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  1.  Introduction
  2. The Necessity of Being Concerned with the Correct Creed
  3. Avoiding Clarity of the Correct Belief
  4. The Call to the Correct ‘Aqeedah Needs Continuous Effort
  5. The Only Way for Change is Through Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah
  6. Who Should Be the Ones to Occupy Themselves With Political Activity and When?
  7. The Duty on Every Muslim is to Apply the Rule of Allaah in all Affairs of his Life According to his Ability


Indeed All praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him we seek His aid, His guidance and His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of ourselves and from the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allaah guides, no one can misguide him, and whosoever Allaah misguides, no one can guide him. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah alone who has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger.

“Oh you who believe, fear Allaah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims.”

“Oh you who believe fear your Lord, Who created you from one soul and from its mate dispersed from them both many men and women. And fear Allaah from when you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed Allaah is ever, over you, an Observer.”

“Oh you who believe fear Allaah and say a word that is directed towards the right. He will rectify your affairs and He will forgive you of your sins, and whoever obeys Allaah and His messenger has certainly succeeded greatly.”

To proceed:

This book is based on one of the Fatawaa of the hadeeth scholar of the era, Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (raheemahullaah) from a lecture conducted on this issue. We selected it for print today due to its importance and the people’s need for it.

Shaykh Albaanee (raheemahullaah) was asked:

“Oh noble Shaykh, there is no doubt that you know about the religious events of the Muslim Ummah, which are of a deep and profound nature, particularly in regards to the ignorance of the correct  Islamic creed,  the  issues of belief and also the  different methodologies. There is a disregard in spreading Islam in most in places on the earth in accordance with the first creed and the first method, which will rectify the Muslim Ummah. There is no doubt that this dreadful reality has caused concern amongst the sincere and led  to  a  strong  yearning  to  change  this,  in  order to  rectify  this disorder. However, people differ in their paths of rectification.

As you are well aware your eminence (Shaykh), the numerous partisan movements and Islamic groups that have surfaced over the decades all claim rectification of the Islamic Ummah, yet there are differences in their sources of creed and methodology.

So for that reason success was not achieved by them, rather these movements were a reason for tribulation for the Ummah, and have led to disasters and calamities due to their adverse methods and beliefs that differ from the affair of the messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) and what he (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) came with, furthermore all of this has had a big influence in confusing the Muslims.

The youth are particularly confused about how to deal with these circumstances. The caller of the Muslim should realise that he should cling firmly to the Prophetic methodology, following the path of the believers, as represented in the understandings of the companions and those that followed them in goodness from the scholars of Islaam, as the scholar carries a great responsibility in dealing with the situation and plays a part in the solution.

  • So what is your advice about the followers of these movements and groups?
  • What are the most effective ways in dealing with this situation?
  • How does the Muslim absolve himself from Allaah’s blame, on the Day of Judgement?”

The Answer:

It is obligatory to give attention and concern to Tawheed first, as this is the methodology of the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them all).

In addition to what was mentioned previously in the question about the dire situation of the Muslims we say: This painful situation is not an evil like that which afflicted the Arabs during the Days of Jaahiliyyah. In that our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) was sent to them for the message and its perfection that is with us now, and the presence of the clearly apparent group of truth, that are guided by this message, who call people to the correct Islam, in creed, worship, behavior and methodology. There is no doubt that the situation of those Arabs during the era of ignorance is similar to many of the Muslim groups today!

On the basis of this we say: The remedy is that remedy, and the cure is that cure, and the way in which the Messenger treated the first era of ignorance, is also the same way the Islamic callers should treat the misunderstanding of the meaning “There is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” and treat their painful situation themselves with that remedy and cure.

And this meaning is very clear when we reflect on the statement of Allaah, Mighty and Majestic,

“Indeed there is ever for you in the messenger of Allaah an excellent example…” {Soorat ul-Ahzaab (33): 21}

Thus, our Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) is the best example in treating the problems of the Muslims in a contemporary world, and in anytime and place. So it is required from us to begin with what the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) began with, which is rectification, not corruption, of the beliefs of the Muslims firstly, and their worship secondly, and then their manners thirdly. It is not correct that this sequence be the other way around in importance!

