بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The Truth about Hadeeths

by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Quraan is really very easy to understand, since Allah said so, (Ref. Al_Quraan_054:017, 022, 032, 040)

But to understand Hadeeth you really need Quraan

Quraan is the Book of Guidance

Quraan is full of Wisdom (Al_Quraan_036.002)

Quraan is Free from any Error or Contradictions and is Fully Protected by Allah

But Hadeeth is not Free from any Error or Contradictions and is Not Protected by Allah

Neither BLINDLY Reject all Hadeeths Nor BLINDLY Accept all Hadeeths

We MUST believe on Those Authentic Hadeeths, which don’t contradict Quraan


Allah is One  <---> Quraan is One <---> Siraat_ul_Mustaqeem is One
One Ummah <---> One Islaam     <---> One Voice <---> One Worshipping Method


Duaa for Discussing the Critical Issues:

After all we are human being and may be wrong on some point, so we need to make a very special Duaa:

O Allah! Guide us and help us. If I am wrong, O Allah! Correct me. If others are wrong, O Allah correct them. If we all are wrong, O Allah correct all of us. AMEEN.

”Rabbi Zidnee Aailmaa”. (O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge). Ref: Al_Quraan_020.114 AMEEN.

”Rabbishrah Lee Sadree Wayassir Lee Amree Wahlul AAuqdatan Min Lisanee Yafqahoo Qawlee”. (O my Lord! expand my breast; And ease my task for me; And loose the knot from my tongue; So they may understand what I say). Ref: Al_Quraan_020.025 – 028) AMEEN.

”Rabbana Hab Lana Min Azwajina Wathurriyyatina Qurrata aAAyunin WajjAAalna Lilmuttaqeena imamaan”. (O our Lord! grant us in our wives and our offspring the joy of our eyes, and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous). Ref: Al_Quraan_025.074. AMEEN.


 

Blindly Accepting all Hadeeths:

There is no doubt of the existence of Sahee Hadeeths. The proofs are not one BUT many, like Sahee Bukharee, Sahee Muslim, etc., which contain several thousand Sahee Hadeeths. BUT Do not Blindly Accept all Hadeeths as Sahee, which may put you in the category of Liar to Quraan, since there is no doubt that there are few Hadeeths, which REALLY contradict the Quraan. Be careful.

Blindly Rejecting all Hadeeths:

Do not Blindly Reject all Hadeeths, because of the following Hadeeths:

Narrator Ash Shabi, Abu Juhaifa said, "I asked Ali, 'Have you got ANY book (which has been revealed to the Prophet apart from the Quraan)? Ali replied, NO, except Allah's Book or the power of understanding which has been bestowed (by Allah) upon a Muslim or what is (written) in this sheet of paper (with me).' " Abu Juhaifa said, "I asked, 'What is (written) in this sheet of paper?' Ali replied, 'It deals with the Diyya (compensation (blood money) paid by the killer to the relatives of the victim), the ransom for the releasing of the captives from the hands of the enemies, and the law that no Muslim should be killed in Qisas (equality in punishment) for the killing of (a disbeliever).' " (Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 1, Hadeeth 111)

Further References regarding any Book other than Quraan if exists:

1>               Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 4, Hadeeth 283

2>               Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 9, Hadeeth 40

3>               Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 9, Hadeeth 50

4>               Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 3, Hadeeth 93

5>               Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 4, Hadeeth 397

6>               Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 4, Hadeeth 404

And many more….

Blindly Rejecting all Hadeeths may put you in the category of Liar to Hadeeths and also you will be in problem like, how to offer the Salaat and how to perform the Hajj, etc.

Be in the MIDDLE and Categorize the Hadeeth:

Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) already warned about coming of Hadeeths after him and set the CRITERIA on how to verify them, which allows us to live in the MIDDLE without extremism.

Ali (RA) narrated, Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) said, there is NO DOUBT that, there will be Hadeeths coming after me, claiming that I have said those. So you MUST test each and every Hadeeth from the QURAAN. If it is really according to the QURAAN only then accept it otherwise reject it. (Sanan Dar Qatni, Vol-2, Book – Imrani Abee Musa, Matba Farooqi – 513)

Then WHY don't you Reject all those Hadeeths which REALLY contradict the Quraan and its Basic Principles, since Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) already told to do so, are you rejecting Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) this Authentic Hadeeth by accepting all Hadeeths BLINDLY, which Contradicts the Quraan.

