Tawheed is the fundamental belief of Islam, which emphasizes the Oneness of Allah (SWT). It is the concept of the unity of Allah (SWT) and the negation of any partners or associates with Him. This belief distinguishes Islam from other religions and is a proof of the veracity of Islam.
The concept of Tawheed is unique to Islam, as it is the only religion that strictly adheres to the belief in the Oneness of Allah (SWT) without any partners or associates. Unlike other religions, which believe in multiple gods or deities, Islam strongly advocates the belief in one God who is the creator of the universe.
Firstly, let’s talk about the concept of the trinity in Christianity. The Quran explicitly states that the belief in three gods is a form of polytheism, which is considered a grave sin in Islam.
“They have certainly disbelieved who say, ‘Allah is the third of three.’ And there is no god except one God.”Al-Ma’idah 5:73
This verse clearly refutes the idea of trinity in Christianity.
Secondly, let’s discuss the skewed concept of God in Judaism. There are some beliefs within Judaism that suggest imperfections in the Creator. For instance, the story of Jacob wrestling with God in the book of Genesis implies that God can be physically overpowered by humans.
Additionally, the concept of repentance from God’s mistakes (Exodus 32:14) contradicts the Islamic belief in Allah’s perfection and infallibility. In Surah Al-An’am 6:114-115, Allah says:
“Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?… And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can alter His words, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.”
Lastly, let’s address the idea of taking rabbis and monks as lords in Christianity and Judaism. This concept is also refuted in Islam, as Allah states in Surah At-Tawbah 9:31:
“They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.”
This verse emphasizes the importance of following only the words of Allah and His messenger, and not those of any other human beings.
The Quran emphasizes the concept of Tawheed by saying,
“Say, He is Allah, [who is] One, Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, nor is there to Him any equivalent.”(Quran 112:1-4)
This verse clearly asserts that Allah (SWT) is the only true God and that there is no other deity worthy of worship.
Islam also teaches that all of creation is subordinate to Allah (SWT) and that He is the only source of power and authority. This means that there is no other god or deity that can compete with Allah (SWT) in terms of power or authority. The Quran says,
“And your god is one God. There is no deity [worthy of worship] except Him, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.”(Quran 2:163)
The concept of Tawheed is not only unique but also provides a sound basis for a truly monotheistic religion. It provides a clear understanding of the relationship between Allah (SWT) and His creation, and emphasizes the importance of worshiping Allah (SWT) alone. This belief in the Oneness of Allah (SWT) has been the foundation of Islamic theology and has been preserved in the Quran and Sunnah.
This becomes a strong proof that Islam is the true religion from Allah, as it is the only religion that is truly monotheistic. It is for this reason and more that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.
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