In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: فإن خير الحديث كتاب الله وخير الهدى هدى محمد وشر الأمور محدثاتها وكل بدعة ضلالة - "The best speech is the Book of Allah and the best guidance and example is that of Muhammad (pbuh). - And the worst of all things are the newly invented things (in religion), for every innovation is error and misguidance." and in another narration, فَإِنَّ كُلَّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلَالَة "every newly invented matter (in religion) is a bid'ah and every bid'ah is a dalaalah (misguidance) and every dalaalah is in the (hell) Fire."
In another warning the Prophet (pbuh) said: من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس فيه فهو رد - "Whoever introduces into this affair of ours something that we have not commanded, it is to be rejected." . The Prophet (pbuh) said: مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلًا لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُنَا فَهُوَ رَد – “Whoever commits an act that does not conform with our matter (religion), then it will be rejected of him” .
Hence, Allah (swt) said: قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ - Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you...'' .
Allah (swt) further said: إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الإِسْلَـمُ – “The true religion with Allah is Islam” . And then further explained it by saying: وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الإِسْلاَمِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ ُ – “And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers” .
Thus, the Prophet (pbuh) and His followers submitted to this deen, and Allah (swt) commanded: فَقُلْ أَسْلَمْتُ وَجْهِىَ للَّهِ وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِ – “Say: "I have submitted myself to Allah (in Islam), and (so have) those who follow me''” .
Hence, Allah (swt) declared: كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ - “You are now the best people brought forth for (the guidance and reform of) mankind” .
Allah (swt) said: تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ – “You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah” . The Prophet (pbuh) said: "He among you who witnesses an evil, let him change it with his hand, if he cannot do that, then by his tongue, if he cannot do even that, then with his heart, and this is the weakest faith." . And Allah (swt) said: وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى وَلا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الإثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ – “…And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression…”
And the Prophet (pbuh) said: من كذب على متعمدا فليتبوا مقعده من النار - “Whoever intentionally lie on me he should find his place in hell fire” . And Allah (swt) said: فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّنِ افْتَرَى عَلَى اللّهِ كَذِبًا أَوْ كَذَّبَ بِآيَاتِهِ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُفْلِحُ الْمُجْرِمُونَ – “So who is more unjust than he who invents a lie about Allah or denies His signs? Indeed, the criminals will not succeed” .
And the Prophet (pbuh) said: يحمل هذا العلم من كل خلف عدوله، ينفون عنه تحريف الغالين، وانتحالَ المبطلين، وتأويلَ الجاهلين - “This knowledge will be carried by the trustworthy ones of every generation – they will expel from it the alterations made by those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the liars, and the false interpretations of the ignorant” .
Allah (swt) has commanded from us justice and good conduct, and forbidden oppression and immorality. He said,
اللّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاء ذِي الْقُرْبَى وَيَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاء وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ
16:90 “Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded”.
Allah (swt) has commanded us to enjoin what is right and prohibit what is wrong. Allah (swt) said:
تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ
3:10 “You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah”.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: "He among you who witnesses an evil, let him change it with his hand, if he cannot do that, then by his tongue, if he cannot do even that, then with his heart, and this is the weakest faith." [Reported by Muslm].
Allah (swt) also said:
We follow the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) and his guidance and commandment of the Quran.
We follow Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) and we do not deviate from it. Allah (swt) said:
قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِى يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ
Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you...''
We reject any innovation into the Deen of Allah (swt).
The Prophet (pbuh) warned people: من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس فيه فهو رد - "Whoever introduces into this affair of ours something that we have not commanded, it is to be rejected." [Reported by Bukhari and Muslim].
The Prophet (pbuh) said: مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلًا لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُنَا فَهُوَ رَد – “Whoever commits an act that does not conform with our matter (religion), then it will be rejected of him” [Tafsir Ibn Khatir].
Our manhaj (methodology) is that of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah, which is in complete agreement with the way of Allah's messenger, peace be upon him, his companions, his followers from the people of the three better centuries, then their good successors. Of whom are the imams of jurisprudence and Hadith, such as iman Abu Hanifa, imam Malik, imam Shafei, imam Ahmad, Al-Thawri, Al-Awzaahi, Al-Laith Bin Saad, Al-Hassan Al-Basri, and others who followed them on the same path such as Ibn Taimeyah, Ibn Al-Qayyim, Ibn Katheer, Mohammad Bin Abd Al-Wahaab, imam Al-Shanqeety, sheikh Mohammad Bin Ibrahim, imam Al-Dosary, Sayed Qutb, and Al-Mawdudi; and all the imams of Sunnah whom were mentioned and those not mentioned may Allah be pleased with them as all.
My fellow Muslims, indeed all Muslim think wholeheartedly that Islam is the true Religion and His swt’s blessing on us, and they all praise and thank Allah swt for giving us such beautiful religion. While Allah swt has favored us with His religion, we also have a responsibility. Our responsibility is to understand his religion and accept it in full. Allah swt said:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ادْخُلُواْ فِي السِّلْمِ كَآفَّةً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
2.208 O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.
Invitation to learn the Deen of Allah (swt)
One may ask how we can enter into Islam perfectly. The first step towards it is Elm علم (knowledge) and rejection of ignorance.
