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Explanation of the Book of Tawheed

From the Commentary of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, with essential Chapters Translated By Abu ‘Iyaad Amjad Rafiq.

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Silsilatu Sharh ar-Rasa’il

The Reality of Tawhid and Refutation of Doubts Regarding It

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Short Reminders on Tawheed – Ramadhan 1443H

Listen to the daily lessons:

  • Day 1 [covers: a) Tawheed is greatest and most excellent type of knowledge, b) ‘asl as relates to creation and da’wah and c) Linguistic and Sharee’ah meaning of Tawheed]
  • Day 2 [covers: a) Categorization of Tawheed into either 2 or 3 divisions, and what those are b) Statements from some of the scholars that this categorization is not a bid’ah, it is clear and apparent in the Qur’an itself and c) Mistakes such as adding another separate category like Al-Haakimiyyah or al-Ittibaa’, and the reasons why]
  • Day 3 [covers: a) Proofs or evidences from the Qur’aan to establish that this understanding of three categories is clearly found in the Qur’aan and b) Relationship between the three categories of Tawheed, the nature of this]
  • Day 4 [covers: Speech from Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullah ta’aala) from his book Al-Irshaad regarding a) connection and relationship between the categories of Tawheed such as between Ruboobiyyah and Uloohiyyah, and vice versa, 3 types of relationship mentioned and b) meaning of Rabb and ‘Ilah, whether when mentioned together or separately]
  • Day 5 [covers: a) 6 or 7 differences between Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah and al-Uloohiyyah and b) Statements from two great Imaams from the 4th century – Imaam Ibn Battah Al-‘Ukbari (d.387H) and Imaam at-Tahawi (d.321H) – wherein the three categories of Tawheed are touched on or alluded to, proving that these categories weren’t something invented by the likes of Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah or Imaam Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab (rahimahumullah)]
  • Day 6 [covers: a) 10 angles or affairs that make the concern with Tawheed to be an obligation. When we reflect upon all of them, they collectively show the need to be concerned with Tawheed, and giving it tremendous concern, study and interest, acquiring knowledge of its details]
  • Day 7 [covers: a) Clarification and elaboration regarding the very first (and very last) obligation upon a servant, with textual proofs as well as statements from the Salaf and ‘ulema]
  • Day 8 [covers: a) Just as the first obligation in the life of this world is to express Shahadatayn – establishing Tawheed by singling out Allah alone for all worship – likewise is the case in the grave and on Yawm al-Qiyaamah, the first question asked will be about this b) The long hadith reported by Al-Bara’ bin Azib (رضي الله عنه‏) mentioned as a proof and evidence regarding the grave and c) Regarding Day of Judgment, a couple of verses mentioned from the Qur’an (28:65-66 and 15:92-93) with their explanations and meanings from the well-known Salaf and exegites like Mujahid, Abul-‘Aaliyah, Imaams at-Tabari, Ibn Kathir, Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn al-Qayyim]
  • Day 9 [covers: a) a discussion of how when we come across certain words mentioned in the Qur’an, when we go back to the Sahabah, Tabi’een and books of Tafseer (from the likes of Imaams at-Tabari, al-Baghawi, al-Qurtubi and Ibn Kathir), these words are all a reference to Tawheed b) Example 1: Al-Ahad (covenant) in (19:87) c) Example 2: Al-Mathalul-‘a’laa (loftiest example/similitude) in (16:60) and d) Example 3: Al-Hasanah (good deed) in (6:160). This is also established in a hadeeth reported by Abu Dharr (رضي الله عنه‏)]
  • Day 10 [covers: a) highlighting the importance of Tawheed from another angle, which is to explain that Tawheed is the foundation of 1) ad-Deen, 2) Islam, 3) Eemaan and 4) Ihsan]
  • Day 11 [covers: a) the meaning of Hanīf, Hanīfiyyah, based upon the explanations of several verses from the Qur’an such as (10:105), (16:120) and (14:24) b) a mention of the four lofty descriptions and attributes of Prophet Ibrahim (alaihis-salaam) from (16:120) c) meaning of kalimah tayyibah in (14:24) from the explanation of Kitab at-Tawheed ]
  • Day 12 [covers: a) Discussion regarding the connection between having faith in al-Qadr and at-Tawheed, the nature of the relationship between the two b) mention of texts from the Qur’an and the Sunnah related to al-Qadr c) the four levels of al-Qadr d) Speech from Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim, Shaykh Uthaymeen and Shaykh Fawzaan clarifying that Qadr enters into Tawheed (Allah’s Ruboobiyyah), it is inseparable from Tawheed. There’s a binding link between them ]
  • Day 13 [covers: a) The topic of Al-Walaa’ wal-Baraa’ (loyalty and disavowal), how Tawheed is the ‘asl (foundation) of Al-Walaa’ wal-Baraa’ b) Mention of text in Qur’an regarding Prophet Ibrahim (alaihi-salaam) and his statement regarding disavowal of Shirk and the hadith “The strongest handhold of eemaan…” c) Speech from Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahumullah) elaborating on the issue of love and loyalty for Allah, hatred and disloyalty regarding what is worshipped besides Allah ]
  • Day 14 [covers: a) What is the greatest reason that makes the people of truth to be the people of truth, the people of balance and moderation to be the people of balance and moderation, and the people being from the Firqatun Najiyah (Saved Group) to be from the Firqatun Najiyah? b) Speech from Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) regarding traits of the Ghurabaa c) Speech from Shaikh bin Baaz (rahimahullah) regarding Firqatun Najiyah d) Speech from Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah) and Shaikh As-Sa’di (rahimahullah) regarding the people of balance and moderation ]
