authentic. The Qur’an asks if it is "other than God and His revelations." Evenif we have absolute proof that a hadith came from the messenger, even if wemay have heard it directly from the lips of the messenger, with our own ears,it is still "other than God and His revelations." Therefore, in light of 6:114and 45:6 it is invalid as a source of law and guidance.Not only are hadith, even authentic hadith, invalid as a source of law andguidance, they can be a source of misguidance. It is obvious that hadith withnegative content, such as those that call for stoning adulterers, are a sourceof misguidance. But what about hadith with positive content?Mainstream Muslims of all schools of thought insist that hadith are necessaryfor a number of reasons. Among the most important reasons, is that withouthadith we cannot properly understand the Qur’an. Hadith, they say, shedlight on the Qur’an. But God tells us that the Qur’an is light (4:174, 42:52).Can the hadith shed light on the Qur’an which is light?Can the moon shed light on the sun? No, for the moon only reflects the lightcast by the sun. Likewise, any light in found in any hadith from themessenger is no more than a reflection of the light in the Qur’an.The moon is only visible when our side of the earth is turned away from thesun. When the sun is above us, the moon is no longer visible. But if themoon moves between us and the sun, we find ourselves in the darkness of an eclipse. During an eclipse, the moon which reflects the light of the sunwhen we are turned away from the sun, now cuts us off from the light of thesun.For a believer, the Qur’an is as the sun which never sets. Hadith, any and allhadith, are as the moon. If we turn toward the hadith, we turn away fromthe Qur’an. If we let the hadith come between us and the Qur’an, we will findourselves in the darkness of a spiritual eclipse, cut off from the light of theQur’an.
THE MYTH OF HADITH!
By Layth (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Do not accept anything that you have no knowledge of. Surely the hearing,the sight and the mind you are responsible for." (Quran, 17:36)The above verse does wonders for the students of GOD's religion, it alwaysreminds them what the "criteria" is for accepting and upholding what ispeddled to them as "law" from above.We, as human beings, are commanded by the Lord to use our senses (sight,hearing and mind) so that we may ascertain the truth from thefalsehood…Blind following is NOT allowed in the Quran and it is given as asign of disbelief: