The meaning of Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah and Tawhid-ul-Uluhiyyah?

The meaning of Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah and Tawhid-ul-Uluhiyyah
Adapted from: www.alifta.org

Q: What is the meaning of Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah and Tawhid-ul-Uluhiyyah?

A: The meaning of Tawhid-ul-Rububiyyah (Oneness of Allah’s Lordship) is the ascription of all Acts of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) to none but Him Alone, such as: creation, bringing into being, providing sustenance, giving life, and causing death.

 

The meaning of Tawhid-ul-Uluhiyyah (Oneness of Worship) is the dedication of all acts of the servants to none but Allah Alone, such as: Dua' (supplication), asking help, seeking refuge, fear, hope, reliance and all other forms ofIbadah (worship).

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

 

 

Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

 

Is the religion one is born into the true one?

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Question : Is the religion one is born into the true one? Answer: Every human is born in a state of Fitrah (divinely endowed natural disposition of monotheism/Islam). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Every newborn is born in a state of Fitrah. Its parents then make it a Jew, a Christian, or a Magian. (Agreed upon by Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim from the Hadith of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him) However, Fitrah alone is not enough to know the details of Tawhid (belief in the Oneness of Allah/monotheism) and how to worship Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). It is incumbent to learn and try to become versed in religion; to follow and obey the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) who conveyed all details that the servants need about religion and Ibadah (worship).This is the way a Muslim can know theIbadah for which Allah created humanity. Allah (Glorified be He) says: And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Bakr Abu Zayd    –  Member

Salih Al-Fawzan – Member

`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan – Member

Abdul-Aziz Al Al-Shaykh – Deputy Chairman

Abdul-Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz – Chairman

What does Islam mean?

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 Question: Religions are usually named after their prophets, but Islam does not follow such rule, so what is the meaning of the word “Islam”?

Answer: Islam is submission to Allah through Tawhid (belief in the Oneness of Allah/ monotheism), complying to Him through obedience, and disavowal of Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) and its people.

No religion is known to be named after its prophet with the exception of the religion of the Christians, It was named after Christ, the son of Maryam (Mary), peace be upon them, after the religion had been distorted. This name is totally wrong. But every religion can be attributed to its prophet; we can say: “The religion of Musa (Moses, peace be upon him), the religion of `Eisa (Jesus, peace be upon him) and the religion of Muhammad (peace be upon him),” in the same way we can say: “Islam is the religion of such and such a person” and so on.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.

 Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Meat of the people of the Book

Question: In short, the questioner is asking about the imported meats [1]. Meaning, should he eat from it or not?

Answer: The general principle concerning imported meats, if it is from the lands of the people of the Book, then the principle is that it is halaal. Allaah said:

“The food (slaughtered cattle, etc.) of the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you.” – Al-Maa’idah (5):5

(From) the lands of the Jews and the Christians. But if it is not from the lands of the people of the Book, (such as) a Communist country, then do not eat it. And as for what is said currently about the slaughterhouses outside (in these lands) that they use electric shocks or asphyxiation, then it is befitting for the individual to be cautious. And the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

“Leave what is doubtful for that which is not doubtful.”

And all praise is due to Allaah, we have slaughtered meat in our country, and chicken and other than them. So it is befitting for a man to take care of his religion and not to accept the speech that is spread concerning it unless he knows that it was slaughtered Islaamically. And the Islaamic method is: cutting of the throat and the esophagus with a sharp knife and that the one doing the slaughtering is a Muslim or someone from the people of the Book.


[1] Translator’s Note: The fatwaa is regarding meats that are imported in to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the lands of the people of the Book.