As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 10

 

Legislation

Part 6

Category 2: Tawheed al-Uluhiyah
Chapter 3: Legislation

Legislation (Tashree') is the (sole) Right of Allah: The meaning of Tashree' (legislation) is (the guidelines/rules) that Allah has revealed for slaves, like the way (Manhaj) they should follow in beliefs and actions, Tahleel (making things Halaal) and Tahreem (making things Haraam). Thus, it is not allowed for anyone to proclaim anything Halaal unless Allah declares it Halaal, or proclaim anything Haraam unless Allah declares it Haraam. Allah says, 'And say not concerning that which your tongues put forth falsely, 'This is lawful and this is forbidden,' so as to invent lies against Allah.' [Soorah an-Nahl (16): 116]

'Say (O Muhammad to these polytheists), 'Tell me, what provision Allah has sent down to you! And you have made of it lawful and unlawful.' Say (O Muhammad), 'Has Allah permitted you (to do so), or do you invent a lie against Allah?' [Soorah Yunus (10): 59]

Thus, Allah has forbidden Tahleel and Tahreem without a proof from the Book and the Sunnah. He has informed us that it is a lie against Allah just like He informed us that he, who makes something obligatory or forbidden without a proof has made himself a partner with Allah in something that is special of Him Alone, and it is Tashree' (legislation). Allah says, 'Or have they partners with Allah (false gods), who have instituted for them a religion which Allah has not allowed.' [Soorah ash-Shuraa (42): 21]

He, who obeys such a Musharri' (one, who makes Tashree') other than Allah and he knows it and is pleased with it, then he has associated a partner with Allah. Allah says, 'and if you obey them, then you would indeed be Mushrikoon.' [Soorah al-An'aam (6): 121] (*1) Meaning, he who obeys those who make Halaal what Allah has made Haraam from the dead animals, is a Mushrik (one who associates partners with Allah), just like Allah informed us that he who obeys the rabbis and monks in their Tahleel of what Allah has made Haraam, and Tahreem of what Allah has made Halaal, has associated partners with Allah. Allah says, 'They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Maryam, while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded [in the Taurat and the Injeel to worship none but One Ilah (God - Allah) La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).' [Soorah at-Tawbah (9):31]

When Adee Ibn Hatim (radhi allahu anhu) heard this verse, he said, 'O Messenger of Allah. We didn't worship them.' The Messenger of Allah (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) said, 'Did they not make Haraam what Allah made Halaal and you all made it Haraam, and they made Halaal what Allah made Haraam and you all made it Halaal?' He replied, 'Certainly.' The Prophet of Allah (sallalalhu alaihi wa-sallam) said, 'That is your worship to them.' [At-Tirmidhee (3/247)]

Shaikh Abdur-Rahman Ibn Hasan said, 'In this Hadeeth, is a proof that obedience to monks and rabbis while disobeying Allah in worshiping them other than Allah, and it is Major Shirk which Allah does not forgive, as Allah says at the end of the verse, 'while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded to worship none but One Deity. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Praise and glory be to Him, (far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him).' [Soorah at-Tawbah (9): 31]

Similar is the Saying of Allah, 'Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah). And certainly, the Shayateen (devils) do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making al-Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be Mushrikoon (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism].' [Soorah al-An'aam (6): 121]

Many people fall into this with those whom they make Taqleed of due to their lack of concern for a proof (from the Book and the Sunnah) when the person they make Taqleed of differs (with the Quríaan and the Sunnah ). It is from this form of Shirk.' [end quote]

So, adherence to the Legislation of Allah and abandoning the Legislation of other than Him is from the prerequisites of La ilaha illAllah. And Allah is the Source of Help.

Footnotes:

(*1) The complete verse, 'Eat not (O believers) of that (meat) on which Allah's Name has not been pronounced (at the time of the slaughtering of the animal), for sure it is Fisq (a sin and disobedience of Allah). And certainly, the Shayatin do inspire their friends (from mankind) to dispute with you, and if you obey them [by making al-Maytatah (a dead animal) legal by eating it], then you would indeed be MushrikŻn (polytheists) [because they (devils and their friends) made lawful to you to eat that which Allah has made unlawful to eat and you obeyed them by considering it lawful to eat, and by doing so you worshipped them, and to worship others besides Allah is polytheism].' [Soorah al-An'aam (6): 121]


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