The History of Hadith (Why and When it was written) PART II

The History of Hadith  

(Why and When it was written)  

PART II   

(12) Insult to God

Sahih Bukhari:

“On the Day of Judgement, God will open His leg and show His thigh to the Prophet.”

“God will show His leg to the believers and they will fall prostrate.”

(13Insulting women again, & nonsense

Sahih Bukhari and Muslim:

Abu Hurayra said, the Messenger of God said; “If it was not for the Jews (Children of Israel), the food would have never deteriorated and the meat would have never turned bad (rot, decay or spoil), and If it was not for Eve, no woman would have ever cheated on her husband.”

Again a blasphemy against God and His prophet. Insulting women and dogs is a characteristic feature of Abu Hurayra’s attitude. There is no way a prophet of God would have said this nonsense. Sill this hadith is one of those regarded as authentic (sahih) by hadith scholars! It is obvious that Abu Huraira who fabricated this hadith was so ignorant to even know that food decays because of germs and that has been the case even before the creation of the Jews. As for Eve, the Quran never blamed Eve for the sin that Adam and Eve committed together. Blaming all the women in the world for supposedly a sin that Eve committed is against a basic Quranic teaching which states that no soul is accountable for the sins of another (6:164).

Say, “Is it other than Allah I should desire as a lord while He is the Lord of all things? And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.” 6:164

(14) Women and leadership

Sahih Bukhari:

Abu Bakara said the Messenger of God said:

“Any community whose leader is a woman will never succeed”

Another lie in the name of the Prophet that has no support from the Quran. This hadith actually proves the corruption of Imam Al-Bukhari himself who accepted this hadith from Abu Bakara, a man known to have lied and who has been punished in public by Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.

Such lies about women may explain why many Islamic communities which uphold the hadith as a second source of jurisdiction always treat women as inferior to men, and why women in such communities seldom get to the highest political positions. This hadith has no support from the Quran. We read in the Quran the story of the Queen of Sheba, who embraced Islam and who led a great nation.

(15) Kill the dogs

Malik’s Muwatta, Book 54, Number 54.5.13:

“Malik related from Nafi from Abdullah Ibn Umar that the Messenger of God ordered all dogs (other than sheepdogs or hunting dogs) to be killed”.

Ibn Hanbal’s collection: The Messenger of God said:

” You shall kill all black Dogs, because they are devils.”

Another nonsense and insult to Islam and to the Prophet.

(16) Satan urinates in your ears

Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari:

Abu Hurayra said: “It was mentioned by the Messenger of God that a man slept the whole night (did not do his prayer). He said, Satan had urinated in his ears.”

(17) Satan laughs when you yawn

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 509:

Abu Hurayra said, the Prophet said: “Yawning is from Satan. If you are about to yawn, you should try to stop it as much as possible. If you yawn, Satan will laugh.”

(18) The devil enters through your mouth

Sahih Muslim, Book 42, Number 7130:

“The son of Abu Said al-Khudri reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: When one of you yawns, he should keep his mouth shut with the help of his hand, for it is the devil that enters therein.”

Another nonsense sahih hadith!

(19) Satan sleeps in the back of your throat

Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim:

Abu Hurayra said the Prophet said:

“When someone wakes up from sleep, he/she should clean his/her nasopharynx (back of the throat), (by taking the water in the mouth, gurgle with it and bringing it through the nose) three times, because Satan spends the night in the nasopharynx (back of the throat).

Yet another nonsense by Abu Hurayra accepted by the Sahih books scholars!

(20) Satan farts loudly

Sahih Muslim and Bukhari:

Abu Hurayra said, the Prophet said:

“When the call for prayer is made, Satan turns around to leave while farting very loudly so that he would not hear the Azan (call for prayer), When Azan is finished Satan returns back……”

We may well wonder, how can anyone believe that the Prophet who was sent by God ever say such words, or what do these words have to do with the religion that teaches the worship of God alone!

(21) Satan and the donkey

Sahih Muslim, and Sahih Bukhari:

Abu Hurayra said the Prophet said:

“If you hear the crows of the roosters, ask God for some of His provisions, because the roosters saw an angel. And If you hear the hee-haw of the donkey, seek refuge in God from Satan, because the donkey saw the Shytan (Satan).

Another fabricated nonsense! Another insult to the prophet Muhammed by those who claim to respect him while attributing, or upholding nonsense to him in the so called Sahih books of hadith.

(22) Women in hell

Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 28:

Narrated by Ibn Abbas, the the Prophet said; “I looked at hell and the majority of its dwellers were women”.

In Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 301 it is explained that the majority of women end up in hell because they did not obey their husbands!

The Quran does not support the strange idea which implies that the criteria for attaining heaven is obedience to the husband! The only criteria for attaining heaven is belief in God, refraining from idol worship and observing righteousness. The above two hadith are obviously the product of the culture of Arabs in those days and how they treated women as inferior creatures who must always be subordinate to their husbands!

Some Imams today still openly preach such false concepts. Many of them consider the woman to be a distraction and temptation for sin!

(23) Dwellers of hell are mostly the poor!

In Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 124, we read that the majority of the dwellers of heaven were the poor!

Here again is another hadith (considered authentic) which clearly contradicts the Quran. The Quran teaches that the dwellers of Heaven are the most righteous. Righteousness is totally independent of the wealth of a person. This is because righteousness can be maintained through multiple means and not only through monetary spending. Moreover, the Quran teaches that God forgives all sins for those who refrain from idol worship (4:48) and who worship Him sincerely. This once again confirms that being poor or being rich will never send a person to hell nor save a person from hell.

“Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin.” 4:48

(24) Moses naked

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 5, Number 277:

Abu Hurayra said, the Messenger of God said; “The Children of Israel used to take a bath looking at each other while they are completely naked, while Moses used to take his bath by himself alone. They said, why is not Moses taking his bath with us , May be he has large testicles. One day, Moses went to take a bath, he put his clothes on a rock. The rock took his clothes and ran away. Moses ran naked after the rock calling on it to give him his clothes. The Children of Israel looked at the naked Moses and said, By God , he looks all right. Moses took his clothes from the rock and kept beating the rock. “

The obvious question is: how can any person who calls himself a Muslim believe that the prophet Muhammad said such words?

(25) Cursed is the woman

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 460:

Abu Hurayra said; the Messenger of God said; “If a man calls his wife to his bed for sex and she refused. Then he slept the night mad at her, she will be cursed by God and the angels until the morning.”

Same nonsense is found in Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 121.

Another nonsense hadith that treats women as objects of satisfaction rather than partners in a marriage bond. This hadith does not come anywhere close to the teachings of God in the Quran where the relationship between a man and his wife is built on mutual love and respect.

“Among His proofs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquillity and contentment with each other, and He placed in your hearts love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who think.” 30:21

(26) Lick your fingers and your plates

Sahih Muslim, Book 23, Numbers 5037-5044:

One would think that topics like Belief and Righteousness would be the ones given the most coverage in the Sahih Books, but amazingly we find other trivial topics that are given equal importance.

In Sahih Moslem, we find no less than 8 hadith that advocate the importance of licking the fingers after finishing a meal!!!!:

Hadith 5043 says:

Abu Hurayra said; the Messenger of God said; “When any of you eats, you should lick your fingers because you do not know in which one is the blessings (Baraka).”

One is left speechless after reading such garbage and wondering how the millions of Muslims believe this garbage to be the essence of our beautiful religion.

(27) Satan eats with his left hand

Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 27, Number 3768:

Umar Ibn Abu-Salamah said, the Messenger of God said; “If any of you eats, you should eat with your right hand, and drink with the right hand, because Satan eats and drinks with his left hand.

(28) Why babies cry?

Sahih Muslim:

Abu Huraiar said, the Messenger of God said; “Every newborn from the descendants of Adam is touched by Satan when born, and that is why he/she starts by crying. The only exception was Jesus and his mother.”

(29Days of the week and creation

Sahih Muslim, Book 39, Number 6707:

Abu Hurayra said “The Messenger of God took me by the hand and said, God created the soil on Saturday, the mountains on Sunday, the trees on Monday, the abominations on Tuesday,, the light on Wednesday, the animals on Thursday, and Adam on Friday afternoon.”

Another nonsense hadith that defies all scientific knowledge.

(30) God established on the throne on the seventh day

Al-Nesaay:

Abu Hurayra said; “God created the Heavens and the Earth in six days then firmly established on the throne on the seventh day.”

This seventh day addition by Abu Hurayra is just a story he heard from his Jewish friend who influenced him to put many false hadiths taken from fabrications in the altered Torah. This false statement is a manipulation of 7:54.

“Indeed, your Lord is Allah , who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He covers the night with the day, [another night] chasing it rapidly; and [He created] the sun, the moon, and the stars, subjected by His command. Unquestionably, His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah , Lord of the worlds.” 7:54

(31) Wives easy route to heaven

Al-Termethy:

Um Salma said the Messenger of God said; “If a woman dies while her husband was pleased with her, she will enter Paradise.”

Needless to say, the Quranic criteria for admission to heaven is belief in God plus righteousness. Obedience to the husband is not a criteria anywhere in the Quran.

(32) Husband as a god

Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 13, Number 2453:

Abu Said Al-Khudari said: the messenger of God said:

“A woman should not fast except with her husband’s permission.”

Again we note the contradiction between the hadith and the Quran. Nowhere in the Quran is the husband given the authority to allow or prevent his wife from observing her religious duties! These duties are authorised by God and are totally independent of the relation between a man and his wife, or for that matter, any human relations.

(33) The sins of Muslims are transferred to the Jews and Christians

Sahih Muslim, Book 37, Number 6666:

Abu Burda said that his father said the Messenger of God said; “On the Last Day, some Muslims will come with sins as high as the mountains, but God will forgive them for these sins and transfer these sins to the Jews and the Christians.”

This fabricated hadith contradicts the teachings of the Quran as stated in 6:164, where every soul is responsible only for what it did and also contradicts 3:199, where God confirms that some of the Jews and Christians are believers in God and they reverence Him and will receive their recompense from their Lord.

say, “Is it other than Allah I should desire as a lord while He is the Lord of all things? And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.” 6:164

“And indeed, among the People of the Scripture are those who believe in Allah and what was revealed to you and what was revealed to them, [being] humbly submissive to Allah . They do not exchange the verses of Allah for a small price. Those will have their reward with their Lord. Indeed, Allah is swift in account.” 3:199

(34) Dead Muslim means a Jew in Hell

Sahih Muslim:

Burda narrated that his father said the Messenger of God said; “Every time a Muslim man dies, God puts in hell fire a Jew or a Christian.”

