Responding to polytheists regarding the kalima and angels

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Day 29 – Surah Ikhlas
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ
اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ
لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ
وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ

Say, “The truth is that Allah is One. Allah, Who is in need of none and of Whom all are in need; He has never had offspring, nor was He born. Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”

The essence of this surah is clear Towheed.

When the polytheists asked about the ancestry of Allah, verses were revealed in which Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaiyhi wasallam) was commanded to tell the Pagans that Allah is ‘ahad’ which means Allah is the only One of His Kind who has no lineage and is completely and totally unique. The word ‘ahad’ refutes the concept of multiple deities.

The Qur’an then says Allah is ‘Samad’ which means the sovereignty of Allah is absolute. This means that Allah is totally independent and free of any need but all of the creation depend on Allah.

The polytheists claimed that the angels are daughters of Allah, the Jews said Ezra is the son of Allah and the Christians said Jesus is the son of Allah. However Allah revealed that He has no child nor is He anyone else’s child.

Some people asked whether Allah is made from gold, silver, iron or wood in addition to what Allah’s gender is and whether Allah eats and drinks. Surah Ikhlas’s last verse informs us that nothing in the entire creation resembles Allah, nothing in the creation shares the power of Allah and nothing in the creation shares an equal rank with Allah.

Recitation of Surah Ikhlas is extremely virtuous.

Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and others state that reciting Surah Ikhlas once is equal to 1/3rd of the Quran. It is therefore hoped that by reciting this surah thrice, one will receive the reward of an entire Quran recital.

Sa’id ibnul Musayyab (rahimahullah) reported without citing his source above him (referred to as mursal) that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Whoever recites surah ikhlas ten times will receive a palace in Jannah in return, and who recites it twenty times will receive two palaces therein. Likewise, whoever recites this surah thirty times will get three palaces in Jannah.’

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) commented: ‘By Allah! In that case we shall have lots of palaces (i.e, since we will recite this a lot).

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: ‘Allah has abundant treasure.’
(Sunan Darimi, hadith: 3429)

Choosing, purchasing, moving into and maintaining even a single house in this world is painstaking but how easy it is to purchase a palace of Jannah!

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