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As Salam Alykom

As we all observed our two new members who I presume belong to the Qur-aneeyeen sect, we consulted among ourselves and we found that banning them or ignoring their issues is not a recommended option. But rather we decided to take the difficult one and bring the truth. If they were Muslims as they present themselves, since in the cyber world it is really hard to know which is which, they might reconsider and see the truth, if not then Alhamdulelah we served Allah, made our homework, searched for us and others to benefit. We also, in order not to retain the reward contaced a number of our members to contribute with us here. May Allah support us, expand our chests and annul a knot in our tongues ameen.Insh a Allah we are going to dedicate a thread to regularly post relevant material to the topic of Sunnah importance.

Here we are starting with the translation of a Friday Surmon delivered by Sheikh Ahmed Al Qattan:

The Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) foretold in the authentic hadeeth that he detemines what is Halal and what is Haram just the Quran. There is a group of people who believe that only Quran contain Halal and Haram. When you talk to one of them advising that the Messenger of Allah said so, his reply would be: is this in Quran? In case your response would be no, his reaction would be this does not stand as evidence on halal or haram. Give me an Ayah from Quran stating this point. Matter of fact this is exactly what the Prophet foretold saying there will be people and men from his Ummah who come after him saying exactly what we just mentioned above. His (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) expectation came true on all levels. A number of the leaders actually adopt this attitude saying yes Quran is between you and me, but as for Bukhari or Muslim, these are not but the books of Dervishes which were changed and distorted , thus burning the Messenger’s hadeeth. Another group of affluent people who are contained in their own desires usually reject issues made unlawful by the Messenger in case he made a detailed ruling on a point which did not come as detailed in Quran.

Just listen carefully to this great hadeeth in which the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) foretold about this issue and told his Ummah saying: ” The man is about [in arabic this word is ushek which indicates the closeness of the incident just as we might say the woman is about to deliver when she is in her ninth month]. He said the man from you (his Ummah) is about to site on his couch before a gathering of people stating my hadeeth and saying between you and me is the book of Allah, what we find in it as lawful we make lawful and what we find in it as unlawful we make unlawful. What was the comment of the Messenge Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam? Just listen. [What was made unlawful by the Messenger Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam is just as what Allah made unlawful.

What was made Haram by the Messenger Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam is originally made by Allah, since he never enacts legislation on his own, but rather he conveys what Allah S ays. He is a Messenger from Allah who receives from Allah through the Arch angle Jabriel. Therefore, Allah Say in Quran: "It is only an Inspiration that is inspired" (Quran 53: 4).

Based on the above mentioned which stated this fact, in order to confirm this fact, Mohamed (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) made a number of issues, which were not included in Quran, Haram. He also fully explained and detailed other issues, on which we obey him, were not also mentioed in Quran. He taught us the number of prayer, which were not included in Quran. Allah Say Establish prayer, but how many? How many Raka`as are Fajr prayer? Or Zohr or so. Mohamed Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) taught us all this.

Allah SWT Say:" And proclaim to mankind the Hajj (pilgrimage)."(22: 37) But Mohamed Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) said:” Take your rituals after me” he also said:” Pray just as you saw me praying”.

All such details are included in hadeeth and was not in Quran. Thus just be careful not to fall into this grave mistake in which people get trapped. In case you tell someone a hadeeth, he would reply is this an authentic hadeeth that can serve as an evidence. Here lies the major threat. One who rejects authentic hadeeth making Quran only a reference in dealing with people has a description in Quran. Listen here: "He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), has indeed obeyed Allah" (Quran 4:80). Therefore, one who obeys the Messenger Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) obeys Allah SAW. Allah Continues Saying:" , but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) as a watcher over them" (4:80).

It means one who turns away from your hadeeth, giving you his back or side in a sign of rejection shall not be protected, but rather shall be a subject for shaytans to hunt. Allah SWT Say:" O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)" (Quran 4: 59). And also:" And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)" (Quran 4:115). The underlined part in Arabic is ushaqeq which best translates as divid with or conflicts with. It is a clear expression of one who is in a different place or side than that of the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) . We advice you to maintain a position where the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) is in order to be gathered with him in the Day of Resurrection. Do not join the wolves. Serurity is where the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) who is protected by Allah SWT. The Ayah expresses the status of one who conflicts with the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) shall be located in a different side than that of the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) Allah Continues in the same Ayah stating the result of such situation Saying:" after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers' way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell - what an evil destination." Therefore, believers has a certain path coupled with specific characterists including looks, talk ..etc. Just live among the believers in order to become familiar with them. All those Ayahs simply serve the hadeeth mentioned above. Look at this Ayah:" And let those who oppose the Messenger's (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) commandment (i.e. his Sunnah legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements, etc.) (among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant, etc.) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them." (Quran 24:63). Fitnah as explained here is one in religion as one may go to sleep a Muslim and wakes up with a hateful feeling towards the Deen. In this Ayah Allah Included women as well just to close the argument that women are execluded from this rule:" It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter" (Quran 33:36).

As clearly indicated, all the previously mentioned Ayah revolve around the necessity to obey the Messenger's hadeeth. Let us listen to him while among his companions and he is telling them this amazing hadeeth. He said:" All my Ummah shall go to Jannah except one who refuses. When he said one he refuses, the companions were amazed. Who is this who is refuses to go to Jannah with the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam). They replied O Messenger of Allah and who refuses? He said: One who obeys me shall go to Jannah and one who disobeys me refused" (2)

Just look at the glorious Quran when it determines the responsibility of the sense. Allah SWT made the senses to be dedicated for obedience and worship as in:" And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)" (Quran 51:56). Senses as we know include sight, hearing and of course the tongue which all must be devoted to the worship of Allah Lord of the Worlds. Allah indicates the importance of the hearing. One must use it in the proper manner as when he/she encounters rememberance, he/she must immediately assign the hearing to receive. At this point, one attains comfort and feels the light. Allah Say:" Verily, therein is indeed a reminder for him who has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful" (Quran 50:37). Allah Indicated one who has heart. Of course all people have hearts, but Allah here Is Talking about the core of belief not the blood heart. Allah Is Talking about the Divine light. Those people stated in the Ayah, what do they have? The have hearing in case the heart become absent, the hearing shall be alerted which might be affected with the advice. As the hearing starts to receive the heart may be revived. Therefore, Allah detailed this point as Verily, therein is indeed a reminder for him who has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful.

Dear brothers and sisters, the Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) did not overlook an issue related to Halal or Haram good or evil except that he fully explained it to his Ummah in order to avoid the evil and follow the good. We may inquire who narrated this hadeeth, it is Hudhayfah Ibn Al Yaman Katem ser Rasull Allah (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) who said: The Messenger (Salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) addressed us in a comprehensive surmon which included what ever may occur till the Hour. The surmon took the whole day. He prayed Fajr, started the Khutba, then prayerd Zohr continued the Khutba, then Asr and continued. It is a significant Khutba that contained temptations, those who set reforms, follow sects and innovations. Hudhaya, therefore, says:" One who is acknowledged about it shall be aware and one who overlooks it shall be ignorant about it.

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Bism Ellah Ar Rahman Arraheem

Praise be to Allah, best prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abdullah. May Allah be my Aid here and always.

Due to the major importance of this issue, we prefer not to get emotional about it specially under the attitude both of u are adopting. I will simply take it that I am addressing a non muslim. I really prefer people to be open and honest no need to dress up in a garment that is not yours. U may simply come and say ok I am here to attack Islam. We see u every day in different forms we have no problem Alhamdulelah. As such Insh a Allah we will tackle the points one at a time according to our perception not yours in the way that best serves the purpose. Of course in this we are seeking Allah’s close guidance and support in order to state the correct word in the proper position.

a. will that person know who Allah is and what He has commanded him/her and mankind to do?

b. Will that person know how to take shahada?

c. will that person know how to practice righteousness/justice?

d. will that person know how to call upon/pray to Allah?

Although lul has a totally different idea about salat thinking it is a more of a metaphore rather than a physical ritual. Let me take this chance Insh a Allah to explain it, not only to u, but rather to any member who happens to pass by here.

The person shall certainly know that Salat is commanded on us with certain movements and timings as well just as follows:

“And (remember) when We made the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety. And take you (people) the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim (Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibrahim (Abraham) stood while he was building the Ka'bah] as a place of prayer (for some of your prayers, e.g. two Rak'at after the Tawaf of the Ka'bah at Makkah), and We commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) and Isma'il (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying (I'tikaf), or bowing or prostrating themselves (there, in prayer).” (Quran 2: 125)

Note the movements mentioned here including bowing and prostration

“O Mary! "Submit yourself with obedience to your Lord (Allah, by worshipping none but Him Alone) and prostrate yourself, and Irkaa'i (bow down etc.) along with Ar-Raaki'oon (those who bow down etc.)." (Quran 3:43)

note that salat in its form as we perform it, was also ordained on the preceding nations.

“When you have finished As-Salaat (the prayer - congregational), remember Allah standing, sitting down, and lying down on your sides, but when you are free from danger, perform As-Salaat (Iqaamat as Salaat). Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. “ (Quran 4:103)

“Guard strictly (five obligatory) AsSalawat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the best prayer 'Asr). And stand before Allah with obedience [and do not speak to others during the Salat (prayers)].” (Quran 2:238)

A clear indication of a necessity to establish and perform Salat including a middle one of course in timing

" And those who guard their Salat (prayers) well,” (Quran 70:34)

But what is more important is that according to the following Ayahs he/she will also realize the importance of the role the Messenger plays in our life, thus, he will Insh a Allah search to know more about the second pillar in Islam which is Salat, till he finds out he /she will be execused.:

“The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allah (His Words, the Qur'an) and His Messenger, to judge between them, is that they say: "We hear and we obey." And such are the prosperous ones (who will live forever in Paradise).* And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, fears Allah, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful ones.” (Quran 24:51-52)

And perform As­Salat (Iqamat­as­Salat), and give Zakat and obey the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you may receive mercy (from Allah)." Quran 24:56)

This Ayah not only confirms how important to obey the Messenger but also settles the confusion of Lul regarding Zakat. It is not a metaphoric purification, although the ritual does bear this sense. It purifies our money. But as clearly stated in the Ayah saying atou which means give. Therefore something will be giving. What would be given is detailed through the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam.

