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Tawheed Is Not A Misdeed But Dirtied By The Extreme

By Nishthar Idroos

Nishthar Idroos

A singular and specific victim of the whole macabre incident of the April 21 Easter Sunday bombing by terrorists in Sri Lanka from a standpoint of Muslims was the maligning, tarnishing and distorting of a term indispensable, necessitous and fundamental to the faith of Islam. It’s indeed extremely troubling to the faithful’s that this is the existential coalescing reality. A term essentially integral and intrinsic to Islam and all its prophets namely Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad (peace be upon all of them). A term loved by Muslims and observed with endless devotion and invocation by billions. A term for which God Almighty created the seven heavens, the seven earths and everything within it. 

A term with which terrorists and extremists misuse, abuse and misquote sans proper knowledge, proper concern, proper insight, proper understanding or wisdom. A term with which extremists deceive, distort and debase and prey on the innocent and unsuspecting. This term is Tawheed. A term that has become dirty, diabolical and discredited. But the irony of the matter from a mainstream standpoint is that without Tawheed there is no Islam and without Islam there is no Tawheed. This is the ultimate symbiosis in the world. There is nothing, absolutely nothing beyond this.

Tawheed is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheistic Islam. Wahid, ahad and waheed all of it connote the same idea of one. Allah is Wahid hence its adherents observe Tawheed – single out all worship to him exclusively. This is Tawheed. He Allah has no rivals or peers in any way or form. Knowing Him to be one, with none like unto Him. Whoever does not acknowledge Allah in these terms and does not describe Him as being one with no partner or associate does not believe in Tawheed. So one gets the idea. Tawheed is the religion’s central and single-most important concept, upon which a Muslim’s entire faith rests. The rest is built on this foundation. It unequivocally holds that Allah is one and Single; therefore, the Islamic belief in Allah is considered absolutely Unitarian, This is Tawheed.

The concept of Tawheed is divine but attaching a jamaath to it (congregation) is a religious innovation and separating the Muslim nation and possibly not conveying the message as intended “O Messenger! Convey what has been sent down to you from your Lord” (Al Quran 5:67) for good reason the congregation and the principle tenet has to be separated. This is critical. Groups call themselves many things oblivious to real consequences to the people at large. 

When a group calls itself the Lords Army the two has to be separated. When another group calls itself the Buddhist Force the two has to be separated. The same way Tawheed and Jamaath has to be separated, analysed and facts elicited. If this just process is not implemented great harm can definitely ensue and faithful’s get caught up in the crossfire. Only those with sinister motives whether in the administration or media would mix the two and blow it out of proportion. The ignorant electronic media in Sri Lanka in particular has been doing just that, causing a lot of harm to the people. It’s extremely important for the non-Muslim world and the intelligence communities to exercise caution, discretion and foresight especially in the light of the kinds of names and branding these terrorists organizations extend to their outfits. This is a very serious issue and be treated as such.

Will a sincere, practising Buddhist, Hindu, Christian or Jew be able to invalidate core teachings and still consider to be a true and sincere follower? That would be impossible. As for Tawheed there is no comparison, no comparison whatsoever. Without Tawheed there will no sun, no moon, no water, no rain, no air, no trees, no mountains etc. Without Tawheed there will be no Donald Trump, without Tawheed there will be no Vladimir Putin, without Tawheed there will be no Xi Jingping, without Tawheed there will be no Maithripala Sirisena or no Narendra Modi, Why? Because all of this is Allah’s creation. And He says in the final revelation “And I did not create Jinn and Mankind except for my worship” Al Quran (51:56) this is Tawheed. This is no exaggeration or spiritual condescending but the true and exact reality. This can be accepted or rejected but it wouldn’t remove the entrenched and all-embracing reality. 

Indeed Tawheed is not a misdeed. It’s a creed that transforms man with speed. The terrorists and extremists who mislead and impede will certainly not succeed. Name a country where they have done good deeds and shown eligibility to succeed? As for those who misread the message are kindly exhorted to properly read. Allah Himself decreed His Message would bleed but in the long run it will succeed. 

