The first and most important message of Muhammad was the proclamation of monotheism, which is belief in one God (Footnote 1). This is known as tawhid, which means “oneness” or “unification.” The concept of strict monotheism had been around for centuries before Muhammad, but it was not widely accepted. By proclaiming that there is only one God and making this the center point of his teachings, Muhammad provided a foundation upon which all other beliefs could be built (Footnote 2).
The idea that there is only one God came to be known as the Shahada or declaration of faith: “There is no god but Allah.” This message declared the superiority and supremacy of Allah over all other gods and figures who were worshipped at the time. It also highlighted that salvation could only come through believing in Allah alone. Through this single statement, Islam unified many separate ethnicities and tribes under a single flag – ensuring peace within their communities.
What was the first and most important message of Muhammad? What does it mean that there is only one god?
This teaching has further implications beyond religion; it applies to everyday life as well. If someone believes in the oneness of God, then they recognize that everything comes from Him. As such, they acknowledge His authority over them, submitting themselves to Him alone rather than any human being or creature on earth (Footnote 3). As believers understand that everything we have belongs to Allah because He created us with it, we are responsible for what we do with it. We must use our resources wisely according to His commands so that our lives can be pleasing unto him regardless of how difficult or impossible these challenges may seem on our own terms. Knowing this will help us lead meaningful lives with purpose and direction while ultimately avoiding sinfulness; by looking towards Him rather than humans or material goods made by man’s hands for guidance (Footnote 4).
In conclusion, due to its immense importance both religiously and morally speaking; understanding tawhid-the belief in one God-was absolutely essential-and still remains today-as part of Islamic theology worldwide since the emergence Islam itself during the 7th century AD when Prophet Muhammad preached it himself during his lifetime until 632 AD when he passed away leaving behind an enormous legacy despite dying relatively young at 63 years old . Acknowledging tawhid implies submission to divine will instead relying solely on human power; allowing Muslims everywhere an invaluable way out from idolatry towards true salvation via ultimate servitude unto One True Lord as opposed false ones propagated throughout pre-Islamic Arabia prior Islam’s inception spearheaded by none other than Prophet himself: Muhammed PBUH(Peace Be Upon Him) Amen!