“Make not the calling of the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) among you as your calling of one another. Allah knows those of you who slip away under shelter (of some excuse without taking the permission to leave, from the Messenger). And let those who oppose the Messenger's (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) commandment (i.e. his Sunnah legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements, etc.) (among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant, etc.) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.” (Quran 24: 63)

If u r unable to understand after all this, then u don’t want to understand. As I stated above Insh aAllah we are dedicating this effort for any member who needs to understand such is s ue.

Again I think it is better to lower the challenging tone, we face non Muslims everyday, and such attitude does not take anywhere.

Alhamdulelah Lord of the World and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger

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as salam alykom

Still bringing Ayah's from Quran explaining or more to say confirming that Allah Ordained Salat as ritual and 2nd pillar of Islam. One who abandons Salat out of denial is NOT a Muslim.

"And when you (Muslims) travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten your Salaat (prayer) if you fear that the disbelievers may attack you, verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies." (Quran 4:101)

One understands from this Ayah that in normal cases Salat shall be performed in a longer form.

"When you (O Messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) are among them, and lead them in As-Salaat (the prayer), let one party of them stand up [in Salaat (prayer)] with you taking their arms with them; when they finish their prostrations, let them take their positions in the rear and let the other party come up which has not yet prayed, and let them pray with you taking all the precautions and bearing arms. Those who disbelieve wish, if you were negligent of your arms and your baggage, to attack you in a single rush, but there is no sin on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill, but take every precaution for yourselves. Verily, Allah has prepared a humiliating torment for the disbelievers." (Quran 4:102)

Allah u Akbar I dont think we need even to comment on this Ayah Sobhan Allah. This is Salat u khawf (fear) which is performed in case of a war.

:Then when the (Jumu'ah) Salat (prayer) is finished, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allah (by working, etc.), and remember Allah much, that you may be successful" (Quran 62:10)

Allah Is the Truth Sayer

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as salam alykom

In this post we are Insh aAllah taking a totally different approach, the anti sunnah group calls it a total fabrication or whatever, the end result is they dont see it authnticated and thus they dont follow it including prayer and other. Just as we verify to non Muslims the authinticity of Quran. Insh a Allah in this post we will verify the authinticity of hadeeth which was never uttered from the desire of our beloved Prophet, teacher and leader Mohamed salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam

Just ponder and reflect, ask yourself who taught this illiterate man 1400 such well prepared diet for us to follow and benefit of course.

I found this very interesting article on the diet of our beloved Messenger salla Allah a`alyhe wa sallam

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Diet of the Messenger sallah Allah a`alyhee wa sallam is a Divine miracle:

Modern medicine, during the last two decades, began to return to the original trend after a long time of fully depending on chemical pharmaceutical. Due to the failure of pharmaceutical to prove totally capable of treating many illness, Prophet's medicine coupled with his diet, then became a focal of attraction. Strange enough that Western countries pioneered towards studying the medicine and diet taken after the Messenger (Sallah Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) which normally made them look into relevant contents of Quran and Sunnah which is guiding mankind to their best even regarding food.

Scientists discovered in Quran and hadeeth several scientific facts that they categorized under Prophet's miracle. When compared to hadeeth and the use of the Divine diet, scientific findings were amazing.

Diet of the Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam and protective medicine:

The Messenger salla Allah A`alyhee wa sallam, after completing prayer and dhikr, used to drink a glass of water in which a spoon of honey is well diluted. It was scientifically proven that water gains characteristics of the diluted substance in other words water particles are ordered according to the honey's particles.

Narrated that the Messenger (PAPBUH) said: " I advice you with honey drink" which proves the major benefit of taking honey diluted in water. Modern medicine discovered that honey drink helps alert the digestive system to function in a better manner by increasing the movement cycle of intestines. Honey then serves as a complete nutritious substance due to what it contains of monosacharides, which are not subject to digest. Other compositions, namely; triphosphate adonizine, which is called the muscles fuel, is then generated. Actually this operation motivated scientists to run a chemical operation on water to gain power calling it water treatment. Water gains characteristics of whatever substance added to it. Strange enough that medicine is more advanced in Europe, which is based on the methodology of Prophet's medicine. Using this trend helps to extend the average age.

Modern medicine continues to search in the secrets of the Messenger's diet and how this diet was not haphazardly determined. But it followed well-established scientific rules which modern science is still searching.

Breakfast of the Messenger (PAPBUH):

After he takes the honey drink, he leans for a while performing the abandoned worship, which is pondering upon obeying Allah. After praying Duha, he eats 7 dates dipped in a glass of milk. In a hadeeth narrated by Abu Na`aeem, he mentioned the number 7 saying:" One who eats in the morning seven dates, shall not be affected on that day with poison or witchcraft".

According to scientific evidences, in case of intoxication, the performance level of a certain enzyme increases. It is well noted that the level of that enzyme decreases to the normal rates when one is on 7 dates every morning for one month. Sobhan Allah. This is of the Divine miracles that Allah gave only to His Messenger (PAPBUH).

Of the 7 date related phenomenon proved by modern science, is the telepathy. Scholars of King Abdul Azeez and Cairo Universities ran researches which revealed the same findings. Workers working in mines and involved in lead related activities and other poisonous substances are safe when they eat 7 dates in the morning. Poison effects completely stops. Actually the Jewish scholar Andrea Will (who embraced Islam later on) published in a research titled (7 dates are enough) proofs about intoxication treatment through date eating, He further advises those who are subject to intoxication by virtue of their profession to take them on a daily basis. This fact is also proved through the hadeeth reported by Termidhi that " Dates are from Jannah and contains treatment from poison).

As for the evidence from Quran we find the Ayah:" And shake the trunk of date-palm towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you" (Quran 19:25). Andrea Will supported this fact in his book (Model Health) citing the hadeeth of the Messenger (PAPBUH) around the major benefits of dates for human health.

Diet of the Messenger (PAPBUH):

After taking the breakfast, he continues his activities until Asr prayer. Then he takes the quantity of a full spoon of olive oil mixed with two drops of vinegar and eat it with a hand size of barely bread.

A number of Quran Ayahs stressed benefits of olive oil as in:" lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east (i.e. neither it gets sun-rays only in the morning) nor of the west (i.e. nor it gets sun-rays only in the afternoon, but it is exposed to the sun all day long), whose oil would almost glow forth" (Quran 24:35) and also:" By the fig, and the olive." (Quran 95:1). Modern science proved that using olive oil treated a number of malignant tumors such as that of the bones. Allah Say:" And a tree (olive) that springs forth from Mount Sinai, that grows (produces) oil, and (it is a) relish for the eaters." (Quran 23:20). However, the word relish in Arabic is written sebgh which best translates as dye. The word sebgh here as best explained in Tafseer by most of the scholars that it dyes the body. Modern medicine supported the fact that olive oil contains unsaturated fat acids. Andrea Well states that according to experiment, olive oil dissolves fat by virtue of Allah's Capability. Imagine fat dissolves fat. Olive oil contains a large amount of Omega 3, which treats fat.

It was also proven that olive oil protects against Alzheimer’s and heart diseases. Andrea managed to prove how olive oil penetrated into malignant cells and treats it. He described the word Sebgh that came in Quran as the chromosomes. He further explained that malignant diseases causes a space to happen inside the one cell while olive oil contracts this space and helps to maintain space between cells too. This where Allah's Capability is well manifested in selecting the proper diet of His Messenger (PAPBUH).

Modern science also revealed that vinegar generated from digesting carbohydrates is called Acitoestate while the middle compound of the fat, carbohydrate and protein, remain vinegar. When one takes vinegar, it compensates the deficiency of any of those substances. Also it was revealed that olive oil mixed with vinegar work together to dissolve high-density fat which coats the veins. For this scientists called this mix (olive oil and vinegar) veins bulldozer since it cleans them.

Vinegar does not only dissolve fat, but also changes the dissolved fat into simple ones that could be included into metabolism for the body to benefit.

After that the Messenger would eat a red carrot which grew in the Arab peninsula. Modern science proved that it contains anti oxides, which depresses causes of cancer. It was also proved that carrot helps to increase the DNA and other genetic factors. Sobhan Allah. For this, many doctors advice eating carrots as a source of Vitamin A and refresh genetic factors in the DNA. Carrot delays white hair to grow.

Prophet's dinner:

After completing Esha prayer and before performing late night prayer, he used to eat his third meal the dinner. It contained sour milk with barely bread. Modern science also proved that sour milk when taken for dinner helps dissolving the remaining waste in the colon, break into simple compounds which can be of great benefit.

