Yasir Qadhi – Kitab At-Tawheed – Part 10 of 18

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves into the explanations of chapters 31,32 and 33 of the book – Kitaab At Tawheed.

Chapter 31 deals with the important topic of the love for Allah. Here numerous topics make the cut such the explanation of the verse in AI-Baqarah (2:165) and in At-Taubah (9:24), how we must love Prophet Muhammad ﷺ more than ourselves, families, and wealth, how Iman has a sweetness that is sometimes tasted by a person and sometimes not, how no one can get the friendship of Allah and relish of Iman until and unless he possesses four “actions” of the heart -love for the sake of Allah, hate for the sake of Allah, friendship for the sake of Allah and enmity for the sake of Allah, the threat of punishment for the person who loves more the “eight” than his religion which means his ancestors, descendants, brothers, spouses, clan, wealth, trade and habitat and that whoever takes a partner (to Allah) for whom he has as much love as he has for Allah, has committed major Shirk.

Chapter 32 deals with how we should fear Allah Alone. Topics that have been discussed in detail are – explanation of the verse in Al-‘Imran (3:175), At- Taubah(9:.18) and in Al-‘Ankabut (29: 10), how there is a fluctuation in the Faith, the signposts of a decline in the strength of Iman, the reward of a person who fears Allah Alone with utmost sincerity and the punishment of a person who does not have fear of Allah.

Chapter 33 deals with the topic of putting our trust in Allah alone. Here the pointers of prominence are –  Having trust (Tawakkul) in Allah, is a religious duty, trust upon Allah (Tawakkul) is a condition of Faith (Iman), explanation of the verse in Al-Anfal (8:2),in Al-Talaq (65:3), the importance of the words, “Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”