059.005 Whatsoever palm-trees ye cut down or left
standing on their roots, it was by Allah's
leave, in order that He might confound the evil-livers
This verse did
not command the companions to cut down the trees but it does inform us that the
trees which were cut or were not cut, were by Allah?s command (leave). This shows
us that Allah Almighty had given the command of cutting down the trees, though this
command is nowehere in the Qur?an. This command must have been revealed to the Blesed
Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) through another form of revelation
other than the Qur?an, and it was then, that the blessed Prophet commanded the companion?s
to cut the trees.
Keeping a secret
Muhamamd (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) once told one of his wives to
keep a secret, however she failed to do so and revealed the secret to someone else.
The blessed Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was then informed
by Allah Almighty that his wife had revealed the secret to another person as it
is mentioned in the Qur?an;
066.003 When the Prophet confided a fact unto one of
his wives and when she afterward divulged it and Allah apprised him thereof,
he made known (to her) part thereof and passed over part. And when he told
it her she said: Who hath told thee ? He said: The Knower, the Aware hath told me.
This verse proves
that Allah Almighty told the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) about
his wife, but how and when Allah Almighty informed Rasulullah (may Allah bless him
and grant him peace) about his wife revealing the secret to others is not mentioned
in the Qur?an. When his (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) wife asked how
he had come to know that she had revealed the secret, the blessed Prophet (may Allah
bless him and grant him peace) replied ?The Knower, the Aware hath told me.?
This again proves that Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and grant him
peace) was in
communication with Allah. This communication could have been in the form of a dream,
inspiration or directly as he (saw) himself said:
said: Who hath told thee ? He said: The Knower, the Aware hath told me.
How revelation is revealed
His commands to His Prophets in many different ways; it can be in form of a dream,
from behind the veil or through the angles, as Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an,
it was not (vouchsafed) to any mortal that Allah should speak to him unless (it be)
by revelation or from behind a veil, or (that) He sendeth a messenger to
reveal what He will by His leave. Lo! He is Exalted, Wise.
In this verse
we learn that Allah Almighty does not only reveal His commands through the angels,
but in many other ways too.
Sayyidna Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was commanded by Allah without the intermediary
of an angel, as Allah tala has said in the previous mentioned ayat.
When Sayyidina Ibrahim
(peace be upon him) saw himself sacrificing his son in Allah?s way, he did not think
it was just a dream because he was aware that a Prophet?s dream is not a simple
dream but something much deeper. It is a revelation.
when (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my dear son, I
have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice thee. So look, what thinkest thou
? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing,
thou shalt find me of the steadfast.
From this verse
we learn that a Prophet?s dream is not an ordinary dream but in fact a revelation
from Allah Almighty. When Sayyidina Ismaeel (peace be upon him) said, ?O my father!
Do that which thou art commanded,? Note that Sayyidina
Ismaeel (peace be upon him) did not
question his father by saying it was simply a dream as even he was aware that a
Prophet?s dream is more than a dream-it is a command from Allah.
The command of umrah (lesser pilgrimage)
was given to the Prophet Muhammad
Allah bless him and grant him peace)
through a dream.
Allah bless him and grant him peace) had a dream that he was making umrah with
his companion?s, circulating the Ka?bah and shaving their heads. When the Prophet
(may Allah bless him and grant him peace) awoke, he told his companions
of his dream and how it was a command from Allah Almighty. They all agreed to go
and make umrah, but they could not decide whether to go the same year or the year
after. Eventually they went in the same year. As Allah ta?la says in the Qur?an,
Allah hath fulfilled the vision for His messenger in very truth. Ye shall indeed
of Worship, if Allah will, secure, (having your hair) shaven and cut, not
fearing. But He knoweth that which ye know not, and hath given you a near victory
From this verse
we learn that the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) He did so because
he knew that this wasn?t simply a dream, but permission or command by Allah to do
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Prophets should be obeyed
Allah sent the
Prophets to guide us and to be examples for us. He sent them for us to follow and
emulate them. That is why each Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them all) said,
?fear Allah and follow me?. For example sayyidina
Nuh (peace be upon him) said:
you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me,
This verse means
that the Messengers should be followed; not just by their revealed books but also
by their sayings and actions as well, as these are also a form of Allah?s revelation.