Recent studies were made by a number of nutrition experts in addition to those made in Cairo and King Abdel Azeez Universities revealed benefits of sour milk when taken in the evening. It helps break the unwanted sediments so that the body may benefit. Matter of fact this is a proof of the miraculous Prophet's teaching. Taking sour milk for dinner is important and it is an easily digested meal that helps the digestive system works better. Many doctors for this advice their patients to eat sour milk for dinner. It helps relief the colon and prevents stomachache. Through such medical information, findings of the study made by Dr. Abdul Baset Sayed Mohamed and published in his book (Treatment using the Prophet’s diet). In his book Sayed explained that most of the Prophet’s diet was beneficial for two reasons. One the nutritious value given to the body and proved by modern science. The other was preventive measurement against diseases. If it proves anything, it proves the Divine miracle of selecting the diet of His Messenger.

At last we conclude that if we ponder carefully we will find that the Prophet (PAPBUH) was the best role model in all aspects of life either food, drinks or clothes. He was a role model and teacher for mankind. Scholars were challenged with his knowledge. While his eloquence exceeded by far well established authors. When he speaks, he speaks only the truth and never speaks of his own desires.

If we carefully study Prophet’s hadeeth about food we will find that he told us thousands of years ago about what modern science was incapable of finding. A number of researchers in this field composed many books containing secrets of the Prophet’s diet and preventive medicine using the Sunnah such as Prophetic Medicine, Reflections upon the Messenger’s life and other books which analyzed this aspect of our beloved Prophet Mohamed Ibn Abudllah Sallah Allah a`alyhee wa sallam.

Modern science shall continue to explore these Prophetic secrets until the hour.

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In The Name Of Allah Most Gracious Mos Merciful

7. And who does more wrong than the one who invents a lie against Allâh, while he is being invited to Islâm? And Allâh guides not the people who are Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers) folk.

8. They intend to put out the Light of Allâh (i.e. the religion of Islâm, this Qur'ân, and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH ) with their mouths. But Allâh will complete His Light even though the disbelievers hate (it). 5, Al-Ma'eda

15. Only those are the believers who have believed in Allâh and His Messenger, and afterward doubt not but strive with their wealth and their lives for the Cause of Allâh. Those! They are the truthful.

16. Say: "Will you inform Allâh about your religion? While Allâh knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allâh is All-Aware of everything. 49, Al-Hujurat

3. And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allâh, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allâh) Shaitân (devil) (devoid of each and every kind of good). 22, AlHajj

Verily all Praise is for Allah, We praise Him, seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allâh from the evil of ourselves and the evil of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides then there is none who can misguide him, and Whomsoever Allâh misguides then there is none who can guide him. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allâh alone, having no partners and I bear witness that Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) is His slave and Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allâh be on the final Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaaahu alaihi wasallam) his family, his companions and all those who follow in their footsteps until the last day. To proceed: I ask Allah's assistance and guidance in what I am proceeding to write and seek no bounty or praise from anyone but Allah Subhanahu WA Ta'ala.

For the past decade enemies of Islam from all sects tried to slander Islam trying to prove that it has been spread by force and sword. Alhamdulilah the history of Islam is clear and bright, in spite of their devious plots and their cruel strive to terminate the light of Islam. Islam is now spreading without force or sword, peacefully all over the world, and we find that most of those embracing Islam are taking the path of the Quran and Sunnah, which is a proof that this is the true and righteous PATH. Now when those devious sects found out that it is difficult to fight Islam and prove that it is wrong (from their own point of view) they resorted to other plots, fighting Islam from within. Such sects are, Al-Naqshabandiya, Al-Ahmadiyah, Sufism, The Islam nation, and so on. Another dangerous group is the one lead by Rashad Khaleefa, who claims to have translated the Quran by numbering, and also denying any Ahadeeth or any following of the Prophet (PBUH), The danger of such groups lies in the fact that while wearing the cloak of Islam are striving to destroy it from within, in a vain attempt to extinguish the light of Islam, and divert the weak Muslims from their only true religion, and turning away those who are searching for Allah's Light. Such groups have been already widely exposed in different sects of media. Their threat has lessened and their falsity is revealed. So now what happens? The hidden enemies who are using such groups as puppets in their hands need a new weapon to fight with, what do they do? Claiming that they are Muslims, believing only in Qur'ân, translating it the way they desire, and refuting the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), claiming that all his Ahadeeth are lies and not true and that they will believe only what is in Qur'ân. Such groups also are the ones who are calling for unity of religions; this is a very dangerous trap that so many ignorant Muslims fall into.

For the past weeks we have seen some of these followers on this forum, fighting defying and trying to prove such claims, trying as well to teach Arabs their own language and defying with ridiculous claims. Any man or woman with a right intellect will refuse what they are claiming. The are being like parrots, copying what they find on such sites, or what their leaders tell them to say, and all that because it suits their worldly whims, claiming: No Shahadateen, No Sunnah, No Hijab, No Salat, No Zakat, no Hajj, singing is Halal, stoning adulterous and amputating the thieves hand is a barbarous act, forgetting that Allâh said in His Holy Qur'ân:

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem:

38. Cut off (from the wrist joint) the (right) hand of the thief, male or female, as a recompense for that which they committed, a punishment by way of example from Allâh. And Allâh is AllPowerful, AllWise. 4, Al-Mae'da

So if all the above is non obligatory, then where is Islam, there is no Islam. No Islam without Shahadateen, or Sunnah, or Hijab, or Salat, or Zakat or Hajj. Now realizing the fierce fight we are facing, and the threat of such sects and groups, we have undertaken the task of replying and refuting all their claims and falsity. Now this sect is trying to refute The Sunnah which is merely the Ahadeeth and orders of Prophet Mohammad, which most of it is the explanation and translation of The Holy Qur'ân, also the Sunnah teaches us the reason of the revelation of the Ayah, how to read the Qur'ân, and many other things in life that cannot be mentioned in the Qur'ân by Allâh The Exalted. Now if the Sunnah is refuted and proven that it is a lie, then they will turn to refute Qur'ân then they will prove (in their own sick thoughts) that Islam is a false religion, hence they will be victorious and all humanity will be like them.

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem:

109. Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even, after the truth (that Muhammad Peace be upon him is Allâh's Messenger) has become manifest unto them. But forgive and overlook, till Allâh brings His Command. Verily, Allâh is Able to do all things.

120. Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him) till you follow their religion. Say: "Verily, the Guidance of Allâh (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. And if you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him) were to follow their (Jews and Christians) desires after what you have received of Knowledge (i.e. the Qur'ân), then you would have against Allâh neither any Walî (protector or guardian) nor any helper. 2, Al-Baqara

69. A party of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish to lead you astray. But they shall not lead astray anyone except themselves, and they perceive not. 3, Al-'Imran.

Now because of their ignorance in Qur'ân, they do not know that the Sunnah is part of the Quran, it goes alongside with it, and that it is orders from Allah Subhanahu WA T'ala. Claiming that they studied Arabic or still studying and that they are the ones who are capable to translate the Holy Qur'ân, forgetting very important issues:

1.The Qur'ân is the word of Allah that was revealed to Prophet Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel.

2.The Qur'ân is in eloquent Arabic language, in which Allah defied those eloquent Arabic speakers to bring one ayah the same and they failed. And the Arabs are the only ones who know the beauty of The Qur'ân's eloquence and rhetoric.

3.That the only person who is capable of translating The Holy Qur'ân is Prophet Mohammad himself, because he is the messenger of Allah and only he will have the honor of translating The Word of Allah, and that is the Sunnah. And anyone who refutes the Sunnah, claiming that he is capable of translating the Qur'ân , then he is claiming to be a prophet which contradicts with the Qur'ân :

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem:

40. Muhammad (PBUH ) is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allâh and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allâh is Ever AllAware of everything. 3, Al-Ahzab

4. That they are claiming that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his companions and all the Islamic community was a mute community that never uttered a word. Did the Prophet not speak a word with the sahabas except Qur'ân, did he not speak at all, did he not order his army to fight, did he not order his family or speak to them, what kind f a community or society is that, that will live mute all its life. Now they will say that he did not order them to write the Ahadeeth, that was true at the beginning, he said speak of my Ahadeeth but not write, he was afraid that it will be mixed with the Qur'ân, then after in a later time he approved of writing after the Qur'ân was complete.

The Quran is complete; it is the true word of Allah Subhanahu Wa ta'ala, but as said in the holy Quran:

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem:

109. Say (O Muhammad to mankind). "If the sea were ink for (writing) the Words of my Lord, surely, the sea would be exhausted before the Words of my Lord would be finished, even if we brought (another sea) like it for its aid.". 18, Al-Kahf

27. And if all the trees on the earth were pens and the sea (were ink wherewith to write), with seven seas behind it to add to its (supply), yet the Words of Allâh would not be exhausted. Verily, Allâh is AllMighty, AllWise. 31, Luqman

The inimitability of the Holy Quran lies in Its Eloquent language, short and conveying verses, and with such short ayahs we find vast orders and answers, for example:

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem

1)

38. And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.

39. And the moon, We have measured for it mansions (to traverse) till it returns like the old dried curved date stalk.

40. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float, each in an orbit. 36, Yaseen

2)

13. And have made (therein) a shinning lamp (sun). In Arabic Serajan Wahaja: this word means to glow in blaze or incandescent flame. 78, Al-Naba'a

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/sun.htm

http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/science/phases.htm

Now if u go to these links, u will read and see the studies, the years, and the effort that took the scientists to discover facts about the sun and how it is flaming in blaze and how that each of the sun and moon runs in its own orbit. Such facts are mentioned in one conveying ayah. So here lies the glory of The Holy Quran one verse or ayah contains a whole integrated science. Allah Subhanahu Wa ta'ala gave us brains to think and He favored us with this brain so that we will look around us and think of his creation and discover secrets of the earth and universe that will prove of his existence:

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem:

28. And of men and AdDawâb (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.), and cattle, in like manner of various colours. It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is AllMighty, OftForgivin. 35, Surat Fater.

