Channel: Mufti Menk
The first one is the bearing of witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and that Muhammad peace be upon him is his messenger. So, the when we bear witness, there are several things we need to know. One is the utterance by tongue. So it's easy to say, I bear witness by tongue, that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and that Muhammad peace be upon him is the messenger. Has that penetrated the heart? It becomes part of your Eman. So it's not enough for us to say, I've said it. But if someone does say it, according to the rest, he would be considered a Muslim, because he has said, I bear witness there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. And I bear witness that
Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah. Now, once we've said it by tongue, we would be required to believe in it what entails belief in this beautiful statement.
If we look at the statement, a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow a nun, Mohammed and Rasulullah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we would come to realize that we are actually declaring that no act of worship is ever done, or no one deserves an act of worship. Besides a lot, it's not done for anyone or anything besides Allah and none deserves it besides Allah. So if anyone were to engage in an act of worship for someone or some thing besides Allah, it means they haven't understood what that first pillar of Islam actually is. And the first portion of
it actually means. So it would mean that I will not worship anyone besides Allah subhanho wa Taala because I believe that none is worthy of being worshiped. besides Allah subhanho wa Taala and I also believe that Mohammed peace be upon him is the Messenger of Allah, which means what he has come with is a message that message is from Allah. So whatever he has said, I will take it and this is why it's important to understand both of these makeup the first pillar of Islam