Ahaadeeth Concerning Obedience to Rasulullaah Following him and Following the Khulafa

Ahaadeeth Concerning Obedience to Rasulullaah Following him and Following the Khulafa

By  Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi  رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ‎

 

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah  رضي الله عنه  narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“Whoever obeys me, obeys Allaah and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allaah. Whoever obeys my Ameer (whom I have appointed), obeys me and whoever disobeys my Ameer, disobeys me.” – Bukhari

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah  رضي الله عنه has also narrated that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“Everyone belonging to my Ummah shall enter Jannah except those who refuse (they will not enter Jannah).”

“Who are those who refuse?” someone asked.

Rasulullaah ﷺ replied,

“Those who obey me shall enter Jannah while those who disobey me are the ones who refuse.” – Bukhari, as narrated in Jaami Vol. 2 Pq. 233

Hadhrat Jaabir  رضي الله عنه narrated that a few angels came to Rasulullaah ﷺ while he was asleep.

Addressing the others, one of the angels said,

“There is a similitude for this friend of yours”.

“Mention this similitude.” One of them said,

“But he is asleep.” Another responded,

“Although his eyes sleep, his heart remains awake.”

The angels then said,

“His likeness is like that of a person who built a house and then prepared a feast there. He then sent a caller to invite people. Whoever accepted the invitation of the caller entered the house and enjoyed the meal. On the other hand, those who did not accept the invitation neither entered the house nor partook of the meal.”

Some angels then said to the others,

“Explain this to him (Rasulullaah ﷺ) so that he may understand it.”

One of them said,

“But he is asleep.”

Another responded,

“Although his eyes sleep, his heart remains awake.”

The angels then explained,

“The house is Jannah and the caller is Muhammad . Therefore, whoever obeys Rasulullaah ﷺ, obeys and whoever disobeys Muhammad disobeys Allaah. Muhammad sets people apart (those who obey him have obeyed Allaah and will enter Jannah while those who do not obey him have disobeyed Allaah and will not enter Jannah). ” – Bukhari. Daarmi has also narrated a similar Hadith from Hadhrat Rabee’ah Jarashi, as quoted in Mishkaat (pg. 21).

Hadhrat Abu Moosa Ash’ari  رضي الله عنه has reported that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“The likeness of myself and the Deen with which Allaah has sent me is like a person who comes to his people saying, ‘0 my people! I have personally seen a large army (approaching to attack you) and I am warning you without any ulterior motives. So save yourselves (by leaving the town)! Save ourselves!”

“So a group of his people obeyed him. They left early that evening, travelled calmly and were saved. Another.group of his people regarded the warning as a lie. They therefore remained in the town and the enemy attacked them early the next morning, utterly destroying them. This is the likeness of those people who accept my word and practise the Deen I have brought and those people who disobey me and who reject the Deen I have brought.” – Bukhari and Muslim.

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“Every condition that afflicted the Bani Israa’eel will certainly afflict my Ummah as well (and the similarity of the conditions will be so close that it will be) just as the two soles of a pair of shoes correspond with each other. (Their conditions will be so close that). Even if a person from the Bani Israa’eel committed open incest with his mother, there will be someone from my Ummah who will do the same. Whereas the Bani Israa’eel split into seventy-two groups, my Ummah will split into seventy-three. All these are headed for Jahannam except one.”

The Sahabah asked,

“Which group will this be, O Rasulullaah ﷺ “,

“The one that follows my ways and the ways of my Sahabah “- Tirmidhi.

Hadhrat Irbaadh bin Saariya  رضي الله عنه narrates that once after leading the salaah, Rasulullaah ﷺ turned to the Sahabah and delivered a lecture that caused their eyes to flow with tears and their hearts to tremble. Someone then said,

“O Rasulullaah ﷺ This lecture appears to be a parting advice so do tell us about the things that you wish to emphasise.”

Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“I advise you to fear Allaah and to listen to and obey (your Ameer) even if he is an Abyssinian slave because those coming after me shall witness tremendous disputes. (During these times) You should keep practising my Sunnah and the sunnah of my rightly guided Khulafa (the Khulafa Raashideen). Hold fast to this and bite hard into it. Beware of innovations (in the Deen) because every innovation (in Deen) is a Bid’ah and every bid’ah leads to deviation.” – Tirmidhi and Abu Dawood

Hadhrat Umar  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“When I asked my Rabb about the disputes to arise between my Sahabah after me, He sent revelation to me saying,

‘O Muhammad! Your Sahabah are like stars in My opinion. While all the stars are radiant, the radiance of some exceed the radiance of others. When their opinions differ concerning a matter, a person following the opinion of any of them will be rightly guided.”‘

Rasulullaah ﷺ added,

“My Sahabah are like stars. You will be rightly guided by following any one of them.” – Razeen, as quoted in Jam’ul Fawaa’id Vol. 2 Pg. 201

Hadhrat Hudhayfa  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“I do not know for how much longer I shall be with you.”

Indicating towards Hadhrat Abu Bakr  رضي الله عنه and Hadhrat Umar  رضي الله عنه, Rasulullaah ﷺ added,

“Follow these two after me, adopt the lifestyle of Ammaar and believe whatever Ibn Masood tells you.”

Hadhrat Bilaal bin Haarith  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“The person who revives a Sunnah of mine that had died after me shall receive the rewards of all those who practise it without any of their rewards being diminished. (On the other hand). The person who introduces any misleading ways with which Allaah and His Rasool are displeased with, he shall bear the sins of all those who practise it without their sins being diminished.” – Tirmidhi. Ibn Maajah has also reported a similar Hadith from Katheer bin Abdillaah ibn Umar, who narrates from his father and grandfather.

Hadhrat Amr bin Awf  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“The Deen will recoil to Hijaaz just as a snake recoils towards its hole. The Deen will then make its home in Hijaaz just as a mountain goat makes its home on the peaks of mountains. The Deen started off as a stranger and will again become a stranger as it started off, so glad tidings for (those who are regarded as) the strangers (because of their association with the Deen). They are the ones who will rectify the distortions that people had introduced into my Sunnah.” – Tirmidhi.

Hadhrat Anas  رضي الله عنه reports that Rasulullaah ﷺ addressed him saying,

“O my son! If you are able to pass the day and night without any ill-feelings in your heart for anyone, then do so.”

Rasulullaah ﷺ then added,

“O my son! This (practice) is among my Sunnah. Whoever loves my Sunnah loves me and whoever loves me shall be with me in Jannah.” – Tirmidhi.

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“Whoever holds fast to my Sunnah during times when my Ummah have been corrupted shall have the rewards of a hundred martyrs.” – Targheeb wat Tarheeb Vol. 1 Pg. 44. Bayhaqi and Tabraani have reported this Hadith from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah, stating that the reward will be that of one martyr.

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah  رضي الله عنه  has reported that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“The person who holds fast to my Sunnah during times when my Ummah is corrupted shall have the reward of a martyr.” – Tabraani and Abu Nu’aym in “Hilya”

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“The person who holds fast to my Sunnah during times when my Ummah will be divided shall be like a person holding a burning charcoal.” – Kanzul Ummaal Vol. 1 Pg. 47.

Hadhrat Anas  رضي الله عنه narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“The person who turns away from my Sunnah has no affiliation with me.” – Muslim.

Ibn Asaakir has narrated this Hadith from Hadrat Abdullaah bin Umar  رضي الله عنه, which begins with the words,

“The person who practises my Sunnah has an affiliation with me.”

Hadhrat Aa’isha رضي الله عنها narrates that Rasulullaah ﷺ  said ,

“The one who holds fast to the Sunnah shall enter Jannah.” – Daar Qutni.

Hadhrat Anas  رضي الله عنه reports that Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

“Whoever revives my Sunnah, has love for me and whoever loves me shall be with me in Jannah.” – Sajzi.