TO SHUN THE FALSEHOOD AND
TO SPREAD THE TRUTH, ONCE WE KNOW IT,
ARE THE OBLIGATORY SACRED DUTIES OF BELIEVERS.
(See Qurían 22: 30 and 2: 42)
So obey Allah, and obey His Prophet: but if you turn back, the duty
of Our Prophet is but to proclaim (message) clearly and openly.
By Akbarally Meherally, 2006
EXAMINING THE CRITICAL FACTS
NO. 1: THE PROPHET HAD HIMSELF INSTITUTED THE BAN FOR
THE WRITING OF HIS SAYINGS.
The promoters as well as the critics of the Hadeeth literature, both agree that
the Prophet had ordered his companions to erase and efface everything other
than what he had personally dictated as the revealed Verses of the Qurían.
This Command of the Prophet was proclaimed in clear and strict terms. During
his mission, the Prophet had rejected the repeated demands by his
companions to revoke this BAN. The reason put forward by the Prophet was
that he did not want his community to get waylaid like the earlier
communities had, in the past. History records that after the death of their
Prophet Moses, Jews did embark upon wrong paths by following their
Secondary Documents like Mishnah ñ the Oral Laws and Talmud ñ the
teachings of Jewish Rabbis. Similarly, the Christians too got waylaid by giving
equal or more importance to the texts of Epistles ñ Letters written by Paul and
the Book of Revelation ñ an apocalyptic text written by John, after their
Prophet and Messiah Jesus had departed from this world. THINK, is the
history repeating itself! IS THE ENEMY OF ADAM HAVING AN UPPER HAND
ONE MORE TIME?
NO. 2: Copies OF THE QURíAN WERE CODIFIED AND CIRCULATED IN
33 HIJRI. THE PROPHETíS BAN FOR WRITING WAS OBSERVED FOR
NEXT 200 YEARS.
The bulk of Hadeeth Literature that is in circulation today was compiled by
Imams Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Daíud, Ibn Maja and Nasai. They were
all residents of Persia and lived during the 3rd century Hijri. Their total
collection comprises of nearly 23,300 orally reported, re-narrated Sayings of
the Prophet and his wife as well as a sermon by a Caliph. Not so long ago, this
entire collection was regarded by the majority of Muslims as authoritative and
Sahih (meaning; Trustworthy), although these compilers DID NOT LIVE in the
country where the Prophet of Islam was born and had lived. Another
significantly important observation is the lack of tangible retractable evidence
for the verification of such an outstanding claim. NONE OF THESE SIX
COMPILERS HAVE ADOPTED THE PRACTICE OF FAITHFULLY QUOTING FROM
AN EARLIER PUBLISHED DOCUMENT. In other words the SOURCE DOCUMENT
to verify three century old QUOTES AND TRADITIONS DO NOT EXIST. ONE
MUST SIMPLY TRUST THE INHERITED BELIEFS AND ACTS OF ONEíS
NO. 3: PLACING OF ìFAITHî DEMANDS THE ANSWER TO THE
FOLLOWING FOUR SERIOUS QUESTIONS.
(1) While the Arab scholars living in Arabia have not recorded in their works
even a couple of hundred ìTrustworthy Sayingsî of the Prophet, how could the
non-Arab writers living outside of Arabia compile in Arabic, over 23,000
ìTrustworthy Sayings of the Prophetî, re-narrated by the several companions
of Prophet, centuries after they all had passed away from this world?
(2) While the Arab scholars had diligently observed the Prophetís BAN for not
writing the Sayings of the Prophet, even after the copies of the Qurían were
circulated, what justified and legitimized the infringement of Prophetís BAN
for writing them, by the non-Arab scholars living in Persia. Was it not the
change of Caliphate? (Details to follow).
(3) On the Day of Judgment, what could be our answer for promoting these
23,300 Sayings, if the instituted Ban was valid for ìall timesî to safeguard the
followers from creating Secondary Document and waylaid by the EVIL ONE?
(4) Islamic history supports the fact that the major Discords and Divisions
within the Muslim Brotherhood were mostly due to the propagation of the
Spurious Sectarian motivated Sayings during the early period of Islamic
history. Today in 2006, more Muslims have been killed by Muslims on the
SECTARIAN GROUNDS than the number of non-Muslims that have entered
within the fold of Islam!
NO. 4: ABBASID CALIPHATE CAME TO POWER AND EMERGENCE
OF HADEETHS IN THOUSANDS
Abbasid Caliphs based their claim to Caliphate on their descent from one of
the uncles of the Prophet. Their predecessors – the Umayyads, belonged to an
Arab clan separate from the Prophetís Quraish tribe. The Umayyad
administered Islam in such a way as to favor Arab Muslims over all others.
