Posted by: mjaga | March 20, 2012

Muslims – Are We?

Qur’aanic Verse 27:81:

27:81

Transliteration:

81. Wama anta bihadee alAAumyi AAan dalalatihim in tusmiAAu illa man yu/minu bi-ayatina fahum muslimoona

Translation:

81. And you cannot guide the blind out of their liability. None can you make listen to you save those who believe in Our Verses/signs and then become Muslims (surrender to Allah’s Will).14

Study Note:

14. Most of the so-called Muslims in today’s world (early part of 21st century A.D.), I am afraid, fall under the category of persons described here as deaf to the call of the Prophet (peace on him). Yes, they call themselves Muslims. But do they really believe in the divine Verses of the Qur’aan? They call themselves Muslims just because they were born to Muslim parents. Their study of the Qur’aan, if at all, is limited to just being able to read the Arabic Qur’aan without ever bothering to learn what the blessed Verses are all about. That is obviously because they do not really believe the Verses to be from One Who has created them. Had they really believed that they would for ever burn in Hell if they do not abide by the Qur’aanic Verses, they would have been eager to learn them and abide by them. Muslims would really be Muslims if, and only if, they really believe in the Verses.


 The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil V, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil IMabzil II,  Manzil III and Manzil IV of the series are already published.

Mohammad Shafi

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Responses

  1. Are you your self Muslim who understand Kalamullah according to the understanding of Sahaba who learnt the meaning of the Quranic Verses from the Messenger of Allaah sallallahu alayhi wassalam ???
    Think about it and judge yourself before you are brought to judgement by the Most Just Judge Allah SWT on the Judgement Day!!!
    http://www.ashabulhadith.com
    http://www.islamqa.com
    http://www.kalamullah.com

    • How does Muneer know what the understanding of the Sahaba was about 14 centuries ago? Obviously he is drawing his knowledge about them from the man-influenced and error-prone ahaadeeth. I feel sad to note that he prefers such ahaadeeth to Allah-given and Allah-preserved Verses of the Qur’aan, which do corroborate what I have stated in my study note.

  2. 28/85 Sura Al Qasass :- No doubt That Who(Allah SHWT) made only the Quran Fard (compulsery) to follow upon You (O’messenger)………………………
    Keeping in view of this Quranic reference I have strong belief That only only only Quran is the guidance for us . Any body who follow that Book is the true Muslim. No any attachment/attachments are allowed in the form of Rawayaat/Ahadees is/are permitted.

  3. In Quraan Allah says,in Surah Al-Anfal Chapter 8, Verse 64 “O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Allâh is Sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.” يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ حَسۡبُكَ ٱللَّهُ وَمَنِ ٱتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ
    Surah Al-E-Imran Chapter 3 Verse 31 “Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): “If you (really) love Allâh then follow me…” قُلۡ إِن كُنتُمۡ تُحِبُّونَ ٱللَّهَ فَٱتَّبِعُونِى
    My Question is How can we follow Rasollullah sallallaho alaihe wa sallam without HADITH?

    • Follow the Qur’aan. You would then be truly following the Rasoolullah.

      • Rasool Allah sallallahu alayhi wassalam was followed by all his companions as he was the living example of quran and the person to be imitated in words deeds morals courage wisdom is Prophet Himself.
        How can a person be following Quran while denying the Sunnah of the one who was chosen to an example as a complete perfect and greatest man among mankind???

      • The Sunnah of the Prophet was to follow the Qur’aan.

      • Quran and sunnah are intertwined. If you follow the quran it leads to the life of the prophet, and vice versa.
        I think we need to look into both with seriousness.
        People in the sub continent (majority) don’t read the quran, where will they read the Hadith. They just follow the hearsay and a transliteration/translations of a few Hadiths , and argue.

        Shame on such people.

  4. “Qur’aaniyyeen truth of the matter.