Islam is is first “علم” knowledge then “ايمان” faith in it. The real difference between believer and non believer is “Elm” علم– knowledge. Thus, Allah (swt) said:
قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
39:9 … Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?" ...
Muslim is really the person who knows the system of Islam, its teachings, its tenants, his role and his responsibilities, his obligations, and then only by knowing and understanding it, he submits to it, and he leads his life according to this teachings.
This was the real mission of all Prophets and Prophet Mohammad (pbuh):
كَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا فِيكُمْ رَسُولاً مِّنكُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتِنَا وَيُزَكِّيكُمْ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُعَلِّمُكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُواْ تَعْلَمُونَ
2:151“Just as We have sent among you a messenger from yourselves reciting to you Our verses and purifying you and teaching you the Book and wisdom and teaching you that which you did not know”.
Thus, Allah (swt) said:
ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَاكَ عَلَى شَرِيعَةٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْرِ فَاتَّبِعْهَا وَلَا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاء الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
45:18 Then We put you, [O Muhammad], on an ordained way concerning the matter [of religion]; so follow it and do not follow the inclinations of those who do not know.
Thus, we established that Islam and ignorance cannot co-exist. One cannot claim to have practiced Islam without having prior knowledge of it.
The Prophet (pbuh) emphasized Muslims to educate themselves. He said: طلبة العلم فريضة علي كل مسلم – Seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim.
The biggest threat Islam has is from within itself. The threat of ignorance, the threat of not knowing what has been revealed in Quran, the threat of not knowing what the Prophet (pbuh) explained to us. The Prophet (pbuh) has reportedly said: من يرد الله به خيرا يفقهه في الدين – Whoever Allah wants to do good, He gives him knowledge of His Deen. (Al-Bukhari and al-Muslim).
Allah (swt) said:
فَمَن يُرِدِ اللّهُ أَن يَهْدِيَهُ يَشْرَحْ صَدْرَهُ لِلإِسْلاَمِ وَمَن يُرِدْ أَن يُضِلَّهُ يَجْعَلْ صَدْرَهُ ضَيِّقًا حَرَجًا كَأَنَّمَا يَصَّعَّدُ فِي السَّمَاء كَذَلِكَ يَجْعَلُ اللّهُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ
6.125 And whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islam, and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed and constricted, as if he is climbing up to the sky. Thus Allah puts the wrath on those who believe not.
أَفَمَن شَرَحَ اللَّهُ صَدْرَهُ لِلْإِسْلَامِ فَهُوَ عَلَى نُورٍ مِّن رَّبِّهِ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْقَاسِيَةِ قُلُوبُهُم مِّن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أُوْلَئِكَ فِي ضَلَالٍ مُبِينٍ
39.22 Is he whose breast Allah has opened to Islam, so that he is in light from His Lord (as he who is non-Muslim)? So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error!
Thus we need to defeat the ignorance and educate ourselves with the right knowledge and given to us by Allah swt in the Quran and explained by the Messenger of Allah swt
Like our predecessors Imams and the righteous salafs, one of our main challenges in this century is to revive Tawheed and spread of right knowledge. In order to meet the new challenges, we must strive hard to learn our own religion first. We must understand first what Allah swt wanted us to do; and the purpose of our creation and our final destination. Only the correct understanding of Aqueeda and Tawheed pure from any impact of Sect and their Sub Sects or that of mass media can guide us to right path. Thus, we invite you to learn the Tawheed and Shariah.
When Allah (swt) gave prophet hood to Musa (as) and asked him to invite mankind to Tawheed and way of Allah (swt), he prayed to Allah (swt):
وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي
وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي
 (pbuh) is commonly used abbreviation for peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
 Quran, Chapter 4:1 An-Nisa (The Women)
 Quran, Chapter 33:70-71 Al-Ahzab (The Confederates)
 Reported by al-Muslim
 Reported by At-Tirmithi
 Reported by Al-Bukhari and al-Muslim
 Sahih – Tafsir Ibn Khatir
 Quran, Chapter 3:31 Al-Imran (The Family of Imran)
 Quran, Chapter 3:19 Al-Imran (The Family of Imran)
 Quran, Chapter 3:85 Al-Imran (The Family of Imran)
 Quran, Chapter 3:20 Al-Imran (The Family of Imran)
 Quran, Chapter 3:110 Al-Imran (The Family of Imran)
 Quran, Chapter 3:10 Al-Imran (The Family of Imran)
 Reported by Muslim
 Quran, Chapter 5:3 Al-Ma'idah (The Table Spread)
 Reported by Bukhari and Muslim
 Quran, Chapter 10:17 Yunus (Jonah)
 Recorded by Ibn ‘Adiyy, al-Khatib al-Bhaghdadi, Ibn Asakir, and others. It is reported from number of sahabah including Abu Hurairah, Ibn Masud, and Anas (ra). All of its reports have various levels of weakness, but they add up collectively to make this hadith hasan, as is indicated by al-Albani in Mishkat ul-Masabih (#248), and as expressed by al-Halabi in al-Hittah (p. 70).