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Kitab al-Tawhid Commentary

Below are selected chapters that have been translated and annotated:

Chapter 41:
Sypnosis: deals with the importance of recognising Allah’s blessings and attributing them to Him, Most High. It is not befitting for the recipient of blessings to attribute them to others, forgetting the One in whose hand lies all good.

 

Chapter 42:
Sypnosis: commences a series of chapters that deal with the notion of setting up ‘partner-gods’ with Allah, having due propriety in all aspects of our relationship with our Lord, Most High, and avoiding anything that may suggest shirk, albeit subtly.

 

Chapter 43: What is Reported Concerning Someone who is not
Persuaded by an Oath Taken by Allah
Sypnosis: deals with the entity used when swearing on oaths. It emphasises the importance of showing due veneration to Allah and the place that He has in the Muslims’ heart. The chapter also highlights the importance of being truthful and having fine conduct.

 

Chapter 44: ‘Whatever Allah willed and you willed.’
Sypnosis: deals with ascribing knowledge to Allah alone, and continues the theme of the previous chapter. It shows that swearing by any object besides Allah is to display a level of veneration to that object which is unbefitting. It also shows that we must show due propriety, not just in our beliefs, but in the very words we use when talking about Allah.

 

Chapter 45: Whoever Abuses Time has Derogated Allah
Sypnosis: continues the same theme and discusses the prohibition of cursing time and Allah, the Most High’s relationship to it. It also explores the notion that “Allah is time”.

 

Chapter 46: The Appellation ‘Judge of Judges’ and the likes
Sypnosis: explores the usage of grand titles such as ‘king of kings’ or ‘judge of judges’. As the chapter discusses, man must constantly be aware of Allah’s supremacy and humble himself in respect to his Creator, the chapter also shows the various methods Islam has put in place to preserve Tawhid and prevent shirk.

 

Chapter 47: Revering the Names of Allah
& Changing One’s Name as a Result
Sypnosis: continues the theme of revering Allah and bearing in mind His supremacy. It discusses a range of issues such as changing one’s name or choosing a kunya, and addresses reverence for Allah’s Names and Attributes as well as affirming Tawhid al-Asma’ wa’l-Sifat.

 

Chapter 48: Someone who Mocks Anything Containing the Mention of Allah,
or the Qur’an, or the Messenger
Sypnosis: discusses mockery of Allah, the Qur’an and His Messenger. This topic is extremely pertinent for Muslims who live in the West as they can find themselves among those who mock the religion of Islam. Additionally, some Muslims use the religion as a source of jokes which can lead to extremely severe consequences in this life and the Hereafter.

 

Chapter 49:
Sypnosis: uses a verse of the Qur’an to demonstrate that Allah is the giver of everything and man only succeeds due to the grace of Allah, Most High. It is a stark reminder that pride and arrogance will lead one to the Hell-fire.

 

Chapter 50:
Sypnosis: continues the theme of the previous chapter and stresses that it is Allah who blesses one with children. It further discusses the difference between shirk in obedience and shirk in worship. Additionally, the author writes about the impermissibility of naming one’s offspring with names such as Abdu’l-Ka`bah and the likes.
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Download this file (fathmajeed41.pdf)fathmajeed41.pdf Chapter 41 67 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed42.pdf)fathmajeed42.pdf Chapter 42 123 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed43.pdf)fathmajeed43.pdf Chapter 43: What is Reported Concerning Someone who is not Persuaded by an Oath Taken by Allah 67 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed44.pdf)fathmajeed44.pdf Chapter 44: ‘Whatever Allah willed and you willed.’ 82 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed45.pdf)fathmajeed45.pdf Chapter 45: Whoever Abuses Time has Derogated Allah 70 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed46.pdf)fathmajeed46.pdf Chapter 46: The Appellation ‘Judge of Judges’ and the likes 77 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed47.pdf)fathmajeed47.pdf Chapter 47: Revering the Names of Allah & Changing One’s Name as a Result 79 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed48.pdf)fathmajeed48.pdf Chapter 48: Someone who Mocks Anything Containing the Mention of Allah, or the Qur’an, or the Messenger 76 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed49.pdf)fathmajeed49.pdf Chapter 49 70 Kb
Download this file (fathmajeed50.pdf)fathmajeed50.pdf Chapter 50 93 Kb

About Shaikh Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi

Ustadh Abu Rumaysah Refi Shaafi was born and brought up in High Wycombe. He studies with Shaykh Haitham Al-Haddad and Shaykh Abu AbdiRahman Al-Libee. He graduated from Imperial College from the faculty of Computer Sciences. He is currently a Java Programmer Manager. He is the chairman for the WISE (Wycombe Islamic Society). He is very active in his local community especially with his Masjid and working with youth via Islamic Scouts He has translated a number of books such as The criterion between the friends of Allah and the friends of shaytan, The relief from distress (the dua of Yunus Alayhisalam, both by Ibn Taymiyyah and many others. He has also written an explanation of Surah Al-Faatiha called ‘The spiritual cure.’ He currently gives weekly circles in High Wycombe and Watford. He is also a Lecturer for MRDF.

10 comments

  1. Mash Allah Your website contains such a wonderful content based on different topics. thanks for the useful sharing . Keep it up 🙂

  2. JazakiAllah Ustazah for this knowledge.

  3. chapter 49
    What I have understood from this chapter is that we are to consider good fortune that comes is from Allah, because of His Grace.
    I have gone through kitab at tawheed once before with the aid of a mentor.
    ONe question:
    Is it wrong to hope for good from Allah. Will there not be ease after suffering?
    I ask particularly because I am going through some difficulty in my life right now. I hope for some succor, some good to come after this. Is it wrong to ‘expect’ good will come after this?
    Good comes only by His Grace and it is not incumbent for Him to give good tidings ? Is this the lesson from this chapter or not?
    Can u please explain ?

  4. wondering
    Salam Alaikom,

    I was wondering if it is at all possible to view your pages in Arabic, as its much easier to understand for my family and I.

  5. g
    Jazak’Allahu khayrun!

  6. cannot wait for the publication of the book…… just a reminder, please make available the arabic text for the ahyat and the aahadith, in the published work…..

    jazak Allah kahiran

  7. Mashaallaah.

    Yes may Allaah reward brother Abu Rumaysaah with good
    in this dunyah and in the aakhira ameen

  8. very informative

  9. mashallah, very informative.

  10. JZK
    We thank Abu Rumaysah for his hard work

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