(Oath of Allegiance)
Islam is the religion of one’s inner isolation and submitting oneself to Allah, while doing all the physical deeds which turn us towards Allah.
Returning to Almighty Allah is the core objective of all exoteric and esoteric deeds and prayers. For the accomplishment of this objective and for the guidance of His mankind, Allah established two sources; The Quran and Sunnah. Who so ever leaves, denies or follows any one of these half way or on his own choice, cannot attain anything from the religion, rather this attitude will entangle him in the unresolved religious and worldly affairs. The sacred self of the Holy Prophet Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam is the practical explanation of the Quran and the role model of all the religious maters. All his actions, whether exoteric or esoteric, are a beacon in the darkness for the Ummah. Allah said:
لَقَدۡ كَانَ لَكُمۡ فِىۡ رَسُوۡلِ اللّٰهِ اُسۡوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَنۡ كَانَ يَرۡجُوا اللّٰهَ وَالۡيَوۡمَ الۡاٰخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللّٰهَ كَثِيۡرًا ؕ
Meaning: Certainly! In (the holy being of) Allah’s Messenger (Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’alihi Wasallam) there is for (everyone of) you a most perfect and beautiful model (of physical and spiritual life).