Is there any proof from the sunnah or Qur'an that tawhid should be categorised into 3 parts. I've seen many scholars particularly of the Ashari creed opposing this while a few scholars such as Al Tabari, Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Al Qayyim and later Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Wahhab saying that tawhid is divided into 3 categories:

Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah (Oneness of Divine Lordship), Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah (Oneness of Divinity) and Tawheed al-Asma’ wa’l-Sifaat (Oneness of the Divine Names and Attributes). Which one is the correct view (if possible to answer)?


This is indeed the correct and complete view of Tawhid in Islam. And this categorization can be found in the greatest and very first Surah in the Quran, Al-Fatiha. Where Tawheed al-Asma’ wa’l-Sifaat is found in the 3rd verse. Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah is found in the 4th verse. And finally, Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah is found in the 5th verse.

Where in general, the verses that talk about the Actions and Might of Allah are categorized as Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah. And the verses that talk about worship are categorized as Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah. While the verses that talk about Allah's Names and His Attributes are categorized as Tawheed al-Asma’ wa’l-Sifaat.

This categorization encompasses the entire Quran and can be found all over.

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