(35Spit on your left side

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 513:

Abu Qatada said the Prophet said: “The good dream is from God and the bad dream is from Satan. If one of you has a bad dream, you should spit on your left side and seek refuge in God from Satan.”

No Comment !!

(36) Do not spit in front of yourself, God is there

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 132:

Abdulla Ibn Omar said the Messenger of God once saw sputum on the Qibla wall , he cleaned it then came to the people and told them if you are praying do not spit to the front of you, because that is where God is, when you are praying.”

Obviously the fabricator of this hadith forgot that God is not a person who can be located in one spot, God is everywhere.

(37) Spit under your left foot

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 22, Number 305:

Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said, “Whenever anyone of you is in prayer, he is speaking in private to his Lord and so he should neither spit in front of him nor on his right side but to his left side under his left foot.”

(38) When you spit rub it with your left shoe

Sahih Muslim:

Abdulla Ibn AL-Shakheer said his father said I prayed with the Messenger of God and saw him spit then rub his sputum with his left footwear.

Is this why the hadith scholars tell us that without hadith Islam is lost? Is it because the hadith gives us all the correct instructions of how to spit and where to spit?

(39) Dip the fly in your food

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 71, Number 673:

Abu Hurayra said; the Messenger of God said; “If a fly falls in your drink, you should immerse it completely in the drink, because in one of the wings is the disease and in the other wing is the healing.”

Great medical advice!

(40) Do not build masjids on tombs

They do not even follow their own hadith!

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 472:

Abu Hurayra said, the Messenger of God said; “Cursed are the Jews and the Christians, they made out of their prophet’s tombs masjids (places for worship).”

So, what did the Muslims do with Muhammed’s tomb after his death? While claiming to believe in what is written in these hadiths books, they built a masjid on his tomb. Moreover, we find in the Quran a mention of only one sacred (haram) masjid, that being the Kabaa in Mecca, however, Muslims who have idolised the Prophet against his wishes have elevated his masjid into being the second sacred masjid, they have two sacred masjids which they call “Al-Haramayn“.

(41) Women should breast feed adult men!

Sahih Muslim, Book 8, Number 3425:

A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Salim, the freed slave of Abu Hadhaifa, lived with him and his family in their house. She (i.e. the daughter of Suhail came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and said: Salim has attained (puberty) as men attain, and he understands what they understand, and he enters our house freely, I, however, perceive that something (rankles) in the heart of Abu Hudhaifa, whereupon Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said to her: Suckle him and you would become unlawful for him, and (the rankling) which Abu Hudhaifa feels in his heart will disappear. She returned and said: So I suckled him, and what (was there) in the heart of Abu Hudhaifa disappeared.

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The sahih (authentic) hadith is also reported in Sunan Abu Dawud, Imam Malik’s Muwatta and Ibn Majah.

Dr. Izzat Attya, head of the department of hadith in Al-Azhar, which is the world’s most prestigious Islamic University, issued a fatwa (religious decree), declaring that it is legitimate for a working Muslim woman to breast-feed her male colleague to avoid the sin of ‘khulwa’ (being in the company of a male stranger in seclusion).

The widely acclaimed contemporary hadith scholar, late Sheikh Al-Alabani did not see anything wrong in such a hadith. In a twelve minute audio-taped speech he said: “regarding this hadith, I personally don’t see any objection for a man to be nursed directly from the nipple. But if someone ever felt uncomfortable with some one getting breast-fed from his wife (even if he only sees just the nipple), he could opt for an alternative way, and that is through a cup!

Sheikh Al Obeikan, an adviser to the royal court and consultant to the Ministry of Justice in Saudi Arabia, said that women who come into regular contact with men, who are not their relatives, should give them their breast milk in order to make them their relatives.


Obeikan’s remarks were followed by an announcement by another powerful Saudi cleric Abi Ishaq Al Huwaini, who asked women to allow the men to suckle the milk directly from their breast.

Other religious figures tried to soften the outrageous nature of this hadith by saying that the one in the hadith only drank milk from a utensil and not from the breast of A’isha!

This is obviously a feeble excuse since the Arabic word used in the hadith is “Arde’ee” which means suckle/breast feed, it does not mean allow him to drink from a utensil!

Needless to say, this hadith contradicts all measures of decency in the Quran. Women are commanded in the Quran to cover their breasts (24:31) let alone breastfeed adult men!

“not to reveal their adornment (ornament worn to enhance the beauty or status of the wearer) save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands’ fathers, or their sons or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers or their brothers’ sons or sisters’ sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigour, or children who know naught of women’s nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.” 24:31

This hadith is a flagrant lie against the Prophet, and the ones who believe such a hadith are the ones who have no respect whatsoever for the integrity of the Prophet (despite the fact that they claim otherwise).

Conclusion

These were just some examples to demonstrate the lies that have been fabricated against the prophet Muhammad and how these fabricated hadith paint the Prophet as a man who issued teachings which contradict had very little regard for many Quranic issues. It also demonstrates the profound prophecy given by God in the Quran of how Satan will fabricate fancy words and attribute them to the prophets of God, and how the disbelievers will uphold such false hadith:

“We have permitted the enemies of every prophet – human and jinn devils – to inspire to 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.

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.” 6:112113

The true believers will obey God’s command and uphold no hadith other than the Quran:

“These are God’s revelations (Quran) that We recite to you truthfully. In which hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?” 45:6 (also 7:185, 77:50 and 31:6).

“Do they not look into the realm of the heavens and the earth and everything that Allah has created and [think] that perhaps their appointed time has come near? So in what statement hereafter will they believe?” 7:185

“Then in what statement after the Qur’an will they believe?” 77:50

“And of the people is he who buys the amusement of speech to mislead [others] from the way of Allah without knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment.” 31:6

For all the above, we can now understand the reason as to why the Messenger of God will complain to God on the Day of Judgement that Muslims have deserted the Quran 25:30.

“And the Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as [a thing] abandoned.” 25:30

The History of Hadith (Why and When it was written) PART 1

The History of Hadith

(Why and When it was written)

PART 1

Prophet Muhammed forbids the writing of his hadith

It has been documented in Muslim, Ahmed and other sources of hadith that the prophet Muhammad has prohibited the writing of his hadith. All the hadith collections we have today, and which are regarded by the hadith scholars as authentic (sahih), were written two centuries after the death of the Prophet, for two centuries there was no authorised documentation of the hadith in accordance with the prohibition left by the Prophet.

Out of the sahih collections we have today, the first to be written was that of Bukhari who was born in the year 194 after Hijra (870 AD). It is also important to note that the authors of the other six hadith collections, like Muslim and Abu Dawood, were all born after Bukhari.

For more info about the exact dates of birth of all the six authors of the hadith collections please see: Six major hadith collections

The Quran contains a prophecy for the fabrication of hadith by the Prophet’s enemies:

“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.” 6:112

The Quran also confirms that it is in accordance with God’s will that the fabrication of the hadith was allowed to happen in order to serve as criteria for exposing the true believers from the hypocrites.

Those who are attracted to and uphold hadith are proven to be false believers. This can easily be explained by the fact that true believers are satisfied with God alone. They are satisfied with God’s words alone and with God’s law (Quran) alone.

They believe the words of God which describe the Quran as complete and fully detailed, and therefore they do not need any other source. They obey God’s command to uphold no source of religious law besides the Quran:

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.”
6:114-115

On the other hand, false believers are not satisfied with the Quran being the only source of law, thus they seek other sources:

“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.” 6:113

The books of hadith report the Prophet prohibiting the writing of his hadith and that his followers should not write anything from him other than the Quran! It is also documented that the Prophet maintained his stand until death. 

Shown below are a number of such hadith:

(1) Ibn Saeed Al-Khudry reported that the messenger of God had said,

“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]

Some hadith scholars tried to imply that Muhammed changed his view about writing the hadiths. However, the following hadith, which was reported 30 years after the death of the Prophet, confirms that the prophet Muhammed never authorised the writing of the hadiths since the time he told his followers not to write but the Quran..

(2) From Ibn Hanbal;

Zayd Ibn Thabit (The Prophet’s closest revelation writer) visited the Khalifa Mu’aawiyah (more than 30 years after the Prophet’s death), and told him a story about the Prophet. Mu’aawiyah liked the story and ordered someone to write it down. But Zayd said. ” the messenger of God ordered us never to write anything of his hadith”.

(3) The famous book, “Ulum Al-Hadith” by Ibn Al-Salah, reports a hadith by Abu Hurayra in which Abu Hurayra said the Messenger of God came out to us while we were writing his hadiths and said; “What are you writing?” We said, “hadiths that we hear from you, messenger of God.” He said, “A book other than the book of God?” We said, “Should we talk about you?” He said, Talk about me, that would be fine, but those who will lie will go to Hell. Abu Hurayra said, we collected what we wrote of hadiths and burned them in fire.

(4) In the famous book, “Taq-yeed Al-Ilm“, Abu Hurayra said, the Messenger of God was informed that some people are writing his hadiths. He took to the pulpit of the mosque and said, “What are these books that I heard you wrote? I am just a human being. Anyone who has any of these writings should bring it here. Abu Hurayra said we collected all these and burned them in fire.

(5) Ibn Hanbal in his Musnad book, narrates a hadith in which Abdullah Ibn Omar said, “the Messenger of God one day came out to us as if he was going to depart us soon and said, “When I depart you (die), hold to the book of God, prohibit what it prohibits and accept as halal what it makes halal.”

(6) Again, in the book “Taq-yeed Al-Ilm“, Abu Saeed Al-Khudry said, ” I asked the Messenger of God a permission to write his hadiths, but he refused to give me a permission.”

(7) The farewell Pilgrimage of the prophet Muhammed is a corner stone in the Muslim history. The Final Sermon given by the Prophet during this pilgrimage was witnessed by thousands of Muslims. There are however three versions of this sermon in the hadiths books. This by itself reflects the degree of corruption of the hadith books as this is the most witnessed speech of the prophet Muhammed.

