Who is our leader?
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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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U dont know anything, believe me, i know more then u. and by the way u didnt mention ur leaders, waiting for ur reply
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Who is our leader?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Brother, please note that this is no way a competition between who knows more between you and me. If that would satisfy you, I agree with you, and declare that you know more than me in all the fields of knowledge. And I pray that Allah bless you and allow you to use your knowledge to analyze the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Quran.
I have mentioned my leader in just about every article I have written to date. My one and only leader is none other than Mohamed ibn Abdulla, the Last Messenger of Allah (saws). He is our leader and the leader of every believer, who believes in Allah and the Last Day. And the reason we respect and follow him as a leader is because Allah Subhanah Himself has commanded us to follow him in the Glorious Quran.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21: There is indeed the best model for you to follow, in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 31-32: Prophet, tell the people, If you sincerely love Allah, follow me. Then Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for He is All Forgiving, All Merciful. Also say to them, Obey Allah and His Messenger. And if, in spite of this, they do not accept your invitation, warn them that Allah does not love those, who refuse to obey Him and His Messenger.
Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 7 Surah Al-Araaf verse 157: So, now Mercy has been assigned to those who follow this Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whose mention they shall find in the Torah and the Gospel. He (Mohamed (saws)) enjoins them to do good and forbids them for evil. He makes pure things halaal for them and impure things haraam. He relieves them of their burdens and frees them from the shackles that they bound themselves with (of customs and pagan rituals). So it is those who helieve in him, honour him, help him and follow the light which is sent down with him, it is they who will prosper.
Allah says in the Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 56: Indeed, Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet (Mohamed (saws)). O you who believe, you should also (ask Allah) to send blessings and peace upon him.
Allah is my witness, I do not have any other leader than the Messenger of Allah (saws). And whoever takes Mohamed, the Messenger of Allah (saws) as his leader, will have no need for another leader in this world and the hereafter.
May Allah guide you and us all to read and understand the Glorious Quran. May Allah guide you and us all to the Straight Path of Islam. Ameen.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,