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AhleQuran or Quranites or Quranists or Quranioon are the breakaway sector of Islam who believe that ONLY Quran is the sacred text for them and they totally reject the Hadith and Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed s.a.w.

Modus Operands of AlheQuran:

AhleQuran people are known to abuse Muslims in many different ways and they deploy several tactics to lead the Muslims away from mainstream Islam. They take cover of Muslims and New-Muslim names while in conversation with Muslims, especially in emails, web blogs, and web sites and on many chat forums. They are fully equipped with false, weak and Shite Hadiths; they also keep ready their back-answers to their allegations when refuted from Quran or Hadith or commonsense. They are fully equipped with excerpts from Quran that they may use to support they agenda and tactics which may look like reality to any un-suspecting Muslims. They device their attacks in an organized manner and are very trained to do so by their peers. They attack Hadiths by their main word Contradiction to Quran. They always keep at least five Quran translations by different authors ready at hand. Their excerpts from Quran are always with them for ready references, they do their homework meticulously and wickedly. They also make fun of Islamic Jurisprudence and three of its four corner stones, viz, Sunnah, Ijma and Qiyas. (The fourth corner stone is Quran - which the Ahlul-Quran claim to follow but in reality they don't. They claim that Sunnah and Fiqh are human creations, imperfect and are collectively responsible for the dilapidated condition of Muslims today. They address the Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu Alahi wassallam (s.a.w) with their generic term Mohammed Alayhissalam. They incessantly claim that Muslims are caught into non-essential things like Beard, Hijaab, Jihaad, Salaat, reciting Quran like a parrot, fasting and Eid's - these are all rituals! They also claim that Islam is "all about balance, honesty and truth" and not ritualistic patterns.

AhleQuran belief Vs the True Islamic Belief, a comparison:

AhleQuran Belief
Allah ta'ala states, And We revealed to

True Islamic Beleif

Indeed The Quran is an explanation of everything but only for the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaih wasallam, not for us fools. This ayah is in first person to the Prophet s.a.w from Allah s.w.t. This is why in this verse Allah subhan wa ta'ala says you which is a singular form, not plural, as Allah Ta'ala is only addressing to Rasoolullah (sallallahu alahi wasallam) here. Quran explains everything to Beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and Our Beloved Prophet explains everything to us. Quranists may question that Where it is written in the Quran that Beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam is the explainer? Reply: ALLAH Al-Mighty clearly says in "Surah Nahl, Verse:44":

you the Book to clearly explain everything. (Surah Nahl, Verse 89)

So, when the Holy Quran has explained everything, what need is there for Hadith

And We have also sent down to you the Dhikr (Quran) so that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them"
Here you can see that ALLAH Al-Mighty has asked our Beloved Prophet to explain us the revelations from ALLAH. And all the explanations are recorded in Hadith books which every Muslim must accept. Now, can those who present this objection figure out the rate of Zakaah
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from the Holy Quran? Surely not! as it could only be known from the explanation of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) which is recorded in Hadith books. There is a great need of Hadith as we need to take the teachings of Quran from there. On this, Quranists may say that Quran has been revealed in a very easy understandable language so there is no need for further teachings. In reply to this, lets quote the Holy Verse of Quran where ALLAH Al-Mighty has said that our Beloved Prophet delivers us the Verses of Quran and after delivering them, He teaches us those verses. Read this verse of Quran:

Allah subhan wa ta'ala states, There is

nothing wet or dry not mentioned in the manifest book (i.e. the Holy Quran).
(Surah Anaam, Verse 59) When everything is in the Holy Quran, what need is there to take from the Hadith

He is it He Who has sent among the unlettered ones, a Messenger from among themselves, reciting to them His verses, purifying them, and teaching them the Book and the Hikmah. And verily, they had been before in manifest error" (Surah Jumu'ah, Verse:2)
Therefore, undoubtedly everything is in the Quran, but only the perfect intellect can deduce its content. Pearls are found in the ocean but only a diver can bring them up. Medicine is found in pharmacies but only doctors can prescribe their usage. Everything is in the Quran but Only Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) can teach it to us and to make us understand the Holy verses of Quran. Allah subhan wa ta'ala states, We have

made the Quran easy for remembering. (Surah Qamar, Verse 22)

When the Quran has everything and has been made easy, what need is there of the Hadith? The four Caliphs used to stop people from narrating Hadith. How then did the Hadith come about?

The Holy Quran has been made easy to memorize, not to deduce laws from. This is why the word for remembering was used. No one ever became a hafiz of the Torah or Bible, whereas the Holy Quran is memorized by even children. This is what is meant by made easy. If the Holy Quran was made easy for deducing laws, what need was there for the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam to teach it?

And he teaches them the Book and wisdom. (Surah Baqarah, Verse 129)
The Companions and the four Caliphs did not stop the narrating of Hadith. Rather, they prohibited carelessness in narration so that no incorrect utterance was attributed to the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam. If they completely stopped the narrating of Hadith, the Deen wouldve perished because it cannot exist without it. Thousands of narrations of the Companions are found today. Once, Hadrat Abu Saeed Khudri radi Allahu anhu narrated a Hadith to Hadrat Umar radi Allahu anhu. He replied, Present a witness for this Hadith or I will punish you. There are a few replies to this, 1) Its surprising that you Munkir Hadith use this Hadith as proof of your claim. How can you use the Hadith to refute the Hadith itself? 2) This narration was intended for people who memorize the Hadith. If they wrote it, the requirement to memorize the sayings of the Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam wouldve ceased. 3) Also, this Hadith was said when the revelation of the Holy Quran had commenced, and there was fear of the Quran and the Hadith being mixed together due to the transcribing of both. After some time (when people began to understand the difference between the two), permission to transcribe the Hadith was given. Some narrations found in "Sahih Bukhari, Chapter- Baabu Kitaabatil-Ilm, i.e. Chapter on Recording Knowledge" which show consent to transcribing the Ahadith are as follows:

The Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam said, Besides the Holy Quran, dont transcribe (write) anything from me. If Rasoolullah sallallahu alaih wasallam prohibited the transcribing (writing) of Hadith, there should be no reason for the Hadith to exist. Only the Quran was permitted by him to be recorded, and so only the Quran is necessary to be followed.

