When the Ummah is split
I heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ say: "Jibreel came to me and said: 'O Muhammad, your ummah will differ after you are gone.'
I said to him: 'What is the solution, O Jibreel?'
He said: ‘The Book of Allah, may He be exalted, by means of which Allah will destroy every tyrant. Whoever clings to it will be saved, and whoever abandons it will be doomed'. He said it twice.
‘Verily, the Qur'an is the Word that separates the truth from falsehood and commands strict laws for mankind to cut the roots of evil. And it is not a thing for amusement’ - At-Tariq 86:13-14
It does not wear out from being repeated, and its wonders never end; in it is news of what came before you, a judgment of what happens among you, and foretelling of what will happen after you are gone.
Musnad Ali Ibn Abi Talib* Musnad Ahmad 704 (Book 5, Hadith 137)
Reflections on Hadith:
This hadith is about the importance of the Quran and how it will be a source of guidance for Muslims after the Prophet Muhammad's ﷺ death.
The angel Gabriel told the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ that his community would split into different groups after his death and that following the Quran was the only way to avoid this.
The Quran is the word of God that will never be outdated, and it is a book that will always provide guidance to those who seek it.
The Quran is a book that separates truth from falsehood. It tells us what is right and wrong and provides us with guidance on how to live our lives. It is a book that has laws for humanity, and it is a book that cuts the roots of evil. The Quran is not a book for amusement, but it is a book that should be studied and internalized.
The Quran can be read over and over again without losing its relevance. When understood with sincerity, it is a book that will always be a source of guidance for humanity.
Topics: Hadith And Sunnah, Quran, Ummah (Community)