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The Concept Of Discipline In The Qur'an

THERE IS NO GROUP OF BELIEVERS
WITHOUT A LEADER ACCORDING TO THE QUR'AN

We appointed leaders from among them, guiding by Our command when they were steadfast and when they had certainty about Our Signs. (Qur'an, 32:24)

Remember when Ibrahim was tested by his Lord with certain words which he carried out completely. He said, 'I will make you a leader for mankind.' He asked, 'And what of my descendants?' He said, 'My contract does not include the wrongdoers.' (Qur'an, 2:124)

We made them leaders, guiding by Our command, and revealed to them how to do good actions and perform prayer and give alms, and they worshipped Us. (Qur'an, 21:73)

'Dawud! We have made you as an overlord on the earth, so judge between people with truth and do not follow your own desires, letting them misguide you from the Way of Allah. Those who are misguided from the Way of Allah will receive a harsh punishment because they forgot the Day of Reckoning.' (Qur'an, 38:26)

THE PROPHET IS CHOSEN BY ALLAH

Allah will only leave the believers in the position you now are in so that He can sift out the rotten from the good. Allah has not given you access to the Unseen. But Allah chooses those of His Messengers whom He wills. So believe in Allah and His Messengers. If you believe and guard against evil, you will have an immense reward. (Qur'an, 3:179)

We made them leaders, guiding by Our command, and revealed to them how to do good actions and perform prayer and give alms, and they worshipped Us. (Qur'an, 21:73)

Your Lord creates and chooses whatever He wills. The choice is not theirs. Glory be to Allah! He is exalted above anything they associate with Him! (Qur'an, 28:68)

Mankind! The Messenger has brought you the truth from your Lord, so it is better for you to believe. But if you do not believe, everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (Qur'an, 4:170)

When a Sign comes to them, they say, We will not believe until we have been given the same as the Messengers of Allah were given.' Allah knows best where to place His Message. Debasement in the sight of Allah and a severe punishment will strike those who did wrong for the plots that they concocted. (Qur'an, 6:124)

Their Prophet said to them, 'Allah has appointed Talut to be your king.' They said, 'How can he have kingship over us when we have much more right to kingship than he does? He has not even got much wealth!' He said, 'Allah has chosen him over you and favoured him greatly in knowledge and physical strength. Allah gives kingship to anyone He wills. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing.' (Qur'an, 2:247)

LEADER SELECTION NOT BASED
ON THE QUR'AN DEPENDS ON SUPERIORITY
OF WEALTH, PROPERTY AND REPUTATION

Their Prophet said to them, 'Allah has appointed Talut to be your king.' They said, 'How can he have kingship over us when we have much more right to kingship than he does? He has not even got much wealth!' He said, 'Allah has chosen him over you and favoured him greatly in knowledge and physical strength. Allah gives kingship to anyone He wills. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing.' (Qur'an, 2:247)

THE PROPHET CHOSEN BY ALLAH IS
FAVOURED OVER OTHERS BY HEEDFULNESS,
WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE

The Egyptian who had bought him told his wife, 'Look after him with honour and respect. It's possible he will be of use to us or perhaps we might adopt him as a son.' And thus We established Yusuf in the land to teach him the true meaning of events. Allah is in control of His affair. However, most of mankind do not know. (Qur'an, 12:21)

He said, 'No meal to feed you will arrive before I have informed you what they mean. That is part of what my Lord taught me. For I have left the religion of a people who clearly have no faith in Allah and are unbelievers about the world to come. (Qur'an, 12:37)

Their Prophet said to them, 'Allah has appointed Talut to be your king.' They said, 'How can he have kingship over us when we have much more right to kingship than he does? He has not even got much wealth!' He said, 'Allah has chosen him over you and favoured him greatly in knowledge and physical strength. Allah gives kingship to anyone He wills. Allah is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing.' (Qur'an, 2:247)

We gave knowledge to Dawud and Sulayman who said, 'Praise be to Allah Who has favoured us over many of His servants who are believers.' (Qur'an, 27:15)

Allah showed great kindness to the believers when He sent a Messenger to them from among themselves to recite His Signs to them and purify them and teach them the Book and Wisdom, even though before that they were clearly misguided. (Qur'an, 3:164)

We made them leaders, guiding by Our command, and revealed to them how to do good actions and perform prayer and give alms, and they worshipped Us. (Qur'an, 21:73)

HE IS A MAN OF KNOWLEDGE

When news of any matter reaches them they spread it about, whether it is of a reassuring or disquieting nature. If they had only referred it to the Messenger and those in command among them, those among them able to discern the truth about it would have had proper knowledge of it. If it were not for Allah's favour to you and His mercy, all but a very few of you would have followed satan. (Qur'an, 4:83)

