What is Tawheed Uluhiyyah?
This form of Tawheed is about the worship of Allah. It means that all forms of worship belong only to Allah. Uluhiyyah is an Arabic term that entails the worship of Allah.
It is not enough to believe that Allah is the Creator and that He has different Names and Attributes. A person must also worship Him alone. A Muslim believes in all forms of Tawheed and practices them as Allah wills.
- He deserves to be obeyed above everything and everyone
- He should be the most loved by Muslims
- He should be most feared by Muslims
- He alone deserves to be worshiped physically
The idolaters of Quraysh used to recognize the Rububiyyah (Lordship) of Allah, but worshiped others besides Him. The problem with them was directed at Uluhiyyah. They worshiped statues and made them as partners next to Allah.
Tawheed Uluhiyyah is also closely associated with the Shahada. It is one of the pillars of the Shahada to submit to this form of Tawheed.