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i) At the time of Rasoolullahs sallallahu alaih wasallam demise, he himself asked for paper and said, Bring it to me so that I may write something for you not to be led astray. If transcribing the Hadith was prohibited, why did the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam intend doing this? Hadrat Abu Hurairah radi Allahu anhu states, Amr ibn As radi Allahu anhu used to write down Ahadith. I never did. ii) On the occasion of Hajjatul-Wada (The Final Hajj), the Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam delivered a sermon. Abu Shah then submitted, O Rasoolullah sallallahu alaih wasallam, write down these commands for me. The Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam replied, Someone write it down for Abu Shah. iii) Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddique radi Allahu anhu wrote down Ahadith pertaining to the rules of charity (sadaqah) and sent them to his governors so that they could practice upon them. iv) People asked Hadrat Ali radi Allahu anhu, Which secrets of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam do you have with you? He replied, Nothing except a journal which has a few Ahadith written in it. v) Hadrat Umar ibn Abdul-Azeez radi Allahu anhu wrote to Abu Bakr ibn Hazm radi Allahu anhu, Search for the Ahadith of the Prophet sallallahu alaih wasallam and write them down; for I fear the loss of knowledge. Imam Bukhari has dedicated an entire chapter on this in his Sahih Bukhari (called Baabu Kitaabatil-Ilm, i.e. Chapter on Recording Knowledge). All of the above-mentioned narrations may be found within. Important note It is truly surprising that the Holy Quran has stressed the transactions of loans to be written down for the sake of wealth not being ruined, while the Hadith is more important and exquisite than wealth. How then can there be a prohibition to note it down?

1. Revelation: The Prophets sayings and actions were primarily based on revelation from Allah (One True
God) and, as such, must be considered a fundamental source of guidance along with Quran. Allah in the Quran said concerning the Prophet (S.a.w) -

He does not speak on his own, out of his own desire; That is but a Revelation that is revealed to him. [Quran 53:3-4]
Therefore, the Hadith represents a personal source of divine guidance which Allah granted His Prophet (S.a.w) which was similar in its nature to the Quran itself. The Prophet (S.a.w) reiterated this point in one of his recorded statements, Indeed, I was given the Quran and something similar to it along with it. [Sunan Abu Dawud]

2. Tafseer: The preservation of the Quran was not restricted to protecting its wording from change. Was that
the case, its meanings could be manipulated according to human desires, while maintaining its wording. However, Allah also protected its essential meanings from change by entrusting the explanation of the meanings of Quran to the Prophet (S.A.W) himself. Allah states the following in the Quran regarding its interpretation:

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(We sent them) with Clear Signs and Books of dark prophecies; and We have sent down unto thee [Muhammad (S.a.w)] the Message; that thou mayest explain clearly to men what is sent for them, and that they may give thought. [Quran 16:44]
Therefore, if one is to understand the meanings of Quran, he or she must consider what the Prophet (S.A.W) said or did regarding it. E.g. in the Quran, Allah instructs the believers to offer salaah (formal prayers) and pay zakaah (obligatory charity) in Chapter 2, verse 43. However, in order to obey these instructions correctly, one must study the methodology of the Prophet (S.A.W) in this regard. Among his many clarifications concerning Salaah and zakaah, he instructed his followers saying Pray as you saw me pray,[ Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol. 1, no. 604.] and he specified that surplus wealth, unused for a year, should be given as zakaah.

3. Laws: One of the primary duties of the Prophet (S.a.w) was to judge between people in their disputes. Since
his judgments were all based on revelation, as stated earlier, they must be considered a primary source of principles by which judgments are carried out in an Islamic State. Allah also addressed this responsibility in the Quran saying:

O believers obey Allah, obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. If you dispute about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger. [Quran 4:59]
Thus, Hadeeths are essential for the smooth running of the law courts in an Islamic State.

4. Moral Ideal: Since the Prophet (S.a.w) was guided by revelation in his personal life, his character and
social interactions became prime examples of moral conduct for Muslims until the Last Day. Attention was drawn to this fact in the following verse of Quran:

Surely there is for all of you a good example (of conduct) in the way of Allahs Messenger [Quran 33:21]
Consequently, the daily life of the Prophet (S.a.w) as recorded in hadeeth represents an ideal code of good conduct.

