La ilaha ill Allah – it’s meaning, conditions, nullifiers, virtues, and syntactic analysis by Shaykh Muhammad Raslan حفظه الله تعالى
Allaah instructs us that we are created to worship Him. The backbone and foundation of worship is Tawhid, which all the messengers were missioned to proclaim. The simple profession that comprises Tawhid in it’s entirety is very short, has copious implications, and is critically significant, it is:
La ilaha ill-Allaah.
It is the testimony of faith and the key of the abode of happiness. It is the foundation of this religion, the trunk of it’s tree, the pillar of it’s pavillion, while the rest of the pillars and obligations branch out of it, integrate it, and are restricted by observing and implementing it’s requirements. The whole purpose behind creation is crystallized in Allaah’s saying: