“What did I learn for myself from the response of Abu Bakr (R.A.) to the views of Al-Isra and Al-Mai‘raj?”
For myself I learnt the importance of trusting and believing. If Rasool Allah (s.a.w.) says anything happened it MUST definitely be true, no matter how many people doubt him or if a whole nation stands up against him disbelieving in him. Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A.) believed in him without any doubts. His instant response to the message of Islam and to the accounts of Al-Isra and Al-Mai’raj was that of instant acceptance. He never for once said : “Let me ask Rasool Allah (S.A.W) first and then I‘ll let you know what I think ” or “I‘ll do some research about it”.
This shows the importance of accepting ahadith . We have to believe in both the Quran and the Sunnah. When we come across hadith or verses that mention the hereafter or the unseen we should immediately accept it because if the Quran or Rasool Allah (S.A.W.) say something is true , then FOR SURE it is true.
Even if we don’t recall the covenant of Alaast , it is DEFINITELY true because the Quran and the sunnah tell us that it did in fact happen.
For us as believers it is very important in believing Rasool Allah (S.A.W.) and believing what Allah tells us in the Quran. We can’t take one and ignore the other. We can’t have doubts in the ahadith, believing ones that seem pleasing to us and overlooking others.
We should immediately submit to Allah : “We hear and We obey” and have no doubt that Allah’s word is true, His promise is true, His religion is true and that what Rasool Allah (SAW) says is true.
A Student of the Quran