Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quraanists / Hadith Rejectors - 1

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan [Famous Hadith Rejector]

Mubashir Inayet wrote:

Mr. Aamir

Below is a small sample of history and ahadees being used by Islam's critics. Sorry, they are offensive so be warned.


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Mubashir Inayet wrote:

Belief based solely on hearsay is much more "colourful" therefore hard to divorce!! If Allah chose to ommit some historical names in His Word, why should it matter? Perhaps the lesson is more important than names? This hearsay belief is causing a havoc on websites like faithfreedom. org. It is being used by fanatical Hindus (along with references to books) to ridicule and abuse Islam.They are hitting Muslims on the head with their own stones that they love so dearly. Pay a visit to http://www.faithfreedom.org/ and find out Mr. Aamir. Take the challenge from Ali Sina who is offering $50,000 to prove him wrong that Islam is a false religion. Guess what?? His main ammunation is ahadees material first and then the Qur'an (not the other way round). Go visit and be prepared, Sir for the shock of your life.


Dear Mubashir Sahab,

I damn care what faithfreedom or any other Tom Dick or Harry say about Quran or Hadith. They can shove their websit wherever they want.

My humble view on following Authentic and Verified Hadith is as under:

Part - 1:


All the Prophets [PBUT] were human [Humans but blessed amongst Human Men - Afzalul Bashar]. People object on several Hadiths [SOME CONSIDER THESE HADITHS BLASPHEMIC] related with human feelings in the Prophets [PBUT].

As a human being it was natural for the Prophets [PBUT] to have human feelings like e.g. Anger-Wrath [a must to fight battle against disbelievers and when someone amongst Muslims show something against the Shariah] Lust [a natural thing for a married man for his wife to produce children, can any human being produce children without lust?], Hunger, Thirst, Sadness [Can any human being cry without being sad], Joy [can anyone laugh or smile without the feelings of joy]. Human being also get injured and get sick and they also die and all the things happened with the Prophets [PBUT], Human being also forget things, list goes on and on.......

Prophets [Peace be upon them] were humans not Angels.

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ إِلاَّ رِجَالاً نُّوحِي إِلَيْهِم مِّنْ
أَهْلِ الْقُرَى أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُواْ فِي الأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيْفَ كَانَ
عَاقِبَةُ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَدَارُ الآخِرَةِ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ
اتَّقَواْ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ

1- We sent not before thee (any messengers) save men whom We inspired from among the folk of the townships - Have they not travelled in the land and seen the nature of the consequence for those who were before them? And verily the abode of the Hereafter, for those who ward off (evil), is best. Have ye then no sense? – [YUSUF (JOSEPH) Chapter 12 Verse 109]

قَالَتْ رُسُلُهُمْ أَفِي اللّهِ شَكٌّ فَاطِرِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ
يَدْعُوكُمْ لِيَغْفِرَ لَكُم مِّن ذُنُوبِكُمْ وَيُؤَخِّرَكُمْ إِلَى أَجَلٍ
مُّسَـمًّى قَالُواْ إِنْ أَنتُمْ إِلاَّ بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُنَا تُرِيدُونَ أَن
تَصُدُّونَا عَمَّا كَانَ يَعْبُدُ آبَآؤُنَا فَأْتُونَا بِسُلْطَانٍ مُّبِينٍ

قَالَتْ لَهُمْ رُسُلُهُمْ إِن نَّحْنُ إِلاَّ بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ وَلَـكِنَّ
اللّهَ يَمُنُّ عَلَى مَن يَشَاء مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَمَا كَانَ لَنَا أَن
نَّأْتِيَكُم بِسُلْطَانٍ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ وَعلَى اللّهِ
فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ

2- Their messengers said: Can there be doubt concerning Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calleth you that He may forgive you your sins and reprieve you unto an appointed term. They said: Ye are but mortals like us, who would fain turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring some clear warrant. Their messengers said unto them: We are but mortals like you, but Allah giveth grace unto whom He will of His slaves. It is not ours to bring you a warrant unless by the permission of Allah. In Allah let believers put their trust! [IBRAHIM (ABRAHAM) Chapter 14 Verse 10 and 11]

قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوحَى إِلَيَّ أَنَّمَا إِلَهُكُمْ
إِلَهٌ وَاحِدٌ فَمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاء رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا
صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا

3- Say: I am only a mortal like you. My Lord inspireth in me that your Allah is only One Allah. And whoever hopeth for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work, and make none sharer of the worship due unto his Lord. [AL-KAHF (THE CAVE) Chapter 18 Verse 110]

Death of the Prophets [PBUT] [natural for a human being to die]

وَمَا جَعَلْنَا لِبَشَرٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ الْخُلْدَ أَفَإِن مِّتَّ فَهُمُ

We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! if thou diest, can they be immortal! [AL-ANBIYA (THE PROPHETS) Chapter 21 - Verse 34]

إِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ وَإِنَّهُم مَّيِّتُونَ

Lo! thou wilt die, and lo! they will die; [AZ-ZUMAR (THE TROOPS, THRONGS)Chapter 39 - Verse 30]

Allah says:

وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

And whatsoever the messenger giveth you, take it. And whatsoever he forbiddeth, abstain (from it). And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is stern in reprisal. [AL-HASHR (EXILE, BANISHMENT) Chapter 59 - Verse 7]

People who felt Islam as a burden on their shoulders or suffered from inferiority complex started joining them, in Pakistan alone you would find many showbiz personalities dancing about and saying 'I get my inspirations from the Qur'an'. Their basic Ideology is that Ahaadeeth should be left aside and the Qur'an alone should be practiced, to prove their ideology they made various criticisms on hadeeth.