Nuh (peace be upon him) said ?serve Allah and keep your duty unto him,?
this means believe in Allah and the book of Allah and when he says obey me,
this means obey his own words and actions. In the same way Allah has commanded the
final Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) to say this in many places
of the Qur?an.
(O Muhammad, to mankind): If ye love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you
and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
From this we
can see that if one wishes to be a beloved of Allah, he should follow the Prophet
(may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Also, when the prophet says, ?follow me,?
he is not referring to the Qur?an
to be followed, but himself. If the Prophet (may Allah bless him and
grant him peace) was referring to the Qur?an
then he would have said, ?follow what
has been reveled unto me.? Furthermore, we learn from this verse that
it is permissible to call Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) the
beloved of Allah as he has said whoever follows me Allah will love him. This clearly
means that Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) is the beloved of
Allah. Finally, if an average Muslim can be Allah?s beloved then surely the Prophet
can be Allah?s beloved. (Even though this point is not directly relevant to our
topic, I thought it was important to mention it because once a khariji said to me
that calling the Prophet Allah's beloved ?habib?allah? is shirk!)
In the next verse that I shall recite to you, we are informed that the hypocrites
turned away from two things; one being the revelation of Allah and the other was
that of the the Prophet Muhammad?s (may Allah be pleased with him) sayings and actions,
as Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an:
when it is said unto them: Come unto that which
Allah hath revealed and unto the messenger,
thou seest the hypocrites turn from thee with aversion.
From this verse
we learn that the revelation of the Qur?an and the ?personality? of the blessed
Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) are two different things. This
shows us that Allah Almighty not only wanted us to follow the Qur?an but also the
?way? of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) by means of obeying
both his speech and actions. If Allah wanted us to simply follow the Qur?an, He,
The Almighty would not have also mentioned to follow that which was also revealed
to the Messenger. In conclusion we can say that the Prophet?s words and actions
are important and they should be followed.
Here is yet
another verse informing us to obey the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, as Allah
Most High says in the Qur?an:
sent no messenger save that he should
be obeyed by Allah's leave. And if, when they had wronged themselves, they
had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of
the messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.
this verse it is clear that Allah Almighty commands us that the Prophets should
be obeyed; Allah did not command the obedience of the Qur?an alone. Though we can
clearly see that the word Messenger had been used, which means the Prophets should
be followed and obeyed just as the Qur?an should be obeyed. Obeying the Messenger
is of such paramount importance, to the extent that if you do not you are not a
Muslim as Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an:
nay, by thy Lord, they will not believe (in truth) until they make thee judge
of what is in dispute between them and find within themselves no dislike
of that which thou decidest, and submit with full submission
During the time
of the blessed Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), people would come
to him and ask him to settle the disputes amongst them. The Prophet (may Allah bless
him and grant him peace) did not settle their disputes by just reciting verses of
the Qur?an, though he listened and acknowledged both sides of the dispute and depending
on the situation he (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) would fairly settle
the argument by using the wisdom Allah provided him. However, the hypocrites did
not agree with the just settlements that our beloved Rasulullah (may Allah bless
him and grant him peace) presented, therefore Allah Almighty said, ?by thy Lord,
they will not believe until they
make thee judge of what is in dispute between
This explains to us that obeying the decisions
of the Prophets is a condition of being a Muslim! Not obeying
the Prophet?s (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) decision is a trait of the
hypocrite. Allah Almighty has made it fard (obligatory) on Muslims to obey
and accept the decisions of Prophets. Which are
not mentioned in Qur?an but in hadith.
however always willingly and respectfully accepted and obeyed the decision made
by Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) as Allah Almighty says in
saying of (all true) believers when they appeal
unto Allah and His messenger to judge between
them is only that they say: We hear
and we obey. And such are the successful.
This verse praises
those Muslims who used to follow the decisions of the Messenger (may Allah bless
him and grant him peace) which have come to us in the form of hadith. Those who
do not accept the decisions of Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)
have been rebuked. Allah Almighty has commanded us not only to obey Him but also
the Messengers. As Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an:
who obeyeth Allah and His messenger, and feareth Allah, and keepeth duty
(unto Him): such indeed are the victorious.
ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger, and render not your actions
In these two
verses, two commands have been given: to obey Allah (by following the Qur?an) and to obey the Messenger by following his example.
If there was no value or importance in the Prophet?s actions or sayings then Allah
would not command the obedience of the Messengers as well as Himself. But we learn
that the truly victorious are those who follow Allah Almighty and His chosen messengers
(May Allah be pleased with them all). As Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an.
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During the time
of Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) there were people in Madina
that believed in Allah and Muhamamd (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) to
be the Messenger of Allah. However they were known as hypocrites because they simply
accepted the words and actions of the Prophet from the tongue but denied him from
the heart. This meant they did not truly accept the Prophets? personality, actions,
decisions or prophethood. The hypocrites of Madina who denied the Prophet in their
hearts but accepted him by tongue were not the polytheist but were Jews. Now the
Jews did not deny Allah, but they denied the Messenger; they did not accept his
actions, sayings and decisions. A question arises that if they believed in Allah
but not His final Messenger, why then has Allah not accepted their faith? The answer
is that when one denies the Messenger, it is equal to denying Allah, therefore,
whosoever does not believe in the Messenger he does not believe in Allah and Allah
will not accept their faith. As Allah Almighty
says in the Qur?an:
forgiveness for them (O Muhammad), or ask not forgiveness for them; though thou
ask forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not forgive them. That is because
they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and Allah guideth not wrongdoing
And never (O Muhammad) pray for one of them who dieth, nor stand by his grave.
Lo! they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and they died while they
inform us that those who did not believe in Allah and His Messenger (not accepting
the Messenger?s words and actions) are disbelievers. Even though we know the Jews
believed in Allah, Allah did not accept their belief in the Oneness of Allah because
they did not believe in Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace).
forbids His Messengers and Muslims to even pray for their forgiveness. Because they
disbelieved in His final Messenger, they are not even entitled to a Janaaza.
The Importance of
To believe the
Qur?an is the Word of Allah one must first believe in the hadith of Rasulullah (may
Allah bless him and grant him peace), because it is in the hadith that Rasulullah
first said that the Qur?an is the word of Allah Almighty. An example of this is
when the first five verses of the Qur?an were revealed, the Prophet Muhammad (may
Allah bless him and grant him peace) was in the cave hira and Sayyidina
Gabriel (peace be upon him) came to
Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and told him that he was the
Prophet of Allah and that he has come to him with the Word of Allah. Gabriel then
gave him the first five verses of the Qur?an, which were:
In the name of thy Lord Who createth,
096.002 Createth man from a clot.
096.003 Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous,
096.004 Who teacheth by the pen,
096.005 Teacheth man that which he knew not.
came down from the cave and told sayida khadija, sayydina Abu Bakr and sayyidina Ali
that Gabriel came and told him that he was the Prophet of Allah and he gave him
the first five verses of the Qur?an. When mentioning the above account to Sayyida
Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her) and the other companions, Rasulullah began
by mentioning hadith before the verses of the Qur?an. As he began by explaining
the descending of Sayidina Gabriel to the cave and then Gabriel telling him that
he was the Prophet of Allah. After explaining all the necessary details, Rasulullah
(may Allah bless him and grant him peace) then
mentioned the revealed verses. From this we can see that Sayida Khadija (may Allah
be pleased with her) and the companions believed in the account of hadith before
they could accept the verses of the Qur?an. If they did not accept the hadith or
challenged its authenticity, it would leave the verses unbelievable and confusing!
The first step
in believing and accepting the Qur?an is knowing that ?the
Qur?an is the Word of Allah?. We must acknowledge this fact before even
opening the Qur?an. Suprisingly this fact was first mentioned by the Prophet in
a hadith when discussing the account of the first revelation! Now if someone was
to reject hadith, he cannot accept the Qur?an is the word of Allah because the Prophet
was first to tell us that the Qur?an is the word of Allah. This is why Allah has
mentioned that beloeveing the Prophets word comes before believing the Qur?an. As
Allah Almighty says:
who follow the messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write, whom they
will find described in the Torah and the Gospel (which are) with them. He will enjoin
on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong. He will make lawful
for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and he will relieve
them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear. Then those who believe
in him, and honour him, and help him, and follow the light
which is sent down with him: they are the successful.
