In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
One with Allaah is the majority.
The first most important quest for a believer is the quest to internalize Tauheed in its most pristine form.
Tauheed is (Al ifradul Allaahi bil 'ibadati wal inqiyadu lahu bi-t-tahati wal khulusu minash shirki wal bara'atu min ahlihi)
The key words here are: Singularity of devotion to Allaah; being consistent and resolute in obeying Him; abstaining from shirk; and cutting off ties with the people of shirk by not following their footsteps.
Tauheed is to believe that there is no Partner to Allah in His Being and in His Attributes.
A sound Tauheed is the only legitimate yardstick with which Allaah measures the success of an individual in this world and in the Hereafter.
Wallaah! No man will enter Jannah without a sound Tauheed no matter how good his deeds are.
And no man will dwell permanently in Hell if he has an atom's weight of Tauheed.
Allaah out of His Divine prerogative can decide to admit a very sinful Muslim who has never committed shirk to Jannah without punishing him.
Allaah has warned us in stern terms not to attribute piety to ourselves nor break up into sects claiming holier than thou attitude.
Negation and affirmation makes a perfect Tauheed: Laa ilaha (there is no deity (nothing) worthy of worship) illa Allaah (except Allaah Alone).
We must be sincere first with Allaah, then with ourselves and must live with people with all sincerity. Don't display love with an inward hatred if perfection of Tauheed is what you seek for.
Of antithesis to a sound Tauheed is to attribute your unwanted situations in life to others believing that they can harm or benefit you.
Our outward demeanor of piety, love and sincerity must be in conformity with our inward reality otherwise Allaah will disgrace us.
I implore one and all to take the matter of Tauheed very serious because Tauheed is to a believer what head is to a body. Without it, no existence.
Rasulullaah (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him ) said: "Everyone starts his day and is a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or bringing about its ruin." Muslim
Brothers and sisters in Islam, the choice to perfect our Eeman to attract salvation is ours to make!!!