Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Soofee Trance: from the actions of Shaitaan

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

`Abdullaah Ibn `Urwah Ibn al-Zubair said: I asked my grandmother – Asmaa’ (Bint Abu Bakr) رضي الله عنهما: ‘What was the state of the Companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم when they recited the Qur’aan?’

She replied: They would be in the state as Allaah عز وجل described them (in the Qur’aan): Their eyes would overflow with tears and their skins would shiver (when they recited it or heard it).

I said: But the people nowadays, when they hear the Qur’aan go into trance.

She said: I seek Allaah’s refuge from the Shaitaan.

[Reported by Sa`ee Ibn Mansoor “Tafseer min Sunanih”, al- Baihaqee in “Shu`ab al-Imaan” (1900) and al-Shaatibee in “al-`Itisaam” (1/352) with a Saheeh Chain]


Benefits from this narration:
1. In this is a proper guidance – the methodology of the Companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم – while reciting the Qur’aan. When they used to recite the Qur’aan, their eyes would overflow with tears and their skins would shiver.

2. This narration describes the deviancy of those who call themselves as Soofees and who go into trances, or swoon, or run in circles, or jump up and down when they recite the Qur’aan or do any other form of Dhikr. And Asmaa’ Bint al-Siddeeq seeking Allaah’s refuge from this action is a refutation and confirmation that this action is from Shaitaan and not from the actions of the pious predecessors.


3. This narration teaches us an important lesson: Righteous actions like – al-Zuhd (asceticism), al-Khawf (fear of Allaah), and al-Ikhbaat (humility) – are not to be taken by the appearances of those who display it. Rather, they have to in accordance with the Kitaab and the Sunnah, and as per the understanding of the Companions رضي الله عنهم أجمعين.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #107

The Book of Etiquette of traveling (Part 1)

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter: Preference of traveling on Thursdays and preference of traveling in the early morning.

Ka`b Ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه reported: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم set out on Thursday for the Ghazwa (expedition) of Tabook and he used to prefer to set out on a journey on Thursdays.
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (2950)]

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The duty of men to live with their wives honorably and with kindness

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

وَيْلٌ لِّلْمُطَفِّفِينَ ﴿١﴾ الَّذِينَ إِذَا اكْتَالُوا عَلَى النَّاسِ يَسْتَوْفُونَ ﴿٢﴾ وَإِذَا كَالُوهُمْ أَو وَّزَنُوهُمْ يُخْسِرُونَ ﴿٣﴾ أَلَا يَظُنُّ أُولَـٰئِكَ أَنَّهُم مَّبْعُوثُونَ ﴿٤﴾ لِيَوْمٍ عَظِيمٍ ﴿٥﴾ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ النَّاسُ لِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ﴿٦﴾

{Woe to Al-Mutaffifeen * Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, * And when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due. * Think they not that they will be resurrected (for reckoning), * On a Great Day, * The Day when (all) mankind will stand before the Lord of the `Aalameen?} [Surah al-Mutaffifeen (83): 1-6]

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:
This similitude which Allaah تعالى mentioned in this Aayah, regarding giving full measure and full weight, is mentioned by way of example. Based on this, anything which resembles it can be related to it. Anyone who demands that his rights be paid in full while he himself does not pay the rights which are due upon him is included in this Aayah.

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #106

Chapter: Spending on your family and those under your care

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Narrated Sa`d bin Abi Waqqaas رضي الله عنه: Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said: You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allaah’s sake even if it were a morsel which you put in your wife’s mouth.
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (56, 1295, 4409, 5668, 6373, 6733) and Saheeh Muslim (3991)]

And in another narration he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: And what you spend as charity from your property is Sadaqah and your spending on your family is also Sadaqah, and what your wife eats from your property is also Sadaqah.
[Saheeh Muslim (3997)]

Abu Hurairah reported Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم as saying: Of the Dinaar you spend in Allaah’s way (Jihaad), or to set free a slave, or as a Sadaqah given to a needy, or to support your family, the one yielding the greatest reward is that which you spent on your family. [Saheeh Muslim (2181)]

Monday, August 15, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #105

Fulfilling an obligation is better than doing many optional deeds:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Many times we see people preoccupied with optional deeds while ignoring the obligatory ones, example:
1) Eager to feed the poor while ignoring the obligatory Salaah (prayers).
2) Being cheerful with their friends but not with their wives and children.
3) Being generous with old people while ignoring their own parents.
4) Eager to help the strangers but not their own brothers.
5) Standing up for the (optional) night prayers but missing on the Fajr with the congregation.