The whole universe and what it contains is one unified event which in itself has no lasting reality. Allah is the only reality, Al-Haqq. “He is God, the one, on whom all depend, He does not beget, nor is He begotten, and (there is) none like Him “Al Quran (112:1-4) this is Tawheed. “Your Lord has decreed that you shall serve none but Him, and show kindness to your parents “Al Quran (17:23) this is Tawheed. “And to every people we sent a prophet to convey to them that they ought to serve Allah and avoid at-Taghoot” Al Quran (16:36) this is Tawheed “Serve Allah and do not associate aught with Him “Al Quran (4:36) this is Tawheed.  Prophet Muhammad (may Allah exalt his mention) said “What is due to Allah from His creatures is to serve Him alone and never to associate any other being with Him. What is due them is not to punish any person who does not associate aught with Him” this is Tawheed

Regardless of the disgusting, despicable, detestable acts of violence Muslim terrorists perpetrate in the name of Islam, not just what happened in Sri.Lanka but globally and the Muslim world. Anyway the purity and sanctity of Islam can never be taken away. When they enact violence we also see soon after its replication, a more forceful replication for which these ignoramuses would extend an “allahuakbar” Who opened the door for all of this? It was the Muslim Terrorists no doubt. No matter who does what the essence of Islam and its true meaning is deeply etched in the hearts of Muslims and they reject this totally. 

The operation in Sri Lanka was too professional for a raw callow and rookie terrorist organization. It’s supposed elaborate planning, keeping the political hierarchy and intelligence at bay pose many questions. One specific issue that continues to bewilder Muslims of Sri Lanka and those outside is how such colossal amounts of superior explosives were freely moved or material freely purchased? From where did they get these military grade explosives? Who actually helped them? Were foreign hands complicit in the operation? These questions have to be answered as what’s at stake is the faith of near two billion people.

In this regard kudos to the courageous and bold Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo and leader of the country’s Catholic Church. He is an intelligent man, a wise man, a man well-endowed with the geo-political realities of the world. He emphatically and courageously rebuffed the official version. He spoke about a “jathianthara hasthiyak” – an international hand. His staunch defense of Islam was a standalone testimony for the peaceful nature of the religion of Islam.

The preponderant Muslim populace does not endorse this kind of violent methodology. This is certainly not the teachings of the Messenger who taught this peaceful way of life to his companions and all mankind to follow. Terrorists from whatever religion, group or cult have always behaved the same way and never failed to leave their landmark and destructive trail and their accredited and distinct genre of interacting with the civilised world.

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    This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our Comment policy.For more detail see our Comment policy https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/comments-policy-2

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      Nishtar Idroos,

      The Govt is finally going to modify and amend the MMDA. The ACJU and the Tawheed Terrorists will not be able to marry 12-year old girls, legally rape them or brainwash them into becoming terrorists to kill others, per the prescient Hadith of Najd.

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    I agree with Nisthar Idroos and I have Muslim relatives. The extremists interpret the religious teachings with uncontrollable emotion and deceive the people deliberately. Wisdom is lost when they interprete. It is the Imams who should be careful when preaching and realize that all religions are like various flowers in a garden called earth. Though Hinduism has no founder, no prescribed text, no central authority or where it originated, it respects every faith. It is a way of life, philosophy, science and a universal religion. Hinduism gives more importance to wisdom than intelligence. Intelligence is good but wisdom achieves better results. There are slight differences between intelligence and wisdom. Even Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism give more importance to love, kind and affection and prefers wisdom. I do not known about Islam whether it gives a proper description or nature of GOD. The concepts of heaven and hell are matters of considerable debate. However, I have seen some Muslims abide by love and kind and discourages cruel punishment. But how many Imams have protested about the cruel punishments to women and girls. Women are considered as chattels in stead of treating them as humans . Will they forgive a woman who has committed a crime. Forgiveness is divine and when you forgive you feel the presence of God. In Sri Lanka there are news item that Hisbullah was instrumental for the demolition of Hindu temples and is he a wise man according to the Islamic teachings teachings.

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      CT Editors this photo is a staged by the US masterminds behind the Hollywood style, shock and awe Easter attack.
      Are we to believe that these hooded villains then morphed into back-pack carrying tourist-terrorists?!
      This picture and the IS narrative and imagery is being used by CIA to promote fear psychosis and attacks on Muslims, destabilized the county and set up a US military base, so please do NOT use this picture which was intended to spread fear psychosis and attacks on Muslims.
      Also the US ambassador has become a frequent visitor to Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka and the Temple of the Tooth, carrying on the Weaonization of Religion in Sri Lanka.
      What happened to the separation of Church and State in the US Constitution. Why is the US Ambassador meddling in religion and weaponizing religion in another country?
      The US ambassador asked to stopped meddling with religion in Sri Lanka or Shut Up and Get Out
      Yesterday, standing outside the Temple in Kandy U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz said. : The United States has not reached any agreement to establish a permanent US military base in Sri Lanka.
      So it seems that US does have an agreement for a Temporary Military base in Sri Lanka. This Must be Stopped. Her statement is planned to mislead: she also said that the current agreement was signed by the previous regime, when in fact the new and much more elaborate agreement that included temporary military base was signed by US puppet Bondscam Ranil in 2017 whose debt-trap fake economic development policies are drafted by MCC to benefit America First and the Global 1 percent.
      US puppet bondscam Ranil must be impeached for the disaster that has happened in Sri Lanka and the US ambassador asked to stopped meddling with religion in Sri Lanka or Shut Up and Get Out

      Intelligance experts believe that the whole operation was

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      As far as all religions are concerned practicing in its original purist form could be defined as Jihadism in Arabic. What is wrong is not the efforts to keep religions in its original form. Rather it the the long ME tradition of inhumane enforcement by disseminating the dissent. However, now that the theory of evolution is firmly established, why do we have to believe in any creation theory at all & then to sacrifice innocent humans to defend indefensible? Why not give up all the religions altogether?

