These matters require from the believing man and woman, young and old to learn.
The author (May All?h have mercy upon him) said,
“The first is knowledge” one is obliged to learn and gain insight so that he is upon clarity. He must learn about the religion of All?h which he was created for. This knowledge is learning about All?h, His Prophet, and the religion of Isl?m with proofs.
So, that is the first matter that the servant gains insight about who is his Lord?
Hence, he learns that his Lord is the Creator who created him, provides his subsistence, and confers His favors upon him. All?h created those who came before him and those who will come after him. He is the Lord of all that exists. All?h is the one true deity and object of servitude. No one besides Him deserves to be worshiped. Not a close angel, a messenger who was sent, not a Jinn, no human, no idol or anything else deserves to be worshiped; Rather, true worship is a right that belongs to Him alone. He is the sole object of worship in truth.
He deserved to be worshipped. He is the Lord of all that exists. He is your Lord and Master, your Creator, and your true Deity. So, you should know this first matter which is knowing your Lord, your Prophet, and your religion with proof. It is what All?h says, and his Prophet said, not by opinions and statements of so and so person. Instead, it is with proofs from the verses of the Qur??n and ?ad?th. This is the religion of Isl?m that you have been obliged to enter and commit to.
It is the worship of All?h which He (the Exalted) says about it,
“And I (All?h) created not the jinn’s and humans except they should worship Me (Alone.” [S?rah Adh-Dhariyat 51:56]
This worship is Isl?m. It is obeying All?h and His Messenger. It is establishing All?h’s orders and abandoning forbidden matters.
This is the worship in which mankind was created for. All?h orders this within His statement,
“O mankind! Worship your Lord (All?h).” [S?rah Al-Baqarah 2:21]
Meaning: worship Him by obeying His commands and abandon His prohibitions, and submit oneself directly to him, and specify worship for Him (the Exalted).
“Whosoever obeys me, obeys All?h; and he who disobeys me disobeys All?h.”
Publisher: Maktabatulirshad Publications
Author: Shaykh ul-Isl?m Mu?ammad ?Abdul-Wahh?b [1206 AH]
Explanation: Shaykh ?Abdul ?Az?z bin ?Abdull?h bin B?z [1420 AH]
Translation by: Umm ???ishah Rumaysah Bond
Size: 5.83 x 8.27
Publish Year: 2020