This point needs to be written in gold and posted everywhere, for how many of us dwell into these matters…

Point 50-

Everything of the narrations which you heard but cannot fully understand, like the saying of the Messenger of Allaah صلي الله عليه و سلم, “The hearts of the servants are between two fingers of the Most Merciful, the Mighty and Majestic, [1] his صلي الله عليه و سلم saying, “Indeed Allaah descends to the lowest heaven, [2] “He descends on the Day of ‘Arafah,” [3] “He descends on the Day of Resurrection,” [4] “Hellfire does not cease having them thrown into it until He, the Majestic, places His foot upon it,” [5] Allaah, the Most High’s, saying to the servant, “If you walk towards Me, I run towards you,” [6] his صلي الله عليه و سلم saying, “Allaah created Aadam in his image,” [7] the saying of Allaah’s Messenger صلي الله عليه و سلم, “I saw my Lord in the most excellent form” [8] and the like of these ahadeeth, then accept them, affirm them, perform Tawfeed [9] (I.e. Abandon delving into how they are) (but be pleased with them). Do not explain any of them with your feelings/desires, since believing in them is obligatory. So anyone who explains anything from them according to his desires or rejects them is a Jahmee. [10]

Footnotes:

[1] Reported by Muslim (Eng Trans. 4/1397/no.6418) and Ahmad.
[2] The hadeeth about Allaah descending is authentic and has many routes of narration. E.g. Al-Bukharee (Eng Trans. 2/136/no.246) and Muslim.
[3] Chain of Narration is weak as explained in Silsilatud-Da’eefah of Shaykh al-Albaanee rahimahullaah, however it is authentic as the saying of Umm Salamah, it has the ruling of being the saying of the Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم since it is something which Umm Salamah could not have known except from him صلي الله عليه و سلم.
[4] Refer to ar-Radd ‘alal Jahmiyyah of ad-Daarimee (p.72)
[5] Reported by al-Bukharee (eng trans. 6/353/no.371) and Muslim (eng trans. 4/1483/no.6819).
[6] Reported by al-Bukharee (eng trans. 9/369/no.502) and Muslim (eng trans. 4/1408/no.6471)
[7] Reported by Muslim (Eng trans. 4/1378/no.6325) and Ibn Abee ‘Aasim in as-Sunnah.
[8] Musnad Ahmad 3(1/285 and 290) – Declared Saheeh by al-Albaanee.
[9] Tawfeed: The Salaf did not delve into ‘how’ the attributes of Allaah are. The knowledge of that is with Allaah alone. But, as for the Ash’arees and others, ‘Tawfeed’ to them is that they believe that what is apparent from the attributes is not what is meant… (To read more of this, buy Explanation of the Creed, By Imaam al-Barbahaaree Rahimahullaah)
[10] Jahmee: A denier of Allaah’s attributes, following the way of Al-Jahm ibn Safwaan and his teacher al-Ja’d ibn Dirham, both of whom were executed for their wicked beliefs and heretical teachings.

*The correct belief with regards to the attributes of Allaah is the belief of Ahl-us Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah. That is, we have Faith in all of Allaah’s attributes without denying them or their meanings (ta’teel), without interpreting them and changing their meanings (tahreef), without explaining how they are (taykeef) or likening Allaah’s attributes to those of the creation (tamtheel).*

[Point 50 | Explanation of the Creed | Imaam al-Barbahaaree]

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Allaahu Akbar! The Statement of La ilaaha illAllaah! A Must Read!

Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdul-Wahhab Rahimahullaah was asked about the meaning of La ilaha illAllaah (there is none worthy of worship in truth but Allaah), and he replied by saying:

