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Unquestioning Obedience to Authority

The Holy Quran says; O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. This is best and more suitable to (achieve) the end. The Holy Quran, ch4: verse 59 In this verse Allah is telling [...]


Obedience to the Prophet

Allah wants us to obey and follow the Holy Prophet (s) because he showed how the Divine Commands are to be put into effect. If we do not do so we will end up arguing about how we are going to follow the Divine Command. It will lead to needless waste of time which can be better spent on propagation of Islam.


Unconditional Obedience is due only to Allah

The Holy Quran tells us that to unquestioningly believe everything that the so called scholars and leaders, religious and others, is to equate them with the Divine Being. Jews and Christians denied that they believe their religious leaders to be Divine. On this, The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) challenged these people and asked whether [...]