[By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]
Some people say that they believe in only the Qur’ān, not in Hadith. They reject all Ahaadith claiming it to be spurious, and fabrications. Please expound on this issue in the light of the Qur’ān.
The deniers of Hadith are in reality rejectors of the Qur’ān. They are confirmed kuffaar. They are among the Munaafiqeen breed of kuffaar.
It is not possible to honestly believe in the Qur’ān without believing in Hadith. Minus Hadith there is no Qur’ān – no Islam. The entire structure of Islam – its foundation and its edifice – are 100% reliant on Hadith. On what basis do these moron munaafiqeen/ kuffaar believe in the authenticity of the Qur’ān?
The Shiahs, presenting their “rationale” for rejecting the authenticity of the Qur’ān, claim that the compilers of the Qur’ān, namely the Sahaabah, had reneged from Islam becoming murtaddeen, hence a compilation by them is a false fabrication. This is their convoluted satanic logic for presenting ‘logical’ argument to deny the authenticity of the Qur’ān.
On the other hand, these modernist kuffaar professing to be Muslims “accept”, that is ostensibly in the manner of the Munaafiqeen, the authenticity of the Qur’ān, but in common with the Shiahs deny the integrity of the Sahaabah. Thus, their ‘acceptance’ of the Qur’ān is more illogic than the Shiah deniers of the Qur’ān.
The deniers of Hadith (the modernist zanaadaqah) have absolutely no valid, rational and logical daleel (proof) for claiming that the Qur’ān is authentic, that the Qur’ān is Divine Revelation (Wahi) – that it was Jibraeel (Alayhis Salaam) who had conveyed the Divine Revelation to Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). All these irrefutable facts and information, and the entire Structure of Islam is substantiated by the Hadith. The imperative corollary for accepting the authenticity of the Qur’ān is acceptance of the authenticity of Hadith.
The Qur’ān was not revealed in a completed book form. It did not descend from the clouds in a compiled book as did the Tauraah to Nabi Musa (Alayhis Salaam). The zanaadaqah will agree that the Qur’ān was revealed over a period of many years -23 years. Since they do accept this irrefutable fact, they are obliged to answer rationally the following questions:
1. How do you know that the Qur’ān is the Book of Allah?
2. How do you know that the Qur’ān is an authentic Book?
3. How do you know that the Qur’ān was authentically compiled?
4. How do you know that the order in which the Verses and Surahs is divine or was instructed by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
5. How do you know of the validity of the different modes of Qiraa’t?
6. How do you know that command to perform Salaat mentioned numerous times in the Qur’ān refer to specifically the five daily Salaat? The Qur’ān does not provide any precise information in this regard.
7. How do you know the number of the fardh and Sunnat raka’ts of each of the five daily Salaat?
8. How do you know of the specific modality of Salaat – that it requires, Qiyām, Ruku, Qa’dah, Sajdah, etc. etc.? Nothing of these rules is mentioned in the Qur’ān.
9. Similarly, how do you know of the vast multitude of rules and regulations governing all spheres of Islam is Life? There is no reference to these laws, tenets, practices, etc. in the Qur’ān.
10. Yes, how do you know that the Qur’ān was revealed to Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
The answers to these questions are obtainable from only the Hadith. There is absolutely no other/source besides the Hadith for accepting the Qur’ān as the kitaab of Allah Ta’ala. Those who reject Hadith, in reality reject Allah Ta’ala.
Confirming this truth, the Qur’ān Majid states:
“Verily, those who commit kufr with Allah and His Messengers, and they intend to differentiate between Allah (i.e. His Kitaab) and His Messengers (i.e. the Ahaadith), and they say: “We believe in a portion (i.e the Qur’ān) and we reject a portion (i.e the Hadith), thereby intending to follow a path (of their base desires) in between, indeed they are the veritable kaafiroon. We have prepared for the kaafireen a disgraceful punishment.” (An-Nisā, Aayaat 150, 151)
In these gracious verses, Allah Ta’ala states with profound clarity that those who reject Hadith, i.e. the statements and practices of the Nabi, are Kaafiroon. To emphasize the incorrigible kufr of these Zanaadaqah and Munaafiqeen, Allah Ta’ala uses the term haqqan which means in reality, without doubting, most certainly.
There is not a vestige of doubt in the kufr of the Zanaadaqah who deny and reject Hadith. Denial of Hadith is in fact denial of the Qur’ān. It is tantamount to accepting a part of the Qur’ān and rejecting a part. And this renders these types of morons ‘kaafiroon haqqan’.
Commanding acceptance of Hadith, Allah Ta’ala says:
“Whoever obeys the Rasool, verily he has obeyed Allah. And whoever turns away (rejecting the Hadith of the Rasool), then (know) that We did not send you (O Muhammad!) as a guard over them.” (An-Nisā, 79)
Without accepting what the Rasool said and had done, it is not possible to accept and obey Allah Ta’ala. What Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, is Hadith. Whatever he did, is Hadith. This āyat and many other Qur’aanic verses explicitly state that obedience to Allah Ta’ala is inextricably interwoven with obediences to His Rasool.
“Hold on to that which he (the Nabi) gives you. And abstain from whatever he forbids you.” (Al-Hashr,7)
Rasulullah’s acts which the Qur’ān commands us to adhere to, and his prohibitions from which we have to abstain are all in the Hadith, not in the Qur’ān. It should be well understood that the reality of Hadith rejection is Qur’ān rejection. When Hadith is rejected, Allah Ta’ala is rejected.
Stating this reality, the Qur’ān says:
“Verily, we are aware that you (O Muhammad!) are grieved by what they are saying. (But in reality) most certainly, they are not belieing (rejecting) you. But (on the contrary), the zaalimeen (brutal oppressors) are denying the Aayaat (i.e the Qur’ān) of Allah.” (An’aam, 33)
Belief in the Qur’ān without belief in the Hadith is a Qur’ānic and a rational impossibility. An ‘islam’ developed on the Qur’ān minus Hadith, is Satanism. It is a religion of Shaitaan.
These moron modernist zanaadaqah who are the slaves of base desire and the agents of Iblees deny Hadith in order to perpetrate unbridled corrupt interpretation of the Aayaat of the Qur’ān to gratiate their whimsical shaitaani fancies and the lustful dictates of the nafs. Since the Hadith places a firm clamp on their inordinate nafsaani cravings, they deny and reject one great portion of Wahi (Divine Revelation), namely, Hadith. In so doing, these modernist Juhhaal are, in Qur’ānic terminology: “Kaafiroon Haqqan.”