Explanation of The Comprehensive and Concise Definition of Ibaadah by Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘AbdulWahhab Taught by Shaykh Salaah Kantush



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Speaker: Shaykh Salaah Kantush الشيخ صلاح كنتوش العدني

Country of Speaker: Yemen اليمن

Category: Aqeedah العقيدة

Download / Listen [47:28 Mins]  تحميل / استماع – Class 01 – 04.01.2020

[Text of The Book]:

All praise is due to Allāh, the Lord of All Worlds and prayers, salutations and blessings upon the Prophet Muḥammad صلى الله عليه وسلم , his family and all of his Companions.

The Imām Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbdul Wahhāb رحمه الله تعلى stated:

If it is asked, “What is the comprehensive definition of worshipping Allāh alone?” I would say, “(It is) worshipping Him by obeying His commands and refraining from what He has prohibited.”

If it is asked, “What are the forms of worship which are not befitting for anything or anyone other than Allāh?”

I would respond, “From these forms of worship is du’ā (supplication).

[Points Covered by The Shaykh In This Lesson]:

  • A Detailed Explanation of The Text
  • The Importance of Tawḥīd
  • The Significance of The Servant Having Firm Knowledge Regarding The Worship of Allāh
  • A Definition & An Explanation of Worship
  • The Wisdom of Allāh Creating The Creation
  • The Categories of Servitude
  • The Dangers of Shirk
  • The Elements of Worship
  • The Different Types of Worship
  • Important Lessons To Be Taken From The Acts of Worship Directed To Allāh

Download / Listen [41:19 Mins]  تحميل / استماع – Class 02 – 11.01.2020

[Text of the Book]:

Al-Istiʿānah (seeking help)

Al-Istighāthah (seeking relief/deliverance)

Al-Dhabḥ (sacrificing a sacrificial animal as a means of seeking to please Allāh)

[Points covered by the Shaykh in this lesson]:

  • Explanation of al-Istiʿānah
  • The difference between al-Duʿāʾ and al-Istiʿānah
  • Explanation of al-Istighāthah
  • The difference between al-Istiʿānah and al-Istighāthah
  • Explanation of al-Dhabḥ
  • The difference between al-Dhabḥ and al-Istiʿānah and al-Istighāthah

Download / Listen [38:13 Mins]  تحميل / استماع – Class 03 – 18.01.2020

[Text of the Book]:







[Points covered by the Shaykh in this lesson]:

  • Explanation of al-Nadhr
  • Explanation of al-Rahbah
  • Explanation of al-Khashyah
  • Explanation of al-Maḥabbah
  • Explanation of al-Raghbah
  • The difference between al-Maḥabbah and al-Raghbah 

Download / Listen [45:22 Mins]  تحميل / استماع – Class 04 – 25.01.2020

[Text of the Book]:

Al-Inābah (turning to flee towards in repentance and obedience)

Al-Rukūʾ (bowing)

Al-Sujūd (prostration)

Al-Khushūʾ (reverent humility/submissiveness)

Al-Tadhalul (humbleness and submission)

Al-Taʾẓīm (glorification)

The proofs of ad Duʿāʾ (supplication) are:

وَأَنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لِلَّهِ فَلَا تَدْعُوا مَعَ اللَّهِ أَحَدًا﴾ ﴿ الجن: ١٨

{And the mosques are for Allāh (Alone), so do not invoke (supplicate) anyone/anything with Allāh} [Jinn:18]


And His statement:

﴿لَهُ دَعْوَةُ الْحَقِّ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِهِ لَا يَسْتَجِيبُونَ لَهُمْ بِشَيْءٍ إِلَّا كَبَاسِطِ كَفَّيْهِ إِلَى الْمَاءِ ﴿لِيَبْلُغَ فَاهُ وَمَا هُوَ بِبَالِغِهِ ۚ وَمَا دُعَاءُ الْكَافِرِينَ إِلَّا فِي ضَلَالٍ الرعد: ١٤

{For Him (Alone) is the Word of Truth (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but He). And those whom they (polytheists and disbelievers) invoke, answer them no more than one who stretches forth his hand (at the edge of a deep well) for water to reach his mouth, but it reaches him not, and the invocation of the disbelievers is nothing but an error (i.e. of no use).} [ar R’ad:14]


The proof for al Isti’āna (seeking help) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ﴾ ٱلْفَاتِحَة: ٥

{You alone we worship and You alone we ask for help} [al Fātiha:5]


The proof for al Istighātha (seeking relief/deliverance) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿إِذْ تَسْتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمْ فَاسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ أَنِّي مُمِدُّكُمْ بِأَلْفٍ مِنَ الْمَلَائِكَةِ مُرْدِفِينَ﴾ الأنفال: ٩

{(Remember) when you sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): “I will help you with a thousand of the angels each behind the other (following one another) in succession} [al ʿAnfāl:9]


The proof for ad Dhabh (sacrificing) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ﴾ الأنعام: ١٦٢

{Say, “Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allāh, Lord of the worlds} [al Anʿam:162]


The proof of an Nadhr (vows/covenants) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿يُوفُونَ بِالنَّذْرِ وَيَخَافُونَ يَوْمًا كَانَ شَرُّهُ مُسْتَطِيرًا﴾ الإنسان: ٧

{They (are those who) fulfill (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil will be wide-spreading} [al Insān:7]


The proof for al Khawf (fear) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿إِنَّمَا ذَٰلِكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ يُخَوِّفُ أَوْلِيَاءَهُ فَلَا تَخَافُوهُمْ وَخَافُونِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ﴾ آل عمران: ١٧٥

{It is only Shayṭān (Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliya’ [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allāh and in His Messenger, Muhammad], so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.} [al ʿImrān:175]


The proof for ar Rajā (hope and longing) is His, the Most High, statement:

الكهف: ١١٠ ﴿فَمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا﴾

{Thus, whoever hopes to meet his Lord, then he is to do righteous deeds and not associate anyone/anything in the worship of his Lord} [al Khaf:110]


The proof for at Tawakul (trust and reliance) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَتَوَكَّلُوا إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ﴾ المائدة: ٢٣

{and put your trust in Allāh if you are believers indeed} [al Māʿidah:23]


The proof for al Inābah (turning to flee towards in repentance and obedience) is His, the Most High, statement:

وَأَنِيبُوا إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ وَأَسْلِمُوا لَهُ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ يَأْتِيَكُمُ الْعَذَابُ ثُمَّ لَا تُنْصَرُونَ ﴿٥٤﴾

{And turn in repentance and in obedience with true Faith (Islamic Monotheism) to your Lord and submit to Him, (in Islam), before the torment comes upon you, then you will not be helped} [az Zumar:54]


The proof for al Maḥabah (love) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿١٦٥﴾ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَتَّخِذُ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ أَنْدَادًا يُحِبُّونَهُمْ كَحُبِّ اللَّهِ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِلَّهِ ۗ وَلَوْ يَرَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا إِذْ يَرَوْنَ الْعَذَابَ أَنَّ الْقُوَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعَذَابِ

{And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allāh as rivals (to Allāh). They love them as they love Allāh. But those who believe, love Allāh more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allāh and that Allāh is Severe in punishment} [al Baqarah:165]


[Points covered by the Shaykh in this lesson]:

  • Explanation of al-Inābah
  • The difference between Inābah and Tawbah
  • The prohibition of Rukūʾ and Sujūd for other than Allāh
  • Explanation of al-Khushūʾ
  • Explanation of Taʿẓīm
  • All claims must be supported with evidence
  • Explanation of the different categories of fear

Download / Listen [34:42 Mins]  تحميل / استماع – Class 05 – 01.02.2020

[Text of the Book]:

The proof for al Khashyah (awe and fear) is His, the Most High, statement:

المائدة: ٤٤ ﴿فَلَا تَخْشَوُا النَّاسَ وَاخْشَوْنِ﴾

{Therefore fear not men but fear Me} [al Māʿidah:44]


The proof for ar Ragbah (desire) and ar Raḥbah (dread) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿٩٠﴾ إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ وَيَدْعُونَنَا رَغَبًا وَرَهَبًا ۖ وَكَانُوا لَنَا خَاشِعِينَ

{Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us.} [al Anbiyā:90]


The proof for directing worship to only Him is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿١٦٣﴾ وَإِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ

{And your ʿIlāh (God) is One ʿIlāh (God – Allah), Lā ilāha illa Huwa (there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.} [al Baqarah:163]


The proof for ar Rukū’ (bowing) and as sujūd (prostrating) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿٧٧﴾ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ارْكَعُوا وَاسْجُدُوا وَاعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمْ وَافْعَلُوا الْخَيْرَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ ۩

{O you who believe, bow and prostrate and worship your Lord and do good so that you may succeed.} [al Hajj:77]


The proof for Khushū’ (reverent humility/ submissiveness) is His, the Most High, statement:

﴿١٩٩﴾ وَإِنَّ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ لَمَنْ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْهِمْ خَاشِعِينَ لِلَّهِ لَا يَشْتَرُونَ بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلًا ۗ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ

{And indeed, from the People of the Scripture are those who believe in Allāh and what was revealed to you and what was revealed to them, [being] humbly submissive to Allāh. They do not exchange the verses of Allāh for a small price. Those will have their reward with their Lord. Indeed, Allāh is swift in account.} [āl ʿImrān:199]


And similar forms of worship. Therefore, whoever directs any of these forms of worship to other than Allāh, the Most High, has associated partners in worship with Allāh.

Thus, if it is asked, “What is the greatest command that Allāh has commanded (us) with?”

It is said, “His oneness in worship (i.e. directing all forms of worship to Allāh alone) and the explanation of this has preceded. Likewise, the most severe prohibition that He has prohibited, is associating partners with Him and this is supplicating to other than Him or directing any other type of worship to other than Allāh along with Allāh.

Subsequently, whoever directs any form of worship to other than Allāh, the Most High, has taken that object/person, etc. as a lord and deity, and has associated partners with Allāh; or (if an individual) directs any form of worship to other than Allāh.

The preceding verses are proof that doing such is as Shirk (associating partners with Allah) which Allāh has prohibited and rebuked the polytheists for doing so. Indeed, Allāh, the Most High, states:

﴿٧٢﴾ إِنَّهُ مَنْ يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَأْوَاهُ النَّارُ ۖ وَمَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ مِنْ أَنْصَارٍ

{Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allāh, then Allāh has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the ẓālimūn (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers.} [al Māʿidah:72]

[Points covered by the Shaykh in this lesson]:

  • Directing worship to Allāh [alone]
  • Recap of the types of Sujūd
  • Directing even one act of worship to other than Allāh is shirk
  • The evil consequences of committing shirk
  • Those under the Will of Allāh

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