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

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:

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

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.

Unity of Arabic Scholars in Toronto, Canada 25-JUN-2006:

Scholars started uniting in Toronto. Their backgrounds are from the Middle East and their mother tongues are Arabic. These Scholars include Sheikh Shabbir Ally, Sheikh Hamid Salimi and Sheikh Ahmed Shehab, who are also known by the media as well.
Remember: Sheikh Shabbir Ally is a very prominent scholar and has over hundreds of international lectures and publication. He is president and Imaam of Islamic Dawah Center in Toronto, Canada.

There are some issues with the followings as per above mentioned scholars :::>>>
1>     Book of Hadeeth.
2>     Fiqh-us-Sunnah.
3>     Tafasir.

Because when these books were written, there were chances of human error as well.

Things to do :::>>>

1>     Take out everything from these three books.
2>     Re-write / re-phrase these three books in the light of the Quraan.
3>     Keep updating these books according to the time, since these books were never updated and got frozen for the last 1100 years.

This CLEARLY Verifies the following Hadeeth regarding :::>>>

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.

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).

Salaat (Prayers) is according to the Quraan: Wisdom behind the Salaat:

First look at the non-Muslims society, they are losing family lives. Also they are losing community help, helping neighbors and relatives. Islaam is the only religion which unites people five times a day in Masjids. Neighbors come closely to each other through this Prayer (Salaat) system. Although the basic purpose of the Prayers (Salaat) is not to provide an exercise for people yet it is being increasingly recognized that it has plenty of medical advantages for the human body. With the Prayers (Salaat), we don't give anything to Allah, instead it is to help us. Allah has created us and Allah knows which is the best for us. Actually the Prayer (Salaat) may be cure for many known and unknown diseases.

Also the Sajda (Prostration) in the Prayers (Salaat) is a unique position as this is the only position in which the brain (or head) becomes lower than the heart (PUMP) and hence for the first time the blood gushes towards the brain with FULL force whereas in all the other positions (even when lying) the brain is above the heart when it has to work against the gravity to send the blood to the brain. In the position of the Sajda (Prostration) in the Prayers (Salaat), due to the increase in the blood supply the brain receives more nourishment and it has a good effect upon memory, vision, hearing, concentration, psyche and all other cognitive abilities.

Few Blindly Rejecter of Hadeeth people believe that the Salaat (Prayer) is not according to the Quraan. Remember, If you don't understand few Ayaat of the Quraan, it does not mean that it is not in the Quraan. Let us analyze it in detail.

People in the Hell will accept that one of the reason for going into the Hell will be not Prayed.

They will answer: We were not of those who prayed (Salaat), (Al_Quraan_074:043).

Following Ayaat points towards Stand, Praise, Recite for the Quraan, Bow Down, Prostrating, Dress and Humble etc. in Salaat (Prayers):

Also these Ayaat points towards the five time Salaat! Fajir, Duhr, Asr, Maghrib, Ishaa and Tahajjud (extra prayer):

I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me, (Al_Quraan_051:056).

And be steadfast in prayer; practice regular charity; and bow down your heads (Rukoo) with those who bow down (in worship), (Al_Quraan_002:043).

It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West (Towards Kabaa during Salaat and Hajj etc.), but righteousness is this that one should believe in Allah and the last day and the angels and the Book and the prophets, and give away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and the beggars and for (the emancipation of) the captives, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in time of conflicts-- these are they who are true (to themselves) and these are they who guard (against evil), (Al_Quraan_002:177).

Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers (Five Time Prayers), especially the Middle Prayer (Duhr and Asr Salaat); and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind), (Al_Quraan_002:238).

If you FEAR (under unusual circumstances), you may pray (Salaat) while walking or riding (for travelers). Once you are safe, you shall commemorate GOD as He taught you what you never knew, (Al_Quraan_002:039).

O you who believe! do not go near prayer when you are Intoxicated until you know (well) what you say, nor when you are under an obligation to perform a bath-- unless (you are) travelling on the road-- until you have washed yourselves; and if you are sick, or on a journey, or one of you come from the privy or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water, betake yourselves to pure earth, then wipe your faces and your hands; surely Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving, (Al_Quraan_004:043).