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        D.P.

        It took about 2.6 billion years after the Earth was formed about 4.6 billion years ago, for the evolutionary processes to finally produce the Homo Sapiens and around 5,000 years ago to invent the religions. The other species, including the primate cousins, with 48 chromosomes, instead of 46, do not have religions, creator gods, rebirth and Nirvana, Heaven and Hell.

        The Question is, why did God, invented by man, wait 4.6 billion years, to appear in the driest parts of the Middle East, and reveal only to the Jews, Christians and Muslims? And proclaim Tawheed?

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    “And I did not create Jinn and Mankind except for my worship” Al Quran (51:56).

    The above phrase can be interpreted in many ways. What should the jihadists do to the rest of the mankind (other than the 2 billion faithful)? Or how could the rest of the mankind be ‘brought” the “correct” path as directed by Allah?

    The seeds of conflict reside in the above. We are aware how Muslim children are indoctrinated from their small age of the above “supreme truth” in a way that no space is allowable for any other teaching or belief system.

    Is Muslim society and their leaders ready to accept and promote space for the “other” to have their own way of life?

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    Nishthar Idroos ,

    RE: Tawheed Is Not A Misdeed But Dirtied By The Extreme

    “This term is Tawheed. A term that has become dirty, diabolical and discredited. But the irony of the matter from a mainstream standpoint is that without Tawheed there is no Islam and without Islam there is no Tawheed. This is the ultimate symbiosis in the world. There is nothing, absolutely nothing beyond this.”
    “A term loved by Muslims and observed with endless devotion and invocation by billions. A term for which God Almighty created the seven heavens, the seven earths and everything within it”

    Tawhid is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheism in Islam. Tawhid is the religion’s most fundamental concept and holds that God (Allah, literally Al-Ilāh “the God”) is One (Al-ʾAḥad) and Single (Al-Wāḥid). Because of the “principle of Tawhid the Islamic belief in God is considered Unitarian.”

    Now, the Devil, Satan, Iblis, also believes in Tawhid, according to Islamic Theology. Satan, disobeyed God, was punished, but allowed to roam free, until the Day of Judgement., when he will end up in Hell-Fire, along with those who follow Satan. So, who follows Satan? Wahhabies, Salafies, ISIS, Tawhid Jamats, Boko Haram etc., per prescient Hadith of Najd.

    Wahabism, is a Satanic Ideology, and Satan has hijacked Tawhid, as he also believes in Tawhid, and fooled the Wahhabi-Salsfies and the Tauwhid Jamats, who are terrorists.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

    Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

    The Tauhid of the Wahhabi Salafies and clones is the Tauhid of the Satan.
    Islam means Submission.

    Islam: means Submission to God for Muslims.

    Islam: means Submission to Satan, Iblis for Wahhabi-Salafies and clones, and they are Satanis, Iblisis, Daesh.

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      The devil believes in the opposite of Tawheed ( Monotheism)which is Shirk or (Polytheism)

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        Abu,

        “The devil believes in the opposite of Tawheed ( Monotheism)”

        No. The Devil, Satan, Iblis believes in Tawheed ( Monotheism) per Islamic Theology.

        You are confused. Per Islamic Theology, the Devil, Satan Iblis, refused to bow down to man, Adam, and was banished to Earth, along with Adam, bur given reprieve, until the Day of Judgement, and given freedom recruit.

        Recruit, the Devil did the Wahhabies, Salafies, ISIS, Tawhid Jamats, Boko Haram etc., per prescient Hadith of Najd.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iblis

        Iblis is mentioned 11 times in the Qu’ran by name, nine times related to his rebellion against God’s command to prostrate himself before Adam. The term Shaitan is more prevalent, although Iblis is sometimes referred to as Shaitan; the terms are not interchangeable. The different fragments of Iblis’ story are scattered across the Qu’ran. In the aggregate, the story can be summarized as follows:

        When God created Adam, He ordered all the angels to bow before the new creation. All the angels bowed down, but Iblis refused to do so. He argued that since he himself was created from fire, he is superior to humans, made from Clay-mud, and that he should not prostrate himself before Adam. As punishment for his haughtiness, God banished Iblis from heaven and condemned him to hell. Later, Iblis made a request for the ability to try to mislead Adam and his descendants. God granted his request but also warned him that he will have no power over God’s servants.

