Does the Hadith have a Solid Historical Basis?

And among men are those who purchase idle HADITH (tales) without knowledge to mislead (men) from the Path of God, and make a mockery of it (God’s Path) [Quran, Luqman (31): 6]

The Holy Quran is unquestionably the Divine Book of Islam. However, Muslims with some exceptions regard the Hadith as Islam’s second essential source. The Hadith and related literature[1] has greatly influenced Muslim beliefs and practices. However, all Muslims should dispassionately ask themselves this critically important question: Is the Hadith reliable enough as religious guidance? It is time this question was settled decisively for all of us, for if there is some doubt about the authenticity and credibility of the Hadith, the influence it exerts on Muslim beliefs and practices cannot be regarded as wholly welcome, if not totally unwelcome.

God Who Dwells in Our Hearts

If it had been only a poetic expression we would have appreciated it not more than a Man's Concept of God which may become redundant with the passage of time. But, as it is revealed in the Quran, which reads :

Real Money is Real Title

There is much debate over what is REAL MONEY among American patriots and the debate has grown to encompass global aspects as the frauds of the monetary systems world-wide become more evident.

Even the well-meaning can lead you astray. There are some things you should know before jumping in to "real money" offers or making the assumption that 'legal tender' is real money.

Isra & Miraj

While the Isra did happen (17:1, 53:1-18), fairytales associated with it do not make any sense when scrutinized under Quran's light. First I will sum up this story, and then I will take a look at it Quranicly.

Inheritance and Testament

Testament

1. It is enjoined upon every Muslim to make a testament as regards his bequest before he dies. The last will ought to cover the entire property and all persons to whom he wants to give something without any distinction of heir or non-heir:

(2:180) "It has been enjoined upon you that when you approach death and you are leaving behind your personal property, make a testament according to law for your parents and others close to you. This has been enjoined upon Muttaqeen as a duty from Allah.

Obey God and Obey the Messenger

The hadith followers in their earnest attempt to advocate the legality of following the hadith and sunna of the prophet, play on a corrupted interpretation of the Quranic command to "obey God and obey the Messenger".

Warning To Your Loved Ones!

Peace to all those who follow the guidance.

Our brothers and sisters in GOD,

A duty has come to warn all those to whom this message reaches of a great injustice we have all committed in the eyes of GOD, that is, setting-up partners to our Lord without knowing we have done so.

The enemy of mankind (Satan) has said:

"He (Satan) said: 'Since You have willed that I go astray, I will stand against them on Your straight path. "I will come to them from before them, and from behind them, and from their right, and from their left, and You will find that most of them are unappreciative." (Quran 7:16-17)

Messengers and Prophets

It is common to hear, when a discussion is revolving around the historic figures who were chosen by God, that so and so was a “Messenger”, or sometimes they would say, so and so was a “Prophet.”

The definition of these words varies depending on who you speak to, but the most commonly heard opinions are:

  • Prophets are people who receive a scripture/book but do not have to relate it to the people;
  • Messengers are people who receive a scripture/book and must relate it to the people (a Messenger by default here is also a Prophet);
  • Messengers are people who must deliver a specific message warning and are not necessarily recipients of a scripture/book;
  • Prophets are recipients of a scripture/book and they are also required to deliver such scripture/book to the people (a Prophet by default here is also a Messenger).