Those who have knowledge in the Quran, understand it and obey every order in it are those who fear Allah. We find now many scientists embrace Islam, because they find in it all the studies and theories and discoveries that they have studied all their life are in a verse or two in The Quran and ahadeeth of the Prophet(PBUH). The Quran is the book of religion, science, social life, governing, manners, psychology, medicine and so on, and the Ahadeeth of the Prophet is the translator and explainer of Allah's word. After this I think no one now can say that there are matters not mentioned in Quran.

Now those who are refuting the Sunnah are referring to ayahs in Quran about Allah's oneness and that we make companions with him by obeying our scholars who wrote false Ahadeeth of the Prophet. They are the ones who are manipulating the meanings and giving themselves the right to translate the Holy Book word by word, WHO DARES DO THAT? Only those who have science of The Quran and Ahadeeth of the Prophet are the ones who are capable of this, and they study such sciences in colleges and take master degrees and doctrines in Quran and Sunnah. Those are the ones who have knowledge and fear Allah. They will not make any fatwa from their own nafs, if they want to make a statement or answer a question they go back to Quran and Sunnah, if they do not find it then they answer by Ijtehad, and this Ijtehad also not any scientist can do, there are special scholars for these matters and when they make ijtehad they make it by juristic reasoning by analogy, referring also to Quran and Sunnah, and not like others who are trying to make a new legislations in Islam. The scientists are the inheritance of the Prophets, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala mentioned them in the Holy Quran:

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem:

190. Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding.

191. Those who remember Allâh (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): "Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire. 3, Al-Imran

7. And We sent not before you but men to whom We revealed. So ask the people of the Reminder if you do not know.) (8. And We did not place them in bodies that did not eat food, nor were they immortals.) (9. Then We fulfilled to them the promise. So We saved them and those whom We willed, but We destroyed Al-Musrifin.) 7, Al-Anbiya

7. It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad ) the Book (this Qur'ân). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkâm (commandments, etc.), Al-Farâ'id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, etc.)]; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.), and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings save Allâh. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in it; the whole of it (clear and unclear Verses) are from our Lord." And none receive admonition except men of understanding. (Tafsir At-Tabarî).

3, Al-Imran

Now icon put a few questions on this board and kept repeating them, trying to refute the Sunnah and manipulating the words of The Holy Quran according to his own whims, which is a very serious matter. Now to answer these questions everyone should know that our two main sources are The Quran and Sunnah, both are related, if you do agree to that then all your questions will be answered, then if you do not believe then know that you have lost this world and the hereafter:

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem

64. Say (O Muhammad ): "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allâh, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allâh. Then, if they turn away, say: "Bear witness that we are Muslims."

65. O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you dispute about Ibrâhim (Abraham), while the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) were not revealed till after him? Have you then no sense?

66. Verily, you are those who have disputed about that of which you have knowledge. Why do you then dispute concerning that which you have no knowledge? It is Allâh Who knows, and you know not. 3,Al-Imran

So our sources will be The Holy Quran Along with the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and I will speak about the Sciences in the Quran and its branches and other sciences and books, I hope my brothers and sisters join if they like to add or if I missed something, after all we are only human beings, we may forget or make a mistake, and only Allah is The AllKnower May Allah The AllMighty be our Assistance and Guidance to what He Loves and Pleases. If I am right, it is by aid from Allah, if I am wrong, from my mistake and ignorance, and Allah Knows best.

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem

143. Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islâmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad ) be a witness over you. And We made the Qiblah (prayer direction towards Jerusalem) which you used to face, only to test those who followed the Messenger (Muhammad ) from those who would turn on their heels (i.e. disobey the Messenger). Indeed it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allâh guided. And Allâh would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). Truly, Allâh is full of kindness, the Most Merciful towards mankind.

2, Surat Al-Baqara

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Praise be to Allah, prayer and peace be upon His Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam

Insh aAllah we will take another approach into this important topic. Let us look at some of the hadeeth of the Prophet salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam and how they correspond to the current situation. In other words how would he explain in details issues and situations (in hadeethc) that came true after 1400 years if it was not also from Allah.

Narrated Abdullah Ibn Omar that the Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam came to us saying O people of Muhajereen (immigrants) there are five issues if you will be inflicted with them and I seek refuge to Allah that you would not be available when they occur, never fornication would spread among people till they commit it publicly except that plague and other unprecedented diseases which were never experienced before among their predecessors would spread and prevail, never people would cheat while weighting and scaling except that they suffer tough times, food shortage and unjust rulers, never people refrain from paying Zakat for their money except that they would be denied rain from sky and if it was not for animals they would have never received rain, never people violate the covenant of Allah and His Messenger except that Allah Sends on them an enemy from outside to take part of what is in their hands, and when their rulers don’t rule with the book of Allah and start selecting from what Allah revealed except that Allah instills their torture among them.” (reported by Ibn Majeh)


Sobhan Allah, just look at the items one by one specially the first issue which is spread of fornication. Isnt this the exact current situation? Don’t u see (astaghferu Allah) couples having sex in public parks? What was the consequence of this? Didn’t AIDS (HIV) appear some 2 decades ago being an unprecedented and incurable disease at the same time? Sobhan Allah, how would the Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam foretell this if it was not conveyed to him from Allah S&T?

Just reflect on the rest of the hadeeth and compare to the situation of the Muslim Ummah, unfortunately all the problems that are contained in this hadeeth are quite apparent today. Yes we say unfortunately, but if this didn’t happen, people like the Quraneyeen would have had a strong argument. But certainly Allah the All Knowing Made it a point to provide a counter argument for this. Just look at the unjust rulers over almost all the Muslim nations, look at Muslims fighting each other la hawla wala qowata illa billah. It is all the outcome of what Muslims committed and a strong evidence that the hadeeth of the Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam is part and parcel of Islam.

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More analysis of the same hadeeth:

never people violate the covenant of Allah and His Messenger except that Allah Sends on them an enemy from outside to take part of what is in their hands, and when their rulers don’t rule with the book of Allah and start selecting from what Allah revealed except that Allah instills their torture among them.”

Isnt the US taking part of what is in our hands, it is a clear indication that Muslims are not giving out their Zakah, la hawla wala qowata ila billah, we keep making dua against US trying to remedy the symptom, we need to tackle the origin of the problem.

Obviously also they are not ruling by Allah's book as we can see Muslims are always disputing Astghfer Allah

Now how can the Messenger (salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam) predict all that unless Allah inspired him to say so and warn us quite ahead

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More on the same theme:

Just ponder on this hadeeth:

Ahmad relates in a hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurairah, radhiallahu `anhu, that the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said, "The Hour will not happen until knowledge is taken out, time passes quickly, earthquakes increase in number, tribulations (fitan) appear, and al-Harj increases in number." It was said, "What is al-Harj, O Rasoolullah?" He said, "Al Qatl, al Qatl (Killing)". (Bukhar)

Cannt u see, earthquakes are increasing in numbers and frequency. Last week one occured with massive destruction, last month too.

How will the Messenger or whoever compiled the hadeeth after him make up this? On the other hand, yes killing even for no reason is occuring, we dont like it, but if didnt happen, hadeeth of the Messenger wouldnt be true

The Truthful sying is sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam,

How can one deny hadeeth after that.

Insh a Allah more is coming

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Praise be to Allah, "Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise Allahum Saly a`ala Mohamed wa a`ala aale Mohamed, his household and companions ameen.

Back to the issue of prayer whether or not it is enjoined as a ritual per Quran

For those who deny the obligation of prayer in Islam, just look at this Ayah saying:

: “Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Salaat (the prayer), they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allah but little. “ (Quran 4:142)

and “And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ); and that they came not to As-Salaat (the prayer) except in a lazy state; and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly". (Quran 9”54)

lazy about what? There must be an obligation that they fail to observe or feel lazy to do. How can one not understand the command inherit in this Ayah as nothing else but to perform prayer. Sobhan Allah

Looking at the supplications we make during bowing and prostration (ruku and sujud), usually the position of bowing was practiced upon meeting people of super power or authority such as kings or emperors. No wonder in this very same position when we do it for Allah the All Mighty, we use as taught by the Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam the supplication contained in Surat Waqea`a in this Ayah (56:74) "“Then glorify with praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great.”"

And here too (56:96) “So glorify with praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great.”. We say in Arabic Sobhan Rabiyal A`azeem.

which is actually a command to do so. Can u see the relation between the supplication and position. It is not haphazard as u can easily see. It is a strong reminder that in this position which people used to take for human beings just like themselves, that is when we must remember our Lord Who Is certainly the Most Great

While when the devotee prostrates, putting his face fully on the floor, humbling him/herself to Allah, expressing full submission and modesty only to Allah for nothing else and no one else deserves this but our Creator, Allah Commanded us by virtue of the Ayah “Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High,“ (Quran 87:1) to use Allah’s Name Al A`ala. It is an implication to always keep in mind not to humiliate, humble or submit ourselves to any one but Allah Al`ala the Most High.

Sobhan Allah prayer as taught to us by the Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam is fully contained in Quran to only those who have brain and use it to come closer to Allah.

As we can clearly see even the supplications we make during certain positions of prayer are commanded by Allah in Quran. Not only taught through the Messenger salla Allah a`alhyee wa sallam. Who can then deny the importance of prayer even logically. Each movement and word we say has an impact on us. If we take an in depth look at prayer we see how much we are advantaged by being commanded to do so

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Alhamdulelah, due to the importance of this subject we saw to post on long intervals to give chance to visitors to read and digest.