Know, may Allaah the most High have mercy on you, that this statement is the divider between disbelief and Islam. And it is the statement of Taqwa, the ‘Urwat-ul Wuthqa (the most trustworthy handhold), and it is what Ibrahim made a word lasting among his offspring, that they may turn back [1]. And the objective is not saying it with the tongue while being ignorant of its meaning [2] for the hypocrites say it, nonetheless they (the hypocrites) are below the disbelievers in the lowest depth (grade) of the Fire [3] though they pray and give alms. Rather the objective is to say it (La ilaha illAllaah) with awareness of it in the heart, love for it, love for its people and hatred for whoever opposes it and is adverse to it, just as the Prophe صلي الله عليه و سلم said: “Whoever says La ilaha illAllaah sincerely…” And in one narration: “Sincerely from his heart…” And in one narration: “Truthfully from his heart…” And in another Hadith: “Whoever says La ilaha illAllaah, and disbelieves in what is worshipped other than Allaah…” and other then them from the Hadiths which indicate the ignorance of most people about this Shahadah (the testimony of La ilaha illAllaah). Know that this statement is negation and affirmation [4] ; It negates the worship of other than Allaah ‘azza wa jal from all the Messengers- including Muhammad صلي الله عليه و سلم, and from all the Angels- including Jibril, over and above than them from the Prophets and righteous people; and it affirms it (worship) for Allaah ‘azza wa jal. If you understand that, then consider the right of worship which Allaah the Most high affirmed for Himself, and negated that there be from it (worship) the weight of a mustard seed for Muhammad صلي الله عليه و سلم , Jibril and other than them.

FOOTNOTES: (Point Number 2+4 are explanations from Shaykh Fawzaan Hafidhahullaah)

[1] – Proof: Surah az-Zukhruf, Ayat 26-27

[2]- The objective of the statement La ilaha illAllaah is not saying it with the tongue only without understanding it ; it is essential that you learn the meaning of La ilaha illAllaah; as for you saying it without knowing its meaning, then you do not affirm what it proves and how can you affirm a thing you are ignorant of? Thus, it is essential that you know its meaning until you affirm it and you affirm with your heart what your tongue articulates of it; so it is binding that you learn the meaning of La ilaha illAllaah, as for mere articulation of the tongue without understanding its meaning, then this will not benefit at all. Furthermore, affirmation with the heart and pronounciation with the tongue is not sufficient, rather, it is essential to carry out its requirement, and that is by making sincere worship to Allaah and leaving the worship of all that is other than Him ‘azza wa jal; thus, La ilaha illAllaah is a statement pronounced, understood and applied, not a spoken statement only.

[3]- Proof: Surah An-Nisa, Ayat 145

[4]- This statement has two pillars, they are: negation and affirmation, and negation (alone) is not enough and nor is affirmation (alone) enough, rather both of them together are necessary; just as Allaah the Most High states:

“Whoever disbelieves in taghut (false idols) and believes in Allaah…” (Al-Baqarah:256)

He did not say ‘disbelieves in taghut’ only, rather He said: “and believes in Allaah” and He did not say: “whoever believes in Allaah” without mentioning disbelief in taghut, both are neccessary.

[EVERYTHING here is Taken from the Book ‘An Explanation of the Treatise: The Meaning of the Statement of Tawhid (La ilaha illAllaah) : Authored by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab and explained by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan Hafidhahullaah]

Answers from the Quiz! Alhamdulillaah! All taken from a VERY Beneficial Book!

Q1. What is the meaning of ‘Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah’?

Answer: There is no-one who has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and whatever is worshipped besides Allaah then it is done so with falsehood.

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 5]

Q2. Where is Allaah? [Provide proof: Ayat/Hadith]

Answer: Allaah is above the Heavens

Proofs: Ar-Rahmaanu ‘Alal ‘Arshis-Stawaa – The Most Beneficient (Allaah) Istawaa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). [Soorah Taa Haa (20):5]

And in 6 other places in the Qur’aan:

1) Soorah al-A’raaf (7):54
2) Soorah Yoonus (10):3
3) Soorah Ar-Ra’d (13):2
4) Soorah Al-Furqaan (25):59
5) Soorah As-Sajdah (32):4
6) Soorah Al-Hadeed (57):4

And the hadith Reported by Muslim – Hadith by Mu’aawiyah bin al-Hakam as-Sulamee RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu and the slave girl who was asked by the Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam where is Allaah? She replied Above the Heavens (fisammaa) and then she was freed.

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 8-10]

Q3. What are the 5 Pillars of Islaam?

Answer: From Abdullah ibn Umar (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allaah salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Islam is built upon five, the testification that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, to establish the prayer, to give the Zakaat, and Hajj to those House and fasting in Ramadhaan.” [Reported by Bukhaari]

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 14]

Q4. What are the 6 Pillars of Eemaan?

Answer: The Messenger salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was asked by Jibreel (‘alayhi salaam) about Eeman, he salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “It is to believe in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, The Last Day, and that you believe in Qadr, its good and its bad”. So Jibreel (‘alayhi salaam) said to him, “You have spoken the truth”. [Reported by Bukhaari in Kitaab-ul Eemaan 1/18]

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 15]

Q5. What is the Definition of Eemaan?