1– First version, ” I left for you what if you hold on to, you will never be misguided, the book of God and my family. Moslim 44/4, Nu2408; Ibn Hanbal 4/366; darimi 23/1, nu 3319.

This is the version made up by the Shi’te Muslims.

2– Second version, “I left for you what if you hold on to, you will never be misguided, the book of God and my sunnah” . Muwatta, 46/3

This is the version made up by the Sunni Muslims.

3– Third version, “I left for you what if you hold on to, you will never be misguided, the book of God.” Moslim 15/19, nu 1218; Ibn Majah 25/84, Abu dawud 11/56.

This last version is the version hated by the Sunni and Shiite Muslims alike. This is the only version which conforms with the repeated assertion in the Quran that Muhammed’s message was only the Quran. Many Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims do not even know that this version of the sermon exists. In reality, they do not want to know, the truth hurts.

History of the documentation of hadith

The writing and documentation of the hadith is an interesting and important part of Islamic history.

God repeatedly confirms in the Quran that the book is complete, perfect and fully detailed (6:19,38,114,115; 50:45, 12:111), and if He so willed He would have given us hundreds of books, not just one Quran (see 18:109 and 31:27).


Hadith and the Khalifas Al-Rashideen (guided khalifas)

The four guided Khalifas who ruled the Muslim Umma (nation) after the death of the prophet Muhammed, respected the command of the Prophet and prohibited the writing and collection of hadiths. They accepted that the Quran is fully detailed and that it is the only source of religion (6:114).

Abu Bakr at one point was not sure whether to keep what he knows of hadiths or not. He had collected 500 hadiths during very long companionship of the prophet Muhammed, but he could not sleep the night until he burned them.

Omar Ibn Al-Khattab insisted on destroying the hadiths collected by his son Abdullah. Islamic history mentioned the story of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab restraining four of the Prophet’s companions because of their insistence on telling hadiths, these were Ibn Masoud, Abu Al-Dardaa, Abu Masoud Al-Anssary and Abu Tharr Al-Ghaffary. Omar called Abu Hurayra a liar and threatened to send him back to Yemen where he came from if he does not stop telling these lies about the prophet Muhammed. He stopped until Omar died then started again.

Omar is also reported to have stated that he had desired to write down a collection of the Prophet’s sayings, but refrained for fear of the Muslims choosing to abandon the teachings of the Quran in favour of the hadith.

“I wanted to write the Sun’an, and I remembered a people who were before you, they wrote other books to follow and abandoned the book of God. And I will never, I swear, replace God’s book with anything” Jami’ Al-Bayan 1/67

Ali Ibn Abu Talib, the fourth Khalifa in one of his speeches said, “I urge all those who have writings taken from the Messenger of God to go home and erase it. The people before you were annihilated because they followed the hadiths of their scholars and left the book of their Lord.” (Sunan Al-Daramy)

Khalifa Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz, the beginning of the end

Abu Hurayra narrated more hadiths than anybody else including Abu Bakr, Omar, Ali, and Aysha who lived with the Prophet all their lives. In less than two years of being with the Prophet, Abu Hurayra narrated more hadiths than all these companions of the Prophet altogether.

He narrated 5374 hadiths. Ibn Hanbal quoted 3848 of his hadiths in his book. The Guided Khalifas who ruled the Muslim Umma after the death of the prophet Muhammed respected the Prophet’s wish in not writing anything but the Quran and denounced any attempt of writing the hadiths and sunna.

Their example was followed for the first two centuries after the Prophet’s death. By that time, the lies about the prophet Muhammed was widespread and the people deserted the Quran to look for hadiths, that is when the Khalifa Omar Ibn Abdel-Aziz issued an order to permit the writing of hadiths and sunna thinking that the genuine hadith would be recorded and that this would thus would put an end to the lies about the prophet Muhammed.

In his ruling he disregarded the commandments of God in the Quran and the teachings of the prophet Muhammed and the examples of his predecessors and the objection of many of the scholars in his time. Since then Islam moved from the religion of God, the Quran, to the infamous hadiths and sunna that were originally prohibited by God and His Prophet.

The early writings of hadith

As for the notion that hadiths were written as early as the Prophet’s time, this is historically correct but the Prophet himself and those who ruled after him condemned these writings and looked at those who wrote these hadiths with disgrace. The hadith books mentioned that the prophet Muhammed burned the collected hadiths, and was very angry at people making “another book with the book of Allah.” Abu Baker and Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, were also reported to burn the hadiths collections.

This prohibition of hadiths was continued until Omar Ibn Abdel-Aziz permitted the writing of hadiths and sunna, then many books and (Kararees) appeared containing hadiths, e.g. Ibn Greeg, Malik Ibn Anas, Mohammed Ibn Is’haq.

The most famous from among these were the book of Malik Ibn Anas, (Al-Muwattaa). that had about 500 hadiths. At the end of the second century the books known as (Masaned) appeared, e.g. the Masnad of Ahmed Ibn Hanbal that has about 40,000 hadiths.

In the first half of the third century the famous six books of hadiths appeared and these are the books used by many of the scholars these days.

1– Sahih Bukhari.
2– Sahih Moslem.
3– Sunan Abu Daoud.
4– Sunan Al-Termethy.
5– Sunan Al-Nesaay.
6– Sunan Ibn Mageh.

In these books a new religion was written that dominated over the Quran despite the claim for the opposite. In writing these books, the authors did not care if the hadiths were contradicting the Quran or the other hadiths or even common sense . In reality they fulfilled the promise of God in 6:112-113

“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. 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. “ [6:112-113]

How many hadith?

The number of hadiths collected and attributed to the prophet Muhammed is in the hundreds of thousands, as much as 700,000. The majority of these hadith are pure lies and fabrications and were rejected by the early Muslim scholars who thought they can figure out which hadith is authentic and which is not. Let us look at some of the famous hadiths collectors and what they collected.

(1) Malik Ibn Anas collected about 500 hadiths in his famous book, “Al-Muwattaa

(2) Ahmed Ibn Hanbal, collected about 40,000 hadiths, in his famous “Musnad“. He chose these 40,000 hadiths from among 700,000 hadiths. In other words he thought 660,000 hadith were un-proven, lies and/or fabrications and the others may be authentic.

That is 94% lies and fabrications

(3) Bukhari collected about 600,000 hadiths and accepted 7275 hadiths and considered 592,725 hadiths to be un-proven hadiths, lies and/or fabrications, that is almost 99% of what he collected .

(4) Moslem collected 300,000 hadiths and only accepted 4000 of them, and refused about 296,000, that is almost 99% of these collected hadiths .

This gives us an idea of how much corruption entered or tried to enter Islam from the back door. Now we should understand why God promised to preserve, protect and safeguard His book which is described as the only authentic hadith, the only acceptable hadith and the best hadith.

Abu Huraira and so many lies

Abu Hurayra, came from Yemen in the seventh year of Hijra and converted to Islam. He stayed in the company of the prophet Muhammed less than two years. He narrated more than 5000 hadiths, 5374 to be exact, all from less than two years company, (Compare this with the relatively few hadiths narrated by Aysha, Abu Baker, or Omar, for example, after very long company of the Prophet) . Most of his narrated hadiths are called the “Aahadhadiths, i.e. hadiths only witnessed by one person, this one person was Abu Hurayra himself. Some of the Prophets companions (Sahaba) and Aysha, the Prophet’s wife, accused him of being a liar, telling lies about the Prophet just to make up hadiths and gain some status. Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, the second guided Khalifa threatened Abu Hurayra to send him to exile if he does not stop telling hadiths about Muhammed, he did stop until Omar’s assassination then started again. He kept telling hadiths to please the Khalifa of the Muslims then, including the time he lived in the Royal Palace of Mu’aawiyah in Syria. Abu Hurayra told his audience that he is telling them hadiths that if he ever mentioned when Omar was alive, he would be given several lashes.

Abu Jaafar Al Iskafy mentioned that the Khalifa, Mu’aawiyah, chose some of the people, including Abu Hurayra to tell fabricated stories and hadiths about Ali Ibn Abu Talib, the Prophet’s cousin, to degrade him. Abu Hurayra lived in Mu’aawiyah’s Royal Palace then and served him including serving his political views. He produced some of the hadiths that demean and insult Ali Ibn Abu Talib, and make him in a lower grade to Abu Baker, Omar and Othman, only for the pleasure of Mu’aawiyah.

During Mu’aawiyah’s rule, many hadiths, with the help of Abu Hurayra were invented that support the view that the Imam or Khalifa, should be obeyed just like God or the Messenger, contradicting the rule of the Quran that all the matters should be democratic by consultation (not to forget that Abu Hurayra was living in the Khalifa’s Royal Palace at the time.)

Many of the hadiths that were narrated by Abu Hurayra contradict the other hadiths, including his own narrated hadiths and other people’s hadiths and contradict the Quran and contradict common sense.

Abu Hurayra narrated hadiths after Kaab Al Ahbar, who was a Jewish convert who tried to explain the Quran by using the corrupted books of the Jews. He produced some of the most outrageous hadiths that are full of contradictions to the Quran, taken from false stories in the Torah.

The Islamic historians told the story of Abu Hurayra after being given the governorship of Bahrain, he got very rich in two years, so Omar called him back and told him ” You, the enemy of Allah, you stole the money of Allah. I made you the Emir of Bahrain when you did not even have a pair of shoes, Where did you get all this money (400,000 Dirham)? it is said that Omar took 10,000 Dirham from him (Abu Hurayra admitted for only 20,000 Dirham).

Abu Hurayra was the one accused most of fabricating hadiths. Aysha, the Prophet’s wife always accused him of telling inaccurate or incomplete stories and of fabricating hadiths that she never heard the Prophet saying. He was also known to have prejudice against women and dogs. He produced some of the most insulting hadiths to Muslim women, and hadiths that call for the killing of the dogs.

