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Sayyidinaa wa Mawlaana Muhammad Al Hadi ilaa Siratul Mustaqim

Posted by al Adaab on June 8, 2010

Sayyidinaa wa Mawlaana Muhammad

[Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim]

Al Hadi ilaa Siratul Mustaqim

Ustadh Muhammad Sa’id Hunafa Qadiri

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Al Hamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Aalameen  Allahumma salli wa sallim ‘alaa Sayyidul Mursaleen,  Sayyidinaa wa Mawlaanaa Muhammadin, Khatimun Nabiyyeen wa Imaamil Muttaqeena wa Qaaidil Ghurril Muhaajjaleen wa Shafi’il Mudhnibeena  Rasuli Rabbal ‘Aalameen, wa Hadi ila Siratul Mustaqim, wa ‘Alaa Aalihi wa Ashabihi wa Awliyaa-ihi ajma’eena wa Sallima tasliman kathiran kathira, Ya Khayrun Naasireen,  Al Fatihah, Wa ba’d

Wa Qal Allahu ta ‘Allahu ta ‘ala fee Kalaamihi Qadim ba’da Authu Billahi min ash shaytanir rajim. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِنْ أَنْفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ [٣:١٦٤]

هُوَ الَّذِي بَعَثَ فِي الْأُمِّيِّينَ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِنْ كَانُوا مِنْ قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ [٦٢:٢]

رَبَّنَا وَابْعَثْ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِكَ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ [٢:١٢٩]

Allah did confer a great favor on the believers when He sent among them a messenger from among themselves, reciting unto them the Signs of Allah, purifying  them, and instructing them in Scripture and Wisdom, while, before that, they had been in manifest error.  Suratul Ali Imran [3] 164th ayah.

It is He Who has sent amongst the Unlettered a messenger from among themselves, to recite to them His ayaah, to purify them, and to instruct them in the Book [al Qur’an Majid] and Wisdom [Hikmah, the Ahkam of Islam exemplified in the Sunnah],- although they had been, before, in manifest error;-  Suratul Jumu’ah [62] 2nd ayah

“Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own, who shall rehearse Thy Signs to them and instruct them in scripture and wisdom, and sanctify them: For Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”  Suratul Al Baqara [2] Ayah 129

Allahu Subhanahu wa ta ‘ala has blessed the believers with the greatest ni’mah. He Subhana Hu has sent us a Guide to the Straight Path.  We have been blessed with a Guide to the straight path who in reality is the Siratul Mustaqim.  The Beloved of Allahu ta ‘ala is the al Hadi ilaa Siratul Mustaqim and he  Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim  is  Siratul Mustaqim.

Imam at Tabari Rahimahullah in his Tafsir commenting on  the 164th ayah of Suratul Aali Imran  Mentions that Allahu ta ‘ala is alluding to the Sunnah of the Beloved Master Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim when he mentions that His beloved Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim would;

  1. Recite unto them the Ayah of Allahu ta ‘ala [tilaawat]
  2. Wa Yuzakkihim , and purify them {Tazkiyyatun Nafs]
  3. Wa Yu’allimuhumul Kitaab, and teach them the Book [Holy Qur’an Majid and its’ explanation
  4. Wal Hikmah, and the Hikmah, the correct manner of applying what is found in the Book of Allahu ta ‘ala, namely the Sunnah of the Holy Last messenger Sayyidinaa Muhammad al Mustafa Sall Allahu  ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.

Contrary to the rantings of detractors, our Beloved Nabiyyul Karim Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim, he has been commissioned, given the mandate and the supreme authority, by The Lawgiver azza wa jalla, to impart to us all that the Guidance contains.  One of the Names of Al Qur’an Majid is al Huda, and Nabiy ul Adhim Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim is al Hadi, he Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim is our guidance and Muhdi, the one who is himself divinely guided in all his affairs.  This forms the basis of our belief and acceptance of the supreme authority of our Master Muhammad Sall ‘Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim.

The Siratul Mustaqim is found in hearing and obeying Allahu ta ‘ala.  But this is not enough.  Allahu ta ‘ala has coupled His obedience with obedience to His Beloved Sayyidinaa Muhammad al Mustafa Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim when he says:

قُلْ أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ ۖ فَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيْهِ مَا حُمِّلَ وَعَلَيْكُمْ مَا حُمِّلْتُمْ ۖ وَإِنْ تُطِيعُوهُ تَهْتَدُوا ۚ وَمَا عَلَى الرَّسُولِ إِلَّا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُ [٢٤:٥٤]

Say: “Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger: but if ye turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and ye for that placed on you. If ye obey him, ye shall be on right guidance. The Messenger’s duty is only to preach the clear (Message).  Suratun Nur [24] 54th ayah.

