Hadith Sharif on who is on the “Straight Path” and who is Not.

 

Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood  Radi Allahu anhu narrated: “The Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) drew a straight line for us, then He (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, ‘This is Allah’s path.’ and then He (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) drew some lines towards right and some towards the left then said, ‘These are the paths, on each of them, there is shaitaan inviting towards him, then He (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) recited:

 

“And that, ‘This is My Straight Path, so follow it; and do not follow other ways for they will sever you from His way; this is commanded to you, so that you may attain piety.’ ” (Surah Al-An’aam 6, Verse 153)

 

[Ibn Hibbaan in His Sahih Vol. 1, p. 181, Hadeeth No. 6; Imam Nasaai in his Sunan Kubra Vol. 6, p. 343, Hadeeth No. 11174; Imam Baghwi in his Sharhus Sunnah, Baab al-I’tisaam; Imam Bazzaar in his Musnad, Hadeeth No. 1694; Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal in his Musnad Hadeeth No. 4142; Daarimi in his Sunan Vol. 1, p. 78, Hadeeth No. 202; Imam Abu Dawood Tiyalisi in his Musnad Vol. 1, p. 33, Hadeeth No. 244; Marwazi in his Sunnah; Imam Hakim in his Mustadrak ‘Alas Saheehain. He said this is a Sahih chained Hadeeth Vol. 2, p. 349, Hadeeth No. 3241; Imam Dhahbi in its annotations agrees that it is a Sahih Hadeeth; Ibn ‘Aasim in his book Al-Sunnah; Ibn Batta in his book Al-Ibaanatul Kubra and also in his book Al-Sughra; Al-Ajurri in his book al-Shariah; Imam Al-La’lakaai in his book Sharhus Sunnah authenticated this Hadeeth]

 

Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said to us: “The Bani Israel was split into 72 sects. My Ummah will be split into 73. All of them are in Jahannam except one.” When the Sahaaba asked him who the correct group was, he answered, “Those who are on my path (Ahle-Sunnah) and the path of my Sahaaba (wal-Jamaat).” [Tirmidhi, Vol. 2, Pg. 89; Mishkaat, Vol. 1, Pg. 30; Sharah Fiq‘he-Akbar, Pg. 5]

 

Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas radi Allahu anhu says that the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) addressed the people at the time of last Hajj. “O people! I’m leaving behind among you, the Holy book (Quran) and the Sunnah. If you follow these in letter and spirit, you will never be strayed.” [Hakim Al-Mustadrik Book.1 Hadith 318]

 

One day, Hazrat Abu Dhar Ghifaari radi Allahu anhu held onto the door of the Holy Ka’bah and said, “Those who know me, so be it, and those who do not, then I am Abu Dhar, and I have heard the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) stating:

 

‘My Ahle Bayt are the likes of the ark of (Prophet) Noah (peace be upon him); whoever boards it will attain salvation and whoever got left behind will be drowned’.” [Al-Mustadrak Vol. 3, p. 15]

 

Love Allah because of what He gave you from His blessings; Love me because of the Love of Allah and Love my AhleBait because of my Love. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 622, Hadith 3789]

 

My Sahaabah are like stars whomsoever you follow, you will be rightly guided. [Mishkat Sharif Pg. 554]

 

Everything has a base and the base of Islam is the love of the Prophet’s Companions and AhlulBayt. [Kanz al-Ummal, Hadith 32523]

 

The Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) has stated: “One who is kind to any of my family members will be given a reward for it by me on the Day of Judgment.” [Al-Jami as-Saghir, Page 533, Hadith 8821]

 

The Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) has said: I will intercede (specifically) for four people on the day of Judgement:

 

  1. The one who respected my family;
  2. The one who fulfilled their needs;
  3. The one who ran and came to their aid when they were helpless; and,
  4. The one who loved them (my family) with (both) his heart and his tongue.”

