By: Mubina Desai
I ask Muslims... when they die will they be asked in their grave or on the day of requital, why have you not followed any madhab or tareeqah?
Truth should be accepted... Allah will not ask you why didn’t you stick to such and such madhab or follow the way of so and so? The truth is that Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) did not obligate the people to stick to particular madhab or particular scholar...
Mohammad (s.a.w) is the only and he is the greatest Imaam (Imaam-ul-Azam). It is obligatory upon us to follow the right path, which is revealed to the Prophet. We are not ordered to follow any one else except Muhammad (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) - The messenger of Allah (swt)... The Glorious Quran commands: Take whatever the messenger gives you and leave that which he forbids you...
Neither Imaam Abu Hanifa nor Maalik said; keep to my sayings and follow what I say, not even Abu Bakr or Umar (Radhiallahu ta’aala anhum) said.
The prophet (s.a.w) commanded: keep to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided Khulafaa. And the noble Quran says “Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord and follow not any Awliyaa (protectors and helpers) beside him.. Little do you remember..” (surah A-raaf 7:3)
When it is said to them: follow what Allah has sent down they say: No! We shall follow what we found our fathers following... (surah baqrah2: 170)
Taking a particular madhab is not part of Islam nor to follow a particular tareeqah,
because the particular madhab and famous tareeqah are just innovations in the deen and every innovation is misguidance ...So, O Muslims return to your deen, which is to follow the Quran and the Sunnah.
O ye who believe! fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except in a state of Islam..(3:102) And fear the fire, which is prepared for those who reject the fire (3:131)
The straight path is the one which Prophet himself showed us and companions followed. We should not turn left or right but be on straight path and attain salvation…. Insha’Allah!!!