they didn't have bukhari's collection of hadiths. now, they did have the koran. so, they became believers by following the koran.
I told you to be careful before answering, but as usual you did not took care as many do not. This means, to get involved in a debate with a person who has no solid reasons to back up what he says is meaningless.
Salam and Peace on you, nice brother!
The above quote in red is not mine.
I must keep quite.
The Quran was revealed in 22 and half years approximately. The early Muslims were not due to Quran but due to the Messenger and his Moral. Allah choose a person who was unique/elevated/having best morals to spread his Message. Off course with few Ayats of Quran which could not even be understood without the explanation of the Messenger at initial stage no one was going to change in which he/they believed for centuries.
Good brother, Raaajah, I still didn't answer to your question.
But finally, you yourself, came up with the above quoted answer to your own question.------So now, tell, is your above quoted answer, a good reason
to have Iman in Sahih Al-Bukhari as the second source of Islam, because the early Muslims heard a few Verses and believed, and (according to you) it was not due to Quran but due to the Messenger and his Moral???---So, this is your proof for having Iman in Imam Bukhari's book???
Well, according to you, those early Muslims saw the Messenger and and his Moral
, and believed in Al-Quran.
But, what about those people after the death of the Messenger,-----those people didn't see the Messenger and his Moral
,-----so how did they believe in Al-Quran?
If seeing the Messenger and his Moral
, is the reason that people did believe in Al-Quran, then why do people of our time believe in Al-Quran?
My nice brother, Raaajah,-----the Exalted Messenger brought such an Impressive Message of Allah, that It always appealed to people's intellect and reasoning. People could not deny The Truthfulness
of Its Message.
That is the reason the Mushrikeen always tried to stop people from listening to the recitation of Al-Quran by the Messenger, saying that there is a magic in this Kalaam, and It will enchant you.
There are many non-muslims in the world (after the death of the Messenger), they read The Quran, and they, without seeing the Messenger and his Moral,
are convinced that This Exalted Book is The Truth, and they believe.
------"O mankind, there has indeed come to you the messenger (Muhammad) with The Truth from your Lord. So believe, (that is) better for you." (Al-Nisaa-170)
-----"And follow the best of what has been sent down to you from your Lord, before there comes upon you the punishment suddenly, while you do not perceive." (Al-Zamur-55)
-----"And this (Quran) is a Book which We have revealed as a Blessing, so follow It and fear (Allah), that you may receive Mercy." (Al-Anaam-155)
Allah didn't say follow the Messenger. Allah commanded us to follow His Quran, the way the Messenger himself followed Al-Quran.
If we had to follow the Messenger, then we would have needed the Messenger before us.
We would have needed to see him how he is doing everything in Islam. We would have needed to see him and talk to him.The Messenger
The Messenger brought The Message
, gave it to his ummah, and passed away, by Allah's Will
Now, the Messenger is not before us by Allah's Will
he brought, is before us by Allah's Will
We can not see the Messenger by Allah's Will
, but we can see The Message
-----by Allah's Will
We can only follow what we can see.
So, follow The Message
that we can see.
This is, for sure, Allah's Will.
So,-------Say "Yes" to Allah's Will
, and bow before Allah's Will
Do we have Iman in our Allah?
Do we understand what is Allah's Will
Peace on you.
Please, don't be angry. I am just a learner.
A lot of Peace on you and your loved-ones.