Tawheed as Understood by the Philosophers

Shaykh Saalih ibn ‘Abdillaah Al-Fawzaan

From his book Duroos min Al-Qur’aan Al-Kareem (p.15-17)

Translated exclusively for http://www.bakkah.net

[ In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, may His Salaah and Salaambe upon His final Messenger, and upon all his family members and companions, and those who follow his way, to proceed… ]

There are those who say that tawheed is only one category – tawheed ar-ruboobiyyah. It is to acknowledge that Allaah is the Creator, the Provider, the Bringer of life and death, etc. They only refer to the actions of Allaah and to His Attributes. Upon this thought the scholars of philosophy and the independent thinkers have built their ‘aqeedah. Their beliefs are found in their books, and if you were to read them, you would surely find that they affirm tawheed ar-ruboobiyyah only. So as far as they are concerned, whoever proclaims awareness of that is someone of tawheed to them. They have no understanding of tawheed al-uloohiyyah, nor of tawheed al-asmaa’ was-sifaat, so they do not consider worshipping a grave or calling on the dead to be shirk. They may only say, “This is making one’s intention for other than Allaah, and it is wrong,” but they will not say it is shirk.

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Preserving the Foundations (EL)

An Explanation of the Meaning of Tawheed (EL)



An Explanation of the Truth of Monotheism (EL)

Dealing With the Enemies of Islaam (EL)

Explanation of Al-‘Aqeedah Al-Waasitiyyah (EL)

The Call to Allaah (EL)


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