Answer: Al-Eemaan is the testification of the tongue, belief in the heart, and actions of the limbs. It increases with obedience and decreases with disobedience.

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 14]

Q6. What are the Levels of the Deen? [Clue: There are 3]

Answer: They are:
Al-Islaam, Al-Eemaan and Al-Ihsaan.

[This arrangement is taken from Muslim in his Book of Eemaan, Vol.(1) pp.36-37 from the hadeeth of ‘Umar.

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 19]

Q7. What is Ihsaan?

Answer: Then know that when the Messenger salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was asked by Jibreel (‘alayhi salaam) about Ihsaan, he said, “Al-Ihsaan is that you worship Allaah as if you see Him, for you do not see Him but He sees you.”

[Reported by Bukhari, Kitaab-ul Eemaan, 1/18]

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 18]

Q8. What is the Definition of ‘Ibaadah?

Answer: Al-Ibaadah is a collective term for everything that Allaah loves and is pleased with, from the sayings and the actions, inwardly and outwardly.

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 42]

Q9. What are the 2 Necessary conditions for the acceptance of an action?

Answer: The first: That it is done purely for the sake of Allaah.

Allaah, Most High, said:

Verily, We have sent down the Book to you (O Muhammad) in truth: So worship Allaah (alone) by doing religious deeds sincerely for Allaah’s sake only. Surely, the Religion (I.e. The worship and the obedience) is for Allaah alone. [Soorah az-Zumar (39):2-3]

The Second: That it is in conformity with the guidance of the Messenger of Allaah salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

From ‘Aa’ishah (RadiyAllaahu ta’aala ‘anhaa) who said that the Messenger of Allaah salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever introduces into this affair of ours that which is not from it will have it rejected.” [Reported by Bukhaari in Salat, 167/3 and Muslim, in Aqdiyah 1343/4]

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 45]

Q10. What is the ruling on wearing amulets?

Answer: The Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: Whoever wears an amulet then verily he has committed shirk.” [Reported by Ahmad 4/156 with a Hasan Isnaad]

[Book: Qawl-ul Mufeed Fee Adillatit-Tawheed – Beneficial Speech in establishing the Evidences of Tawheed By Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab al-Wasaabee Hafidhahullaah | Page 89]

MUST READ! The Obligation to Ascribe to Salafiyyah- Shaykh Fawzaan!

Question:

Some of the people claim that Salafiyyah is considered a Jamaa’ah from amongst the
jamaa’aat that are working within the arena, and that its ruling is the same as the ruling upon the rest of the jamaa’aat. So what is your assessment of this claim?

Answer:

The Jamaa’ah of as-Salafiyyah is the Jamaa’ah which is upon the truth, and it is the one that it is obligatory to belong to, act in accordance with and to ascribe to. And everything else from amongst the jamaa’aat, then it is obligatory
that they not be considered jamaa’aat of da’wah, because they are in opposition. How can we follow a sect that opposes the Jamaa’ah of
Ahlus-Sunnah and the guidance of the Salafus-
Saalih?!

Whatever opposes the Jamaa’ah of Salafiyyah, then it opposes the manhaj of the
Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). It is in opposition to whatever the Messenger
(sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and his Companions were upon.

So the statement of the speaker that the Jamaa’ah of Salafiyyah is one of the Islaamic jamaa’aat, this is an error. The Jamaa’ah of
Salafiyyah is the sole Jamaa’ah that it is obligatory to follow, to traverse upon its manhaj, to be affiliated with and to make Jihaad with. And
everything else besides it, then it is not permissible for the Muslim to affiliate himself
with any of that, because it is in opposition.

So if the person pleased to be affiliated with the opponents to the manhaj of the Salaf? The Muslim is not pleased with this. The Messenger
(sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly-
Guided Caliphs after me.” [1]

And he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whosoever is upon the likes of what I am upon today, and my Companions.” [2] So does a
person desire salvation, but he traverses other than its path?

‘You hope for salvation, but you do not traverse its path;

Indeed, the ship does not sail upon dry land.’

Endnotes:
[1]: Related by Aboo Daawood (no. 4607).
[2]: Related by at-Tirmidhee (no. 2541).

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
Taken from the audio cassette entitled, Fataawaa ’Ulamaa‘ fil-Jamaa’aat, via Minhaajus- Sunnah Recordings in ar-Riyaad.