So I only want the Muslims to be mindful of this and have great concern about it, and I mean by ‘Muslims’ here, the callers. Or perhaps it is better that we say: the scholars from amongst the Muslims.

As the Islamic callers today are, with great sadness, comprised of all the Muslims, even those who are very poor in knowledge, yet they still count themselves as being from amongst the callers to Islaam.

If we are reminded of that well known principle that there are no statements to be taken except those of the scholars and the wise people, the principle wherein it is said: “The one who does not have, cannot give,” we are aware of the presence of a very large group amongst the Muslims that numbers into a million. When we focus our attention on them we notice that whenever ‘Islamic callers’ are mentioned, they are immediately thought of. For example, the Jamaat ud-Da’wah, Jamaat ut-Tableegh and due to that all of them are how Allaah, Mighty and Majestic, said:

“However, most of the people do not know…” {Soorah al Anbiya (21): 7}

It is well known from the way of their call that they totally avoid the importance of the first principle, which is the most important matter from the affairs that I mentioned previously. That being the creed, worship and behaviour, and they avoid the rectification that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) began with. As Allaah made clear in with His saying,

“We have certainly sent messengers to every nation, (saying) ‘Worship Allaah and abandon false deities’” {Soorah an-Nahl (16): 36}

So they do not care about this fundamental principle, which is a pillar from the pillars of Islaam, as is well known to all of the Muslims. This basis is that which the first of the messengers from the noble messengers was based upon, Nooh (alayhis-salaam) who lived almost 1000 years, and it is well-known that the earlier revelations did not have legal explanations of worship and social conduct as is in our religion today, the Deen is indeed the seal of revelations and religions.

So with that, Nooh (alayhis-salaam) stayed with his people for 950 years, focusing his time and concern with the call to Tawheed, and for this reason Nooh’s people shunned his call. As Allaah, Mighty and Majestic, made evident in the perfect revelation,

“And they have said (the people of Nooh to one another): ‘You shall not leave your gods, nor shall you leave Wadd, nor Suwaa, nor Yaghooth, nor Ya’ooq nor Nasr’ (the names of their idols)” {Soorah Nooh (71): 23}

So this indicates that the most important thing should be sought by callers to Islaam. Appropriate care and attention should always be given to Tawheed, and this is the meaning of Allaah’s statement,

“Know, that indeed there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah…” {Soorah Muhammad (47): 19}

And in the same way, the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) was one of action and learning. As for what he done then there is no need to discuss this, for the Messenger’s (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) actions and Da’wah during the Makkan period was mainly restricted to calling his people to worshipping Allaah with no partners.

As for teaching: The hadeeth of Anas ibn Maalik (radi Allaahu anhu) found in the two saheehs wherein the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) sent Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (radi Allaahu anhu) to Yemen and said to him, “Let this first matter that you call them with be the Shahaadah, that there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah, so that they will obey that.” So for certain the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) ordered his companions to begin with what he himself (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) began with, which is the call to Tawheed.

There is no doubt that there is a large distinction between those Arab idol-worshippers, who understood what was conveyed to them, and between most of the Muslim Arabs today who are not in dire need of the call to say “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah.” Because they say it regardless of their different schools of thought, methods and beliefs and yet all of them say that “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah.” However, they are in dire need to actually understand the meaning of this noble statement. And this distinction is the fundamental difference between the first Arabs who were invited by the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) to say that “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” but they were arrogant. As is clear in the Qur’aan, but why were they arrogant?

For they understood the meaning of the good statement, except that they took partners with Allaah and were worshipping other than Him, and calling upon other than Allaah, and seeking help from other than Allaah and additionally making vows to other than

Allaah, and sacrificing to other than Allaah, and similar other actions.

All of these means to idol worship were what the pagan Arabs were doing, so they knew the necessity of the good word “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” as the Arabic language indicates that they should shun these idolatrous matters as they are against the meaning of “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah.”

Most of the Muslims today do not fully understand the meaning of ‘there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah.’

