Rectification of Modern Societies- By Shaikh Bin Baaz: [The Second Part of The Shahaadah (Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah)]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
And with regards to fulfilment of the second part of the Shahaadah – [Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah]; then his Sunnah has to be exalted, propagated and implemented; and that which is in opposition to it has to be warned against. And what is not clearly understood from the Noble Qur’aan is to be explained by way of the Sunnah because the Sunnah explains and clarifies what the Qur’aan indicates, just as Allaah [The Most High]:
وَأَنزَلۡنَآ إِلَيۡكَ ٱلذِّڪۡرَ لِتُبَيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ مَا نُزِّلَ إِلَيۡہِمۡ وَلَعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad) the reminder and the advice (the Qur’an), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought. [16:44]
It is obligatory that this great foundation is made the starting point for the sincere callers and righteous people in the earth-those who want to rectify the affairs of society and direct it towards a path of safety- so that this rectification is firmly grounded upon the greatest basis of rectification, which is: sincerity in worship [i.e. worship Allaah alone and associate none as a partner to Him in worship]; belief in Allaah’s Messenger [Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)], exalt his commands and prohibitions, follow his sharee’ah and warn against what is in opposition to it.
To be continued….InShaaAllaah
[Source: (Awaamil Islaah Al-Mujtama’a’ pages 14-17). Abridged and slightly paraphrased Source:]