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19 June 2019 CE | 16 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Rules and Laws Today

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "The most hated person to Allah is the Muslim who seeks the ways of the days of ignorance and he who seeks to shed the blood of a person without justification." [Tabarani]

"Do they then seek the judgement of (the days of) ignorance? And who is better in judgement than Allah for a people who have firm faith." [Surah Al-Maida, ayat 50]

In the commentary of the above verse Ibn Katheer states: "Allah criticizes those who ignore Allah's commandments... (and) refer instead to opinions, desires and customs that people themselves invented, all of which have no basis in Allah's religion. During the time of Jahiliyyah, the people used to abide by the misguidance and ignorance that they invented by sheer opinion and lusts. The Tatar (Mongols) abided by the law that they inherited from their king Genghis Khan who wrote Al-Yasiq, for them. This book contains some rulings that were derived from various religions, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Many of these rulings were derived from his own opinion and desires. Later on, these rulings became the followed law among his children, preferring them to the Law of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. Therefore, whoever does this, he is a disbeliever who deserves to be fought against, until he reverts to Allah's and His Messenger's decisions, so that no law, minor or major, is referred to except by His Law.”

We should examine our lives and see how many of our customs and choices are in contradiction to the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). We cannot call ourselves Muslims if we refuse to submit to His commandments. Some people openly say, “We know what is better for us!” while others quietly reject Allah’s laws and do as they please. Whoever believes that he/she understands his/her situation better than Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) commits shirk in Allah’s attributes (asma wa sifaat).

Who is more just in decision than Allah? Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is the best among those who give decisions and He is more merciful with His creation than the mother with her own child. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has perfect knowledge of everything, is able to do all things, and He is just in all matters. Therefore, it is senseless and ungrateful of us to reject Allah’s wisdom for that of any of His creation.

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