The Ummah’s Sole Way to Salvation: Al-Firqah Al-Najiyyah
Our Prophet (saas) stated, “My ummah will divide into seventy-three sects. And all of them will belong to Hell except for one (which will belong to Paradise): the one that will follow the path on which I walk and my Companions walk” (al-Tirmidhi). This hadith carries a special importance today, as it guides the believers.
If we look at human history, we see that when the words of Allah’s (swt) messengers were ignored, the result was always pain, privation, and failure. So long as Muslims do not fully adhere to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, which shows how to apply the Qur’an to one’s life, the Islamic world will have failures and helplessness. In order not to be among those whose faces will turn black and bitter on the Day of Judgment, but among those whose faces will gaze full of light upon our Lord, Muslims have to follow the Qur’an and the path taken by the Messenger of Allah (saas).
Prophet Muhammad (saas) said that our time, called the “End Times,” will be a period when, at first, corruption will prevail. However, after that time will come the days of blessed tidings. He described this period as one during which Islamic morality will be widespread and Islam’s beauties will be dispersed throughout the world. The fact that the Islamic world is currently going through a difficult time is nothing but an indication that we are on the brink of those days of blessed tidings. The hadiths and accounts of the End Times, which is an important matter in the Ahl al-Sunnah’s creed, and the events to take place at that time all point at today.