Rectification of the Ummah is Through Tawheed, Not Through Jihad or Khuruj

“Allah has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to [the present rulers] in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their religion, that which He has chosen for them [i.e. Islam]. And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear [provided] they [the believers] worship Me and do not associate anything [in worship] with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun [rebellious, disobedient to Allah].”

Surah an-Nur:55

Shaykh Fawzaan mentions, “It is said by some: ‘What is the matter with you people? You give so much concern to the affair of tawheed and you speak so much about it? And yet you do not concern yourselves with the affairs of the Muslims in these times who are being killed, driven out of their lands, and being pursued by the non-Muslim states in every locale.’

So we respond knowing that Allāh is the one who grants success with the following:

Tawheed is the foundation upon which this upright monotheistic religion is built. So the attention that we give to it is in reality giving attention to the foundation. If we ponder over the Noble Qur˙ān, we find that it clarifies and explains the affair of tawheed in totality – to the extent that there is not a Chapter (Soorah) in the Qur˙ān except that it makes reference to the affair of tawheed.

The great Scholar Ibn al-Qayyim (died 752AH, rahimahullaah) mentioned that the whole of the Qur˙ān revolves around the subject of tawheed:…”

Shaykh al-Fawzan goes on to mention, “…Likewise is the case with the followers of the Messengers (‘alahimus-salaam) from those who invite to Islām and call for rectitude – the matter they focus upon and give the greatest concern to is tahweed. And that is because every call that is not established upon tawheed is fruitless and futile, and its goals will not be realized and desired result will not be achieved. Every call that marginalizes tawheed and does not give it the attention it deserves will result in failure – and this is something known and previously witnessed.

Indeed any call that focuses upon tawheed, then it will succeed by the permission of Allāh and it will aid and benefit society as a whole – and this is something well-known in recorded history.

We are not heedless regarding the plight of the Muslims, rather we give it attention – we aid them, we try to prevent them from being harmed using every means possible. It is not easy upon us that the Muslims are being killed and driven out of their lands. However it is not sufficient that we weep or pretend to weep over the plight of the Muslims, and that we fill the earth with just talking and writing, and with wailing and screaming  – this will not bring about progress…”

Excerpted and abridged from The Tremendous Status of Monotheism in Islām: Shaikh al-Fawzaan Part 1 translated by Abu Khadeejah.

Also see People Are Talking About Jihad and You Salafis Are Talking About Tawheed?! by Abu Khadeejah.