Aysha and Abu Huraira at odds

In the famous book “Taa’oueel Mukhtalaf Alhadith ” by Ibn Qutaiba Al-Dinory, the story of Aysha (the Prophet’s wife) telling Abu Hurayra: “You tell hadiths about the prophet Muhammed that we never heard him say” He answered (as Bukhary reported); “You (Aysha) were busy with your mirror and make up” She (Aysha) answered him; “It is you who were busy with your stomach and hunger. Your hunger kept you busy, you were running after the people in the allies, begging them for food, and they used to avoid you and get away from your way, and finally you would come back and pass out in front of my room and the people think you were crazy and step all over you.”

The number of hadiths collected by Abu Hurayra in comparison to Aysha, Abu Baker, Umar and Ali (Taken from a book entitled Hadith Literature: It’s Origin, Development, & Special Features by Muhammed Zubayr Siddiqui) are:

1. Abu Hurayra 5374

4. Aysha 2210

10. Umar Ibn al-Khattab 537

11. Ali Ibn Abi Talib 536

31. Abu Bakr al-Siddiq 142

Compare the number of hadiths given by Abu Baker to those given by Abu Hurayra while keeping in mind that Abu Baker accompanied the Prophet for about 23 years, while Abu Hurayra accompanied the Prophet for less than 2 years.

Bukhari’s “sahih” : example of corruption

Many Muslims talk about hadiths with a respect that matches and sometimes exceeds that of the Quran. While the Quran does not leave any doubt as to where God wants believers to look for guidance and perfect happiness, those who do not believe God in His own words usually find in the hadiths and sunna a refuge that has been condemned by the Quran repeatedly. God describes the Quran as the “best hadith39:23 , and that we should not believe any hadith other than the Quran 7:185.

“Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah . That is the guidance of Allah by which He guides whom He wills. And one whom Allah leaves astray – for him there is no guide.” 39:23

“Do they not look into the realm of the heavens and the earth and everything that Allah has created and [think] that perhaps their appointed time has come near? So in what statement hereafter will they believe?” 7:185

Imam Al-Bukhari or Bukhari for short, is just one of several scholars who decided to collect the hadiths and sunna despite the clear prohibition by the prophet Muhammed himself and all the Khalifas who followed him of collecting and writing anything but the Quran.

While modern Christianity is the product of Paul’s corruption and fabrication, traditional Sunni Islam as practised today, is the product of the corruption of the true religion of Islam by people like Bukhari.

As soon as Muslims deserted the Quran in favour of the hadiths and sunna books, their true Islam was corrupted beyond belief and their practice of Islam today is but a reflection of the Islam of the scholars like Bukhari, Moslem, Nesaay, Termethy, Abu-Daoud and others.

It is no longer the true message which the prophet Muhammed delivered.

Not only did Bukhari break the rules that he claimed he used to ensure the authenticity of the hadiths but his own personal feelings, political alliance and hatred to people like Ali Ibn Abu Talib affected his choice of what hadiths to list in his book and what hadiths to reject.

He cared less about the content of the hadiths itself . He listed many hadiths that contradict the Quran, contradict other hadiths, contradict common sense, insult God, insult the prophet Muhammed, insult the Prophet’s wives and his family. The position that Bukhary took regarding Ali Ibn-Abu Talib vs his position towards Mu’aawyiah is but a reflection of the political corruption of Bukhari and his bias in listing the hadiths that put down Ali while depicting his ardent enemy Mu’aawyiah as a pure and righteous man despite his known corruption and defiance of the simple Islamic laws.

Bukhari narrated many hadiths in his book that the public call “Sahih” (Authentic) for people who were considered liars, corrupted and untrustworthy. Muslim scholars who came after him were afraid to expose the truth and the shortcoming of Bukhari and other scholars of hadiths and sunna like him.

As a simple example, in the famous book “Al-Mustadrek“, the author states that Bukhari listed hadiths taken from 434 persons who were not accepted by Moslem for his book “Sahih Moslem” as good trustworthy people. On the other hand Moslem accepted for his book 625 persons who narrated hadiths, who were refused by Bukhary.

The corruption of Islam by hadiths and sunna started right during the Prophet’s life and soon after his death. This collection of the so called hadiths and sunna was condemned by God, also condemned by the Prophet and the Sahaba (companions of the Prophet). This act reached its peak by the end of the second Hijra century when the famous six books (references) of hadiths were written.

God Almighty predicted this corruption in 6:112-113, these verses also confirm why God permitted this corruption to take place. The Quran also states that the Messenger will complain to God on the Day of Judgement of the Muslims deserting the Quran (25:30).

And thus We have made for every prophet an enemy – devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion. But if your Lord had willed, they would not have done it, so leave them and that which they invent.” 6:112

“And [it is] so the hearts of those who disbelieve in the Hereafter will incline toward it and that they will be satisfied with it and that they will commit that which they are committing.” 6:113

“And the Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as [a thing] abandoned.” 25:30

Hadith which insults the prophet Muhammed

The compilations of Bukhari and Moslem are full of shameful hadiths that insult God, the prophet Muhammed, the Muslims, Islam and also the intelligence of any normal human being.

In this section we can check some of the insults to the prophet Muhammed himself by the same people who claim to be trying to preserve his hadiths. Their lies and fabrication are obvious but they still call their fabricated hadithsahih” (authentic).

The following are some examples:

(1) The Sahih books have many regulations that contradict the Quran. In one of these hadith, the Prophet is portrayed as someone who disobeyed God by playing the role of a law maker, as we know the Quran categorically emphasises that God is the only law maker (6:114, 66:1).

“[Say], “Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?” And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in truth, so never be among the doubters.” 6:114

“O Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you, seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” 66:1

One such hadith claims that the Prophet issued a different punishment for adultery than the one authorised in the Quran by God. The punishment for adultery in the Quran is given in 24:2 and it is 100 lashes. However, the hadith, which is obviously a lie against the Prophet, gives a punishment of stoning to death for adultery!

“The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.” 24:2

Moslim Book 17, Number 4192:

‘Ubada b. as-Samit reported that Allah’s Apostle said that the punishment of adultery in case of married persons is one hundred lashes and then stoning (to death).

In response to this glaring discrepancy between Quran and hadith, the hadith followers claim that there was a verse in the Quran which authorised the punishment of stoning, but that it was eaten by a goat and thus removed from the Quran! What an insult to God, to the Prophet and to the integrity of divine revelation.

(2) In the hadith we are told that the prophet Muhammed used to have intercourse with his wives, 9 of them, within one hour, day or night. And that he was given the sexual power of 30 men.

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 6:
Narrated Anas
The Prophet used to go round (have sexual relations with) all his wives in one night, and he had nine wives.”

What does this shameful lie have to do with the message of worshipping God alone! What kind of image is Bukhari trying to give the Prophet by this hadith ? Does Bukhari understand the core of the messengership of Muhammad to be primarily related to his sexual virility? Is this what Bukhari thinks that God has sent the Prophet for?

Moreover, whoever accepts such hadith as being authentic is in actual fact contributing to the publication of such gross lies against the Prophet of God.

(3) In Bukhari we read that the Prophet prohibited the Salat at certain times of the day! This sounds unbelievable since it is a prohibition that has no reference anywhere in the Quran. Moreover, it is totally absurd to think that a genuine messenger would prohibit an act of worship of God at certain times of the day!

Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 26, Number 695:

Narrated Abdullah:
heard the Prophet forbidding the offering of prayers at the time of sunrise and sunset.”

(4) In Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 93 we read the story of a necklace lost by Aysha (the Prophet’s wife), so the Prophet instructed all the Muslims with him to find the lost necklace. In the meantime, the stated time for prayer became due and they offered prayer without ablution! So God decided to give the Muslims the Tayymum (Dry ablution).

Another shameful hadith regarded as authentic!

Not only does this hadith insult the Prophet by saying that he observed a nullified prayer (one without ablution), but it also implies that the law of God, in this case the law of dry ablution, was decreed by God only to accommodate the error of the Prophet rather than the law of God being universal and totally independent of events related to humans.

(5) In Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 82, Number 796 we read:

“A group of people from the Oreyneh and Oqayelh tribes came to the Prophet to embrace Islam, the Prophet advised them to drink the urine of camels! Later on when they killed the Prophet’s shepherd, the Prophet seized them, gouged out their eyes, cut their hands and legs, and left them thirst in the desert to die.”

This is the picture which the hadith books depict of the Prophet, a man whom God described in the Quran as being compassionate and of high moral character. The hadith depicts him as a barbarian who gouges people’s eyes out and cuts their hands and legs! This is not to mention his prescription for drinking the urine of camels!

Now do we know why God described His book (Quran) as the best hadith? Do we know why we should believe nothing but the Quran (45:6)?

Tilka ayatu Allahinatlooha AAalayka bilhaqqi fabi-ayyi hadeethinbaAAda Allahi waayatihi yu/minoon

“These are the verses of Allah which We recite to you (muhammed) in truth. Then in what statement after Allah and His verses will they believe?” 45:6

Only the enemies of God, the enemies of the prophet Muhammed and the enemies of Islam are the ones who uphold such books of hadith.

Maybe we now know why God said it is the enemies of the Prophet who will fabricate these books (6:112) and that the hypocrites will be the ones who will accept them and uphold them. No wonder then that the messenger will complain to God on the Day of Judgement that the Muslims deserted the Quran (25:30).

“And thus We have made for every prophet an enemy – devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion. But if your Lord had willed, they would not have done it, so leave them and that which they invent.” 6:112

“And the Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as [a thing] abandoned.” 25:30

(6) Perhaps one of the hadith which are used most frequently to attack Islam and the Prophet is the following one:

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64:
Aisha narrated:
that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

Needless to say, if this was true it would be a gross insult against the Prophet and also a case of child abuse to say the least. This story is undoubtedly a lie against the Prophet and also against Aisha who is claimed to have said these words.

(7) The Prophet describes women as crooked!

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 113:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The woman is like a rib; if you try to straighten her, she will break. So if you want to get benefit from her, do so while she still has some crookedness.” 

Yet another hadith which is undoubtedly a lie against the Prophet. This claimed hadith smells of a desert male dominated culture which treated women as second class inferior creatures, and not the words of a Prophet sent by God. Yet another fabricated lie against the Prophet.

(8) The Prophet declares: “The best women are the ones who ride camels”!

Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 19:
“Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “The best women are the riders of the camels and the righteous among the women of Quraish. They are the kindest women to their children in their childhood and the more careful women of the property of their husbands.”