And when he reached his full strength and maturity, We gave him judgement and knowledge. That is how We recompense good-doers. (Qur'an, 28:14)

My Lord, You have granted power to me on earth and taught me the true meaning of events. Originator of the heavens and earth, You are my Friend in this world and the Next. So take me as a Muslim at my death and join me to the people who are righteous.' (Qur'an, 12:101)

But when they entered as their father said, it did not save them from Allah at all, yet a need in Ya'qub's soul was satisfied. He had knowledge which We had taught him, but most of mankind simply do not know. (Qur'an, 12:68)

They found a servant of Ours whom We had granted mercy from Us and whom We had also given knowledge direct from Us. (Qur'an, 18:65)

HE IS MOST ELOQUENT AND WISE

And with Allah's permission they routed them. Dawud killed Goliath and Allah gave him kingship and wisdom and taught him whatever He willed. If it were not for Allah's driving some people back by means of others, the earth would have been corrupted. But    Allah shows favour to all the worlds. (Qur'an, 2:251)

'Yahya, take hold of the Book with vigour.' We gave him judgement while still a child, (Qur'an, 19:12)

He gives wisdom to whoever He wills and he who has been given wisdom has been given great good. But no one pays heed but people of intelligence. (Qur'an, 2:269)

We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech. (Qur'an, 38:20)

HE IS ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE QUR'AN PERFECTLY

Were it not for Allah's favour to you and His mercy, a group of them would almost have managed to mislead you. But they mislead no one but themselves and do not harm you in any way. Allah has sent down the Book and Wisdom to you and taught you what you did not know before. Allah's favour to you is indeed immense. (Qur'an, 4:113)

We have sent down the Book to you with the truth so that you can judge between people according to what Allah has shown to you. But do not be an advocate for the treacherous. (Qur'an, 4:105)

Judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires. And beware of them lest they lure you away from some of what Allah has sent down to you. If they turn their backs, then know that Allah wants to afflict them with some of their wrong actions. Many of mankind are deviators. (Qur'an, 5:49)

ALLAH HAS FAVOURED HIM
WITH SUPERIORITY IN TERMS
OF PROPERTY AND EMINENCE

They will ask you about Dhu'l-Qarnayn. Say: 'I will tell you something about him.' We gave him power and authority on the earth and granted him a way to everything. (Qur'an, 18:83-84)

And with Allah's permission they routed them. Dawud killed Goliath and Allah gave him kingship and wisdom and taught him whatever He willed. If it were not for Allah's driving some people back by means of others, the earth would have been corrupted. But   Allah shows favour to all the worlds. (Qur'an, 2:251)

My Lord, You have granted power to me on earth and taught me the true meaning of events. Originator of the heavens and earth, You are my Friend in this world and the Next. So take me as a Muslim at my death and join me to the people who are righteous.' (Qur'an, 12:101)

We made his kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech. (Qur'an, 38:20)

Or do they in fact envy other people for the bounty Allah has granted them? We gave the family of Ibrahim the Book and Wisdom, and We gave them an immense kingdom. (Qur'an, 4:54)

HE JUDGES BY THE QUR'AN

It is He Who raised up among the unlettered people a Messenger from them to recite His Signs to them and purify them and teach them the Book and Wisdom, even though before that they were clearly misguided. (Qur'an, 62:2)

Judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires. And beware of them lest they lure you away from some of what Allah has sent down to you. If they turn their backs, then know that Allah wants to afflict them with some of their wrong actions. Many of mankind are deviators. (Qur'an, 5:49)

We have sent down the Book to you with the truth so that you can judge between people according to what Allah has shown to you. But do not be an advocate for the treacherous. (Qur'an, 4:105)

HE TEACHES THE QUR'AN, WISDOM,
AND THE DISTINCTION
BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG

For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite Our Signs to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom and teach you things you did not know before. (Qur'an, 2:151)

(We sent those) who brought Clear Signs and Revealed Books. And We have sent down the Reminder (the Qur'an) to you so that you can make clear to mankind what has been sent down to them so that hopefully they will reflect. (Qur'an, 16:44)

Those who follow the Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, commanding them to do right and forbidding them to do wrong, making good things lawful for them and bad things forbidden for them, relieving them of their heavy loads and the chains which were around them. Those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful.' (Qur'an, 7:157)

Allah showed great kindness to the believers when He sent a Messenger to them from among themselves to recite His Signs to them and purify them and teach them the Book and Wisdom, even though before that they were clearly misguided. (Qur'an, 3:164)

It is He Who raised up among the unlettered people a Messenger from them to recite His Signs to them and purify them and teach them the Book and Wisdom, even though before that they were clearly misguided. (Qur'an, 62:2)

