Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakhatahu
The following lessons are from the book, "Facilitation By Allah In Explaining The Evidences of The Conditions Of "LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH""
by By Shaikh Ubaid bin Abdullah bin Sulaiman al-Jabiri It is advised that you purchase the book to follow along with each lesson given.
Notes inshaAllah can be posted under the benefits section at that time inshaAllah
The Seven Conditions of Laa Ilaahah illallaah:
1. Knowledge ('ilm)
2. Certainty (yaqeen)
3. Acceptance (qubool)
4. Submission (inqiyaad)
5. Truthfulness (sidq)
6. Sincerity (ikhlaas)
7. Love (mahabbah)
Know, therefore, that there is no God Who deserves to be worshiped except Allaah; and ask forgiveness for your sins." (Qur'an, 47:19)
from the book:
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds and the end is best for the pious. I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, alone, having no partner, Master of the Heavens and Earths. I bear witness that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is His servant, chosen and trusted messenger; peace be upon him, upon his noble family and his pure and noble companions.
This is a brief essay in which I have included an explanation of what the Imam of the blessed da’wah Al-Shaikh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul-Wahhab (may Allah have mercy upon him) provided, as evidence for the conditions of (La Ilaha Illa Allah- there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah) and I have abridged it (facilitation by Allah in explaining the evidences of the conditions of La Ilaha Illah Allah).
I have written the conditions of La Illah Illa Allah and followed each condition by its evidence with due care to the text of the compiler.
I referenced each Quranic ayah that the compiler referred to, to its sequence in the surah. I have also referenced the prophetic traditions (ahadith).
I have deliberately made the major part of the explanation, for the evidences that the learned scholars have given. This is because of many reasons, of which:
2 My clear acknowledgement to my preceding scholars and leaders of Islam for their abounding grace upon me. I am driven by his (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) saying “He does not thank Allah who does not thank other men”
3 To participate in calling (da’wah) the youth of Islam who are seeking the right and straight paths and who are enthusiastic in the ways of reform and improvement, to seek (knowledge) from the books of the scholars of Islam who have based their knowledge (fiqh) on the Book and the Sunnah and were brought-up in accordance with them. (The youth of Islam) are not to be diverted by the glitter of some books of contemporary thought, most are based on ignorance of the essential main facts of the Deen and its branches.
4 I hope I have given concrete evidence that
The leaders of Islam such as Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyah and before him Al-Imam Ahmed and those who came after them such as Shaikh-ul-Islaam Muhammad bin ‘Abdul-Wahhab and contemporary scholars such as ibn Sa’adi who best explain La Ilaha Illa Allah, and make people aware of its true meaning and how to act in accordance with it. Anyone who claims such a thing for the authors of the books of thought is far from the truth and would be like someone who had pointed an arrow of poison, by such a saying, attemptng to dnigrate the integrity of the leaders of th Salafi da’wah (the call of following the predecessors). He would be calling the nation (ummah)in general and the youth in particular to deviate from the path of the predecessors and adopting innovations (bida’a). Abu Othman Al-Misaburi (may Allah have mercy upon him) had a beautiful saying: “He who made the Sunnah rule his soul by word and deed has spoken with wisdom. But he who has made whims rule over his soul, by word and deed has spoken with innovation (bida’a).”
May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his noble family and all his companions.
Written by the poor to Allah ‘Obaid bin ‘Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Jabiri, teacher at Al-Jami’ah Al-Islamiyah at Al-Madinah Al-Munawara, may Allah protect, may Allah protect and bless it and the leaders and scholars who call for the Truth with guidance and light from Allah.
Typed Submission from Ukhti Muhsanah Dyson