    Proof of the importance of the Sunnah

    (1) The Qur’aan speaks of the importance of the Sunnah, for example:

    (a) Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allaah . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:80] Allaah described obedience to the Prophet (peace be upon him) as being a part of obedience to Him. Then He made a connection between obedience to Him and obedience to the Prophet (peace be upon him): “O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:59]

    (b) Allaah warns us not to go against the Prophet (peace be upon him), and states that whoever disobeys him will be doomed to eternal Hell. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “. . . And let those who oppose the Messenger’s commandment beware, lest some fitnah (trial, affliction, etc.) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.” [al-Nur 24:63]

    (c) Allaah has made obedience to His Prophet a religious duty; resisting or opposing it is a sign of hypocrisy: “”But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you [Muhammad] judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.” [al-Nisaa’ 4:65]

    (d) Allaah commands His slaves to respond to Him and His Messenger: “O you who believe! Answer Allaah (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he calls you to that which will give you life . . .” [al-Anfaal 8:24]

    (e) Allaah also commands His slaves to refer all disputes to him: “. . . (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allaah and His Messenger . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:59]

    (2) The Sunnah itself indicates the importance of the Sunnah. For example:

    (a) Al-Tirmidhi reported from Abu Raafi’ and others that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “I do not want to see any one of you reclining on his couch and, when he hears of my instructions or prohibitions, saying ‘I don’t accept it; we didn’t find any such thing in the Book of Allaah.’” Abu ‘Eesaa said: This is a saheeh hasan hadeeth. (See Sunan al-Tirmidhi, Shaakir edition, no. 2663).

    Al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Would any of you think, reclining on his couch, that Allaah would only describe what is forbidden in the Qur’aan? I tell you, by Allaah, that I have warned and commanded and prohibited things that are as important as what is in the Qur’aan, if not more so.” (“Qur’aaniyyeen” (the .

    Proof of the importance of the Sunnah

    (1) The Qur’aan speaks of the importance of the Sunnah, for example:

    (a) Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allaah . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:80] Allaah described obedience to the Prophet (peace be upon him) as being a part of obedience to Him. Then He made a connection between obedience to Him and obedience to the Prophet (peace be upon him): “O you who believe! Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:59]

    (b) Allaah warns us not to go against the Prophet (peace be upon him), and states that whoever disobeys him will be doomed to eternal Hell. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “. . . And let those who oppose the Messenger’s commandment beware, lest some fitnah (trial, affliction, etc.) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.” [al-Nur 24:63]

    (c) Allaah has made obedience to His Prophet a religious duty; resisting or opposing it is a sign of hypocrisy: “”But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you [Muhammad] judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission.” [al-Nisaa’ 4:65]

    (d) Allaah commands His slaves to respond to Him and His Messenger: “O you who believe! Answer Allaah (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he calls you to that which will give you life . . .” [al-Anfaal 8:24]

    (e) Allaah also commands His slaves to refer all disputes to him: “. . . (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allaah and His Messenger . . .” [al-Nisaa’ 4:59]

    (2) The Sunnah itself indicates the importance of the Sunnah. For example:

    (a) Al-Tirmidhi reported from Abu Raafi’ and others that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “I do not want to see any one of you reclining on his couch and, when he hears of my instructions or prohibitions, saying ‘I don’t accept it; we didn’t find any such thing in the Book of Allaah.’” Abu ‘Eesaa said: This is a saheeh hasan hadeeth. (See Sunan al-Tirmidhi, Shaakir edition, no. 2663).

    Al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Would any of you think, reclining on his couch, that Allaah would only describe what is forbidden in the Qur’aan? I tell you, by Allaah, that I have warned and commanded and prohibited things that are as important as what is in the Qur’aan, if not more so.” (Reported by Abu Dawud, Kitaab al-Khiraj wa’l-imaarah wa’l-fay’).

    (b) Abu Dawud also reported from al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah, may Allaah be pleased with him, that “the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) led us in prayer one day, then he turned to us and exhorted us strongly . . . (he said), ‘Pay attention to my sunnah (way) and the way of the Rightly-guided Khaleefahs after me, adhere to it and hold fast to it.’” (Saheeh Abi Dawud, Kitaab al-Sunnah).

    (3) The scholars’ consensus (ijmaa’) affirming the importance of the Sunnah.

