Can you please tell me the meaning of the term: "ANSAAR-US-SUNNAH "
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Can you please tell me the meaning of the term: "ANSAAR-US-SUNNAH " i heard a friend of mine say his cousin is ansaar sunnah, is this some kind of sect, please explain.
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Ansaar us sunnah
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question: Can you please tell me the meaning of the term: "ANSAAR-US-SUNNAH "
The literal meaning of the Arabic term Ansaar would mean helpers; thus the meaning of the term Ansaar us-Sunnah would imply the Helpers of the Sunnah (of the Messenger of Allah (saws)).
Your Question: i heard a friend of mine say his cousin is ansaar sunnah, is this some kind of sect, please explain.
To segregate and recognize one who has professed belief in the Supreme Oneness of Allah and the appointment of Prophet Mohamed (saws) as the Last and Final Messenger by breaking down his belief into sects and creeds is absolutely against the guidance and Commands of Allah Subhanah.
Allah says in Chapter 30 Surah Rum aayat 31-32
This (Islam) is the right and true faith, but most people do not know. (Be steadfast on this) turning wholly and sincerely towards Allah Alone, and fear Him, and establish the Salat, and do not be like the mushriks, who have set up their separate creeds and divided themselves into sects, each sect rejoicing in what it has.
Allahs says in Chapter 42 Surah Ash-Shura aayat 13
He (Allah) has appointed for you the same Way of Life, which He had ordained for Noah, and which (O Mohamed (saws)) We have now revealed to you, and which We had already enjoined on Abraham and Moses and Jesus, stressing this: "Establish this Way and be not divided in it".
The Messenger of Allah (saws), his noble companions, his noble family, and all the true believers who followed them in belief and in deeds neither called themselves Shias, or Sunnis, or Salafees, or Ismailis, or Hanafis, or Shafeis, or by any other prefix or self-invented sect name.they were all proud to be recognized by the name Allah Subhanah has chosen for the believers; ie. muslims!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 77-78:
O you who have believed, do rukooh (bow down) and do sajdah (prostration), and worship your Lord Allah Alone, and do righteous deeds: it may be that you attain true success! Exert your utmost for the cause of Allah, as one should. He has chosen you for His service, and has not laid on you any hardship in your religion. Therefore, be steadfast in the religion of your father Abraham. Allah had named you muslims before this, and has named you (muslims) in this Quran also, so that the Messenger may be a witness in regard to you, and you may be witnesses in regard to the rest of mankind.
It is very possible that a group of people have invented a sect of their own and claimed themselves to be the Ansaar us-Sunnah just as unfortunately the once United Ummah of Muslims has been divided into the sects of Shias, Sunnis, Ismailis, Bohris, Salafees, Hanafis, Malikis, etc. These are all sect names which man has named and chosen for himself; the name Allah has chosen for the believers is muslims!
It does not behove and befit a true believer, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, to belong to any self-invented and man-made sect; but rather he should be proud to be recognized with the name his Lord Most Gracious has chosen for His believing slaves: ie. muslims.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 171 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra'il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother there will be among my Ummah one who will do that, and if the people of Isra'il were fragmented into seventy-two sects, my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects! All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions) said: O Allah's Messenger (saws), which one is that? Whereupon he (saws) replied: It is one to which I and my companions belong.
The true believers should be honored to be recognized only by the name that Allah Subhanah has chosen for the believers, the name to which belonged the Prophet Mohamed (saws) and his noble companions: that is, muslims.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,