5. Preservation of Islam: The science of narration, collection and criticism of Hadith was unknown to the
world prior to the era of the Prophet (S.a.w). In fact, it was due in part to the absence of such a reliable science that the messages of the former prophets became lost or distorted in the generations that followed them. Therefore, it may be said that it is largely due to the science of Hadith that the final message of Islam has been preserved in it is original purity for all times. This is alluded to in the Quranic verse:

Indeed, I have revealed the Reminder, I will, indeed, protect it. [Quran 15: 90]


Sunnah is ignored mostly out of arrogance and ignorance. Arrogance is having knowledge about a Sunnah and then ignoring it. Similarly, ignorance is being unaware of an authentic Sunnah. Arrogant usually have the argument that Quran is enough to follow Islam. Ill like to remind them that Allah takes vows by Himself very few times in Quran (most of the vows are taken by His creation). And one such place where He takes vow by Himself is Chapter4, Verse 65:-

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But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, until they make thee (Prophet Muhammad [S.a.w]) judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction. [Quran 4:65]
According to me there are two main points to note here:1) they can have no (real) Faith, until they make thee [Muhammad (S.a.w)] judge in all disputes between them 2) and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.

Thus Quran in very clear words state that our lives must be in accordance with the judging of Mohammed (S.a.w) or else it leads to DISBELIEF. And once we know the Sunnah there must be no resistance on our part. A single ayah of Quran is enough to make people realize the facts about the graveness of sidelining the Sunnah. However if you need more; here they are (after all Sunnah is the part of Islamic Faith, and no one has real faith unless he follows the Sunnah):How many of our decisions might go against messenger if we dont know/sideline/reject Sunnah-

It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.(33:36 Quran) -Ignoring Sunnah may lead to punishment here or in hereafterJust to give one example through a Hadith, Salama b. Akwa reported on the authority of his father that a person ate in the presence of Allahs Messenger (S.a.w) with his left hand, whereupon he said: Eat with your right hand. He said: I cannot do that, whereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: May you not be able to do that. It was vanity (excessive pride) that prevented him from doing it, and he could not raise it (the right hand) up to his mouth. (Book 023, Hadith 5011)(Bukhari) -The very fact of sending messengers?-

We sent not a messenger, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah. If they had only, when they were unjust to themselves, come unto thee and asked Allahs forgiveness, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah indeed Oft-returning, Most Merciful. (Quran 4:64) Take WHAT messenger assigns- What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the people of the townships,- belongs to Allah,- to His Messenger and to kindred and orphans, the needy and the wayfarer; In order that it may not (merely) make a circuit between the wealthy among you. So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah. for Allah is strict in Punishment.(Quran 59:7)

Hadith: The Integral Part of Islam

But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, until they make thee (Prophet Muhammad [s.a.w]) judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction. [Translation of Quran 4:65]
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Hadiths are inseparable part of Islam. In fact deliberately ignoring hadiths and Sunnah (traditions) of Muhammad (S.a.w) is a sin which takes one out of the fold of Islam; as evident in the above quoted ayah of Quran. However recent developments have increasingly led people in doubts regarding the relevance of this wonderful source of knowledge, which is inseparable and the most essential element when it comes to practically submitting to the will of Allah. The fact that more than 12% visitors arrive at our site ( with query on this issue and also that about 25% visitors visit our article Importance of Sunnah and Hadiths gave us enough hint on the graveness of this issue. Under this section of this document the following topics are covered: A. B. C. D. E. F. What are Hadiths and Sunnah? (As explained above) Is Quran the only form of revelation to Prophet Muhammad (S.a.w)? Role of a Messenger (Was it only to deliver Quran?) Importance of Sunnah, Hadiths and Scholars as mentioned in Quran. Referring to Messenger (S.A.W) on the issue of Hadith Reply some common arguments of Hadith rejecters

I take the liberty to assume the following safely for my readers: Reader understands and believes that Quran is uncorrupted and direct word of Allah revealed to Muhammad (s.a.w). Reader understands and believes that Muhammad (s.a.w) was a prophet of Allah. Reader is unbiased towards these issues.

B: Is Quran the only form of revelation to Prophet Muhammad (S.a.w)?

The first misconception one needs to clear is that Quran is the only revelation revealed to Muhammad (S.a.w). It is a misconception that whatever was revealed to Muhammad (S.a.w), is in Quran. This misconception could be taken care of in many ways. However since I have assumed above that the reader believes that Quran is UNCORRUPTED and direct word of Allah, we would base our arguments within this framework. So lets look at just three out of many evidences to clarify this fact from the Quran:Evidence 1: According to verse 144 of Surah al-Baqarah (Chapter 2 of the Quran), Allah Almighty commanded the Prophet (S.a.w), to face the Kabah (inMecca) in his daily prayers instead ofJerusalem.

We see the turning of thy face to the heavens: now shall We turn thee to a Qiblah that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque; wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction.
But why was the Prophet (S.a.w) facing Jerusalem before that? Verse 143 (of Surah al-Baqarah) shows that Allah Himself had appointed Jerusalem as the initial Qiblah (i.e. direction faced when praying) for the Prophet (S.a.w).

And We appointed the Qiblah to which thou was used, only to test those who followed the Messenger from those who would turn on their heels (from the Faith).
The appointment of the previous Qiblah is referred to as being in the past. But there is no verse in the Quran which commands the Prophet (S.a.w), to face Jerusalem at the beginning of his mission! And also it is clear that the Prophet (S.a.w) did not decide by himself to take Jerusalem as previous Qiblah as otherwise he would not have turned his face to the heavens with a hope that Allah will appoint Kaaba as the new Qiblah. Therefore, the Prophet (S.a.w), must have received this guidance from Allah in a form other than the Quran. This alternative revelation is preserved in the Sunnah and Hadeeth. Ayah 143 also shows that Allah tested the faith of those who followed Messenger in complete sense (Quran + Hadith). Evidence 2:
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In verse 3 of Surah al-Tahreem (Chapter 66 of the Quran), a certain incident is cited.

