The Greatest Matter Commanded by Allah is Tawheed:
In this Sheikh Rahimullah explains that the greatest of all Allah has commanded is Tawheed, and it is a serious matter of all, because everything that is commanded by Him comes after wards. Allah orders that He be worshipped Alone without partners, because He Alone is the Creator and Sustainer Who sends His favors and bounties on His creation in all situations and instances. Therefore He deserves to be singled out, without associating anything or anyone from His creation with Him in worship.
The proof is His Saying, the Most High, in Surah An-Nisa ayah 36:
واعبدوا الله ولا تشركوا به شيئا
“Worship Allah alone, making all worship purely for Him, and do not associate anything in worship along with Him.”
.اور خدا ہی کی عبادت کرو اور اس کے ساتھ کسی چیز کو شریک نہ بناؤ
Because worship will not be correct along with shirk and it will not benefit and will not be considered as worship, unless purely and sincerely done only for Allah, the Almighty.
The Most serious thing which Allah forbade is Shirk:
This is tremendous point of benefit because some people think there are other things which are considered as worst crime and forbidden by Allah like Riba, forcination, corruption of behaviour and manners. However, they do not give importance to the matter of shirk and do not warn against it.
تَعَالَوْاْ أَتْلُ مَا حَرَّمَ رَبُّكُمْ عَلَيْكُمْ أَلاَّ تُشْرِكُواْ بِهِ شَيْئاً
Say, “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited to you. [He commands] that you not associate anything with Him
کہہ کہ (لوگو) آؤ میں تمہیں وہ چیزیں پڑھ کر سناؤں جو تمہارے پروردگار نے تم پر حرام کر دی ہیں (ان کی نسبت اس نے اس طرح ارشاد فرمایا ہے) کہ کسی چیز کو خدا کا شریک نہ بنانا
[Surah An’am : 151]
“I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from” meaning, I will inform you about what your Lord has forbidden for you in truth, not guessing or wishful thinking. Rather, it is revelation and an order from Him. There are many other proves in Quran regarding Shirk as a greatest sin and Allah will not forgive that person. Every sin is less than it and and what is obligatory is to begin with what is most important, then what is next in importance.
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