Importance of following the Sunna

Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said,

 “In our path (tareeq) the goal is achieved comparatively quickly.

The reason being the extraordinary emphasis laid on following the Sunna of Allah’s beloved Prophet (Allah’s blessing and peace be on him) . This makes the achievement of goal by Divine attraction/pull (jazb) rather than personal effort and toil (sulook ).

As it is said in the holy Quran;
(O Prophet!) Tell (them) that if you want to love Allah , then you should follow me. (By this) Allah will love you and forgive all your sins. Indeed! Allah is all forgiving and merciful. (3:31)”

From: T’aluq ma’Allah