The core message of the Qur’an – to worship Allaah alone without associating any partners in His worship

You Alone We Worship

The Qur’an has 6,236 verses in total (not counting the basmalas at start) with the core message being to worship Allaah alone (Tawhid) without associating any partners in that worship (Shirk). The first pillar of Islaam (Shahadah) and the first pillar of Eemaan (belief in Allaah) are testament to this. The message of the Prophets and Messengers throughout history including that of Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them all) was: “O my people! worship Allah! (alone) You have no other Ilah (God) but Him.”

Here’s a list of some of the many verses in the Qur’an that command the exclusive right and worship of Allaah alone and prohibit the association of any partners along with or besides Allaah:

1. You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).
[Surah Al-Faatiha (1):5]

2. O mankind! worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).
Surah Al-Baqara (2):21]

3. And (remember) when We took a covenant from the Children of Israel, (saying): worship none but Allah (Alone) and be dutiful and good to parents, and to kindred, and to orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor), and speak good to people
[Surah Al-Baqara (2):83]

4. Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya’qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We shall worship your Ilah (God – Allah), the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him we submit (in Islam).”
[Surah Al-Baqara (2):133]

5. Truly! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him (Alone). This is the Straight Path.
[Surah Aal-i-Imraan (3):51]

6. Say (O Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)): “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah (Alone), and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah . Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.”
[Surah Aal-i-Imraan (3):64]

7. Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): “Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted are You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.
[Surah Aal-i-Imraan (3):191]

8. Indeed, We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people and he said: ”
O my people! worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him. (La ilaha illallah: none has the right to be worshipped but Allah). Certainly, I fear for you the torment of a Great Day!”

[Surah al-A’raaf (7):59]

9. Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.
[Surah an-Nisaa (4):48]

10. And on the Day when We shall gather them all together, then We shall say to those who joined partners (in worship with Us): “Where are your partners (false deities) whom you used to assert (as partners in worship with Allah)?”
[Surah al-An’aam (6):22]

11. Those who took partners (in worship) with Allah will say: “If Allah had willed, we would not have taken partners (in worship) with Him, nor would our fathers, and we would not have forbidden anything (against His Will).” Likewise belied those who were before them, (they argued falsely with Allah’s Messengers), till they tasted Our Wrath. Say: “Have you any knowledge (proof) that you can produce before us? Verily, you follow nothing but guess and you do nothing but lie.”
[Surah al-An’aam (6):148]

12. And to ‘Ad (people, We sent) their brother Hud. He said: “O my people! worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him. (La ilaha illallah: none has the right to be worshipped but Allah). Will you not fear (Allah)?”
[Surah al-A’raaf (7):65]

13. And to Thamud (people, We sent) their brother Salih. He said: “O my people! worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him.
[Surah al-A’raaf (7):73]

14. And to (the people of) Madyan (Midian), (We sent) their brother Shu’aib. He said: “O my people! worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him.
[Surah al-A’raaf (7):85]

15. Do they attribute as partners to Allah those who created nothing but they themselves are created?
[Surah al-A’raaf (7):191]

16. They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] to worship none but One Ilah (God – Allah) La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) . Praise and glory be to Him (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).”
[Surah at-Tawba (9):31]

17. And they worship besides Allah things that harm them not, nor profit them, and they say: “These are our intercessors with Allah.” Say: “Do you inform Allah of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?” Glorified and Exalted is He above all that which they associate as partners (with Him)!
[Surah Yunus (10):18]

18. And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty (i.e. death).
[Surah al-Hijr (15):99]

19. And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.
[Surah al-Israa (17):23]

20. [‘Îsa (Jesus) said]: “And verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him (Alone). That is the Straight Path.
[Surah Maryam (19):36]

21. “Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) for My Remembrance.
[Surah Taa-Haa (20):14]

22. O you who have believed! Bow down, and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good that you may be successful.
[Surah Al-Hajj (22):77]

23. And We sent to them a Messenger from among themselves (saying): “worship Allah! You have no other Ilah (God) but Him. Will you not then be afraid (of Him i.e. of His punishment because of worshipping others besides Him)?”
[Surah Al-Mu’minoon (23):32]

24. And those who spend the night in worship of their Lord, prostrate and standing.
[Surah al-Furqaan (25:64)]

25. And (remember) Ibrahim (Abraham) when he said to his people: “worship Allah (Alone), and fear Him: that is better for you if you did but know.
[Surah Al-Ankaboot (29):16]

26. O My slaves who believe! Certainly, spacious is My earth. Therefore worship Me.” (Alone).
[Surah Al-Ankaboot (29):56]

27. Verily We have sent down the Book to you (O Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)) in truth: So worship Allah (Alone) by doing religious deeds sincerely for Allah’s sake only.
[Surah Az-Zumar (39):2]

28. Say (O Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)): “Verily I am commanded to worship Allah (Alone) by obeying Him and doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake only.
[Surah Az-Zumar(39):11]

29. Nay! But worship Allah (Alone and none else), and be among the grateful.
[Surah Az-Zumar (39):66]

30. And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).
[Surah Adh-Dhariyaat (51):56]

{Note: All verses quoted above have been taken from the Noble Qur’aan, translated by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al Hilali and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan.}

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