Salaam Aleykum, my reply is to Simone, as I have recently been "called out" too, for making a point of double checking every "hadith" that comes my way to see if it is backed up by the Qur'an.
A very good Brother asked me in a group discussion: "do you reject the ahadith?"
My reply was: "I don't reject any ahadith that is from Allah swt in the Glorious Qur'an, insh'Allah.
I agree that Hadith (the word) can mean statement, narration, story, news, conversation, talk, report. In all of the ways that "Hadith" (the word) in the Qur'an is used http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?root=Hdv
if there is an instruction in the Qur'an to follow ahadith outside of the Qur'an then I will submit to the will of Allah swt and obediently do it, insh'Allah. I have found no such instruction, as yet. I will keep looking, insh'Allah"
We to'd and fro'd with "Obey God and Obey the Messenger" and "what the Prophet gives you, take it, and what he forbids, leave it" and he ended up saying : "Sister, don't reject the teachings of the Prophet (saws). The Prophet (saws), his character, his actions, his sayings, all of that is part of our deen."
My reply was this:
"It is my belief that the Sublime Qur'an makes it clear what should and should not be rejected / turned away from / denied.
rejecting the Ayati (verses / signs)
rejecting the Haq (truth)
rejecting the Messengers
turning away from Dhikri (The Reminder)
21:1 - 21:2
turning away from / rejecting l-kitab (The Book)
Other things mentioned as being turned away from / rejected / denied:
92:9 bilhusna - goodness
25:11 bil saati - the Hour
16:83 nimatallah - The Favor of Allah swt
9:76 fadlihi - His Bounty
23:3 l-laghawi - vain talk
38:68 naba on azimun - great news
4:80 Obedience to Allah swt and Obedience to the Messenger
80:2 a blind man
kaf fa ra : http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?root=kfr
kaf dhal ba : http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?root=k
ayn ra dad : http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?root=ErD
nun kaf ra : http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?root=nkr
waw lam ya : http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?root=wly
sad dal fa : http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?root=Sdf
Peace be upon you all. I do not post all this to be argumentative. I am sharing with you this morning's Qur'an Study and Search results to share the Truth in the Qur'an with you all, and showing where I found it, in case anyone would like to check this information to verify it for themselves. My intention is good, insh'Allah. Please do not be offended. May Allah swt increase us in knowledge and understanding and forgive our mistakes and make us humble. And Allahu Alim"
That was my reply. Insha'Allah my post is useful.