This verse proves
two things; that the Prophet has been given the authority to make things halal or
haram (lawful or unlawful). What the Prophet forbids or makes lawful comes to us
as a hadith; it is these hadith which the Qur?an is commanding us to follow! The
second is that accepting the hadith of the Prophet before the Qur?an
is necessary; it is for this reason that Allah Almighty mentions the Prophet
first and the revelation after.
?Then those who believe in him, and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,
The faith of
the Prophet has been mentioned first and the Qur?an (light) has been mentioned after.
This has similarly been mentioned elsewhere in the Qur?an:
005.015 O People of the Scripture!
Now hath Our messenger come unto you, expounding
unto you much of that which ye used to hide in the Scripture, and forgiving much.
now hath come unto you light from Allah and plain Scripture,
From this verse
we learn that Allah Almighty once again informs us that we have been given a light
(the Prophet Muhamamd [may Allah bless him and grant him peace]) and also a scripture
(the Qur?an). Again in this verse, Allah first mentions His beloved Prophet (may
Allah bless him and grant him peace) and then the Qur?an because we have to believe
in the Messenger?s words before the Qur?an. (Even though this is not the current
topic, note, that the Khawarij claim that it is shirk to call Rasulullah [may Allah
bless him and grant him peace] ?light? though in the above verse Allah Almighty
has clearly called His beloved Messenger a Light. So therefore it is permissible
to call the Messenger (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)
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If we are to
look at any Islamic matter, we will always approach the Qur?an as the first reference
and the hadith will come as the second source. But in the matter concerning ?The
Qur?an being the word of Allah? one would have to believe in hadith first, because
the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said that the Qur?an was the
word of Allah first and then recited the verses of the Qur?an. In status, the Qur?an
is higher, though to believe the Qur?an is the word of Allah you have to accept
the hadith. You may look at it as in height, the roof is above, and the ladder is
beneath, but if you want to reach the roof you would first have to approach the
ladder which is beneath. In the same way, in Excellency the Qur?an is higher; though
to believe the Qur?an is the Qur?an you would first have to approach the hadith!
Another way to look at it is if you want to believe the Qur?an is the word of Allah,
you would use the hadith as a wasila. You cannot accept the Qur?an is the word of
Allah without the wasila of the hadith!
revealed wisdom (other than the Qur?an) to the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless
him and grant him peace), as Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an:
as We have sent unto you a messenger from among you, who reciteth unto you Our revelations
and causeth you to grow, and teacheth you the Scripture and wisdom,
and teacheth you that which ye knew not.
for the grace of Allah upon thee (Muhammad), and His mercy, a party of them had
resolved to mislead thee, but they will mislead only themselves and they will hurt
thee not at all. Allah revealeth unto thee the Scripture and wisdom, and
teacheth thee that which thou knewest not. The grace of Allah toward thee hath been
These two verses
have clearly distinguished the Qur?an as one thing and the Prophet?s (may Allah
bless him and grant him peace) wisdom as something else. The Prophet?s wisdom is
his example - his sunnah. His (may Allah
bless him and grant him peace ) sunnah has reached us through the hadith, therefore
one will have to accept and believe in the hadith. The wisdom mentioned in the verses
have to be something other than the Qur?an-the hadith. Furthermore, Allah Almighty
causeth you to
grow ,? Allah Almighty is saying that the Prophet used to
cause his companions to grow, i.e., he would purify them. The manner in which the
Prophet purified his companions and the Muslims are mentioned in the hadith; you
have to believe in hadith to understand the verses of the Qur?an, in this case if
you don?t you are not only denying the way in which the Prophet purified his companions
but you are also denying his wisdom.
We have the best example
There are many
things in the Qur?an which have only been mentioned once and some things which are
only briefly explained. For example, the word ?Salat? (prayer) has been mentioned
in the Qur?an, and we have been commanded to pray five times a day, though the manner
in which to pray and what to say whilst praying is not in the Qur?an. We are told
this information through the sunnah-the hadiths. Another example is the word ?Zakat?
