In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Contradictions in Hadeeth
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

How to answer those who raise questions regarding Contradictions in Hadeeth?

There is no easy answer. It is not possible for one person, we all need to do hard work to prepare detail and logical answers. Big shame on those who have time for everything, but they have no time to find the truth. Do your homework, search on internet and then analyze in detail to answer back to all those who raise question regarding Contradictions in Hadeeth.

I invite you all to join as a team to prepare answers to those who raise question about Contradictions in Hadeeth.

Search on Internet “Contradictions in Hadith”, and you will sure find some, need to verify with open eyes, instead of blindly believing on those. Below are just few links for your study and prepare answers:

Remember: Each and every Ayaat/Verse of the Quraan is two in one, i.e. KALAAM of Allah as well as Hadeeth Qudsi of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), since we got it from the mouth of Him (sav) and it is His (sav) saying as well. Only Quraan is protected by Allah and is completely error free and has no contradictions at all, (Ref: Al_Quraan_004:082, 015:009). All other books (other than the Quraan) including Hadeeth have errors and contradictions, since those are NOT book of Allah and are NOT protected.

There are three types of Hadeeth, Un-Authentic Hadeeth, Valid Authentic Hadeeth and Invalid Authentic Hadeeth.

1>    Un-Authentic Hadeeth
Most of the Muslim Scholars are totally aware of the Un-Authentic Hadeeth, and these must be DELETED / REMOVED from all the books of Hadeeth to reduce the confusion among Muslim Ummah.

2>    Valid Authentic Hadeeth
Most of the Muslim Scholars are totally with the Authentic Hadeeth which do not contradict the Quraan and these are one of the real essence of Islaam.

3>    Invalid Authentic Hadeeth
This is the main driving key for all the divisions in Islaam, although are VERY FEW of the Hadeeth, may be less than 1%. These must be re-analyzed and FIXED or REMOVED from all the books of Hadeeth to reduce the confusion among Muslim Ummah.

Main Reason for Invalid Authentic Hadeeth Contradiction the Quraan:

In the Quraan Allah mentioned, that He replaced few verses of the Quraan, with similar or better verses (Al_Quraan_002.106, 016.101, 087.006-007). Now no one knows those old verses except for few like the commandments about consuming alcohol, since those were completely DELETED / REMOVED from the Quraan or all the scholars have taken the final statement i.e. alcohol is forbidden in Islaam completely as guided by the Quraan and there is a clear wisdom that one has to leave some of the bad habits in stages. However that is not true with the Books of Hadeeth, that is one of the reason, why you see although the narrations are ok, but few Hadeeth are still contradicting the Quraan. That is the only reason why, few of the Authentic Hadeeth are Invalid, BUT those Hadeeth need to be DELETED / REMOVED from all the book of Hadeeth.

Also the Quraan was revealed in stages during a period of around 23 years (Ref: Al_Quraan_076.023). It may have been possible that before any verses were revealed in the Quraan on any specific issue of any punishment for any crime, people of the book might have presented their laws from their Holy Books, which included Torah (Old Testament), or Injeel (New Testament), or Zaboor (Book of Psalms) and since those were also Book of Allah, although people have changed them, and Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) might have given decision ONLY to the people of the book (Jews & Christian) of their believe. An example of that could be Stone to death for the Punishment for Adultery, which later Quraan clearly mentioned that regardless of any discrimination of status, gender etc., punishment of Adultery is hundred lashes. (Ref: AL_Quraan_024.002)

Also when Great Muhadditheen of Islaam like Imaam Bukharee or Imaam Muslim were collecting Hadeeth, it was really possible that Munafiqeen (Hypocrite) of that time, who were unable to alter the Quraan, since it is protected by Allah, managed to present in an intelligent way, which might have confused Great Muhadditeen of Islaam and who included those as a human error. Allah protected the Quraan and Quraan only.

Similarly we need to do more research on each and every Invalid Authentic Hadeeth and DELETE / REMOVE those from all the books of Hadeeth which contradict the Quraan.

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 you ACCEPT it otherwise REJECT it. (Sanan Dar Qatni, Vol-2, Book – Imrani Abee Musa, Matba Farooqi – 513)

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah BUT those who Disbelieves ..., (Al_Quraan_040.004).

Those who don’t read the Quraan with understanding/translation and Practice on Allah’s commandments are like ASS/Donkey carrying books, (Ref: Al_Quraan_062.005).

Question: Which of the three FAREWELL SERMONS is authentic? Remember: Only one can be true at a time.

01>    “I am leaving for you two things that you must uphold, the Quraan and my Sunnah” (according to Muwatta 46/3).

02>    “I am leaving for you the Quraan and my relatives (Ahl Al bayt)” (according to Muslim 44/4, Nu 2408; Ibn Hanbal 4/366; Darimi 23/1, Nu 3319).

03>    “I am leaving for you the Quraan alone; you shall uphold it” (according to Muslim 15/9, Nu 1218; Ibn majah 25/84, Nu 3074; Abu Dawud 11/56, Nu 1905).


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