Those who insist that following the Quran alone is insufficient, and that without the hadith we would never be able to follow true Islam, quote a number of Quranic verses to support their claims.
To debate with any hadith follower and be able to reply in the light of the Quran, the reader is given the pages below which provide a Quranic analysis of each of these claims:
We are commanded in the Quran to obey God and obey the messenger (5:92). Obeying God is to obey the Quran, while obeying the messenger is to obey the hadith.
The reply to this claim is found at: Obey God and obey the messenger
God gave us the Kitab and the Hikmah (2:231). The Kitab is the Quran and the Hikmah is the hadith!
The reply to this claim is found at: Al-Hikmah
We are commanded to follow the messenger (3:31). To do so, we must follow his hadith and sunna.
The reply to this claim is found at: Follow the Messenger
Not only was the Quran inspired to Muhammad by God but the hadith was also inspired by God (53:3-4). As a result, to follow what has been inspired to Muhammad (as per 46:9) we must also follow the hadith, which was also inspired by God.
The reply to this claim is found at: Was the hadith inspired by God?
The Prophet had the authority to make various matters lawful and also to issue various prohibitions (7:157).
The reply to this claim is found at: Was the Prophet a law maker?
We must accept and obey whatever the Messengher gives us (59:7), to do so we must follow the hadith.
The reply to this claim is found at: Take what the Messenger gives you
It is not possible to follow the Quran on its own, but we need the hadith which explains the Quran (16:44 and 5:19).
The reply and analysis of 16:44 is found on the following page: Analysis of 16:44
The reply and analysis of 5:19 is found on the following page: Analysis of 5:19
The Messenger was given the authority to issue his own law separate from God’s law in the Quran (33:36).
The reply to this claim is found at: Was the Messenger a law maker?