Next if we look at thenature of human being he needs a teacher and a guide and the prophets are theonly source through which we can know the Commandments of God and the prophetsare receptors of these Divine revelations. But these prophets are divinely ordained persons, who are incharge to convey the message to the mankind. And these prophets cannot change His words nordoes speak from their will. The Qur’an use the word al-hukm while al-wilayah is the word used by Muslim scholars forthe power delegated by the sovereign. So, obedience to God and to the prophets are seen as the mostcrucial aspect. Which according to the Qur’an constitute the Supreme Law which a Muslimhave to completely obey.
Prophet Muhammad (PHUB) was a universal messenger of God for Human beings. Qur’an Say: “And Wehave not sent you except comprehensively to mankind as a bringer of goodtidings and a warner. Butmost of the people do not know.”iA. Concept of Obedience Obedience in a state is a very important elementwithout which a society or a state can never prosper and attain generalhappiness. It is actually the obedience of the laws which makes theadministration of any state to run smoothly. Any sort of disobedience andviolation creates turmoil and disorder in a state and consequently make thehuman life complicated, violent, and belligerent.
Thus, to avoid such kind ofsituation the Holy Qur’? n provides the guidelines for obedience and who shouldbe obeyed. It proclaims:”O you who believe, obey Allah and obey theMessenger and those in authority among you. Then, if you quarrel aboutsomething, revert it back to Allah and the Messenger, if you believe in Allahand the Last Day. That is good, and the best at the end. (4:59). This verseis the basis of the whole religious, cultural and political system of Islam. Itlays down permanently, according to Mawlana Mawdudi’s, the following fourfundamental principles for an Islamic systemii: I. Obedience to Allah: In the Islamic system, Allah is the real Authority who must be obeyed.
All human beings are first of all the servants of Allah who is the Creator andSustainer of them; all their other capacities come after this. Therefore, humanbeings, particularly a Muslim, as an individual and as a community owe theirfirst loyalty to Allah and they must subordinate all other loyalties to Him.Allegiance and obedience to anyone else shall be acknowledged only if these arenot opposed to the allegiance and obedience to Allah but i 34:28ii Seefor detailed description: Mawdudi , Abul al-A ‘la , “Tafheemul Qur’? n” volume 2 page no.