"Shahadah and the conditions that come with it

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Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH's auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu
''I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.''
"O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family.
Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". Iam Satisfied with Allâh as My Rabb and Cherisher,Iam Satisfied With Islam as My Din(religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenge r)sallallahu alaihi was salam) I seek Protection with ALLAH! With the Glorious and Noble Face of ALLAH! With the Complete and Perfect words of ALLAH! With the Exalted Attributes of ALLAH! From the Punishment of Hell; From chastisement in the Grave; From the Trial of Life and Death; From the Mischief of the dajjal. There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah. ALLAH is Good and Only accept that which is Good. ALLAH is the Truth and only accept that which True. ALLAH is Pure and only accept that which is Pure. Ya ALLAH! ALL the praises are for You,You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are are the Substaner of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for you;You have the Possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for You; You are Light(Nur) of the Heavens and Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and th! e Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the Truth, And Your word is the Truth and the Meeting with You is true, And Parardise is True And Hell is true and All the Prophets(peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is true,And the Day of Resurrection is True. Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!. Ya ALLAH! You have created Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) to be the most truthful of men and what He(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) has said is the absolute truth! Ya ALLAH! You have promise that You would send one who would revive,restore,rejuvevate Your Din(religion).Ya ALLAH it is geting late and time is not with us,Ya ALLAH You have Promise! Ya ALLAH You have Promise! and Your Promise is the Truth! O Most Merciful of those who show mercy!,O Most Merciful of those who show mercy!,O Most Merciful of those who show mercy!” Saying the shahadah is important
But knowing the conditions of the shahadah are also most important. Knowledge
1) To know the meaning of La ilaha illallah muhammadur rasoolallah.
2) Its perfection is to act in accordance with it.
3) Requires that the heart witnesses and knows the meaning of what is required.
4) The knowledge that Allah has ordered an individual requirement (obligation) on every human being and NO ONE is exempt from it.
5) Makes one obligated to submit and worship his/her perfect Rabb.
6) Testifies that ONLY Allah alone should be worshipped, and that false gods are of no use.
7) That all of Allahs scriptures agree on 'la ilaha illallah' and they dont differ.
That the chosen ones of mankind are those perfect in conduct and knowledge (messengers)
9) The proofs (signs) that Allah has given us within the human race and universe are all in agreement with each oher.
10) when his servants contemplate their beauty and magnificance for Allah then He will attain certainty and knowledge.
Knowledge of its meaning in terms of negation and affirmation. Also knowledge about whom we are worshipping. The evidence for this is the saying of Allah (?? ? ??) in the Holy Qur'an;

“So know, that ‘La ilaha illallah’ (there is no ilah worthy of worship except Allah)”. [Muhammad 47:19]

In a confirmed Hadith, narrated by Uthman (??? ???? ???) the Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “He who dies knowing that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah shall enter Al-Jannah (Paradise)”. [Sahih Muslim]

Allah (?? ? ??) says: “And We did not send a Messenger before you (O Muhammad) but We revealed to him (saying): La ilaha illallah Ana (there is no ilah worthy of worship except I (Allah), so worship Me”. [Al-Anbiya 21:25]

Prophets like Nuh, Hud and Salih (as) each said: “...O my people! Worship Allah! You have no other ilah but Him”. [Al-A’raf 7:59, Hud 11:50, Hud 11:61]

And The Exalted also tells us that the da’wah of all the Prophets and Messengers was one and the same: “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (nation) a Messenger (Proclaiming): Worship Allah (Alone), and keep away from Taghoot (false deities).” [Al-Nahl 16:36] And He also tells us about the friend (Al-Khalil) - peace and blessings be upon him: “And (remember) when Ibrahim said to his father and his people: “Verily, I am innocent of what you worship, Except Him (Allah) Who did create me; and verily, He will guide me.” And he made it (La ilaha illallah) a Word lasting among his offspring, that they may turn back (i.e. in repentance to Allah).” [Az-Zukhruf 43:26-28]

Allah the Exalted, ordained His Prophet Muhammad (??? ???? ???? ? ???) to convey to his Ummah:“...And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him....” [Al-Isra 17:23]

And:

“Worship Allah and join none with Him in worship...” [An-Nisa 4:36]

These above ayat and others in the Quran, similar in meaning, give a clear indication that all the Prophets and Messengers were sent to their nations and entire mankind to prove ‘La iIlaha illallah’ - there is no deity (worthy of worship) except Allah.