This undesirable preference had engendered increased hostility and the
resentment over time. The Abbasids not only attacked the secularism but they
strongly appealed to the non-Arab Muslims, known as Mawalis. Under the
Umayyad rule Mawalis were perceived as belonging to a lower class and had
remained outside of Arab society and culture. Abbasids encouraged Mawalis
to actively participate in the political and religious activities of Muslim
Brotherhood. For further info visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbasid . It
is now understandable, why these non-Arab (Persian) compilers of the
Prophetic Sayings received special admiration and extra-ordinary reverence
during this critical period of our history. Here are some major consequences
of this turn of Islamic History: a) The strict observance of the Prophetís Ban
that was diligently observed by the Arabs was done away for ever. b) The
notion that the Prophetís BAN WAS ONLY TRANSITORY until the Collection of
the Qurían was legitimized and promoted as if that was the command of the
Prophet. c) The works of Six Persian Compilers was placed on the second
highest pedestal after the Qurían. d) The denial or criticism of Hadeeth was
made a taboo. e) Rejecters of the so called ìSahih Hadeethsî were labeled as
Rejecters of Islam. f) Within the Friday sermons, quoting of the ìHadeethsî
from all classifications from Maudu toSahih, side-by-side with Revealed
Verses of the Glorious Qurían became an accepted norm.
NO. 5: PROPHETíS LAST SERMON WAS WITNESSED BY THOUSANDS;
DO WE HAVE A ìSAHIH SERMONî?
The answer is NO. We have ambiguities as to what DID THE PROPHET OF
ISLAM SAY ABOUT LEAVING BEHIND TO HOLD FAST:
1) The Prophet had declared; he was leaving behind
2) The Prophet had declared; he was leaving behind
THE QUR’AN AND HIS SUNNAH.
3) The Prophet had declared; he was leaving behind
THE QUR’AN AND HIS AHLEH BAIT.
IF THERE WAS THE ìTRUSTWORTHY SINGLE VERSIONî OF THE LAST
SERMON, THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DIVIDED
INTO SECTS AND MUSLIMS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN KILLING THEIR OWN
BROTHERS AND SISTERS AS THE DEADLY FOES. THIS CONCLUSIVELY PROVES
THAT IT IS A FALLACY TO CLAIM ANY DOCUMENT OTHER THAN THE
REVEALED QURíAN, WHICH ALLAH (S.W.T.) HIMSELF HAS UNDERTAKEN TO
PROTECT, TO BE TRUSTWORTHY.
NO. 6: SECRETARY ZAYD REMINDED CALIPHA MUíAWIYAH NOT TO
WRITE THE SAYINGS OF THE PROPHET BECAUSE IT WAS STRICTLY
Islamic history records that Zayd ibn Thabit used to act as the Prophetís
personal secretary. Zayd who used to take the dictations from the Prophet had
a personal copy of the revealed verses of the Qur’an. This copy was later used
by the 3rd Caliph Uthman as the basis to codify the Qurían. During the rule of
Calipha Muíawiyah, Zayd acted as an adviser to the Caliph. When Zayd saw
Muíawiyah ordering a man to write in his letter, the prophetic tradition which
he himself had verbally narrated to the Caliph, Zayd immediately reminded the
Caliph that the Prophet had strictly Banned the writing of the Prophetic
Statements. Thereupon, Muíawiyah ordered that all written Hadeeths be
erased and no one should write them. Muíawiyah became the Caliph nearly a
decade after copies of the Qurían had been circulated by Calipha Uthman. This
indicates that the Ban instituted by the Prophet was to be observed even after
the collection of the Qurían. THE TERMINATION OF PROPHETIC BAN WAS
NO. 7. SHOULD A SERMON BY A CALIPH EXPRESSING HIS OWN
OBSERVATION BE INCLUDED IN THE BOOK OF ìPROPHETIC
HADEETHSî AND BE ACTED UPON EVEN IF IT NEGATES THE QURíAN?
Hadeeth Number 6829, recorded in Volume Number 8, under Book Number 86
entitled The Book of Al-Hudud is neither a ìSAYING OF THE PROPHETî nor is
related to it. These are the re-reported spoken words of Calipha Umar ibn al-
Khattab (r.a.) narrated by Ibn ëAbbas. Here is the text of that alleged Sermon:
ìI am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, ‘We do
not find the Verses of the Rajam (stoning to death) in the Holy Book,’
and consequently they may go astray by leaving an obligation that
Allah has revealed.
Lo! I confirm that the penalty of Rajam be inflicted on him who
commits illegal sexual intercourse, if he is already married and the
crime is proved by witnesses or pregnancy or confession.”
THE ABOVE REPORTED SERMON WAS DELIVERED BY THE 2ND CALIPH. THE
COMPILATION OF THE QURíAN WAS DONE BY THE 3RD CALIPH. IF THE ABOVE
REPORT WAS A HISTORICAL FACT IT IS INCONCEIVABLE THAT THE
COMMISSION APPOINTED TO COLLECT THE QURíAN BY THE 3RD CALIPH
WOULD NOT HAVE ADDED A SO CALLED ìMISSING VERSE OF THE QURíANî IN
THE FINAL COMPILATION. IS NOT THE TEXT OF THIS SERMON CLAIMING
THAT ALLAH (S.W.T.) HAS FAILED TO SAFEGUARD HIS BOOK, WHEN ALLAH
HAS PROMISED TO PROTECT HIS BOOK? (SEE QURíAN VERSE 15: 9).