  • Day 15 – due to unforeseen circumstances the complete audio is not available, only a few minutes are.
  • Day 16 [covers: a) All the different names/titles of the Kalimah, 19 in total mentioned with supporting texts from the Qur’an, hadiths and statements of Salaf and ‘ulema provided]
  • Day 17 [covers: a) A discussion of the greatest verse in the Qur’an, Ayat-ul-Kursi, because of what it comprises of the meaning of Tawheed b) Speech in explanation of the ayah from Shaykhs As-Sa’di (rahimahullah), bin Baaz (rahimahullah) and Fawzaan (hafidhahullah) c) The effects and benefits of reciting this ayah ]
  • Day 18 [covers: a) A discussion of Surah al-Ikhlaas, a short concise chapter (112) in the Qur’an b) Speech in explanation of the chapter from Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahumullah), as well as Shaykh as-Sa’di (rahimahullah) regarding the virtues and excellence of this chapter, how it exemplifies the greatness of Tawheed ]
  • Day 19 [covers: a) Description and explanation of the word al-Ma’roof and how it is ‘asl of all that is good and the word al-Munkar and how it is the ‘asl of all that is evil. Verses from Qur’an referring to these two words provided b) Speech from Imaams at-Tabari, Ibn Taymiyyah and as-San’anee (rahimahumullah) providing further elaboration ]
  • Day 20 [covers: a) Meaning of an-Naseehah with a verse in the Qur’an and the hadeeth reported by Tameem ad-Daaree (rahimahullah) mentioned b) Speech from Shaykhs as-Sa’di and Uthaymeen (rahimahumullah) as well as Shaykhs Fawzaan and Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad (hafidhahumullah) giving elaboration on the word and how it is the ‘asl of Tawheed, thus the great importance and need to begin with it in one’s da’wah and regular inclusion in Islamic lessons, etc ]
  • Day 21 [covers: a) How Tawheed is a necessary condition to receive Shafaa’ah (intercession) of the Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wassallam) on the Day of Judgement. Intercession is dependent upon actualisation of Tawheed, thus showing the importance and greatness of Tawheed ]
  • Day 22 [covers: a) Adhaan (call to prayer) and how it comprises the call to Tawheed b) The reward for repeating adhaan after the muadhin c) Speech from the likes of Shaykh ash-Shinqiti and al-Hafidh Ibn Hajar (rahimahumullah) containing further elaboration and points of benefits ]
  • Day 23 [covers: a) How the salah (prayer) comprises Tawheed, an expression of it via the motions performed, statements uttered and (adhkaar) remembrances said after it b) Speech from Shaykh As-Sa’di and Alamah Siddeeq Hasan Khan (rahimahumullah) containing elaboration & beneficial points ]
  • Day 24 [covers: a) How Fasting Comprises Tawheed b) 10 points regarding fasting and how it’s associated with Tawheed, highlighting these affairs so people have a much greater appreciation of Tawheed and the need to study it ]
  • Day 25 [covers: a) How Tawbah (Repentance) and Istighfaar (Seeking forgiveness) are dependent upon Tawheed and require Tawheed for them to accepted. Some verses from the Qur’an and ahadith mentioned b) Nice quotations from Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim and Shaikh ‘Uthaymeen (rahimahumullah) containing elaboration and points of benefit ]
  • Day 26 [covers: a) How there is Tawheed in Salat-ul-Istikhaarah (prayer when embarking on affair and you want to seek guidance from Allah to make sure you are doing the right thing) b) Mention of the dua of Istikhaarah as stated in the hadith reported by Jabir bin Abdullah (radiAllahu ‘anhu) c) Explanation of link to Tawheed from statements of scholars ]
  • Day 27 [covers: a) How the Prophets and Messengers used to fear for themselves and for their people Shirk. The Salaf too had this fear of falling into Shirk b) ayaat and ahadeeth mentioned along with speech from Salaf and ‘ulemaa for further clarification c) How can we feel safe from falling into Shirk when the likes of Prophet Ibrahim (alaihis-salaam) feared it. Who are we compared to this great and noble Prophet?]
  • Day 28 – due to unforeseen circumstances the lesson did not go ahead.
  • Day 29 [covers: a) Discussion as to how Tawheed is the greatest cause behind safety/security (‘amn), guidance (hidaayah) and sustenance (rizq) b) Explanation of word Zulm in ayah (6:82) – and hadeeth in Sahih Bukhari which references this verse – from the Salaf and ‘ulemaa ]
  • Day 30 (Final) [covers: 1) Summary of missing Day 15 recording, what that lesson would have covered such as knowledge of Tawheed being noblest of the sciences 2) Summary of missing Day 28 recording, how Tawheed is Al-Fiqh-ul-Akbar (The Greater Understanding) and 3) Day 30 lesson – how there’s some creatures besides men & Jinn who understand Tawheed more so than people themselves e.g. Hudhud (hoopoe), mentioned in Surah an-Naml (27). Points of benefit provided ]

Response to a Question on the Attributes


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The following 2 page PDF contains the visual diagram above along with brief descriptions of the sects mentioned:


7 Responses to Tawheed

  1. Nadeem Nazeer says:

    wa Barak’allahu-feekum!

  2. Sundus Abdul says:


  3. afsalkhan says:

    alhamdulillah..its more benefitial…barakallahu feekum…

  4. Mzee Chipoka says:

    jazakallah khair all of you

  5. Sumaya Mohamed says:

    Jazakullahu khair,may Allah reward you all and protect our Shaykh Abu Iyaad aamen.

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