It is reported from Hazrat Jabir that some angels came to the Holy Prophet when he was sleeping. The angels said: "For this your master there is an illustration. Describe that illustration."Some angels said: "He is sleeping." Some said, "His eyes sleep but his heart remains awake." The angels said: "The example of the Holy Prophet is like that man, who built a house and therein he laid a dinner-cloth and then sent out a person to give invitations. So he who complied with the invitation entered the house and ate the food and he who did not comply with the invitation neither entered the house nor partook of the food from the dinner-cloth."
Then an angel said: "Interpret it for the Holy Prophet so that he may understand it." One angel said: "He's sleeping." Another said: "His eyes sleep and his heart remains awake." Then the angels said: "That house is Paradise and the person giving invitations is Muhammad himself. He who complied with him complied with Allah undoubtedly and he who disobeyed him disobeyed Allah undoubtedly. And Muhammad is the cause of distinction between the believers and the disbelievers. That is, those who are obedient to him are the believers and those disobedient to him are the disbelievers."
It becomes fully explicit from this Hadith that the Holy Prophet is the cause of difference. That is, one who obeys him and embraces the faith is a believer and one who disobeys and falsifies him is an unbeliever. Similarly the man who believes that his own and other Muslims' salvation lies in the Holy Prophet's auspicious ways and also follows them, is a true Muslim. But if after 1400 years his ways have - Allah forbid! - become old in his eyes and are no more worthy of conformance in the present age; rather, giving up these ways, if the man thinks that progress and salvation lie in the methods and ways of the enemies of Allah and the Apostle, then such a man should very carefully read the words of this Hadith that: "Muhammad( ) is the cause of difference among the people." The Muslims will assess a man according to the prophetic method and good example in this very world and will know whether he is a follower of the messenger of Allah or a follower of Satan. If he deceived the Muslims in this world, he would hear this proclamation on the Day of Judgement:
(It will be said): “And O you Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, disbelievers)! Get apart this Day (from the believers).” (XXXVI: 59)
Moreover, the hypocrite will not be able to deceive the Holy Prophet at the Fountain of Kausar. The Fountain quenches the highest spiritual thirst of man. The hypocrite will be experiencing the agony of death due to thirst but when he will reach the Fountain the angels will stop him and the Holy Prophet himself will say: - "Be away from here, be away from here"!
Hence we should take care of this, in the world itself and cast a look at ourselves if we are following the Holy Prophet or someone else.
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