The Petarian Mag - Blessings - Syed Abdul Aziz  Latif House       

 

The Way to Jannah According to Quran and Sunnah

 

 

              
My respected Petarian brothers today I have selected two important topics Fear of Allah and Rejection of Shirk, which are the key for Tawheed: Laa ilaaha illAllah. This is the best Zikr and the weightiest in value. Tawheed is not acceptable without the rejection of Shirk.

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Fear Allah as He Should be Feared.

 

In our Petarian days why did we fear our teachers, Adjutant, and seniors? The answer is very simple. They wanted us to fear them so that we would behave and follow the rules and regulations. Without fearing them we would never have behaved the way we were supposed to.


Similarly Fearing Allah will render us into following the Quran and Sunnah, the ultimate system for mankind. We have to make sure that we truly fear Allah.
 

In Quran Surat Al-i ‘Imraan Aya 102 Allah says:
“O you who believe! Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. (Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always,) and die not except in a state of Islam [as Muslims (with complete submission to Allah)].”
 

Benefits derived from this verse are:


1. Follow whatever Allah has ordered by following Quran and Sunnah.
 

2. Abstain from the forbidden things which are: dishonesty, theft, murder, suicide, bribery, forgery, interest and usury, gambling, lottery, consumption of alcohol or pork, backbiting, gossiping, slandering, hoarding, destruction of property, cruelty to animals, adultery, fornication, …
 

3. Always live in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allah.
 

4. Let death not find you outside the state of Islam and in disobedience.
 

Hadith – Al-Thimidhi, Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud

Allah's Messenger SAW said, "If, through fear of Allah, tears--even to the extent of a fly's head--fall from any believer's eyes and drop on some part of his cheek, he will be kept away from Hell by Allah."
 

Hadith – Al-Thimidhi, Narrated AbuDharr
Allah's Messenger SAW said to him, "Fear Allah wherever you are; if you follow an evil deed with a good one you will obliterate it; and deal with people with a good disposition."


Fearing Allah will cause us to abstain from most of the sins. If we ever stray from the way of good Muslims, the fear of Allah will always guide us to the right path. There are those who repent, believe in ALLAH as the Master of the Day of Judgment, and those who do not are being led away by Shiatan and may Allah help them in this life. Ameen.
 

Rejection of Shirk


In Quran Surat An-Nisa Aya 48 Allah says:

“Verily, Allah forgives not that partners be set up with Him [in worship] but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills; and whoever sets up partners with Allah [in worship], he has indeed invented a tremendous sin.”
Benefits derived from this verse are:


1. That whoever dies as Mushrik,1 being guilty of Shirk will not be forgiven, and will assuredly go to the hell fire.
 

2. Whoever dies believing in the Oneness of Allah, although he may have committed major sins, may be forgiven if Allah, Most Glorified, Most High Wills.
 

3. In the verse there is a reply to the khawarij,2 who charged those guilty of major sins with disbelief, and to the mu'tazilah,3 who believed that those guilty of major sins would spend eternity in the Fire.
 

4. Confirmation of the Divine Will which is one of His Attributes.
 

Shirk is the most dangerous of all sins, the wickedest and most severely punished because of the dishonor and denigration of the Rabb, Almighty, All-powerful, and the likening of Allah to His creation which it entails.
 

Hadith – Al Qudsi
“I am so self-sufficient that I am in no need of having any associate. Thus he who does an action for someone else's sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me to him whom he associated with Me.”
 

Shirk can be divided into different categories such as:
 

1. Associating in supplication which involves directing one’s supplications to other than Allah as a means of gaining provisions or being cured from sickness.
 

2. Association in the intention, which is, performing deeds that may be good in themselves but which are done for the sake of this worldly life and not for the sake of Allah.
 

3. Association in Loving Allah. That is to love someone or something else more than or as much as one loves Allah.
 

4. Association in obedience which is to obey people when they make unlawful things lawful.
 

In conclusion let us pray to Allah the only Rabb and the Master of the Day of Judgment for forgiveness and for his help in rejecting all kinds of Shirk. Ameen.
 

May Allah give us the best of Dunia (here) and Akhira (hereafter) and protect us from the Hell-fire. Ameen.

Footnotes:
 

1. Mushrik: One who commits Shirk.
 

2. Khawaarij: A deviant sect, who claimed that committing major sins takes a person out of the fold of Islam.
 

3. Mu’tazilah: A deviant sect, who denied the Divine Attributes of Allah SWT, and claimed that those who committed major sins would dwell eternally in the Hell-fire
 

4. AL Qudsi: Where the words and the meaning are both from Allah.