The Aspects of Islam

 

There are many aspects of Islam, of which Tawheed is one of them, a very important fact;   a Muslim must adhere firmly to Tawheed but that in no way gives one the right to segregate into a separate Tawheed group.    Similarly, Tableeq is also an aspect of Islam and a must for every Muslim.   A Muslim must keep advocating the people, about rights and wrongs in Islam, but that too in no way gives one the right to segregate from Islam into a separate Tableeq Jamath or group.  Similarly,  the Hadees of the Prophet (s.a.w) is a must in Islam, a Muslim must be fully aware of the Hadeeses and pave his life in accordance with the Hadees of the Prophet(s.a.w) but, that again does not give anyone the right to segregate themselves as Ahlay Hadees Jamath or Group.    Similarly, Quran is an aspect of Islam and a Muslim should be thorough with it and adhere strictly to what Allah(swt) says in it, but that also does not give the right to anyone to segregate themselves as the Ahlay Quran Group.   Similarly, the Sunnah of the Prophet(s.a.w) is a very important factor in Islam but that too in no way gives one the right to segregate as the Sunnath Jamath;    etc., etc., etc. 

 

Islam is all the above aspects and many more other aspects put together;   Muslims should adhere to all these aspects and should not take any one single aspect and form a different group and segregate themselves.    For – when Muslims segregates themselves into any separate group, then they go outside the fold of Islam.    Allah (swt) says in the Quran:

 

Oh Ye who believe – Fear Allah as he ought to be feared and die not other than a Muslim.   

Quran: ( 3:102)                       

 

Allah (swt) is not calling the Kafirs or Musriks, He is calling the Muslims “Oh! Ye who believe” and is telling them: do not die other than a Muslim;   meaning to say, that one should not die as a Tawheed, Tableeqee, Ahlay Hadees, Ahlay Quran, Shia, Sunni, Khadiyani, Hanafee, Shafee, Malikee, Hambalee , Salafi, etc.   etc.   etc.    So, a Muslim should only be a Muslim and should not segregate into any other group and should die only as a MUSLIM. 

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam – all of you would outright agree with me when I say that Allah(swt) is one, Prophet (s.a.w) is one, the Quran is one, the rules and regulation of Allah(swt) and His Prophet(s.a.w) are one,  Our Kalima “La-e-laha illAllah Mohammedur Rasoolullah” is one;   then how can there exist so many different groups and sects with so many different laws????? It is absurd;   how can one law be Halal for one group and Haram for another???  IMPOSSIBLE!!!

 

Allah(swt) says in the Quran:  As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects thou (Muhammad) hast no part in them in the least:

  Al Quran- ( 6:159) 

 

How can someone consider themselves as a Muslim when the Prophet (s.a.w) has nothing to do with them in the least?????

 

For example – Most people think that Tawheed is the group to be followed – they are wrong, the principles of Tawheed is a must, and it must be followed to the very core, but segregating into a Tawheed group is completely a wrong way of implicating Tawheed,  i.e : if you are a Muslim, and differ in any one of the rulings of Islam ignorantly, then it would only be a sin, and you would not go outside the fold of Islam – but if you segregate into a group for example Tawheed group, and then differ in the rulings of Islam – like for example the sighting of the moon or anything else for that matter, then you have segregated from Islam and also differed in its rulings, and hence you would be outside the fold of Islam – for Allah(swt) says clearly in the Quran -  thou (Muhammad) hast no part in them in the least:  meaning Rasool(s.a.w) has nothing to do with the people who have segregated – in which case, the segregated people cannot even claim to be Muslims, and none of their amals would ever be counted to be amongst amals or virtues; which is indeed a very sad turn of affairs.

 

Allah(swt) also says in the Quran:

              And be ye not like those who have segregated (in religion) and dispute after the clear proofs had come unto them.   For such people  there is  a grievous punishment.   

Al Quran - ( 3:105)

                                                                                              

Allah (swt) warns us, Muslims, do NOT to be like those who have segregated themselves into different groups and sects.   Allah (swt) wants us to be united and achieve our goals collectively as MUSLIMS. I keep stressing this fact of being a MUSLIM time and again for the main reason that most of the people in their ignorance have gone outside the fold of Islam by dividing themselves into different groups and sects; though it is a very very basic necessity that in Islam one should not ever segregate or divide but should always remain as a Muslim only. 

 

Many do not even know that this fact is a basic necessity of Islam and that one should remain as a Muslim alone and should for no reason segregate themselves into different groups for any rhyme or reason, whatsoever.   For example, one cannot say that he loves Allah(swt) very much so he is segregating to Allah(swt)’s group;   and another group cannot segregate saying I love Muhammad(s.a.w) more so I am segregating into Muhammad(s.a.w)’s group.   In fact, both the persons would have to be TRUE MUSLIMS and love Allah (swt) and follow the Prophet(s.a.w) without segregating themselves;   that is what Allah(swt) and His Prophet(s.a.w) are advocating all the time, also all the Prophets’  from Adam(a.s) to Muhammad(s.a.w) advocated their Ummah to be just Muslims and not to segregate into sects and groups.   If anyone segregates, then they go outside the fold of ISLAM – in lieu of this strict warning by Allah (swt) and His Prophet(s.a.w), I can’t understand how Muslims could take such a dreadful risk and segregate!!!!!

 

The people used to ask Allah's Apostle about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me. Once I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We were in ignorance and in evil and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good; will there be any evil after this good?" He said, "Yes." I asked, "Will there be good after that evil?" He said, "Yes, but it would be tainted with Dakhan (i.e. Little evil)." I asked, "What will its Dakhan be?" He said, "There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my tradition. You will see their actions and disapprove of them." I said, "Will there be any evil after that good?" He said, "Yes, there will be some people who will invite others to the doors of Hell, and whoever accepts their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them)." I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Describe those people to us." He said, "They will belong to us and speak our language." I asked, "What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my life?" He said, "Adhere to the group of Muslims and their Chief." I asked, "If there is neither a group (of Muslims) nor a chief (what shall I do)?" He said, "Keep away from all those different sects (groups), even if you had to bite (i.e. eat) the root of a tree, till you meet Allah while you are still in that state."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith
Hadith 4.803  
Narrated by
Hudhaifa bin Al Yaman

 

 

 

So please understand Allah(swt) strictly warns you against forming different groups or dividing religion (Islam), Rasool(s.a.w) also tells you in a very very crystal clear manner that whatever direst consequences you would have to face – never, never segregate or join segregated groups; always remain as a Muslim and die only as a Muslim.  Of the 73 groups that the Ummah of Rasool(s.a.w) would be dividing themselves, only ONE group would enter Paradise, that one group would be none other than those who do not segregate themselves or join any segregated groups, they would always be just MUSLIMS,  this is very very clear from the above Hadees and anyone can understand this very clearly.

 

May Allah(swt) Guide us and Unite us and help us to be TRUE MUSLIMS and die as TRUE MUSLIMS completely and thoroughly Pleasing Allah(swt) in every way possible with utmost ease and comfort (ameen). 

 

I humbly request you for your help in UNITING the MUSLIMS of the World, by sharing this message to as many MUSLIMS as possible. 

 JAZZAKALLAH   KHAIRAN fid duniya val aahira. 

 

 

Wishing you ALL THE VERY BEST
A.H.Nazeer Ahmed