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How a person will be responsible for, even by knowing the leader/ guardian/ parent is misleading the path, he/she keeps following him/her?

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Leader authority misguide

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.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 59:

O you who believe, obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those entrusted with authority amongst you. Then if there arises any dispute about anything, refer the dispute to Allah and the Messenger, if you truly believe in Allah and the Last Day. That would be the best way and most suitable for final determination.


Dear and beloved brother, Allah Subhanah Commands and Guides the believers to obey Allah and His Messenger (saws) absolutely unconditionally; and obey ‘those entrusted with authority amongst you’ (one’s parents, guardians, leaders, etc.) on the condition that their Command is in accordance with the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).


If perchance a command given by ‘those entrusted with authority’ (absolutely regardless of whether it be one’s parents, guardians, leaders, rulers, kings, etc.) is against the Commands and Guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws), the believers are not to follow or obey that particular command of their parents/leaders.


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3696 Narrated by An-Nawwas ibn Sam'an

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "A creature is not to be obeyed when it involves disobedience to the Creator."


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqmaan verses 14-15:

14 And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the Command:) "Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.”

15 "But if they (parents) strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not (in that unlawful command of theirs); yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration) and follow the way of those who turn to Me (in love): in the End the return of you all is to Me and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did."


Thus in conclusion brother, one is Commanded by the Lord to obey and follow ‘those entrusted with authority’ (parents, guardians, leaders, rulers, etc) in every lawful command that they may give; and refrain from obeying them when a command given by them is against the Commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws).


If Allah forbid, one blindly follows and obeys every command of ‘those entrusted with authority’, even if it is against the Guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws)…then such a person will indeed be held severely accountable by Allah for the transgression that transpires through his hands.


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 Allah’s 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,






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