‘Faith – The Kalimah’
It is common knowledge that Tawheed is the basis of the religion of Islam and that it is most precisely expressed in the formula, “La Ilaaha Ill Allah“. This seemingly simple formula forms the dividing line between Eeman (True belief in Allah) & Kufr (disbelief).
Our Beloved Prophet ﷺ spent 10 years preaching Just the Kalimah, at that time there was no SALAH, no Fasts, no ZAKAT, nothing. All He wanted people to do was to Believe in “LA ILAHA ILL ALLAH Mohammed ur Rasool Allah” so it is a must for us to PONDER over this and learn about it.
True meaning of La Ilaaha Ill Allah
What a lot of Muslims believe the meaning is-“No God but Allah” or “No Creator but Allah”
These Sentences are CORRECT but NOT the TRUE meaning…
The True Meaning is- “NONE HAS THE RIGHT TO BE WORSHIPPED BUT ALLAH”
Definitely there could be no greater and more important a statement than ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allah‘ (there is no one worthy of worship but Allah). It is the statement of declaration of belief in Allah which is the dividing line between Imaan and kufr. It was the call of all of the previous Messengers and Prophets.
The first question in the grave will be about this ‘Kalima’.
Allah (S.W.T.) Himself attested to the importance of this statement in the Qur’aan: He (S.W.T.) said: “…and know that Laa ilaaha ill Allah (that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah)…”[Qur’an 47:19, 20:8, 3:18, 59:22-3]
The Place of ‘Kalimah’ in the Life of a Muslim
Some of the time we pronounce it are: –
THE MERITS OF THE ‘KALIMAH’ (LAA ILAAHA ILL ALLAH)
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “The best remembrance of Allah is to say ‘laa ilaaha ill Allah’ (there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah).”
Some Merits of the ‘Kalimah’: –
– The eight doors of Paradise will be accessible to its pronouncer.
La ilaha illallah is the key to Paradise, but every key should have teeth by which it opens or it would not be useful.
The conditions of La ilaha illallah are the teeth of this key, and they are: –
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B00ZLczzYj-KTzFCM0xrTE5OTTg/view?usp=sharing Download the sheets from the link above… There are three PDF files, download them and print them. The Worksheets are to make it interactive, fun and easier to learn, it is not madatory for everyone to do it. Please remember Sis Metinee Adam who volunteered to make these Worksheets for the course. JazakAllah Khair!