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What Is The Concept Of God In Islam Judaism Christianity Hinduism
Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - Know Your Lord to Love Your Lord
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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim? Allah Allah He was hobby of mine are also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim all who Allahu Ahad Allahu Samad lamb gelatt, Willem Ulan Willem yaku, Khufu and I had Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim. Rubbish really sorry. While you're certainly angry, while you open the terminal Sani Yahoo only, dear viewers Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, meaning May the peace, mercy and blessings of Almighty God be upon all of you.
Welcome to another episode of no your Lord. In the last session, we discussed in detail about the testimony of faith, and what can make your testimony fruitful and meaningful. And we discussed about the conditions of Shahada of testimony and elaborated on each condition in order to understand comprehend, and practice to make our Shahada this great key meaningful and fruitful. In this episode, we should introduce the meaning of tawheed its importance and its categories. And we'll also throw some light on the first category of the heat that is the heat or rubia. First of all, the meaning of tawheed. tawheed. Means attributing oneness to Allah, attributes, oneness to Allah, and
describing him as being one and unique in his essence, in his existence. In his lordship, in his names and attributes, as well as in his divinity.
the importance of tawheed in great detail in the Quran, and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. tawheed is the first pillar of Islam to feed was the first goal of all the messengers tawheed was the purpose the main purpose, that all the prophets and messengers were sent, as a lot Almighty says in Surah, surah number 21 is number 25, that we did not send any messenger before you, oh, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, except with this command, with this declaration with this message, that there is no god except a lot so that they may worship Him alone. So, the purpose of all the messengers was the main purpose was to convey tawheed to the people of the world, to convey
the oneness of Allah and uniqueness of Allah to all the world.
So, he It is also important because it purifies us, the heat is important, because it is the knowledge which is of highest eloquence because it directly deals with Allah subhanho wa Taala tawheed is the knowledge if it is practiced upon, it will lead you to get the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala tawheed is the primary condition for your salvation.
tawheed does not merely mean oneness of God.
It means much more beyond that, because if we actually study the other religions and their religious scriptures, we do find oneness of God, but tawheed that is oneness of God and uniqueness of Allah subhanaw taala and describing him as being one and unique in his lordship in his names and attributes, as well as as in his divinity is unique only to Islam. Even though, even though we find, even though we find the teachings of the oneness of God, in all the major religious scriptures of the world, for example, if you study the Bible, which is the Holy Book of Christians,
And the Old Testament of the Bible, which is also the holy book, The Holy Scripture, for the Jews, we find in it, there is a mentioning, there is a teaching and a command to worship one God, as when we read the Old Testament, in Book of Deuteronomy, chapter number six, verse number four. When we study this verse of the Bible, it says, the command given to Musa alayhis salam, the Moses peace be upon him, to the people. It says shama israa, al ilah, Hey, no, no, no, it's a Hebrew condition, which means hero, Israel, the Lord, our God is only one Lord. If we read book of Isaiah, chapter number 43, verse number 11. It says, I am God, even I am God, and there is no else beside me. If you
read book of Isaiah, chapter number 45, verse number five, it says, I am God and there is none else. There is no god beside me. We find in the book of Isaiah, chapter number 46, verse number nine, it says, I am God, and there is none else. There is no God, no savior beside me. And when we read, Book of Deuteronomy, chapter number six, verse number four, it clearly commands to the people that they must worship one God, and the severest. The strongest command that we find in the Old Testament with regard to oneness of God, is to be found in Book of Exodus, chapter number 20, verse number three to five. It says, Thou shall have no other gods beside me, thou shall have no other gods beside me,
Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that isn't the heavens above, or the earth beneath, or the water under the earth, Thou shall not serve anybody, nor bow down to anybody except me for either Lord, your God, I'm a jealous God. So the Old Testament, which is, the first portion of the Bible, clearly gives the teaching of oneness of God. And when we read the New Testament, we find the similar teachings which was given to Jesus Christ, peace be upon him,
Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. He mentioned when it in the Bible, in Gospel of Matthew, chapter number 15, verse number 16, when one comes to him and says, Good Master, good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And Jesus Christ peace be upon him says, Why are you calling me God? For there is none good as equivalent to God? There is none good, except God. And if you have entered into this life, keep the commandments, Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, he brought the first and the primary command, as mentioned in Book of, in, in the, in the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, chapter number 12, verse number, 28, and 29. The first command, the most important and the
primary command, that Jesus Christ is upon him gifts to his people, is mentioned in Gospel of Mark, chapter number 12, verse number 28, and 29. It says, shama israa, ELO Edna eloheinu Edna,
again, it's a Hebrew tradition, which means heroes in the Lord. Our God is only one Lord, and you should love the Lord, with all your heart, with all your soul with all your strength, and this is the first commandment of all. So Jesus Christ peace be upon him, he affirms the same goal, the same message of oneness of God, which was given by Moses peace be upon him in his time for his people.
Furthermore, when we read the New Testament,
it says in gospel of john, chapter number 17, verse number three, it says, and this is life, eternal, Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, he says, This is life eternal, that they might know D, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. So Jesus Christ peace be upon him, he confirms that he's a messenger of God. And he brought one message, the main message, that is oneness of Almighty God.
So we find, even in the teachings of Jewish and Christian scripture, that is the Bible, we find the oneness of God.
When we read the Hindu religious scriptures, when we read the Hindu religious scriptures, we do find again, the oneness of Almighty God.
When we read Bhagavad Gita, which is the most
popular among the modern day Hindus in chapter number seven, verse number 20. It says those whose intelligence has been stolen away, those who are involved and engaged into material desires, they surrender into demigods, which means it prohibits for any Hindu to worship any demigod. Moreover, the most authentic of all the scriptures of Hinduism, are the Vedas and the Vedas strongly again convey the message that there is only one Almighty God. When we read your VEDA, chapter number 32, verse number three, it says, not not a separate amasty there is no god
except one. There is no likeness of God Almighty. When we read Yoruba VEDA, chapter number 14, verse number eight and nine, it says, under ultimate provision t Assam booty mu pasty toto boy, Eva T, Tamayo, Assam booty and Raja, this is a Sanskrit shlokas Sanskrit verse of quotation, which says, Those people who worship natural things like the sun, the air, the natural things, they are into darkness, those people who worship natural things like the sun, the Ale, and other things, they are into darkness, and those people who worship the things which are created by our own hands, they are deeper in darkness. So it prohibits completely the idol worship, as well as it prohibits the the
worship of any other God beside one God. Moreover, when we read reweighed, book number eight hymn number one, verse number one, it says, mastered and yet v sensata, Sokka Yama*a, which again is a Sanskrit sloka verse which says, all friends, do not worship anyone do not praise anyone except Him, your Lord is only one. So we find in even in the Hindu religious scriptures,
it conveys the message that there is only one God, but after the break, we will see how taurine is unique to Islam, and tawheed. Apart from proclaiming oneness of God, it also identifies who that God is by giving the characteristics, the names, attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we will take a short break and we'll come back