Importance of following Sunnah!
Hadhrat Maulana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) told us:
“Hadhrat Mujaddid Alif Thani (Sheikh Ahmed Sirhindi Naqshbandi, may Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘Allah initially gave me the outward knowledge of Shariah and made me excel in it. Then I turned towards the inner wisdom Sufiya possess. All praise to Allah, He made me do extremely well in them also. And Allah bestowed all His bounties on me and eventually elevated me to such a high station that our lord, the mercy for the universe Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و اله وسلم)) conferred the royal cloak of honor to me by his very noble hands.
Furthermore, Allah made me move forward additionally to much higher stations to the level that if I speak of them, the scholars of the exoteric Shariah will give a verdict that I am an infidel (kafir) and Sufiya will label me to be a heretic (zindeeq). But how can I deny this reality? It is a fact.
However, after achieving all these exalted stations I make a prayer (dua). Whoever says ameen ((آمین after it, by God’s decree (inshaAllah) he will also receive salvation (magfirah).
The dua is,
Give me the tawfeeq to follow the example of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و اله وسلم)
Keep me steadfast in following the example of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و اله وسلم) till I die
This is because, after all this journey I found out that it is due to the following of Sunna of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و اله وسلم), that this was achieved.’
Hadhrat Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him)adds,
Therefore, we should make a solemn determination from today onwards that we are going to perform all the Sunna of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و اله وسلم). Then, inshaAllah, we will experience how contentment, ability to distinguish between good and bad (noor), blessings (barakah) and radiance are instilled in our lives.
I swear by Allah, the delight of life is not achieved by indulging in transgressions and sins. Ask regarding this pleasure from those individuals who have molded their lives in the example of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و اله وسلم). ”