HE CLARIFIES THOSE THINGS ABOUT
WHICH THE BELIEVERS MAY DIFFER

Messengers bringing good news and giving warning, so that people will have no argument against Allah after the coming of the Messengers. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Qur'an, 4:165)

And when 'Isa came with the Clear Signs, he said, 'I have come to you with Wisdom and to clarify for you some of the things about which you have differed.Therefore have fear of Allah and obey me. (Qur'an, 43:63)

We gave to Musa and Harun the Discrimination and a Shining Light and a Reminder for those who guard against evil. (Qur'an, 21:48)

A Messenger reciting Allah's Clear Signs to you to bring those who believe and do right actions out of the darkness into the Light. Whoever believes in Allah and acts rightly, We will admit him into Gardens with rivers flowing under them remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. Allah has provided for him excellently! (Qur'an, 65:11)

HE SEEKS THE PLEASURE OF ALLAH

Say: 'I am commanded to worship Allah, making my religion sincerely His. (Qur'an, 39:11)

'Why have you hurried on ahead of your people, Musa?' He said, 'They are following in my tracks. I have hurried on ahead to you, My Lord, to gain Your good pleasure.' (Qur'an, 20:83-84)

HE IS MOST TRUSTWORTHY

(The King said, 'Bring him to me straight away! So I may draw him very close to me.' When he had spoken with him, he declared, 'Today you are trusted, established in our sight.' (Qur'an, 12:54)

I am a faithful Messenger to you (Qur'an, 26:107)

Allah made a covenant with the tribe of Israel and We raised up twelve trustworthy leaders from among them. Allah said, 'I am with you. If you perform prayer and give alms, and believe in My Messengers and respect and support them, and make a generous loan to Allah, I will erase your wrong actions from you and admit you into Gardens with rivers flowing under them. Anyone of you who does not believe following that will have strayed from the Level Path.' (Qur'an, 5:12)

Before them We put Pharaoh's people to the test when a noble Messenger came to them, saying 'Hand over to me the servants of Allah. I am a trustworthy Messenger to you'. (Qur'an, 44:17-18)

The ruling circle of those of his people who did not believe said, 'We consider you a fool and think you are a liar.' He said, 'My people, I am by no means a fool, but rather am a Messenger from the Lord of all the worlds, transmitting my Lord's Message to you, and I am a faithful counsellor to you. (Qur'an, 7:66-68)

A messenger) possessing great strength, securely placed with the Lord of the Throne, obeyed there, trustworthy. (Qur'an, 81:20-21)

HE IS UNDER THE PRESERVATION OF ALLAH

They are people who listen to lies and consume ill-gotten gains. If they come to you, you can either judge between them or turn away from them. If you turn away from them, they cannot harm you in any way. But if you do judge, judge between them justly. Allah loves the just. (Qur'an, 5:42)

You are the best nation ever to be produced before mankind. You enjoin the right, forbid the wrong and believe in Allah. If the People of the Book were to believe, it would be better for them. Some of them are believers but most of them are deviators. They will not harm you except with abusive words. If they fight you, they will turn their backs on you. Then they will not be helped. (Qur'an, 3:110-111)

You who believe! Remember Allah's blessing to you when forces came against you and We sent a wind against them and other forces you could not see. Allah sees what you do. (Qur'an, 33:9)

Those who anticipate the worst for you say, 'Were we not with you?' whenever you gain a victory from Allah, but if the unbelievers have a success they say, 'Did we not have the upper hand over you and yet in spite of that keep the believers away from you?' Allah will judge between you on the Day of Rising. Allah will not give the unbelievers any way against the believers. (Qur'an, 4:141)

You who believe! You are only responsible for yourselves. The misguided cannot harm you as long as you are guided. All of you will return to Allah and He will inform you about what you were doing. (Qur'an, 5:105)

He (Sulayman) said, 'We will soon see if you have told the truth or are a liar. Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them and then withdraw from them a little and see how they respond.' (Qur'an, 27:27-28)

That they would certainly be helped. It is Our army which will be victorious. (Qur'an, 37:172-173)

HE DOES NOT EXPECT ANY THING
IN RETURN FOR HIS ACTIONS

My people! I do not ask you for any wage for it. My wage is the responsibility of Him Who brought me into being. So will you not use your intellect? (Qur'an, 11:51)

I do not ask you for any wage for it. My wage is the responsibility of no one but the Lord of all the worlds (Qur'an, 26:109)

HE HAS A DISTINCTIVE POWER
TO STRUGGLE WITH THE UNBELIEVERS

So fight in the way of Allah—you are only answerable for yourself—and spur on the believers. It may well be that Allah will curb the force of the unbelievers. Allah has greater force and greater power to punish. (Qur'an, 4:84)

