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Advice of Scholars - REAL SUPERIORITY

May Allahu ta’âlâ honour us all with the prosperity of following Muhammad Mustafâ (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam), who is the spiritual Master of this and the next world and who is the highest of all the people in every respect. Because Allahu ta’âlâ likes those who obey and follow him, a tiny act of following him is more exalted than all the worldly advantages and all the blessings of the next world. Real superiority consists of adapting oneself to his sunnat, and the honour and virtue of humanity entails following his Sharî’at. [The word sunnat has three different meanings. In this context, it means the Sharî’at. ]

Adapting oneself to him, or following him, is following the way on which he has guided us. His way is the way shown by the Qur’ân al-kerîm. This way is called Dîn-i Islam. In order to adapt ourselves to him, we should first have îmân (belief); then learn Islam well; then carry out the fard and abstain from the harâm; and then fulfill the sunnat and abstain from the makrûh. After all these, we should also try to follow him in what is mubah.

It is essential for everyone to have îmân; îmân is necessary for everybody. Those who have îmân should carry out the fards and abstain from the harâms. Every Mu’min (Believer) is obliged to carry out the fards and abstain from the harâms, that is, to be a Muslim. Every Mu’min loves our Prophet (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) more than his own life and property. A symptom of this love is to carry out the sunnat and abstain from the makrûh. After following all of these, the more a Muslim adapts himself to him in what is mubâh, the more perfect and the more mature will he become. He will become all the closer and more beloved to Allahu ta’âlâ.