Sunnah literally means practice and method, whether good or bad, however, the meaning of Sunnah also varies among them due to differences in the goals and objectives of Islamic scholars, for example, scholars research about doctrines. Islamic law, while the purpose of the scholars of Hadith is to take interest in everything related to the Imam of the Universe (PBUH), and the main purpose of the scholars of jurisprudence is to talk about the obligatory, Mustahab, Haram, and Makrooh rules. Due to the different aims and objectives of the scholars, the meaning of the word Sunnah also varies among them. According to the scholars of Usul, the Sunnah applies to every statement, action, or speech transmitted from the Holy Prophet.
Many Shafi’i scholars and Jamahur scholars apply Sunnah to Mandub, Mustahab, and Nafil, etc. in relation to the principle of jurisprudence and say that Sunnah refers to the work for which a person gets rewarded and he does not If he does not do so, he commits a sin. According to scholars of hadith, the Sunnah is applied to all situations and events prior to the Holy Prophet’s sayings, actions, speeches, moral and ethical qualities, jihad and conquest, and even the Prophet’s mission. And this is the meaning of Sunnah.
According to its meaning, the Sunnah is the second major source of religion and religious proof after the Book of Allah, it is obligatory to follow it and it is forbidden to oppose it.
Just as Allah revealed the Qur’an to His beloved Prophet, the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad, He also revealed its example with it. It has descended. Therefore, Sunnah is also one of the most important principles of the religion and one of the best members of the religion. That is why we have said that it is obligatory to follow it and it is forbidden to oppose it, as it is mentioned in many verses of the Holy Qur’an that there is no room for doubt. If he denies this, it is as if he denies certain arguments and opposes the consensus of the ummah. Some of these verses are as follows:
Say that you love Allah, and follow me. Allah loves you and forgives your sins. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
you say it! If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive your sins, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (Al-Imran: 31)
Hafiz ibn Kathir says that this verse has established that every person who claims the love of Allah but does not follow the way of Prophet Muhammad, can be rejected in his claim of love of God. Is. He is a liar unless he follows Muhammad’s law and religion in all words, actions, and circumstances of the Prophet.
Say that you love Allah, and follow me. Allah loves you and forgives your sins.
Say (O Prophet! to the people) If you love Allah, follow me, and Allah will love you.” (Al-Imran: 31)
That is, you will get Allah’s love more than you demand and that is, instead of loving Allah, Allah will love you and this situation is more than before.
This verse is proof that opposing the way of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is kufr, and whoever opposes the way of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is not kufr. Friend of Allah, even if he claims to be close to God. He will be true in his claim only and only if he follows you, in your time, if the previous prophets and messengers were also the first prophets, then there is no solution for all of them without following you. (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Arud) Volume 1, p. 608-607, published in Dar al-Salaam)
I swear by your Lord! They cannot be believers until they accept you as the arbiter of their differences, then there is no pain in their hearts for your decision and they accept it wholeheartedly.” (al-Nisa) : 65)
Allah Ta ‘ ala has sworn by His holy and holy self in this verse that no one can be a believer until he considers the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) to be impartial in every matter, that is There is a right and it is mandatory to accept it internally and externally.
Imam Bukhari, in his commentary on this verse, narrates the narration of Sayyidna Urwa that Sayyidna Zubair had a dispute with a man over the water of the Harrah river, and the Prophet said: Zubair! Your water (your field), then send water to your neighbor. Ansari said: O Messenger of Allah! You gave this decision because Zubair is your cousin. Hearing this, the face of the Prophet of Islam changed and he said: Zubair! Water your field, then stop the water till it reaches the mosques, then leave the water for your neighbor. (Bukhari and Muslim)
Whoever obeys the Messenger obeys Allah and whoever trusts in him
So Arsalnaq Alaihim Hafiz.
“Whoever obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah, and whoever turns away, We did not send you as a guardian over them.” (Al-Nisa: 80)
In this verse, Allah Ta’ala has said about his beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sall.). disobeyed Allah Ta’ala. Because you do not speak about your desires, but whatever you say is based on divine revelation. On the authority of Hazrat Abu Huraira, the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said:
Whoever obeys, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys, obeys Allah.
“Whoever obeys me has obeyed Allah and whoever disobeys me has disobeyed Allah.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
In another hadith:
Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will be guided, and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, no one will be harmed except his soul.
“Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (PBUH), has provided for himself the means of righteousness, and whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger (PBUH), will harm himself.” (Muslim, Sunan Abi Dawood)
So beware of those who disobey its command, lest they be subjected to trial or painful punishment.
“Those who disobey His (Allah and His Messenger’s) order fear that a trial may come upon them or a painful punishment.” (Al-Noor: 63)
By order of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, it means his way, way, way, Sunnah, and Shari’a. His words and deeds are the yardstick by which to test and evaluate his words and actions. They are rejected, no matter what anyone says or does to them.
(In the Messenger of God there was goodness for those who put their trust in God and the Last Day and remembered God a lot)
“Indeed, the research in the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) is the best example for you, for all those who hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah often.” (Al-Ahjab: 21))
This verse is also great proof that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is perfect in every way in terms of his words, actions, circumstances, and the life of any person or persons other than you. something like a sample. It is also known from this verse that those who oppose your Sunnah, for them there is a painful punishment in the Hereafter.
Your lines are determined before Allah is between you and your faces.
“You must keep your lines straight, otherwise Allah will divide your lines.”
That is, they will create enmity, enmity, and hatred in your heart.
“Whoever among you raises his head (in prayer) before the Imam, does he not fear that Allah will make his head the head of a donkey?” Or make him like a donkey?” (Bukhari, Muslim)
This is a translated Article From Urdu-see Original Article-سنت کا مفہوم اور اہمیت وحجیت