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Foundations for the Islaamic Awakening (part 2)

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    Foundations for the Islaamic Awakening (part 2)

    Part 2

    We know from the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that the path to be taken in order to realise this objective (of bringing about the Islaamic society and the rule of Islaam) is a single path, and that is the one which Allaah – the Mighty and Majestic – mentions in His saying:

    “Indeed this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and do not follow other paths that will separate you from His path.” [Soorah al-An’aam 6:152]

    And Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained this to his Companions, since: one day he drew a line for them on the ground and then drew many short lines on both sides of it. He then recited the previous aayah (verse) whilst he was moving his finger over the straight line, and he said: “This is Allaah’s Path.” He then pointed to the other lines and said: “These are other paths, and at the end of each one there is a devil calling towards it.” [related by Ahmad (1/435) and an-Nasaa’ee (7/49)].

    Our Lord – the Mighty and Majestic – emphasised in another aayah this very same point which was mentioned in the previous aayah, along with the explanation of Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the hadeeth. Allaah – the Most High – said:

    "And whosoever opposes the Messenger, even after the guidance has been clearly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that of the Believers, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen and land him in Hell, what an evil destination.” [Soorah an-Nisaa 4:115]

    This aayah contains a great wisdom, since He – the Most Perfect – placed the path of the Believers in conjunction with that which the Messenger with that which the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) brought. And the fine point of this wisdom was also indicated by Allaah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the hadeeth of al-Iftiraaq (the authentic narration concerning the splitting-up of the Ummah into seventy-three sects), when he was asked about the Saved-Sect, so he replied: “It is that which I and my Companions are upon today.” [related by at-Tirmidhee (no. 2796) and al-Haakim (1/128)].

    "No leaf falls except that He knows of it, and no rain drop forms except that He has willed it."

    [This message has been edited by Hasnain (edited September 08, 2001).]