Series of lectures on the book “The Means for the Ummah’s Salvation” by Shaykh Saleh al-Fawzaan (RA), delivered by Shaykh Abdur Rauf Shakir.
So, just as we should avoid Shirk we should avoid bida’h. So avoiding Shirl and singling Allah alone with all worship is the meaning of “Laa Ilaha Illallah” (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped in truth except Allah); and the meaning of Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah is to abandon bida’h; because the messenger is the one, who brought us clarification of the truth and the religion. Thus, we should worship Allah upon the path of the Messenger.
Therefore, He didn’t leave anything good except that He made it clear to us; and He didn’t leave anything evil except that he made it clear to us. Thus, among the greatest causes for the Ummah’s salvation is clinging to the ‘Aqeedah and Tawheed, its avoiding Shirk and bida’h.
May Allah the Exalted be pleased with our Shaykhs for his tremendous efforts and reward them abundantly, as He, the Almighty, can only reward, Aameen.
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