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    Importance of the sunnah



    Aslam-u-Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah-e-Wa Barakath-hu,

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    Below are excerpts taken from the sayings of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) on the
    importance of following the Sunnah of the Beloved and Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam).

    As one Shaykh I know said......
    "The Prophet is 'everything' (for a person) - without the Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam) there is NOTHING!" (So increase your salawat/Durood upon him!)

    Please make Dua for all our brothers and sisters that, Allah Ta'ala bestows his Grace upon us, and in that we may begin to lead our lives in accordance to the Will of Allah Ta'ala, and follow the Blessed Footsteps of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam)! And also that we may act upon that which we learn and read about.
    Ameen
    Thumma Ameen!

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    Imam Rabbani Mujaddid Alf-e-Thani's (Rahmatullah 'alaih) Statement:-

    He says, “Merit and recompense depend upon conforming to the Sunnah and excess
    of reward and recompense on executing the Shari'ah. For example, the siesta, which may be according to the Sunnah and with the intention of conforming to the Sunnah, is superior to billions of vigils that may not be in accordance with the Sunnah. Similarly, not to fast on the day of Eid al-Fitr - which has been ordered by the Shari'ah - is superior to continuous fasting that may be contrary to the Shari'ah.
    To give a farthing in charity in pursuance of the Legislator's order is superior to spending a mountain of gold by one's own desire."

    In another letter he says that, “The spending of a single dirham (silver coin),
    by way of zakat, which has been ordered by the Shari'ah, is better and more
    useful for self-violence (Infliction of wound on one self for better of soul
    like inesiverness of a surgeon) than the spending of thousands of dinars (gold
    coins) through one's own desire. To eat on the day of Eid-al-Fitr in accordance
    with the order of Shari'ah, is better rather than fasting for years for
    suppressing desires on oneself. And to say the two rak'ahs of Fajr prayer with
    the congregation, which is one of the Sunnahs, is much better than one's saying
    supererogatory (nafl) prayers throughout the night and say the Fajr prayer
    alone without the congregation.”

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    Hazrat Hasan Bin Ali's (Radi Allahu anhu) Statement:-

    He says that no statement is correct without action, and no statement and action are correct without the right intention and no statement and action and intention are correct without accordance to the Sunnah.

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    Sayyidinna Shaykh Abd' Al-Qadir Jilani's (Rahmatullah 'alaih) Statement:-

    He said, "Gentlemen! Correct your affiliation with the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam). For whoever’s conformance to him becomes right, his affiliation too becomes right.
    And without conforming your saying, that you are one of his ummah, is not
    beneficial for you. When you become his follower in all his sayings and deeds,
    you will have the good fortune of being his companion on the Day of Judgement.
    Have you not heard the Most Glorious Allah's statement that,
    'whatever the messenger giveth you, take it; and whatsoever he forbiddeth, abstain (from it).’ (LIX:7)
    So carry out whatever he orders you and abstain from whatever he
    forbids you. Surely you will become proximate to Allah Ta'ala in the world, with
    regard to your hearts, and will be near to Him in the Hereafter, with regard to
    your bodies and persons.”

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    Hazrat Umar Bin Abdul Aziz's (Rahmatullah 'alaih) Statement:-

    He said: "To adopt carefully the ways of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam) and after him his successors, is to confirm in Allah's Book and to obey Him; and this is the power of religion. Neither has anyone the right to change them nor to amend them nor is anyone's opposing opinion worthy of consideration. Whoever follows them is a guided person and whoever acquires help from these things is successful. Whoever does contrary to them and adopts a path other than that of the believers; Allah Most Glorious will not let him act on his adopted path and
    will throw him into Hell which is a very bad abode!'

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    Shaykh Abul Hasan Khirqani (Rahmatullah 'alaih):-

    He says: "The Holy Prophet's (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam) heir is the one who follows him and not one who merely blackens paper." (Writes volumes).

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    Khwaja Nizamuddin Awliya (Rahmatullah 'alaih):-

    He says, "There ought to be firmness and steadiness in following and conforming
    to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam); and let no praiseworthy act (mustahab) and good manner (adab) be missed."

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    Abdullah Bin Muhriz's (Rahmatullah 'alaih) Statement:-

    He stated, “Religion will depart as the Sunnahs go into disuse one by one, as
    the rope is broken when all its twists are open.”

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    Mu'ammir Bin Sulaiman Taimi's (Rahmatullah 'alaih) Statement:-

    He says, “I went to the presence of my father. I was disconsolate at the time.
    He asked me, ‘How are you feeling?’ I replied that a friend of mine had died.
    He asked me, ‘Did he die on the way of the Sunnah?’ I said yes. He said, ‘Then
    don't grieve.”
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    Abdullah Bin Shauzab's (Rahmatullah 'alaih) Statement:-

    He says: "When a young man is inclined towards Allah, it will be great bounty
    upon him that Allah may acquaint him with virtuous and stable people in the
    path of sunnah so that young soul may be raised in the traditions of sunnah."

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    May Allah Ta'ala Grant us the abilty to observe and remain steadfast in following and implementing the sunnah if Habib-e-Mustafa (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam), wherever we go.

    Ameen

    #2
    How about sticking to the actual message that we received through the Prophet (PBUH)?

    We have revealed for you (O men!) a book in which is a Message for you: will ye not then understand? (Al-Anbia, 21:10)
    On the Messenger lies only the conveying of the Message. And ALLAH knows what you disclose and what you hide.(Al-Maidah, 5:99)
    And whether WE show thee in thy life-time the fulfillment of some of the things which WE threaten them or whether WE cause thee to die, it makes little difference, for on thee lies only the delivery of the Message, and on US the reckoning.(Ar-Ra'd, 13:40)
    And the Messenger will say, `O my Lord, my people indeed treated this Qur'an as a thing to be discarded. (Al-Furqan, 25:30)
    Praise be to Allah. Only ALLAH is worthy of worship.

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    These are GOD's revelations that we recite to you truthfully. In which Hadith other than GOD and His revelations do they believe?(45:6)
    JaddoN kaddya jaloos ghareeba tay shehr ich choatalee lug gayee

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