The Conditions of “La ilaha illa Allah”. For a convert, the first step to enter Islam is to say ” an la ilaha illa Allah, wa anna Mohammadan. Birmingham Mini Conference Abu Abdillaah Hasan translates the work of Shaykh Ul-Islaam Muhammad ibn Abdil Wahhaab, wherein he was asked. ‘Abd al-Mushin al-Badr mentions that our Righteous Ancestors (al-Salaf al-Salih) used to highlight the critical importance of the conditions of La ilaha ill Allah.

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There is no question pf the mere saying of,” I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah iaha I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger,” is not sufficient for salvation. That is, one must have the basic and general knowledge of what is meant by the shahaadah. Although that is clear in the words of the testimony of faith, it does not seem clear to everyone who makes that testimony. This refusal to accept is sometimes due to pride, envy or other reasons.

Allah says in the Qur’an:. This means, in fact, no matter how well he knows and can rattle off these conditions, he, in fact, is not fulfilling them. Although it is not the same as the complete refusal to accept the truth, by rejecting part of the truth that has come from Allah, one also negates his testimony of faith. Many of these Muslims pray five times a day and utter the shahadah repeatedly. Doubt and wavering are tantamount to apostasy in Islam, as I mentioned earlier.

A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. In Islam, in fact, any kind of doubt is equivalent to Kufr or disbelief. One must understand what the shahaadah is affirming and what the shahaadah is denying. They do not believe in it but they are simply saying it in order to protect themselves or to get some gain from doing so; these are the hypocrites. We are all familiar with those who say the testimony of faith yet they are not saying it honestly.


The greatest cure for these doubts is seeking knowledge. Belief in the Oneness of Allaah along with every deed of righteousnesswill have better than its worth, and they will be safe from the terror on that Day.

And if he loves something more that this shahaadah or if he loves something more than Allaah, then he has negated his shahaadah.

One common example of that nature is mixing between men and women.

Conditions of La Ilaha Illa Allah

Many scholars have stated that the diseases of the heart, or the doubt and suspicions that one allows into one’s heart, are more dangerous for a person’s faith than lusts and desires.

And lead them on to the way of flaming Fire Hell. We must do our best to satisfy these conditions before it is too late and our testimony will be of no avail whatsoever. That is, the believer loves this shahaadah, he loves in accordance with iolallah shahaadah, he donditions the implications and requirements of the shahaadah and he loves those who act and strive for the sake of this shahaadah.

Just like how Christians mistakenly believe that once they believe in Jesus, they will go to heaven even if they did the most horrible things. These seven conditions, he emphasises, must be fulfilled for it to benefit the one who utters it, in this life and the next.

If they do not like what is stated in a hadiththey simply state that the hadith must not be authentic although they are not scholars in that area. Actually, Allah has clearly made it a condition of faith that one submits to the command of Allah and His messenger. This site uses cookies. It is not the faith of a true believer. The scholars referred to the previous Ayah and others like it as evidence to prove that the first obligation on a person is to know Allah Almighty.

It is not simply for the sake of teaching these conditions, indeed there is no benefit to that.

So everyone who worships other than Allaah along with Him, then in reality he worships his own oc. And He The Most High also says: So, they did not negate what Allaah negated and they did not affirm what Allaah affirmed, rather they said rejecting and proudly:.


That is, when we make the illaloahwe must do so solely for the sake of Allah. Yet if you do not have the right ridges the door will not open for you.

They think that there is nothing wrong with secularism! Again, the one who is not very knowledgeable of his religion may easily be influenced and affected by the misconceptions and false arguments that he reads in those bulletin boards.

They love them as they should love Allah. We are all familiar with those who say the testimony of faith yet they conditilns not saying it honestly. For those scholars who say that the abandonment of prayers is infidelity, it is the five daily prayers.

Seven conditions of Tawheed or LAA ILAHA ILLALLAH – AskIslamPedia – Online Islamic Encyclopedia

In this way, Allah willing, we will be making the correct shahadah. It means to have knowledge of its meaning and what it intends in terms of what it negates and what it affirms. Knowledge which negates ignorance of it. These 8 conditions are contained in the following poem: This nullifies the meaning and demands of La ilaha ill Allah.

This goes hand in hand with their testimony of faith. If your fathers, or your sons, or your brethren, or your wives, or your tribe, or the wealth you have acquired, or merchandise for which you fear that there will be no sale, or dwellings you desire are dearer to you than Allaah and His Messenger and striving in His way: They came to them with clear proofs, then We took vengeance on those who committed crimes disbelief, setting partners in worship with Allaah, sins, etc.

There was some land which was arid but it held the water and Allaah made the people benefit by it, so they drank from it, used the water and used it for agriculture.