The misunderstood Justification for Hadith in Quran

 


While there is no direct commandment in Quran to  create a set of books to add to Gods laws, the Quran does in many places  say: "Obey God and his messenger." To me this does not mean obey God  and Bukhari. Bukhari was not a messenger and Prophet Muhammad did not  write or compile the Hadith. The Hadith were compiled 250+ years after  the death of Muhammad. He didn't follow Bukhari, only Quran. They  weren't authorized by God or Prophet Muhammad. Let's look at these  verses to see what God means by "obey the messenger":    [5:92] Obey God and obey the messenger, and beware. If you turn away  then know that the SOLE DUTY of the messenger is to deliver the message  clearly.    [64:12] Obey God and obey the messenger. If you turn away, then it is only required of Our messenger to deliver clearly.    So it is clear from these verses that: 1. We must obey the messenger. 2. The messengers sole duty is to deliver the message.    1+2= Obey the message that the messenger delivered. That message can only be Quran.    Muslims have taken "Obey the messenger" to mean eat dates because the  prophet liked dates and to brush your teeth with miswak and ride a camel  because the Prophet did. How does this have anything to do with  worshipping God?    The other verse often used to justify the creation of Hadith is 59:7.  But this verse is about distribution of wealth and spoils of war and has  nothing to do with adding new religious laws.    Ok let's look at evidence in Quran AGAINST adding Hadith books or any other source to the word of God:    [6:114] "Shall I seek other than God as a judge when He has sent down to  you this book sufficiently detailed?" Those to whom We have given the  book know it is sent down from your Lord with truth; so do not be of  those who have doubt.    [6:115] The word of your Lord has been completed with truth and justice;  there is no changing His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower.    [6:116] If you obey the majority of those on earth they will lead you  away from God's path; that is because they follow conjecture, and that  is because they only guess.    Is Hadith not conjecture and guessing?    [25:30] The messenger said, "My Lord, my people have deserted this Quran."    [77:50] So in what hadith after this will they believe?    [17:73] They nearly diverted you from what We inspired to you so that  you would fabricate something different against Us, and then they would  have taken you as a friend!    [53:23] These are but names/attributes that you made up, you and your  forefathers. God never authorized such. They only follow conjecture, and  wishful thinking, while the guidance has come to them from their Lord.    [16:89] The day We send to every nation a witness against them from  themselves, and We have brought you as a witness against these. We have  sent down to you the book as a clarification for all things, a guide,  mercy and good tidings for those who have peacefully surrendered.    [45:6] These are God's signs that We recite to you with truth. Then in what hadith after God and his verses will they believe?    [31:6] Among the people, there are those who accept baseless hadiths to  mislead from the path of God without knowledge, and they take it as  entertainment. These will have a humiliating retribution.    So the evidence against Hadith in Quran is there, whether the scholars  like it or not. What about Sunnah you may ask. Yes the word "Sunnah" is  used in the Quran a few times. But never used for the Sunnah of  Muhammad. Only the Sunnah of God. Here's an example:    [33:62] This is God's Sunnah with those who have passed away before, and you will not find any change in God's Sunnah.    I am leaving the words Hadith and Sunnah in Arabic to make a point. But  you can go look up the verses. They are in there. Another verse used to  justify Hadith and Sunnah is this one:    [2:231] ....Do not take God's signs lightly; remember God's blessings  towards you, and what was sent down to you of AL KITAAB (the book) and  AL HIKMAH (the wisdom), He warns you with it. Be conscientious of God  and know that God is Knowledgeable in all things.    But as you can see the word Sunnah is not used here. The word Hikmah is  used. Hikmah means wisdom, not Sunnah. This has nothing to do with  following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad.    If you're with me so far, you're probably wondering... Ok, but how can  you pray Salat without Hadith? My question to you is: How do you pray  Salat WITH Hadith? I've never met one person who learned Salat by  opening a Hadith book. And go ahead and try. Show me one Hadith which  tells you step by step, start to finish, how to pray Salat. And there  are plenty of Hadith on Salat but they're unclear and contradictory.  That's why so many people pray so many different ways. Personally I  learned when my uncle taught me, not from opening Bukhari. How did you  learn?    So what does Quran say about Salat? There are five things that entail  Quranic Salat. I can find the verses later if you're interested. It's  all in Quran: 1. To do Wudu first (ablution) 2. To face the Qibla 3. To  commemorate God alone 4. To recite from Quran 5. To stand, bow and  prostrate    Anything else that God didn't mention, is not important. As crazy as it  may sound, how many raka you do, how your toe is curled, how your hands  are positioned doesn't matter to God from what I can see through Quran.  All that matters is that we worship him. Our intention and sincerity  matter. The details are for those who want to show everyone "I'm more  Islamic than you."    Lastly, I'll say study history. You will find many answers. What Muslim  scholars have done to Quran is the exact same thing the Jewish pharisees  did to the Torah. They added the Talmud, oral Torah and changed Gods  laws and added to his words. Same thing with Hadith. Are we allowed to  do this?    [10:59] Say, "Have you seen what God has sent down to you from  provisions, then you made some of it forbidden and some lawful?" Say,  "Did God authorize you, or did you invent lies against God?"    [16:116] You shall not invent lies about God by attributing lies with  your tongues, saying: "This is lawful and that is forbidden." Those who  invent lies about God will not succeed.    As for the "science" of Hadith. It's absurd to me that there needs to be  a SCIENCE of Hadith. Humans don't sit around, make a science out of  Gods law and decide what is from God and what is not. We humans don't  have that right and are overstepping our bounds and making a mockery of  Gods word if we do that. A bunch of HUMAN scholars sitting around and  deciding what is "Sahih" and part of Islam and what is not, is not one  bit different from a bunch of Romans & Christians taking a vote on  what gospels will and won't be included in the New Testament Bible at  the Council of Nicaea in 325AD.    As for the next question: Do you think you know more than the Muslim  scholars who have dedicated their life to studying Islam? My answer is  NO. But I do think I have a better ability to reason than them and see  things from an unbiased point of view, without any attachments to a  particular sect or ideology. There are scholars of Catholicism too, who  have dedicated their lives to the study of their religion. It doesn't  make them right.    The message is clear. At least to me it is. Peace!   

By:  Aamer