The virtue of Tawheed and what it expiates of sins


His statement:

(ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَلَمْ يَلْبِسُوٓا۟ إِيمَٰنَهُم بِظُلْمٍ أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ لَهُمُ ٱلْأَمْنُ وَهُم مُّهْتَدُونَ)

“It is those who believe and confuse not their belief with Dhulm (Shirk), for them (only) there is security and they are the guided.” [Al-An’aam: 82]

From ‘Ubaadah bin As-Saamit may Allaah be pleased with him, he said: The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said: “Whoever testifies that there is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah alone without any partners, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, and that Eesaa is the slave of Allaah and His Messenger and His word which He bestowed upon Maryam, and a spirit from Him, and that the Jannah is true, and the Naar is true, Allaah will enter him into Jannah no matter what his deeds are.” [Reported by Bukhaari and Muslim]

And they both have in the Hadeeth of ‘Itbaan: “For verily Allaah has made prohibited upon the fire one who says ،’Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah’, seeking by that the Face of Allaah.”

And from Abi Sa’eed Al-Khudhri from the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ he said: “Musaa said: “O Lord, teach me something I can remember and call upon you by it.” He said: “Say: ‘Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah’; he said: “O Lord, all of your slaves say this.” He said: “O Musaa, if the Seven Heavens and their inhabitants other than Me, and the Seven Earths were put on a (weighing) pan, and ‘Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah’ on the other pan, ‘Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah’ would outweigh them.” [Reported by Ibn Hibbaan and Al-Haakim, and he authenticated it]

And Tirmidhi reported it and declared it Hasan from Anas: I heard the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ saying: “Allaah said: “O son of Aadam, if you came to me with an Earths full of sins, then met me having not associated partners with me at all, I would come to you with an Earths full of forgiveness.”

In it are Masaa’il (topics):

The First: The vastness of the bounties of Allaah.

The Second: The abundance of the reward of Tawheed with Allaah.

The Third: Its expiation along with that of sins.

The Fourth: The explanation of the verse (82) which is in Surah Al-An’aam.

The Fifth: Pondering over the five which are in the Hadith of ‘Ubaadah.

The Sixth: That if you join between it and between the Hadith of ‘Itbaan, and what’s after it, it becomes clear to you the meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah’, and it becomes clear to you the mistake of those deceived.

The Seventh: Bringing attention to the condition which is in the Hadith of ‘Itbaan.

The Eighth: That the Prophets are in need to be alerted of the virtues of ‘Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah’.

The Ninth: Bringing to attention its outweighing the whole creation, with the fact that many who say it, his scales will be light.

The Tenth: Text that there are seven Earths like the Skies.

The Eleventh: That they have inhabitants.

The Twelfth: Establishing the Attributes, in opposition to the Ash’aris.

The Thirteenth: That if you know the Hadith of Anas, you know that his statement in the Hadith of ‘Itbaan:

“For verily Allaah has made prohibited upon the fire one who says ،’Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah’, seeking by that the face of Allaah.”

is abandoning Shirk, not (just) saying it with the tongue.

The Fourteenth: Pondering over that Eesaa and Muhammad are both slaves and Messengers of Allaah.

The Fifthteenth: Knowing the specification of Eesaa being the Word of Allaah.

The Sixteenth: Knowing that he is a spirit from Him.

The Seventeenth: Knowing the virtue of believing in the Jannah and the Naar.

The Eighteenth: Knowing his statement: “No matter what his deeds are.”

The Nineteenth: Knowing that the Scales have two pans.

The Twentieth: Knowing the mentioning of the Face (of Allaah).

Benefited from: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him.


Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi