Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sifat Wahdaniah (RT 4/11/07)

Risalah Tauhid 4 Nov 2007

Wahdaniah also means that everything (good or bad) we do actually is done by God. We initiate a task, but eventually it’s God’s action that ensures that task complete or not.

Ustaz Zakaria clarified: If you committed a sinful act, in actuality it was commited by God. But it is not an excusable deed, since syara’ (Islamic ruling) prohibits you from having anything to do with sin. All good or bad deeds are actions of Allah, but they originate from your effort.

Therefore we state that Oneness in God encompasses all of His being, attribute, and doings. We should reject any deviant ideology that associates God with anything else.

There’re traditions in our society (Malays in pre-1950 Malaysia) that in contradiction with concept of Wahdaniah. These traditions have been practised for so many generations that we are corrupting our faith (iman) unsuspectingly. Examples are festivals where a buffalo or a goat slaughtered to give “treat” to “spirits of the river” or “spirits of the tigers”. This is idolatry since we confer high position to spirits and jins – just like the musyrikins do.

Added Ustaz Zakaria: Meat from the slaughter is haram because the animal is slaughtered not in the name of Allah.

Wallahu a'lam

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