Fifth Condition- Sidq – Truthfulness

Truthfulness to ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ negates lying, falsehood and it is to say ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ truthfully from one’s heart and to make one’s speech in
accordance to what is in one’s heart.

Allaah -Azza wa Jal – said:

<<Alif Lâm Mîm. Do people think that they will be left alone because they
say: ‘We believe’ and will not be tested. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allaah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allaah knows all of that before testing them). >> [Ankaboot: 1-3]

Allaah -Ta’ala- said regarding the Munafiqeen (hypocrites) who said ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’, speaking falsely:

<<And of mankind, there are some (hypocrites) who say: ‘We believe in Allaah and the Last Day’ while in fact they believe not. They (think to) deceive Allaah and those who believe while they only deceive themselves and perceive (it) not! In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allaah has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies. >> [al-Baqarah: 8-11]

How many times has Allaah -Ta’ala- mentioned them and exposed them,
repeatedly exposing their cover and revealing it. He makes their humiliation
manifest in more than one place in His Book such as in Soorahs Baqarah, Aali-‘Imran, Nisaa’, Anfaal, Tawbah as well as a whole Soorah dedicated to them (i.e. Al-Munaafiqoon) along with other Soorahs.

In Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Mu’aadh bin Jabal –RadhiAllaahu anhufrom the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam -: ‘There is none who testifies that ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger’ truthfully from his heart except that Allaah prohibits him from entering the Fire.’

So Allaah made being saved from the Fire, for the one who says this statement, conditional by saying it truthfully from his heart. Merely pronouncing ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ does not benefit the one who says it unless there is agreement with the heart.

Also in Bukhari and Muslim from the hadeeth of Anas bin Malik and Talha bin Ubaydullaah –RadhiAllaahu anhumaa- in the story of the Bedouin – who was Damaam bin Tha’alabah, a delegate of Bani Sa’ad bin Bakr – when he asked the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – about the rulings of Islaam and was then informed by him. He then asked the Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – ‘Do I have to do anything else?’
The Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – answered: ‘No, except if you perform it optionally.’ Then the Bedouin said: ‘I swear by Allaah I will not increase upon that nor decrease from it.’ So the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘He will be successful if he is truthful.’

And in some narrations: ‘Indeed if he is truthful then he will enter into
Paradise.’

So the Messenger made it a condition for his success and entrance into Paradise that he was truthful.

Fourth Condition- Al-Inqiyaad – Submission & Obedience

Submission and obedience to what ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ requires and that it negates disobedience.

Allaah -Azza wa Jal – said:

<< And turn in repentance and in obedience with true Faith (Islaamic
Monotheism) to your Lord and submit to Him (in Islaam) >> [Zumar: 54]

Allaah -Ta’ala- said:

<<And who can be better in religion than one who submits his face (himself) to Allaah and he is a Muhsin (a good-doer). >> [Nisaa’: 125]

Allaah -Ta’ala- said:

<<And whosoever submits his face (himself) to Allaah, while he is a Muhsin (good-doer), then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold [La ilaha ‘illa Allaah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah)]. >> [Luqman: 22]

Which means holding onto ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’

<< And to Allaah return all matters for decision. >> [Luqman: 22]

The meaning of which is, that he submits his face to Allaah i.e. he obeys Him, and he is a righteous person worshipping Allaah Alone. Whoever does not submit his face to Allaah and is not a righteous person then he has not held onto the most trustworthy handhold that will never break.

That is the meaning of the saying of Allaah -Azza wa Jal which follows:

<<And whoever disbelieved, let not his disbelief grieve you, to Us is their return and We shall inform them what they have done. Verily, Allaah is the All- Knower of what is in the hearts (of men). We let them enjoy for a little while, then in the end We shall oblige them to (enter) a great torment. >> [Luqman: 23-24]

Third Condition: al-Qabool – Acceptance

Acceptance of what this statement necessitates is with the heart and the tongue.