Certainty
1) Its the opposite of doubt, uncertainty and suspicion.
2) 'Only those are the believers who believe in Allah, and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah. Those! They are the truthful' (49:15) Once a person has become firm in the knowledge of “La ilaha illallah”, then all doubts and suspicions should be replaced with certainty. The declaration has to be made without any suspicion regarding its meaning. The evidence of certainty is Allah (?? ? ??)’s saying: “Only those are the believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and never since doubted but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah. Those! They are the truthful.” [Al-Hujurat 49:15]
Allah (?? ? ??) made certainty, without doubt (or suspicions), a condition of true belief (in Allah and His Messenger), since the doubter is from the ranks of the hypocrites (Al-Munafiqoon).
It is narrated from Abu Hurairah (??? ???? ???) that the Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “The worshipper meeting Allah having testified that there is no ilah worthy of worship except Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah, not doubting them, shall enter Al-Jannah.” [Sahih Muslim]
His saying: “Only those are the believers who have believed in Allah and His Messenger...” “Only...”-confirms that those mentioned are included and all others are excluded. This means that the people of true belief (Iman), both apparent and hidden, are only those who believe in Allah and His Messenger. They believe without doubt or suspicion, by their word of mouth and deeds, and they strive in the cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives.
He, the Exalted, therefore says: “... Those! They are the truthful.” Regarding the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???)’s saying: “I bear witness that there is no ilah worthy of worship except Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah”. To witness is to inform and testify. Man is obliged to testify that only Allah is worthy of worship and that He is One and that the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) is the Messenger (of Allah). His saying: “The worshipper meeting Allah having testified...” This is the evidence from the hadith as is the other narration stating: “The worshipper meeting Allah having testified... is not excluded from Al-Jannah (Paradise).
To clarify his (??? ???? ???? ? ???) saying: “... he is not excluded from Al-Jannah (Paradise) “, we must explain two things:
Exclusion from Al-Jannah (paradise) is of two kinds:
•Permanent exclusion - in the case of disbelievers. This does not apply to those who meet Allah (?? ? ??) on Tawhid (La ilaha illallah).
•Temporary exclusion - this may happen to some believers for major sins they committed as proven in the authentic traditions.

Sincerity
1) Saying the shahadah for nobody else but Allah (Not saying it to please others around you).
2) Sincerity is the opposite of shirk. The intention behind accepting Islam and performing all acts of worship must be purely devoted to Allah (?? ? ??). The evidence of sincerity which negates shirk, is Allah (?? ? ??)’s saying:
“Surely, the religion is for Allah only...” [Az-Zumar 39:3]
And:
“And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat: and that is the right religion.” [Al-Baiyinah 98:5]
It is narrated from Abu Hurairah (??? ???? ???) that the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “The happiest person who will have my intercession will be the one who said sincerely (from the bottom of his heart): None is worthy of worship except Allah.” [Al-Bukhari]
Also narrated by Otban bin Malik (??? ???? ???) that Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “Allah has forbidden hell for those who say: (there in no ilah worthy of worship except Allah) for the sake of Allah only.” [Al-Bukhari]
Referring to the hadith quoted earlier “The happiest person...” this hadith is reported by Imam Al-Bukhari in his Sahih and others. It is also narrated by Abu Hurairah (??? ???? ???) who said: “It was said: “O Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???); who is the happiest of mankind with your intercession on the Day of Judgement? The Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: I thought, O Abu Hurairah that no one would ask me about this hadith before you because of what I have witnessed of your eagerness for hadith. The happiest of mankind with my intercession on the Day of Judgement is the one who said sincerely (from the bottom of his heart) none is worthy of worship except Allah.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]