Riders of camels? What a profound criteria to evaluate women!

(9) Perhaps one of the most glaring lies against the Prophet is the one which claims that the Prophet allowed couples to marry for a few days to satisfy their lust!

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 52:
Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah and Salama bin Al-Akwa’:
While we were in an army, Allah’s Apostle came to us and said, “You have been allowed to do the Mut’a (marriage), so do it.” Salama bin Al-Akwa‘ said: Allah’s Apostle’s said, “If a man and a woman agree (to marry temporarily), their marriage should last for three nights, and if they like to continue, they can do so; and if they want to separate, they can do so.”

This lie is double fold. First, it portrays the Prophet as a law maker besides God, which violates a number of Quranic verses that confirm that God is the only law giver, such as 6:114 and 66:1.

“[Say], “Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?” And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in truth, so never be among the doubters.” 6:114

“O Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you, seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” 66:1

Second, it gives ground to people to approach marriage with a totally different attitude than the one designed by God. The words “muta marriage” translates to “marriage for lust“, this in reality is a very subtle and disguised form of prostitution!

Needless to say, all the obstacles placed by God on the man before he can divorce his wife such as : wait 4 months cooling period before divorce (2:226), seek a council from the 2 families (4:35), give the wife a divorce compensation (2:241), not expel the wife from the marriage home (65:1), all these obstacles are there to establish the fact that God regards marriage as a long lasting bond between man and woman, and not a three day fling that tests a couple’s evaluation of each others sexual performance!

“For those who forwear (forsake or to give up) their wives is a waiting time of four months, but if they return [to normal relations] – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” 2:226

“Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have more right to take them back in this [period] if they want reconciliation. And due to the wives is similar to what is expected of them, according to what is reasonable. But the men have a degree over them [in responsibility and authority]. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” 2:228

“And if you fear dissension between the two, send an arbitrator from his people and an arbitrator from her people. If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause it between them. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Acquainted [with all things].” 4:35

“And for divorced women is a provision according to what is acceptable – a duty upon the righteous.” 2:241

“O Prophet, when you [Muslims] divorce women, divorce them for [the commencement of] their waiting period and keep count of the waiting period, and fear Allah , your Lord. Do not turn them out of their [husbands’] houses, nor should they [themselves] leave [during that period] unless they are committing a clear immorality. And those are the limits [set by] Allah . And whoever transgresses the limits of Allah has certainly wronged himself. You know not; perhaps Allah will bring about after that a [different] matter.” 65:1

We may wonder what would a couple find out about each other after a three day highly sexual so-called marriage other than each other’s sexual performance!

(10) Another glaring lie against the Prophet is found in the hadith below. Throughout the Quran we are told that Prophet Muhammad had no personal miracles. And in other verses God speaks to the prophet and tells him if the people ask you for personal miracles that he should say that he is no more than a human messenger with no miracles (see 17:9093).

“And they say: We will not put faith in thee till thou cause a spring to gush forth from the earth for us;” 17:90

“Or thou have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause rivers to gush forth therein abundantly;” 17:91

“Or you make the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you bring Allah and the angels before [us]” 17:92

“Or thou have a house of gold; or thou ascend up into heaven, and even then we will put no faith in thine ascension till thou bring down for us a book that we can read. Say (O Muhammad): My Lord be Glorified! Am I aught but a human messenger?” 17:93

However the following hadith presents the Prophet as one with awesome miracles:

Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 208:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The people of Mecca asked Allah’s Apostle to show them a miracle. So he showed them the moon split in two halves between which they saw the Hiram’ mountain.

Examples of hadith which insults God

To follow are some examples of hadith which contain insults against God.

It may be useful to remind ourselves first with what God Almighty says about Himself in the Quran:

“No visions can encompass Him, but He encompasses all visions. He is the Compassionate, the Cognisant.” 6:103

“… There is nothing like Him, …” 42:11

When Moses asked to see God, God told him that he cannot see Him. 7:143

Now let us read some of the fabrications Bukhari and Moslem have in their books describing God and claiming it to be the words of the Prophet:

(1) God appears to His believers and they see Him as they see the full moon! (Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 529).

(2) God descends to the lower Heaven every night.

(3) God put His foot over Hell fire so it becomes full, (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 78, Number 654).

(4) God shows his leg to the believers to recognise Him.

(5) God laughs as humans! (Moslem Book 1, Number 349).

(6) God has five fingers, on the first He puts Heaven, on the second finger He puts the Earth, on the third, He puts the trees, on the fourth He puts the water and the land and on the fifth He puts the rest of His creation.

(7) God has a mansion in Heaven and Muhammed is permitted to enter it three times a day.

These lies and fabrications are not widely publicised by hadith scholars because they expose the true Bukhari. These hadiths also depict Islam to the Western reader as an archaic medieval religion that is the fiction of desert nomads! Can anyone blame them when they read such hadith then knowing that hadith forms the backbone of the Islam that is practised in the world today?

Other “sahih”, lies and fabrications

In the following section we will read some of the most outrageous lies and fabrications that the hadiths scholars call authentic (sahih).

They show how desperate and confused were these scholars in collecting anything that had been alleged to the Prophet as long as they are content that the Isnad (Chain of narrators) is creditable! This was done irrespective of the contents of the hadith. Whether it contradicts the Quran or common sense did not seem to matter much!

The following are just a sample of these sahih lies:

(1) Do not cross your leg

Gaber Ibn Abdullah said, “The Messenger of God prohibited a man from crossing one leg over the other while lying down on his backMoslem

(2) Cross your leg

Ebada Ibn Tameem said , his father said that he saw the Messenger of God lying down on his back in the mosque while crossing his legs.” Sahih Moslem

(3) Do not drink standing up

Sahih Moslem, Book 23, Number 5017:

Abu Hurayrasaid, the Messenger of God said, “Do not drink while standing up, if someone forgot and did it, he should vomit what he drank.”

(4) Drink standing up

Ibn Abbas said, “The Messenger of God drank from the water of Zamzam while standing up….” Sahih Moslem.

(5) Urinate in a standing position

Sahih Moslem, Book 2, Number 522:

“The Prophet urinated in a standing position”

(6) Do not urinate in a standing position

“The Prophet never urinated in a standing position.” Hanbel.

(7) Man in the image of God

Sahih Moslem, Book 40, Number 6809:

Abu Hurayra said that the Messenger of God said; “Allah the Exalted and Glorious created Adam in His own image.”

Another lie and fabrication narrated by Abu Hurayra, and accepted by Moslem in his collection.

(8) Adam was 60 arms length high and 7 arm length wide

Musnad Ahmad:

Abu Hurayra said, the Prophet said; ” God created Adam, 60 arm length high and seven arm length wide.”

And in Sahih Moslem, Book 40, Number 6795 Adam is 60 cubits high!

(9) Women, dogs and donkey

Sahih Moslem, Book 4, Number 1032:

“The Messenger said that a prayer is void if an ass, woman or black dog passes in front of the one praying”!

What a gross insult to women, could these words really come from a prophet of God?

(10) Bad omen in the woman

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 30:

“Bad omen is in the woman, the horse and the home.”

Another reflection of the prejudice against women that was a character of those who fabricated hadiths. True Islam which is derived from the Quran gives full respect to the woman and never uses such descriptions.

(11) Distinction and No distinction among the messengers, contradiction

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 608:

Ibn Abbas said, the Prophet said; No one should say that I am better than Younus (Jonah) Ibn Matta.”

Despite the above hadith, we find that the hadith books are full of stories that make the prophet Muhammed better than all the other prophets and human beings. These hadiths contradict the above hadith and also contradict the teachings of the Quran. The Quran contains a clear command to all believers not to make any distinction among God’s messengers (2:285). Those who have been claiming to follow the hadiths books have conveniently ignored the repeated hadiths that call on the believers not to make distinction among the messengers.

For the continuation of this paper please go to: History of Hadith 2

The documentation of Hadith “Chinese Whispers”

The documentation of Hadith

Chinese Whispers

All the documentation of hadith present today, and which is regarded as ‘sahih‘, i.e. authentic, was collected over two hundred years after the death of the prophet Muhammad. The Prophet prohibited the writing of his hadith, and as a result, all the four khalifas who succeeded the Prophet also prohibited the writing of any hadith about the Prophet

(see: History of Hadith)

The prophet Muhammed himself when he died had no idea about any hadiths books.

We have more than one hadith in which the Prophet ordered the true believers not to write anything from him other than the Quran.

(1) Ibn Saeed Al-Khudry reported that the messenger of God had said,

“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]

(2) From Ibn Hanbal;

Zayd Ibn Thabit (The Prophet’s closest revelation writer) visited the Khalifa Mu’aawiyah (more than 30 years after the Prophet’s death), and told him a story about the Prophet. Mu’aawiyah liked the story and ordered someone to write it down. But Zayd said. ” the messenger of God ordered us never to write anything of his hadith”.

(3) The famous book, “Ulum Al-Hadith” by Ibn Al-Salah, reports a hadith by Abu Hurayra in which Abu Hurayra said the Messenger of God came out to us while we were writing his hadiths and said; “What are you writing?” We said, “hadiths that we hear from you, messenger of God.” He said, “A book other than the book of God?” We said, “Should we talk about you?” He said, Talk about me, that would be fine, but those who will lie will go to Hell. Abu Hurayra said, we collected what we wrote of hadiths and burned them in fire.

(4) In the famous book, “Taq-yeed Al-Ilm”, Abu Hurayra said, the Messenger of God was informed that some people are writing his hadiths. He took to the pulpit of the mosque and said, “What are these books that I heard you wrote? I am just a human being. Anyone who has any of these writings should bring it here. Abu Hurayra said we collected all these and burned them in fire.

(5) Ibn Hanbal in his Musnad book, narrates a hadith in which Abdullah Ibn Omar said, “the Messenger of God one day came out to us as if he was going to depart us soon and said, “When I depart you (die), hold to the book of God, prohibit what it prohibits and accept as halal what it makes halal.” 

(6) Again, in the book “Taq-yeed Al-Ilm”, Abu Saeed Al-Khudry said, ” I asked the Messenger of God a permission to write his hadiths, but he refused to give me a permission.”