Looking at the following Ayah:

” But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad salla Allah A`lyhee wa sallam) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission." (Quran 4:65)

becomes very clear what exactly is the role of the Messenger salla Allah A`lyhee wa sallam among us Muslims. By this Ayah, we are commanded to make him judge between us, not only this, Allah Made it a condition to prove our level of belief. In such case, one who has this authority of course can and have to teach us also other matters, including how to pray, perform Haj and more.

I m not sure how can anyone read this Ayah and not understand what is the importance of Sunnah. Or even can deny the Sunnah. Now how can the Messenger salla Allah A`lyhee wa sallam teach us and convey the instructions except through his words. His words which were represented as hadeeth were a series of lessons on almost every aspect of our lives. His words were compiled by trustworthy men. Men who narrated hadeeth were subjected to a certain criteria based on which we may or may not take the hadeeth as authentic. Such criteria was very strict that once a scholar took a trip from Saudi Arabia to Sham to meet someone who had a certain hadeeth that he needed. Upon his arrival he saw the man trying to pull a cat out of the house by making it think he has food in his hand. He considered him a liar and didn’t take the hadeeth.

The Ayah is so clear and direct for us not to overlook or ignore what the Sunnah is. The Messenger salla Allah A`lyhee wa sallam had even the authority to judge between Muslims and we must accept the judgment. How can we not follow his Sunnah then, which contained of course judgments in several occasions that we may face.

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I am still amazed at those who doubt the divinity of the Sunnah. I was watching a TV program last Monday which hosted an embryology doctor. She talked about the following dua which is made during Sujud (prostration):

'Allمhumma laka sajadtu, wabika مmentu, walaka 'aslamtu, sajada wajhee lil-lathee khalaqahu wa sawwarahu, wa shaqqa sam`ahu, wa basarahu, tabمrakal-lahu 'ahsanul khمliqeena.

O' my 'ilمh to You I have prostrated, and in You I have committed faith, and to You I have surrendered. My face has prostrated to the One that has created it, fashioned it, and slit for it its hearing and its sight. Blessed is Allah best of creators.

She explained saying that as all of us, she thought the word shaqq would mean to slit the eye. However, as she studied further, she found out that during the evolution of the embryo sight, an optica sulcus takes place in the optical tube in the 6th week indicating the first part of the sight development of the embryo. To her and our surprise, the she found that the term optica sulcus literally means in Arabic Shiq. Sobhan Allah.

Let me add here quoting the doctor (I will try to look for her name) that the medical term is made by the western scinetists not Muslims. Just look at the miracle.

And they still say that how can we take after the Messenger or how can we verify that Bukhari and Muslim (the one who reported this hadeeth) conveyed what the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said?

Who can make such statement unless it is from Allah the Creator?

Allah u Akbar

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Again to turn on the lights on this thread and continue explaining to those who desire to know:

Haj, as a ritual, is clearly commanded in Quran:

"And proclaim to humankind the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj).* That they may witness things that are of benefit to them (i.e. reward of Hajj in the Hereafter, and also some worldly gain from trade, etc.), and mention the Name of Allah on appointed days, over the beast of cattle that He has provided for them (for sacrifice) (at the time of their slaughtering by saying: Bismillah, Wallahu-Akbar, Allahumma Minka wa Ilaik). Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor who have a very hard time.* Then let them complete the prescribed duties (rites of Hajj) for them, and perform their vows, and circumambulate the Ancient House (the Ka'bah at Makkah).* That (Hajj rites is the obligation that humankind owes to Allah), and whoever honours the sacred things of Allah, then that is better for him with his Lord." (Quran 22:27-30).

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Praise be to Allah, Owner of skies and earth and what is between them, Creator of the creations and Owner of the Kingdom, prayer and peace be upon His final Messenger and all prophets and messengers ameen.

Interacting with several trends and orientations, Allah Blessed us with opportunities to be confronted with issues that, haven’t we been on the Internet, we wouldn’t have been exposed to. For example, of those important issues, is Quraneen (subject of this thread). Sometime back we decided to dedicate this informative thread to reply one by one to their raised issues either on this board or otherwise. One of the major points was that the formula we use as the testimony of faith (Shahada) is a shirkish (polytheistic) one. They claimed that Quran does not include a command for one to say ash hadu ana Mohamdan rasulu Allah. Thus, this is an innovation and not required for one to be a Muslim.

Examining Quran, we told them that Allah in Suratu Munafeqeeen Say:

When the hypocrites come to you (O Muhammad), they say: "We bear witness that you are indeed the Messenger of Allah." Allah knows that you are indeed His Messenger and Allah bears witness that the hypocrites are liars indeed. (Quran 63:1).

Although the Ayah clearly explains that when people intend to embrace Islam, they must go to the Messenger prayer and peace be upon him to declare their faith by including a testimony that he is the messenger. They reply O look this is the shahada of the Munafeqeen (hypocrites). Mind you, this is not the meaning of the Ayah at all. But rather Allah Is explaining about the hypocrites who they used to come - just exactly like everyone else does – to declare faith. In other words, they follow the process from the outside but Allah Knows their inside. Moreover, Allah Confirms the Messenger’s position by saying Allah Knows that you are indeed His Messenger. Sobhan Allah. Yet they just close their minds and refuse to see the point.

Alhamdulelah, lately this issues surfaced again while discussing with a sister. And Allah Blessed us with more replies. Please note that the following information is not based on a formal scholar’s reply, but rather the fruit of a personal endeavor seeking Allah’s Pleasure and Close guidance. Thus, I invoke upon Allah to forgive any shortcomings.

Reading the Quran, you will come across an Ayah in Surat Mumtahinah saying:

O Prophet! When believing women come to you to give you the Bai'a (pledge), that they will not associate anything in worship with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will not commit illegal sexual intercourse, that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood (i.e. by making illegal children belonging to their husbands), and that they will not disobey you in any Ma'ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all that which Islam ordains) then accept their Bai'a (pledge), and ask Allah to forgive them, Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Quran 60:12)

This noble Ayah can not - under any circumstances – be interpreted in any other sense but to say that it was a must for females who wished to embrace Islam to stand before the Messenger. But to really understand the process, let us move backward to Ayah # 10 that says:

O you who believe! When believing women come to you as emigrants, examine them

, Allah knows best as to their Faith.

According to all the Tafseer, the word examine them (which is emtahenoohun from which the noble Surat got its title) means have them pronounce the shahada including the testimony that Mohamed is the messenger as explained in Ayah 12. Or what does giving him (Mohamed peace and prayer be upon him) pledge not to associate anything in worship ..to the end of the Ayah mean? It physically portrays the situation as the women who wish to declare faith, they must appear before the Messenger in order to pass the examination of faith by declaring the shahada and giving him pledge.

Alright, some might say O but this address applies for females (although we are all aware and in agreement that both male and female are under equal responsibilities in terms of dos and don’t in Quran). But in order to close this gap, come let us examine another Ayah:

In Surat Nour Allah Sobhanhu wa Ta`la Say:

The true believers are only those, who believe in (the Oneness of) Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), (Quran 24:62).

What is more to be said in this regard that could be more manifest, direct, and clear than Allah’s word.

Allah – in this noble Ayah – put a condition, a criterion, a standard of one who would be defined as a true believer. Who is the true believer???????

He/she is one who believe in the Oneness of Allah (ash hadu ana la ilaha ila Allah) and His Messenger Mohamed (wa ana Mohamadan Rasul Allah).

I don’t think I need to go any further, Alhamdulelah Who Has Guided us for this and if it was not for Him we wouldn’t have been guided.

Again I stress that, I didn’t refer to any scholastic work, but rather just reading through the Quran. May Allah Accept.

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As part of the motive behind starting this thread, that I actually enjoy updating much, is to present how Sunnah including the ahadeeth is part and parcel of Islamic legislation. How Ahadeeth can not be actually ignored or eliminated all together from Islam as a foundation. I m aware that the original post responded to those posters who actually rejected all types of worships. They actually came up with new Islam. But there still those Quranis or even common Muslims who are confused regarding how Sunnah can not be rejected.

In the following series of articles, translated from Arabic Friday surmons, we are going to address the issue step by step. In this, we only seek Allah's pleasure and satisfaction. We also seek to introduce and highlight the Sunnah of our beloved Messenger, leader, teacher Mohamed.

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Companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam:

Introduction:

During the sixties of the last century, Al Ahram newspaper published a summary of a report issued by The Atheism Studies Institute in Soviet Union. The report addressed the problems that the atheism call is encountering in the Muslim countries. In brief, the report stated that calling for atheism was easily spread in the western countries, however, it suffers major difficulties in the Muslim countries. By nature, a Muslim is strictly committed to his/her religion. Even those who are not really practicing, they still never accept abusing Quran or slandering the Messenger of Islam. Thus, the report recommended that callers to atheism should refrain from attacking those two Muslim sanctities; Quran and the Messenger. But rather a caller should use a detour in order to achieve the objective of convincing a Muslim to disbelieve in Allah and abandon Islam. The initial part of this detour is destroying Muslim symbols which do not bear the same level of sanctity such as that of Quran or the Messenger. Examples include the companions or Imams of Islam. For this purpose, the caller should underline their faults, explain how they are just ordinary people who do not deserve such glorification. In case the Muslim – being called – was responsive, then the caller should move into the next stage of invalidating the authenticity of what they communicated after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. The caller should use and emphasis critical opinions of the narrations of those companions that represent a healthy phenomenon in Islam. For this purpose, the caller applies the positions of scholars regarding certain narrations to all the Ahadeeth narrated after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee was sallam. In this case, if scholars criticized a number of Hadeeth reported in Sahih Bukhari, thus, all Sahih Bukhari collection is discredited. Or in case some Hadeeth scholars categorized a number of Hadeeth as – narrated by a certain companion - Daief (weak), to them all narrations made by this companion are discredited. To promote their call, they tap on the ignorance of the majority Muslims regarding terms of Hadeeth. As soon as the caller to atheism receives an acceptance signal from the Muslim, he/she leaves the Muslim to process the thoughts on his/her own.