When you travel through the earth (during the war), there is no blame on you if you shorten your prayers, for fear the Unbelievers May attack you: For the Unbelievers are unto you open enemies, (Al_Quraan_004:101).

And when you are among them and keep up the prayer for them (during the war), let a party of them stand up with you, and let them take their arms; then when they have prostrated themselves let them go to your rear, and let another party who have not prayed come forward and pray with you, and let them take their precautions and their arms; (for) those who disbelieve desire that you may be careless of your arms and your luggage, so that they may then turn upon you with a sudden united attack, and there is no blame on you, if you are annoyed with rain or if you are sick, that you lay down your arms, and take your precautions; surely Allah has prepared a disgraceful chastisement for the unbelievers, (Al_Quraan_004_102).

The hypocrites think that they are deceiving GOD, but He is the One who leads them on. When they get up for the Contact Prayer (Salaat), they get up lazily. That is because they only show off in front of the people, and rarely do they think of GOD. sends astray, you will never find a way to guide him, (Al_Quraan_004:142-143). Think what about those who don't offer regular prayers (Salaat).

The hypocrites will be committed to the lowest pit of Hell, and you will find no one to help them, (Al_Quraan_004:145).

O children of Adam, you shall be clean and dress nicely when you go to the Masjid. And eat and drink moderately; Surely, He does not love the gluttons, (Al_Quraan_007:031).

The only people to frequent Allah's Masjids are those who believe in GOD and the Last Day, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salaat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakaat), and do not fear except Allah. These will surely be among the guided ones, (Al_Quraan_009:018).

You shall not observe the funeral prayer for any of them (hypocrites) when he dies, nor shall you stand at his grave. They have disbelieved in GOD and His messenger, and died in a state of wickedness, (Al_Quraan_009:084).

And establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day (Fajir, Asr and Maghrib) and at the approaches of the night (Ishaa): For those things, that are good remove those that are evil: Be that the word of remembrance to those who remember (their Lord), (Al_Quraan_011:114).

And certainly We have given you seven of the oft-repeated (all the verses of Al_Fatiha) and the great Quraan, (Al_Quraan_015:087). Al_Fatiha must be recited in every rakaat of each Salaat as well as every time before you start reading the Quraan.

Establish worship at the going down of the sun (Maghrib) until the dark of night (Ishaa), and (the recital of) the Quraan at dawn (Fajir). Lo! (the recital of) the Quraan at dawn is ever witnessed. And some part of the night (Tahajjud) awake for it, a largess for thee. It may be that thy Lord will raise thee to a praised estate, (Al_Quraan_017:078-079).

Say, "Call Him GOD, or call Him the Most Gracious; whichever name you use, to Him belongs the best names." You shall not utter your Prayers (Salaat) too loudly, nor secretly; use a moderate tone, (Al_Quraan_017:110).

Therefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise (Fajir) and before sunset (Asr). And during the night (Maghrib and Ishaa) glorify Him, as well as at both ends of the day (Fajir, Asr and Maghrib), that you may be happy, (Al_Quraan_020:130).

O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do good, that haply you may prosper, (Al_Quraan_022:077).

Successful indeed are the believers, who are humble in their prayers, (Al_Quraan_023:001-002).

And who spend the night before their Lord, prostrate and standing, (Al_Quraan_025:064).

Therefore, you shall glorify GOD when you retire at night (Ishaa), and when you rise in the morning (Fajir). All praise is due to Him in the heavens and the earth, throughout the evening, as well as in the middle of your day (Dhur and Asr), (Al_Quraan_030:017-018).

Bear, then, with patience, all that they say, and celebrate the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun (Fajir) and before (its) setting (Asr). And during part of the night (Maghrib and Ishaa), (also,) celebrate His praises, and (so likewise) after the postures of adoration, (Al_Quraan_050:039-040).

O you who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if you but knew! And when the Prayer is finished, then may you disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint): that you may prosper, (Al_Quraan_062:009-010).

Or a little more; and recite the Quraan in slow, measured rhythmic tones, (Al_Quraan_073:004).

So woe to the worshippers, Who are neglectful of their prayers, Those who (want but) to be seen (of men), But refuse (to supply) (even) neighbourly needs, (Al_Quraan_107:004-107).

