How does the Muslim actualize Tawhīd? | Shaykh Sālih bin Fawzān Al-Fawzān

Question: How does the Muslim actualize Tawhīd? May you be rewarded.

Answer: The actualisation (tahqīq تحقيق) of Tawhīd is the highest degree of Tawhīd. This is achieved by leaving Major Shirk, Minor Shirk, the innovations, the prohibitions and some of the permissible things. And he doesn’t neglect anything from the obligations and he stays away from all prohibitions and disliked things. Meaning, he stays away from Major Shirk, Minor Shirk, the innovations and the acts of disobedience. He stays away from the prohibitions and disliked things. And he stays away from the acts of disobedience; the major and minor sins. And he does not oppose [the Legislation], and if he does, he hastens to repent, in order to actualize Tawhīd. And this person enters Paradise without any reckoning or punishment, as the Messenger – salla Allāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam – said[1]. Na‘am.

[1] The Shaykh is referring to this hadeeth:

Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said,

‘Nations were displayed before me; a prophet would pass by accompanied by a few followers; a prophet would pass by accompanied by one or two followers, and a prophet would pass by with nobody. Then a big crowd of people passed in front of me and I asked, ‘Who are they? Are they my followers?’ It was said, ‘No. It is Moses and his followers.’ Then I saw a big crowd of people who passed in front of me and it was said to me, ‘This is your nation out of whom seventy thousands shall enter Paradise without reckoning or chastisement.’

Then Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) entered his house without telling his Companions who they (the seventy thousand persons) were. So the people started talking about the issue and some said, ‘Those may be the Companions who have believed in Allaah and accompanied His Messenger’; another group said, ‘Those are our children who are born in the fold of Islaam and associate no partner with Allaah’; and others expressed different opinions. When the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) came out, they informed him of their argument, and he said, ‘Those people do not ask others to treat them with ruqyah, nor do they get themselves cauterized (for treatment), nor do they believe in bad omen, and upon their Lord they rely.’

On that, Ukkaashah Ibn Mihsan said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Invoke Allaah to make me one of them.’ The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said, ‘You are one of them.’

So, another person got up and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Invoke Allaah to make me one of them.’ The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said, ‘Ukkaashah has preceded you’”

[Taken from , ‘Concise Commentary of the Book of Tawheed,’ by Dr. Saalih Al-Fawzaan (page #34-35). Reported by Al-Bukhaaree (#3410) and Muslim (#220)]

For the explanation of the above hadeeth, refer to:
http://troid.ca/index.php/aqeedah/taw… (lesson 5, 6 and 7)