Follow the prophet (pbuh)

31 Aug

It could be understood that there will be some confusion from the Phrase
{قُلْ أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ }آل عمران32
Verse 3:32 ""Obey Allah and His Apostle"" the confusion may arise from the fact that there is no explicit mention of obeying the prophet in person ,the verse might imply that the prophet followed Allah so why follow the prophet if we followed Allah?
This in itself, that the prophet did not judge anything, and this will blow the whole Sunnah and Hadith, and as a result will cause the whole today practiced by Muslims all over the world to be not true. Below are some rigorous proofs that the prophet really judged as part of his mission as the head of the state
• Verse 8:1
"يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الأَنفَالِ قُلِ الأَنفَالُ لِلّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ فَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَأَصْلِحُواْ ذَاتَ بِيْنِكُمْ وَأَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ"
"They ask thee concerning (things taken as) spoils of war. Say: "(such) spoils are at the disposal of Allah and the apostle: so fear Allah and keep straight the relations between yourselves: obey Allah and His apostle if ye do believe.""
The verse were revealed after the War Of Badr when Muslims did not agree to how they should distributed amongst them ,so Allah revealed the verse telling them that they do not have any right in claiming it is for them and telling them that all the spoils of War are at the disposal of Allah and the Prophet and since Allah did not take any of them then it is now for the prophet but since the prophet never had his own spoils and he was so poor that he for 2 or 3 months never ate except little food so the prophet tend to fst to much then Allah said this Verse 3:161 "No prophet could (ever) be false to his trust" the verse 3:161 must be put in its true position in explaining the verse 8:1 ,so how?
When Allah said in that verse " Obey Allah and His Apostle " the question arises what to obey?!!
In All the verses that mention OBEY, Allah first comes then the prophet which means there is some order to followed first Allah then his prophet ,so in the verse Muslims did not agree to the distribution of the spoils between them then Allah did not judge the issue but said obey the prophet so still the question what to obey ? here comes the rule of legislation of the prophet because he distributed all the spoils between them
• Verse 4:61 " But no by thy Lord they can have no (real) Faith until they make thee judge in all disputes between them and find in their souls no resistance against thy decisions but accept them with the fullest conviction " which is another EXPLICIT ORDER to make the prophet as judge and restore to him whatsoever small or big ,and all of his judges are preserved in his Sunnah .
Allah made it clear when He said " they make thee judge in all disputes between " which in itself that the prophet basically judged ever single detail in all Muslims life that time also Allah know that some people will not follow the prophet so He said " they can have no (real) Faith " which means that they are not Muslims and know that some people will resist the legislation of the prophet because they think they are better than him so HE SAID" find in their souls no resistance "
• The most obvious proof that the prohet was really judging all Muslims day life is the verses correcting his judges according to what Allah sees best for example see the verse 66:1 " Prophet! why holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has made lawful to thee? Thou seekest to please thy consorts. But Allah is Oft Forgiving Most Merciful " which means that the prophet made something wrong and Allah is correcting him.
• Verse 3:50 " So fear Allah and obey me. " this verse was said by Jesus ,he told them OBEY ME not OBEY ALAH AND ME, which states clearly that Jesus has his own legislation to be followed apart from what found in the bible since after all ,any divine book can not contain every single detail of the prophet time ,and prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is no exception for that
• Verse 3:195 "and consult them in affairs (of moment). Then when thou hast taken a decision put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him) " the verse states clearly thay the prophet has to consult his companions before making ANY DECISION ,which means that the prophet was legislating .
• Verse 4:42 " On that day those who reject faith and disobey the Apostle will wish that the earth were made one with them: but never will they hide a single fact from Allah! " so it is not now about disobeying Allah anymore it is about " disobey the Apostle " which means that you can obey Allah but still disobey the prophet which makes you kicked in hell.
• Verse 3:20 " I have submitted my whole self to Allah and so have those who follow me " the verse is still talking about following the prophet" so have those who follow me " not Allah
• Verse 4:59 " obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those charged with authority among you " the question now why Allah did not repeat the word OBEY with " those charged " so that there will be 3 obey in the verse not 2!!??
Because this is a very famous Arabic usage of the words ,when you say obey "Ahmad and obey Ali "is not the same as "Obey Ahmad and Ali" ,the first of them means that Ahmad and Ali are independent of each other and you have to follow both ,the second means that Ahmad is independent of Ali but Ali is following Ahmad and You have to follow Ahmad and you should obey Ali as long as he makes sense to whatever Ahmad said and you do not have to follow Ali as long as he mistakes,but if the 2 structures are used in the article then we take the structure with the 2 obeys as he default meaning The same is with the verse about Allah and the prophet and those charged. This is famous Arabic usage of the words and I do not know if it exists in English or not.

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