The Forgotten Qur'an and the holy haddith
And the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) will say: "O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur'an (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and teachings).
There is a new movement in Islam that is gaining support very rapidly. The movement is often called “Qur’anism”. This movement is one in which the Qur’an is the only document in Islam that matters. I am not in favor of this term as names are often used as a means to divide rather than to unite. We all follow Allah, and we all know that Muhammad pbuh, is His messenger. Being that I am not in favor of this or any names, hence forth I will be referring to all sects as Islam except when direct division is needed to provide context for readers who are not of the Islamic faith and have no basis for the conversation.
49:13"Oh humankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured among you in the sight of Allah is the who is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)"
So as a Muslim convert, I have had many people with many views coming at me with the hadith. However I came to Islam through the Qur’an. In it I found the following verse, that I would like you to consider;
68:36-38 Should We treat the ones who have surrendered the same as those who are criminals? What is wrong with you, how do you judge? Or do you have another book which you study? In it you find whatever you wish to find?".
7:2 This Book has been sent down to you (Prophet) – let there be no anxiety in your heart about it – so that you may use it to give warning and to remind the believers (by telling them): ‘Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord! Do not follow other masters beside Him. How seldom you take heed!’ ”
There many other such verses for reference here is 14 more for context; 16:89~ 16:114~ 6:50~ 21:10~ 28:85~ 7:52~ 6:105~ 15:1~ 6:115-116~ 6:105~ 25:30~ 5:50~ 3:23
In Islam we find many divisions biased on the haddith. The haddith was written by men and not a revelation from Allah. However many Muslims have forgotten the Qur’an in favor of the Hadith. An example from personal experience, I was at the Mosque reading my Qur’an in preparation for this article, and I was approached and told I could not lay this way while reading the Nobel Qur’an, because Muhammad pbuh never laid that way while reading. The bother said nothing else to me, he did not ask my name, say a salam, or ask what I was studying. I have to wonder, who are men to decide the Will of Allah? Who are we to judge a person’s worth by the hand they eat with? Is it not the Place of Allah to Judge?
When I first came to Islam I converted during Ramadan, Alhamdullah. I fasted on my second day after I said Shahadah, Alhamdullah. I sat to eat, and quickly I was berated with some great force that I was eating with my left hand and this was not Islamic, I should eat with my right hand. Did Allah not make me left handed? Am I to deny my Creation in order to follow the word of a man? Let us not forget Muhammad pbuh did not write the haddith, in fact he forbade it. For over 200 year the haddith in all 6 accepted forms went unwritten, so how then can we know it is how Muhammad pbuh acted? The Qur’an also predicts the writing of haddith in order to divide Islam. “Do not write anything from me except Quran. Anyone who wrote anything other than the Quran shall erase it." [Ahmed, Vol. 1, Page 171, and Sahih Moslim, Zuhd, Book 42, Number 7147]”
6:112 "We have permitted the enemies of every prophet human and jinn devils to inspire in each other fancy words, in order to deceive. Had your Lord willed, they would not have done it. You shall disregard them and their fabrications."
Allah went further than predicating the writing of haddith. He allows the writing of haddith in order to expose true believes from those who follow man in their heart not Allah.
6:113-115 This is to let the minds of those who do not believe in the Hereafter listen to such fabrications, and accept them, and thus expose their real convictions Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognise that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbour any doubt.The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient”
We Muslims have gone so far as to ignore the Qur’an and write our laws from haddith. Have we strayed so far from Allah that we forsake His Word the Noble Qur’an in favor of the word of men who did not even know Muhammad pbuh? We have allowed Islam to break apart and divide us with the use of haddith, in direct violation of the Commandment of Allah in 49:13 and other such verse.
We humans have perverted Islam in the quest to satisfy our personal feelings and to further our own cause and not that of Allah. What is the difference in Sunni, Suffi, and Shia that cause so much hatred? The answer is the haddith that they follow.
I will not deny that we should try to live as the Prophets pbuta. However, when following those prophets has led us to deny our own brothers and sisters, we must stop and ask ourselves how this was allowed to happen. When the word of men allow us to kill our brothers and sisters, we must ask ourselves, why we have done this. When the word of men allow us to judge our brothers and sisters against the teachings of the Qur’an we must ask ourselves how we came to this place. When we allow the words of men to dictate our law against the Qur’an we must ask ourselves is this is Allah’s Will or the will of man.
So I ask you brothers and sisters of Islam; Will you allow the words of men to dictate your life? Will you allow the word of men to cause you to look down at another Muslim and say “his deen is no good because he does not follow my haddith”? Will you allow the haddith to cause you to directly violate the Commandments of Allah?
So feel free to answer any of the questions I have asked. Or ask me some of your own questions.