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    “without Tawheed there is no Islam and without Islam there is no Tawheed”

    This is wrong. Judaism, early Christianity, Advita Vedanta all practice Tawheed.

    And problem doesn’t like with Jammath (assembly) either. It lies within core doctrinal discourse and Fundamentalist interpretations.

    Does a certain religion justify killings? Honor killings, is killing allowed even under life threatening conditions. Allow itself to say that it’s the one true word and encourages a struggle against non believers.

    When a Fundamentalist Buddhist Jammat is present it’s group hardcore monks bent on 24/7 meditation towards liberation. When Hindu Fundamentalist Jammat is present they are about adulation of their God.

    Then what goes wrong with Muslim Fundamentalist Jammat? I think, I should stop here and be politically correct like Managala Samaraweera and shut up so I can win enlighten Colombars….

    But hey, I despise political correctness so I would say this anyway. It’s high time Muslims worry about a reformation. Other two Abrahamic religions did it with European enlightenment and incoperated reason to their culturel ethos.

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    That’s why they say… Islam is the theory and Jihad is the practical.. Lolz

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      GLP,

      Islam means submission, for Muslims to God.

      Islam means submission, for Jihadis, Wahhabis, Salafis, ISIS, Towhedis to Devil, Satan , Iblis.

      Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam

      Islam (Arabic: إسلام‎, IPA: [alʔɪsˈlaːm] (About this soundlisten)) is a verbal noun originating from the triliteral root S-L-M which forms a large class of words mostly relating to concepts of wholeness, submission, sincerity, safeness, and peace.[39] In a religious context it means “voluntary submission to God”.[40][41] Islām is the verbal noun of Form IV of the root, and means “submission to God” or “surrender”. Muslim, the word for an adherent of Islam, is the active participle of the same verb form, and means “submitter to God” or “one who surrenders”.

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    Islam is one religion where the ‘us” vs ‘them’ is very strong. A primitive way of thinking for a species which is ridiculously vulnerable.

    Some ways of thinking keeps us backward. In every religion the priests and the social failures have a vested interest in keeping the rest of the flock tied to a so called faith. Imagine what will happen if the Buddhist stop believing .Who will feed the priests ? Same with every religion.

    It is also a fact that in religious matters people who are not good at anything come to the front. Farhan may have been useless at any job given to him. He may be illiterate and ignorant and incompetent in any task. But as he is fervent he has a following ! What a joke this religion is.By todays’ standards all religious teachers were illiterate.

    Is there a god who enjoys this comedy ?

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    The sentence ‘Allah Himself decreed His Message would bleed but in the long run it will succeed’ is rather confusing. God is always merciful, but why should he decreed that his message would bleed but in the long run would succeed. Shedding blood is not God’s aim in every faith. Does shedding blood implies bombing or beheading. God always creates and monitors each and every Soul and guides.

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    Islam differs from other religions in the sense it is not a religion in the strict sense. Islam is a political system which does not recognise any other parallel system. The claim there is only One God Allah and there is no other god other than Allah means religions that worship other gods are haram. It is, in effect, a declaration of war on other religions. The Muslims can praise and worship Allah, but when the Quran claims that there is only one God and there are no other gods, followers of other religions become infidels! This is the crust of the matter. Muslims are not only fighting non-Muslims, but Islam is also fighting factions of the same religion. Right now there are Muslim refugees from Pakistan belonging to the Ahamadia group after they fled Pakistan. If this group (there are 73 such groups) could treat Ahamadias who worship the same Allah and recite the same Quran what will be their attitude towards other Non-Muslim religious groups. Lastly, why did Allah created men and women who follow other religions?

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      Thanga, Here is one Commandment: “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.” …. Except for the language used, is there any difference in the beliefs of the two religions.
      .
      Many believe in a religion. Some don’t. Let us leave it at that.

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    Indeed. Even the April 21st bombings are not a misdeed. It is the way we see it that is at fault. Of course according to Moslem “scholars” that is.

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    Going through all the Essays and corresponding comments by Muslims here in this forum all the Muslims are in jubilation or in Ecstasy in seen or hearing killing of nonbelievers as per their religion definition. In hearing one of their doctor’s work in the name of their almighty all the Muslims are not only jubilant but also proud of him I suppose. As such we nonbelievers should have a monk or somebody like venerable virathu’s caliber to protect nonbelievers here as our politicians have forgotten our rights for Muslims minority votes bank. All nonbelievers should boycott Muslims business and agitate banning of Islamism in this Land.

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