|Concerning Tawheed al-Hakimiyyah
Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen on Tawhid ul-Hakimiyyah
|Source: Al-Muslimun (no. 639) (trans. Dawud Burbank)
|Article ID : MNJ070004 
Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaimeen was asked concerning this, and he
"Whoever claims that there is a fourth category of tawheed under the title
'Tawheed al-Haakimiyyah' is to be counted as an innovator (mubtadi'). So this
is an innovated categorisation which emanates from an ignorant person who does
not understand anything of the affairs of 'aqeedah and the deen. This is
because 'al-Haakimiyyah' falls within Tawheedur-Ruboobiyyah from the aspect that
Allaah decrees whatever He wills.
It also enters under Tawheedur-Ruboobiyyah in that the servant must worship
Allaah according to what He has decreed. So it does not fall outside the three
categories of tawheed, which are: Tawheedur-Ruboobiyyah, Tawheedul-Uloohiyyah
and Tawheedul-Asmaa was-Sifaat."
Then, when asked, 'How are we to rebut them?' he replied:
"We rebut them by saying to them, 'What does 'al-Haakimiyyah' mean?' It does
not mean except their saying that judgement/decree is for Allaah alone ' and
that is Tawheedur-Ruboobiyyah. So Allaah, He is the Lord, the Creator, the
Sovereign Owner, the One in control of the affairs. But as for what they intend
by it and an explanation of the danger of this idea of theirs, then we do not
know their intentions and desire, so therefore we cannot estimate the
seriousness of this matter.'
Taken from 'al-Muslimoon,' no. 639, 25th of Dhul-Hijjah 1417H which corresponds
to Friday the 2nd of May 1997.