TOUCHSTONE OF FAITH
I had explained to you in my lecture last Friday that according to the Quran there are men who go astray in three ways
One is to leave aside the law of God and become slave of corporal desires.
The second is to give preference to family customs and ways of life of forefathers over the law of God.
The third is to ignore the system enunciated by God and His messenger and follow the ways of fellow-being who either be big personalities of their own nation or dominant nations of the world.
Real definition of a Muslim
The real definition of a Muslim is that he should be immune from these three ailments.
That person alone is called a Muslim who is a slave of none but God and a follower of none but His messenger. He alone is a Muslim who sincerely believes that the teaching of God and His messenger is Absolute Truth, and that whatever is against it is false, and that whatever is good for man in this world and in the Hereafter is all contained in the teaching of God and His messenger.
One who has complete faith in these verities always seeks guidance at every step in his life from the relevant injunction of God and His messenger, and on knowing the injunction submits to it. Having done that, he will never bother if his mind felt uneasy about it, or his family members upbraided him, or the worldly type of people opposed him, because in each case he will clearly reply
"I am God's slave not yours; I have affirmed faith in His messenger, not in you."
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