There should be no doubt that Allahu ta ‘ala is telling those who truly believe that guidance on the straight path and ultimately salvation lies in obeying and following the Sunnah of Holy Last Messenger Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.

How far reaching is the Authority of the Beloved Master Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim?

  1. He Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim is the supreme authority on the way Holy Qur’an Majid is to be recited and the one who taught His companions Ridhwaan Allahu ta ‘ala ajma’een, the various ahruf [modes of recitations.] and the one who examined and qualified the recitation of some of them gave them ijaazah to teach the modes recitation.
  2. All authoritative explanations of the meaning of Holy Qur’an Majid lies with the Beloved Messenger Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim and there is no authority to interpret Qur’an Maid according to one’s own opinion.  In this too the Beloved Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim taught, examined and qualified certain Companions in the science of Quran’ic exegesis [‘Ilmul Tafsir]. Among them Sayyidinaa ibn Abbas Radhi Allahu ‘anhu
  3. The authority to legislate and interpret the Hukm, the Laws of the Law Giver Azza wa Jalla lies solely in his Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim hands Bi Ithnillah.   In this too the Beloved Messenger Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim taught, examined and qualified several of his companions, among them Sayyidinaa Muadh bin Jabal and Sayyidinaa Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar Radhi Allahu anhumma.
  4. The authority to purify the believers lies in teaching us the practical methodology of following the Hikma contained in Holy Qur’an Majid.  We find purification and discipline of the Nafs through following practically the example of the Holy Last Messenger Sayyidinaa Muhammad al Mustafaa Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim

Until and unless we accept that these duties that have been placed upon our beloved Nabiyy Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim by Allahu ta ‘ala, our Iman is in complete.

Sayyidinaa Jabir bin ‘Abdullah Radhi Allahu ‘anhu narrates

Some angels came to the Nabiy [Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim] while he was sleeping. Some of them said, “He is sleeping.” Others said, “His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake.” Then they said, “There is an example for this companion of yours.” One of them said, “Then set forth an example for him.” Some of them said, “He is sleeping.” The others said, “His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake.” Then they said, “His example is that of a man who has built a house and then offered therein a banquet and sent an inviter (messenger) to invite the people. So whoever accepted the invitation of the inviter, entered the house and ate of the banquet, and whoever did not accept the invitation of the inviter, did not enter the house, nor did he eat of the banquet.” Then the angels said, “Interpret this example to him so that he may understand it.” Some of them said, “He is sleeping.” The others said, “His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake.” And then they said, “The houses stands for Paradise and the call maker is Muhammad; and whoever obeys Muhammad, obeys Allah; and whoever disobeys Muhammad, disobeys Allah. Muhammad separated the people (i.e., through his message, the good is distinguished from the bad and the believers from the disbelievers).” Sahih al Bukhari

Sayyidinaa Abu Musa Narrated:

The Nabiy [Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim] said, “My example and the example of what I have been sent with is that of a man who came to some people and said, ‘O people! I have seen the enemy’s army with my own eyes, and I am the naked warner; so protect yourselves!’ Then a group of his people obeyed him and fled at night proceeding stealthily till they were safe, while another group of them disbelieved him and stayed at their places till morning when the army came upon them, and killed and ruined them completely So this is the example of that person who obeys me and follows what I have brought (the Quran and the Sunnah), and the example of the one who disobeys me and disbelieves the truth I have brought.”

Sayyidinaa Abu Huraira Radhi Allahu anhu narrated:

Allah’s Rasul [Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim] said, “All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” They said, “Ya Rasulullah! Who will refuse?” He said, “Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it).” Sahih al Bukhari

Allahu ta ‘ala defends His beloved Sayyidinaa Muhammad al Mustafaa Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim, who has fulfilled his duty and discharged faithful all of his responsibilities by His saying;

قُلْ أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ ۖ فَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنَّمَا عَلَيْهِ مَا حُمِّلَ وَعَلَيْكُمْ مَا حُمِّلْتُمْ ۖ وَإِنْ تُطِيعُوهُ تَهْتَدُوا ۚ وَمَا عَلَى الرَّسُولِ إِلَّا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُ [٢٤:٥٤]

Say: “Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger: but if you turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and you for that placed on you. If ye obey him, you shall be on right guidance. The Messenger’s duty is only to preach the clear (Message). Sratun Nur[24] 54th ayah

Allahu ta ‘ala has instructed us through Suratul Fatihah to petition Him azza wa jalla to give us hidaya [guidance] to the straight.  The path we want to be guided to is the path of those upon whom the Divine Ni’mah of Allahu ta ‘ala is on.  Allahu ta ‘ala has told us that His ni’mah is only for those who obey Him and His Holy Rasul Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.