O Prophet! Spur on the believers to fight. If there are twenty of you who are steadfast, they will overcome two hundred; and if there are a hundred of you, they will overcome a thousand of those who do not believe, because they are people who do not understand. (Qur'an, 8:65)

Remember when you left your family early in the day to instal the believers in their battle stations. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Qur'an, 3:121)

Go out to fight, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and yourselves in the Way of Allah. That is better for you if you only knew. (Qur'an, 9:41)

Fight them! Allah will punish them at your hands, and disgrace them and help you against them, and heal the hearts of those who believe. (Qur'an, 9:14)

O Prophet, strive against the unbelievers and hypocrites and be harsh with them. Their shelter will be Hell. What an evil destination! (Qur'an, 9:73)

But the Messenger and those who believe along with him have strived with their wealth and with themselves. They are the people who will have the good things. They are the ones who are successful. (Qur'an, 9:88)

So if you come upon such people in war, make a harsh example of them to deter those coming after them so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Qur'an, 8:57)

HE HAS A PERFECT SYSTEM  OF INTELLIGENCE

A demon of the jinn said, 'I will bring it to you before you get up from your seat. I am strong and trustworthy enough to do it.' He who possessed knowledge of the Book said, 'I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.' And when he (Sulayman) saw it standing firmly in his presence, he said, 'This is part of my Lord's favour to test me to see if I will give thanks or show ingratitude. Whoever gives thanks only does so to his own gain. Whoever is ungrateful, my Lord is Rich Beyond Need, Generous.' (Qur'an, 27:39-40)

Then, when they reached the Valley of the Ants, an ant said, 'Ants! Enter your dwellings so that Sulayman and his troops do not crush you unwittingly.' He (Sulayman) smiled, laughing at its words, and said, 'My Lord, keep me thankful for the blessing You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and keep me acting rightly, pleasing You, and admit me, by Your mercy, among Your servants who are righteous.' He inspected the birds and said, 'How is it that I do not see the hoopoe? Or is it absent without leave? I will certainly punish it most severely or slaughter it if it does not bring me clear authority.' (Qur'an, 27:18-21)

He (Sulayman) said, 'We will soon see if you have told the truth or are a liar. Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them and then withdraw from them a little and see how they respond.' (Qur'an, 27:27-28)

HE HAS A REMARKABLE ABILITY
TO MANAGE AND RULE

Sulayman's troops, made up of jinn and men and birds, were assembled for him, paraded in tight ranks. (Qur'an, 27:17)

He inspected the birds and said, 'How is it that I do not see the hoopoe? Or is it absent without leave? I will certainly punish it most severely or slaughter it if it does not bring me clear authority.' (Qur'an, 27:20-21)

ALLAH MAY PLACE THE JINN AT HIS SERVICE

Sulayman's troops, made up of jinn and men and birds, were assembled for him, paraded in tight ranks. (Qur'an, 27:17)

He inspected the birds and said, 'How is it that I do not see the hoopoe? Or is it absent without leave? I will certainly punish it most severely or slaughter it if it does not bring me clear authority.' However, it was not long delayed, and then it said, 'I have comprehended something you have not and bring you accurate intelligence from Sheba. (Qur'an, 27:20-22)

THE UNBELIEVERS AND
THE HYPOCRITES CERTAINLY VILIFY HIM

They said, 'No matter what kind of Sign you bring us to bewitch us, we will not believe in you.' (Qur'an, 7:132)

Do people find it so surprising that We should reveal to a man among them: 'Warn mankind and give good news to those who believe that they are on a sure footing with their Lord'? The unbelievers say, 'This is downright magic!' (Qur'an, 10:2)

They say, 'You (Muhammad), to whom the Reminder has been sent down, are clearly mad.' (Qur'an, 15:6)

Before them the people of Nuh denied the truth. They denied Our servant, saying, 'He is madman,' and he was driven away with jeers. (Qur'an, 54:9)

Those who do not believe say, 'This is nothing but a lie he has invented and other people have helped him to do it. They have brought injustice and falsehood.' (Qur'an, 25:4)

Furthermore they say, 'A muddled jumble of dreams!' and, 'He has invented it!' and, 'He is a poet!' and, 'Let him bring us a Sign like those sent to previous peoples.' (Qur'an, 21:5)

They are surprised that a warner should come to them from among themselves.The unbelievers say, 'This is a lying magician.' (Qur'an, 38:4)

The ruling circle of Pharaoh's people said, 'This is certainly a skilled magician who desires to expel you from your land, so what do you recommend?' (Qur'an, 7:109-110)

Among them are some who insult the Prophet, saying he is only an ear. Say, 'An ear of good for you, believing in Allah and believing in the believers, and a mercy for those among you who believe.' As for those who insult the Messenger of Allah, they will have a painful punishment. (Qur'an, 9:61)

