Kitab At Tawheed Explained
All praise be to ALLAH (swt ) `The Exalted, the Rabb of the worlds, and our Prophet, Muhammad (s.a.w.w) `Blessings and Peace be upon him', and upon all his family and companions.
When I embraced Islam in 1983, by the grace of ALLAH (swt ), one of the first books which I was given to read was a translation of Kitaab At-Tawheed by the renowned scholar, Muhammad Ibn `Abdil Wahhaab: I understood very little of it and was driven to the conclusion that this was because I was new to Islam and therefore lacked knowledge. It was only later, when I was fortunate enough to study the book, Taiseer Al-'Azeez Al-Hameed in Arabic, that I realized that not even Arabic speakers try to understand KitaabAt-Tawheed without the benefit of an explanation.
It has therefore been in my mind for some time to try to provide English-speakers with an explanation of this great work, but unfortunately, other projects diverted me until now.
In compiling this explanation, I have relied mainly on Al-Jadeed Fee Sharh Kitaab At-Tawheed by Shaikh Muhammad Al-Qar'aawi, Tafseer Ibn Katheer and a number of books of Hadith.
" Our Rabb! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Rabb! Lay not on us a burden like that which You laid on those before us; our Rabb! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Protector; and give us victory over the disbelieving people" (Qur'an 2:286).