The Mutwee’een, those who obey Allahu ta ‘ala and His Rasul Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim are those who have been favored by Allahu ta ‘ala.  Obedience to Allahu ta ‘ala has been coupled with obedience to Allahu ta ‘ala and those who obey are mentioned with special favor.  Allahu ta ‘ala says;

وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ ۚ وَحَسُنَ أُولَٰئِكَ رَفِيقًا [٤:٦٩]

And whoever obeys Allah and the Rasul are in the company of those on whom is the Ni’mah [Divine Grace] of Allah,- of the Nabiyyeen [Prophets (who teach), the Siddiqeen [The Sincere ones], the Shuhadaa [witnesses who testify], and the Saliheen [Righteous ones who do good works ]: Ah! what a beautiful fellowship!  Suratun Nisaa 69th ayah.

From this we see that the path of certitude and salvation lies in the way of those who obey Allahu ta ‘ala and His Beloved Nabiy Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.  The Obedient Ones [Mutwee’een] who Obey Allahu ta ‘ala and His Rasul Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim are;

  1. All of the Nabiyyeen from Sayyidinaa Adam to Sayyidina Isaa ‘alaihimus salaam.  They have been described as those who obey the orders of Sayyidinaa wa Mawlaana Muhammad Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.   Obedience by default also implies following.  This is precisely what we seed during Isra wal Miraj, where all of the Ambiyaa and Mursaleen [Prophets and Messengers] gathered and Masjid al Aqsaa and were led in Salaah by Imaamul Ambiyaa-e wal Mursaleen, Muddathir, Muzzammil, TaHa wa Yasin Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.
  2. The Siddiqeen, the truthful ones who have the quality of Sidq, accepting and never doubting the message of the Beloved no matter what the misguided detractors   say, and no matter what they may try to don to turn them back from the faith.
  3. The Shuhadaa, the Martyr who witness to the truthfulness of the Message send with our Habib Sayyidina Muhammad al Mustafaa Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.   Those who make the ultimate sacrifice to support and defend the Message and the Messenger Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim.
  4. The Saliheen, those who manifest their belief through action. At every turn they make whatever sacrifice that is within their.  The sincere worshipper who seeks the Glorious Face of their Rabb azza wa jalla, by obeying and emulating the Holy Last Messenger Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim in letter and spirit.

Allahu ta ‘ala ends the Ayatul Kareemah by saying, “What a beautiful fellowship they are.”

Allahu ta ‘ala confirms the mission of His Beloved Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim and that has never wavered in carrying out his mission, has never doubted it, have never felt overwhelmed in fulfilling it by His saying;

وَإِنَّكَ لَتَهْدِي إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ [٤٢:٥]

And indeed you do guide to the Straight Way, -Suratush Shura [42] 5th ayah.

Further;

وَإِنَّكَ لَتَدْعُوهُمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ [٢٣:٧٣]

And indeed you do call them to the Siratul Mustaqim. Suratul Mu’minoon [23], 73rd ayah.

And again;

قُلْ إِنَّنِي هَدَانِي رَبِّي إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ دِينًا قِيَمًا مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا ۚ وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ [٦:١٦١]

Say: “Indeed, my Rabb has guided me to Siratul Mustaqim,- the Right Deen- the Millat of Ibraham Hanifa, and he was not of these who associated partners with Allah.” Suratul An’am [6] 166th ayah.

And finally, lest we forget the Divine Mandate given to Sayyidinaa Rasuli Akram Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim;

وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانْتَهُوا ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ [٥٩:٧]

So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah; for Allah is strict in Punishment.  Suratul Hashr [59] 7th ayah.

And;

وَإِنْ تُطِيعُوهُ تَهْتَدُوا ۚ وَمَا عَلَى الرَّسُولِ إِلَّا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُ [٢٤:٥٤]

If ye obey him, ye shall be on right guidance. And no other duty is upon the Messenger except to expound [to you] the clear message. Suratun Nur[24] 53rd ayah.

He is our Master Muhammad Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa sallim the Straight Path and our guide to the Straight Path leading to Allahu ta ‘ala at the end of our journey.

Wa Sall Allahu  ta ‘alaa alaa Sayyidinaa wa Mawlaana Muhammadin Sayyidul Mursaleen, wa Imaamul Muttaqeen wa Hadi ila Siratul Mustaqim wa ‘Alaa Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa  Dhurriyaatihi wa Awliyaa  wa ‘alaa Ibaadillahis saliheen, wa sallim tasliman kathiran kathira Bi Rahmatika Ya Arhamar Rahimeen

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