What is the status & interpretation of this hadith:
“Uqba ibn Amir (radi-Allahu ‘anh), the relater of the hadith ash-Sharif, said, ‘Rasulullah (sall-Allahu ta’ala ‘alaihi wa sallam), ascended the minbar. It was the last time I saw him on the minbar. He declared: “I do not fear whether you will become polytheists after I die. I fear that you, because of worldly interests, will kill one another and thus be destroyed like ancient tribes.
Does it mean that this ummah is being totally protected from shirk. If so, then what is meant by the following hadiths:
1. “Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught to his companions a great d’a when he said to them: Shirk among you will be more subtle than the footsteps of an ant, but I will teach you something which, if you do it, both minor and major shirk will be kept away from you. Say: Allaahumma inni a’oodhu bika an ushrika bika wa ana a’lam wa astaghfiruka lima la a’lam (O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from associating anything with You knowingly, and I seek Your forgiveness for that of which I am unaware).
2. Narrated by Abu Dhar: The Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) said, “Jibrael said to me, ‘Whoever amongst your followers die without having worshipped others besides Allah, will enter Paradise (or will not enter the (Hell) Fire).”
The Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) asked. “Even if he has committed illegal sexual intercourse or theft?” Jibrael (a.s.) replied, “Even then.
3. “Abu Huraira Raziallahu Anhu se rivayat hai k Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam ne fermaya, may ne Qiyamat ke din apni ummat ki Sifarish ke lye 1 Dua ko mehfooz ker rakha hai, woh Inshallah is shaks ko hasil hogi jo ALLAH ke saath kisi qism ka shirk na kerte hoe Fot hoa.
Secondly what is the ruling about that person who believes that the prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) is Omni-present, all knowing, and having full authority to give benefit or otherwise to any one from his ummah, also he believes that all these powers are not as same as the powers of Allah, the most high, and also these powers are granted to prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) by Allah, the most high. Will that person be considered as Mushrik, if so then will he be considered believer or otherwise?
By JAHANGIR – KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN