern in them in the least."
[Sura al-An'aam 6:159]
"But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief." [Sura al-Mu'minoon 23:53]
So the people cannot truly be united except upon the correct concept of eeman (faith) and the correct aqeedah of tawheed, which are both direct implications of La ilaha ilallah. O*ne need o*nly consider the condition of the arabs before and after Islam.
 Prevalence of safety and peace in a unified society, which believes in and abides by La ilaha ilallah. Since the individuals in such a society will take care in doing o*nly that which Allah has made halaal (lawful) and abandoning that which Allah has made haraam (unlawful) - acting in accordance with what the aqeedah necessitates upon them. So this will prevent people from enmity, oppression and injustice, whilst directing them towards co-operation, love and deep brotherhood for the sake of Allah, acting upon His - The Most High's - saying:
"The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion)."
[Sura al-Hujuraat 49:10]
This is clearly reflected in the life of the arabs before and after believeing in La ilaha ilallah. Before Islam, they lived in hostility and insecurity, constantly fighting and killing each other. However, when they embraced Islam this all changed, and the same people lived with each other in peace and an atmosphere of love and brotherhood prevailed, as Allah - The Most High - said:
"Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves."
[Sura al-Fath 48:29]
"and remember Allah's Favour o*n you, for you were enemies o*ne to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith)...." [Sura al- Imran 3:103]
 Achievement of happiness, attainment of the khilaafah (succession of power and authority) in the earth, maintaining purity of the religion and being steadfastness against the o*nslaught of the false beliefs and foreign ideologies. Allah said:
"Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah)."
[Sura an-Noor 24:55]
So Allah - The Most Perfect - has made achievement of these lofty goals conditional upon worshipping and obeying Him and not associating any partners with Him. And this is the true meaning of La ilaha ilallah.
11-04-2005, 06:12 AM
jazak Allah koli khair,
Ashadu Ana La illaha illallah
11-04-2005, 06:16 AM
Walykum salam warahmatuallahi wabarakatuh Reply
May We all be among the ones who are mentiond here
""if it is said with truthfulfulness and sincerity from the heart, and acted upon in that which it necessitates - outwardly and inwardly - then its effect will indeed be praiseworthy upon both the individual and the society.From the most important of its effects are: -
Wasallam alykum warahmatuallahi wabarakatuh
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