Just browsing some stuff today which made me think about the fundamental principle for all muslims. That there is no God but Allah, meaning that there is not one thing in this world that can cause us benefit or harm except what ALlah wills.
The Central Pillar of Islam is the belife in the Oneness of God. That only He had the Power, That Only He controls, That only He harms, That Only He Benefits. And Success is Only in following and adopting the Commands of Allah and the way of Rasulullah.
And we have to be careful when using the bjects of this world that we should not start to belive that the object will give us some harm or benefit, it can’t except for what Allah wills. Sometimes our own devices can kill us. Someone makes a bomb to kill his enemy or he fires his gun at his enemy, the same object become a source of his own destruction, the bomb explodes prematurely or the gun back fires on him. Nothing van harm us or benefit us except without the will of Allah.
And as far as using objects of this world is conceerned they way taugh by Rasulullal sallalahu alaihi wasalam is the best, every other way may give us a temporary advntage but will cause our destruction in the long run.
May Allah preserve and protect min and your Eman( faith) its just so easily lost if we are not careful. There is this hadith some of you may have read it as the end of times come near a person will wake up a believer but will sleep a non believer. Or a person will sleep as a believer and will wake up as a non believer.
Protection is in acquiring knowledge of the Quran and Hadith and seeking advice from people of knowledge before embarking upon anything.
May Allah protect us from all forms of minor and major shirk. Ameen
ma salams all.