Rasulullah (PBUH) has taught us that Islam is basically concerned with the ultimate success of a believer which is Paradise, and Allah (SWT) Has stated or perhaps I would say Has given us the expo to achieving this path to success in Qur’an 6 ayah 151-153:
“Say (O Muhammad SAW): \Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty – We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand. (Al-An’am 6:151)
And come not near to the orphan’s property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear. And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allah, This He commands you, that you may remember. (Al-An’am 6:152)
And verily, this (i.e. Allah’s Commandments mentioned in the above two Verses 151 and 152) is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2:2).” (Al-An’am 6:153)”_*
In the program Talk Islam on Jordan 93.9 FM, the presenter Abdurasaq Olayode aka Philosopher King who was ably represented by the Chief Imam, Islamic Daw’ah Mosque- Imam Shakirullah Badewa said the Qur’an is the focus of the Muslims and the world manual. It is this Qur’an that will bring the world out of the mussiness it has found itself in.
Driving deep into the discussion, Imam Badewa talked about the atrocities been committed all over the world by Humans and that the whole Nation is been punished with the pandemic it’s facing because of the high level of atrocities been committed.
The way out of this muckle is to follow the teachings of the great leader- Muhammad (PBUH) who is the best of teachers. Allah said in His glorious book;
_”O Prophet (MuhammadSAW )! Verily, We have sent you as witness, and a bearer of glad tidings, and a warner, (Al-Ahzab 33:45)
And as one who invites to Allah [Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but Allah (Alone)] by His Leave, and as a lamp spreading light (through your instructions from the Qur’an and the Sunnah the legal ways of the Prophet SAW). (Al-Ahzab 33:46)”
Muhammad (PBUH) lived an exemplary life. He was there for everyone during his life time and he promoted nothing but righteousness and the righteousness is to perfect Morals.
Allah raised the Prophet (PBUH) and gave him an agenda which which is to Read (See Qur’an 96 ayah 1-5) but unfortunately, the Muslim communities is lagging behind in this aspect.
He concluded by saying, this world is the bridge that leads the Muslims to their destination (Paradise) and in achieving this, everyone must imbibe the habit of reading and studying nothing but the world manual- The Qur’an which will in turn lead them to *”The Path of Success”*
*TALK ISLAM* is a popular faith-based/conventional radio show on JORDAN FM 93.9, Abuja.
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Maryam Kehinde Abdulazeez
Staff writer, Epistemic Consult Ltd.