Following Qur'an and Sunnah

10-4-2001 | IslamWeb

Question:

Is it true that we must think about economic, social matters of Ummah, etc., before thinking to practice according to the Qur'an and Hadeeth. This was the opinion of our Fatwa Committee Chairman.

Answer:

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
It is known among all Muslims and even among all people who think in the right way that Allah, The Almighty, is The Creator of everything. It is He Who knows everything about everything. He surrounds all things by His Knowledge, and indeed He is the Most Kind and Courteous,      All-Aware of everything.
Allah knows that our minds are limited. This is why He has sent us messengers to guide us to the right path. He revealed the true religion to these messengers and ordered them to convey it to His people. Allah has made His Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) the last Prophet and the conclusion of all Prophets that preceded him. Allah has revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) His comprehensive and complete religion which is lasting until The Day of Resurrection. Allah Sent to Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) His Book, The Qur'an. Allah mandated him to clarify what needed to be clarified from the Qur'an. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad [Peace and blessing be upon him]) the reminder and the advice (the Qur'an), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them,}[16:44].
Allah also revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him) the Sunnah which is double the size of Qur'an or more. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {Nor does he speak of (this own) desire. It is only an Inspiration that is inspired.}[53:3-4].
The Prophet also says: "Beware! I have been given the Qur'an and something like it, yet the time is coming when a man replete on his couch will say: Keep to the Qur'an; what you find in it to be permissible treat as permissible, and what you find in it to be prohibited treat as prohibited. Beware! The domestic ass, beasts of prey with fangs, a find belonging to confederate, unless its owner does not want it, are not permissible to you. If anyone comes to some people, they must entertain him, but if they do not, he has a right to mulct them to an amount equivalent to his entertainment". [Abu Dawood].
So, the Sharia came to us complete and comprehensive including all fields of life: Aqeeda (faith), Ibadah (forms of worship), transactions and personal, social, political and religious affairs.
The Prophet clarified the Aqeedah and Ibadah in details.
In all other fields of life, Sharia has set general and comprehensive rules that take into account bringing benefits and eliminating disadvantages and harms.
So, everyone in this Ummah should build on this reality and make all his matters stem from it if he wants to please Our Lord and be happy in this Life and the Hereafter. Finally, the Ummah will not reach the position that it deserves unless it applies Islam as revealed by Allah to His last messenger, Muhammad. (Peace and blessing be upon him).
Allah knows best.

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