Channel: Abdurraheem Green
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divided into groups.
And what about those people who said, I
the question is about different sects in Islam, and the Shia and the Sunni, and what do I think about that? And what do I think about people who say, I'm not shell suddenly? Or, you know, I just follow the religion of Islam and so on. I mean, ideally, yes. We would love to be able to say, Yeah, I just follow Islam, I follow the Quran, I follow the Prophet. And to tell you the truth, that's what I say to people sometimes. But in reality, it's not always helpful. You know, that's not always helpful. Because when you're talking to some people, right,
it is actually useful to be able to identify yourself, okay, say no, I don't think that this particular idea is right. Or I don't think that particular ID is right. And the way we do that, instead of explaining it all, is we just, you know, give a title to it, you know, like I'm Sunni, or Shia, or I'm this or that, whatever. So it explains yourself something about your outlook, yeah, and the way you perceive things, but in reality, brothers and sisters very shortly and very simply, you know, we should follow what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in this regard, which is authentically narrated from him, and it's also something that reflects the generality of what is in
the Quran, that clearly mentions the prohibition of splitting into sects and into groups, and the prohibitions in the Quran about that are very strong. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, cling to my sunnah, and the Sunnah of the Khalifa, Russia, Dean and bite it with your teeth, and beware of the new things in the religion. So this is what we should do, we should follow the Quran, as is explained by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or else we will give any interpretation we like to the Quran. No, we need to understand the Quran the way the Prophet explained it, and who are the best people who understood the Prophet, the people who lived with the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they saw the Prophet pray, they were with sallallahu alayhi wasallam the Prophet when he fasted when he made Hajj, so when he lived the Quran, and they saw that, so they are the ones who really understood what was meant
best. And so the best of them were the whole of Arashi, meaning Abu Bakr and Omar and Auslan. And Ali, first of all, by all of the companions, especially those of knowledge, like Abdullah ibn Abbas, okay, and I will Herrera and Abdullah Avi Massoud, and, you know, these are some of the scholars from amongst the sahaba. So if we look to their guidance, we look to their understanding, this is more likely that we are going to find the right understanding of Islam. Okay. And that's really what we should try to emphasize on and if we all did that, then I'm not saying there will not be any differences. You know, of course, there will be differences, you know, what is important is to
understand the difference, what is important is to understand the differences that are permissible, and there are some differences that are permissible, and there are some that are not, there are some differences that are a product of permissible interpretations. And there are others that are not that is really important to understand the difference between those two things. Yeah. Because we have to follow the guidance. Now, if I'm the only one and I don't mean this, you know, people take this in the wrong way. But I what I mean to say, if there's only a few of us following that guidance, rightly and everyone for whatever reason is not I don't let go of the guidance to just
join the big group. Yeah. Know what is I have to follow the guidance, right. So this is something very important challenges for your question system.