Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an explicit explanation of Ayats 143 – 144 of Surah Al Baqarah.
“And thus we have made you a just community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you. And We did not make the qiblah which you used to face except that We might make evident who would follow the Messenger from who would turn back on his heels. And indeed, it is difficult except for those whom Allah has guided. And never would Allah have caused you to lose your faith. Indeed Allah is, to the people, Kind and Merciful. We have certainly seen the turning of your face, [O Muhammad], toward heaven, and We will surely turn you to a qiblah with which you will be pleased. So turn your face toward al-Masjid al-Haram. And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer]. Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture well know that it is the truth from their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do.”
If one is a Prophet, he had two attributes:
- He has to deliver the message of Allah clearly.
- He has to live the message of Allah clearly.
What is the meaning that we have become an Ummah and we share this responsibility??
The Messenger delivered the message to us and that message, in summary, is Allah’s book. His ﷺ life mission was to deliver this book to the best of his ability and he did his job, He finished his job, to represent it’s teaching in our character, not only that but to be closer to Allah.
Two things that will ensure success in this world and the Hereafter:
- One thing is the promise of the Messenger ﷺ.
- The second thing is the promise of Allah.
Allah’s promise to us is said to us three times which is to really be an Ummah is to be united and Allah says “hold on to Allah’s rope tightly”. That rope of Allah is the Quran. The more we are tied to the Quran, the more we are tied to each other and it’s the glue that bonds us.