The Best Path

The Final Messenger of Allah Almighty, the Holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم  has stated, ‘خَيْرُ الْهُدٰی هُدٰی مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ’ i.e. ‘The best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم ’. (Muslim, pg. 335, Hadīth 2005)

Dear Children! هُدٰی is known as that path which has no evil upon it, and undoubtedly, the best of paths is that of the Noble Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم  i.e. his Sunnah and blessed Sīrah. For this reason, we have repeatedly been commanded to follow the Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم  in the Holy Qur’ān as well.

Good children! A person follows those people whom he aspires to become like in the world; in order to become a successful businessman, he follows successful businessmen; in order to become a good leader, he reads the biographies of famous leaders and follows their sayings and experiences. Similarly, if we want to become good people alongside attaining success in this world and in the Hereafter in every aspect, then we must study the Sīrah of the Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم  and live in accordance to his Sunnahs. This is because every individual is successful in his specific field, but he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم  was the best in every field, and it is for this reason, his blessed Sīrah has been declared in the Holy Qur’ān as an exceptional example and in Hadīth as the best form of guidance.

May Allāh Almighty destine for us to read and act upon the Sīrah of the Noble Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم  and to read and act upon the sanctified Hadīths.

اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم[1]



[1] In order to study the blessed Sīrah, study the books and pamphlets published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah; ‘Seerat-e-Mustafa’, ‘Noor Ka Khilona’, etc. These books and pamphlets can also be downloaded from Dawat-e-Islami’s website, www.dawateislami.net.

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