Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that Allah Almighty has made the obedience of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as obligatory as His own obedience in absolute terms. He said that remembrance of the Prophet (PBUH) cannot be separated from the remembrance of Allah Almighty and this is the basis of ‘Iman’. He asked the Muslims to adopt the ‘Sunna’ of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in their lives.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while addressing a huge gathering of religious scholars in Qatub Shah Stadium in Hyderabad city of India. The stadium continued to reverberate with the chants throughout the course of lecture. A large number of people were standing outside the stadium to take part in this ‘Dora-e-Hadith” and listen to the keynote speech of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the Holy Quran ordains the Muslims to obey Allah Almighty, His Prophet (PBUH) and those tasked to run the affairs of the state and when some dispute occurs, they must go back to Allah and the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Referring to another Quranic command, he said that the Holy Quran urges the Muslims to accept what the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave them and desist from doing what he forbade.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the authenticity of Hadith and the blessed Sunna of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) has been emphasized in 150 verses in the Holy Quran. He said that the Holy Quran spelled out identity of the hypocrites that they act upon the command of Allah but refuse to accept that of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). That is why Allah Almighty ordains the Muslims to accept what the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gives them and restrain themselves from doing what he forbids them.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the Muslims’ relationship with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is multidimensional. The first aspect of this deep bond is the faith in the Prophet (PBUH) as this is the basis of being a Muslim. He said that the second relation with him is that of love. The third relation is that of an obedience of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and every Muslim must follow his blessed life in both letter and spirit. Other relation, he said, was that of respect and reverence for the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Shaykh-ul-Islam said that it is the demand of our relations with the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that we keep sending greetings and salutations on him along with remembrance of Allah Almighty.