An Ummah created for the greatest mission

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August 3, 2022
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An Ummah created for the greatest mission

 

Verily Allah has moulded the companions of Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the finest manner so that they can be the representatives of His Nabi and bearers of his message after him.

Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says:

 

 وَاعْلَمُوْا أَنَّ فِيْكُمْ رَسُوْلَ اللَّهِ لَوْ يُطِيْعُكُمْ فِيْ كَثِيْرٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْرِ لَعَنِتُّمْ وَلٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ حَبَّبَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْإِيْمَانَ وَزَيَّنَهُ فِيْ قُلُوْبِكُمْ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوْقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ أُولٰئِكَ هُمُ الرَّاشِدُوْنَ

And know that among you is the Messenger of Allah. If he were to obey you in much of the matter, you would be in difficulty, but Allah has endeared to you the faith and has made it pleasing in your hearts and has made hateful to you disbelief, defiance, and disobedience. Those are the [rightly] guided.[1]

In order for them to be suited for the honour of being the Companions, Allah prepared them sublimely and He made iman dear to them and He adorned their hearts with it. He made them detest kufr, sin, and transgression, thereby making it worthy that they be called al Rashidun[2] as they are addressed in these noble verses.

Certainly, a group of ignorant people have deviated from the truth and they proclaim that the Companions of Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam are disbelievers, sinners, and disobedient aside for a few amongst them whose number does not surpass the fingers on our hands!

So who do we believe, O people of intellect?

Do we believe the testimony of the Qur’an in their favour of guidance and faith?

Or the testimony of some people against them of kufr, sinfulness, and disobedience?

 

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[1] Surah al Hujurat: 7.

[2] Literally meaning The guided ones.

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