Please read my article on “How to Understand Quraan”.

There is NO Guarantee that if the Authentic Chain of narrations are correct, then the Hadeeth is Authentic, even if it Contradicts the Basic Principles of the Quraan. By giving preference to the Hadeeth over the Quraan may put you in the category of Liar to the Quraan, which is an Extremely Dangerous Shirk. Be Care Full.

If you don’t follow the Authentic Hadeeth above by Rejecting all the Hadeeth, which Really Contradict the Quraan and its Basic Principles, THEN perhaps you are NOT believing on all the Ayaat of the Quraan and taking some while rejecting others.

Then is it only a part of the Book that you believe in, and do you reject the rest? But what is the reward for those among you who behave like this but disgrace in this life? And on the Day of Judgment they shall be consigned to the most grievous penalty. For Allah is not unmindful of what you do. (Al_Quraan_002.085).

Look at present situation of the Muslim Ummah, How BLINDLY they are believing on ALL the Hadeeth by Rejecting the Really Authentic Hadeeth above as well as rejecting the following verse of the Quraan:

Obey Allah and the Messenger (Peace-Be-Upon-Him). But if they turn away, Lo! Allah loveth not the disbelievers (in His guidance). (Al_Quraan_003.032)

Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) already warned about coming of Hadeeths after him and set the CRITERIA on how to verify them, which allows us to live in the MIDDLE without extremism.

Ali (RA) narrated, Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) said, there is NO DOUBT that, there will be Hadeeths coming after me, claiming that I have said those. So you MUST test each and every Hadeeth from the QURAAN. If it is really according to the QURAAN only then accept it otherwise reject it. (Sanan Dar Qatni, Vol-2, Book – Imrani Abee Musa, Matba Farooqi – 513)


Believing on Scholars (Ulemaa), that they cannot be wrong may put you in the category of SHIRK:

Great Thanks to our Scholars (Ulemaa), who worked extremely hard to keep Islaam ALIVE and to keep us Muslims by providing Beautiful knowledge of Islaam. BUT Scholars are NOT Allah and they might do mistake.

They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis (Priests) and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One God. There is no god save Him. Be He glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him). (Al_Quraan_009.031)


1>         Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) said, BEST among you are those who learns and teaches QURAAN, (Bukhari_Vol_6_Book_61_Hadeeth_ 545).

explanation:

( So we should TRY to become the BEST OF BEST.)

2>              Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) said "Do NOT write my Hadeeth and whatever Hadeeth you have DESTROY them", (Hadeeth Muslim 72).

3>              Al Bukhari has more than 3000 Hadeeths from Abu Huriara, with many others rejected.

4>              Book of Hadeeths were written 200+ years after Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), every Hadeeth being 100% correct is impossible.

5>            Abu Huraira narrated much more Hadeeths than Abu Bakr & Aisha put together, and he spent the very less time with him. A lot of his Hadeeths sound like superstitions that we are not to follow.

6>             Ali (RA) narrated, Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) said, there is no doubt that, there will be Hadeeths coming after me, claiming that I have said those. So you MUST test those Hadeeths from the QURAAN. If it is really according to the QURAAN only then accept it otherwise reject it. (Sanan Dar Qatni, Vol-2, Book – Imrani Abee Musa, Matba Farooqi – 513)

7>            Narrator Ash Shabi, Abu Juhaifa said, "I asked Ali, 'Have you got ANY book (which has been revealed to the Prophet apart from the Quraan)?'  Ali replied, 'NO, except Allah's Book or the power of understanding which has been bestowed (by Allah) upon a Muslim or what is (written) in this sheet of paper (with me).' " Abu Juhaifa said, "I asked, 'What is (written) in this sheet of paper?' Ali replied, 'It deals with the Diyya (compensation (blood money) paid by the killer to the relatives of the victim), the ransom for the releasing of the captives from the hands of the enemies, and the law that no Muslim should be killed in Qisas (equality in punishment) for the killing of (a disbeliever).' " (Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 1, Hadeeth 111)

