All praise is due to Allaah Alone, and may peace and blessings be upon the Noblest of the messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, his family, his Companions, and those who righteously follow them until the Day of Resurrection.
I have read the article written by our brother in Islaam, the eminent Shaykh `Umar ibn Ahmad Al-Millibary on the meaning of “Laa ilaaha illa Allaah (there is no god but Allaah)”. I read the explanation of the Shaykh thoroughly on the three points of view regarding its meaning.
The definitions are as follows:
First, it means that there is no god truly worthy of worship except Allaah.
Second, that there is no god truly worthy of obedience except Allaah.
Third, that there is no god but Allaah.
The correct definition, as he stated, is the first which is clarified in the Book of Allaah (Glorified be He) many times. For instance, Allaah (Glorified be He) states… read more here.