Can you please shed some light on what the Hadith ‘Allah Ta’ala will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance’ means? Does it mean that majority will always be on the right path?
‘Allamah Munawi (rahimahullah) explains that Ummah here refers to ‘The ‘Ulama [Scholars] of the Ummah’. Since the general masses refer to the ‘Ulama for issues pertaining to Din and resort to the ‘Ulama when any calamity befalls them, Allah Ta’ala has protected the ‘Ulama. ‘Allamah Tibi (rahimahullah) further states that this refers to [The ‘Ulama] of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah.
(Faydul Qadir, under Hadith: 1818. Also see Mirqat, Hadith: 173 and Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 2167)
Based on the above explanation, the Hadith will mean that the ‘Ulama of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah will never have consensus/be unanimous on misguidance.
See the reference and authenticity of this Hadith here.
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
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