    Al-Shaafi’i, may Allaah have mercy on him, said: “I do not know of anyone among the Sahaabah and Taabi’een who narrated a report from the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) without accepting it, adhering to it and affirming that this was sunnah. Those who came after the Taabi’een, and those whom we met did likewise: they all accepted the reports and took them to be sunnah, praising those who followed them and criticizing those who went against them. Whoever deviated from this path would be regarded by us as having deviated from the way of the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the scholars who followed them, and would be considered as one of the ignorant.

    (4) Common sense indicates the importance of the Sunnah.

    The fact that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allaah indicates that we must believe everything he said and obey every command he gave. It goes without saying that he has told us things and given instructions in addition to what is in the Qur’aan. It is futile to make a distinction between the Sunnah and the Qur’aan when it comes to adhering to it and responding to it. It is obligatory to believe in what he has told us, and to obey his instructions.

    The ruling concerning those who deny the importance of the Sunnah is that by this they are committing Kufr of Prophethood which is negating Messenger as a role model. If we negate the Sunnah of Prophet of Allah all of our actions will be self based. Even we cannot know how to pray Salaat and what to read during prayers. Even Al Fatiha of Quran al Karim was narrated bt Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wassalam in one Hadith which was being revealed upon Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in Laylatul Isra wal mi’raj. How about a person who reject the heavenly ascension of the prophet Muhammad??? How can he pray??? Anyone who reject Sunnah Rasul Allah is infact rejecting Rasul Allah as an Ideal Person and character and he is a man of innovation considering and Beleiving himself either to be equal to Prophet or above him. Aoozubillah
    because they deny and reject a well-known and undeniable part of the religion.

  5. Has some sort of veil covered your vision and understanding. Can’t you clearly read (the aforementioned ayahs) wherein Allah is saying that implies follow Rasoolullah sallalaho alaihe wasallam. Allah could have mentioned follow just Quraan. What do you understand with clear Quraanic order of “Ateeullaha wa ateeurRasool..” To my understanding, one cannot be a Muslim by just saying “La ilaaha illallah” and denying “Muhammadur rasool allah”
    In Surah 59 AlHashr, ayah 7,Allah orders “Whatever the Rasool gives you… take it, and from whatever he forbids you, refrain from it. Fear Allah; for Allah is stern in retribution”
    It implies that the rules and regulations laid out in the Hadith of the Prophet (s.a.w) are as important for us to follow as the Quran because the commands are basically all from Allah and He is going to punish those who do not take Hadith seriously.
    I would sincerely advise you to ponder seriously instead of just repeating like broken record to follow Quraan. No Muslim denies to follow Quraan but cannot be a true Muslim without following Quraan with the way (sunnah) of Rasoolullah sallalaho alaihe wasallam. Either you are misguided or you are some fitnaagar who is trying to spread shar. May Allah save us from all finaas and give us Siraatal mustaqeem. Aameen!

    • Without following the Rasool, mankind would not have got the Qur’aan. But remember Allah’s instructions were to follow the Rasool, and not the hearsay recorded hundred of years after the Rasool’s death. The Rasool’s authentic sayings are all recorded in the Qur’aan.

      • Well, I believe Quraan to be the Word of Allah (not Rasool). Therefore Rasoolullah’s authentic sayings are preseved with hard toil by great Imams with chain of narrators.
        Simple question, Where would one find in Quraan how many (rakats) units in each salat and how & what to read in each unit?

      • Where is it laid down that one should perform so & so number of rakaat in so & so salah?

      • You repeated my question. You mean to say everybody should pray in variety of style and number, not in same order, number and style (sunnah) of Rasulullah sallallaho alaihe wasallam.
        I tried to open your eyes but I feel now that I should not waste precious time and energy in further discussion. You are unable to see that Allah has clearly ordered to follow Rasooluillah (He could have said follow Quraan instead) and trying to interpret with a fixed agenda of ignoring precious sunnah of Rasoolullah sallallaho alaihe wasallam. I will end with the words of Allah in Quraan (18:17)., “He whom Allah guides, he is the rightly guided; but he whom He sends astray, for him you will find no Wali (guiding friend) to lead him (to the right path)” Subhanallahe wabihamdihi subhanaka Allahumma nashhado Allah ilaha illa anta wa nastagfiruka wa natubu ilaih.

      • May Allah Ta’ala judge as to who is rightly guided.


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