In the last post, I was categorizing verses from the Qur’an which point to the proof that Prophet Muhammad PBUH, must be obeyed. I will continue from where I left off.
The third categories of verses are the ones, where Allah says he revealed to Prophet Muhammad something along with the Qur’an. Allah has revealed something other than just the Qur’an”. Allah mentions this other thing as “Hikma” wisdom. When you read the Qur’an and read about this other revelation called “Hikma” nothing will come to mind except the Sunnah.
“Our Lord! send amongst them a Messenger of their own, who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them In the Book (this Qur’ân) and Al-Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah), and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”
“ Similarly (to complete My Blessings on you) we have sent among You a Messenger (Muhammad) of Your own, reciting to You Our Verses (the Qur’ân) and sanctifying you, and teaching You the Book (the Qur’ân) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah), and teaching You that which You used not to know.”
The fourth categories of verses are the ones, which number about 50, which explicitly and clearly mention that obedience to the Messenger is obligatory.
“ but no, by Your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make You (O Muhammad ) judge In All disputes between them, and find In themselves no resistance against Your decisions, and Accept (them) with full submission.”
In this verse, from Surah An Nisaa’, Allah says they have no Iman, unless they come back to Muhammad PBUH for any of their disputes, and they must not have resistance against the decision of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, or they have no Iman (faith).
“and obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad) that You may obtain Mercy.”
“ These are the limits (set by) Allâh (or ordainments as regards laws of inheritance), and Whosoever obeys Allâh and his Messenger (Muhammad) will be admitted to Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise), to abide therein, and that will be the great success.
And Whosoever disobeys Allâh and his Messenger (Muhammad), and transgresses his limits, He will cast Him into the Fire, to abide therein; and He shall have a disgraceful torment.”
This verse says who obeys Allah and his Messenger, will be admitted to Jannah (Gardens). More importantly, the following verse says whoever disobeys Allah and his messenger, will be thrown in to the fire (naar).
The fifth categories of verses are the ones that say obedience to Prophet Muhammad PBUH is a sign of loving Allah.
“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If You (really) love Allâh Then follow Me, Allâh will love You and forgive You of Your sins. and Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
Say (O Muhammad ): “Obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad).” but if they turn away, Then Allâh does not like the disbelievers.”
If you truly love Allah, then you would follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, those who don’t are not loved by Allah.
The sixth categories of verses are those who show the status of the Prophet PBUH, and how he should be treated.
“ O You who believe! do not put (yourselves) forward before Allâh and his Messenger (Sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe Wa Sallam), and fear Allâh. Verily! Allâh is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.”
This verse means, as Ibn Abbas (RA) has explained it as, you do not put your opinion above that of Allah or his Messenger PBUH.
The seventh and final category of verses, are miscellaneous verses, that you really can’t categories.
“And Certainly, You (O Muhammad ) call them to a Straight Path”
More to Come Soon, InshAllah.