From the Treasures of the Qur’an: 001 al-Fatihah

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ * الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ * الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ * مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ * إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ * اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ * صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

In the Name of Allaah, the Extremely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
All praise is due to Allaah Lord of all creation.
The Extremely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
Master of the Day of Recompense.
You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.
Guide us upon the straight path.
The path of those whom you have favoured, not those who have earned your anger nor those who have gone astray.
[Surah al-Fatihah 1-7]
Surah Al-Fatihah is the greatest Surah in the Quran, as indicated by the hadith of Abu Saeed ibn Mu’allaa, reported by Al-Bukhari (4474). It includes the three types of tawhid: Tawhid ar-Rububiyyah, Tawhid al-Uluhiyyah, and Tawhid al-Asmaa was-Sifaat.
Tawhid ar-Rububiyyah refers to the uniqueness of Allah the Most High in terms of His actions, such as creating, providing, giving life and death and other actions. The overall meaning is that Allaah is alone in His actions, he has no partner in creating the creation or in giving them life and death.
Tawhid al Uluhiyyah is that people single out Allaah, the Perfect and Most High, with their acts of worship; such as supplication, fear, hope, trust, seeking help, seeking deliverance, sacrifice and so on. Indeed, it is a must that they make these purely for Allah, not ascribing any partner with Him in their worship. So therefore, as there is no Creator except for Allah, and no-one who gives life and death except Allaah, then it  is only fitting that Allaah alone is the One who deserves all worship.
Tawhid al-Asmaa was-Sifat is affirmation of the Names and Qualities which Allah affirmed for Himself or which His messenger affirmed for Him, while avoiding any distortion, misinterpretation, or negation of their meanings. One also must avoid trying to enquire about their precise nature and comparing them to the creation, as Allah said:
 لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ ۖ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ
There is nothing like Him, and He is the Hearer, the Seer
[Surah ash-Shura 11]
This noble verse provides a clear basis for the approach of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah (the unified followers of the Prophetic Sunnah) regarding Allaah’s Qualities – which is to affirm them while negating any deficiency. So Allaah’s statement:
وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ
and He is the Hearer, the Seer
is affirmation of the names “The Hearer” (as-Sami’) and “The Seer” (al-Basir), indicating Allah has the qualities of hearing and seeing. In His statement:
لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ
There is nothing like Him
is an indication of the absence of resemblance between His characteristics and the characteristics of His creation. He, the Perfect and Most High has hearing unlike the hearing of the creation, and sight unlike their sight.
In fact the first verse of this great Surah includes all three types of Tawhid. As for Tawhid Al Uluhiyyah, then the verse:
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ
All praise is due to Allah
indicates this because the slaves praising their Lord is their worship Him and praising Him, and this is  from their actions.
As for Tawhid Ar-Rububiyyah then it is in His Most High’s words:
رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Lord of all creation
so he, the Perfect and Most High, is the Rabb (Lord) of everything, its Creator and Owner, as Allah, the Mighty and Majestic said:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ * الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ فِرَاشًا وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَأَنْزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقًا لَكُمْ ۖ فَلَا تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ أَنْدَادًا وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
O mankind, worship your Lord, Who created you and those before you in order that you may fear (Him and worship Him alone). Who has appointed the earth as a resting-place for you, and the sky a canopy; and brought, from the sky, water and brought forth thereby fruits as a provision for you. And do not set up rivals to Allah while you know (better).
[Surah al-Baqarah 21-22].
And as for Tawhid Al-Asmaa wa As-Sifat then this verse contains two of Allaah’s Names and they are His majestic (main) name in His statement:
لِلَّهِ
for Allah
and ar-Rabb in His statement:
رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Lord of the worlds
In this verse ar-Rabb is mentioned linked to something (i.e. that Allaah is the Lord of the worlds), whereas in Surah YaSin it is mentioned without being linked to something, in His statement
سَلَامٌ قَوْلًا مِّن رَّبٍّ رَّحِيمٍ
‘Peace’, a word from the Lord, Most Merciful 
[Surah YaSin 58]
And al-‘Alamun is everyone besides Allah. Allah the Perfect and Most High in Himself and His Names and his Qualities: He is the Creator and all everything besides him is the creation. Allah said regarding Musa (Moses) and Firaun (Pharaoh):
قَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ وَمَا رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ * قَالَ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا ۖ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُوقِنِينَ
Firaun (Pharaoh) said: And what is the Lord of the worlds? 
Musa (Moses) said: Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, if only you had faith!
[Surah ash-Shu’araa 23-24]
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Usool-uth-Thalaathah Audios (Complete Series)

Sharh Usool-ith-Thalaathah – Explanation of the Three Fundamental Principles of Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab [1115-1206 H]

Explained by Shaikh Saalih ibn Saalih al-Fawzaan haafidhahullaah

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Al-Usool-uth-Thalaathah (The Three Fundamental Principles) is the great work of Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, discussing the three questions which the dead person is asked in the grave: ‘Who is your Lord?’, ‘What is your religion?’ and ‘Who is your Prophet?’.

Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank.

Transcripts by ‘Adnaan ibn Salmaan, Nasser ibn Najam and Umm Sufyaan Faatimah Agial

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Usool-uth-Thalaathah Audios (41-50)

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Usool-uth-Thalaathah Audios (31-40)

Translation of Sh Fawzaan’s explanation hafizahullaah.

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Lesson 31: And the proof for the prayer, the Zakaat, and the explanation of Tawheed is His saying, He the Most High…

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Lesson 34: The second one: «Eemaan in the Angels»

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Lesson 35: The third one: «Eemaan in his books»

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The Beliefs of Ahl-us-Sunnah (Sh Uthaymeen)

From the Foreward by Sh ibn Baaz rahimahullaah:

All praise is due to Allaah alone, and may He extol and send perfect peace and security on the final Prophet and upon his family and his Companions. To proceed:

So I came across this valuable concise creed, which our brother the great scholar, the noble shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen compiled. I listened to all of it and found that it comprises an explanation of the creed of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah in the topic of the Oneness of Allaah and His Names and Attributes, and in the topics of belief in the Angels, the Books, the Messenger, the Last Day and in Pre-decree, its good and its bad.

And he has excelled in gathering these beneficial topics together, and he has mentioned what every student of knowledge and every Muslim needs to know regarding their belief in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, in the Last Day and in Pre-decree, its good and its bad. And he has included numerous beneficial points which you may not find in many of the books and treatises on ‘aqeedah. So may Allaah reward him with good, and may He increase him in knowledge and guidance, and may He bring about benefit through this book and all of his writings. And may He make us and him, and all of our brothers rightly guided guides and callers to Allaah upon clear knowledge. Indeed He is All-Hearing and Near.

Dictated by the one who is poor and in need of Allaah the Most High – ‘Abdul-‘Aziz ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Baaz, may Allaah forgive him. And may Allaah extol and send perfect peace and security on our Messenger Muhammad and his family and his Companions.

 

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Usool-uth-Thalaathah Audios (21-30)

Translation of Sh Fawzaan’s explanation hafizahullaah.

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Lesson 21: Islaam, Eemaan and Ihsaan and their Proofs; ad-Du`aa (Supplication), its Categories and Proofs
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Lesson 22: Al-Khawf (fear), its Types and its Proof; Ar-Rajaa. (hope and longing) and its Proof
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Lesson 23:  At-Tawakkul (Trust and Reliance), Ar-Raghbah (Fervent Desire), Ar-Rahbah (Dread), Al-Khushoo‘ (Reverence and Humility), Al-Khashyah (Fear and Awe), Al-Inaabah (Turning Repentantly and Obediently) and the Proof for Each
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Lesson 24: Al-Isti‘aanah (Appealing for Aid and Assistance), Al-Isti‘aadhah (Seeking Refuge) and the Proof for Each
(And the proof for Al-Isti‘aanah (appealing for aid and assistance) is His saying, He the Most High…)

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Lesson 25: Al-Istighaathah (Seeking Rescue and Deliverence) and its Proof; Adh-Dhabh (Sacrificing or Slaughtering), its Types and its Proof; An-Nadhr (Vows) and their Proof;
The Second Fundamental Principle: Knowledge of the Religion of Islaam; The Definition of the Religion

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Lesson 26: The Definition of Islaam; The Levels of the Religion; The Pillars of Islaam
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Lesson 27: The Proof for laa ilaaha illAllaah (none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah) and its Meaning

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Lesson 28: And its explanation which will make it clear is His saying, He the Most High: And remember when Ibraaheem said to his father and to his people

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Usool-uth-Thalaathah Audios (11-20)

Translation of Sh Fawzaan’s explanation hafizahullaah.

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Lesson 11:  The Proof for Alliance and Dissociation

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Lesson 12:  Al-Haneefiyyah (The Straight and True Religion)

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Lesson 13: The Greatest Matter Commanded by Allaah is Tawheed

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Lesson 14: The Most Serious Thing which Allaah Forbade is Shirk

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Lesson 15: The Definition of Shirk; The First Fundamental Principle: Knowledge and Awareness of Allaah

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Lesson 16: My Lord is Allaah…He is the One Whom I worship and there is no other whom I worship besides Him

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Lesson 17: The Signs of Allaah

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Lesson 18: Proof for Allaah’s Lordship and His Sole Right to all Worship

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Lesson 19: More Proof for Allaah’s Lordship and His Sole Right to all Worship

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Lesson 20: The Lord is the One Who is Worshipped; The Meaning and Types of Worship

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