What is he but a man who has invented a lie against Allah? We do not believe in him.' (Qur'an, 23:38)

Has the Reminder been given to him of all of us? No indeed! He is an impudent liar.' (Qur'an, 54:25)

Do not obey the unbelievers and hypocrites and disregard their abuse of you. Put your trust in Allah. Allah suffices as a Protector. (Qur'an, 33:48)

Some of the Jews distort the true meaning of words, saying, 'We hear and disobey,' and 'Listen without listening,' and 'Listen to us!' twisting them with their tongues, disparaging the religion. If they had said, 'We hear and we obey,' and 'Listen,' and, 'Look at us!' that would have been better for them and more upright. But Allah has cursed them for their disbelief. Very few of them believe. (Qur'an, 4:46)

They are the people who say, 'Do not spend on those who are with the Messenger of Allah, so that they may go away.' The treasuries of the heavens and earth belong to Allah. But the hypocrites do not understand this. (Qur'an, 63:7)

O Messenger! Do not be grieved by those who rush headlong into disbelief among those who say 'We believe' with their tongues when their hearts contain no faith. And among the Jews are those who listen to lies, listening to other people who have not come to you, distorting words from their proper meanings, saying, 'If you are given this, then take it. If you are not given it, then beware!' If Allah desires misguidance for someone, you cannot help him against Allah in any way. Those are the people whose hearts Allah does not want to purify. They will have disgrace in this world and in the hereafter they will have a terrible punishment. (Qur'an, 5:41)

If they come upon you, they will be your enemies and stretch out their hands and tongues against you with evil intent, and they would dearly love you to become unbelievers. (Qur'an, 60:2)

Do you not see those who were forbidden to confer together secretly returning to the very thing they were forbidden to do, and conferring together secretly in wrongdoing and enmity and disobedience to the Messenger? And when they come to you they greet you with words Allah has never used in greeting you, and say to themselves 'Why does Allah not punish us for what we say?' Hell will be enough for them! They will roast in it. What an evil destination! (Qur'an, 58:8)

Or do they say, 'He is a man possessed,' when he has brought the truth to them? But most of them hate the truth. (Qur'an, 23:70)

They said, 'We see you, and those with you, as an evil omen.' He said, 'No, your evil omen is with Allah; you are merely a people undergoing a trial.' (Qur'an, 27:47)

HE IS GENTLE WITH THE BELIEVERS
AND FIERCE WITH THE UNBELIEVERS

A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering is distressing to him; he is deeply concerned for you; he is gentle and merciful to the believers. (Qur'an, 9:128)

And take the believers who follow you under your wing. If they disobey you, say, 'I am free of what you do.' (Qur'an, 26:215-216)

HE ASKS THE FORGIVENESS
OF ALLAH FOR THE BELIEVERS

O Prophet! When women who believe come to you pledging allegiance to you on the grounds that they will not associate anything with Allah or steal or fornicate or kill their children or give a false ascription of paternity—making up lies about their—or disobey you in respect of anything right, then accept their pledge and ask forgiveness for them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 60:12)

We sent no Messenger except to be obeyed by Allah's permission. If only when they wronged themselves they had come to you and asked Allah's forgiveness and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them they would have found Allah Ever-Returning, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 4:64)

It is a mercy from Allah that you were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in Allah. Allah loves those who put their trust in Him. (Qur'an, 3:159)

The believers are those who believe in Allah and His Messenger and who when they are with him on a matter of common concern, do not leave until they have asked him for permission. Those people who ask you for permission are the ones who truly believe in Allah and His Messenger. If they ask your permission to attend to their own affairs, give permission to any of them you please; and ask Allah's forgiveness for them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 24:62)

HE CONSTITUTES THE BEST EXAMPLE
OF HEEDFULNESS FOR THE BELIEVERS

You have an excellent model in the Messenger of Allah, for all who put their hope in Allah and the Last Day and remember Allah much. (Qur'an, 33:21)

He is only a servant on whom We bestowed Our blessing and whom We made an example for the tribe of Israel. (Qur'an, 43:59)

You have an excellent example in Ibrahim and those with him, when they said to their people, 'We wash our hands of you and all that you worship apart from Allah, and we reject you. Between us and you there will be enmity and hatred for ever unless and until you believe in Allah alone.' Except for Ibrahim's words to his father: 'I will ask forgiveness for you but I have no power to help you in any way against Allah'. Our Lord, we have put our trust in You. And have repented to You.You are our final destination. (Qur'an, 60:4)