For each criticism on Hadith, adequate response from the Qur'an is given:

Criticism No 1:

Any hadeeth that go against nature or natural sciences is fabricated.


قُلْنَا يَا نَارُ كُونِي بَرْدًا وَسَلَامًا عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ

We said: O fire, be coolness and peace for Abraham, [AL-ANBIYA (THE PROPHETS) Chapter 21 - Verse 69]

What are we to say about fires which are meant to bring coolness? If we are to reject Ahaadeeth on this principal then the same can be said for this ayah as well, but the Ahl-e-Quran would never raise this point when discussing Ayahs; why this prejudice against hadeeth only? An explanation has never been given.

Criticism No 2:

Hadeeth suggests that Allah has a throne and the sun prostrates Allah.

أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَسْجُدُ لَهُ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَن فِي الْأَرْضِ وَالشَّمْسُ وَالْقَمَرُ وَالنُّجُومُ وَالْجِبَالُ وَالشَّجَرُ وَالدَّوَابُّ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنَ النَّاسِ

Hast thou not seen that unto Allah payeth adoration whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the hills, and the trees, and the beasts, and many of mankind [AL-HAJJ (THE PILGRIMAGE) Chapter 22 - Verse 18]

Not only the sun but other things as well prostrate Allah.

تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدَهِ وَلَـكِن لاَّ تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا

The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise Him, and there is not a thing but hymneth His praise; but ye understand not their praise. Lo! He is ever Clement, Forgiving. [AL-ISRA (ISRA', THE NIGHT JOURNEY, CHILDREN OF ISRAEL) Chapter 17 - Verse 44]

We can't understand their worship but we have to acknowledge their worship whether it is mentioned in Qur'an or Ahaadeeth, why reject one and acknowledge the other?

Now does Allah have a throne?

وَكَانَ عَرْشُهُ عَلَى الْمَاء

and His Throne was upon the water [HUD (HUD) Chapter 11 - Verse 7]

Criticism No 3:

Any such hadeeth will be considered fabricated which suggests that the tree cried.


وَسَخَّرْنَا مَعَ دَاوُودَ الْجِبَالَ يُسَبِّحْنَ وَالطَّيْرَ وَكُنَّا فَاعِلِينَ

And we subdued the hills and the birds to hymn (His) praise along with David. We were the doers (thereof). [AL-ANBIYA (THE PROPHETS) Chapter 21 - Verse 79]

What are we to say about mountains which praise Allah, not only that some rocks fear Allah.

وَإِنَّ مِنْهَا لَمَا يَهْبِطُ مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللّهِ

And indeed there are rocks which fall down for the fear of Allah.[AL-BAQARA (THE COW) Chapter 2 - Verse 74]

So first reject these ayahs then criticize ahaadeeth; if not and certainly not then why not believe in ahaadeeth which carry a similar meaning and are also revealed by Allah?

Criticism No 4:

Hadeeth grants paradise to people if they say the kalima only.


Well, some get paradise by saying our lord is Allah.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ

Lo! those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve, but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are promised. [FUSSILAT (EXPLAINED IN DETAIL) Chapter 41 - Verse 30]

The hadeeth is just like the above ayah, where after saying 'Our lord Allah' they have to remain firm in their belief.

Criticism No 5:

Hadeeth forgives people 's sins if they perform small acts such as ablution.


Ablution is a very commendable act, it is done for salah but the Qur'an grants forgiveness just by saying a word and prostrating.

وَادْخُلُواْ الْبَابَ سُجَّداً وَقُولُواْ حِطَّةٌ نَّغْفِرْ لَكُمْ خَطَايَاكُمْ وَسَنَزِيدُ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

enter the gate prostrate, and say: "Repentance. " We will forgive you your sins and will increase (reward) for the right-doers. [AL-BAQARA (THE COW) Chapter 2 - Verse 58]

Criticism No 6:

Why do ahaadeeth have conflicting reports regarding one matter? This alone proves their fabrication.


What are you to say when there is an ayah which doesn't tell a precise event but rather shows some ambiguity.

وَأَرْسَلْنَاهُ إِلَى مِئَةِ أَلْفٍ أَوْ يَزِيدُونَ

And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more [AS-SAAFFAT (THOSE WHO SET THE RANKS,DRAWN UP IN RANKS) Chapter 37 - Verse 147]

Criticism No 7:

Hadeeth insults Ibraaheem (Alaihi Salaam) by suggesting he lied three times.


