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10. The conditions of La’ilaha illa-Allah

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Verbally conveying La’ilaha illa-Allah isn’t enough. Hasan al-Basri (D: 110 H), a student of Aboo Hurairah [May Allaah be pleased with both] was asked “Didn’t prophet say whoever says La’ilaha illa-Allah will enter paradise?” Hasan al-Basri replied “whoever says La’ilaha illa-Allah and fulfils the rights and conditions of La’ilaha illa-Allah, he will enter paradise”

What is required for La’ilaha illa-Allah to be accepted?

A: Seven conditions

1. Knowledge of La’ilaha illa-Allah – to know what it means. Parroting doesn’t help. Proof :

(Quran Chapter Az-Zukhruf verse 86)

…Except for those who bear witness to the truth knowingly…

(Quran Surah 47. Muhammad ayat 19)

So know (O Muhammad) that Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh (none has the Right to be worshipped but Allâh)…

Whoever dies while he knows La’ilaha illa-Allah, he will enter paradise (Muslim)

2. Certainty / yaqeen: If there’s an iota of doubt, the testimony isn’t acceptable

(Quran Surah 49. Al Hujuraat ayat 15)

Only those are the believers who have believed In Allâh and his Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

3. He must accept this kalima. Shaytan satisfied conditions #1 and #2, but not #3

(Quran Surah 37. Ash Shaaffat ayat 35)

Truly, when it was said to them: Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh “(none has the Right to be worshipped but Allâh),” they puffed themselves up with pride (i.e. denied it).

4. Submit your heart and soul to this kalmia. It’s not something you just know. Your heart, body and soul should act upon it. Your desires should conform to this

(Quran Surah 39. Az Zumar ayat 54)

And turn in repentance and in obedience with true faith (Islâmic Monotheism) to your Lord and submit to Him, (in Islâm), before the torment comes upon you, then you will not be helped.

5. You must be truthful and honest to this kalmia. No deceit, as practiced by hypocrites

(Quran Surah 2. Al Baqarah verses 8 & 9)

And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: “We believe In Allâh and the Last Day” while in fact they believe not.

They (think to) deceive Allâh and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!

O Mu’ad! There is not a single person who testifies “La’ilaha illa-Allah Muhammadur Rasoolullah” sincerely from his heart, except that Allah has made hellfire prohibited for him (Saheeh Bukhari)

6. Ikhlaas – you do it for the sake of Allah only

(Quran Surah 98. Al Bayyinah ayat 5)

Yet they were commanded nothing but to worship Allah, with their sincere devotion to Him, being True in their faith; to establish Salah (prayers); and to pay Zakah (poor due); and that is the infallible true Religion (F. Malik Translation)

7. To have passion for it and for its adherents and to take friends and enemies only according to its very criteria.

You do it having a love for this kalmia, and you hate the shirk. You won’t be friends with those who oppose Tawheed. Note that this is not a call to severe/cut the friendships with everybody – this is about those who hate Islam and want to hurt Muslims

(Quran Surah 58. Al Mujaadilah ayat 22)

You (O Muhammad) will not find any people who believe In Allâh and the Last day, making friendship with those who oppose Allâh and his Messenger, even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred (people)…

Also see At-Taubah verse 23

[Contents from a Yasir Qadhi lecture]


Written by S Ibrahim

Jan 15, 2010 at 12:23 am

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  1. The Holy Bible is a book of fantasies about the Messiah Jesus a man who was crucified by the pen. Who know more about a man murder then the men who committed the murder? Can you not see all the detail in the murder? To this day no man can give a full detail about a man life except “Lord God”. The Christians and the Jews over plotted in stealing information out of {The Koran with Parallel Arabic Text}.Can you not see that they are fantasizing about “Allah Almighty God” the World Greatest Most High Exalted Creator and Ruler of the Universe. Who did not take the form of a mortal man? This is but one of their fantasies, to clean you of your sins….


    Sep 1, 2010 at 3:41 am

  2. i am very much enlighten by what i read on the issue of tauhid and its conditions. need more on nullifies of tauhid.

    muhammad Alibe Ibrahim

    Nov 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

  3. Is there a reference/proof for this: If anyone knows please tell us, jazaakumullaahu khayran

    Verbally conveying Laa ilaaha illa-Allaah isn’t enough. Hasan al-Basree [d.110H] a student of Aboo Hurayrah (May Allaah be pleased with both) was asked “Didn’t prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) say whoever says Laa ilaaha illa-Allaah will enter paradise?” Hasan al-Basree replied “whoever says Laa ilaaha illa-Allaah and fulfils the rights and conditions of Laa ilaaha illa-Allaah, he will enter paradise”


    Jan 8, 2016 at 4:35 am

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