When the Prophet disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his wives, and she then divulged it, and Allah made it known to him, he confirmed a part of it and repudiated a part. Then when he told her of it, she said, Who told you this? He said, He told me Who knows and is well-acquainted (with all things).
We must consider carefully the phrases Allah made it known to him and He told me Who knows and is wellacquainted, The question is, how did Allah make it known to him and tell him? Certainly not via the Quran, since there is no mention of it anywhere else in the Book of Allah. Therefore, the Prophet (S.a.w), must have been told via some communication from Allah which is not part of the Quran. Evidence 3: It is mentioned in Surah 2 ayah 187;

It is made lawful for you, in the nights of fasts, to have sex with your women. They are a cover for you, and you are a cover for them. Allh knew that you were betraying yourselves; so, He relented towards you and pardoned you. So, now you can have sexual intimacy with them, and seek what Allh has destined for you, and eat and drink until the white thread of the dawn becomes distinct from the black thread; then complete the fasts up to the night.
The following points with respect to this verse are worth consideration: (a) The verse confirms that sexual intercourse during the nights of Ramadan was not lawful before. (b) The people who had sexual intercourse during the nights of Ramadan before this verse was revealed are admonished by describing their act as betraying themselves. (c) The words, so He relented towards you and pardoned you, indicate that their sexual act was a sin, because relenting and pardoning occur only after a person commits a sin. (d) The words so now you can have sexual intimacy with them denote that it is only now that the sexual act during the nights of Ramadaan has been made lawful. All these points confirm the fact that the earlier prohibition of having sexual intercourse during the nights of Ramadaan was validly made by a competent authority, and the Muslims were bound to abide by it. But there is no verse in the Quran to convey this prohibition. It was enforced only by the Prophet (S.a.w). Still, the Quran not only confirms it, but also treats it as if it were Allahs enforcement. It is due to the fact that the Prophet (S.a.w) did not enforce this prohibition by his own will, it was rather based on a revelation of Allah Almighty which is not contained in the Quran. Looked at from this angle, this verse on the one hand proves that there is a revelation which does not form part of the Quran, and on the other hand it reaffirms the status of the Prophet as a law-giver, and that his injunctions, both orders and prohibitions, are binding on the Muslims. These are just a few examples out of many others which leave no doubt that the Prophet (S.a.w), used to receive separate revelations from Allah out of which a part was intended by Allah to be preserved word for word under the title of the Quran. All other communication was embodied either in the Prophets sayings or in his practices which were carefully preserved by the Companions in the Hadeeth as the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (S.a.w). (We shall see the preservation and compilation of Hadith in later articles InshaAllah)

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Thus this also shows that when Allah says, He does not speak on his own, out of his own desire. That is but a Revelation that is revealed to him. (Translation of Quran 53:3-4) it does not exclusively refer to Quran. In fact the revelations which reach us in the form of verified authentic Hadiths are also included in the same, which implies that every word of Prophet (S.a.w) was under the guidance of Allah.

Role of Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him

The usual claim of those who take Hadiths and Sunnah lightly is that the Messengers role was only to deliver Quran and nothing more than that. As their evidence they quote, Surah 5:92, Surah 24:54 and Surah 64:12. However they (usually) purposely try and avoid the ayahs in Quran itself which describe the mentioned ayahs in greater detail. Also as our assumption is that the reader understands and believes that Quran is uncorrupted and direct word of Allah revealed to Muhammad (S.a.w), we will explore the role of Muhammad (S.a.w) from Quran itself. Role of the Prophet Mohammed s.a.w as explainer of Quran

(We sent them) with Clear Signs and Books of dark prophecies; and We have sent down unto thee (also) the Message; that thou mayest explain clearly to men what is sent for them, and that they may give thought. (Translation of Quran Surah 16:44) And We have not sent down to thee the Book except that thou mayest explain to them that concerning which they have created differences and as a guidance, and a mercy for a people who believe. (Translation of Quran Surah 16:64)
These verses show that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was sent to explain the Quran. It doesnt just mean to proclaim. To proclaim is to baligh, as one can see from the words usage in Surah 5:67. However, here the word is litubayyina, which means to explain just like how it is used in Surah 14 Verse 4: We sent not an apostle except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make (things) clear to them. Now Allah leaves straying those whom He pleases and guides whom He pleases: and He is exalted in power, full of Wisdom. Role of Prophet Mohammed s.a.w as Law establisher and commander under guidance of Allah:-

Those who follow the apostle, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper. day: O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Apostle of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no Allah but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Apostle, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided. (Translation of Quran 7:157-158)
The part of heading for this ayah Role as Law establisher and commander is clearly evident from ayah 157 and the part under guidance of Allah is evident in ayah 158. However it must be noted that as the act of commanding, forbidding etc are attributed to Messenger (S.a.w); it definitely does not relate to Commands in Quran, as Quran is in the words of Allah. Thus this actually refers to the commands recorded in authentic Hadiths. Role of Prophet Mohammed s.a.w as Teacher

