Follows (the third type):
What indicates the duty to obey him - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – The second illustration: the association of the command to obey the Apostle with the command to obey Allah:
This association came in the verses of the Quran according to two types:
The first type: the conjunction between obedience to the Prophet and obedience to Allah without repeating the act of obedience.
Some of the verses pointing out to this:
1 – Allah, Blessed and Exalted He be, said: (Say: Obey Allah and His Messenger. But if they turn back, Allah loves not those who reject Faith.) [Al-Imran /32].
2 - And the Almighty said: (And obey Allah and His Messenger, that you may obtain mercy) [Al-Imran / 132].
3 - And the Almighty said: (All who obey Allah and the apostle are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah, of the prophets, the sincere, the witnesses and the Righteous: and what a beautiful fellowship!) [An-Nisa’/69].
4 - The Almighty said: (He that obeys Allah and His Messenger, has already attained the highest achievement) [Al-Ahzab /71].
5 - And the Almighty said: (If any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path) [Al-Ahzab / 36].
The second type: the conjunction between obedience to the prophet and obedience to Allah with repeating the act of obedience.
Some of the verses pointing out to this:
1 - The Almighty said: (O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day) [An-Nisa’ /59].
2 - And the Almighty said: (Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and beware) [Al-Ma’ida / 92].
3 - And the Almighty said: (Say: "Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, but if you turn away, he is only responsible for the duty placed on him and you for that placed on you. If you obey him, you shall be on right guidance) [An-Nur /54].
These are some verses from the Holy Quran I cited as examples from the many that were mentioned in the Holy Quran, but whoever looks at them steadily, he would have noticed that, no command of obedience to Allah in His Holy Book came, but Allah associated with the command of obedience to His Messenger and his participation, either with the conjunction “waw” , or with the conjunction “waw” with recurrence of the command for obedience (the factor), as well as what came in the Holy Quran as warning or intimidation against disobedience to Allah, but joined His Messenger to Himself in this warning or intimidation.
This observation has its consideration due to its importance in what we are about to demonstrate of the need to obey the Apostle in all that is issued from him.
Although in these verses, the facet of significance is not realized clearly-but to the one who is familiar with the Arabic language, knowledge of the expressions of the Holy Quran and what observations these expressions carry- has an implication in grasping the meaning behind them.
The verses of this type in particular, the contemplator thereof realizes things which prove embodiment of what emanates from the Apostle, Quran be it or not, however that needs the insight of the expert in the language, who knows its secrets and the rites of the fundamentalists in the significance of the form of command devoid of associations, and the one surrounded by associations, until he notices that the commands that came in these verses, have the association of the command of obedience to Allah with that of the Apostle, or warning of disobedience to Allah and the Apostle, all of it surrounded by associations, and what that implies in terms of the need for the obedience of the Apostle - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - and forbidding his disobedience, a single statement nobody differs in it due to the existence of those associations, which were surrounded by commands and prohibitions.
This can then limit the points covered by the discourse in these verses as follows:
1 - What the conjunction “waw” when it joins two singulars sharing a single factor, as in the verse: (Obey Allah and the Messenger), implies.
2 – Recurrence of the factor in conjunction with the “waw” and what that implies in emphasising generality of obedience in what emanates from the Prophet - peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - whether a book or a Tradition, as the Almighty says: (Obey Allah and obey the Messenger).
3 - Recurrence of the factor with the conjunction in two things, in conjunction with the latter without repeating the factor. As the Almighty says: (Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you) without recurrence of the factor in conjunction of the first command on the Apostle.
4 - What the command or prohibition surrounded with associations, implies in terms of necessity and prohibition.
5 – What the adherence of association of the command to obey the Apostle with the command to obey Allah, implies, as well as in the prohibition of disobedience in every verse cited in the Holy Quran, where Allah commanded his obedience or forbade his disobedience.
6 - What this association implies, with the large number of verses cited in the Holy Quran, despite different events and conditions.
Realizing these matters depends on understanding the language, knowledge of the objectives of the law, observations of the Holy Quran in the multiplicity of one thing on different occasions, and without this, the word or the elaboration in the commentary do not help; because they are matters the observation of which is important in what we are in the process of proving.