  

(7) The farewell Pilgrimage of the prophet Muhammed is a corner stone in the Muslim history. The Final Sermon given by the Prophet during this pilgrimage was witnessed by thousands of Muslims. There are however three versions of this sermon in the hadiths books. This by itself reflects the degree of corruption of the hadith books as this is the most witnessed speech of the prophet Muhammed.


1- First version, ” I left for you what if you hold on to, you will never be misguided, the book of God and my family. Moslim 44/4, Nu2408; Ibn Hanbal 4/366; darimi 23/1, nu 3319.

This is the version made up by the Shi’te Muslims.


2-Second version, “I left for you what if you hold on to, you will never be misguided, the book of God and my sunnah” . Muwatta, 46/3

This is the version made up by the Sunni Muslims.

3- Third version, “I left for you what if you hold on to, you will never be misguided, the book of God.” Moslim 15/19, nu 1218; Ibn Majah 25/84, Abu dawud 11/56.


This last version is the version hated by the Sunni and Shiite Muslims alike. This is the only version which conforms with the repeated assertion in the Quran that Muhammed’s message was only the Quran. Many Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims do not even know that this version of the sermon exists. In reality, they do not want to know, the truth hurts


Now to the “Chinese whispers” ……….

The process of corruption of any piece of information through the verbal transmission of that information through a number of people is what is called “Chinese Whispers“.

The following is an example:

The lecturer in a college course was talking about the verbal transfer of information, demonstrating the effect of verbal transfer of information on altering an original message.

He asked 10 people to come forward from his audience. He then asked 9 of them to leave the hall, and then gave the one in the hall a small piece of paper to read out to the audience …..

The man read the following extract from the Bible :

“After this Jesus went down to Capernaun in company with his mother and followers and his disciples, but they did not stay there long. As it was near the time of the Jewish passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. There he found in the temple the dealers in cattle, sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Jesus made a whip of cords and drove them out of the temple, sheep, cattle, and all.”

After that, the lecturer took the piece of paper from the first man and put it in his pocket. He then called the 2nd man in, and asked the first man to repeat to the 2nd man the words that he had just read out from the paper.

The man said the following:

“After this Jesus went down to Capernaun in company with his mother and his disciples, and they stayed a long time. After that Jesus went back to Jerusalem. Beside the temple he saw people who were buying cattle and pigeons, he also saw money-changers. Jesus kicked them all out.”

Now the lecturer asked the third man to come in and asked the second man to repeat what he had just heard from the 1st man. He in turn said:

“After this Jesus went down to Jerusalem with his mother and some of his disciples and stayed for a couple of days …. After that Jesus went back to the temple. Beside the temple he saw people who were buying cattle and pigs, he also saw money-changers. Jesus shouted at them and told them they were wicked.”

Once again the next man came in , and the message was repeated as follows:

“One day Jesus was in Jerusalem with his mother where he was was for many years …. but one day Jesus left Jerusalem and went to a far away. Beside the temple he saw people who were buying horses and pigs, he shouted at them for having so much money and told them that money was wicked.”

By the time the next man narrated the same story it became:

“Jesus was born in Jerusalem and lived with his mother for many years there …. one day Jesus went to the market place in Jerusalem and in the market he saw people who were riding horses and selling pigs, he shouted at them for having so much animals and money asked them to give their money to charity for it is wicked.”

In turn, the next man said the following:

“Jesus was born in Jerusalem and lived with his mother all his life …. one day Jesus went to the market place in Jerusalem and in the market he saw people who were riding horses and selling pigs, he shouted at them for their cruelty to the animals and asked them to give up all their money or to make sure their animals are well fed.”

In turn, the next man said the following:

“Jesus was born in Jerusalem and lived near a market place where there were lots of people mistreating the poor pigs and whipping their horses ……… one day Jesus went to the market place and saw those wicked people who were only interested in selling their pigs, they were very loud and rude to him, so he did not reply back but cursed their money and left …”

The reader is now invited to go back and read the first account of this story and then once again read this last one which was only the 6th new narration!

What is also important to note is that this incident took place in a period of 10 minutes in a lecture, which would mean all participants would have good reason to remember the content of the message. What would be the case of thousands of hadith, most of them many pages long that were transmitted through many people and over a period of 200 years?

We must also note that the ten men in the lecture were all honestly trying to repeat the story as best as they can remember. We cannot accuse any of them of deliberately trying to corrupt the story they were narrating.

What this indicates is that the corruption in transmission is not due to bad character or the dishonesty of the narrator, but rather due to the altering of the facts through a sequence of verbal transmissions. These transmissions were from humans who cannot be expected to have tight proof memories.

Sadly, the scholars have assessed the authenticity of any hadith through a character reference of the narrators! If the narrator was of good character then they would label the hadith as authentic! How naive is this?

A story narrated across 200 years and by 6 to 10 different men in a chain, cannot in any way be authentic.

We should not be surprised to see God clearly telling us in the Quran to follow no hadith other than the Quran.

“Which hadith, other than this (Quran), do they uphold?” 77:50

“These are God’s revelations that we recite to you truthfully. In which hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?” 45:6

“Among the people, there are those who uphold baseless hadith, and thus divert others from the path of God without knowledge, and take it in vain. These have incurred a shameful retribution.” 31:6

“God has revealed herein the best hadith; a book that is consistent, and points out both ways.” 39:23

“Let them produce a hadith like this, if they are truthful.” 52:34

“Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this hadith; we will lead them on whence they never perceive.” 68:44

For a detailed historical account of the compilation of hadith please check the article: The History of Hadith

The correct Testimony (Shahada)

The correct Testimony (Shahada)

The core of the faith is the “Shahada” (Testimony). This very first pillar of Islam is clearly stated in the Quran as it was also revealed to the recipients of previous Scripture. The Testimony of faith in the Torah (Old Testament) reads:

“Hear, O” Israel : the Lord our God, the Lord is One” Deuteronomy 6:4-5

The Testimony given in the Quran affirms the same truth:

“God bears witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge” 3:18

The correct Testimony has no name in it except the name of God.

First

First and foremost, the only Testimony authorised by God in the Quran is:

“God bears witness that there is no god except He, and so do the angels and those who possess knowledge. Truthfully and equitably, there is no god but He, the Almighty, Most Wise” 3:18

The words “there is no god but God“, which in Arabic are (La Ilaha Ila Allah), are the exact words which God Himself utters, also the angels and those who possess knowledge.

The majority of Muslims today are not satisfied with the Shahada given in 3:18 and they add to it the words: and I bear witness that Muhammad is His messenger”.

To add any words or names to the Testimony given by God is in fact to imply that the Testimony given by God in the Quran is incomplete, or that God forgot the second half of the Testimony! Needless to say, God is not forgetful nor does God make misatkes!

We are commanded clearly in the Quran to follow the Quran and nothing else (see: Quran Alone). As a result, all those who utter the shahada which includes the name of the prophet Muhammad are not following the Quran.

Second

Many people are oblivious of the fact that the utterance of the Shahada is indeed an act of worship and not just a statement of fact. Consequently, whenever we utter the Shahada we are performing one of the acts of worship of God. 

The Quran states very clearly that all our worship practices must be devoted to the name of God alone:

“Say, “My Contact Prayers (Salat), all my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to God alone, the Lord of the universe. “He has no partner. This is what I am commanded to believe, and I am the first to submit.” 6:162-163

The words “all my worship practices” are very clear, they must all be devoted to the name of God alone. 

The following Quranic verse also confirms this issue:

“Those who hope to meet their Lord shall work righteousness, and never include any one when they are in the act of worship of their Lord.” 18:110

God’s Greatness is far beyond human understanding, so much so that we are not to associate anything or anybody with the name of God.

“You shall worship God alone, do not associate anything with Him.” 4:36

Note the words in 4:36: “do not associate anything

and in 18:110 we have the word: “never include any one

These words are very clear, they emphasise that we should never place the name of anything nor anybody next to the name of God, and certainly never utter any name other than the name of God when we are in an act of worship of God.

Also in the following verse we are told to dedicate all our religion (Shahada, Salat, Hajj …etc) to God alone:

“We sent down to you this scripture, truthfully; you shall worship God, devoting your religion to Him aloneAbsolutely, the religion shall be devoted to God alone. Those who set up idols beside Him say: “We idolize them only to bring us closer to God; for they are in a better position!” God will judge them regarding their disputes. God does not guide such liars, disbelievers” 39:2-3

We note that the message of devoting all the religion to God alone is repeated twice.

It is also interesting that all those who praise the name of Muhammad day and night say that they do this because God loves Muhammad so much and therefore this will bring them closer to God! Sadly, by doing so, they demonstrate how they are among those spoken of in the following Quranic words:

“Those who set up idols beside Him say, “We idolize them only to bring us closer to God; for they are in a better position!” 39:3

In reply to this claim, God says:

“God does not guide such liars, disbelievers” 39:3

Third

According to the Quranic definition (2:285), the concept of Al-Iman (Belief/Faith) comprises belief in the following:

1- God

2- The Angels

3- The Scripture

4- The messengers

Belief in all four is required in order to qualify a person to be a believer. However there is no testimony required from the believers except for God. No testominy is required for the angels, the scripture or the messengers.

There are those who try to justify their inclusion of the name of Muhammad in their Testimony by saying that when the Quran was revealed and Muhammad was sent by God, the Jews and Christians rejected him as a true messenger of God, and thus they testify that Muhammad is the messenger of God to proclaim their acceptance of him, as opposed to the Jews and Christians who rejected him.

This argument is clearly flawed. It is true that the Jews and Christians reject the prophet Muhammad, but they also reject the Quran as being the true word of God. Hence, if these Muslims are sincere in merely wanting to proclaim their belief in what the Jews and Christians have rejected, then they should (by the same logic and motives) utter an additional testimony to say:

“There is no god but God and the Quran is the word of God” …. but do they?

Why aren’t any of these Muslims uttering such a testimony to declare their acceptance of the Quran? In reality, their disguised motive is one of idolising Muhammad above all other messengers and placing his name alongside God’s name in everything.