Allaah -Azza wa Jal – narrates to us the news of what preceded regarding those
who were previously saved and regarding the punishment of those who rejected and refused to accept this statement. As Allaah –Ta’ala – said:

<<And similarly, We sent not a warner before you to any town (people) but the luxurious ones among them said: ‘We found our fathers following a certain way and religion and we will indeed follow their footsteps.’ (The warner) said: ‘Even if I bring you better guidance than that which you found your fathers following?’ They said: ‘Verily, We disbelieve in that with which you have been sent.’ So We took revenge of them, then see what was the end of those who denied (Islaamic Monotheism)>> [Zukhruf 23-25]

Allaah -Ta’ala- said:

<< Then (in the end) We save Our Messengers and those who believe! Thus it is incumbent upon Us to save the believers. >> [Yunus: 103]

Allaah -Ta’ala- said:

<< And indeed We did send Messengers before you to their own peoples. They came to them with clear proofs, then We took vengeance on those who committed crimes (disbelief, setting partners in worship with Allaah, sins, etc.), and (as for) the believers it was incumbent upon Us to help (them). >> [Room 47]

He -Subhanahu wa Ta’ala – informed us of what He promised to those who accept ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ of reward and what He has prepared of punishment for the one who rejects ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’

As Allaah -Ta’ala- said:

<< (It will be said to the Angels): ‘Assemble those who did wrong, together with their companions (from the devils) and what they used to worship instead of Allaah. And lead them on to the way of flaming Fire (Hell); ‘But stop them, verily they are to be questioned.’ ‘What is the matter with you? Why do you not help one another (as you used to do in the world)?’ Nay, but that Day they shall surrender, And they will turn to one another and question one another. They will say: ‘It was you who used to come to us from the right side [i.e. from the right side of one of us and beautify for us every evil, order polytheism for us, and prevent us from the truth i.e. Islaamic Monotheism and from every good deed].’ They will reply: ‘Nay, you yourselves were not believers.
‘And we had no authority over you. Nay! But you were transgressing people (disobedient, polytheists, and disbelievers). ‘So now the Word of our Lord has been justified against us, that we shall certainly (have to) taste (the torment). ‘So we led you astray because we were ourselves astray.’ Then verily, that Day, they will (all) share in the torment. Certainly, that is how We deal with Al-Mujrimoon (polytheists, sinners, criminals, the disobedient to Allaah, etc.). Truly, when it was said to them: ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ (none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah), they puffed themselves up with pride (i.e. denied it). And (they) said: ‘Are we going to abandon our (gods) for the sake of a mad poet? >> [Saaffat: 22-36]

Allaah -Ta’ala- made the cause of and the reason for their punishment their arrogance towards ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ and their belying of those who came with it. So, they did not negate what Allaah negated and they did not affirm what Allaah affirmed, rather they said rejecting and proudly:

<< ‘Has he made the âliha (gods) (all) into One Ilâh (God – Allaah). Verily, this
is a curious thing!’ And the leaders among them went about (saying): ‘Go on, and remain constant to your âliha (gods)! Verily, this is a thing designed (against you)!
‘We have not heard (the like) of this among the people of these later days. This
is nothing but an invention! >> [Saad: 5-7]

And here they said : <<‘Are we going to abandon our (gods) for the sake of a
mad poet? >>

Then Allaah -Azza wa Jal – refuted them and turned that back on them via His Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – and He said:

<<Nay! He has come with the truth (i.e. Allaah’s Religion – Islaamic
Monotheism and this Qur’aan) and he confirms the Messengers (before him who brought Allaah’s religion – Islaamic Monotheism).>> [Saaffat: 37] to the end
of the Aayaat.

Then He said about those before them:

<< Except the chosen slaves of Allaah (faithful, obedient, true believers of Islaamic Monotheism). For them there will be a known provision (in Paradise). Fruits; and they shall be honoured, in the Gardens of delight (Paradise) >> [Saaffat: 40-43] to the end of the Aayaat.

And Allaah -Ta’ala- said:

<< Whoever brings a good deed (i.e. Belief in the Oneness of Allaah along with every deed of righteousness), will have better than its worth, and they will be safe from the terror on that Day. >> [Naml: 89]

And in the Saheeh on the authority of Abu Musa –RadhiAllaahu anhu- that the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘The like of what Allaah sent me with of guidance and knowledge is like heavy rainfall which poured onto the ground. There was some land which was fertile which absorbed the water and many plants and grass began to grow. There was some land which was arid but it held the water and Allaah made the people benefit by it, so they drank from it, used the water and used it for agriculture. There was some other land which was affected by the water but was flat land where nothing would grow. It did not hold the water nor did it allow plants to grow. That is the example of the one who has understanding of the Deen and
benefits from what Allaah sent me with, so he learns it and teaches it and the example of he who cannot raise his head due to it and does not accept the guidance of Allaah with which I have been sent.’