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12-03-2007, 05:06 PM
Can someone direct me in the meaning of some words...like Tawheed or Aqeedah and other such words. Is there a place where I can go to learn the meaning of such words.
13-03-2007, 09:28 AM
Im still learning Arabic and it's best to let an Arabic speaking Brother or Sister help you. The Arabic language is made up of root words and there is a lot of things you need to know about the linguistic meanings and applied meanings. This website is a good place to learn. Insha'allah you will find help hear.
14-03-2007, 12:23 PM
Since nobody has responded to this thread for you I will take an uneducated stab at defining these insha'allah. My explanation may be better than nothing.
Tauheed. Linguisticly means "to assert oneness".
This is the belief that Allah(swt) is One. He is the only Creator, Sustainer, Rabb of all creation. He creates but is not created. He feeds us but is not fed. Allah(swt) is not dependant on his creation or part of his creation and controals everything that goes on.
Surah 112 of the Qur'an says:
Qulhu allahu ahad Allahu alssamadu Lam yalid walam yooladu Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahadun
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him.
Tauheed is also the belief that no other deity is worthy of worship but Allah(swt) that we should worship him without associating any partners with him or saying that anything else is Divine.
Tauheed is also the belief in the names and attributes of Allah(swt) as described by him in the Qur'an and the Hadith of the Rasooul(sallahu alayhe wassalam). Like for example Allah(swt) is unseen. Anything you can see, hear, taste or smell is not Allah(swt). We do not say anything about Allah(swt) that he did not say about himself.
This is "beliefs". Aqeeda is the trunk and tauheed is a branch from this trunk.
Like we believe in Allah, his Books, his Messengers(peace be to all of them) The Angels and all that is unseen (jinns and sahyateen), The Day of judgement and Qdar.
This is not an exhaustive explanation. An entire library of books can be written on this.
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