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The Importance of the Sunnah in Islam

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Zakir Naik

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Dr. Zakir what is the importance and the authority

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of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ala of Islam. As far as the Sunnah is concerned, it is the second unavoidable source of Islam. If you have to understand Islam, number one source is the Quran and the second is the Sunnah of the Prophet. To understand the full Islam you cannot understand without these two sources both are important the Quran as well as authentic hadith, authentic sunnah of the Prophet.

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And as far as the important Osuna is concerned, Allah says no Quran in surah Nisa, chapter number four was the fifth name, doula, what your soul obey Allah and obey the messenger and those charged with authority among you. But

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if you differ among yourself, refer it back to Allah never fool if you believe in Allah. And the last day, this is the best and the most suitable for the final determination. Your the word used in the Quran is at you with Mr. Obey and use for Abdullah Rasul, obey Allah and obey the messenger. So the obey word is used for Allah and the messenger, but it's not used for those charges that are the MOU. That means the undisputed obeying is only for lions wrestle at further goes on and think that if those among you, those charged with authority, if you differ among yourselves, refer it back to align the referral to align the soul or the final authority. It doesn't say refer it back to those

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charged with authority. Because we know that many a time the scholars they differ among themselves. So if the differ if any scholar differs, you go back to Atlanta, the school and the scholar who's a nine with a lenses you have to follow him. So this is the importance of sunnah. And further, there are two separate things it says a two law of accuracy will obey Allah and obey the messenger so obey Allah means follow the Quran and obey the messenger we follow the Sunnah of the messenger that is authentic hadith.

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Furthermore,

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it faith that both these two sources are different. Quran is different. And the Sunnah, authentic hadith are different.

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And further if we analyze the word VA is used between them, indicating that we have to follow both. It doesn't say sama

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Abdullah Sumati Rasul. Then you follow the Rasul you have to follow both of them simultaneously, then only when you understand Islam in right perspective. And you're the word that is used here, that it is obey Allah and the messenger, both are equally important when you say refer back to Allah and the result that we have referred back to alignment so not only to Allah and not only to the Rasul both important for you to understand the true Sharia. And the last point to be noted, is that the starting of the Quranic verses, yeah, you will live in Amman, or you believe a to La What's your soul? That means obeying Allah, and obeying the messenger is for all the believers. It's not only

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for the Companions, or for some of the believers it for all believers. For others mentioned in surah Qian, chapter number 72 was coming 23 It says that if you disobey Allah and His Rasul,

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then your place will be in the Hellfire to dwell therein forever. That means if you disobey Allah, His Messenger, your place will be in hellfire will not enter Paradise, further expansion, that

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if you don't obey Allah and the messenger, your deeds will be in vain.

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Allah says in surah Muhammad, chapter number 47, verse number 33, obey Allah and obey the messenger and let not your deeds go in vain.

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Further, as far as the third of the Sunnah is concerned and the importance is concerned, obeying the messenger is obeying Allah subhanaw taala. Allah says in surah Nisa, chapter number four was at that, if you obey the messenger, you will be Allah subhanaw taala. And if you turn away, we have not sent the messenger to look after your affairs, especially your evil deeds. And for this mission in the hadith of a Muslim world, number three, Hadith number four, five and eight.

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The Beloved Prophet masala Salam said, that if you obey me,

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you will be Allah. If you disobey me, you disobey Allah.

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So obeying the messenger is same as obeying Allah subhanaw taala. And for the one law says in the Quran, in Surah najem chapter number 53 was the material and for that the messenger did not speak out of himself. It did not think more

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Then an inspiration sent out to him. And the Beloved Prophet masala. Some said it's mentioned say Buhari. Number nine, handed number seven to eight zero. The blood Prophet said that there are among the believers, who will end the paradise. And some will refuse to enter paradise. So the savages who refuse to enter paradise. So the Prophet said, Those who obey me, they enter the Paradise, those who disobey me they refuse to enter it.

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And finally,

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the Quran says that, if you obey the messenger, Allah will love you. Allah says in surah Al Imran Chapter number three was the metallic one.

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Allah says to Moses, hello, salam, say,

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tell them if you love Allah, follow me and follow the messenger and Allah will love you and He will forgive your sins. So following the messenger is loving Allah subhanaw taala so this is the importance of the Sunnah in Islam