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Even as We have sent unto you a messenger from among you who recites unto you Our signs and who sanctifies you and teaches you the book and wisdom and teaches you what you did not know (Translation of Quran 2:151). Allah has verily shown grace to the believers by sending unto them a messenger from among them who recites unto them His signs and sanctifies them and teaches them the book and wisdom, although before they were in flagrant error. (Translation of Quran 3:164)
Thus we can see that the above ayah classifies Messenger (S.a.w)s role into four parts: 1. Reciting the signs. 2. Purifying or sanctifying people. 3. Teaching the book. 4. Teaching the wisdom. These four functions have been described as the purpose for which Allah has sent the Messenger, and Allahs guidance to man will be fulfilled and completed by all and not by one only. All these functions are therefore part of Allahs guidance through the person of the Prophet (S.a.w). The purpose of sending the Messenger is, apart from reciting His revelations, firstly to purify them, for the proper understanding of the Book and wisdom, and the ability to put them into practice, is unattainable unless a purification of the heart, the centre of the will and intentions, has not been achieved. This purification consists of the influence of the Prophets (S.a.w) personality, and his continual exhortations to the believers by word and example in the light of the Quran to purify their thoughts and deeds. The next stage after this purification is the teaching of the Book, that is, to explain and demonstrate the implications of the Book, and to apply it to the circumstances of human life in the most excellent way. Finally, the teaching of wisdom refers to the development into a science of certain subjects treated in general in the Quran, such as spiritual science, moral science, the science of the Shariah, of government etc., regarding all of which we can find valuable guidance both theoretical and practical from the Prophet (S.a.w). These four main functions of the Prophet have been instituted and carried out by the command under the guidance of Allah Himself, and constitute an integral part of Allahs message to mankind. To state that only the first function is of permanent significance is simply to flout the Word of Allah.

Criticism of Sunnah from AhleQuran and Muslim responses:

AhleQuran bitterly criticize many Hadiths , some even go to the extent of making jokes against many Hadiths. Below is a table of AhleQuran criticism and befitting responses with references to many Quranic Ayaths. AhleQuran criticism Any hadith that go against nature or natural sciences is fabricated Muslim Responses

O fire, be coolness and peace for Ibrahim. (Surah Anbiya [21]: Ayah 69). What are we to say about fires that are meant to bring
coolness? If we are to reject Hadiths on this principle then the same can be said for this ayah as well, but the AhleQuran would never raise this point when discussing Ayahs; why this prejudice against ahadith only? An explanation has never been given

Ahadith suggest that Allah has a throne and the sun prostrates Allah.

To Allah prostrate all things that are in the skies and on earth,- the sun, the moon, the stars; the hills, the trees. (Surah

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Hajj [22], ayah 18)
Not only the sun but other things as well prostrate Allah. The seven

skies declare His glory and the earth (too), and those who are in them; and there is not a single thing but glorifies Him with His praise, but you do not understand their glorification; surely He is Forbearing, Forgiving. (Surah Al Isra, ayah 44)
We cant understand their worship but we have to acknowledge their worship whether it is mentioned in Quran or Hadiths, why reject one and acknowledge the other? Now does Allah have a throne?

And His Throne was upon the water. (Surah Hud [11], ayah 7)
Any such hadith will be considered fabricated which suggests that the tree cried.

We made the mountains, and the birds to celebrate Our praise. (Surah Anbiya [21], ayah 79)
What are we to say about mountains which praise Allah, not only that some rocks fear Allah.

And indeed there are rocks which fall down for the fear of Allah. (Surah Baqarah [2], ayah 74)
So first reject these ayahs then criticize Hadith; if not and certainly not, then why not believe in Hadith which carry a similar meaning and are also revealed by Allah? Hadith grants paradise to people if they say the kalima only.

Those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not nor grieve, but hear good tidings of the paradise which ye are promised. (Surah Ha Meem Sajda [41], ayah 30)
The Hadith is just like the above ayah, where after saying Our lord Allah they have to remain firm in their belief.

Hadith forgives peoples sins if they perform small acts such as ablution.

Ablution is a very commendable act; it is done for salaat but the Quran grants forgiveness just by saying a word and prostrating.

Enter the gate prostrate, and say: Repentance We will forgive you your sins and will increase (reward) for the right-doers. (Surah Baqarah [2], ayah 58)
Why do Hadiths have conflicting reports regarding one matter? This alone proves their fabrication. Hadith insults Ibraheem (Alaihi Salaam) by stating he lied three times. This allegation is Void in absence of any daleel.

First of all it should be clear we disagree with the translation in this regard but for arguments sake I are presenting this ayah.

They said: Have you done this to our gods, O Ibrahim?He said: No, this was done by this biggest one! Ask him, if he can speak.. (Surah Anbiya [21], ayah 62-63)
Now what are we to call this? Whatever the reason it would be termed a lie. This is one of the three events the Hadith refers to, so criticize Quran first. The word used in Hadith is Kazib, which usually means lie, but it also means mistake, an arrow not hitting the target, or something said which has dual meaning etc. The appropriate meaning
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of kazib in this Hadith would be something said which has dual meaning. Is spit of the Prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihiwa-Sallam) meant to be a cure? Yes, it is meant to be a cure. If a breath of a Prophet can bring things to life then the saliva of another prophet can be cure? That I have come

to you with a sign from your Lord, that I determine for you out of dust like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with Allahs permission. (Surah Aale Imran [3], ayah 49) Allah shows miracles through His prophets.
Any Hadith that suggest that the throne of Allah shacked on someones death, such Hadith is definitely fabricated.

So the heaven and the earth did not weep for them. (Surah Ad Dukhan [44], ayah 29)
What are you to say about the sky and earth not weeping on someones death? So does this mean it does weep on someones death? If you are to say that it is only a figure of speech then the same can be said about the Hadith, why reject one and accept the other?

Hadiths were collected and compiled by humans, they could have made mistakes. While for the Quran, Allah has promised its protection.