قَالُوا أَأَنتَ فَعَلْتَ هَذَا بِآلِهَتِنَا يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ

قَالَ بَلْ فَعَلَهُ كَبِيرُهُمْ هَذَا فَاسْأَلُوهُمْ إِن كَانُوا يَنطِقُونَ

They said: Is it thou who hast done this to our gods, O Abraham? He said: But this, their chief hath done it. So question them, if they can speak. [AL-ANBIYA (THE PROPHETS) Chapter 21 - Verse 62 and 63]

Now what are we to call this? Whatever the reason it would be termed a lie.

This is one of the three events the hadeeth refers to, so criticize Qur'an first.

The word used in hadeeth is 'Kazib', which usually means 'lie', but it also means 'mistake, an arrow not hitting the target or something said which has dual meaning etc'. The appropriate meaning of kazib in this hadeeth would be 'something said which has dual meaning'.

Criticism No 8:

Is spit of the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi Wasallam) meant to be a cure?


Yes, it is meant to be a cure. If a breathe of a Prophet can bring things to life then the saliva of another prophet can be cure.

وَرَسُولاً إِلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنِّي قَدْ جِئْتُكُم بِآيَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ أَنِّي أَخْلُقُ لَكُم مِّنَ الطِّينِ كَهَيْئَةِ الطَّيْرِ فَأَنفُخُ فِيهِ فَيَكُونُ طَيْرًا بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ وَأُبْرِىءُ الأكْمَهَ والأَبْرَصَ وَأُحْيِـي الْمَوْتَى بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ وَأُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا تَأْكُلُونَ وَمَا تَدَّخِرُونَ فِي بُيُوتِكُمْ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ

And will make him a messenger unto the Children of Israel, (saying): Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah's leave. And I announce unto you what ye eat and what ye store up in your houses. Lo! herein verily is a portent for you, if ye are to be believers. [AL-E-IMRAN (THE FAMILY OF 'IMRAN, THE HOUSE OF 'IMRAN) Chapter 3 - Verse 49]

Allah shows miracles through his prophets.

Criticism No 9:

Any hadeeth which suggest that the throne of Allah shacked on someone's death, such hadeeth is definitely fabricated.


فَمَا بَكَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّمَاء وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَا كَانُوا مُنظَرِينَ

And the heaven and the earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved. [AD-DUKHAN (SMOKE) Chapter 44 - Verse 29]

What are you to say about the sky and earth not weeping on someone 's death, so this means it does weep on someone 's death.

If you are to say that it is only a figure of speech then the same can be said about the hadeeth, why reject one and accept the other?

Criticism No 10:

Ahaadeeth were collected and compiled by humans, they could have made mistakes.

While for Qur'an Allah has promised its protection.


Who do you think collected and protected the Qur'an? Angels?

About the promise to protect the Qur'an, there is no such ayah which suggests that Allah will protect the Qur'an only.

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ

Lo! We, even We, reveal the Reminder, and lo! We verily are its Guardian. [AL-HIJR (AL-HIJR, STONELAND, ROCK CITY) Chapter 15 - Verse 9]

The word used in the Arabic text is 'Zikr' which can be applied to both Qur'an and Ahaadeeth.

Criticism No 11:

It is in an hadeeth that the prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi Wasallam) used to have intercourse with his wife while he was fasting.


There is no such hadeeth which suggests that, the word 'mubasharat' in the Arabic text has confused the people.

Imam Shoukani says mubasharat means 'the touching of two bodies' (Nail-ul-Autar, Chapter taqbeel-saim)

So the hadeeth only means that you can touch your wife or kiss her, during the process your body can touch her.

Criticism No 12:

It is in ahaadeeth that there are ayahs which were later abrogated.


Were the ayahs abrogated in the lifetime of the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi Wasallam)?

If so, then what is wrong with that if the prophet (SallAllaho Alaihi Wasallam) told us this is Qur'an and later if he himself tells us these ayahs are abrogated, why are we not to believe him?

وَمَا آتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانتَهُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

And whatsoever the messenger giveth you, take it. And whatsoever he forbiddeth, abstain (from it). And keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is stern in reprisal. [AL-HASHR (EXILE, BANISHMENT) Chapter 59 - Verse 7]

If you object on the Hadiths which show Prophet Mohammad [PBUH]'s anger then how would you define this Quranic Verse? Please check the name of the Chapter [Surah]

عَبَسَ وَتَولَّى () أَنْ جَاءَهُ الْأَعْمَى

He frowned and turned away Because the blind man came unto him. [ABASA (HE FROWNED) Chapter 80 - Verse 1 and 2]

Just two mionr questions

1- Who is the person which is being discussed in the Verse below? Would you like to define it through Quran without the help of Hadith

عَبَسَ وَتَولَّى () أَنْ جَاءَهُ الْأَعْمَى

“(The prophet) frowned and turned away because there came to him a blind man” (80:1-2)

2- Who was the second person in the Cave? Would you like to define it through Quran without Hadith?

ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لَا تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَنَا

“Being the second of the two, they two were in cave and he said to his companion, ‘Have no fear, for Allah is with us”. (9:40)


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