Belief in Allah
“And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).
I seek not any provision from them (i.e., provision for themselves or for My creatures) nor do I ask that they should feed Me (i.e., feed themselves or My creatures). Verily, Allah is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong.” (Soorah 51 : 56-58)
And He said:
“O mankind! Worship your Lord, Who created you and those who came before you that you may become righteous. Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down rain from
the sky, and brought forth therewith fruits as provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in
worship) while you know that He Alone has the right to be worshipped.” (Soorah 2:21,22)
Allah sent the Messengers and sent down the Books to clarify this Truth, call to it and warn against all that which contradicts it. The Qur’aan says:
“And verily, we have sent among every Ummah a Messenger, (with the command), ‘Worship Allah (Alone)
and avoid (or Keep away from) At-Taghut (i.e., all false deities).” (Soorah 16:36)
“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him.” (Soorah 17:23) “So, call upon Allah with sincere devotion, making your worship pure for Him (Alone)” (Soorah 40:14)
Al-Bukhāri and Muslim also report on the authority of Mu’adh who said, that the Prophet said:
“Allah’s right upon His slaves is that they should worship Him Alone and not to associate anyone with Him in worship.”
Belief in Allah also necessitates the belief in all the apparent obligations including the five pillars of Islam, namely the declaration that none is worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad ! is His Messenger, performing prayers, paying Zakah, fasting during the month of Ramadān, and performing pilgrimage to Ka’bah in Makkah, if one can afford it.
The mast important of all these pillars is the declaration of Faith, That none has the right to he worshipped except Allah.
This declaration requires offering sincere devotion to Allah Alone. Anyone who is worshipped besides Allah is but vain falsehood, as the Qur’aan says:
“That is because Allah is the Only True God, and those besides Him whom they invoke are but vain falsehood.”
This belief also necessitates the belief that Allah is the Originator and Creator of the creation and that He Alone is the Disposer of their affairs with His Total Will and Absolute Knowledge. He is also the Master of the present world and the Hereafter and the Lord of the worlds.