Say, ‘If you love Allah, follow me: then will Allah love you… (Al-e-‘Imran, 3:32)
The Promised Messiah (as) says:
“Look, Allah the Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an: The only way to please Allah the Almighty is to be fully obedient to the Holy Prophet (sa); and there is no other way that will lead you to the communion with God. The final objective of man should always be to find the One God who is without any partner. He should shun associating anyone with God and indulging in innovations! He should be obeying the Messenger (sa) and not following his personal lusts and base desires.
“Listen, I say it again: Man cannot succeed in any other way but by treading the true path of the Messenger (sa) of Allah. We have only one Messenger (sa); and only one Holy Qur’an was revealed to that Messenger (sa) – obeying whom we can find God.
“The innovations introduced by the present day fuqara’ [hermits] and the methods of durud and waza’if [prayer incantations] invented by the leaders of the hermitages are all a tool that leads a man astray. Stay away from them. These people have tried to break the Seal of the Prophets and in a way have made a different shari‘ah. You should remember that the key for opening the door of Allah’s blessings and grace is only to adhere to the injunctions of the Holy Qur’an and to follow the Holy Prophet (sa) and to establish Prayer and keep fasting in the established manner.
“That person is lost who adopts any new path instead of following those established ways. That person shall end up dying in failure who does not comply with the dictates of Allah and His Messenger and walks divergent paths.”
(Malfuzat, new edition, vol. 3, pp. 102–103)
Courtesy MKA-Nigeria (Tarbiyya Department)