Channel: Ahmed Hamed
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In the last session, we dealt with two important questions, and that is, why do we know our Lord?
And how do we know our Lord? We dealt it with detail in terms of understanding the importance of knowing Almighty God, and also to fulfill the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who told us to know him as a command, we need to know him. And also we dealt with the second question that is, how do we know him with two essential things that is, number one, the creation and number two, the revelation, these are the two things that we need to know Allah Almighty. In this session, we shall discuss about the meaning of testimony of faith, Shahada, and the conditions of Shahada, the conditions of testimony of faith.
We know that the most important thing for a person
is to believe and to testify that there is no God, except a law.
This in Arabic, called as Shahada, and testimony in English. This is the most important
act of a person that he recites La Ilaha, Illa, Allah, that he testifies, he acknowledges, there is no god except Allah Almighty.
there are two concepts that are attached with the testimony of feet. Number one, is the denial. And number two, is the formation,
the thelema, the Shahada, the testimony begins with La Ilaha. There is no God. What do we mean by this? What do we mean when we say that we deny God, we mean that we deny the entire creation, to be God, we deny this creation of the past, the present, and the future, to be God, we deny any profit to be God, we deny any saint or angel to be God, we deny the ideal, the idols to be God, we deny the entire creation, to be God. This is the strongest denial that we uttered, when we say, La Ilaha. This is a denial of faith
in all the rest of the creatures, who is the creation,
the second is the formation, we say, La Ilaha. That is the denial and Illa law. That is the formation in the law is the strongest a formation that we made.
By which we say in the past, there is no god except a law. In the present. There is no god except a law in the future.
There is no god except Allah. So this is the strongest declaration. This is the strongest confirmation that there is no god except a law almighty. This affirmation makes a person a believer, and the denial of all the other gods makes a person a believer. So the Shahada, the testimony
La ilaha illa Allah, that we deny all the demigods, all the gods, except Allah. So we accept only Allah to be worthy of worship. And we bear witness that there is no God, except Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these are the two concepts of the testimony of faith that we deny all the existence of other gods, and we accept only Allah to be a God, who is worthy of worship.
We know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, kulu La ilaha illAllah trofeo whoever says La ilaha illa Allah, He will be successful. We know that the person who reads this Shahada, this statement, this powerful statement is a person who is a believer. Now, to make our Shahada meaningful, to make it to a level of success. What we need to do is to comply the conditions that it has,
and that we need to fulfill. For example,
if Shahada is the key, the ridges of the key, or the conditions of Shahada,
if you have the wrong key, if you have the wrong key. If you have the key with the wrong ridges, you will never be able to open the door. If you have the right ridges of the key, then you will be able to open the door. Similarly, if we have the Shahada, without the conditions, if we have the testimony of faith, this declaration, the statement without
the conditions of Shahada, then it would not make sense because
even the hypocrites, even the hypocrites of the time of Muhammad peace be upon him. They also said La ilaha illallah wa does that make them a true believer? No, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Nisa surah. Number four is number 145. That the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Hellfire, but they decided the Shahada. So what made them fail in their attempt in their approach, they did not believe in actually the conditions of Shahada. So every key has ridges, if you have the right ridges, you will be able to use that key. So the key is Shahada, and the ridges are the conditions of Shahada so that we may understand the real meaning of Shahada. And we may take the
complete benefit the complete fruits from the Shahada. inshallah, in the coming minutes, we shall discuss about the conditions of Shahada with an objective that we may inshallah comprehend them, understand them, and practice them, so that we may be able inshallah with the mercy of Allah be able to open the key
of success. The first and foremost condition of Shahada is Allah in the knowledge without knowledge, there is no Shahada, then the knowledge is the fundamental condition is the primary condition that makes a person believer in a loss of Hannah huhtala. If a person, if a person does not know what he is reciting, then what kind of benefit that this Shahada, this statement will make that person it will not bring any benefit for a person who recite is without any knowledge. So the first and primary condition of Shahada is the knowledge, knowledge makes a person qualifies to get the fruits from Shahada and this is so rational, so logical Alhamdulillah because Islam is a religion, for
those who think Islam is a religion, for the people, to ponder upon people who wants to live a meaningful life. Allah subhanho wa Taala he invites them to believe in him and that is the reason knowledge makes a person understand what he is testifying for, on whom he is trying to believe. If a person lived a life of 60 years in the disbelief in believing wrong, Gods now he wants to come back. He got the knowledge
He got the knowledge and he wants to come back and testify that there is no God, except a law, he must know what he's reciting. So knowledge is the first condition of Shahada. The second condition of Shahada is certainty
is yaqeen. Keen, and you're keen certainty is the opposite of doubt. When you acknowledge it with the knowledge, you must be certain enough to testify to bear witness that La ilaha illa Allah, there is no God, except a law, you are certain about it, you have got no doubt in your hearts, you you have got no doubt whatsoever in testifying this testimony of faith, La ilaha illa Allah, there is no god except Allah. This is very important, because if you have knowledge, and you're not certain about it, which means that you might be misguided any time there is a clear opportunity and possibility that you will be disconnected with Allah subhanaw taala, that you will be gone away from
Allah subhanaw taala, that you will defy this testimony which you have based it upon knowledge. So you need to make sure that the testimony that you are bearing witness with that is La Ilaha Illa WA, you must be certain on what you have got the knowledge. So, certainty is the second condition of Shahada. And this is the certainty which Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about in the glorious Koran, through the knowledge, we move on to the certainty. The third condition that we need to fulfill in terms of Shahada, the testimony of faith is the acceptance, the acceptance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
In terms of everything, if we have accepted Allah subhanho wa Taala to be our God, then we will do anything what He commands us. We will discuss this in detail. When we come back from the short break, take care, and we'll be right back.