Further References regarding any Book other than Quraan if exists:

a.       Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 4, Hadeeth 283

b.      Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 9, Hadeeth 40

c.       Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 9, Hadeeth 50

d.      Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 3, Hadeeth 93

e.       Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 4, Hadeeth 397

f.        Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadeeth, Volume 4, Hadeeth 404

Quraan is the most beautiful HADEETH

Allah has revealed the most beautiful HADEETH in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah's praises. Such is the guidance of Allah: He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide. (Al_Quraan_039.023)

Quraan is not a fabricated HADEETH

There is, in their stories, instruction for men endued with understanding. It is not a fabricated HADEETH, but a confirmation of what went before it, a detailed exposition of. (Al_Quraan_012.111)

Whose HADEETH can be truer than Allah’s?

Allah! There is no Allah save Him. He gathered you all unto a Day of Resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Whose Hadeeth is truer than Allah’s? (Al_Quraan_004.087)

Then in what HADEETH after this will they believe?

Do they see nothing in the government of the heavens and the earth and all that Allah hath created? (Do they not see) that it may well be that their terms are nigh drawing to an end? In what HADEETH after this will they then believe? (Al_Quraan_007.185)

Such are the Signs of Allah, which We rehearse to thee in Truth; then in what HADEETH will they believe after Allah and His Signs? (Al_Quraan_045.006)

Then what HADEETH, after that, will they believe in? (Al_Quraan_077.050)

Those who purchase LAHWAL HADEETH, will get Humiliating Penalty

But there are, among men, those who purchase LAHWAL HADEETH, without knowledge, to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty.  all things, and a guide and a mercy to any such as believe. (Al_Quraan_031.006)

According to Sahih Bukahri and Muslim, Allah’s Book is sufficient:

Is there anywhere written in Quraan that Muhammad [Peace-Be-Upon-Him] gave to Ummah anything in addition to Quraan? The only thing Muhammad [Peace-Be-Upon-Him] gave to Ummah was Quraan. Allah's order was implemented through Muhammad [Peace-Be-Upon-Him], so Muhammad's obedience was compulsory. Muhammad's obedience was Allah's obedience because Muhammad [Peace-Be-Upon-Him] ordered only what Allah told him to order.

Check the following references:

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

When Allah's Apostle was on his death-bed and in the house there were some people among whom was 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, the Prophet said, "Come, let me write for you a statement after which you will not go astray." 'Umar said, "The Prophet is seriously ill and you have the Quraan; so the Book of Allah is enough for us." Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 70, Number 573

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

When the time of the death of the Prophet approached while there were some men in the house, and among them was 'Umar bin Al-Khatttab, the Prophet said, "Come near let me write for you a writing after which you will never go astray." 'Umar said, "The Prophet is seriously ill, and you have the Quraan, so Allah's Book is sufficient for us." Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 468

The above Hadeeth has also been reported in Sahih Muslim.

Ibn Abbas reported: When Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) was about to leave this world, there were persons (around him) in his house, 'Umar b. al-Kbattab being one of them. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Come, I may write for you a document; you would not go astray after that. Thereupon Umar said: Verily Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) is deeply afflicted with pain. You have the Quraan with you. The Book of Allah is sufficient for us. Sahih Muslim Book 013, Number 4016

From the above we can see that in the most authentic books of Hadeeth Umar (R.A) has said that Allah’s book is sufficient for us.

According to Sahih Muslim, Allah's Messenger forbad to write Hadeeth

Abu Sa'id Khudri reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Do not write down anything from me, and he who took down anything from me except the Quraan, he should efface that and narrate from me, for there is no harm in it and he who attributed any falsehood to me-and Hammam said: I think he also said:" deliberately" -he should in fact find his abode in the Hell-Fire. Sahih Muslim Kitab Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqa'iq Book 042, Number 7147

According to Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad [Peace-Be-Upon-Him] left for Ummah nothing except Quraan

Narrated 'Abdul 'Aziz bin Rufai':

Shaddad bin Ma'qil and I entered upon Ibn 'Abbas. Shaddad bin Ma'qil asked him, "Did the Prophet leave anything (besides the Quraan)?" He replied. "He did not leave anything except what is Between the two bindings (of the Quraan)." Then we visited Muhammad bin Al-Hanafiyya and asked him (the same question). He replied, "The Prophet did not leave except what is between the bindings (of the Quraan)." Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 61, Number 537


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