Muslims follow the first pillar of Islam by proclaiming the Declaration of Faith, or shahadah. In the first half of the Declaration, believers affirm the doctrine of Tawhid while the second half bears witness to Muhammad Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings upon him. Our faith necessitates that we believe in his prophethood and the message that he was sent with. However, simply believing in the Messenger of Allah is not enough, we must obey his commands. you who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not turn away from him when you hear him speak. [8:20]
Obeying Allah and His messenger go hand in hand; it cannot be separated, conveys the same message, and does not contradict one another.
He who obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah.[4:80]
Following the Messenger of Allah ﷺ is the method by which to live out and implement this doctrine of Tawhid. It is not possible for a believer to bring about a profound transformation unless he is willing to carry out the orders of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and follow his instructions closely.
By the Grace of Allah, Our beloved Messengerof Allah,peace and blessings upon him, possessed a superior level of good character, which softened even the hardest hearts. You have in the Messenger of Allah ﷺ a beautiful example. [33:21]
Those with Enlightened minds will be quick to emulate his noble character and believe that this is the only way to salvation. All my nation will enter Paradise save those who refuse. They asked: O Messenger of Allah, who would refuse? He replied: “Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, whoever disobeys me has in fact refused”
O those who seek the pleasure of Allah and salvation from hellfire
I invite you to learn about the message of The Mercy to mankind, and hold on to the light of his ﷺ Sunnah as far as possible. Join us next weekend for the Annual ISB Seerah Conference. Our Imams, Scholars, Teachers, Calligraphers, Quraa, & Munshids from around the world will be coming to ISB and spending two whole days with us to learn about our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and so should you.
Get your tickets now and save your seat. Show your love for the messenger by taking this time out and learning about his life.
I hope to see you all there.
Sh. Saad Baig
Sh. Hasib Noor has a message for us all from the blessed city of the Prophet Muhammad (S).