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Allah, to listen and obey even if an Abyssinian slave is appointed as your leader. Because whosoever among you
shall live after me, will see much discord. So hold fast to my Sunnah and the examples of the Rightly-Guided
Caliphs who will come after me. Adhere to them and hold to it fast. Beware of new things (in Deen) because every
Bid`ah is a misguidance".
[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].
This Hadith stresses piety, obedience to the leader, following in the footsteps of the Prophet (PBUH)
and the first four noble caliphs. It strictly forbids innovation in Deen.
This Hadith also reveals the prediction of the Prophet (PBUH) that the Muslim Ummah will become a victim of
dissension. He also prescribed the right means to counteract it. The remedy that he has proposed for this problem is
that Muslims should never deviate from the path laid for them by him and his righteous successors. This is the
touchstone for discovering the truth from the mess of different views. All the troubles of Muslims would come to an
end if they accept this as the one singular criterion of right and wrong.
َلﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر نَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲِﺑَأ ْﻦَﻋ
َنﻮُﻠُﺧْﺪﻳ ﻲِﺘﱠﻣُأ ﱡﻞُآ
ﻲِﺑَأ ْﻦَﻣ ﱠﻻِإ َﺔﱠﻨﺠْﻟا
َلﺎﻗ ؟ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﺎﻳ ﻰﺑَﺄَﻳ ْﻦَﻣَو َﻞﻴِﻗ
َأ ْﺪَﻘَﻓ ﻲِﻧﺎَﺼﻋ ْﻦﻣو ، َﺔﱠﻨﺠﻟا َﻞَﺧَد ﻲِﻨَﻋﺎَﻃَأ ْﻦﻣ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Everyone of my
Ummah will enter Jannah except those who refuse".
He was asked: "Who will refuse?'' He (PBUH) said,
obeys me, shall enter Jannah, and whosoever disobeys me, refuses to (enter Jannah)".
The word Ummah here stands for the community which accepted the invitation of the Prophet
(PBUH), that is to say, the people who on his call embraced Islam. Out of this community who follow him faithfully
will go to Jannah.
َﻞﻴﻗو ، ٍﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻲِﺑَأ ﻦﻋ
َﻞَآَأ ًﻼُﺟَر ﱠنَأ ، ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ِعَﻮْآَﻷا ﻦﺑ وﺮْﻤَﻋ ِﻦْﺑ َﺔﻤَﻠﺳ ٍسﺎَﻳِإ ﻲِﺑَأ
َلﺎﻘﻓ ِﻪِﻟﺎَﻤِﺸِﺑ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮﺳر َﺪْﻨِﻋ
َﻚﻨﻴِﻤﻴِﺑ ْﻞُآ
َلﺎَﻗ :
ُﻊﻴِﻄَﺘْﺳَأ ﻻ
َلﺎﻗ :
ﺖَﻌﻄﺘﺳا ﻻ
ُﺮْﺒِﻜْﻟا ﱠﻻِإ ُﻪَﻌﻨﻣ ﺎﻣ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور ، ِﻪﻴِﻓ ﻰَﻟِإ ﺎﻬَﻌﻓَر ﺎَﻤَﻓ
Salamah bin Al-Akwa` (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: My father said that a person ate in the
presence of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) with his left hand. He (PBUH) said,
"Eat with your right hand".
He said, "I
cannot do that.'' Thereupon he (the Prophet) said,
"May you never do that.'' It was pride that prevented him from
doing it.
And he could not raise it (the right hand) up to his mouth afterwards.
1. To eat with the left hand without a valid reason, is a repulsive act. Besides eating, every other good action was
done by the Prophet (PBUH) with his right hand.
2. To ignore the Injunctions of Allah and the practice of the Prophet (PBUH) out of pride is a serious offense and
can endanger even the Faith of a Muslim.
لﺎﻗ ،ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍﺮِﻴﺸَﺑ ِﻦْﺑ ِنﺎَﻤْﻌﱡﻨﻟا ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﺪﺒﻋ ﻲِﺑَأ ْﻦﻋ
ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ُﺖْﻌِﻤﺳ
ُلﻮﻘﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ
ﱠﻦَﻔِﻟﺎَﺨُﻴَﻟ ْوَأ ْﻢُﻜَﻓﻮُﻔُﺻ ﱠنﱡﻮَﺴُﺘَﻟ
ْﻢﻜِهﻮُﺟُو َﻦْﻴَﺑ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ٍﻢﻠﺴْﻤِﻟ ٍﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ َحاﺪِﻘْﻟا ﺎَﻬِﺑ يﻮَﺴُﻳ ﺎَﻤﱠﻧَﺄآ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ ﺂَﻨَﻓﻮُﻔُﺻ يﱢﻮَﺴُﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱡﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر نﺎآ
َدﺎَآ ﻰﱠﺘﺣ َمﺎﻘﻓ ، ًﺎﻣﻮَﻳ َجَﺮَﺧ ﱠﻢُﺛ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﺎَﻨْﻠَﻘَﻋ ْﺪَﻗ ﺎﱠﻧَأ ىَأر اَذِإ
َلﺎﻘﻓ ُﻩُرْﺪﺻ ًﺎﻳِدﺎﺑ ﻼُﺟر ىَأﺮَﻓ ، َﺮﱢﺒﻜﻳ ْنَأ
ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َدﺎﺒِﻋ
ْﻢُﻜِهﻮُﺟُو ﻦْﻴﺑ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠﻦَﻔِﻟﺎَﺨُﻴَﻟ ْوَأ ْﻢُﻜَﻓﻮﻔُﺻ ﱠنﱡﻮﺴُﺘَﻟ
Nu`man bin Bashir (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
your rows (during Salat) or Allah would create dissension amongst you"
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In another narration reported by Muslim, Nu`man bin Bashir (May Allah be pleased with them) narrated: Messenger
of Allah (PBUH) used to straighten our rows (in Salat), as if he was straightening an arrow with their help until he
saw that we had learnt it from him. One day he came out, stood up (for Salat) and was about to say: Allahu Akbar
(Allah is the Greatest), (marking the beginning of the prayer) when he saw a man, whose chest was bulging out from
the row. He said,
"Slaves of Allah, you must straighten your rows or Allah would create dissension amongst you.''
The real meaning of this saying is that Allah will create dissension and conflict among you. In any
case, this Hadith makes abundantly clear the importance of setting the rows in congregational Salat to which the