Sunday, October 13, 2013

Follow a Righteous Imam


Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

"Those who do not have a Shaykh(imam), their Shaykh is Satan" (Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani). And we all will be gathered with our Imams in the last day.

Those who do not have a righteous Imam as their Shaykh from the correct lineage and creed, then they will be following their Ego and Shaytan. They will be gathered in the side of Satan in the Judgement day as their Imam. Because they have taken their own Ego as Imam. And Ego is the best friend of Satan:A Hadith clear the meaning: Muslim (2175) and this is also in bukhārī (2035),

عَنْ صَفِيّةَ بِنْتِ حُيَيَ . قَالَتْ: كَانَ النّبِيّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مُعْتَكِفاً. فَأَتَيْتُهُ أَزُورُهُ لَيْلاً. فَحَدّثْتُهُ. ثُمّ قُمْتُ لأَنْقَلِبَ. فَقَامَ مَعِيَ لِيَقْلِبَنِي. وَكَانَ مَسْكَنُهَا فِي دَارِ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ زَيْدٍ. فَمَرّ رَجُلاَنِ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ. فَلَمّا رَأَيَا النّبِيّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَسْرَعَا. فَقَالَ النّبِيّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “عَلَىَ رِسْلِكُمَا. إِنّهَا صَفِيّةُ بِنْتُ حُيَيَ” فَقَالاَ: سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ يَا رَسُولَ اللّهِ قَالَ: “إِنّ الشّيْطَانَ يَجْرِي مِنَ الإِنْسَانِ مَجْرَىَ الدّمِ. وَإِنّي خَشِيتُ أَنْ يَقْذِفَ فِي قُلُوبِكُمَا شَرّاً” أَوْ قَالَ “شَيْئاً“.

From Safiyyah bint ‘Huyeiyy رضي الله عنها; she said that the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was performing I’tikāf, thus I came to him visiting him at night, thus I talked with him and then I stood up to return, so he stood with me to return me. And her house was in the house of Usāmah bin Zaid رضي الله عنه, thus two people from Ansār walked by them, and then when they saw the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم they hastened. Thus the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “walk slowly, verily this is Safiyyah Bint Huyeiyy”, they both said “Sub’hānallāh O Messenger of Allāh” He said “verily the Satan runs in the human in the veins. And I feared that he (satan) cast something bad in your hearts” or he said “something”.

"He who separates from the main body (of the Ummah) by even a hand's breadth from the Community he throws off Islam from his neck." (Mishkat-ul-Masabih, 1/185 & Sunan Abu Dawood, 3/4740)

Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Messenger (Peace be upon him) as saying: "Follow the great mass (as-Sawad al-Azam) for he who kept himself away from it, in fact would be thrown in Hell Fire." (Ibn Majah; vide: Mishkat, 1/174, by A.H. Siddiqui).

Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Haytami defined the Sunni Muslims as follows in his book Fath al-jawad:
"A mubtadi (innovator) is the person who does not have the faith (aqid'ah) conveyed unanimously by the Ahl as-Sunnah. This unanimity was transmitted by the two great Imam's Abu'l Hasan al-Ashari (d.324/936; Rahimahullah) and Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (d.333/944; Rahimahullah) and the scholars who followed their path." Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-Haytami also said in his book al-Fatawa al-Hadithiyya (pg. 205): "Man of bid'ah means one whose beliefs are different from the Ahl as-Sunnah faith. The Ahl as-Sunnah faith, is the faith of Abu'l Hasan al-Ashari, Abu Mansur al-Maturidi and those who followed them. One who brings forth something which is not approved by Islam becomes a man of bid'ah."

"Whosoever dies without recognizing the Imam of his time dies the death of the ignorance (Jahiliyyah)."Ahmad b. Hanbal, al-Musnad, p. 96.

Quran 17:71. One day We shall call together all human beings with their [respective] Imams: those who are given their record in their right hand will read it [with pleasure], and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.

Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 9329I heard the Prophet saying, "There will be twelve imams." He then said a sentence which I did not hear. My father said, "All of them (those rulers) will be from Quraish."

Sahih Muslim, Hadith 4483The Islamic religion will continue until the Hour has been established, or you have been ruled by twelve Caliphs, all of them being from the Quraysh.

So check, to whom you listen to, to whom you attached to, whom you take as an example.

YOU WILL BE WITH THOSE WHOM YOU LOVE:A man asked the Prophet about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, "When will the Hour be?" The Prophet said, "What have you prepared for it?" The man said, "Nothing, except that I love Allah and His Apostle." The Prophet said, "You will be with those whom you love." We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet (i.e., "You will be with those whom you love.") 

Therefore, I love the Prophet, Abu Bakr and 'Umar, and I hope that I will be with them because of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.(Narrated by Anas - al-Buhkhari 5.37)

So follow the righteous Imams of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah-12 Imams of Ahlu Bayt, Imams of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah(Fiqh and Aqeedha and Tasawwuf) and those who followed them in Ihsan.

All Sufi Orders are Originated from 12 Imams of Ahlu Bayt. And all Imams of Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamah were Madhab following Sufis.

Some people may, Oh we need Imam only in Salah, not in life?, Whole life must be for the sake of Allah and there should be a leader (Imam) in one's life!

But some false doctrine does not make any sense to those who have wisdom!

This article was posted on my old blog on Tuesday January 24,2012

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