The Eleventh Flash
The Stairway of the Practices of the Prophet (UWBP)
and Antidote for the Sickness of Innovations
In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Now has come to you a Messenger from among yourselves; it grieves him that you should perish; ardently anxious is he over you; to the believers is he most kind and merciful.(9:128)
[The first station of this verse is the Highway of the Prophet’s (UWBP) Practices,1 and its second station, the Stairway of the Prophet’s (UWBP) Practices.]
But if they turn away, say: “God suffices me, there is no god but He; in Him do I place my trust – He the Sustainer of the Throne [of Glory] Supreme!”(9:129) * Say: “If you do love God, follow me: God will love you and forgive you your sins; for God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”(3:31)
Eleven of the hundreds of points concerning these two sublime verses will be explained concisely.
God’s Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) said: “Whoever adheres to my practices (Sunna) when my community is corrupted shall receive the reward of a hundred martyrs.”2
Yes, to adhere to the Prophet’s (UWBP) practices is certainly highly
That is, the Fourth Flash. (Tr.)
Ibn ‘Adiyy, al-Kamil fi’l-Du‘afa’, ii, 739; al-Mundhiri, al-Targhib wa’l-Tarhib, i, 41; Tabarani, al-Majma‘ al-Kabir, 1394; ‘Ali ibn Husam al-Din, Muntakhabat Kanz al-‘Ummal, i, 100; al-Haythami, Majma‘ al-Zawa’id, viii, 132.