The THREE Categories of Tawheed in ONE Ayah!

For brief information regarding each category, please check out the following post:

The types of Tawheed and definitions of each one of them:
https://islamtees.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/the-types-of-tawheed-and-definitions-of-each-one-of-them/

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The Qur'an and Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salafus-Saalih (Righteous Predecessors).
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3 Responses to The THREE Categories of Tawheed in ONE Ayah!

  1. Abu Husam says:

    Assalam alikum wa rahmatullah,

    Jazakum allah khairan for this beneficial post.

  2. billie says:

    as salaamu alaykum can you please help me with understanding how the third one refers to His perfect names and attributes please? thx

    • islamtees says:

      wa alaikum salaam. Yes, sure.

      Concerning Tawheed Al-Asma was-Sifaat (Belief in the Oneness of Allaah’s Names and Attributes), then Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah believe that all of Allaah’s Attributes are Perfect without any deficiencies. This in unlike humans whose attributes have deficiencies and limitations. It is very important to remember and believe that Allaah’s attributes are NOT LIKE our attributes.

      There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. [ Ash-Shura (42):11 ]

      In this ayah, Allaah affirms for Himself the attributes of Hearing and Seeing (the last part) and negates any likeness or resemblance to Himself (the first part). So Allaah hears and we hear, but His Hearing is NOT LIKE our hearing and His Seeing is NOT LIKE our seeing. So there is no similitude or likeness to Him. Moreover, we do not know the Kaifiyyah (modality i.e. how His attributes are) and we should NOT enquire into this, or speculate and delve into this. So as mentioned before, His attributes are perfect in every sense whereas ours have deficiencies and limitations.

      For further reading, you might want to check out the following which contains a collection of statements from famous Imaams of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaah’ah concerning their belief in the Names and Attributes of Allaah:

      The position of the Salaf concerning the Attributes of Allaah: https://islamtees.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/the-position-of-the-salaf-concerning-the-attributes-of-allaah/

      Hope this helps.

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