Truthfullness
1) Honesty, No lies, Complete belief.
2) When one says the shahadah they are saying it honestly and actually believing in what they are saying.
3) He is not lying when it comes to the testimony of faith or simply trying to decieve someone.
The truth that permits neither falsehood nor hypocrisy. The evidence of the truth is Allah (?? ? ??)’s saying: “Alif Lam Mim. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We Believe”, and will not be tested. And we indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test).” [Al-Ankabut 29:1-3]
Also:
“And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: “We believe in Allah and the Last Day” while in fact they believe not. They (think to) deceive Allah and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive it not! In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allah has increased their disease, A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies.” [Al-Baqarah 2:8-10]
It was narrated by Mu’adh ibn Jabal (??? ???? ???) that Prophet Muhammad (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said:“There is none who testifies truthfully from his heart that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad (??? ???? ???? ? ???) is His abd (His worshipper) and Messenger, except that Allah will save him from Hell-Fire.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
Regarding His saying: “And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: “We believe in Allah and the Last Day.” Allah (?? ? ??) informs us about what the hypocrites used to do i.e. to show their Iman (faith) by (merely) pronouncing it (with their tongues) whilst their hearts concealed Al-Kufr (Disbelief). They thought that they could deceive Allah (?? ? ??), and deceive the believers into being misled by them and inclined towards them. The opposite was the result for this deceit. They were in fact deceiving themselves but did not know because of their utter ignorance and their evil conscience. What drove them to this deceit and lying was suspicion. As for their penalty in the Hereafter, it is in His, the Exalted’s, saying: “...A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies.”
Referring to the hadith quoted earlier narrated by Mu’adh ibn Jabal (??? ???? ???) that the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said:
“There is none who testifies...” It was reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim that Anas (??? ???? ???) narrated from Mu'adh (??? ???? ???), the text of which states in Al-Bukhari that the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???), when Mu'adh (??? ???? ???) was alongside him as a companion rider, said: “O Mu'adh ibn Jabal, “Mu'adh replied: “Labbaik, O Messenger of Allah and Sa’daik.” The Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: O Mu'adh! he replied: ‘Labbaik, O Messenger of Allah and Sa’daik’, three times. The Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “There is none who testifies truthfully from his heart, that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, except that Allah will save him from the Hell-Fire”. (Mu'adh) asked: “O Messenger of Allah, should I not inform the people about it so that they may have glad tidings?” The Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) replied: “When the people hear about it they will solely depend upon it.” Mu'adh (??? ???? ???) narrated this Hadith just before his death- fearing that he may be committing a sin by withholding knowledge from the people.
This confirms that the Hadith agrees with the Ayat (verses) which I quoted earlier that the testimony will not be accepted unless oral testification (by word of mouth) is joined and accompanied by firm belief of the heart. Allah has falsified the hypocrites and did not accept their testimony although they announced to the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) that he is the Messenger of Allah. That is because they merely said it by word of mouth and were not truthful. Regarding this Allah(?? ? ??) said: When the hypocrites come to you (O Muhammad), they say “We bear witness that you are indeed the Messenger of Allah. “Allah knows that you are indeed His Messenger and Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are liars indeed.” [Al-Munafiqun 63:1]

Love
1) Loving the words of the shahadah
2) Not putting anyone before Allah
3) Love Allah and His Messenger more than anyone else (sweetness of faith)
4) Everything that Allah asks us to do should be done for the love of Allah.
Love for this statement “La ilaha illallah” means:
1.To love Allah (?? ? ??) and His Messenger Muhammad (??? ???? ???? ? ???), more than anything else.
2.To love what Allah (?? ? ??) and His Messenger Muhammad (??? ???? ???? ? ???) love.
3.To hate or dislike what Allah (?? ? ??) and His Messenger Muhammad (??? ???? ???? ? ???) hate or dislike in all matters that are related to the religion.
The evidence for love is the saying of Allah (?? ? ??): “And of mankind are some who take others (for worship) besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe love Allah more.” [Al-Baqarah 2:165]
And:“O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him;
humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allah, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers...” [Al-Maidah 5:54] It is narrated from Anas (??? ???? ???) that: “The Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will attain the sweetness of faith:
?Allah and His Messenger are dearer to him than anything else.
?To love a person for nothing except the sake of Allah.
?To hate to revert to disbelief (kufr), having been saved from it by Allah, as he hates being thrown into Hell-Fire”. [Reported by Muslim]
As for the meaning of His(???? ?? ? ??)’s, saying: “But those who believe love Allah more (than anything else)...” There is evidence in this ayah as to the forbiddance of one type of major shirk (association). That is the shirk of apportioning love equally between Allah(?? ? ??) and those they consider as Hisequals, as practised by the disbelievers.
The meaning of the sweetness of faith (Iman), is to take delight in the acts of obedience to Allah, to bear the hardships in seeking the pleasure of Allah (the Majestic, the Exalted) and His Messenger (??? ???? ???? ? ???) and to prefer that to the materialistic goods of this world. It is also out of the love the worshipper has for His Lord (Praise and Glory be to Him) and love for the Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) that leads him to be obedient to Him and stops him from being disobedient to Him.
When the love of Allah (?? ? ??) enters the heart, one hates the opposite. By the light of this love, the beauty of Islam and the evils of ignorance and infidelity are uncovered. And this is the one who will be with those he loved as reported in the Sahih hadith that Anas (??? ???? ???) narrated that a man asked the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???):“When will the Hour be? “He (??? ???? ???? ? ???) asked: “What have you prepared for it?” The man replied: “I have not prepared a lot for it by way of prayers, fasting or charity but I love Allah and His Messenger (??? ???? ???? ? ???). The Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “You will be with those you love”.

