Consultation (Mashura)


Rasoolullah’s, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, wisdom was demonstrated when he consulted his Companions. This practice is so important in Islam that he never reached a decision, especially in public affairs, without it. Sometimes he even held counsel about his personal affairs.

When the hypocrites questioned and accused Aisha’s, Radhiyallaahu Anha, fidelity, the Prophet, peace be upon him, consulted some of his Companions like Umar and Ali, Radhiyallaahu Anhuma. The Messenger, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam,who once said: “Whoever takes counsel does not regret it in the end,” [Haythami] always consulted those who could give informed advice on a particular matter.

During his life, all Companions continually promised to follow him in every step he took, and to carry out all of his orders. Despite this, Rasoolullah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, consulted with them about almost every community-wide matter so that this practice would become second nature.


– Jamiat KZN


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