We must learn from the Prophet – peace be upon him – the approach of the divine speech, which orders Muslims to follow the holy Qur’an and not to rely on the human conclusions attributed to the companions of the prophet or others who set themselves specialists, scholars and religious intellectuals and sheikhs of Islam. There are no sheikhs of Islam, imams, priests, but there are worshipers of Allah Almighty who are loyal to religion and follow the noble Messenger. The Almighty says: « And you people, act, in accordance with all that has been revealed to you from Allah, your Creator, and take not besides Allah tutelary guardians; they will influence you to revert in character to your aboriginal stocks. How little you people keep Allah in mind.» (Al A’raf: 3)
There is no place for human interpretations or religious speeches. Rather, it was one divine speech, one messenger and one imam. This Imam recited to the people the verses of Allah to bring them out of the darkness to the light, teaching them their religion, which Allah Almighty has given them and warning them against straying away from the book of Allah that will protect them from the aggression of one another to live in prosperity and peace.
After receiving the leadership after the prophet, some of the companions who lived with the Prophet during his mission and fought with him in defense of the message of Islam, where many of them became martyrs, in defense of the message of Islam. From the prophet, they received the verses of the Holy Quran, and learned the jurisprudence of worship, and the prophet explained to them the legislation and objectives of the divine approach until his death peace be upon him.
Then the darkness intensified upon them after the absence of the prophet. They became confused because of the change in the curriculum they were living and interacting with. The new worldly concepts imposed themselves on reality. The interaction with the book of Allah Almighty and abiding to its provisions and adherence to the law retreated. The personal interests and desires controlled the scene, circumstances and the situation.
Several sects and various ideologies appeared which resulted in the appearance of political and religious groups that caused fighting between Muslims. The reality and the conflict for power controlled the companions where they get fascinated by their interests where the interests justified the means. Thus, the voice of the Quran faded and they couldn’t comply with the message of Islam. At that time, it became necessary for them to bury the verses and cover them with narrations and tales. The purposes of the message fell for the good of humanity, and the narrators hassled to tell thousands of myths. An Israeli mixture of myth and narrations were added to these tales that caused a state of absence of reason and mind. This provoked and created strife and fighting among Muslims. These narrations and tales overwhelmed the minds of the elite religious scholars who awarded credibility to these tales because they are attributed to one of the Companions.
How they were able to verify the credibility of these tales after more than two centuries. At that time, a distinctive class emerged in the Muslim community and monopolized the knowledge and ability to interpret the Holy Qur’an and clarify the purposes of the holy verses. They relied on the tales to understand and interpret the verses of the Holy Qur’an. Thus, they missed the truth of the divine speech to creation.
Muslims today in front of two ways:
First: Either to follow the Messenger of Allah Almighty, the verses of the holy Qur’an, to believe in the one god and his book that leads and guides us and his messenger who calls for Allah Almighty and calling for the worship of Allah Almighty, and orders Muslims to adhere to the Holy Book of Allah Almighty, the source of legislation for Muslims, and to put their laws according to the requirements of their time, guided by the divine legislation in the holy book, based on justice, equality and mercy, and to refrain from corruption and calls for non-aggression on the souls and property as the divine approach has ordered. Allah Almighty will reward them, and their reward will be on the Day of Judgment, as the Almighty says: “But those whose hearts reflect the image of religious and spiritual virtues and their deeds wisdom and piety shall have gardens of surpassing beauty beneath which rivers flow; and such rapturous delight and elation shall triumph those favoured.” (Al Buruj: 11)
Second: Either to follow the narrations and those who propagated it on the tongue of the companions who are called the scholars, the narrators of the hadith and the sheikhs of Islam. They forced these narrations in the minds of the Muslims, and caused Muslims to be divided into sects, groups and parties who fight each other. Each of them carries the motto of Allah Akbar and claiming the others to be infidels. Muslims are still suffering from these consequences until today, where they will meet their punishment as Allah Almighty says: «And he who turns his back upon My spirit of truth that guides into all truth and does not keep Me in mind shall live a life of misery and hardness of fate and circumstances and We throng him in Day of Judgement as blind, lacking in intellectual, moral and spiritual perception as he was in life.». (Taha: 124)
This will be the reward of those who have ignored the Qur’an and its sayings and neglected following the commands of Allah that invite people to their benefits in this life and in the hereafter.
«Muslims .. Between the religious speech and the divine speech», issued by «Al-Nokhba House for Printing, Publishing and Distribution», the researcher and the great Islamic thinker Ali Muhammad al-Shurafa al-Hammadi.