Back To Basics- [Obedience To The Messenger]: The True Believer Does Not Make Any Other Choice In a Matter After Allaah and His Messenger Have Decided!
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah [The Most High] said in Surah al-Ahzaab Ayah 36:
[وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤۡمِنٍ۬ وَلَا مُؤۡمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى ٱللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ ۥۤ أَمۡرًا أَن يَكُونَ لَهُمُ ٱلۡخِيَرَةُ مِنۡ أَمۡرِهِمۡۗ وَمَن يَعۡصِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ فَقَدۡ ضَلَّ ضَلَـٰلاً۬ مُّبِينً۬ا – It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.
Few Reminders from the Above Ayah
Neither is it permissible nor befitting for the one attributed to Eemaan [to make any other choice] other than hastening to that which is pleasing to Allaah and His Messenger; fearing Allaah’s anger and the anger of Allaah’s Messenger; fulfilling what they have commanded and keeping away from what they have forbidden. It is neither befitting a male believer nor a female believer that when Allaah and His Messenger have decreed a matter- meaning: after Allaah and His Messenger have given a command regarding an affair, they should have no other choice as to whether that affair should be carried out or not; rather both a true male and female should know that the Messenger is more worthy to them than their ownselves. Therefore, they should not place some of their desires as an obstacle to the command of Allaah and His Messenger. [وَمَن يَعۡصِ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ فَقَدۡ ضَلَّ ضَلَـٰلاً۬ مُّبِينً۬- And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error].
[Source: (Tayseer al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan). Abridged and slightly paraphrased]
To be continued…InShaaAllaah
The consequences of disobeying Allaah and His Messenger