The Six Pillars of Faith >> Effect of Tawhid on Human Life

The belief in La ilaha illal Lah or Tawhid has fa-reaching effects on our life : 
a. A believer in Tawhid surrenders himself completely to the will of Allah and becomes His true servant and subject. Allah has created all that is in the earth and the heavens for the service of mankind. When a person surrenders himself to Allah's commands, he gains control over all other creations in the universe . 
The Qur'an confirms this when it says, "Have you not seen now Allah has made all that is in earth subservient to you? (22: 65)" see you not, how Allah has made serviceable unto you, whatever is in the sky and whatever is in the earth and has made His bounties flow to you in exceeding measure (both) seen and unseen?, (31: 20) 
These two verses clearly indicate that Allah has created everything on the earth and in the heavens for the service and comfort of humans. We can hope to be served by other objects and creatures only when we believe and practice Tawhid. This means we must be totally obedient to Allah. 
b. It produces in the believer a high degree of self respect and confidence. He knows that he depends on none but Allah for the fulfillment of his needs. He firmly believes that Allah alone has the power of providing all his requirements and no-one else has any power to do good or harm to him. 
When can a believer be confident and develop self-respect? He can be so only when he feels that he depends on none but his Creator for the fulfillment of his needs. 
c. This belief makes a believer humble and modest. He is never arrogant or haughty. He is fully aware that everything of earth belongs to Allah and he gains control over the rest of the creation only by being a subject of Allah. He also knows very well that whatever he has, is from Allah. So, there is no reason to be proud and boastful. 
d. Belief in Tawhid makes a believer dutiful and upright. The believer knows that he must carry out the commands of his Creator to succeed in this life and in the life hereafter. This awareness keeps him away from neglecting his duties and from other sins. 
e. It makes a believer contended. He does not become worried because he knows that Allah will take care of his needs if he is truly obedient. 
f. It makes a person brave and courageous. It removes from his mind the fear of death or concern for safety. The believer knows that it is Allah who will cause death at the appointed time and none but He can harm the believer's safety. So, if he obeys Allah, he has nothing to worry about. He goes doing his duty without any fear. 
g. A believer in Tawhid consciously feels himself to be part of the whole universe . He is the best of all creations of Allah the powerful Master of the whole universe. This belief broadens his horizon and his outlook expands. 
h. It produces in a believer strong determination, patience and perseverance. The believer becomes single minded and dedicates himself to seeking the pleasure of his Creator. 
Think of a boat. It has a rudder which guides the boat's movement: with the rudder under control, the boat moves forward proudly over the waves, but if the boat is not controlled by the rudder; it is tossed by every wave in the river or the sea. 
So it is with a believer. When he surrenders himself to Allah alone, he can go forward in the affairs of life without fear. But if he does not obey Allah, he has to obey false gods like the fear of losing his job, fear of danger, fear of hunger and the like. When someone believes in Allah alone, his life is not ruled by such fears. 
i. The most important effect of the in La ilaha illal Lah is mat it makes a person obey and observe Allah's commands. A believer in Tawhid is sure that Allah knows and sees everything and he cannot escape Allah's ever watchful eye for a single moment. In fact, Allah is nearer to him than his own jugular vein. So, a true believer does not commit a sin either secretly or in the darkness of night because he has the firm conviction that Allah sees everything all the time. 
A believer in Tawhid seeks the pleasure of Allah by making his belief and action go together. Belief without practice has no place in Islam. 
We Muslims are believers in Tawhid. We are Allah's servants and subjects. Our faith and practice must be the same.


Added: Nov-08-2015
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Category: The Six Pillars of Faith
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