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In the name of Allah the beneficient the merciful,

Salamunalaykum,

This hadith puts in such clear and precise words, so succinctly, how one should think of Allah swt, and why we worship Allah swt and believe he exists, rather than simply believing matter, material or the universe is 'God'. I feel this hadith needs to be studied further, whole books simply written on it, and taught to all. By Allah, this hadith, if pondered upon and make one tremble in awe at Allah swt , and fill ones heart with yaqeen as to why on the day of ghadeer, Rasullah s.a.w called on Al a.s , and why Rasullah s.a.w stated we must follow the Quran and the Ahlulbayt a.s. In fact, reports say he repeated ahlulbayt thrice. We should all be flying the banner of Tawheed. The argument for the truth sunnah of Muhammed s.a.w can be won on arguments about ahlulbayt, companions, imamah, hadiths. But i personally believe it is won almost unanimously on Tawheed.

I recommend watching the video - it contains the hadith, i will post the transcript and reference below it:

(ignore any ads and click x to see the text)

 

The hadith:

Al Kafi

H 313, Ch. 16, h 4 – Graded Sahih by Alama Majlisi

The Imam said, "There is nothing in the universe, but that is subject to annihilation, alteration, change, decay, transition from one color to another, from one shape to another and from one quality to another. They increase, decrease and change from decrease to increase, except He, Who is the Lord of the worlds. He alone is eternal and in one state. He is the first, before every thing and the last eternally. His attributes and names do not change as they do in the case of others. A man at one time is dust, at other time flesh and blood, then turns into decaying bones and finally becomes dust. A piece of date  at one time is raw, at another time ripe, mature and then it dries up. With every change, the names and attributes also change. Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious is different from all such things."

 

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8 hours ago, Tawheed313 said:

In the name of Allah the beneficient the merciful,

Salamunalaykum,

This hadith puts in such clear and precise words, so succinctly, how one should think of Allah swt, and why we worship Allah swt and believe he exists, rather than simply believing matter, material or the universe is 'God'. I feel this hadith needs to be studied further, whole books simply written on it, and taught to all. By Allah, this hadith, if pondered upon and make one tremble in awe at Allah swt , and fill ones heart with yaqeen as to why on the day of ghadeer, Rasullah s.a.w called on Al a.s , and why Rasullah s.a.w stated we must follow the Quran and the Ahlulbayt a.s. In fact, reports say he repeated ahlulbayt thrice. We should all be flying the banner of Tawheed. The argument for the truth sunnah of Muhammed s.a.w can be won on arguments about ahlulbayt, companions, imamah, hadiths. But i personally believe it is won almost unanimously on Tawheed.

I recommend watching the video - it contains the hadith, i will post the transcript and reference below it:

(ignore any ads and click x to see the text)

 

The hadith:

Al Kafi

H 313, Ch. 16, h 4 – Graded Sahih by Alama Majlisi

The Imam said, "There is nothing in the universe, but that is subject to annihilation, alteration, change, decay, transition from one color to another, from one shape to another and from one quality to another. They increase, decrease and change from decrease to increase, except He, Who is the Lord of the worlds. He alone is eternal and in one state. He is the first, before every thing and the last eternally. His attributes and names do not change as they do in the case of others. A man at one time is dust, at other time flesh and blood, then turns into decaying bones and finally becomes dust. A piece of date  at one time is raw, at another time ripe, mature and then it dries up. With every change, the names and attributes also change. Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious is different from all such things."

 

Salam aleikum brother, 

Very nice Hadith indeed. 

Dear brother, iblees l.a. knew about all this. He was one of The best worshipers of Allah swt. His tawheed was very high. But his tawheed was lost when he did not follow the command of Allah swt.

Brother, you mentioned that the prophet saaw emphasised his Ahlulbayt (a). What did he mean by that? Why did he highlight the importance of holding fast to the Quran and Ahlulbayt? 

This command is the same as the command of Allah to prostrating to Adam (a). The best of worshipers and the one who had best knowledge of tawhid failed, because he did not submit to the will of Allah. The Muslims did so, when Allah, via his beloved prophet, commanded the Muslims  to hold fast to Ahlulbayt, the declared war against them, culminating in the brutal killing of Imam Hussein,the most beloved grandson of Peophet Muhammed (saaw). 

So, my question is, what is your understanding of the command regarding the two elements the Quran and the Ahlulbayt? 

Blessings,

seekingtruth,

 

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18 hours ago, IbnSina said:
18 hours ago, IbnSina said:

Salam brother Tawheed, marshaAllah that was a nice hadith, thank you for sharing.

Hmm, who is the hadith from, I think i missed it, I mean it said the Imam only right?

Salam brother Tawheed, marshaAllah that was a nice hadith, thank you for sharing.

Hmm, who is the hadith from, I think i missed it, I mean it said the Imam only right?

walaykumsalam,

Usually it is Imam Jaffer as Sadiq a.s, the hadith says abu abdillah a.s - so i am assuming it is him, but it could be one of the other imams a.s (hopefully another brother can clarify for us by looking at the chain for which companion is to which imam a.s)

 

11 hours ago, Seekingtruth14 said:

Salam aleikum brother, 

Very nice Hadith indeed. 

Dear brother, iblees l.a. knew about all this. He was one of The best worshipers of Allah swt. His tawheed was very high. But his tawheed was lost when he did not follow the command of Allah swt.

Brother, you mentioned that the prophet saaw emphasised his Ahlulbayt (a). What did he mean by that? Why did he highlight the importance of holding fast to the Quran and Ahlulbayt? 

This command is the same as the command of Allah to prostrating to Adam (a). The best of worshipers and the one who had best knowledge of tawhid failed, because he did not submit to the will of Allah. The Muslims did so, when Allah, via his beloved prophet, commanded the Muslims  to hold fast to Ahlulbayt, the declared war against them, culminating in the brutal killing of Imam Hussein,the most beloved grandson of Peophet Muhammed (saaw). 

So, my question is, what is your understanding of the command regarding the two elements the Quran and the Ahlulbayt? 

Blessings,

seekingtruth,

 

Walaykumsalam,

My understanding is that the Quran and Ahlulbayt a.s are pretty much inserperable. The ahlulbayt a.s are the walking Quran, they are the talking Quran.

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17 minutes ago, Tawheed313 said:

walaykumsalam,

Usually it is Imam Jaffer as Sadiq a.s, the hadith says abu abdillah a.s - so i am assuming it is him, but it could be one of the other imams a.s (hopefully another brother can clarify for us by looking at the chain for which companion is to which imam a.s)

 

Walaykumsalam,

My understanding is that the Quran and Ahlulbayt a.s are pretty much inserperable. The ahlulbayt a.s are the walking Quran, they are the talking Quran.

Salam, 

thanks. What does that exactly mean? 

How is it understood via the Sunni perspective? 

Blessings, 

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