 

Ref: [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 12, Page 100, Hadith 34180]

 

If a man prays standing between the Rukn and Maqaam and fasts but dies with malice for the Household of Muhammad ﷺ, He has entered Hell. [Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 142, Hadith 11412]

 

You should fear Allah as regards my companions. Have the fear of Allah! Do not criticize them after me. Whoever loves them, he did so out of my love and the one who hates them, then it is due to bearing hatred towards me and whoever annoyed them he annoyed me, the one who annoyed me surely annoyed Allah and whoever annoyed Allah, very soon, Allah will call him to account. [Jami’ Tirmidhi, Vol. 5, Page 463, Hadith 3888]

 

When you see someone belittling my companions (Radi Allahu Anhum), say: “Allah’s damnation be upon your evil. [Mishkat Sharif, Hadith 6017]

 

Verily, Allah has chosen me and has chosen my companions and my in-laws and there will be people who will slander and disrespect them; If they (heretics) fall ill, do not visit them; and if they die, do not join their funeral; and if you pass them, do not greet them; and do not sit with them; and do not drink with them, and do not eat with them; do not marry them, and do not pray (Janazah) Salah upon them; and do not pray Salah with them; Run far from them and keep them away from you so that they may not mislead you and cause you tribulations. [Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, Page 10, Abu Dawood, Vol. 2, Page 288, Sunan Ibn Majah, Page 10, Kashf al-Khifa, Vol. 1, Page 391, Hadith 1437, Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 11, Page 540, Hadith 32529]

 

Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) once raised his hands in dua and said, ” O Allah (azzawajal), grant us barakat in our Syria, O Allah (azzawajal), grant us barakat in our Yemen.” Those present submitted to him, “Ya Rasoolallah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam)! Make dua for barakat in our Najd,” yet the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) didn’t and continued to supplicate for Syria and Yemen. He was further reminded several times to do this but didn’t. After some time, he said, “How can I make dua for Najd when it is the place from which major tribulations and fitna will occur and a shaitaanic sect will rise?” [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 7094]

 

The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said “Nearing Qiyamah there will be a Group of people who will recite the Holy Quran but it will not go below their throats. They will leave the true Religion of Islam as fast as an arrow leaves the bow. They will be recognized by the shavings of their entire head and they will move in Groups and their last Group will emerge with Dajjal, when you meet them you will discover their nature and character, the worst of its kind.” [Mishkat Shareef Page 309]

 

The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “There will be “dajjals” (fraudsters & imposters) and liars among my Ummah. They will tell you something new, which neither you nor your forefathers have heard. Be on your guard against them, and do not let them lead you astray.” [Musnad Imam Ahmed]

 

Hazrat Abu Dhar (radi Allahu anhu) said, “I was with the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) one day and I heard him saying: “There is something I fear for my Ummah more than the Dajjal.” It was then that I became afraid, so I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is that?” He said; “Misguided and astray scholars.” [Musnad Imam Ahmed]

 

The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The angels of hell will seize such (evil) scholars before they seize idol worshippers; when they protest, ‘do you seize us even before you take idol-worshippers?’ They (angels ) will answer: ‘Those who know are not the same as those who do not know.’ [Tabarani, Abu Nuaym]

 

Stay away from those astray from the deen and keep them away lest they put you in fitna and make you astray as well. [Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, Pg. 10; Mishkaat, Vol. 1, Pg. 20]

 

Follow the way of the largest group of Muslims! For, he who deviates from this group will be thrown into Hell! [Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 3950]

 

He who deviates from the largest group of Muslims, even as much as a hand span, has himself cut off his connection with Islam. [Abu Dawud]

 

Allah will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance and incorrect beliefs. Allah’s mercy, blessings, and protection are with the largest group of Muslims. And he who deviates from this largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell. [Sunan Al Tirmidhi Vol.2 Pg.39]

 

By Allah! Unity is with the consensus of the people of truth even though they may be few in number. [Kanz al-Ummal, Hadith 1644]

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