Hadeeth Two: Distinctness
Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) who said that Allaah’s Messenger
have been sent before the Hour so that Allaah alone should be worshipped without
any partner for Him, and my provision has been placed beneath the shade of my
spear, and subservience and humiliation have been placed upon those who disobey
my orders, and whoever imitates a people then he is one of them.
Muslim has a distinct personality with its own special nature and particular
outlook and manner. It is distinct in its appearance, its nature, its creed (‘aqeedah),
its orientation and direction faced in Prayer, and in all its affairs.
By being distinct as Muslims we preserve our Islaam and
our call in a clear and pure form, free from any adulteration and mistakes.
However the Muslim whilst being distinct does not depart from:
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 Reported by Ahmad (no. 5114) and others with hasan (good) isnaad (chain of narration). I have spoken about it in more detail in my footnotes to al-Hikamul Jadeerah bil Idhaa‘ah (pg. 1-3) of Ibn Rajab.