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Concept of Unity (Tawheed)
Author :Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi
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Consciousness is the inner light (nur batin). In order to access this inner light God has sent Prophets with Divine Laws (sharโขiah). When we contemplate the Divine Laws and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and try to draw any meaning out of it, then only one truth comes to light and it is that the reason for the creation of human race was to recognize God as a single being. This oneness of God is labeled as tawheed (Unity). Tawheed or the concept of believing in one God and to declare God as the sole Creator was revealed to Prophets and apostles through Divine Revelation (vahii). Since Prophets receive this revelation through vahii, hence whatever statement they make is free of assumptions. On the other hand, religious groups that do not recognize Prophetโs attempt to find and define this Divine Unity through assumptions. Ever since humans appeared on this earth, they have been trying to recognize a single source of authority by seeking directions through assumptions. Religious groups that do not recognize Prophets and Apostles always tried to seek Unity through conjecture.
Their misguided assumption always presented the concept of Divine Unity through pagan beliefs and these ideologies sometimes clashed with others concepts and religions as well. Any ideology borne out of assumption or fiction can only stand and support other ideologies for a short while, but eventually it fails because it is an ideology based on supposition. On the other hand, the concept of Divine Unity presented by the Prophets is not based on postulation.
When we discuss humanity and wish for its welfare then we have to come to the conclusion that the human race is a family. The head of this family is the One, who is beyond any doubts and suspicions.
To unite the human race to this ideology we have to assemble into one idea or a thought. That point of thought is that God is such a Being, who is the guardian of human race. All the Prophets from Adam to Moses to Jesus to Muhammad have preached this Unity of God. The teachings of these Prophets do not clash with each other. If the human race wishes to achieve its salvation by unifying into one concept, it has to apply the concept of unity of God put forth by the Prophets.
History informs us that the ideologies other than Unity of God put forth by His Prophets either have gone with their followers into oblivion or are going through that process.
‘Today’s generations are gloomier than the previous ones and the future generations will be subject to more hopelessness unless the human race eventually goes back to the point of Divine Unity, as introduced by the Prophets.
In today’s world, we see that different countries and nations have different ways of life, different cultures, dress and cuisine. It is almost impossible that the physical appearance and activities of the entire human race could become one. However, when we see beyond the physical appearance, into the inner Self then we see that beneath the physical differences, members of human race do have a common spiritual denominator. It is the belief that all creatures are one and the Being that meets the need of creatures is also One. All the advancement, development of the human race and branches of knowledge are linked to that single Source. No branch of knowledge could become knowledge unless a Being inspired that knowledge in the human mind.
No advancement on any subject is possible without deep thinking. We have to have something to develop otherwise development could not be achieved. Similarly, advancement is only possible when the human race exists. Without it, no advancement could be achieved. Unless an idea to invent something enters the mind, nothing could be invented. This is that link, which is spiritually active in all the species and in every individual of these species. Its source is nothing but the Divine Unity.
What today’s scholars need to do is to correct all the wrong interpretations and ideologies. This is the only way to bring nations of the world into one spiritual circle. This spiritual circle is the concept of Divine unity presented by the Scriptures including the Qur’an (Koran). In order to access the Divine Unity (tawheed) of the Qur’an (Koran) and to implement it, all prejudices have to be put aside. We have to free ourselves from hatred. The time is not far when the human race after going through the dreadful conflicts of the future whether they are ideological or economic, will be forced to look for survival. Salvation could not be achieved from anywhere except from Divine Unity.
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