Indeed, God invites us to believe in the Quran, to believe in Muhammad, as well as to believe in the angels, the Scripture and all other messengers. As mentioned, God does not command us to testify to any of these. The only Testimony sanctioned by God is dedicated to the name of God Almighty alone. The reason for that belief (belief in God, the angels, scripture and messengers) is an attribute of the hearts. However, the utterence of the Testimony (as mentioned above) is an act of worship.

Fourth

The fourth reason why the correct Testimony must contain the name of God and no one else is the fact that we are commanded in the Quran not to make any distinction between any of God’s messengers:

“The messenger has believed in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and so did the believers. They believe in God, His angels, His scripture, and His messengers: “We make no distinction among any of His messengers.” They say, “We hear, and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny” 2:285

Muhammad is indeed the messenger of God , but so is Abraham, Moses, Jesus, David and all the others. We should not make special preference for Muhammad because we are told in the Quran that he is only God’s servant and he is not any different from any of the other messengers of God.

“Say (O Muhammad), “I am not different from other messengers. I have no idea what will happen to me or to you. I only follow what is revealed to me. I am no more than a profound warner” 46:9

Those who insist on making Muhammad greater than all the other messengers of God and call on him with such preferential titles such as “Sayeduna Muhammad” (Our Lord Muhammad), and “Sayed Al Khalq” (the Lord of all creation) and “Ashraf Al- Mursaleen” (the Most honourable of all the messengers), and “habib Allah” (God’s sweetheart!) …. etc, are those who in their blind idolising of Muhammad have rejected God’s words in the Quran, such as:

Say (O Muhammad), “I am not different from other messengers

and:

“Say (O Muhammad), “I am no more than a human like you …” 18:110

It is indeed interesting how God places words in the Quran! the words above which confirm that Muhammad was only human like anyone else are followed in the same verse by the words: “never include any one when they are in the act of worship of their Lord.”.

Moreover, if the ones who utter a shahada for Muhammad say they do so in order to testify to his messengership, the question which they need to answer is: why dont they ever say:

“There is no god but Allah and Moses is His messenger” ?

Moses was also a the messenger of God among many others, why do they not testify to any of the other messengers?

A small advice here to the reader: Never go into a masjid and make a testimony for any other messenger …… the Muslims there would probably stone you to death!

Fifth

The Quran speaks of another testimony. This other testimony is only spoken by the hypocrites:

“When the hypocrites come to you they say “We bear witness that you are the messenger of God” God knows that you are His messenger, and God bears witness that the hypocrites are liars” 63:1

From this verse we note a very significant observation. This observation becomes clear when we examine three important verbs in the verse:

1- The hypocrites saying “we bear witness that you are the messenger of God”

2- “God knows that you are His messenger”

3- “God bears witness that the hypocrites are liars”

We note that the verse starts with the words “bear witness” and ends with the same words, so why does God use the word”knows” when God speaks about Muhammad being a messenger? Why did God not say (God bears witness that you are His messenger)? Since nothing in the Quran is a coincidence, we must indeed be alerted to God’s deliberate choice of the word” knows“.

It is clear that God is telling us that the Testimony He authorised for us does not include a testimony for Muhammad. Surely if God had said (God bears witness that you are His messenger) then this would have constituted an integral part of the Testimony, and we would have been obliged to utter the same.

The fact that God declines from saying “bear witness that you are His messenger” and instead says (God knows that you are His messengerconfirms that the only lawful Testimony authorised by God is for the name of God alone (3:18), and that all other testimonies are false and are acts of idol worship.

Sixth

We are given in the Quran a great criteria for distinguishing the sincere believers from the hypocrites. In 39:45, we are told that those who do not believe will not be able to proclaim God’s name on His own, they must include the name of their idol/s in order to be satisfied:

“When God alone is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion. But when others are mentioned beside Him, they become satisfied” 39:45

The Testimony is one such criteria where true believers are tested in the purity of their faith. The true believers will have no problem uttering the correct Testimony which is given in the Quran (3:18) and which has no name in it except the name of God. On the other hand, the ones who have set up idols besides God, will never be satisfied with the Quranic Testimony on its own. They will not be able to utter the Quranic Shahada without adding to it a further testimony for Muhammad.

Obey God and obey the Messenger

Undoubtedly one of the most manipulated Quranic verses! The hadith followers use this
Quranic command ‘obey God and obey the Messenger‘ to advocate the legality of following
the hadith as a source of religious jurisdiction.

They claim that obeying God is to obey the Quran while as obeying the Messenger is to
obey his hadith (personal sayings) and his sunnah (methods). They add that if obeying the
Messenger was the same as obeying God’s Quran, then God would have only said “Obey God“.
Thus to their understanding, God’s inclusion of “obey the Messenger” implies that the Messenger
had his own set of religious teachings independant of the Quran and which we must obey.

With the guidance of the Quran, the error in this claim can easily be exposed. In the light of
the Quran it can easily be seen that to “obey the Messenger” is to obey the message he delivered
(the Quran)
and nothing else.

1- Why does the Quran say ‘obey the Messenger’?

The inclusion of the phrase “obey the Messenger” after “Obey God” serves a number of
important purposes:

A- Who among the companions of the Prophet ever heard any of God’s revelations directly
from God? No one! Consequently, they cannot obey God except through Muhammad’s
delivery of the Quran. The Quran came out of Muhammad’s mouth. This makes it necessary
for God to command people to obey the messenger since he is the one who delivers to
them God’s message. Moreover, the messenger did not just deliver the Quran and vanish!
The prophet spent all his years from the time he received the first revelation till his death
inviting all people to believe in the Quran and to follow it. Hence it is necessary for God
to command all humans to obey the messenger who is inviting them to accept the message
(Quran).

B- The Quran was revealed to Muhammad in order that he would deliver it to a community
which was primarily composed of idol worshippers and also some followers of the previous
scripture like the Jews and the Christians (Nasara). Once again, and for the benefit of the
followers of the scripture that we understand the neccessity of the phrase “obey the Messenger“.

To make this clear, let us assume that the command in the Quran did not contain the phrase
obey the Messenger” but was only a command to “Obey God“. Immediately, the Jews and
the Christians (Nasara) would say: “But we already obey God! God has sent us the scripture
and we obey it“. Hence, the Quranic command to “obey the messenger” endorses the new message
(Quran) which is delieverd to all mankind by the prophet Muhammad.

The Quran is the final revelation form God to all humans (33:40). The Quran was revealed to
mankind so as to supercede all previous scripture:

“Then we revealed to you (O Muhammad) this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous
scriptures, and superseding them.”
 
5:48

2- The duty of the Messenger

“And obey God and obey the messenger and be cautious; but if you turn back, then know
that the sole duty of the messenger is the deliverance (of the message)”
 
5:92

“And obey God and obey the messenger, but if you turn back, then upon Our messenger
is the sole duty of the clear delivery (of the message)”
 64:12


Now, if we look at these Quranic words, we note that God has clearly pointed out the
only duty of the Messenger, and that is to deliver the message (Quran).

 

 The word Messenger is derived from the word Message. A Messenger delivers a Message.
If there was no message there would be no messenger. To Obey the Messenger would thus
mean to obey the message he is delivering.

 

3- Is it obey “Muhammad” or “obey the Messenger”?

 

God is the most efficient in expressing any meaning. All Quranic words are chosen by God
to convey a precise meaning.

 

We never read anywhere in the Quran words like “Obey God and obey Muhammad” or obey
Jesus, or Moses. The words used are always “obey the messenger“.

This is to emphasise that it is the “message” of God that is to be obeyed and not the personal
words or views of the messenger.

As mentioned earlier, the word Messenger is derived from the word Message. If there was
no message there would be no messenger.

To Obey the Messenger means to obey the message he delivered.

 

4- The only ‘message’ revealed to Muhammad was the Quran

In reply to this Quranic truth, the proponents of hadith claim that they have no problem
with the fact that the only duty of Muhammad was to deliver the message, but they
quickly add that the hadith and sunna of Muhammad are part of the “message” and were
inspired by God! They base such claim on a corrupted interpretion of 53:3-4.

Nor does he speak from [his own] inclination.
 It is not but a revelation revealed, Quran 53-4

As a matter of fact, they claim that besides the hadith of Muhammad (which they claim
was inspired) they claim that Muhammad received additional revelation directly from God
outside the Quran which they call the “Hadith Al-Qudsy” or the “sacred hadith“!

 

For more information on the corruption of 53:3-4, please see: The corruption of 53:3-4 – Follow

With the guidance of the Quran we can quickly establish (below) that Muhammad did not
receive any revelation from God other than the Quran. Yes the prophet was inspired by God
in certain personal matters, an example of such inspiration is found in 66:3 where God inspired
the prophet regarding the truth of a domestic issue. However, this was inspiration from God and
not revelation.

“O Prophet, why do you prohibit [yourself from] what Allah has made lawful for you,
seeking the approval of your wives? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” 66:1

“Allah has already ordained for you [Muslims] the dissolution of your oaths.
And Allah is your protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise.” 66:2

“And [remember] when the Prophet confided to one of his wives a statement; and when
she informed [another] of it and Allah showed it to him, he made known part of it
and ignored a part. And when he informed her about it, she said, “Who told you this?”
He said, “I was informed by the Knowing, the Acquainted.” 66:3

The difference between inspiration and revelation is that God inspires all humans
(note how God inspired the mother of Moses). God also inspires the animals
(example of that is in 16:68 where God tells us how He inspires the bees).

This is different from revelation which is specificaly an inspired scripture which contains
religious laws and prohibitions.

And your Lord inspired to the bee, “Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and
among the trees and [in] that which they construct.
16:68

Note here that the hadith followers uphold the hadith and sunna as the second source of
Islamic law besides the Quran, and by doing so they elevate the hadith to the status of
revealed scripture.

