As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 7


Subjugation of the creatures in executing their duties

There is no creation that rebels or refuses to perform its duty in this universe, and this is what Moosa (alaihis-salaam) pointed out when Firawn asked him, 'Who then, O Moosa is the Lord of you two?' [Soorah Taa Haa (20): 49] Moosa replied with a convincing and adequate answer, 'Our Lord is He, Who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright.' [Soorah Taa Haa (20):50] meaning, our Lord is He, who created all the creatures, and gave each creature its befitting form, like big, small and medium body and other attributes. Then He guided each creature to its responsibility, and this guidance is the guidance of directions and inspiration and it is the complete guidance, which can be seen in all creatures. Thus, you will find every creation striving for the benefit, which he has been created for, and from repelling the harm. Allah has even bestowed the animals with the natural instinct to perform the beneficial, repel the harm and fulfill their duties of life. Allah says, 'Who made everything He has created good.' [Soorah as-Sajdah (32): 7]

So, the One, Who created all the creatures, and gave them their best forms - over which the intellect cannot imagine and guided it to its advantage, is the true Lord. Denial of Him is denying the existence of the greatest entity and it is arrogance and open falsehood.

Allah has bestowed the creatures with everything they need in the world, and then He guided them to the methods of deriving benefits from it. Without doubt, He provided every species with its appropriate form and shape, and conferred every male and female with the befitting gender in marriage, intimacy and society. He equipped every limb with its suitable shape to benefit from it. In the above is compelling proof that the All-Mighty is the Lord of everything and He alone is deserving of all worship without partners, as the poet says, 'in everything, there is a sign, which points out that he is waahid (One).'

Undoubtedly, the essence of affirming His Rububiyah and Oneness is to reason out or establish the obligation of worship to Him alone without partners, i.e. Tawheed al-Uluhiyah. If a person affirms Tawheed ar-Rububiyah but does not proclaim Tawheed al-Uluhiyah or does not establish it in the correct manner, then he is neither a Muslim nor a muwahhid (one who declares and establishes Tawheed in its correct manner), rather he is a disbeliever and we will discuss this topic in details in the next chapter, Insha'Allah.

End of Part 3 from the book,
Aqeedah at-Tawheed

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