Monday, March 31, 2008

Meaning of 'La ilaha ill lall Laah'.

This is the Arabic script or calligraphy that is the Kalimah At Taiyibbah or Kalimah Shahadah.

It reads 'La ila ha ill lall Laah ; Muhammad dar Rasulullah'.

This is the Declaration of Faith in Almighty Allah, God Most Merciful, Most Powerful who is The Lord above all of His Creation and attesting that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

The Kalimah Shahadah is in two parts. The first part is called 'Awwalul Kalimah' @ First part of the Declaration of Faith.

'La ila ha ill lall Laah' means 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah!'.

As a creation of Allah, we are obliged to show our gratitude to our Maker who is Allah the Almighty God.

Any Ahmad, Ah Seng or Samy can be taught to say ' La ila ha ill lall Laah' but it takes a Mukmin @ a Believer to understand the significance of such a declaration?

I can even go and teach anyone to utter the above phrase but it would mean nothing if the person I taught the Awwalul Kalima to just says it without knowing the meaning and attestations behind the very statement that might mean either Paradise or Hellfire to him or her?

All of us know that There is Only One God and logically speaking it would be preposterous for Allah to have a partner as many other faiths would have you believe?

In the Holy Qur'an Surah Muhammad Verse 19, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala lays down His Decree as :

19. FaiAAlam annahu la ilaha illa Allahu waistaghfir lithanbika walilmu/mineena waalmu/minati waAllahu yaAAlamu mutaqallabakum wamathwakum

19. Know, therefore, that there is no god but Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy fault, and for the men and women who believe: for Allah knows how ye move about and how ye dwell in your homes.

Now, we have to understand that Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam spent 13 long years in Makkah Al Mukarramah just to bring his fellow Arabs there to come to understand that 'There is only One God!'

13 years dear brothers and sisters! Not 13 minutes; not 13 hours or 13 days?

13 long years that our Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam spent in his struggles to bring about the Qureisyi Arabs who were Kaffirs to testify and understand that they were wrong in worshipping the 360 idols that had been set up around the Holy Ka'abah instead of following the true faith of Islam that all the earlier prophets and messengers of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala had taught Mankind since the descent of our Father Saiyidina Adam Alaihis Salam from Jannatul Firdaus, the Highest Heaven of Allah Almighty God to Earth.

I will follow up with more explanations about the topic later. Insya Allah.


aliya said...

good work bro. keep it up. i'd put a link in my blog, k. xie xie ni :)

Zainol Abideen said...

Wa'alaikumsalam dear Aliya.

It is on your behest that I decided to launch this dedicated blog of mine towards explaining about Islam as I have come to learn, understand and practice the True Faith of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala for the benefit of all mankind especially those who live together with us here in Malaysia.

I thank thee for spurring me to get this site online.

I have long wished to start a site such as this as my contribution towards the understanding of Islam amongst our fellow Muslims and those who wish to learn about their birthrights to be true servants of Allah, God Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

I will share with those who want to know what is right and what it wrong with regard to the teachings of Islam?

I base my writings on the Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem, authentic Hadiths of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and other factual kitabs written by our esteemed scholars of Islam who did not deviate from the Tariqah of Allah Azza Wa Jalla, Insya Allah.

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless us all with His Taufik @ Guidance and Hidayah @ Inspiration for us to continue our efforts of Dakwah al Islamiyah to the last breath of our life's!