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Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Fulfilling an obligation is far more superior to doing optional deeds, because of the saying Allaah تعالى in the Hadeeth al-Qudsee:

Ruling on adding “Sayyiduna Muhammad” while sending Salaah upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Firstly:
No doubt that the best - of all the creations, and the Khaleel of the Lord of the worlds, the one who has been allotted the “Praised Position” (al-Maqaam al-Mahmoud) and the Cistern (al-Haudh), the Prophet of Mercy, and the Messenger of guidance, the one with the great moral character, the honored, the generous, the slave of Allaah and His Messenger, our master, our beloved and our intercessor - is Muhammad Ibn `Abdullaah صلى الله عليه وسلم.

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه reported Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم as saying: I shall be pre-eminent amongst the descendants of Aadam on the Day of Resurrection and I will be the first intercessor and the first whose intercession will be accepted (by Allaah). [Saheeh Muslim (5655) and others]

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tafseer: {When My slaves ask you about Me}

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

In the saying of Allaah تعالى:

﴿وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ﴾

{And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.} [Surah al-Baqarah (2):186]

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله commented:

﴿إذا دعان﴾
{when he calls upon Me}, meaning: if he is truthful in his supplication to Me, i.e. he is aware that he is in need of Allaah, and that only Allaah alone is capable of answering his supplication (and fulfilling his need), and that he purifies his supplication by (sincerely) invoking Allaah alone, and that his heart is not relying on anyone else.


﴿فليستجيبوا لي وليؤمنوا بي لعلهم يرشدون﴾
{So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided}, meaning: turning back to Allaah عز وجل and obedience to Him are the means of achieving righteousness. Moreover, obedience to Allaah must be accompanied with Imaan (Faith) because Allaah linked them together. So, whoever worships Allaah تعالى while his Imaan is weak, i.e. he is either uncertain – and Allaah’s refuge is sought - or he is doubtful, then this will not benefit him; or he is in complete denial, like how the Munaafiq (hypocrites) did: they used to worship Allaah عز وجل outwardly, while they had no Imaan, so their worship did not benefit them.

[Tafseer of Surah al-Baqarah by Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen]


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Major Kufr (which expels a person from Islaam) are of 5 types

 بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

1) Kufr al-Takdheeb: This implies disbelieving the Divine Truth or denying of anyone of the six articles of Faith.

Allaah says:

فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن كَذَبَ عَلَى اللَّـهِ وَكَذَّبَ بِالصِّدْقِ إِذْ جَاءَهُ ۚ أَلَيْسَ فِي جَهَنَّمَ مَثْوًى لِّلْكَافِرِينَ

{Then, who does more wrong than one who utters a lie against Allaah, and denies the truth [this Qur’aan, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, Tawheed, the Resurrection and the reward or punishment according to good or evil deeds] when it comes to him! Is there not in Hell an abode for the disbelievers?} [Surah al-Zumar (39): 32]

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2) Kufr al-Ibaa’ wat-Takabbur ma`at-Tasdeeq: This implies rejection and pride to submit to Allaah’s Commandments after conviction of their truth.

Allaah says:

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ اسْجُدُوا لِآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوا إِلَّا إِبْلِيسَ أَبَىٰ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ

{And (remember) when We (Allaah) said to the angels: “Prostrate yourselves before Aadam.” And they prostrated except Iblees (Satan), he refused (Abaa) and was proud (was-Takbara) and was one of the disbelievers (disobedient to Allaah)} [Surah al-Baqarah (2): 34]

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3) Kufr ash-Shak wal-Dhan: This implies doubting or lacking of conviction in the six articles of Faith.

