… إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ
Iyyaaka na’budu …
Thee (alone) we worship;…
-Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 5
The third dimension of God’s singularity is Tawhid uluhiyyah: belief in Allah’s oneness in His right to be worshipped, due to His oneness in ownership, power and all other attributes ie tawhid rububiyyah and asma wa sifat.
Uluhiyyah refers to:
1. Worship in awe and adoration
U’budu means obedience.
Allah, from being mentioned as third person, changed to second person from this ayah onwards. This is normal in Qur’an, the many ways Allah used to convey His message.
Allah used plural i.e. we, indicating that Islam or religion in general is not a strictly personal matter but will affect society as a whole.
Allah should always be prioritised. Sometimes we put work or family before Allah, which indirectly shows how we positioned Allah in our hearts. Forgive us God.