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Mudâfa’at’ut Tawhîd

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
اَلْحَمْدُ للهِ وَحْدَهُ، وَالصَّلاةُ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَى مَنْ لَا نَبِيَّ بَعْدَهُ، وَبَعْدُ
The Religion of All Prophets is One
Shaykh'ul Islâm Ibnu Taymiyyah Rahimahullâh1

As the Nabî Sallallâhu Alayhi wa Sallam said in a Sahîh Hadîth,

"Verily, the religion of us, masses of prophets, is one."2

Allâhu Taâlâ said,

"O messengers, eat from the good things, and act righteously. Of whatever you do, I am fully aware. And indeed this, your Ummah (religion), is one Ummah, and I am your Lord, so fear Me." (al-Mu'minûn 23/51-52)

Meaning, your Millah (nation) is one Millah. As they said,

"Rather, they say, 'Indeed, we found our fathers upon an Ummah (religion)." (az-Zukhruf 43/22)

Meaning Millah (nation).

Allâhu Taâlâ said,

"He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Nûh, and that which We have revealed to you (O Muhammad), and that which We enjoined upon Ibrâhîm, Mûsâ, and Îsâ - to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Intolerable for the Mushrikûn (pl. Mushrik; polytheists), is that to which you call them." (ash-Shûrâ 42/13)

So, the religion of the prophets is one, and it is the religion of Islâm. All of them are Mu'minûn (believers) Muslimûn, as Allâh has explained this more than once in the Qur'ân. However, some of the prescribed laws change. So a commandment may be prescribed as the law in a certain era because of a certain wisdom and another commandment may be prescribed as the law in another era because of a certain wisdom. This is like the fact that Salâh was prescribed to be prayed towards Bayt'ul Maqdis in the beginning of Islâm, then this prescribed commandment was abrogated and Allâh commanded to pray Salâh towards the Ka'bah. So the Sharî'ah changes while the religion is one. Facing Shâm in the prayers was from the religion of Islâm in that period. Likewise, the Sabbath for Mûsâ was also from the religion of Islâm. Then, when praying towards Bayt'ul Maqdis was abrogated the religion of Islâm became the abrogator and changed Salâh to being performed towards the Ka'bah, whoever clings onto the abrogated rulings, instead of the abrogator, is not on the religion of Islâm, nor is he from amongst the followers of one of the prophets.

The Sharî'ah of whoever changes the Sharî'ah of the prophets and makes up a Sharî'ah, is invalid. It is also not permissible to be followed, as Allâh said,

"Is it that they have associate-gods who have prescribed for them a religion that is not sanctioned by Allâh?" (ash-Shûrâ 42/21)

This is why the Jews and Christians became Kâfir. This is because they held onto an abrogated Sharî'ah, whereas, Allâh has commanded all of His creation to believe in all of His books, messengers, and Muhammad Sallallâhu Alayhi wa Sallam the seal of the messengers. So, it is incumbent upon all of the creation to follow Muhammad Sallallâhu Alayhi wa Sallam and to follow that which he legislated from the religion, which is what he brought of the Book and the Sunnah. So, whatever he brought from the Book and the Sunnah is the Sharî'ah which is obligatory for the entirety of creation to follow. No one can act outside it. It is the Sharî'ah which the Mujâhidûn fight for. It is the Book and the Sunnah.

1- Majmû'ul Fatâwâ 35/364-365; Jâmi'ur Rasâ'il, 1/281-284.

2- Narrated by Abû Hurayrah Radiyallâhu Anh with similar wording in al-Bukhârî, Hadîth no. 3443; Muslim, Hadîth no. 2365.
قَالَ ابْنُ عَقِيل رَحِمَهُ اللهُ: «إذَا أَرَدْت أَنْ تَعْلَمَ مَحَلَّ الْإِسْلَامِ مِنْ أَهْلِ الزَّمَانِ فَلَا تَنْظُرْ إلَى زِحَامِهِمْ فِي أَبْوَابِ الْجَوَامِعِ، وَلَا ‌ضَجِيجِهِمْ فِي الْمَوْقِفِ بِلَبَّيْكَ، وَإِنَّمَا اُنْظُرْ إلَى مُوَاطَأَتِهِمْ ‌أَعْدَاءَ الشَّرِيعَةِ.»
Ibnu Aqîl Rahimahullâh said, "If you want to learn the status of Islâm among contemporary people, then do not look at their crowds at the doors of the mosques and their crying Labbayk at the Mawqif (during Hajj). On the contrary, look at their collusion with the enemies of the Sharî'ah!" (Ibnu Muflih, al-Âdâb'ush Sharî'ah, 1/237)

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