(charity) had also been mentioned in the Qur?an, but the amount of Zakat to pay
has not been mentioned; for this information we have to turn to the hadiths. Allah
Almighty says in the Qur?an:
033.021 Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a
good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the Last Day, and remembereth
This verse informs us that indeed we have a good example-our beloved Rasulullah
Allah bless him and grant him peace). The
Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)
could have recited the verses of the holy Qur?an to his companions, and the companions
could have thought of their own interpretation and settled for their own meanings.
Though this was not the way it worked. The Prophet (may Allah bless
him and grant him peace) would recite the
verses and would then explain them and then show how to implement them. In the case
of Salat, he would physically show the companions how to pray. These explanations
and actions have come to us through the hadiths. If one refuses to accept and believe
the hadiths, he will be left confused and will be denying the Prophet?s example.
Ali: I do not understand the points you are making!
I showed you a simple verse?you cannot ?compete? with the simple words in this verse:
006.038 There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying
on two wings, but they are peoples like unto you. We have neglected nothing in the
Book (of Our decrees). Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.
I do not need another two hour lecture! Your claim that such and such things are
not mentioned in the Qur?an is wrong! You have to find the ?golden thread? that
links the verses together, when you make that link you will see. The Ahl al-Sunnah
always run to their hadiths and you claim that hadith should come first!
And you just
gave me a two hour lecture. When you say that such and such is not mentioned in
the Qur?an you are wrong. You have to find the ?golden thread? that links the verses
of the Qur?an, when you make that link then you will see. You claim that you cannot
understand the verses of the Qur?an without hadith, but it is simple: you just have
to search for the linked verses! Please give me any verse and I will ask my shaykh
and he will link it with another verse to ensure you understand. Please give me
Qadhi: You first
mentioned somethinh about a ?link? and now you are talking about a ?golden thread.?
Unless you clarify to me what these mean, I don?t what you are talking about. If
you think we can understand the Qur?an without hadith you are gravely mistaken.
We have to believe in the hadith to understand the verses of the Qur?an. Your shaykh
cannot claim to ?link? this with that. I will present you with some verses and please
ask your shaykh to ?magically link? these and explain them.
008.007 And when Allah promised you
one of the two bands (of the enemy) that it should be yours, and ye longed that other
than the armed one might be yours. And Allah willed that He should cause
the Truth to triumph by His words, and cut the root of the disbelievers;
In this verse
Allah Almighty is saying that He has promised that one band will be in the Muslims
hands. Remember that the verse talks in the past tense, that Allah has already promised
them that they will be victorious over one band. The question is; where has Allah
Almighty already promised them of their victory and secondly, who were the two bands
which Allah Almighty discusses? Neither of theses are mentioned in the Qur?an. We thank Allah for the hadith, as they provide
us with the necessary information to answer these questions. The hadiths inform
us that the two bands are indeed the two groups approaching the wells of Badr; the
army of Quraysh coming from Makkah and the caravan of Abu Sufyan. Allah Almighty
must have promised Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) the victory
through another form of revelation other than the Qur?an and then mentioned it in
the above verse as a reminder of the previous promise.
When ye were on the near bank (of the valley) and they were on the yonder
bank, and the caravan was below you (on the coast plain). And had
ye trysted to meet one another ye surely would have failed to keep the tryst, but
(it happened, as it did, without the forethought of either of you) that Allah might
conclude a thing that must be done; that he who perished (on that day) might perish
by a clear proof (of His Sovereignty) and he who survived might survive by a clear
proof (of His Sovereignty). Lo! Allah in truth is Hearer, Knower.
This verse mentions
a caravan and a river bank, though we are not informed what this caravan is or what
river bank is being discussed. There are no verses that will ?magically link? to
produce the answers, but we have to look in the hadiths which provide us with the
answers. The hadiths tell us that the verses are discussing the bank of Badr and
the caravan of Abu Sufyan.
If ye help him not, still Allah helped him when those who disbelieve drove him forth,
the second of two; when they two were in the cave, when he said unto
his comrade: Grieve not. Lo! Allah is with us. Then Allah caused His peace
of reassurance to descend upon him and supported him with hosts ye cannot see, and
made the word of those who disbelieved the nethermost, while Allah's Word it was
that became the uppermost. Allah is Mighty, Wise.
