Islam is a complete religion that covers every aspect of life. Whether it is the matters of Dunya or Akhirah, Islam gives a complete clarity. In this short article, you will find some comprehensive details regarding the three obligatory matters in Islam, which everyone should learn and implement.
Know, may Allāh have mercy upon you, that it is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female, to learn and act upon the following three matters:
- We are created by Allah and sustained by Him
- It is not pleasing to Allah for anyone to be a partner of His worship
- Those on Tawheed should not have love, alliance and support for those who oppose Allāh and His Messenger
Each of these obligatory matters are briefly described with their proofs below:
The First Obligatory Matter
That Allāh created us and provided sustenance for us; He did not leave us without a purpose, rather, He sent Messengers to us. So whoever obeys them will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys them will enter the Fire.
The proof is the saying of the Most High: “Indeed, We have sent a Messenger to you, just as We sent a Messenger to Pharaoh. But Pharaoh denied and rejected the Messenger, so We seized him with a severe punishment.” [73:15-16]
The Second Obligatory Matter
Allāh is not pleased that anyone should be made a partner with Him in worship, neither any angel brought near, nor any Prophet sent as a Messenger.
The proof is the saying of Allāh (the Most High): “The places of worship are for Allāh alone, so do not invoke anyone along with Allāh.” [72: 18]
The Third Obligatory Matter
Whoever is obedient to the Messenger and directs all worship to Allāh alone, upon Tawḥīd, then it is not permissible for him to have love, alliance and support for those who oppose Allāh and His Messenger, even if they are those most closely related to him.
The proof is the saying of Allāh (the Most High): “You will not find a people who believe in Allāh and the Last Day loving those who oppose Allāh and His Messenger, even if they are their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kinsfolk. Rather Allāh has decreed true Belief for their hearts, and strengthened them with proof, light and guidance from Him; and He will enter them into the gardens of Paradise beneath whose trees rivers will flow, and they will dwell therein forever. Allāh is pleased with them and they with Him. They are the party of Allāh.
Indeed the party of Allāh are the successful.” [52:18]
Every Muslim is obliged to seek knowledge. ‘Iqra‘ – Read – was the first word revealed to our beloved Prophet ﷺ. Knowledge can only be achieved through reading. By reading, we are urging ourselves to expand our knowledge and understanding, analyse Allah’s creation, and contemplate our existence and the universe.
Three Obligatory Matters in Islam – Final Words
As a Muslim, we are ordered to follow and implement complement religion in every walk of life. The three obligatory matters in Islam is actually a stronger faith that Allah is the all-powerful and only He is worthy of worship. These matters are obligatory as the faith cannot be completed without implementing these properly. It is therefore of vital importance for every Muslim man and woman to follow these mandatory matters and implement them in their lives as well.
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