So the Salaat we offer is really according to the Quraan. In Salaat, we Stand, Praise, Recite for the Quraan, Bow Down, Prostrating, Dress and Humble etc. in Salaat (Prayers).

Wisdom behind Taraveeh Prayer (Salaat) During Ramadaan:

To understand the Wisdom of Taraveeh Prayer (Salaat) during Ramadaan, we need to understand the Wisdom of Teaching the Quraan.

رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا
O my Lord ! increase me in knowledge, (Al_Quraan_020.114).

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

Reciting Quraan in a Group: One person should read and rest must listen to him:

When the Quraan is read (in a group, Taraveeh is also included), listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that you may receive mercy (otherwise may be not). (Al_Quraan_007.204)

(To get real Mercy of Allah, you must have to listen carefully when the Quraan is read in a Group otherwise you may not get the real MERCY from Allah. Reciting Quraan should never be like everybody is reading independently and no body are listening to one person, like in Quraan Khanee.)

Taraveeh is also a kind of Dawah: Increase Dawah during the Month of Ramadaan:

You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining (order) what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it was best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors, (Al_Quraan_003.110).

You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment, and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones, (Al_Quraan_016:125).

In the past when it was hard to get education and books were not widely available, so many people were uneducated, and many of them don't remember the complete Quraan. Again then Taraveeh Prayer (Salaat) was the best way to educate them.

In Pakistan in the year 2004, around 80% people don't know how to read and write their name. Taraveh Prayer (Salaat) is also the best way to make those people listen the Quraan in a gathering during Ramadaan.

Taraveeh is also a Tahajjud (additional) Prayer during a part of night:

And during a part of the night, pray Tahajjud (an additional prayer) beyond what is incumbent on you; maybe your Lord will raise you to a position of great glory, (Al_Quraan_017:079).

In brief the Taraveeh Prayer (Salaat) is one of the best way to listen the Quraan in a group, to do Dawah and to get the most benefit during the Blessed month of Ramadaan. Also it is a Tahajjud (additional) Prayer.

Milaad: Another Method of Dawah in the South Asian Countries:

In the Modern Age we have several facilities to do Dawah, e.g. Internet, Television, Radio, CDs/DVDs, Audio and Video Cassettes, etc. and of course Masjid. In the old ages, when people didn’t have good methods of communications. Our Great Ulemaa (Scholars) and our Grand Parents in the South Asian Region kept Islaam alive by celebrating Milaad (another form of Dawah). So Great Thanks to our Ulemaa (Scholars) and our Grand Parents. BUT we should not believe that Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) or that his soul comes during the Milaad, this is SHIRK, so Be careful. Do NOT celebrate Milaad for celebrating birthdays or other BIDDAY or Eid-Milaad-un-Nabi etc. Also Our Ulemaa (Scholars) should not go to earn money from this Milaad or Dawah, by charging to give lectures, BUT people must help those scholars, if they need some help, otherwise our Great Ulemaa (Scholars) may not survive to spend their expensive time to learn and spread Deen. They need help as a Scholarship for their personal need.
Scholars had done the Best BUT they are NOT Allah and may do Mistakes.
Great Thanks to Great Scholars, who saved the Ummah and kept the Islaam Alive.

They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis (scholars) 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).
Salwaat O Salaam (Sending Blessing) to Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him):

It is an order of Allah to send Blessings on Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him). Even Allah as well as Angles send Blessings on Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him). The best way to send Blessing on Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) is to recite Darood-e-Ibraheem, which we recite in every Salaat. Additionally, in every Salaat at the end of second and at the last Rakaat in the Joulus (sitting) after Sujud before reciting Darood, we recite Tashahud which is “ATTAHIATU LILAHI …… “.
Allah and His Angles send Blessing on the Prophet: O you who Believe send you Blessings on him, and salute him with all respect, (Al_Quraan_033.056).
Nowadays people are doing FUND RAISING DINNER to support their Islaamic Program on the TV, Radio and on the Internet etc. Don’t ever think that these are BIDDAH. We are supposed to help each other for the Good. To support all Islaamic Programs is a Good Deed (GOOD BIDDAH). This is also a Great Jihaad to do the Best Dawah.

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