Allah wants the whole humankind to be successful and in order to become successful they must obey all the orders of Allah. The intention CLICK of obeying the orders of Allah is not to become successful but to please Allah. In order to become successful we have to obey all the orders of Allah at all particular times. In order to know what the order of Allah is at a particular time we have to know what the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did at that time. What the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did at a certain time are the orders of Allah most pleased by Allah at that time. Whatever the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did is not in accordance with his desire but in accordance with the desire of Allah. When we follow exactly what the Prophet s.a.w did in all circumstances we are, actually following the orders of Allah at all times. What is Islam? Islam is what the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did in all situation and condition. When we followed exactly what the Prophet s.a.w did then we are a true practicing Muslim.
Allah has ordered us to follow the Quran and when we do as the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w did then we are following the Quran. Al-Quran and Sunnah means the same thing. Quran is the words of Allah and Sunnah is the practice of the Prophet s.a.w, which is the interpretation of the Quran. We cannot understand Quran without looking at the practice of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and we cannot understand Sunnah without looking at the practices of the Sahabah at the times of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. When we follow Sunnah as understood by the Sahabah then we are following the orders of Allah as shown by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. As an example, Allah had allowed Prophet Muhammad s.a.w to marry with anyone he likes and the numbers of women that the Prophet s.a.w can marry is unlimited. This is special to the Prophet s.a.w and none other the Prophet s.a.w is allow to do as the Prophet s.a.w did. Other the Prophet s.a.w can only marry matured women and the maximum number of women that anyone can marry at any one time is only four. The Sahabah who understand Sunnah have never married women of underage as practice by Samsuddin Ajaib CLICK. Allah sent the Prophet s.a.w to interpret the Quran according to the wishes of Allah. None understands the Quran more than Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. When we follow the Prophet s.a.w and the Sahabah, we are following the Quran as understood by the Prophet s.a.w and the Sunnah as understood by the Sahabah.
Many Muslims think it is so difficult to understand the Quran and in order to understand the Quran we must know Arabic languages and we must learn the interpretation of the Quran from the learned person who reads and study Arabic languages and the Quran for so many years. Many people are able to read, memorized the quran, and understand Arabic languages but if they do not practice the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, they do not understand the Quran. How much we follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w indicates the level of iman and the level of understanding of the Quran that we have. Sunnah of the Prophet is the interpretation of the Quran and the practice of the Sahabah at the times of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w is the interpretation of the Sunnah. Interpreting the Quran without looking at the Sunnah and the practice of the Sahabah will mislead the Muslims to the deviated path.
Our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w said in the approximate meaning that the one who follows the correct path is the one who follows my Sahabah and me. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w also said that his umat divide into seventy-two groups and only one group is in the correct path. The group that is in the correct path is the one that follow Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and his Sahabah. What was said by the Prophet s.a.w must be true and nothing but the truth. All of us must be worried whether we are in the correct path or in the deviated path. The chances to be in the correct path are very small while the chances to be in the wrong path are very great. In order to be in the correct path we have to follow Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and the Sahabah. The path followed by the Prophet and the Sahabah determine by the aims of their lifes. The aim of their lifes is to win the pleasure of Allah. In order to be in the correct path we have to make our aim of lifes to be the same as the aims of life of the Prophet s.a.w and the Sahabah. We will win the pleasure of Allah or Allah will be pleased with us only when we obey all the commandments of Allah to please Allah. The more orders of Allah we obey, the more Allah becomes please with us and the more our iman become increase. The more orders of Allah we have neglected, the more Allah becomes displease with us and the more our iman become decrease. The more Sunnah of the Prophet s.a.w we follow, the more Allah is pleased with us and the more our iman increased. The less Sunnah of the Prophet we follow, the less Allah is pleased with us and the more our iman becomes decrease. Our iman will increased when we obey the orders of Allah with the intention to please Allah and when we disobey the orders of Allah our iman will decreased.
The first order of Allah CLICK is to give dakwah to the non-Muslims CLICK about the Kalimah until they are ready to accept and to recite the Kalimah, I bear witness there is no God except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah. In order to renew our iman the Prophet s.a.w also asked us to remind the Muslims about the meaning of the Kalimah and to invite them to obey the orders of Allah in the way of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. CLICK. When we do not give dakwah to non-Muslims CLICK as the Prophet s.a.w and the Sahabah did, and neither have we reminded the Muslims about the Kalimah CLICK then we have disobeyed Allah, we have not followed the Sunnah and our iman becomes weaker. When we have disobeyed the first order of Allah, we have indeed disobeyed a great order of Allah and as a result we have committed a great sin and our iman becomes very weak.
The greater the order we have transgressed the greater sin we will have and the more iman we will lose. When we transgress a small order of Allah, we will have a small sin and we will lose small amount of iman. When we have transgressed a great order of Allah like the order of dakwah to non-Muslims, we will have very great sin and we will lose great amount of iman. When Muslims are not doing the work of dakwah to non-Muslims, their iman is very weak. With very weak iman a Muslims will only look like a Muslims but they do not have the quality of a real Muslims and their amals will have no power to attract the help of Allah.
The first order of Allah is to do the work of dakwah to the non-Muslims and to remind the Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah. It is the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and the practice of the Sahabah to give dakwah to the non-Muslims and to remind Muslims about Allah and the orders of Allah. When Muslims are not doing the work of dakwah to the non-Muslims, then we are not practicing the great Sunnah of the Prophet, we are committing a great sin, we are not following the path of the Prophet, and our iman will be very weak. When our iman is very weak, we are unable to use our solat to solve all our problems and to prevent us from doing wrong things. That is the reasons why nowadays many Muslims, although they are performing five times solat yet they cannot prevent themselves from doing evil deeds and they cannot solve their problems using solat as the means. Although they are performing five times solat, yet when they have problems, they still use money and work as the non-Muslims instead of solat, as the means to solve their problems.
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