Last edition, we began the discussion about the most important aspect of tawheed named tawheed al-Ebaadah or al-Uloohiyyah - which means to single out Allaah the Most Exalted with all forms of worship, that is unbefitting for any other being, We said it is the reason for creation and it is the reason . for sending the Prophets and Messengers, and because they called to Allaahs worship alone their people disputed with them. Many of them were persecuted and some of them were killed, In this edition, we bring to you some of the qualities that Allaah the Most High and Exalted has negated for any other thing worshipped besides Him, All other things are created. Allaah is the Creator of all that exist All the gods and personalities that the unbelievers worship are creatures like themselves and they do not possess the power to create even a fly or the smallest seed or grain.
Allaah says: "Those whom the unbelievers invoke and worship besides Allaah have not created anything, but are themselves created. They are dead, lifeless, and they know not when they will be raised up;" (An-Nahl : 20- 21). Also He says: "O mankind! Here is a parable set forth! So listen to it: Verily! Those, on whom you call besides Allaah, cannot create a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker of help and the one whose help is sought. "(Hajj : 73)
He alone answers your prayer. Allaah alone is the one who responds to the request of His creation, no one else besides Him. He said: "And when My slaves ask you concerning Me, then (tell them), I am indeed near. I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey me and believe in me, so that they may be led aright. "(Baqarah : 186)
Every person and agents that the non- Muslims call upon in their supplications cannot respond to them nor grant them any benefit They are not even aware of their prayers to them. Allaah says: "And who is more astray than one who calls besides Allaah, such as will not answer him till the Day of Resurrection, and who are (even) unaware of their calls to them? And when mankind is gathered (on the Day of Resurrection), they (false deities) will become enemies for them and will deny their worshipping."(Ahqaf: 5-6)
So it may be asked: "But these people pray and get what they desired! How about that? That which has been given to them is part of what Allaah has ordained for them as their sustenance, just like when He sends down the rain and it waters all of His creation both Muslims and otherwise without discrimination as to their beliefs. However, the provisions of the hereafter will be for the righteous believers alone. He cannot be questioned. Allaah is the only Being that does all what He desires without fear of the consequence or outcome. He says: "He does what He intends (or wills). " (Buruj : 16).
It follows that all the false deities that are worshipped are not capable of acting on their own without being questioned. Certainly all of them will stand before Allaah the Lord of all creation to give account of all their actions while in this life. Allaah says: "Or have they taken for worship gods from the earth who raise the dead? Had there been in the heavens and the earth gods besides Allaah, then verily both would have been ruined. Glorified be Allaah, the Lord of the Throne, High is He above what they attribute to Him! He cannot be questioned as to what He does, while they will be questioned." (Anbiyaa : 21-23), He never gets tired. Tiredness is a trait inherent in the created that is never to be found in the Allaah, the one that deserves worship. Tiredness leads to the need to sleep and sleeping is a parable pointing to death. Allaah says: "And indeed We created the heavens and the earth in six days and nothing of tiredness and fatigue touched us." (Qaf : 38).
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited