A person accepted Islam and says that i accepted Islam due to the justice and humanity in Islam and not due to the Islamic Monotheism (Tawheed). What is your advice to him?
His accepting Islam in this manner doesn’t benefit him. It is so because the call of the Prophets may peace be upon them from the first of them to the last of them is the call to Tawheed of Allah (singling out Allah in worship) and these exalted character and justice is from the religion of Allaah and this is due to the Islamic Monotheism and that is singling out Allah, the Lord of the worlds in worship.
It is feared for the person who is saying such that he has not accepted Islam for the belief in tawheed. It might be that he is trialed with associating partners with Allah (Shirk). It is as if he thinks that” tawheed has no value for me and i did not accept islam for it.” This kind of person may be trialed with sufism and the Raafidhah and magicians and fortune-tellers and sorcerers and those who cause separation between so and so because he doesn’t have concern regarding these affairs. All that concerns him is humanity and justice which is present in Islam which he did not find with the disbelievers so he searched for it and found it in Islam and Islam calls towards it. As for tawheed then he is not concerned regarding it.
This kind of person may get associated to the one of the deviant groups because he does not intend tawheed in Islam,he is only concerned with these great affairs of Islam from them being justice and humanity and other than them from the good attributes with which the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was sent.
It is not from justice that a person remains ignorant regarding tawheed and leaves the worship of Allah due to which Allah has created the humans and the Jinn and he takes only these attributes
وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ
“And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).” (Ad-Dhariyaat 56)
And he is far as he can be from tawheed of Allah and good etiquettes towards Allah while thinking that humanity only means good etiquettes towards people. He doesn’t regard the tawheed of Allah which is justice in reality.
This person is a ignorant. This statement is that which is said by ignorants. As is the saying of the sufis which can be read: “We don’t worship Allah fearing His punishment of Hell nor hoping for His Paradise. We only worship Him due to love”. These people are ignorants!
Tawheed is the call of the Prophets due to which they faced tribulations and for it they were tormented and for it some of them were killed. If they had merely called towards humanity and justice the disbelievers would have readily accepted his call and welcomed it saying “Come on lets accept this call” and “Welcome this call of justice” and “We are with you O Messenger of Allah ” and they would have all become muslims. But when he called them, they said :
أَجَعَلَ ٱلۡأٓلِهَةَ إِلَٰهٗا وَٰحِدًاۖ إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَشَيۡءٌ عُجَابٞ
“Has he made the aliha (gods) (all) into One Ilah (God – Allah). Verily, this is a curious thing!” (Sad 5)
They said we don’t want this. Meaning: Invite us to humanity and invite us to mercy but not this. They found this curious and they were not curious regarding this call due to it being a mere call towards rectifying etiquettes and humanity. It is so because many of the good manners were already present since before Islam.
Tawheed of Allah is distinction between a disbeliever and a muslim and if the goal would only had been that which has mentioned (justice and humanity) then the disbelievers would have taken great care for Islam but since it had the invitation towards tawheed and leaving associating partners (with Allah) they rejected it. Even now, They claim to invite towards humanity or not? Yes they do but by Allah, there is no humanity and justice in them.
Shaykh Abu Bilal Al Hadhrami hafidhahullah
Abu Muhammad Nezam Al-Hindi