As for the vast majority of Muslims today that bear witness that “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” they do not fully understand the correct meaning of it. Rather they comprehend its meaning exactly the other way around, I will give an example of this: Some of those who author books supposedly on the meaning of “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” explain its meaning as “there is no god but Allaah.”

Yet this meaning is that which the polytheists believed in and were upon, and for that reason, their faith did not benefit them, as Allaah says,

“…And if you ask them who created the heavens and the earth, they will say “Allaah,”” {Soorat uz-Zukhruf (43): 87}

For the polytheists believed that this world was created by Allaah without any partners with Him, but they set up rivals and associates to worship with Allaah, still believing that the Lord is One, however they believed that the objects of worship were many.

Therefore, Allaah rejected their beliefs that have been given many fancy names, but is nothing but worship to other than Allaah.

Allaah says,

“…And those who take besides Him [say], “We only worship them that they may bring us nearer to Allaah in position,”” {Soorat uz-Zumar (39): 3}

So certainly, the polytheists knew that the statement “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” necessitated being clear from worshipping other than Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic. As for the majority of Muslims today, then they explain the good statement, “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” as being “there is no Lord but Allaah.” So if a Muslim says, “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” and he then worships other than Allaah, he is the same as the polytheists. So if his Islaam was apparent, due to him professing “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” he is clearly Muslim by this. And this is what is obligatory upon all of us as callers to Islaam, the call to Tawheed, and establishing the proofs on whoever is ignorant of the meaning “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” as is occurring in its different interpretations, and being distinct from the polytheists.

So if someone still refuses and says “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” then he is not a Muslim either outwardly or inwardly. As for the majority of Muslims today then they are Muslims, as the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) said “And if they say it (i.e “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah) their honour, their life, properties are sacred and protected, in truth, and their reckoning is with Allaah.” [Saheeh Bukhaaree](( Chapter of Belief; ‘But if they repent and perform Salaah and give Zakaah then leave their way free’ [Tawbah: 5]; hadeeth no. 24))

For this reason I say these words, that are rare to come from me – and they are: That what is occurring with many of the Muslims today is much worse than the Arabs during the Days of Jaahiliyyah, from the point of their corrupt understanding of the meaning of the beneficial statement; as the Arab polytheists understood it, however they did not correctly believe in it.

As for most of the Muslims today, then they say that which they do not believe in and say “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah,” but do not correctly believe in its meaning. For this reason, I believe that it is firstly obligatory on the Islamic callers that they connect to this statement (“there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah”) and to the clarification of its meaning, a clear summarization, and then a necessary suitable explanation of this good statement alongside that. Also including sincerity to Allaah The Most High, the Mighty and Majestic, in the acts of worship and all of its types.

For Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, mentioned about the polytheists their sayings,

“…We only worship them except that they bring us nearer to Allaah in position…” {Soorat uz-Zumar (39): 3}

Allaah made every act of worship that is directed to other than Him, as disbelief in the good statement “there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah.” Concerning this I say today, there is absolutely no benefit in the Muslims amassing themselves in gatherings and then, due to their misguidance, leaving without even correctly understanding this good statement. As this will not benefit them in this life, let alone the hereafter! As we know about the statement of Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) “Whoever dies and he had bore witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah, sincerely from his heart, Allaah prohibits his body from touching the hellfire.”

And in another narration, “…he will enter paradise.” And perhaps the guarantee of entry into paradise is for whoever says the shahaadah sincerely, even if it is after some difficulty and punishment has touched him. For one is indeed punished in accordance with his disobedience and sin, however his destiny will be entry into paradise in the end.

And contrary to that, whoever says this good statement (“there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah”) with his tongue, but Eemaan has not entered into his heart, then it does not benefit him at all in the hereafter. Rather it defiantly benefits him in this worldly life as safety from fighting and being killed, if the Muslims were in power and authority, but as for the hereafter then it does not benefit him at all. Only if he said it (the Shahaadah) and understood its meaning firstly and secondly, believed correctly in its meaning.

For understanding on its own is not sufficient, except with clearly joining the understanding with faith (in its understanding). I think

that many of the people are heedless of this point! As if

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