Of scorning and ridiculing The Sunnah
From the time the Muslims relinquished the Holy Prophet's path and renounced his ways, and in it’s place approved, adopted and owned the ways of Allah's and His Apostle's enemies, many qualities and characteristics of Allah's deniers (the infidels, polytheists, Jews and Christians) have been created in this ummah and by the claimants of Islam; qualities which are inconceivable in the presence of Islam.
One of these is the disease of ridiculing the Sunnah and scorning the religion which is growing day by day. The causes of it are different. Sometimes, due to arrogance, a religious thing or a prophetic Sunnah is considered mean and puerile and it is scorned and made fun of; make note that this is a form of infidelity.
By this dishonourable act, man washes his hands clean of his faith (iman). When the author of ‘Al-Fatawa al-Hadithia’ was asked if there was scope for any man who denied invoking the words ‘O Allah! Make me one of those people who will receive Muhammed’s intercession.’ He replied, ‘This can be refused only by that man who may deny Allah and His Apostle and the disease of arrogance may have overcome his heart, so much so that ostracising him from the pale of Islam (his arrogance) may push him to real infidelity!’
Our noble Imams have stated explicitly that if a man is asked to pare his nails (for it is a prophetic Sunnah) but he, with the idea of avoiding the Sunnah, says that he will not do so, then he is an infidel. When the noble Imams' ruling is such, what will be the fixed abode of such a man who refuses to be one of these persons for whom intercession will be made? For the Holy Prophet's intercession is not reserved for the sinners only; on the contrary, intercession will be of seven kinds, so much so that even those seventy thousand people whose entry into Paradise without rendering any account will need the Holy Prophet's help and intercession.