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BEST GENERATION


Best generation refers to the people who are mentioned in the source of Islam ie, Qur’an and Ahadith.

 

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Qur’an

It is compulsory for every Muslim whether male or female to believe in Sahaba (companions of Prophet Muhammad(May Allah honour Him and grant Him peace)). Allah (Glory be to Him) has set a criteria for the believers to follow them as mentioned in various places of the Qur’an. So if we Muslims want to be on right path then its compulsory for us to follow the companions of Prophet Muhammad(May Allah honour Him and grant Him peace) as mentioned in Qur’an. Surah Baqrah 2:137, Surah Nisa 4:115 Surah Taubah 9:100, Surah Fath 48:29 and Surah Bayyinah 98:8.

 

Hadith

Prophet Muhammad (May Allah honour Him and grant Him peace) said the best generation is His generation then after that then after that. Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 3:819, 820 and Vol 8: 437. The three generations is considered as the Best generation of Islam.

 

Significance

The religion of Islam is followed according to the understanding of the best generation. They are known as The Pious Predecessors.

 

First Generation

The first Generation consists of the companions of the Prophet (May Allah honour Him and grant Him peace). The Qur’an commands its believers to follow the way of the Companions. Qur’an.Surah Baqarah 2:137, Surah Nisa 4:115 and Surah Taubah 9:100, Surah Fath 48:29 and Surah Bayyinah 98:8.. There are various incidents of the companions which are considered as proofs to follow in Islam.

 

Second Generation

The second generation consists of the students of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah honour Him and grant Him peace). They are known as “Tabaeen”. Even they play a significant role in Islam.

 

Third Generation

This generation consists of the students of the “Tabaeen”. They are known as “Taba-e-Tabaeen”.

 

Condition

The people of first generation should see the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah honour Him and Grant Him peace) and the people of later generation should see at least one person from the above generation in the state of Faith, follow it accordingly and die in the state of Faith.

 

References

http://www.sunnah.com/search/best-generation-is-His-generation

 

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