NABI صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم ACTIONS ARE OF TWO TYPES

FOLLOWING THE SUNNAH

The key to success is to follow the Sunnah and lifestyle of Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم  in all actions.

Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم  actions are of two types:

  1. lbadat (Outward forms of worship) e.g. salah , fasting, zakah, Hajj, etc.
  2. Adat (habits) e.g. eating, drinking, sleeping, standing, etc.

It is necessary for a Muslim to follow both of the above, since Allah

has Commanded us to follow Rasulullah  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم without any restriction.

“Whatever the messenger gives you, accept it, and whatever he prohibits

you from, abstain.” Muhammad ibn Aslam رحمه الله, never ate watermelons in his

life, since he did not know the manner in which Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم   ate them.

Once, a saint erred by wearing his left sock first. He expiated this by giving

away a huge amount of wheat. From the above we learn that complete

success lies in following all the habits of Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم  since there are

countless benefits in this. To be deprived of such a great bounty due to

negligence, is the height of foolishness.

The benefits one will attain in total obedience:

  1. You are aware that the heart and limbs have a special connection. The

effect of all actions performed by the limbs, reach the heart. Therefore, as

long as the movements of one’s limbs do not reach the level of

moderation, the heart cannot attain complete illumination and potential,

since the heart is like a mirror. A mirror can only truly reflect the light of

the sun, when three factors are found:

  1. It is polished
  2. Its surface is illuminated
  3. Its surface is completely smooth, not warped

 

Similarly, when these three qualities are found in the heart it will become a

reflection of Allah ‘s Tajalliyat (Special Mercies)

a.It is polished by abstaining from lustful desires and evil character.

b.It is illuminated by dhikrullah and the Ma`rifah (recognition) of Allah Ta`ala

c. Its warped nature is removed by bringing the actions of the limbs into

equilibrium.

 

Source:  Tabligh – e – Deen Kitaab