Belief in Allah is the cornerstone of eemaan. All other forms of belief in Islam revolve around belief in Allah. It is, therefore, very important that a Muslim’s belief in Allah must be correct.
The Importance of the Correct Belief in Allah – The Tawheed
Tawheed means monotheism, the testimony to the Oneness of Allah, and it is of three types:
- Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyah (The belief that Allah is the Lord of all the creatures): He is the Creator, the Provider, the One who gives life, the One who takes it away and the One who disposes of all affairs. Therefore, there is no creator except Allah, as Allah the Almighty says, “Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is, over all things, Disposer of affairs.” (Quran, 39:62) There is no one who provides sustenance except Allah, as the Quran says, “And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.” (Quran, 11:6) There is no one who alone disposes of all the affairs except Allah the Almighty: “He arranges [each] matter from the heaven to the earth…” (Quran, 32:5) There is no one who causes death and gives life except Allah alone: “He gives life and causes death, and to Him you will be returned” (Quran, 10:56)