BRIEF DISCUSSION ON USOOL-E-DEEN - PART 1

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BRIEF DISCUSSION ON USOOL-E-DEEN - PART 1

Post by ILMAdmin on Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:40 pm

CLASS 5 - LESSON 5
BRIEF DISCUSSION ON USOOL-E-DEEN - PART 1
Tawheed (Oneness of God)
Tawheed means that Allah is One. He does not have any
partner. He has no parents or children. He does not need
anything and everything needs Him. There is nothing equal to Him.
One day, the Prophet (S) and some of his companions were going out. On the way
they saw an old woman working at a spinning-wheel and heard her praising Allah
for His bounties.
The Prophet (S) went up to her and enquired about her health.
Then he said to her: "Your faith in Allah is good to see. Would you tell me what
made you believe in Allah?"
On hearing this, the woman stopped working on the spinningwheel,
thought for a while and then replied: "O Prophet of
Allah! You see this spinning-wheel. As long as I don't
move it, it can't spin. When this happens with such an
ordinary thing, how can it be possible that such a big
universe should work so well without a driving force?
There must be someone to run it. One who must be
controlling every detail. That can only be Allah, who is
the Creator and the Master of Everything! "
The Prophet (S) was very pleased with the old woman's reply. He told his
companions: "Just see how this old lady has come to know about Allah in
such a fine and simple way. Your faith in Allah should also be firm like hers."
Adaalat (Justice of God)
Adaalat means that Allah is Just. He is not a tyrant. He will
reward everybody according to his or her deeds. Those who
obey His commands will be awarded a place in Paradise and
those who disobey Him will be sent to Hell.
Sometimes we think that Justice means fairness and injustice means unfairness.
This is not completely correct.
When the word Justice is used for Allah, it means that He keeps a balance between
the needs of all His creatures.
Fiqh Page 5.11 www.madressa.net
The following story will make you understand better how Allah is Adil (Just):
In a town lived a doctor, a baker and a robber.
In the morning, they all prayed to Allah to
increase His blessings to them.
That day, the robber was planning to rob the
baker. Instead he fell ill and had to go to the
doctor. The baker did not make much money
at all that day, because it rained and all his
customers stayed at home.
Now let us study this story.
The robber fell ill - so it seems that he was treated unfairly by Allah.
The doctor got an extra patient (the robber!) so it seems he was treated fairly by
Allah.
The baker lost business due to the rain so it seems he was treated unfairly by Allah.
So was Allah Just to all of them?
We see that fairness and unfairness does not describe Adaalat fully. To understand
it we must realise that Allah keeps a balance between the needs of all His
creatures.
Now let us study the story again:
The doctor did get blessings from Allah because he got an extra patient.
The robber did get blessings from Allah because his illness saved him from the sin
of stealing.
The baker did get blessings from Allah because even though he did not do much
business, he was not robbed.
So we see that Adaalat means that Allah keeps a balance between the needs
of all His creatures.
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