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Hadith & Sunnah

Who Authorised Bukhari?

Imam Bukhari (died in 256H/870A.D), was well known for his compilation of Hadith/Sayings attributed to the prophet (peace be upon him). Al-Bukahri is considered by the majority of Muslims to be the 2nd source for Islam after the holy Book and is used by the majority to ‘explain’ the revelations of the Quran by showing what the prophet and his companions used to …

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Will a soul be credited from the deeds of another?

The Quran says: God asserts the fact that no soul will be accountable to the sins of another, and equally that no soul will be credited from the deeds of another. In other words, each soul will be held accountable only to what it has done. “Every soul is responsible only for his/her own work” 53:39 “……….. no soul benefits except from …

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Abu- Hurayra, The Sahping of Traditional Islam

Many Muslims and non-Muslims who study Islam are overwhelmed by the number of Ahadiths narrated by or attributed to Abu Hurayra. The corruption that entered traditional Islam came through many false hadiths. Thousands of these hadiths were narrated by Abu Hurayra. Next to QURAN, the word of God, Abu Hurayra is the second source for many religious matters for traditional Muslims. …

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THE QUR’AN WAS MUHAMMAD’S ONLY REVELATION

The following verses of the Qur’an are quoted without reference to the rest of the Qur’an to imply that everything that the Prophet said was some form of revelation from Allah: “Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than a revelation revealed” (53:3-4) In the Qur’an it is explained very clearly that the inspired …

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WAS EVERYTHING THE PROPHET SAID “WAHI” – DIVINELY INSPIRED?

This misconception has arisen due to clergymen misquoting a portion of Surah An-Najm (Surah 53) out of context, which reads, “It is only an inspiration inspired in him ” in the 4th verse of the chapter. The pronoun ” It/huwa” in the verse is referring to the Qur’an, most obviously. This is clear as daylight in the Qur’an. Divine inspiration or …

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Book & Wisdom (Kitab & Hikma), Does it Mean Quran & Hadith Books?

“Wisdom (Hikma)” is a recurrent word in the Qur’an. “For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite our Verses to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom (Hikma) and teach you things you did not know before.” (Qur’an 2:151) Does “Book and Wisdom” in this verse refer to two different things? Bear in …

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Dogs – Are They Dirty, Prohibited Animals?

It is traditional among Muslims all over the world to regard the dog as a dirty animal that when touched would void the wudu (ablution) and infect the one who touched it with “nagasah” (dirty impurity)! “You would think they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched …

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Do the words in 2:239 indicate that God taught the prophet how to pray?

“So if you fear, then (observe the salat) while walking or riding, then once you feel more safe you shall commemorate (zhikr) God as He taught you what you did not know.” 2:239 Some of the advocates of the hadith (sayings) and sunna (methodology) of the prophet Muhammad refer to the words “God has taught you” in 2:239 and claim that they speak directly to the …

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