Who do you think collected and protected the Quran? Angels? About the promise to protect the Quran, there is no such ayah that suggests that Allah will protect the Quran only.

Surely We have revealed the Reminder and We will most surely be its Guardian. (Surah Hijr [15], ayah 9)
The word used in the Arabic text is Zikr which refers to both Quran and Hadiths. Hadiths have been recorded and preserved since the time of the Prophet (SallAllahu alaihi wassallam), There is no such Hadith that suggests that, the word mubasharat in the Arabic text has confused the people. Imam Shoukani says mubasharat means the touching of two bodies (Nail-ul-Autar, Chapter taqbeelsaim). So the Hadith only means that you can touch your wife or kiss her, during the process your body can touch her. Were the ayahs abrogated in the lifetime of the Prophet (SallAllah-uAlaihi-wa-Sallam)? If so, then what is wrong with that? The prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-waSallam) told us this is Quran and later if he himself tells us these ayahs are abrogated, why are we not to believe him? If it is said that they were abrogated after his life, then they wont be Hadiths of the prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam), so why criticize Hadiths for it? Most of the narrations in this regard are dhaeef, while one is in Sahih Bukhari, which too is the saying of Omar (may Allah be pleased with him) not a marfoo (elevated) hadith {words of the prophet}. The word to focus in it is Ayah and Kitab Allah. The word Book doesnt necessarily mean the Quran always, it is proven from Hadiths but here is an ayah to prove it.

It is in a Hadith that the prophet (SallAllahu-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) used to have intercourse with his wife while he was fasting. It is in Hadiths that there were ayahs that were later abrogated.

This Quran is not such as can be produced by other than Allah; on the contrary it is a confirmation of (revelations) that went before it, and a fuller explanation of the Book wherein there is no doubt from the Lord of the worlds. (Surah Younus [10], ayah 37)
Quran explains the book, which book? Here we would take the meaning of book as Shariah and the correct meaning would be Quran explains the Shariah. If we are to say it means Quran explains the Quran, then why the different usage of words? Furthermore, we find that there are certain things that are not fully
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understandable in the Quran, for example how to offer Salaat or which are the forbidden months. Now about the word ayah. Verily! In the creation of the heavens

and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed ayaat for men of understanding. (Surah Al-Imran [3], ayah 190) And on the earth are ayaat for those who have faith with certainty and also in your own selves. Will you not then see. (Surah Dhariyat [51], ayah 20-21)
Same is the case for the word ayah, it doesnt always mean the ayah of the Quran, as can be seen in the above ayaat, in these ayaat it just means signs. If you have a hard time accepting this, how do you accept that a woman can have a child without a man? How do you accept a barren woman having a child with an old man?

It is stated in Hadiths that our prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) married a nine year old child.

She said: My Lord! How shall there be a son to me when no man has even touched me? He said: Even so, Allah creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter, He only says to it, be, and it is. (Surah Aale Imran [3], ayah 47) He said: My Lord! How can I have a son when my wife is barren and I have reached infirm old age? He said: So shall it be, your Lord says: It is easy to Me (Surah Maryam [19], ayah 8-9)
The answer to all the above is easy for a Muslim that if Allah wishes it to be then a woman can have a child without a man, if Allah wishes, a barren woman can have a child with an old man, similarly we say that if Allah wishes, a nine year old girl can become matured enough to get married. Narrated Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her): Allahs prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said : You were shown to me in a dream. An angel brought you to me, wrapped in a piece of silken cloth, and said to me, This is your wife. I removed the piece of cloth from your face, and there you were. I said to myself: If it is from Allah, then it will surely be. (Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 62, Number 57) It is evident from the above Hadith that Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) was married to the prophet (SallAllah-u-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) on the command from Allah, as the dreams of prophets are from Allah. Furthermore, Aisha (RadiAllahu Tala Anha) got married at the age of six, started living with her husband at the age of nine, but there is no mention in Hadiths that she had intercourse with her husband at that age. The word used in the Arabic text is Bana which means to bring the wife home; there is no mention in the hadith about what happened afterwards. Having said this, lets address the above Criticism regarding Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) s marriage in the light of modern research. Can a person attain puberty at such a small age? The age of attaining puberty differs from person to person and place-toplace, like in Africa a nine year old gave birth to a child. (Newspaper Daily Dawn issued from Karachi, dated 29th March 1966) Which means the girl reached the age of puberty at the age of eight, furthermore if we examine latest research as regards to the age of puberty, one would find that girls can reach puberty even earlier than
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eight years, these medical researchers are easily available online. Conclusion: The Criticism made on Hadiths are baseless, this is not something new for us as we were warned about this a long time ago. In addition, when you question any Christian today about the age of Mary when she got pregnant with Jesus; none of them will be able to tell you her age. However, in the Papiaries of Methodious or the early church fathers writings, it states that she was 7 years old when she conceived and borne Jesus (S.A.W). I do have a full length paper on this named The Good News at my