THE BELIEVERS PLEDGE HIM
THEIR ALLEGIANCE

Those who pledge you their allegiance pledge allegiance to Allah. Allah's hand is over their hands. He who breaks his pledge only breaks it against himself. But as for him who fulfils the contract he has made with Allah, We will pay him an immense reward. (Qur'an, 48:10)

You who believe! Respond to Allah and to the Messenger when He calls you to what will bring you to life! Know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that you will be gathered to Him. (Qur'an, 8:24)

O Prophet! When women who believe come to you pledging allegiance to you on the grounds that they will not associate anything with Allah or steal or fornicate or kill their children or give a false ascription of paternity—making up lies about their bodies—or disobey you in respect of anything right, then accept their pledge and ask forgiveness for them.Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 60:12)

Those who follow the Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, commanding them to do right and forbidding them to do wrong, making good things lawful for them and bad things forbidden for them, relieving them of their heavy loads and the chains which were around them. Those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful.' (Qur'an, 7:157)

HE IS VERY VALUABLE FOR THE BELIEVERS

The Prophet has closer ties to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. But blood-relations have closer ties to one another in the Book of Allah than the believers and emigrants. All the same you should act correctly by your friends; that is inscribed in the Book. (Qur'an, 33:6)

It was not for people of Madina, and the desert Arabs around them, to remain behind the Messenger of Allah nor to prefer themselves to him. That is because no thirst or weariness or hunger will afflict them in the Way of Allah, nor will they take a single step to infuriate the unbelievers, nor secure any gain from the enemy, without a right action being written down for them because of it. Allah does not let the wage of the good-doers go to waste. (Qur'an, 9:120)

THE BELIEVERS ARE VERY RESPECTFUL
AND OBEDIENT TO HIM

So that you might all believe in Allah and His Messenger and honour Him and respect Him and glorify Him in the morning and the evening. (Qur'an, 48:9)

The believers are those who believe in Allah and His Messenger and who, when they are with him on a matter of common concern, do not leave until they have asked him for permission. Those people who ask you for permission are the ones who truly believe in Allah and His Messenger. If they ask your permission to attend to their own affairs, give permission to any of them you please; and ask Allah's forgiveness for them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 24:62)

OBEDIENCE TO THE PROPHET
IS OBEDIENCE TO ALLAH

Whoever obeys the Messenger has obeyed Allah. If anyone turns away, we did not send you to them as their keeper. (Qur'an, 4:80)

Obey Allah and obey the Messenger. But if you turn your backs, the Messenger is only responsible for clear transmission. (Qur'an, 64:12)

These are Allah's limits. As for those who obey Allah and His Messenger, We will admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. That is the Great Victory. (Qur'an, 4:13)

Say, 'Obey Allah and the Messenger.' Then if they turn away, Allah does not love the unbelievers. (Qur'an, 3:32)

Say: 'Obey Allah and obey the Messenger. Then if they turn away he is only responsible for what he is charged with and you are responsible for what you are charged with. If you obey him, you will be guided.' The Messenger is only responsible for clear transmission. (Qur'an, 24:54)

You who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in command among you. If you have a dispute about something, refer it back to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best thing to do and gives the best result. (Qur'an, 4:59)

Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not quarrel among yourselves lest you lose heart and your momentum disappears. And be steadfast. Allah is with the steadfast. (Qur'an, 8:46)

We sent no Messenger except to be obeyed by Allah's permission. If only when they wronged themselves they had come to you and asked Allah's forgiveness and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them they would have found Allah Ever-Returning, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 4:64)

Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and beware! If you turn your backs, know that Our Messenger is only responsible for clear transmission. (Qur'an, 5:92)

You who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger. And do not turn away from him when you are able to hear. (Qur'an, 8:20)

He will put your actions right for you and forgive you your wrong deeds. All who obey Allah and His Messenger have won a mighty victory. (Qur'an, 33:71)

HE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO JUDGE

He (Sulayman) said, 'We will soon see if you have told the truth or are a liar.' (Qur'an, 27:27)

It is a mercy from Allah that you were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in Allah. Allah loves those who put their trust in Him. (Qur'an, 3:159)

When news of any matter reaches them they spread it about, whether it is of a reassuring or disquieting nature. If they had only referred it to the Messenger and those in command among them, those among them able to discern the truth about it would have had proper knowledge of it. If it were not for Allah's favour to you and His mercy, all but a very few of you would have followed satan. (Qur'an, 4:83)

No, by your Lord, they are not believers until they make you their judge in the disputes that break out between them, and then find no resistance within themselves to what you decide and submit themselves completely. (Qur'an, 4:65)