Submission
1) Physically inact your deeds so that they are in accordance with the shahadah.
2) 'Good deeds and faith come hand in hand'
3) [/b]Three aspects of submission
Tongue (Shahahdah)
Heart (Fear, Love,Hope-for Allah)
Actions (Act accordingly to the Quran and Sunnah)
Submission is fulfilled by obedience to Allah (?? ? ??) and His Messenger (??? ???? ???? ? ???) to its rightful requirements, which are the duties that must be performed with sincerity to Allah (?? ? ??) Alone, seeking His pleasure. The evidence for submission from the Quran is in what Allah (?? ? ??), the Exalted, says: “And turn to your Lord (in repentance) and submit to His (Will) before the torment comes upon you then you will not be helped.” [Az-Zumar 39:54]
And: “And who can be better in religion than one who submits his face (himself) to Allah and he is a Muhsin (good doer). And follows the Millah(religion/Society) of Ibrahim hanifa. And Allah did take Ibrahim as a khalil (an intimate friend).” [An-Nisa 4:125] And:“And whoever submits his face (himself) to Allah and is a Muhsin (performs good deeds), then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold (i.e. La ilaha illallah)...” [Luqman 31:22]
Also: “But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (Muhammad) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission...” [An-Nisa 4:65] The Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said:“None of you shall believe until his desires follow what I have come with”. [Reported by Al-Baghavi]

Acceptance
1) Accept with the tongue and heart whatever the shahadah implies.
2) Two types of acceptance[/b]
Shahdah- (Accepting that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah and that Muhammad (saw) is the final messenger of Allah)
Implications- (Quran & Sunnah)
Acceptance that contradicts rejection and the evidence for acceptance from the Quran is Allah (?? ? ??)’s saying: “And similarly, We sent not a warner before you (O Muhammad) to any town (people) but that the luxurious ones amongst them said: “We found our fathers following a certain way and religion and we will indeed follow their footsteps.” (The warner) said: “Even if I bring you better guidance than that which you found your fathers following?” They said: “Verily we disbelieve in that with which you have been sent.” So we took revenge on them, then see what was the end of those who denied (Islam)”. [Al-Zukhruf 43:23-25]
Also:“Truly when it was said to them: “La ilaha illallah (there is no ilah but Allah)”, they puffed themselves up with pride. And they said: “Are we going to abandon our Aaliha for the sake of a mad poet?” [As-Saffat 37:35-36]
Also from the Sunnah, Abu Musa (??? ???? ???) reported that Nabi (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “The similitude of the guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil that absorbed the water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. Another portion of it was hard and held the rainwater and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilised it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and irrigated their land for cultivation. And a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation. The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah’s religion and gets benefit (from that knowledge) which Allah, the Exalted, has revealed through me and learns then teaches others. The last example is that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah’s guidance revealed through me.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
His saying: “And similarly, We sent not a warner before You (O Muhammad) to any town (people) but that the luxurious ones amongst them said...”
Allah (?? ? ??), the Exalted, informs us that the reaction of the people of Quraish (residents of Makkah) to Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) was similar to that of previous Prophets and their nations.
The Ayat mentioned above indicates:
First: To make firm the heart of the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???) and console him that what his people are saying is nothing new and nor are they a unique species of liars.
Second: Warning against disobedience to the Prophet (??? ???? ???? ? ???).
Third: The danger of imitation and that it is one of the greatest things that dissuade people from accepting the truth and guidance. The evidence for this is to be found in what has been reported in the two Sahihs [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] that Sa’id bin Al-Mussayyab (??? ???? ???) said that his father said: “When Abu Talib was on his death-bed, the Nabi (??? ???? ???? ? ???) visited him and found Abu Jahl and Abdullah ibn Abi Umayyah ibn Al-Mughirah
already there. He said: “O my uncle say; “La ilaha illallah", a word with which I can defend you in the presence of Allah”. Abu Jahl and Abdullah ibn Abi Umayyah said: “Do you want to turn away from the religion of ‘Abdul-Muttalib?” The Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) kept repeating his proposition and the two men kept repeating what they were saying. He (Sa’id bin Al- Mussayyab) said: The Messenger of Allah (??? ???? ???? ? ???) said: “By Allah, I shall seek forgiveness for you unless I am prohibited (by Allah).” Allah then sent down the following revelation: “It is not (proper) for the Prophet and those who believe to ask Allah’s forgiveness for the Mushrikeen (pagans)...” [At-Tauba 9:113] And in the case of Abu Talib, Allah (?? ? ??) also sent down the following revelation: “Verily you (O Muhammad) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows those who are guided.” [Al-Qasas 28:56]

ese are the 7 conditions of the shahadah...
Hope it helped increase your knowledge insha'allah.


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