We are told in the Quran that the prophet did not receive any revelation from God other
than the Quran:

Qul ayyu shay-in akbaru shahadatanquli Allahu shaheedun baynee
wabaynakum waoohiyailayya hatha alqur-anu li-onthirakum bihiwaman
balagha a-innakum latashhadoona anna maAAa Allahi alihatanokhra qul la
ashhadu qul innama huwa ilahunwahidun wa-innanee baree-on mimma
tushrikoon
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“Say (Muhammad): What thing is “Akbar Shahada” (greatest testimony)? Say: God is a
Witness between me and you; this Quran has been revealed to me by inspiration that
with it I may warn you and all whom it reaches. Do ye in sooth bear witness that there
are gods beside Allah? Say: I bear no such witness. Say: He is only One Allah. Lo!
I am innocent of that which ye associate (with Him). (Balagha)” 6:19

 

 This testimony which God describes as “Akbar Shahada” (the Greatest Testimony) commands
Muhammad to testify that He received the Quran from God. This testimony speaks of only
one revelation received by Muhammad from God which is the Quran. If Muhammad truly
received other revelations from God (other than the Quran), would we not find any mention
of it in the Quran? Would God hide the fact that He gave Muhammad a revelation independant
of the Quran and then command us to obey it?

 

Moreover, to insist that every word uttered by the prophet was even inspiration
(let alone revelation) is once again to show ignorance with the Quran. We are given
in the Quran six different cases where the prophet committed errors for which he was
reprimanded by God. Some of these errors were actually quite serious, such as when
Muhammad prohibited something which was made lawful by God.

Prohibiting what God makes lawful is a great sin as 6:150 confirms.

Say, [O Muhammad], “Bring forward your witnesses who will testify that Allah has
prohibited this.” And if they testify, do not testify with them. And do not follow the
desires of those who deny Our verses and those who do not believe in the Hereafter,
while they equate [others] with their Lord. 6:150

The question here is how can someone who’s every word is inspired by God commit ANY
errors?  Could God be inspiring mistakes to His prophet!!!

 

5- God promises to preserve the Quran and nothing else

“Absolutely, we have revealed the “Zhikr” (Quran), and, absolutely, we will preserve it.” 15:9

These words proclaim God’s promise to preserve the Quran. We do not read anywhere else in the
Quran that God would preserve the personal sayings of the messenger. As a matter of fact,
God did not preserve His Own previous scripture (Torah and Injeel), why would He preserve
the 
personal words of any of His servants?

Is God elevating His servant to be a legislating god besides Him when God tells us that the
SOLE duty of the messenger is to deliver His message?

But this is not all, we are told in the Quran that anything which is not from God would ultimately
contain many contradictions and corruptions:

 

“If it were from other than God, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.” 4:82

Despite these clear words, the followers of hadith claim that a number of their hadith books,
such as the collections of Bukhari and Muslim, to be fully authentic (Sahih) and without
corruption! Do they not believe God’s words in 15:9 and 4:82?

Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian15:9
!
Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah ,
they would have found within it much contradiction. 4:82

6- The command to follow the Quran and nothing else

In the Quran God commands all believers to follow the Quran alone. This command is found in
numerous verses, the following are examples:

Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully
detailed?”
 
6:114

 

The clear command in 6:114 confirms that believers should follow the Quran as the only
source of law.


Another very clear command is found in the following Quranic verse:

Follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord (Quran); 
do not follow other masters beside Him.” 7:3

These words are crystal clear, we must follow the Quran and no other sources.
The word “Him” refers to God, which makes the matter also clear that we should
follow no other than God and what has been revealed by God (Quran).

7- Are we commanded to follow the Sunna of Muhammad?

The followers of hadith and Sunna use a twisted meaning of 33:21 to imply that we should
follow the methodology of the messenger and thus we need to follow his Sunna!

To expose the corruption and manipulation in such claim, let us first read 33:21

“The messenger of God has set up a good example for those among you who seek God
and the Last Day, and constantly think about God.”
 
33:21

 

From these words we note that God is very specific in describing the capacity in which
the prophet has set a good example. The good example lies in his constant thinking of
God and how he sought God and the last day.

Sadly, the followers of hadith and Sunna have reduced this glorious ayat so as to imply
that we should eat as the prophet ate, sleep as he did and even enter the toilet with the
same foot which he used!!!

This type of hadith is only one among many other ridiculous do’s and do not’s that fill
the books of hadith.

To make the issue undisputable, God asserts in the Quran that the only Sunna is the
Sunna of GodNo where in the Quran is there any mention of the Sunna of Muhammad!!!!

“You will find that the Sunna of Allah is the only Sunna” (33:38…..33:62….35:43…..48:23).

Ma kana AAala annabiyyimin harajin feema farada Allahu lahusunnata Allahi
fee
allatheena khalaw min qablu wakanaamru Allahi qadaran maqdoora
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There is no reproach for the Prophet in that which Allah maketh his due.
That was Allah’s way with those who passed away of old – and the commandment
of Allah is certain destiny. 33:38

 !

Sunnata Allahi fee allatheenakhalaw min qablu walan tajida lisunnati
Allahi tabdeela
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
That was the way of Allah in the case of those who passed away of old;
thou wilt not find for the way of Allah aught of power to change. 33:62
!
Istikbaran fee al-ardi wamakraassayyi-i wala yaheequ almakru assayyi-oilla
bi-ahlihi fahal yanthuroona illasunnata al-awwaleena falan tajida lisunnati
Allahitabdeelan walan tajida lisunnati Allahi tahweela
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(Shown in their) behaving arrogantly in the land and plotting evil; and the
evil plot encloseth but the men who make it. Then, can they expect aught
save the treatment of the folk of old? Thou wilt not find for Allah’s way of
treatment any substitute, nor wilt thou find for Allah’s way of treatment aught
of power to change. 35:43
!
Sunnata Allahi allatee qad khalat minqablu walan tajida lisunnati Allahi tabdeela
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It is the law of Allah which hath taken course aforetime.
Thou wilt not find for the law of Allah aught of power to change. 48:23

For more details please go to: The manipulation of 33:21 – To Follow

8- Are we commanded to follow the Hadith of Muhammad?

A number of Quranic verses make it very clear that the only Hadith authorised by
God is the Quran itself:

Tilka ayatu Allahinatlooha AAalayka bilhaqqi fabi-ayyi
hadeethinbaAAda
Allahi waayatihi yu/minoon
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“These are God’s revelations (Quran) that We recite to you truthfully.
In which Hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?” 45:6

!

Wamina annasi man yashtareelahwa alhadeethi liyudilla AAan sabeeli
Allahibighayri AAilmin wayattakhithaha huzuwan ola-ikalahum
AAathabun muheen

“Among the people, there are those who uphold baseless Hadith, and thus
divert others from the path of God without knowledge, and take it in vain.
These have incurred a shameful retribution.” 31:6


We also read in the Quran that God deliberately allowed the fabricators to spread false
Haidith so that a test can be set for all people; will they uphold the Quran as the only
source of law (6:114) or will they follow other sources besides the Quran which ultimately
exposes them as false believers(45:6 and 31:6) ?

 

“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.
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.” 6:112-113


9- Was the messenger authorised by God to issue any teachings besides the Quran?

God also asserts to all believers that prophet Muhammad was commanded not to teach
any other teachings, otherwise he would incur severe punishment from God:

 

“It (the Quran) is a revelation from the Lord of the universe. Had he (Muhammad) uttered
any other teachings, We would have grabbed him by the right, and We would have severed
his Wateen (Major artery of the heart), none of you could have helped him.”
 
69:43-47

Those who insist that the prophet left us a second source of religious law (hadith) are
either accusing the prophet of disobeying God’s commands in 69:43-47, or do not
really understand the Quran.

10- The instructions left by the prophet

In accordance to 6:114, 69:43-47 and many other clear cut Quranic words, prophet
Muhammad himself commanded his people not to write his own hadith.

This is documented in the very same books of hadith which they call “sahih” (authentic),
like Muslim and others:

“Do not write down anything of me except the Quran. Whoever writes other than that
should delete it”

 (Ahmed, Vol. 1, page 171…..also Sahih Muslim, Book 42, Number 7147)

 

For the first 200 years after the death of the prophet, and in accordance with his
instructions, the writing of his hadith was forbidden. If we consider the volumes of
Hadith we have today, and which are labelled as ‘authentic‘, we find that the collection
of Bukhari was the first to be written. It is also interesting to note that Imam Al-Bukhari
was born in the year 194 After Hijrah, which means that we do not have any record of
authentic hadith for the first 200 years after the death of the prophet.


Even if we were to follow the hadith (which we are not), how accurate can a collection
of sayings documented two centuries after the death of the prophet be?

The peculiar matter here is that the followers of hadith do not show any genuine desire
to obey the Quran nor for that matter to obey the instructions left by the prophet!


To counteract the command left by Muhammad not to write his hadith they make an
astonishingly ridiculous claim. They claim that the prophet issued these instructions
(not to write his hadith) only in the first period of revelation and only because he was
worried that his hadith would be mixed up with the Quran! They add that these instructions
were cancelled in his later years! Well, if that was the case, why do we not have a Hadith
which states that the prophet had cancelled his earlier command? More important, and
if that earlier command was cancelled, why was there a gap of at least 200 years between
the first hadith and between the first authentic (sahih) documentation of hadith?

Moreover, by saying this ridiculous claim (that the prophet was afraid that his hadith
would be mixed up with the Quran) they once again show their ignorance with the
Quran. In Sura 75 we are assured that God would secure the safe collection of the Quran:

“It is We who will collect it into Quran.” 75:17

This promise from God about the safe collection of the Quran, plus the promise in
15:9 for the preservation of the Quran reduces the claim of the hadith followers
(that the prophet was worried that his words would get mixed up with the Quran)
to utter nonesense. It is either they do not believe God or that they are implying that
the prophet had personal doubts in God’s ability to keep His promise!


11- Did the prophet follow anything other than the Quran?

The answer to this question is decisively dealt with in the Quran:

 

“Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures,
and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with God”s revelations,
and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you”
 5:48

God’s command to the prophet to follow what was revelaed to him (Quran) is
loud and clear. The importance of this command is emphasised in the words
 

“You shall rule among them in accordance with God’s revelations”.

They are then repeated in verse 49 to emphasise their importance.

And judge, [O Muhammad], between them by what Allah has revealed and do
not follow their inclinations and beware of them, lest they tempt you away from
some of what Allah has revealed to you. And if they turn away – then know that
Allah only intends to afflict them with some of their [own] sins. And indeed,
many among the people are defiantly disobedient.
5:49

 

To conclude, to obey God and obey the messenger, we must follow the message of the
messenger. We must follow the Quran, all the Quran and nothing but the Quran.