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Hadith & Sunnah

Take what the Messenger gives you – 59:7

“So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and refrain from what he withholds from you” 59:7 These Quranic words which form part of verse 7 of Sura 59 have been badly manipulated by those who wish to find any justification for granting prophet Muhammad legislative powers. According to these scholars they interpret these words to mean that we must uphold …

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Was the hadith inspired by God? – The corruption of 53:2-4

These words in the beginning of Sura 53 (Al-Najm) have been subject to great misinterpretation. We have seen how the followers of hadith when faced with the fact that the hadith and Sunna of Muhammad have no Quranic reference nor legality to be upheld as a second source of law beside the Quran, have twisted the meaning of the word …

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The word Al-Hikmah (Wisdom) in the Quran 2:231

Due to the fact that the Quran does not contain any mention of the words ‘Sunna of Muhammad’, the followers of the sunna found it necessary to manipulate the meaning of some Quranic words so as to create a Quranic reference to the ‘hadith’ and ‘Sunna’. The word on which they base their claim is that of (Al-Hikmah) as found …

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Follow The Messenger – 3:31

“Say: “If you do love God, then follow me.” God will then love you, and forgive your sins. God is Forgiver, Merciful. “ 3:31 The above Quranic words instruct us to follow the messenger. It is thus claimed that we cannot follow the Prophet Muhammad unless we follow his hadith and sunna. To verify this claim we must read other …

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Medieval Imams and their man made prohibitions

This article is written in response to numerous emails we have received enquiring about many prohibitions which are proclaimed by numerous Imams and which cannot be found in the Quran. The following email is one example: “Salaam, we have converted to Islam 3 years ago, we have been reading various pages on your site and we are very impressed with …

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Prayers for the Dead – A Quranic Perspective

In the Quran, God prohibits all believers from offering prayers for the disbelievers or idol worshippers regardless of whether they are dead or alive: “Neither the prophet, nor those who believe shall ask forgiveness for the idol worshippers, even if they were their nearest of kin, once they realise that they are destined for Hell.” 9:113 If they died as …

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Chinese Whispers

All the documentation of hadith present today, and which is regarded as ‘sahih’, i.e. authentic, was collected over two hundred years after the death of the prophet Muhammad. The Prophet prohibited the writing of his hadith, and as a result, all the four khalifas who succeeded the Prophet also prohibited the writing of any hadith about the Prophet. The prophet Muhammed …

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Dozen reasons why Muslims should follow the Quran and nothing but the Quran

1- The Quran contains clear commands to all Muslims to follow the Quran Alone, and reject all hadith. The Arabic word hadith in general means all human sayings, narrations, talk, stories., etc. In a more specific sense, the word ‘hadith’ refers to the alleged personal sayings of the prophet Muhammad. The hadith is regarded by the majority of scholars to …

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Prophetic Examples from the Quran

“But deliberate neglect or, as with some of the “modernists,” complete denial of the Sunnah is nothing but open contravention of the Holy Book.”[1] – Shah Shahidullah Faridi From the traditionalist perspective, following the sunnah of the Prophet is an integral part of the faith and is commanded by the Quran itself. The charge levelled against quranists is of latent …

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What is Sharia?

Sharia is a term that is associated with Islam. All over the Islamic world, Sharia is defined to be the subject or division of issuing Islamic laws. The establishment of Islamic Sharia in all Islamic countries has been always the work of man. Religious leaders/Imams/Ulamaa/Scholars have always taken the responsibility to compile data to come up with the Sharia Laws. …

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