StephenOABC saidDr. Michael B. Brown hosting conversation with
Rabbi Ayelet Cohen
Rev. Robert Chase
Dr. Hussein Rashid
(Music Minister Ken Dake celebrates his 20th year anniversary)
Dr. Hussein Rashid
Oh you who have faith ...
"Oh you who have faith" is the call, it is not what Allah asks of you.
So, what is the ask? God asks justice: to stand for justice.
We cannot just stand on our own desires.
Is your faith like merchants - do you have faith for the promise of heaven?
Is your faith like slaves - do you have faith because of fear?
Is your faith like the free - do you have gratitude for God?
Mercy and Compassion travels with Justice.
We are different so we may learn.
We are Children of One God.
Tawhid (Arabic: توحيد tawḥīd, meaning the oneness [of God]"; also transliterated as Tawheed and Towheed) is the indivisible oneness concept of monotheism in Islam. Tawhid is the religion's most fundamental concept and holds that God (Allah, literally Al-Ilāh "the God") is One (Al-ʾAḥad) and Single (Al-Wāḥid). Because of the "principle of Tawhid the Islamic belief in God is considered Unitarian."
Tawhid constitutes the foremost article of the Muslim profession of faith. The first part of the Shahada (the Islamic declaration of faith) is the declaration of belief in the oneness of God. To attribute divinity to a created entity, known as shirk, is an unpardonable sin according to the Qur'an. Muslims believe that the entirety of the Islamic teaching rests on the principle of Tawhid.
There is an uncompromising monotheism at the heart of the Islamic beliefs (Aqidah) which is seen, from an Islamic standpoint, as distinguishing Islam from other major religions. However, Tawhid is analogous to the monotheistic concept of God in Judaism as declared in the Shema (the Jewish declaration of faith), and is also analogous to Christian Unitarianism adhered to by a minority of Christian denominations affirming the oneness and indivisibility of God in Christianity (in contrast to the "One God in Three Persons" Trinity of most Christian faiths).
The Qu'ran asserts the existence of a single and absolute truth that transcends the world; a unique, independent and indivisible being, who is independent of the entire creation. God, according to Islam, is a universal God, rather than a local, tribal, or parochial one—God is an absolute, who integrates all affirmative values and brooks no evil.