By Fatima O. Victoria
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah.” [Narrated by Imam Bukhari].
Sunnah is like medicine. When we visit the doctor for treatment, they usually write a prescription for the medicines we need. We take these prescriptions to pharmacists who then sell the medicines to us.
Sometimes these medicines are bitter and hard to swallow, but we still consume them as we know that the cure is in them.
Similarly, each and every Sunnah has physical and spiritual cure for us in this world and in the hereafter. Even if some of the Sunnah is hard to follow, we should still adopt it as the cure is in it.
"…So take what the Messenger gives you, and refrain from what he prohibits you. And fear Allah. Indeed Allah is severe in punishment." [Quran: Surah Al-Hashr, Ayat 7].