Avoid­ing mis­guid­ing in­no­va­tion

Bis­mil­lahir-Rah­manir-Rahim. All thanks are due to Al­lah the Almighty. Al­lah’s peace and bless­ings be upon His Mes­sen­ger Muham­mad

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Rea­son for cre­ation of man and jinn: Al­lah says in the the No­ble Qur’an, ”And I did not cre­ate the jinn and mankind ex­cept to wor­ship Me. I do not want from them any pro­vi­sion, nor do I want them to feed Me. In­deed, it is Al­lah who is the [con­tin­ual] Provider, the firm pos­ses­sor of strength.” (Zariyah, 5658). In another ayat Al­lah says, “And We cer­tainly sent into ev­ery na­tion a mes­sen­ger, [say­ing], “Wor­ship Al­lah and avoid Taghut.” (Nahli, 36). The mean­ing of (Taghut) ‘dagutu’ is any thing that is wor­shipped other than Al­lah, such as the an­gels or prophets or jinn, saint or the right­eous etc.

In another ayat, Al­lah says, “And your Lord has de­creed that you not wor­ship ex­cept Him, and to par­ents, good treat­ment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not re­pel them but speak to them a no­ble word. “(Isra’i, 23)

Also, Al­lah says in another ayat, “Wor­ship Al­lah and as­so­ci­ate noth­ing with Him, and to par­ents do good, and to rel­a­tives, or­phans, the needy, the near neigh­bour, the neigh­bour far­ther away, the com­pan­ion at your side, the trav­eler, and those whom your right hands pos­sess. In­deed, Al­lah does not like those who are self-de­lud­ing and boast­ful. (Nisa’i, 36).

Al­lah fur­ther said in His Book: “Say, “Come, I will re­cite what your Lord has pro­hib­ited to you. [He com­mands] that you not as­so­ci­ate any­thing with Him, and to par­ents, good treat­ment, and do not kill your chil­dren out of poverty; We will pro­vide for you and them. And do not ap­proach im­moral­i­ties - what is ap­par­ent of them and what is con­cealed. And do not kill the soul which Al­lah has for­bid­den [to be killed] ex­cept by [le­gal] right. This has He in­structed you that you may use rea­son.”

“And do not ap­proach the or­phan’s prop­erty ex­cept in a way that is best un­til he reaches ma­tu­rity. And give full mea­sure and weight in jus­tice. We do not charge any soul ex­cept [with that within] its ca­pac­ity. And when you tes­tify, be just, even if [it con­cerns] a near rel­a­tive. And the covenant of Al­lah ful­fill. This has He in­structed you that you may re­mem­ber.

“And, [more­over], this is My path, which is straight, so fol­low it; and do not fol­low [other] ways, for you will be sep­a­rated from His way. This has He in­structed you that you may be­come right­eous.“(An’am, 151-153).

It has been re­lated from the Prophet (pbuh) that he drew amulets on his right hand side and did the same on the left. Then he drew a long line in the mid­dle and pointed at it and said, “This is my path that is straight fol­low it (ie the Qur’an and the Ha­dith). But do not fol­low those other ways for they will lead you to de­struc­tion (ie di­vi­sions).

It has been re­lated from Ibn Mas’ud who said: “Any­one who wishes to see the be­quest of Prophet Muham­mad (pbuh) with he de­parted this world, he should read the ayat in which Al­lah said, “Say, “Come, I will re­cite what your Lord has pro­hib­ited to you. [He com­mands] that you not as­so­ci­ate any­thing with Him” ..... up to where he said, “this is My path, which is straight, so fol­low it; and do not fol­low [other] ways, for you will be sep­a­rated from His way.“(An’am, 151-153).

A ha­dith has been nar­rated from Mu’azu Ibn Ja­bal (RA) where he said: “One day we were with the Prophet (pbuh) rid­ing on a don­key and he said, ‘Mu’azu do you know the right of Al­lah on his slaves, and do you know the right of the slave on Al­lah?’ Mu’azu said, “Al­lah and His Mes­sen­ger alone know.” The Prophet then said ‘then let me tell you the right of Al­lah on His slaves. They should wor­ship Him alone with­out at­tribut­ing to Him any part­ner. And the right of the slave with Al­lah is Al­lah has promised He will not burn him who did not as­so­ci­ate a part­ner to Him.’ There and then Mu’azu said to the Prophet “O Mes­sen­ger of Al­lah, I have given such good tid­ings to the peo­ple.” But the Prophet said to him, “No don’t do that lest the peo­ple refuse to carry out their du­ties and rely on that.” (Re­lated by Bukhari and Mus­lim)

The ben­e­fits of tauhid and what erases sin: Al­lah says: “And the worldly life is not but amuse­ment and di­ver­sion; but the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Al­lah , so will you not rea­son?.“(An’am, 32). One of the Com­pan­ions, Uba­data ibn Samit (RA) said: “The Prophet (pbuh) said: “any­one who be­lieves that there is none wor­thy of wor­ship ex­cept Al­lah, that He is One and has no as­so­ci­ate and Muham­mad is His slave and His Mes­sen­ger and ac­cepts that Prophet Isa is His slave and mes­sen­ger, and that he is a kalimah (ex­pres­sion) that was im­planted in Maryam’s womb (the mean­ing of kalimah is ‘Kum Fa Yakun’), and the Prophet Isa is a soul from Him (the mean­ing of soul is that it is from the souls that Al­lah places in His slaves). Then a per­son be­lieves that Al­jan­nah is true and Hell fire is true, for such a per­son Al­lah has promised Al­jan­nah pro­por­tion­ate to his deeds.” (Bukhari and Mus­lim re­lated this)

But It­ban said the Prophet said: “Any­one that ut­ters ‘La’ilaha il­lal-lah’ and does not re­tract from it, and seeks Al­lah’s trust with it, then Al­lah will make it haram (for­bid­den) upon the Hell fire to burn him.” And what Abi Sa’idul Khu­dri said was that the “Prophet re­lated how Prophet Musa (SA) once said: “O My Lord, I want You to give me a spe­cial du’a with which I will call upon You and sup­pli­cate to You.” Al­lah said, “So shall it be yet ‘La’ilaha il­lal-lahu’, if the seven heav­ens and what’s therein and the seven earths will all be placed on one side of the scale, then ‘La’ilaha il­lal-lahu’ be placed on the other, it will out­weigh them all,” (Ibn Hibba and Hakim re­lated this). They also said the ha­dith is Sahih.

But Imam Tir­midhi said he heard from Anas that the Mes­sen­ger of Al­lah (pbuh) said, “Al­lah said in Ha­dith Kudusi, “O Son of Adam were you to come to me with sin as much as the earth, but come with­out hav­ing com­mit­ted shirk I will present you with for­give­ness equal in pro­por­tion to this.” Ex­cerpted from the BOOK OF TAUHID by Sheikh Muham­mad Bin Ab­dul­wah­hab (Trans­lated)

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