Having said that, we are going to try and respond to the following questions:

1. Who is to be classified as a companion (Sahabi)?

2. Are all the companions categorized to the same level?

3. What is the position of companions in Islam?

4. What is a companion's role in communicating the honored Sunnah Nabawaiay (Prophetic Sunnah) throughout the generations?

5. What is the credibility level of what we received after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam and what was the documentation process?

In the next step, we are going to study a number of the companions who are Hadeeth narrator starting with Abu Horaira, Aaesha, Abdullah Ibn Abbas and Abu Dhar Al Ghaffari may Allah be pleased with all of them.

1. Who is to be classified as a companion (Sahabi)?

He/she is one who met the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam, gave him pledge for Islam, believed in his prophethood and died as such. According to this definition, we calculate the number of companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam upon his death as 114 thousand including those who narrated after him and heard from him. However, they were not all on the same level of knowledge with the Sunnah and narration after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. Some of them were full time devoted and in the company of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam such as Anas Ibn Malek may Allah be Pleased with him who was a servant to the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam, Abi Horaira who was also in the company of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam full time. Others took several occupations to generate income. Ibn Al Atheer, in his book "Asadel Ghabah", explained that about 1800 is the number of narrator companions whose narrations were communicated to us. Ahul Sunnah were consensus that after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam, the best people are Abu Bakr Assediq, Omar, Othman then Ali may Allah be pleased with all of them. The ten who are advantaged of glad tidings of being blessed with Jannah come next as follows: Al Zobair Ibn Al A`wwam, Talha Ibn Abdullah, Saad Ibn Abi Waqqas, Abu Obaida Ibnel Jarrah, Said Ibn Zaid, AbdurRahman Ibn A`waf may Allah be pleased with all of them and then the people of Badr who come to 313. The Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said about them:

"Allah may He Be Glorified Manifested to Ahul Badr (people of Badr) and Said do whatever you want I forgave you".

The number of companions who joined Bay`atu Radwan were about 1400 about whom Allah Revealed:

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"Indeed, Allah was pleased with the believers when they gave their Bai'a (pledge) to you (O Muhammad) under the tree, He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down As-Sakinah (calmness and tranquillity) upon them, and He rewarded them with a near victory," (Quran 48:18).

Then comes the companions who joined the army of A`ussrah (hardship) who were about few thousands. Quran explains about them:

"Allah has forgiven the Prophet, the Muhajirun (Muslim emigrants who left their homes and came to Madinah) and the Ansar (Muslims of Madinah) who followed him (Muhammad) in the time of distress (during the Tabuk expedition, etc.)," (Quran 9:117).

All the companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam are privileged with the advantage of the Messenger's company. Meeting, shaking hands and giving pledge to the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam for Islam is an invaluable aspect. Allah may He be Glorified commended the companions in general in many positions of Quran including:

"Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision* They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not yet joined them, but are left behind (not yet martyred) that on them no fear shall come, nor shall they grieve." (Quran 3:169)

" But the Messenger (Muhammad) and those who believed with him (in Islamic Monotheism) strove hard and fought with their wealth and their lives (in Allah's Cause). Such are they for whom are the good things, and it is they who will be successful." (Quran 9:88).

" And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun (those who migrated from Makkah to Madinah) and the Ansar (the citizens of Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajirun) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). 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." (Quran 9:100)

"(And there is also a share in this booty) for the poor emigrants, who were expelled from their homes and their property, seeking Bounties from Allah and to please Him. And helping Allah (i.e. helping His religion) and His Messenger (Muhammad). Such are indeed the truthful (to what they say);- And those who, before them, had homes (in Madinah) and had adopted the Faith, love those who emigrate to them, and have no jealousy in their breasts for that which they have been given (from the booty of Bani An-Nadir), and give them (emigrants) preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, such are they who will be the successful." (Quran 59:8-9).

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Narrated under the authority of Emran Ibn Hassen may Allah be pleased with both of them that he said, the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: The best among my Ummah are my companions (Qarni) then those who succeed them, and then those who succeed them, Imran said, I do not know if he specified after his Qarn two or three Qarn. Then, after you people will come who testify, but will not be requested to testify, who betray and shall not be trusted, who vow and shall not fulfill, and obesity shall be of their characteristic. (reported in Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Daoud, Termidhi).

In Muslim's narration, a sentence is added: Then comes the 4th generation, they will be asked: search can you find among them someone who lived one who lived one who lived the companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam, they identify the man, an opening is achieved by him.

Narrated Anas Ibn Malik that two men of the companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam went out during a dark night and they had something like two lamps illuminating between their hands, when they parted, each of them had one till he arrived to his family. (reported by Bukhari).

This is an exclusive advantage (karama) for them and extension to the miracles of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. Those two men were Usaid Ibn Hodayr and A`bbad Ibn Basheer may Allah be Pleased with both of them.

Narrated under the authority of Abu Mussa Al Asha`ry that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said stars are a safeguard to the skies, when stars are gone, the sky shall bring forth what it was promised (the advent of the Day of Resurrection), and I am a protection to my companions, when I m gone, then my companions shall meet what they are promised, and my companions are a protection to my Ummah, when my companions are gone, my Ummah shall meet what it deserves". (reported by Muslim)

The tafseer of my companions shall meet what they are promised which is temptations (fitnah), division, and conflict. My nation shall meet what it is promised means: abandoning Islam, following self desires and competition for the Dunia (this world).

Narrated under the authority of Jaber Ibn Abdullah that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam while he was with Hafsah may Allah be Pleased with her said: Insh aAllah none of the companions who attended and made a pledge under the tree shall be admitted to Nar (hell), Hafsah may Allah be Pleased with her said, O Messenger of Allah but rather there will be, he told her off. She said Allah may He be Glorified say: There is not one of you but will pass over it (Hell); he - salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam – said and Allah may He be Glorified said after that: Then We shall save those who use to fear Allah and were dutiful to Him. And We shall leave the wrong-doers therein (humbled) to their knees (in Hell)." (reported by Abu Daoud and Termdhi).

Narrated under the authority of Jaber Ibn Abdullah that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: Nar (hell fire) shall not touch one who saw me, who saw those who saw me" (reported by Termidhi).

Narrated under the authority of Boraydah after his father that that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: Any of my companions dies in a certain land, he shall rise on the Day of Resurrections as a leader and light to them." (reported by Termidhi).

Prohibiting to slander or talk badly about the companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam

Narrated under the Abdullah Ibn Moghaffal that he said the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam: Allah Allah for my companions, Allah Allah for my companions, refrain from making them a target after me, who loves shall do so through loving me, and one who hates them shall do so through hating me, and one who harms them, harms me, and one who harms me, harmed Allah, and one who harms Allah, Allah shall seize." (reported by Termdhi).

Explanation of the hadeeth: Allah Allah for my companions: fear Allah regarding my companions, refrain from making them a target: do not target them with your tongues slandering them and defaming them. Allah Shall seize: shall impose on his major destruction.

Narrated under the authority of Abu Said Al Khodry may Allah be Pleased with him that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: do not slander any of my companions for any of you spends an amount of gold as large as the mountain of Uhud, shall never attain the amount of Mud or half Mud of any of them." (reported by Bukhari, Muslim, Abou Daoud, and Termidhi).

Mud: An old weighing unit that ranges between 1.3 and two ounces according to the scholars estimation.

Narrated under the authority of Ibn Omar that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: if you see those who slander my companions say: may Allah Curse your shirk (polytheism)" (reported by Termidhi and Ahmed).

Scholars of the Ummah used to give Fatwa according to those rules. A man asked Abdullah Ibn Al Mobarak: who is better Moa`wyah or Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz, Abdullah replied: Dust in the nostrils of Moa`wyah who accompanied the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam is better than Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz. A man came to Imam Abi Zar`a may Allah Have mercy on him and said: I hate Moa`wyah? He asked: why? He said because he fought Ali, Abu Zaraa said: The Rub (Lord) of Ali is a Merciful one, and the opponent of Moa`wyah is a generous one, why do you have to come in between. May Allah be Pleased with all of them.

The duty of a Muslim towards the companions of Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam

Sunnah scholars are consensus that all the companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam are credible and trustworthy, even those who experienced the temptation, they are still credible. Thus, we have to love all of them equally, not to differentiate between them, and maintain balance in the sense not to exaggerate in loving one or disown any of them. We must also hate those who hate them, those who slander them without a valid reason. We should only talk good about them. Loving them is part of practicing Islam and Ihsan (good deed) and hating them is Kufr, hypocrisy and transgression (Tahawaya creed).

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From a linguistic viewpoint, the word Sunnah means the way and methodology either good or evil. It is used to describe good as well as evil specially to refer to someone who pioneered an action or established a methodology to be followed.

“Narrated under the authority of Jarir Bin Abdullah that the Messenger Salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: One who established a good Sunnah in Islam that was adopted after him/her, an equal reward to those who implement it shall be recorded for him/her without decreasing of their reward. And one who established an evil Sunnah in Islam shall bear its sin and the sin of those who implement it after him/her without decreasing any of their sin” (reported by Muslim).