IT IS THE SAD REALITY THAT THOSE WHO HAVE PLACED THEIR FULL FAITH
UPON THE WORDINGS OF THE ABOVE SERMON HAVE PHYSICALLY ìSTONED
TO DEATHî (MOSTLY POOR MUSLIM WOMEN), IGNORING THE DIVINE
COMMAND TO ìFLOG THEMî AND LET THEM MARRY AGAIN AND HAVE THEIR
OWN FAMILIES. FOR DETAILS READ QURíAN SURAH NUR (24) VERSES 2/3.
THOSE WHO ISSUE SUCH JUDGMENTS ARE HONORED AND RESPECTED AS
LEADERS OF THE MUSLIM UMMAH BROTHERHOOD, AND THOSE WHO DARE
TO QUESTION SUCH ANTI-QURíANIC JUDGMENTS ARE DECLARED MURTADS
MEANING HAVING BEEN REMOVED OR LEFT THE DEEN OF ISLAM.
NO. 8: ISLAM WILL SOON BE VICTORIOUS IF THE BELIEVERS WERE TO
REFLECT IN THEIR OWN MINDS AND SINCERELY PROMISE TO ABIDE
BY THE SUNNAH (LAW) OF THE ONE WHO NEVER FAILS
FROM HIS PROMISE. OUR RABB PERFECTED THE DEEN ISLAM FOR US
WHEN HE REVEALED THE VERSE 5: 3. ONE RABB ñ ONE SUNNAH. WE
WHO CALL OURSELVES AS SUNNI MUSLIMS SHOULD CLAIM TO BE THE
FOLLOWERS OF SUNATULLAH – ALLAHíS LAW.
REFLECT… WHAT IF THE ABBASID CALIPHS HAD NOT RELAXED THE
PROPHETíS BAN FOR ìNOT WRITING OF HIS SAYINGSî AND
DEVOUTLY OBEYED OUR PROPHETíS COMMAND ALIKE THE EARLIER
1. ISLAM WOULD NOT HAVE DEVIATED FROM THE PATH THAT WAS
PERFECTED BY ALLAH (SEE 5: 3).
2. NO MUSLIM WOULD HAVE EVER HEARD OF THE SECONDARY
DOCUMENT FROM THE PULPIT.
3. NO MUSLIM LEADER OR ELDER WOULD HAVE TAUGHT ANYTHING
BUT WHAT IS PRESERVED BY ALLAH IN THE HEAVEN LAWHI MAHFUZ
AND WAS LOWERED FOR ALL MANKIND IN THE RAMADAN.
4. NO MUSLIM WOULD HAVE EVER DARED TO DISOBEY ALLAHíS
EXPLICIT COMMAND OF NOT RECITING OUR PRAYERS SILENTLY.
(QURíAN 17: 110). THE RITUAL PRAYER IS A WINDOW OF SPIRTIUAL
COMMUNICATION WITH ALLAH. THINK… AM I COMMUNICATING
WITH MY RABB IN THE MANNER HE WANTS ME TO? THAT IS;
NEITHER LOUDLY, NOR SILENTLY BUT ONLY IN THE ìMIDDLE TONEî.
READ & RETURN TO THE DAYS WHEN ISLAM WAS PERFECT:
ìWhen they are told to follow the (revelation) that Allah
has sent down they say: ëNay we shall follow the ways
that we found our fathers (following).í What! even if it
is Satan beckoning them to the Penalty of the (Blazing)
Fire!î (Qurían 31: 21).
Often Raised Question:
How would I have known to Pray Salah if there was no Book of Hadeeth?
We do learn to Pray Salah from another BELIEVER and they too in turn have
probably learnt to Recite their Prayers from another MUSLIM or MUSLIMAH!
Are there not ëSahihí Narrations that teach/profess contrary to the Qurían?
To learn the details visit http://www.mostmerciful.com/hadith-book1.pdf
WHAT IF THESE NARRATIONS WERE NOT THE SPOKEN WORDS OF PROPHET?
FORGET NOT THE STERN WARNINGS FROM ALLAH
O mankind! You are the indigent (fuqara) in your relation to Allah.
And Allah! He is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.
If He will, He can eliminate you and bring a New (jadid) Race.
And that is not a hard thing for Allah. Qur’an 35: 15 to 17.
PLEASE STOP THE SECTRARIAN KILLINGS!!!
May Allah Forgive us for Creating, Publishing and Holding Fast to the
Man-made Documents, Parallel to the ONE that had Perfected Islam.