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Submitters Perspective

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Top ten reasons

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Let us not forget that each Muslim sect has its own collections of hadiths that justify their sectarianism, and the fact that there were no sects during the time of Prophet Muhammad!

Why should we be interested in volumes and volumes of hadith books, when there is only one book of the Quran—revelations from God. Are God’s words not sufficient for His servants? It is conceivable to use hadiths for historical purposes, but Muslims should never use them as a source of religious guidance. There are literally thousands of reasons for that. Here are some that may qualify as the top ten:

10. Hadith is time-dependent, backwards and is full of unscientific and laughable examples, such as Muhammad splitting the moon with one half falling into Ali’s backyard! What nonsense. Or the hadith attributed to Muhammad that if a fly falls in their soup, they should dip it completely because if one of its wings carries the germs, the other wing carries the antidote for it! And these are genuine hadiths! The Quran is applicable for all generations; therefore it is progressive. It explains the science. It is a no nonsense book.

[79:30] He made the earth egg-shaped.

[27:88] When you look at the mountains, you think that they are standing still. But they are moving, like the clouds. Such is the manufacture of GOD, who perfected everything. He is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

9. Many hadiths contradict each other. There is no contradiction in the Quran.

[4:82] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? If it were from other than GOD, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.

8. Hadith is narrated and compiled by humans more than two centuries after the death of prophet Muhammad. It has many rules and regulations that have nothing to do with religion. It makes the religion difficult for people. It often repels people from the religion. The Quran was revealed to Muhammad through Gabriel and it is God’s words. It makes the religion easy for us.

[3:108] These are GOD’s revelations; we recite them to you, truthfully. GOD does not wish any hardship for the people.

[10:37] This Quran could not possibly be authored by other than GOD. It confirms all previous messages, and provides a FULLY DETAILED scripture. It is infallible, for it comes from the Lord of the universe.

7. Hadith is the cause of division in Muslim communities. Each sect has its own set of Hadiths. There is only one Quran, one source of jurisprudence.

[21:92-93] Your congregation is but one congregation, and I alone am your Lord; you shall worship Me alone. However, they divided themselves into disputing religions. All of them will come back to us (for judgment).

[42:13] He decreed for you the same religion decreed for Noah, and what we inspired to you, and what we decreed for Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: "You shall uphold this one religion, and do not divide it." The idol worshipers

will greatly resent what you invite them to do. GOD redeems to Himself whomever He wills; He guides to Himself only those who totally submit.

6. Some hadiths display an awful character of the prophet. There are disgusting hadiths. There are even x-rated hadiths. These hadiths blaspheme against the prophet and put him down, the very person they want to exalt! The Quran says Muhammad had a good moral character, like all other messengers.

[68:4] You are blessed with a great moral character.

5. Hadith cannot be verified or authenticated that it is indeed the word of Muhammad. The Quran has a mathematical structure based on the number 19. For example there are 114 (19x6) chapters and 6346 (19x334) verses in the Quran. The first verse of the Quran consists of 19 Arabic letters. For more info, please refer to this web site

[74:30] Over it is NINETEEN.

4. Hadith can be used for historical purposes. It should not be used for religious laws. God says the Quran is the best hadith. It is sufficient for our salvation and fully detailed.

[39:23] GOD has revealed herein the BEST HADITH; a book that is consistent, and points out both ways (to Heaven and Hell). The skins of those who reverence their Lord cringe therefrom, then their skins and their hearts soften up for GOD’s message. Such is GOD’s guidance; He bestows it upon whoever wills (to be guided). As for those sent astray by GOD, nothing can guide them.

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