In this verse,
it states that the disbelievers drove the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him
and grant him peace) forth (out of his city) though many questions arise such as;
what city was this? Other words, such as ?when those who disbelieve drove him
forth, the second of two? ?cave? and ?comrade? are unclear
and confusing. Who was the second of the two? Who was the comrade? Which cave is
being discussed? The answer to these questions can surprisingly be found in the
hadith! The non-believers in Makkah drove the blessed Prophet (may Allah bless him
and grant him peace) out of the Holy city of
. He then began his journey (the hijrah,) the migration from Makkah to Madinah.
cave of Thoar
, just outside Makkah is the cave they
sought refuge in, the person who accompanied Rasulullah (may Allah bless him and
grant him peace) was Sayyidina
Abu Bakr Siddique (may Allah be pleased with him). All this information can
be found in the hadith!
I have with the help of Allah tried my very best to present to you with all the
necessary verses and examples to prove that we must accept hadith and the Sunnah
of our beloved Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Without the explanation
of the hadith we would be lost, we have to believe the hadith first to even accept
that the Qur?an is the word of Allah.
Prostration and Hadith
In the Qur?an,
Allah Almighty commanded the angels to prostrate themselves before Adam for respect.
Yaqub (peace be upon him), his wife and his sons prostrated before Sayyidina Yusuf
(peace be upon him), as Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an:
And when We
said unto the angels: Prostrate yourselves before Adam, they fell prostrate, all
save Iblis. He demurred through pride, and so became a disbeliever.
And he placed his parents on the dais and they fell down before him prostrate, and
he said: O my father! This is the interpretation of my dream of old. My Lord hath
made it true, and He hath shown me kindness, since He took me out of the prison
and hath brought you from the desert after Iblis had made strife between me and
my brethren. Lo! my Lord is tender unto whom He will. He is the Knower, the Wise.
From these verses
we learn that the angels prostrated to Sayyidina
Adam (peace be upon him) and Sayyidina Yaqub
(peace be upon him) and his family prostrated to Sayyidina
Yusuf (peace be upon him). According
to the above verses, to prostrate yourself infront of someone is permissible: there
is no verse in the entire Qur?an which forbids us to prostrate before others as
a sign of respect. However, in the hadith, the blessed Prophet (may Allah bless
him and grant him peace) made it unlawful
to prostrate yourselves before someone as a sign of respect. This means that those
who do not believe in hadith should find it lawful to prostrate themselves before
others! Unless they chose to believe and accept hadith, though this will mean that
you will have to accept all hadith!
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The reason the
prostrations in the verses that I have just recited were allowed were because they
were done as a sign of respect and not worship. Prostration in the form of worship
can only be to Allah Almighty alone, and previous nations have never prostrated
to anyone with the intention of worship.
If there is
only one type of prostration that of worship, why then did Allah Almighty command
the angels to prostrate before Syaydiina Adam (peace be upon him)? Was Allah Almighty
giving the command of polytheism! (I seek shelter in Allah!) Futhermore, Syayidina
Yaqub and Sayyidina
Yusuf are two Prophets of Allah. Could it be possible that by one prostrating
before the other, and the other accepting the prostration, were they both committing
shirk? Of course not! These examples were of prostrating as a sign of respect
to others in the form of worship has never been lawful, neither for past nor present
nations, as Allah Almighty says in the Qur?an:
And of His portents
are the night and the day and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to the sun
or the moon; but prostrate to Allah Who created them, if it is in truth Him Whom
I pray that
Allah can guide you through the verses and proofs I have presented and that He guide
you, your shaykh and your entire group and give you the strength to stay steadfast
to the Qur?an and the Sunnah of the beloved Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant
him peace). Amin.
Subjects to be covered in Volume 2
- Ilm al-Ghayb -The knowledge of the unseen
- Nur-The blessed light of our Prophet
- What it means to label something Haram
- The concept of Bid?a
- The History of
- The permissibility of kissing the hands and feet of the
Prophets and Pious
- Making Takfir
(cursing) on Muslims
- The permissibility of
Visiting the graves of the Pious to receive
- ?Overcoming the influence of Shaytaan with the company
of the Friends of Allah? OR ?Power of Shaytaan VS The Power of the friends of Allah?
- The necessity of a Shaykh
- What it means to love the Prophet, may Allah bless him
and grant him peace.
- Tactics of the Khawarij