Allaah says:

وَدَخَلَ جَنَّتَهُ وَهُوَ ظَالِمٌ لِّنَفْسِهِ قَالَ مَا أَظُنُّ أَن تَبِيدَ هَـٰذِهِ أَبَدًا * وَمَا أَظُنُّ السَّاعَةَ قَائِمَةً وَلَئِن رُّدِدتُّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّي لَأَجِدَنَّ خَيْرًا مِّنْهَا مُنقَلَبًا * قَالَ لَهُ صَاحِبُهُ وَهُوَ يُحَاوِرُهُ أَكَفَرْتَ بِالَّذِي خَلَقَكَ مِن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ سَوَّاكَ رَجُلًا * لَّـٰكِنَّا هُوَ اللَّـهُ رَبِّي وَلَا أُشْرِكُ بِرَبِّي أَحَدًا

{And he went into his garden while in a state (of pride and disbelief) unjust to himself. He said: "I think not that this will ever perish. * “And I think not the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back to my Lord, (on the Day of Resurrection), I surely shall find better than this when I return to Him.” * His companion said to him, during the talk with him: “Do you DISBELIEVE in Him Who created you out of dust (i.e. your father Aadam), then out of Nutfah (mixed semen drops of male and female discharge), then fashioned you into a man? * “But as for my part (I believe) that He is Allaah, my Lord and none shall I associate as partner with my Lord.} [Surah al-Kahf (18): 35-38]

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4) Kufr al-I`raadh: This implies turning away from the truth knowingly or deviating from the obvious signs which Allaah has revealed.

Allaah says:

مَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ۚ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا عَمَّا أُنذِرُوا مُعْرِضُونَ

{We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except with truth, and for an appointed term. But those who disbelieve turn away from that whereof they are warned.} [Surah al-Ahqaaf (46): 3]

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5) Kufr al-Nifaaq: This implies hypocritical disbelief.

Allaah says:

إِذَا جَاءَكَ الْمُنَافِقُونَ قَالُوا نَشْهَدُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُ اللَّـهِ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْلَمُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُهُ وَاللَّـهُ يَشْهَدُ إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لَكَاذِبُونَ * اتَّخَذُوا أَيْمَانَهُمْ جُنَّةً فَصَدُّوا عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ ۚ إِنَّهُمْ سَاءَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ * ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ آمَنُوا ثُمَّ كَفَرُوا فَطُبِعَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ فَهُمْ لَا يَفْقَهُونَ

{When the hypocrites come to you (O Muhammad), they say: “We bear witness that you are indeed the Messenger of Allaah.” Allaah knows that you are indeed His Messenger and Allaah bears witness that the hypocrites are liars indeed. They have made their oaths a screen (for their hypocrisy). Thus they hinder (men) from the Path of Allaah. Verily, evil is what they used to do. That is because they believed, then disbelieved, therefore their hearts are sealed, so they understand not.} [Surah al-Munaafiqoon (63): 1-3]


[Taken from the appendix of Summarized Saheeh al-Bukhaaree translated by Taqee-uddeen al-Hilaalee and Mohammad Mohsin Khan, Darussalam Publication]

Kaafir: Their ruling in this World and in the Hereafter

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

A Person is either a Mu’min (Believer) or a Kaafir (the one having no Imaan), and there is no in between as Allaah تعالى says:

﴿هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ فَمِنكُمْ كَافِرٌ وَمِنكُم مُّؤْمِنٌ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ

{He it is Who created you, then some of you are disbelievers and some of you are believers. And Allaah is All-Seer of what you do.} [Surah al-Taghaabun (64):2]

Any person who does not accept Islaam as his religion, or opposes, it is a Kaafir - irrespective of if he is a Christian, Jew, Buddhist, or a Magian.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #104

It is prohibited for men to wear pure red clothes

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Al-Baraa’ ibn `Aazib رضي الله عنه narrated: “The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was of a modest height. I saw him wearing a red Hullah* (mantle or cloak), and I did not see anything better than him.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (3551, 5848) and Saheeh Muslim (5770)]

*Note: Hullah is a suit of two Yemeni garments which are woven with red and black stripes, or red and green stripes. It is described as red because of the apparent red stripes in it.


Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

The most preferred choice of color, in clothes, is white but if a person wears some other color then there is nothing wrong with that - except for the red color because the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم prohibited the red color, i.e. if it is made entirely of red color. But if it is red and it contains white, then there is nothing wrong with that. This is what the author (Imaam al-Nawawee) mentioned (in his book, Riyaadh al-Saaliheen) that “the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was of a modest height and that he was wearing a red Hullah (mantle or cloak)…”

The red Hullah doesn’t mean that it was entirely made of red color, but it means that the most obvious color in it is red – like how one says: “the red Shimaagh” (the head scarf), whereas it is not entirely made up of red, but rather, it has a lot of white in it as well (i.e. it is woven or stitched with red and white threads); but it is still referred to as red because the points and the patterns are made with red (colored threads). Similarly, the red Hullah, meaning: the most obvious color in it is red. But as for men wearing clothes made purely in red, in which there is no white color, such clothes have been prohibited by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.

[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen of Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen (4/270-271)]


Note: The Ahaadeeth which forbid wearing plain red:

1. Al-Baraa’ ibn `Aazib رضي الله عنه said: “The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم forbade us to use red Mayaathir (saddlecloths or mattresses) and Qasiy (garments with woven stripes of silk).” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5838, 5863)]


2. Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما said: “I was forbidden (to wear) red garments and gold rings, and to recite the Qur’aan in Rukoo`.” [Sunan al-Nasaa’i, (5266) and Shaikh al-Albaanee said: “its Isnaad is Saheeh”]

3. Ibn Hajr reported in al-Fath al-Baaree that whenever `Umar رضي الله عنه saw someone wearing clothes dyed red with safflower, he would pull him side and say: “Leave this for the women.” [al-Fath al-Baaree (10/305)]

Some of the names of Surah al-Faatihah:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

1. al-Faatihat-ul-Kitaab (الفاتحة الكتاب): meaning: the opening chapter of the Book and it is the first Surah of the Qur’aan.

2. Al-Sab` al-Mathaanee (السبع المثاني): meaning: the seven repeatedly recited Aayaat. [Surah al-Hijr (15): 87] As it is recited repeatedly in every Rak`ah (unit) of the Salaah.

3. Umm al-Quraan (أم القرآن) and Umm al-Kitaab (أم الكتاب): meaning: Mother of the Qur’aan and Mother of the Book. “Umm al-Shayy” (mother of a thing) means: The foundation or the origin of a thing to which it returns. [Example: the proverb in English: "Necessity is the mother of invention"]. The whole of the Qur’aan, in its meaning, returns to what is implied in this Surah.

4. Al-Salaah (الصلاة): meaning: the Prayer. As has been mentioned in the Hadeeth Qudsee that Allaah تعالى said: {I have divided the Salaah into two halves between Me and My slave} [Saheeh Muslim]. The Salaah hear meaning Surah al-Faatihah.

5. Al-Kaafiyah (الكافية): meaning: The sufficient.

6. Al-Ruqyah (الرقية): meaning: Incantation (treatment for poison and evil eye etc.). In the narration in which it is mentioned that the chief of a tribe was stung by a scorpion and the Companion treated him by reciting Surah al-Faatihah and took sheep as payment for doing the Ruqyah. When the Prophet was informed about it, he said: How did he come to know that it (Al-Faatihah) is Ruqyah (i.e. could be used for treatment)? [Saheehain]


[Abridged from the Sharh of Shaikh al-Fawzaan of the book: بعض فوائد سورة الفاتحة]

Monday, July 25, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #103

The sickness of being pretentious:
(Behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or distinction to attract others)

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Asmaa’ رضي الله عنها reported: A woman came to the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم and said: I have a co-wife. Is there any harm for me if I give her the false impression of getting something from my husband which he has not in fact given me? The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: The one who creates a false impression of receiving what one has not been given is like one who wears two garments of falsehood.
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5219) and Saheeh Muslim (5311, 5312)]

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #102

Why do you make fun of someone for the things which you yourself do?!

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Narrated `Abdullah bin Zama: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم also advised them not to laugh when somebody breaks wind and said: Why should anybody laugh at what he himself does?
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (4942) and Saheeh Muslim (6837)]


Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

And among the things the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم admonished against in this Hadeeth is, laughing at someone who breaks wind; meaning: those people who laugh at a person who breaks wind and it had a smell and sound. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم addressed such people as an admonition to them in this regards: Why should anybody laugh at what he himself does?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Allaah gives guidance only to those who deserve it and are worthy of it

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

In the Qur'aan, Allaah تعالى says:

﴿إِذْ جَعَلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فِي قُلُوبِهِمُ الْحَمِيَّةَ حَمِيَّةَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ فَأَنزَلَ اللَّـهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَىٰ رَسُولِهِ وَعَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَأَلْزَمَهُمْ كَلِمَةَ التَّقْوَىٰ وَكَانُوا أَحَقَّ بِهَا وَأَهْلَهَا ۚ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا﴾

{When those who disbelieve had put in their hearts pride and haughtiness the pride and haughtiness of the time of ignorance, then Allaah sent down His Sakeenah (calmness and tranquillity) upon His Messenger () and upon the believers, and made them stick to the word of piety (i.e. لا إلهَ إلاّ الله none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah), and they were well entitled to it and worthy of it. And Allaah is the All-Knower of everything.} [Surah al-Fath (48): 26]

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The meaning of the Muslim greeting: السلام عليك

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:
The Muslim greeting: السلام عليك is a supplication for peace and safety. Meaning: May Allaah protect you from affliction and harm - in your Deen (religiosity) and your worldly life, in your own self and your family, and in your home and your wealth; i.e. seeking protection in everything. This is the meaning with which a person starts (his conversation) when he meets his brother: السلام عليك. You are asking Allaah to protect him from every calamity, disaster and ordeal; and from every harm and adversity (and unpleasant things). This is the meaning of السلام, which also enacts as a greeting, generous reception and buoyancy when meeting a person. This is why when you come across a person and he does not greet you, automatically you sense (an ill) feeling within you against him. But when he greets you, whatever (ill) feeling you had goes away, and you now know that he is your brother who loves you.*

So with this the meaning of السلام عليك becomes: “I seek Allaah’s protection for you from every harm - in your Deen and Dunya, and in your family and wealth and in everything.

[al-Liqaa’ al-Shahree (13/3)] 


*Note: Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه reported that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: By Him in Whose Hand is my soul! You will not enter the Jannah until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I inform you of something which, if you do, you will love one another? Spread the greetings of Salaam amongst yourselves. [Saheeh Muslim (96)]

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Don't be from the people who do NOT understand the message of the Qur’aan:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Shaikh al-Fawzaan حفظه الله in his Sharh (explanation) of Usool al-Sittah mentioned the following statement of Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله:

The Qur’aan, the whole of it is about Tawheed, because:
1. It either commands to worship Allaah alone and to abandon Shirk.
2. Or it informs us about the reward of the people of Tawheed and the punishment of the people of Shirk.
3. Or it informs us about the Halaal and Haraam in Islaam - and this is from the rights of Tawheed.
4. Or it informs us about the stories of the Prophets and their nations and what took place between them of the disobedience and negligence.

Then Shaikh al-Fawzaan حفظه الله says:
The whole of the Qur’aan is about Tawheed, from its beginning till its end. Yet there are people who recite this Qur’aan but commit Major Shirk. They say (with their tongues): لا إلهَ إلاّ الله (that none has the right to be worshiped except Allaah), but do not act on it (with their hearts and their limbs). They are in one valley while the Qur’aan and لا إلهَ إلاّ الله are in another valley. Rather, this is only a statement which they utter with their tongues (without understanding what it means or what it implies).

If you ask them: “What is the meaning of لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ?”
They'll say: “I don't know. I did not learn about it.”
We say to him: So if you say لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ and you do not know what it means, does this (characteristic) befit a Muslim?!

Do you say a statement which you do not understand and it does not bothers you?! Or do you say: I heard the people saying something, so I also said the same?! Like how the hypocrites will respond to the questions in the graves: I do not know, but I heard the people saying something and so I said (the same). [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (86, 184, 922, 1053, 1338, 1374, 7287) and Saheeh Muslim (1977)]

Allaah تعالى says:

وَمَثَلُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا كَمَثَلِ الَّذِي يَنْعِقُ بِمَا لَا يَسْمَعُ إِلَّا دُعَاءً وَنِدَاءً ۚ صُمٌّ بُكْمٌ عُمْيٌ فَهُمْ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ

{And the example of those who disbelieve, is as that of him who shouts to the (flock of sheep) that hears nothing but calls and cries. (They are) deaf, dumb and blind. So they do not understand.} [Surah al-Baqarah (2): 171]

Allaah تعالى likened them to the cattle which hears the sound of the shepherd and reacts to this sound but does not understand it.

[Sharh Usool al-Sittah (1/16-17)]