THERE IS CERTAINLY GOOD IN HIS
JUDGEMENTS, THOSE WHO DISOBEY HIM
EVENTUALLY SUFFER GREAT MISFORTUNE

When Talut marched out with the army, he said, 'Allah will test you with a river. Anyone who drinks from it is not with me. But anyone who does not taste it is with me – except for him who merely scoops up a little in his hand.' But they drank from it – except for a few of them. Then when he and those who believed with him had crossed it, they said, 'We do not have the strength to face Goliath and his troops today.' But those who were sure that they were going to meet Allah said, How many a small force has triumphed over a much greater one by Allah's permission! Allah is with the steadfast. (Qur'an, 2:249)

He (Musa) said, 'What prevented you following me, Harun, when you saw that they had gone astray? Did you too, then, disobey my command?' (Qur'an, 20:92-93)

No, by your Lord, they are not believers until they make you their judge in the disputes that break out between them, and then find no resistance within themselves to what you decide and submit themselves completely. (Qur'an, 4:65)

IF HE WILLS, HE MAY CONSULT WITH THE
OTHER BELIEVERS, YET HE IS GIVEN THE
AUTHORITY AND THE CAPACITY TO
DISCERN THE TRUTH

When news of any matter reaches them they spread it about, whether it is of a reassuring or disquieting nature. If they had only referred it to the Messenger and those in command among them, those among them able to discern the truth about it would have had proper knowledge of it. If it were not for Allah's favour to you and His mercy, all but a very few of you would have followed satan. (Qur'an, 4:83)

It is a mercy from Allah that you were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in Allah. Allah loves those who put their trust in Him. (Qur'an, 3:159)

When Allah and His Messenger have decided something it is not for any man or woman of the believers to have a choice about it. Anyone who disobeys Allah and His Messenger is clearly misguided. (Qur'an, 33:36)

THE BELIEVERS SHOULD SUBMIT
TO HIS ORDERS SINCERELY
AND UNCONDITIONALLY

No, by your Lord, they are not believers until they make you their judge in the disputes that break out between them, and then find no resistance within themselves to what you decide and submit themselves completely. (Qur'an, 4:65)

When news of any matter reaches them they spread it about, whether it is of a reassuring or disquieting nature. If they had only referred it to the Messenger and those in command among them, those among them able to discern the truth about it would have had proper knowledge of it. If it were not for Allah's favour to you and His mercy, all but a very few of you would have followed satan. (Qur'an, 4:83)

Whatever booty from them Allah has given to His Messenger—and you spurred on neither horse nor camel in its acquisition, but        Allah gives power to His Messengers over anyone He wills, Allah has power over all things—whatever booty Allah gives to His Messenger from city dwellers belongs to Allah and to the Messenger and to near relatives and orphans and the very poor and travellers, so that it does not become something which merely revolves between the rich among you.Whatever the Messenger gives you you should accept and whatever he forbids you you should forgo. Have fear of Allah—Allah is severe in retribution. (Qur'an, 59:6-7)

OBEDIENCE TO HIM IS A MATTER OF TRIAL
FOR THE HYPOCRITES AND FOR THOSE
WITH SICKNESS IN THEIR HEARTS

They say, 'What is the matter with this Messenger that he eats food and walks in the market-place? Why has an angel not been sent down to him so that it can be a warner along with him? (Qur'an, 25:7)

We never sent any Messengers before you who did not eat food and walk in the market-place. But We have made some of you a trial for others to see if you will be steadfast? Your Lord sees everything. (Qur'an, 25:20)

And the Messenger of Allah had said to them, 'This is the she-camel of Allah, so let her drink!' But they denied him and they hamstrung her, so their Lord crushed them for their sin and flattened them. (Qur'an, 91:13-14)

When they are told, 'Come to what Allah has sent down and to the Messenger,' you see the hypocrites turning away from you completely. (Qur'an, 4:61)

How can you be unbelievers, when Allah's Signs are recited to you and the Messenger is there among you? Whoever holds fast to Allah has been guided to a straight path. (Qur'an, 3:101)

We did not send any Messenger or any Prophet before you without satan insinuating something into his recitation while he was reciting. But Allah revokes whatever satan insinuates and then Allah confirms His Signs—Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise—so that He can make what satan insinuates a trial for those with sickness in their hearts and for those whose hearts are hard—the wrongdoers are entrenched in hostility.(Qur'an, 22:52-53)

Allah fulfilled His promise to you when you were slaughtering them by His permission. But then you faltered, disputing the command, and disobeyed after He showed you what you love. Among you are those who want this world and among you are those who want the hereafter. Then He turned you from them in order to test you—but He has pardoned you. Allah shows favour to the believers. (Qur'an, 3:152)

But if anyone opposes the Messenger after the guidance has become clear to him, and follows other than the path of the believers, We will hand him over to whatever he has turned to, and We will roast him in Hell. What an evil destination! (Qur'an, 4:115)

