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Hadith on Monotheism: The Rights of Allah Upon His Servants

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 7373
Narrated Mu`adh bin Jabal: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “O Mu`adh! Do you know what Allah’s Right upon His Servents is?” I said, “Allah and His Apostle know best.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is?” I replied, “Allah and His Apostle know best.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Not to punish them (if they do so).

  • This hadith teaches us that the most important thing we can do in our lives is to worship Allah alone and not associate any partners with Him. Allah has the right that we worship Him alone, and if we do so, Allah promises not to punish us. In addition to worshipping Allah alone, obeying His commands and staying away from His prohibitions are also important aspects of a Muslim’s life. Allah has set clear rules and regulations for us to follow, and if we violate His commands by committing major sins like murder or rape, we can be punished by Allah for our actions. Therefore, to fulfill Allah’s rights upon us, we must worship Him alone, obey His commands, and avoid His prohibitions.