Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Status of the Quran verses the Hadith’s Sunnah

There is claimed that the sunnah has the same status as the Quran and they furnished the following verse of the Quran to justify their belief:
The vanguard (of Islam)- the first of those who forsook (their homes) and of those who gave them aid, and (also) those who follow them in (all) good deeds,- well- pleased is God with them, as are they with Him: for them hath He prepared gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever: that is the supreme felicity. (Surah 9:100)
They claimed in this verse, Allah is saying that the Muhajirin (those who migrated from Mecca to Medina) and the Ansar (the people of Medina) and those righteous people that came after them have been promised heaven. 
Now, how can Allah promise heaven to these people when they are the very same ones who transmitted the hadith to us? As a matter of fact they are the same people that passed the Qur'an down to us. The Quran is passed on to us by "Mutawattir" narrations. Mutawattir narrations are narrations that have been transmitted by so many people that it would be impossible for all of the transmitters to fabricate such a narration. However, we have an enormous amount of Mutawattir hadith. We have a list of Mutawatir that teach things that are not taught in the Quran. How can you reject their authenticity with no objective evidence?
They further claimed If we are expected to believe that ALL the Muslims could have corrupted Islam by introducing the Hadith then to maintain consistency we must also conclude that it was very likely for them to have corrupted the Qur'an as well.
Thus they claimed that whether one follow the Quran in full or half of its verses, it must go together with the hadiths.
The Hadith/Sunnah cannot be compared to the Quran
However this belief that the same people were responsible to also bring the Hadith down to us is rather skeptical if the next verse after Surah 9:100 is taken as stated below:
Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: We know them: twice shall We punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty. (Surah 9:101)
There is no guarantee that all those in 9:100 made the grade to heaven some may have been fallen in the category of the above and they may be the ones who transmit the hadith but certainly not the Quran. The Quran unlike the hadith was not being sifted from millions of hadith to those of the so called “authentic” ones. God guaranteed every verse of the Quran is entirely from Him and Him only:
As to thee, the Qur'an is bestowed upon thee from the presence of one who is wise and all-knowing. (Surah 27:6)
This Qur'an is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book - wherein there is no doubt - from the Lord of the worlds. (Surah 10:37)
And God confirmed even the writing of it into a book form is done during the Prophet’s time and was written by pious people and also kept in memory since then. Unfortunate the Hadiths did not have these sanctified criteria to be God’s Words:
Move not thy tongue concerning the (Qur'an) to make haste therewith. It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it: But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital (as promulgated): Nay more, it is for Us to explain it (and make it clear) (Surah 75:16-19)
That We might make it a Message unto you, and that ears (that should hear the tale and) retain its memory should bear its (lessons) in remembrance. (Surah 69:12)
By no means (should it be so)! For it is indeed a Message of instruction: Therefore let whoso will, keep it in remembrance. (It is) in Books held (greatly) in honor, Exalted (in dignity), kept pure and holy, (Written) by the hands of scribes- Honorable and Pious and Just. (Surah 80:11-16)
But more important is that why should the Hadith be leveled with the Quran when God says that the Quran is the best guidance for Muslims and it is complete and in detail:
Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). (Surah 2:185)
And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it and be righteous, that ye may receive mercy: (Surah 6:155)
There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, or a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end. (Surah 6:38).
Say: "Shall I seek for judge other than Allah? - When He it is Who hath sent unto you the Book, explained in detail." They know full well, to whom We have given the Book, that it hath been sent down from thy Lord in truth. Never be then of those who doubt.
(Surah 6:114)
 Many are unaware Allah commanded the Muslims to follow the Prophet actions who follow God’s words.
God does not coin the word the “Prophet Sunnah” in the Quran, this is a clear fabrication there is no Prophet sunnah but that being mentioned in the Quran is God’s Sunnah and this is the one to be followed by all prophets:
(This was Our) way (Sunnah) with the messengers We sent before thee: thou wilt find no change in Our ways (Our Sunnah). (Surah 17:77)
And the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) was commanded to say:
"I am no bringer of new-fangled doctrine among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I follow but that which is revealed to me by inspiration; I am but a Warner open and clear." (Surah 46:9)
"O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided." (Surah 7:158)
 "Allah speaketh the Truth: follow the religion of Abraham, the sane in faith; he was not of the Pagans." (Surah 3:95)
Thus the command to obey Allah is obeying the Messenger who followed Allah Words from His Book the Quran!