When a sura is sent down saying: 'Believe in Allah and strive together with His Messenger,' those among them with wealth will ask you to excuse them, saying, 'Let us remain with those who stay behind.' (Qur'an, 9:86)

When they are summoned to Allah and His Messenger, so that he can judge between them, a group of them immediately turn away. But if right is on their side, they come to him most submissively! Is there a sickness in their hearts or do they have misgivings or do they fear that Allah and His Messenger will be unjust to them? No, it is simply that they are wrongdoers. (Qur'an, 24:48-50)

THE RECOMPENSE OF THOSE
WHO OBEY AND SUPPORT HIM

You who believe! Have fear of Allah and believe in His Messenger. He will give you a double portion of His mercy and grant you a Light by which to walk and forgive you. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 57:28)

Obey Allah and the Messenger so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (Qur'an, 3:132)

The reply of the believers when they are summoned to Allah and His Messenger so that he can judge between them, is to say, 'We hear and we obey.' They are ones who are successful. All who obey Allah and His Messenger and have awe of Allah and have fear of Him, they are the ones who are victorious. (Qur'an, 24:51-52)

Allah will only leave the believers in the position you now are in so that He can sift out the rotten from the good. Allah has not given you access to the Unseen. But Allah chooses those of His Messengers whom He wills. So believe in Allah and His Messengers. If you believe and guard against evil, you will have an immense reward. (Qur'an, 3:179)

Perform prayer and give alms and obey the Messenger so that hopefully mercy will be shown to you. (Qur'an, 24:56)

These are Allah's limits. As for those who obey Allah and His Messenger, We will admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. That is the Great Victory. (Qur'an, 4:13)

Those who follow the Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, commanding them to do right and forbidding them to do wrong, making good things lawful for them and bad things forbidden for them, relieving them of their heavy loads and the chains which were around them. Those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful.' (Qur'an, 7:157)

Children of Adam! If Messengers come to you from among yourselves, recounting My Signs to you, those who guard against evil and put things right, will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Qur'an, 7:35)

(We sent) a Messenger reciting Allah's Clear Signs to you to bring those who believe and do right actions out of the darkness into the Light.Whoever believes in Allah and acts rightly,We will admit him into Gardens with rivers flowing under them remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever.Allah has provided for him excellently! (Qur'an, 65:11)

It was not for people of Madina, and the desert Arabs around them, to remain behind the Messenger of Allah nor to prefer themselves to him. That is because no thirst or weariness or hunger will afflict them in the Way of Allah, nor will they take a single step to infuriate the unbelievers, nor secure any gain from the enemy, without a right action being written down for them because of it. Allah does not let the wage of the good-doers go to waste. (Qur'an, 9:120)

Those who lower their voices when they are with the Messenger of Allah are people whose hearts Allah has tested for heedfulness.They will have forgiveness and an immense reward. (Qur'an, 49:3)

THE RECOMPENSE OF THOSE
WHO OPPOSE AND FIGHT AGAINST HIM

Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger will be subdued and overcome as those before them were also subdued and overcome.We have sent down Clear Signs. The unbelievers will have a humiliating punishment. (Qur'an, 58:5)

As for those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and overstep His limits, We will admit them into a Fire, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. They will have a humiliating punishment. (Qur'an, 4:14)

How many cities spurned their Lord's command and His Messengers! And so We called them harshly to account and punished them with a terrible punishment. (Qur'an, 65:8)

Do you not see those who were forbidden to confer together secretly returning to the very thing they were forbidden to do, and conferring together secretly in wrongdoing and enmity and disobedience to the Messenger? And when they come to you they greet you with words Allah has never used in greeting you, and say to themselves 'Why does Allah not punish us for what we say?' Hell will be enough for them! They will roast in it. What an evil destination! (Qur'an, 58:8)

Messengers before you were also mocked, but those who jeered were engulfed by what they mocked. (Qur'an, 21:41)

Then We sent Our Messengers one after another, at intervals. Each time its Messenger came to a community they called him a liar so We made them follow one another too and turned them into myths and legends. Away with the people who have no faith! (Qur'an, 23:44)

Do not make the Messenger's summoning of you the same as your summoning of one another. Allah knows those of you who sneak away. Those who oppose his command should beware of a testing trial coming to them or a painful punishment striking them. (Qur'an, 24:63)

Among them are some who insult the Prophet, saying he is only an ear. Say, 'An ear of good for you, believing in Allah and believing in the believers, and a mercy for those among you who believe.' As for those who insult the Messenger of Allah, they will have a painful punishment. (Qur'an, 9:61)

That is because they were entrenched in hostility towards Allah and His Messenger. If anyone is hostile towards Allah, Allah is Severe in Retribution. (Qur'an, 59:4)

 

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