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interpreting the statement made in the Qur'an,1:6, "guide us
May Allah be with you every step of the way...
THE RIGHT WAY TO BE FOLLOWED
"Guide us to the Straight Way."
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 1:6)
It is the path of the ones on whom Allah bestowed His
grace, namely, the Prophet, THE martyrs, the pious,
and not the way of those who earned Allah's anger nor
of those who went astray. The Muslims, when they pray
every time, ask Allah to keep them on that way. This
straight path is the one everyone should not miss
because missing this path will only lead to a great
"And whoever assigns partners to Allah, it is as if he
had fallen from the sky, and the birds had snatched
him, or the wind had thrown him to a far off place."
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 22:31)
Messengers were sent to guide people to this path and
Books were revealed as guidance to the people.
"(This is) a Book which We have revealed unto you (O
Muhammad ) in order that you might lead mankind out of
darkness (of disbelief and polytheism) into light (of
belief in the Oneness of Allah and Islamic Monotheism)
by their Lord's leave to the Path of the All-Mighty,
the Owner of all praise."
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 14:1)
Here are some of the human qualities which only the
Believers, who enjoy the best morals, can have. The
pious persons who reform themselves can avoid the
adverse qualities. At all ages Allah bestowed upon
some of His slaves, the best qualities to set them as
examples to be followed.
"Allah chose Adam, Nuh (Noah), the family of Ibrahim
(Abraham) and the family of, above all people (mankind
and jinn) (of their times)."
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 3:33)
"Those were they unto whom Allah bestowed His Grace
from among the Prophets, of the offspring of Adam, and
of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Nuh
(Noah), and of the offspring of Ibrahim (Abarahm) and
Israel, and from among those whom We guided and chose.
When the Verses of the All-Gracious (Allah) were
recited unto them, they fell down prostrate and
weeping." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 19:58)
So, whoever wishes to be happy in this world and the
hereafter should stick to the right path, the way of
the believers. He should direct his heart and body
toward Allah the All-Great Creator. He should also
reform himself and treat his shortcomings by adhering
to the teachings of the Qur'an.
" And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger
(Muhammad) after the right path has been shown clearly
to him, and follows other than the believers' way, We
shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him
in Hell. What nd evil destination!"
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 4:115)
Worldly happiness, depends upon the path of the
Believers, and total loss is the definite result if
one lives for only worldly desires and lusts. Such
desires have no limits to be achieved, so their end is
pain and sadness.
"...Thus did Adam disobey his Lord, so he went
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 20:121)
"But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e.
neither belies in this Qur'an nor acts on its
teaching) verily, for him is a life of hardship."
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 20:124)
The definite result of disobeying Allah and following
the way of Satan is sadness, misguidance, trouble, and
The Ansar (supporters of the Prophet) and the
Muhajireen (emigrants) really follow the way of
victory, dignity and honor. All people will definitely
meet Allah and will have to account for their deeds.
"Indeed, Allah was pleased with the believers when
they gave the Bai'ah (pledge) to you (O Muhammad)
under the tree: He knew what was in their hearts, and
he sent down As-Sahinah (calmness and tranquillity)
upon them, and he rewarded them with a near victory."
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 48:18)
In following the right way; the way of the believers,
there are many things that need to be realized.
Knowing Allah and his Supreme Names and Qualities, and
that no creature of His resembles Him, nor can it be
qualified with any of His Supreme Qualities.
" So know (O Muhammad) that La ilaha illallah (none
has the right to be worshiped but Allah), and ask
forgiveness for you sin, and also for (the sin of)
believing men and believing women. And Allah knows
well your moving about, and your place of rest (in
(Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 47:19)
Knowing the Messenger and that whatever he said was
conveyed to him by Allah, one should love him, obey
his orders and abstain from whatever he forbade and
that Allah should be worshipped only in the manner the
Prophet demonstrated, spoke, did or approved. One
should seek religious knowledge, faith and worship
acts as per the Holy Qur'an and the Sunna as proved by
texts of either.
Loving people of the right faith, the Majority and
sunna people (Al Jama'a), one should follow their path
and never deviate from it as they were the people of
proper knowledge and faith and consent. They were the
people who followed the Hadith of the Prophet and the
people who never deviated from the Qur'an and Sunna.
They never practiced any heresies. Such people who
follow those pious predecessors deserve every true
Muslim's love and support with money and deeds. Imam
Malik, may Allah be Merciful on him, said:
" The sunna of the Prophet is the ship of Nuh; whoever
boards it will be safe and whoever abstains will
Once the Prophet drew a line on the ground and made
many others lines on its left and right and recited:
"And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it,
and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate
you away from His Path..." (Qur'an: Translation of the
This hadith was narrated by Abdullah bin Mas'ud. Who
said: " The first line is the way of Allah and the
other lines are the ways where Satan stands to
sites of recognition