It is narrated on the authority of Sufyan b. ‘Abdullah al-Thaqafi that he said: I asked the Messenger of Allah to tell me about Islam a thing which may dispense with the necessity of my asking anybody after you. In the hadith of Abu Usama the (words) are: other than you. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Say I affirm my faith in Allah and then remain steadfast to it. [Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, # 62], [Quran 41:30].
To keep steadfast to Tauhid [Islamic Monotheism*] is not an ordinary thing. It means that the concept of oneness of Allah [GOD] has taken its root firmly in the minds of men and now no interest, however alluring, no pressure, however heavy, can deviate man from the right path. It is a test of man’s faith in the Lord and is a clear proof of the fact that it is not under the influence of a whim or wayward emotion that man accepts Tauhid as the guiding principle of his life, but he has affirmed it after a careful deliberation and fully realizing the heavy responsibilities that this affirmation entails; [Sahih Muslim Vol. 1, # 62, n. 89].
“In the case of those who say, ‘our Lord is Allah,’ and, further, stand straight and steadfast, the angels descend on them (from time to time): ‘Fear not!’ (they suggest), ‘Nor grieve!’ But receive the Glad Tidings of the Garden (of Bliss), that which you are promised!”
“We are your protectors in this life and in the Hereafter: Therein shall you have all that your soul shall desire; therein shall you have all that you ask for!”
“A hospitable gift from ONE Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful!”
*The foundation of the religion is the worship of Allah Most High, not associating any in HIS worship – testifying that nothing is worthy of worship but Allah; and that Muhammad is HIS servant and messenger. The 112 Sura, or Chapter of the Quran read:
“Say: HE is Allah, The One and Only. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. HE begets not, nor is HE begotten. And there is nothing like unto HIM.”