Generic Attacks on Hadiths from AhleQuran Cultists

There is a well known Hadith in Sahih Al-Bukhari (Volume 4, Book 54, Number 537) : Narrated by Abu Huraira (more or less): The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) said "If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease." The accusation made against this Hadith is that this is a very "unhygienic" practice being advocated by the messenger of Allah (sallahu alayhi wa sallam). This particular Hadith is highlighted by Ahlul-Quran as "human corruption" and "illogical backward thinking". Let us now go to the Quran, which they claim is their litmus paper, and let us evaluate their accusations. Quran against the "Ahle-Quran" In Surah Baqarah, verse 26 the following challenge is presented: Lo! Allah

disdaineth not to coin the similitude even of a gnat or anything above that. Those who believe know that it is the truth from their Lord; but those who disbelieve say: What doth Allah wish (to teach) by such a similitude? He misleadeth many thereby, and He guideth many thereby; and He misleadeth thereby only miscreants; (verse26).
So, Allah Almighty gives guidance to people who are able to decipher the truth even if it is an example drawn from a gnat (or fly). Let us now see where such a challenge is presented. This verse challenges the Ahlul-Quran and puts them in the category of "Faasiqeen" (miscreants). Hadith against the "Ahle-Quran" To teach this Ummah the reality of this verse I have already quoted the Hadith from Imam Bukhari's Sahih (an oral tradition) which actually presents an example pertaining to a fly! I know for a fact that there is nothing in the Quran that opposes this hadith. To the contrary, the Quran questions the mindset of people who fail to understand simple facts. Jurisprudence against the "Ahle-Quran" The Ahlul-Quran can scream all they want and accuse the four illustrious Mujtahid Imaams of creating confusion. However, the readers are about to discover that in reality it is the Ahlul-Quran who are narrow minded and are unable to solve any human problem. All their claims, statements and internet wars are purely theoretical and academic in nature. They have never offered any solutions to date that one can consider as practical. The Arabic word for "Buffalo" is "Jamoos". I want the Ahlul-Quran to please show mankind from the Quran whether "Buffalo" is "Halal or Haraam?" What about eating the meat of a Monkey? To such simple questions, they have no answers. Now, let us see how Imaam Abu Hanifa (rahmatullahi alayhi) empowers the Muslims. Here is a question for AhlulQuran and people like Syed Akbar Ali and his brand of Muslims: "You have invited 30+ guests to your house and your wive spends all day preparing the meals. On the menu she has Briyani rice, yogurt, salad, lentil soup and a jug of cold drink. When the time comes for serving food Mr.Akbar Ali's wife discoves that a fly has fallen in the soup, an ant has fallen into the Biryani rice and the jug of cold drink has a little mosquito floating on the top. Faced with this problem, she calls upon her husband to offer a practical solution".
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Based on the above scenario (which happens in every kitchen of the world), here are my questions to the "AhleQuran": Do you throw away the Biryani Rice because an ant has fallen into the whole pot? Please show ONLY from the Quran why you choose a "yes" or a "no". Do you throw away the entire pot of Lentil Soup because of a small fly? Please show ONLY from the Quran why you choose a "yes" or a "no". OR does Mr. Syed's wife need to start all over again; and what if a fly falls into the Biryani Rice again? Till the day of Judgment Mr. Akbar Ali and these AhleQuran will never be able to answer these questions. There is no answer in the Quran for this universal problem that happens in over a billion homes every day. It is at this juncture that one realizes the importance of Sunnah and Fiqh (Jurisprudence). By rejecting the Sunnah as a primary textual evidence the Ahle-Quran have introduced a problem of unprecedented magnitude for themselves. In order to answer these questions in a practical manner, Imaam Abu Hanifa (and the other jurists) has opened the door of "analogical reasoning" based on the "primary textual evidence". This in Arabic is called "Ijtihaad fil Masaail". Hence, the jurists determined that there are many categories of insects that are similar to a fly. A fly has six legs, an ant has six legs and a mosquito has six legs. Today there are 8,500 types of "six-legged" flies and insects (similar to flies) that can fall in our food and drinks. So, the jurists solved a massive problem by expanding the application of the Hadith. The Quran only provides a corroborative hint but not an exact example. The hadith gives a specific example and the jurists have provided a wide practical solution. 1300yrs ago the great Jurists looked carefully into each and every piece of evidence (Quran, Sunnah, Ijma) and they applied a scientific approach called "analogical reasoning" - widely known in the scientific communities as "The Empirical Method". Islam was already mature and had stepped into an "age of enlightenment", whereas, Europe was still in its "dark ages". I would like to say that the hadith of fly goes to show the scientific fact that if one wing has germs, by dipping it again on the other wing will create an antigen. This scientific discovery is used to treat a snake bite. The following article from wikipedia corroborates this fact: "Antivenom (or antivenin or antivenene) is a biological product used in the treatment of venomous bites or stings. Antivenom is created by milking venom from the desired snake, spider or insect. The venom is then diluted and injected into a horse, sheep, goat or cat. The subject animal will undergo an immune response to the venom, producing antibodies against the venom's active molecule which can then be harvested from the animal's blood and used to treat envenomation."

O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and those of you who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination. [Translation of Quran 4:59]
This ayah not only makes it compulsory for Muslims to refer to Allah (through Quran) and His messenger (S.A.W) (through Authentic Hadiths) in case we defer, but also makes it compulsory to obey the authority as long as they dont go against any ruling of Quran and Hadiths (as explained in many Authentic Hadiths and also by literature expert Sheikh Navid Aziz; as the word atiul has not been used for Authorities).. The Authority mentioned in this ayah refers to people having excellent knowledge or those having political power or those with both of them. Similarly it is mentioned in Quran:
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And it is not (proper) for the believers to go out to fight (Jihad ) all together. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may get instructions in religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may beware (of evil). [Translation of Quran 9:122]
This ayah allows people to take knowledge from the trusted people. Such knowledge is recorded in Hadiths and was made known and preserved only through Usool-ul-Hadith. The next ayah is:

And the foremost to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansar (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajirun)and also those who followed them in righteousness. Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success. [Translation of Quran 9:100]
Here Allah, without any ambiguity refers to those who followed Muhajirun and Ansar exactly in faith and adds that He is well pleased with them too. This refers to the fact that their biography is very important along with those of Muhajirun and Ansar. Thus in conclusion we could say that if you love Allah there is no option but to follow the authentic tradition of Muhammad (S.A.W), also justified in below ayah: Say: If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-

Forgiving, Most Merciful. Say: Obey Allah and His Messenger. But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject Faith. [Translation of Quran 3:31-32]
Till now, I have Alhamdulillah covered some important topics like Is Quran the only form of revelation to Muhammad (S.A.W)?, Role of Messenger (S.A.W) and Importance of Sunnah, Hadith and Scholars. Allah mentions in Quran:- O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and those of you who

are in authority.(And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you believe in Allah and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.
(Translation of Quran 4:59) We have been referring to Allah from the Quran so far here; and I refer to the messenger of Allah (S.A.W) and look at some of the Hadiths and what they say regarding this issue. This article is not for those who have not reflected and pondered upon the ayaat in Quran quoted in previous articles wherein we were Referring to Allah. Here inshaAllah I will increase the faith of believer in obeying the messenger. Following are just few Hadiths concerning this issue. 1. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allahs Apostle said, All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse. They said, O Allahs Apostle! Who will refuse? He said, Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it). (Translation of Hadith from Saheeh Bukhari, Book: Holding fast to Quran and Sunnah) 2. Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: Some Angels came to the Prophet (S.A.W) while he was sleeping. Some of them said, He is sleeping. Others said, His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake. Then they said, There is an example for this companion of yours. One of them said, Then set forth an example for him. Some of them said, He is sleeping. The others said, His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake. Then they said, His example is that of a man who has built a house and then offered therein a banquet and sent an inviter (messenger) to invite the people. So whoever accepted the invitation of the inviter, entered the house and ate of the banquet, and whoever did not accept the invitation of the inviter, did not enter the house, nor did he eat of the banquet. Then the angels said, Interpret this example to him so that he may understand it. Some of them said, He is sleeping. The others said, His eyes are sleeping but his heart is awake. And then they said, The houses stands for Paradise and the call maker is Muhammad; and whoever obeys Muhammad, obeys Allah; and whoever disobeys Muhammad, disobeys Allah.
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Muhammad separated the people(i.e., between those who believe and obey him and those who disbelieve and disobey him). (Translation of Hadith from Saheeh Bukhari, Book: Holding fast to Quran and Sunnah) 3. Abu Hurairah that the messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said, I have left with you two things, that (if you hold fast to them) you will never be misled after them (as long as you hold fast to them): The Book of Allah and my Sunnah. They will not separate from each other till they meet on the Hawdh (the pool of paradise river water that flows outside the gates of paradise on the hereafter). (Translation of Hadith from Malik & Al-Hakim) Messenger (S.A.W) not only made it very clear as to the issue of Sunnah and Hadiths but also warned us of the coming times and the characteristics of those who will reject/sideline authentic Sunnah. Below are a few Hadiths where he mentioned of the coming times. 4. Narrated Al-Miqdam ibn Madikarib: The Prophet (S.A.W) said: Verily! I was given the Quran and its equal with it (Sunnah). There may be a man, his stomach is full and he is (laying) on his couch, and saying: Hold fast to this Quran; what you find in it to be permissible treat as permissible, and what you find in it to be prohibited treat as prohibited. However whatever Messenger of Allah renders impermissible is equal to what Allah renders impermissible. Verily, (the meat of) domestic donkeys, beasts of prey with fangs, a find belonging to Muaahid (people of scripture who live in Muslim rule), unless its owner does not want it, are not permissible to you. And whoever stays with a people (guest), then they must be generous to him, but if they do not, then he can take from them what he needs (of sustainance). (Translation of Hadith from Abu Dawood, At-Tirmithi, Al-Hakim & Ahmad) 5. Abu Rafi said that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said, Let me not find any of you, and while resting on his couch, that if an order of mine is mentioned in front of him, either a command of mine or a prohibition, he says: I do not know! Whatever we find in the book of Allah (Al-Quran) we follow (otherwise we do not!) (Translation of Hadith from Ahmad, Abu Dawood, At-Tirmithi, Ibn Majah, At-Tahawi, & others)

SubhanAllah, these Hadith not only warn us against this AhleQuran fitnah, but also hints the class of people who will come up with this fitnah. There are many Hadiths with regard to the issue of Hadiths and Sunnah and prophesies regarding the present times. However, the above Hadiths must suffice the intended objective. Thus by Referring to Allah and by Referring to Messenger (S.A.W) in both ways we come to the same conclusion that: Hadiths are integral part of Islam and that the AhleQuran are out of the folds of Islam by their own works and words.
Assalamualaikum Question;. Can we take ahle-quran as a partner in Qurbani? Plz give some daleel?(Fatwa: 421/376=D) The sect which is called 'Ahl-e-Quran' denies the Hadith, its followers make fun of the traditions of the Prophet, they reject the five obligatory prayers; therefore this sect is out of Islamic fold due to its heinous beliefs. The person about whom you are questioning, if he himself claims to be an Ahl-e-Quran or he holds the above beliefs then he is out of Islam, it is unlawful to take him as partner in one's qurbani. Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) Knows Best. Darul Ifta,

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