Shirk, which relates to linking partners or accepting other divinities with Allah, is one of the worst crimes one may do according to the Qur’an. Shirk is a terrible sin that, according to the Qur’an, cannot be forgiven. The 4th kalima touheed is about the oneness of Allah and it tells us about His power.
What is Forth kalima Tauheed?
The fourth kalima is also known as Tauheed or Tawheed, which means ‘unification of God’s oneness.’ This is the first pillar, and it is Islam’s core ideology. It asserts that Allah is both One (Al-Ahad) and Single (Al-Ahad) (Al-Wahid).
لَآ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْىٖ وَ يُمِيْتُ وَ هُوَحَیٌّ لَّا يَمُوْتُ اَبَدًا اَبَدًاؕ ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَالْاِكْرَامِؕ بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْرُؕ وَهُوَ عَلٰى كُلِّ شیْ ٍٔ قَدِیْرٌؕ
Meaning Of 4th kalima
Laa ilaha illal Lahoo Wahdahoo Laa Shareekalahoo Lahul Mulku Walahul HamduYuhee Wa Yumeetu Wa HoWa Haiy Yul La Yamootu Abadan Abada Zul Jalal Le Wal Ikraami Beyadihil Khair. Wa howa Ala Kulli Shai In Qadeer.
Translation in English:
“(There is) none worthy of worship except Allah. He is only One. (There is) no partners for Him. For Him (is) the Kingdom. And for Him (is) the Praise. He gives life and causes death. And He (is) Alive. He will not die, never, ever. Possessor of Majesty and Reverence. In His hand (is) the goodness. And He (is) the goodness. And He (is) on everything powerful.”
Translation In Urdu:
“Allah ke siwa koi mabood nahi, Wo akela hai uska koee shareek nahi, Usiki baadshai hai oar usi ke liye tamaam tareef hai, Wo zinda kurta oar wohi maarta hai, Oar wo hamaisha ke liye zindah hai jo mry ga nahi, Wo azmat oar bazurgi wala hai, Behtri usi ke haath me hai, Oar wo hur cheez par qadir hai..”
Concept of 4th kalima:
The word “Tauheed” implies “accepting Allah’s oneness.” The notion of oneness for Allah is reflected in the Tauheed in Islam, which implies that Muslims declare that there is no God but Allah and that they will return to Him. Tauheed is the first pillar of Islam, and it, along with the other pillars, completes a Muslim’s faith cycle. The adoption of Tauheed is the most significant distinction between Muslims and non-Muslims.
In the life of a Muslim, the concept of Tauheed is extremely important. Between a believer and a non-believer, the Tauheed is the major dividing line. A believer ensures that his activities are in accordance with Allah’s instructions after adopting and executing the Tauheed. He ensures that his actions reflect the attributes and characteristics of a real believer.
Aside from that, reciting Kalima Tauheed on a regular basis pledges a person to be virtuous in his actions and to have a single purpose in mind, which is to inspire Allah.
Segments of Kalima Tauheed:
Besides the concept of monotheism, the Kalima Tauheed also reflects the virtues of praise and the power of Allah. The segments of the forth Kalima can be penned down as:
Laa ilaha illal Lahoo: There is no God except Allah, the One & Only
Walahul Hamdu: Allah, is the one that holds all the praises.
Wa howa Ala Kulli Shai In Qadeer: He is the most powerful & the world & hereafter belongs to Him.
As a result, the Kalima Tauheed instructs us on Allah’s strength, glory, and oneness, reminding us that He is the one who owes the universe to Him, and to Him we shall return and that if we want to make safe our Duniya and Akhira, we must act in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
Benefits of 4th kalima in light of Ahadees
First, neither the Quran nor the Hadith includes the six kalimas in their whole. They are genuine types of dhikr (prayer) that may be offered, and their goal appears to be instructional, particularly for youngsters and new Muslims, since they provide a solid basis for learning about Islam.
There are many different hadiths which mention parts of the fourth kalima and their significance.
In the Sahih hadith 1340 of Sunan an-Nasai (Darussalam), It was narrated that Abu Az-Zubair said: “Abdullah bin Az-Zubair used to recite the tahlil following every prayer, saying:
La Ilaha Illallah wahdahu la sharika lah, lahul-mulk wa lahul-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir, la hawla wala quwwata illa billahil-‘azim; la ilaha ill-Allahu wa la nabbed illa iyyah, ahlan-ni’mati wal-fadli wath-thana’il-has an; la ilaha ill-Allah, mukhlisina lahud-dina wa law karihal-kafirun (There is none worthy of worship except Allah (SWT) alone, with no partner or associate. His is the Dominion, to Him be all praise, and He is able to do all things; there is no power and no strength except with Allah (SWT) the Almighty. There is none worthy of worship except Allah (SWT), and we worship none but Him, the source of blessing and kindness and the One Who is deserving of all good praise. There is none worthy of worship except Allah (SWT), and we are sincere in faith and devotion to Him even though the disbelievers detest it. )
Then Ibn Az-Zubair said:
‘The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to recite the tahlil in this manner following every prayer.’”
We can notice the similarities between the two dhikrs, despite the fact that they are not exactly the same. The fourth kalima fulfils the Prophet’s (ﷺ) desire to recall Allah by reciting tahlil (saying la ilaha illa llah there is no deity save Allah) after every prayer.
In Sahih Muslim 2691, Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: He who uttered these words:
“There is no god but Allah, the One, having no partner with Him. Sovereignty belongs to Him and all the praise is due to Him, and He is Potent over everything” one hundred times every day there is a reward of emancipating ten slaves for him, and there are recorded hundred virtues to his credit, and hundred vices are blotted out from his scroll, and that is a safeguard for him against the Satan on that day till evening and no one brings anything more excellent than this, except one who has done more than this (who utters these words more than one hundred times and does more good acts) and he who utters:” Hallowed be Allah, and all praise is due to Him,” one hundred times a day, his sins are obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean.
According to this hadith, those who recite La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ala kulli sha’in Qadir 100 times in a day would be rewarded as if they freed 10 slaves, would receive 100 credit and 100 sins will be forgiven.
In the Quran, there’s an ayah (5:6) which says
“Allah does not intend to make difficulty for you”, just the simple recitation of this phrase one hundred times and you will be the receiver of an extensive reward.
The Holy Prophet (SAW) said that whoever recites the following Dua in Fajar, his ten sins shall be erased, ten virtues shall be added and ten ranks for him must be added. The Dua is: لَLaa ilaha illal Lahoo Wahdahoo Laa Shareekalahoo Lahul Mulku Walahul Hamdu Wa howa Ala Kulli Shai In Qadeer. which means: “There is no god but He, the One, who has no partner, to Him belongs the entire Sovereignty, to Him be praise, and He can do all things.
Subhanllah, this is the rahma (mercy) of Allah.
To summarise, if a Muslim wants his emaan to be more strong and he wants to be guided on the right path, he should have to recite, understand and follow what kalima tauheed says. This kalima has all words saying that Allah is powerful and He has the authority of all authorities. He is the King of all kings.
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