As for the word Sunnah according to scholars, it bears various meanings that differ according to the specialization of scholars. In this essay, we are concerned with its sense according to scholars of jurisprudence. To them, Sunnah is defined as what the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said, did or approved (what he approved of the sayings or actions of the companions even if just kept quite) that was ascribed to him after receiving the message. In this sense, it serves as the second basis after the Holy Quran that is used to derive, refer to and extract the rules of legislation.

Importance of Sunnah:

The honored Prophetic Sunnah is deemed the practical accurate and clear application that taught us how to connect between Quran and real life. It also gains its importance as being established by the Messenger who is described by Allah:

“Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only a revelation that is revealed. (Quran 53:3-4).

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.” (Quran 33:21).

Allah, exhausted all possible formula in Commanding the believers to obey the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam including:

“O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger (Muhammad) and render not vain your deeds.” (Quran 47:33)

“O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority” (Quran 4:59).

In this noble Ayah, we can see that Allah differentiated between obeying Allah and obeying the Messenger sallah Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. This Ayah establishes that obedience is ordained to the Messenger sallah Allah a`lyhee wa sallam as well as to Allah. Through this position the Messenger sallah Allah a`lyhee wa sallam is authorized the role of legislator, by virtue of the Ayah 59:7 that will be indicated below, in cases when a detailed Quranic text is not available. For example Allah may He be Glorified Say:

"Forbidden to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your father's sisters, your mother's sisters…." (Quran 4:23).

To the included categories who are forbidden for marriage in this Ayah, the Messenger further detailed the unlawfulness domain to cover as well other categories according to his hadeeth saying:

"Narrated under the authority of Ibn Abbass that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: relations created consequent to breast feeding is unlawful as those relations based on lineage" (reported by Bukhari and Nasai).

By virtue of this prophetic legislation, an aunt who acquired this capacity through breast feeding (sister to the husband of the breast feeding woman or sister of the breast feeding woman for example), and lactation niece are also unmarriageable. The same case applies for taking a woman and her lactation sister for marriage by the same man. This legislation coming for the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam is equally binding to the Muslim Ummah as the Quranic legislation based on the Ayah:

"And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment." (Quran 59:7)

Another form of commanding the obedience to the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam which is obey Allah and the Messenger:

" Say (O Muhammad): "Obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad)." But if they turn away, then Allah does not like the disbelievers." (Quran 3:32)

" and obey Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), if you are believers." (Quran 8:1)

"And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Saabirin (the patient ones, etc.)." (Quran 8:46). Nonetheless, in this Ayah, Allah Did not repeat the command of obeying the Messenger in order to establish it as obeying the Messenger is an obedience to Allah as indicated in this Ayah:

" He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah, but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad) as a watcher over them." (Quran 4:80).

In this context, the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam is assigned the capacity of interpreting Allah's commands, prohibitions as well as presenting the relevant implementation methods.

The command of obeying Allah and the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam came as part of the Holy Quran in the above mentioned two forms 11 times. In one Ayah, the command of obeying the Messenger was indicated as follows:

" And perform the prayer, and give alms (of Zakah) and obey the Messenger (Muhammad) that you may receive mercy (from Allah)." (Quran 24:56).

Full detailed description of Salat and Zakat rulings were introduced by the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. As indicated in the previous Ayah, it only referred to obeying the Messenger without an open command to obey Allah as it is already implied. Thus, the command to establish Salat and Zakat is one from Allah that requires compliance. Nevertheless, Allah Allowed the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam the position to explain in details how to perform both rituals. In this regard, he presented us in detail validity rulings of Salat, causes that invalidate Salat, invalidating causes of ablution, rulings of wiping over the turban, socks, shoes, cast and others. He also informed us about how to perform Zakat including types of money that entail Zakat, calculating the percentage for each type, assigned Zakat value for each type..etc. For this purpose, Allah Commanded to obey the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam as he is going to be assigned the task of elaborating on the details of how to implement the command of performing Salat and Zakat. The Muslim Ummah throughout different eras and generations worldwide came to consensus agreement that Prophetic Sunnah is indispensable and it is as binding as Quran.

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In 12 different positions in Allah's book, Allah Using direct command form Instructed the Muslim Ummah to obey the Messenger. The command took the forms of: obey Allah and obey the Messenger. Another form is: obey Allah and the Messenger or obey Allah and His Messenger. It came also as: obey the Messenger. In addition to those commands, the order to obey the Messenger came in an indirect form in 13 other Ayahs making the total number of Ayahs 25 are as follows:

"Say: "If you love Allah then follow me, Allah will (then) love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Quran 3:31)

"He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), has indeed obeyed Allah," (Quran 4:80).

"And We made the Qibla which you used to face (Jerusalem), only to test those who followed the Messenger from those who would turn on their heels (in disobedience)." (Quran 2:43).

In this Ayah, it is indicated that failure to follow the Messenger is deemed apostasy from Islam.

"On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the Messenger (Muhammad) will wish that they were buried in the earth, but they will never be able to hide a single fact from Allah." (Quran 4:42)

"We sent no Messenger, but to be obeyed by Allah's Leave." (Quran 4:64)

"And whoso obeys Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the truthful (foremost believers of the Prophets), the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are!" (Quran 4:69)

"On the Day when their faces will be turned over in the Fire, they will say: "Oh, would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger (Muhammad)." (Quran 33:66)

"And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)," (Quran 59:7)

"But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission." (Quran 4:65)

"The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allah (His Words, the Quran) and His Messenger, to judge between them, is that they say: "We hear and we obey." And such are the prosperous ones (who will live forever in Paradise)." (Quran 24:51)

"And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, fears Allah, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful ones." (Quran 24:52)

" And let those who oppose the Messenger's (Muhammad) commandment (i.e. his Sunnah legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements, etc.) (among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant, etc.) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them." (Quran 24:63)

" It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error." (Quran 33:36)

The above mentioned set of Ayahs include sufficient arguments to respond to those who call themselves Quraneyeen in the sense of rejecting to believe in the Sunnah of Rasullah salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. Just one Divine command from Allah may He be Glorified to His devotees for obeying the Messenger is enough to be binding for the Ummah. How about this large number of Ayahs confirming the command to follow the Messenger?

In the part centuries, this deviated group appeared several times, not only this, but the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam foretold about them. They were also mentioned in the heritage books.

"I was given the book and a similar text with it, there will come a time when a man who is not hungry leaning comfortably on his couch saying, just follow this Quran, what you find within of Halal make it Halal and what you find of Haram, make it Haram (Al Meqdam Bin Ma`de yakreb/reported by Abu Daoud).

"I will find one of you leaning comfortably on his couch, hearing a command that I commanded or warned against, he would say, we do not know. What we find in the book of Allah, we follow" (Abu Raafi/ reported by Abu Daoud).

"There might be a man who hears a hadeeth narrated after me while he is leaning on his couch, he would say, between us and you is the book of Allah, what we find within of Halal, we take as Halal, and what we find within of Haram we take as Haram and that what the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam made Haram is not like what Allah Made Haram (Al Meqdam Bin Ma`de yakreb/Termidhi, Ahmed, Bin Majeh and Bayhaqy).

Al Mubarakfoury reported in the explanation of this hadeeth "A Panjabi man in India came out with this argument and titled himself as Ahul Quran. However, there is no similarity between him and Ahul Quran. But rather he is of Ahul elhad (paganism). He allowed himself to refuse full texts of the prophetic hadeeth explaining that they are all lies and false sayings made on Allah Sobhanhu wa Ta`la. Only the glorious Quran should be taken as standard without any reference to the prophetic hadeeth even if they were authenticated and well verified in terms of narrators and more of the same Kufrish arguments. A large number of ignorant people followed his school that they even made him an Imam. Modern scholars issued a fatwa defining him as Kafir and apostate" End of Al Mubarakfoury's text.

Modern examples of those who deny the Sunnah is the Engineer Mohamed Metwally Naguib who died in 1960. He occupied the position of director of telephone authority in Egypt. He established Al Quranyeen group and composed more than 13 books explaining his school. The books represent nothing but hallucinations, over which, he spent all of his inheritance from his father (40 Feddan of land). Assalah, stands as his most important book, in which, he made the number of Salat 10. In performing the Salat, he made prostration (Sujud) to precede bowing (Ruku). He also canceled the Taheyaat part. He could not find any followers, thus, he apostated and died as Kafir. We conclude saying one who denies the Sunnah will be confronted with unsolvable Fiqh and Aqidah problems. He/she will be compelled to change Islam's identity deceiving himself and others of still being a Muslim. That is why sincere Imams and those who strive in the way of Allah, during different eras, are fully committed to the honorable prophetic Sunnah. They were also consensus to place it as an argument making it the second source of legislation in Islam.

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Companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam were keen on preserving the Quran. For this purpose, they memorized it in their hearts, put it down in writing and communicated it to the second generation that in turn communicated it to the following generation and so on until we received it just exactly as it was revealed to the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam in terms of each word, letter and even the recitation methods. Companions were highly concerned to preserve both aspects of the Sunnah sayings as well as actions which generation after another worked on conveying to us. As for the sayings, they narrated the Ahadeeth of Rasullah salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam while the actions were communicated by following footsteps of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. We can say that companions of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam were materialized Sunnah walking on earth. They used to blindly obey the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam in each and every issue regardless of how large or small is the issue. In the following we are going to introduce a number of relevant examples:

Before Allah made gold wearing for men Haram (unlawful), the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam wore a gold ring. Next day, all men residing in Medina wore golden rings. As a result to the Messenger's pure instinct, he hated the ring and took it off. Without any question or discussion, all men followed suit and took the rings off.

The Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam and other Muslims used to perform Salat wearing their shoes. At that time, the Masjed's floor was covered with gravel. One day the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam took off his shoes. Muslims followed and took off their shoes as well. After Salat, the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam asked them, why did you take off your shoes. They replied, we observed that you did that so we followed. He explained saying Jebril informed me that my shoes had impure something.

From the above mentioned situations, we gather how far the companions were strongly keen on listening, preserving his talk, benefit of his guidance and enforce his orders as strictly as possible. They used to be very attentive while listening to him talking in order to fully comprehend. They also considered Sunnah as a trust that must be fulfilled, communicated and diffused from one generation to another. In this regard, they were motivated by Allah's Saying:

" Verily, those who conceal the clear proofs, evidences and the guidance, which We have sent down, after We have made it clear for the people in the Book, they are the ones cursed by Allah and cursed by the cursers." (Quran 2:159)

" (And remember) when Allah took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) to make it (the news of the coming of Prophet Muhammad and the religious knowledge) known and clear to humankind, and not to hide it, but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And indeed worst is that which they bought." (Quran 3:187

The above mentioned Ayahs are further explained in sayings of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam:

One who is present must communicate to the absent (excerpt of the Last Surmon of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam on the slaughtering day).

"You hear and others hear from you and others hear from those who heard from you" (Ibn Habban, Ahmed, Abu Daoud, Al Hakem).

"One who receives a question about knowledge and does not disclose it, on the Day of Resurrection, shall be bridled with a bridle made of fire" (reported by Ibn Majeh, Abu Daoud and Al Hakem)

Companions began taking much interest in preserving and documenting the Sunnah as of the era of the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. In the following we are going to introduce examples of how keen they were:

Verification of the correctness of ascribing the hadeeth to the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam:

In case a companion hears a hadeeth from another companion, he/she goes to the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam in order to ensure for himself that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam in fact said what he heard. Narrated under the authority of Annas Ibn Malek may Allah be pleased with him that a Bedouin came to the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam and said: O Mohamed your messenger came to us claiming that you claim that Allah Has Sent you. The Messenger said: truth is what he said, Bedouin replied who created sky? Messenger said Allah, Bedouin asked: who created earth? He said: Allah, Bedouin said who erected those mountains? Messenger said: Allah, Bedouin asked: who installed within it all those benefits? Messenger said: Allah, Bedouin said: in the name of One Who Created sky, earth, erected mountains and provided benefits within them, Did Allah Send you? He said yes. The Bedouin started asking about the five pillars of Islam and whether Allah Commanded him with it, each time, the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam replies yes (reported by Muslim and Al Hakem).

The above mentioned situation explains how this Bedouin was not satisfied only with what he heard from the messenger of the Messenger of Allah salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. He took transportation to meet him personally, confirm and validate what he heard. On the other hand, as we see the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam did not object to the questions he raised about what he heard from his messenger although he is a trustworthy companion but he rather answered his questions.

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Examples of situations indicating how keen the companions were to validate the authenticity of narrations after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam.

Jaber Bin Abdullah may Allah be pleased with him traveled a trip that consumed one month to meet Abdullah Bin Unais in order to validate the authenticity of one hadeeth.

A grandmother came to Abi Bakr may Allah be pleased with him to inquire about her share of the inheritance from her grandchild. May Allah be pleased with him said: there is nothing in the book of Allah that covers your situation, and I didn’t learn any thing covering your situation in the Sunnah of Rasullah salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. Thus, go back till I check with people. He inquired to people, Al Mogheerah Bin Shoa`ba said: I attended with the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam, and he gave her one sixth (this means he attended a similar case when the Messenger Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam allocated to the given person then one sixth).

Abu Bakr said: do you have someone to support your statement, Mohamed Ibn Mosallamah stood up and concurred with what Al Mogheerah stated. Abu Bakr may Allah be pleased with him applied the ruling for her (reported by Ahmed and Nasa`i).

Regardless of Abu Bakr's may Allah be pleased with him well known position, he was not embarrassed to say: I do not know and at the same time he did not take Al Mogheerah's statement unless after Mohamed Bin Mosallamah supported it in order to verify the hadeeth rather than doubting the honesty of the companions may Allah be pleased with them. It is in protection against forgetfulness and faults.

Narrated under the authority of Abi Said Al Khodry may Allah be pleased with him that he said: I was sitting among a group of Al Ansar gathering when Abu Mussa Al Asha`ary came to us frightened or in panic. We said what is wrong with you. He said Omar sent for me to come and see him, I came to his door and said Salam three times. But he did not respond back the Salam. I went back. Omar inquired saying what prevented you from coming to me. I said: but I came and said Salam at your door three times and you did not reply back and the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: When one of you asks for permission three times and was not given the permission, he must go back. Omar said: introduce the evidence for this hadeeth or I will hurt you, Ubay Ibn Ka`ab (who was sitting among the group) said only the youngest among the present group should go with him. Abu Said said: I m the youngest of the people. He said to me: go with him (to Omar) (reported by Muslim).

Women were not less concerned than men to verify the correctness of what is narrated after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. Abdullah Ibn Masoud was giving a lesson. In part of what he presented he said: Allah Curse tattoo makers, those who seek applying tattoo, those who full remove of eye brows, those who seek full removal of eye brows and those who enlarge the gap between the front teeth aiming for beauty changing Allah's creation. Female companions never heard this statement from the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam or any of the companions before Abdullah Ibn Masoud may Allah be pleased with him. Umm Yaqoub Al Asadia, who was a scholar and Quran reader, went to him and said: what about the statement I heard that you said that you cursed Curse tattoo makers, those who seek applying tattoo, those who full remove of eye brows, those who seek full removal of eye brows and those who enlarge the gap between the front teeth aiming for beauty changing Allah's creation? Abdullah said: how would not I curse this whom the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam cursed and it is within the book of Allah. She said: I read the two boards of the Mushaf, but I did not find it. Abdulallah replied: if you read it, you would have found it. Allah may He be Glorified Say: And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah" (Quran 54:7)

Umm Yaqoub said: I see part of that (of what he described to be prohibited) on your wife. He told her, go and have a look. She went and came back saying: I saw nothing. May Allah be pleased with him told her, if there was any of that, she would not have been with us (reported by Bukhari, Muslim and Abo Daoud). He meant that in case she applied any of those issues, I would have divorced her. Similar examples are numerous that we can not count here.

Companions may Allah be pleased with them developed other standards to verify hadeeth authenticity. Imam Bukhar was capable of crystallizing those standards plus adding more to assess the hadeeth authenticity. Till our present time, those standards are applied. In the following, we are going to present some of the standards:

1.Meeting and hearing:

In case a companion heard another companion narrating a hadeeth after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam, the companion who heard goes to meet personally the one who narrated in order to verify the authenticity of the hadeeth. An example to this, Jaber Ibn Abdullah may Allah be pleased with him travelled for one month to meet Abdullah Ibn Unnais to inquire from him about a hadeeth he heard that Abdullah Ibn Unnais narrates after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam. Thus, the principle of meeting and hearing was set as a condition to accept the hadeeth according to Imam Bukhari may Allah have mercy on him.

2, Comparing against Allah's book:

In case what was narrated after the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam contradicted Quranic texts, they used to reject it. During a situation, Omar Ibn Al Khattab may Allah be pleased with him narrated that the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam said: a deceased is tortured because of his household crying for his death. He understood this hadeeth as a general ruling that a deceased torture occurs because of his household crying his death. Mother of the believers Aaesha may Allah be pleased with her objected to this explanation using the argument that Allah say:

"No bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another Then to your Lord is your return, so He will inform you what you used to do." (Quran 39:7)

In the same context, Omar may Allah be pleased with him heard the hadeeth of Fatimah Bin Qays when her husband divorced her three times, the Messenger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam did not oblige her husband to provide housing or financial support. Omar said: we shall not abandon the book of Allah nor the Sunnah of our prophet salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam because of what a woman says. We are not sure if she memorized well or forgot. She is entitled for housing and financial support, according to what Allah may He be Glorified Say:

"and turn them not out of their (husband's) homes, nor shall they (themselves) leave, except in case they are guilty of some open illegal sexual intercourse." (Quran 65:1) (reported by Muslim).

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Praise be to Allah, blessings and peace be upon his final Messenger Mohammad Ibn Abdullah,

Narrated under the authority of Abu Horaira, that the Messenger blessings and peace be upon him said the Hour (Day After) shall not be established until Harraj increasingly grows, they said, O Messenger of Allah, what is Harraj, he said killing killing" reported by Muslim.

Sobhan Allah, I do not think this hadeeth needs further comment to prove and indicate that the Messenger never said anything out of his own whim or was not inspired by Allah. How would he forecast an era which we are currently living would involve this magnitude of killing. Just turn around and observe, not one single Muslim country except suffering high rates of killing on the widest possible scale, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan..etc. How such hadeeth could be subject to the slightest doubt. Best blessings and peace be upon our leader, teacher, mentor and beloved Messenger Mohammad.

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Praise be to Allah, blessings and peace be upon his beloved Messenger Moahmmad who does not speak out of his whim

وَلِأَبِي دَاوُدَ: عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ -رضي الله عنه- قَال:َ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم: « سَتَكُونُ فِتْنَةٌ صَمَّاءُ بَكْمَاءُ عَمْيَاءُ, اَللِّسَانُ فِيهَا كَوَقْعِ اَلسَّيْفِ »1 .

Reported by Abi Dawoud: Narrated under the authority of Abi Horaira-may Allah be pleased with him-he said: the Messenger of Allah blessings and peace be upon him said: "there shall be a deaf, dumb and blind fitnah (temptation) when the impact of the tongue would be equal to that of sword"

For those who are monitoring the current situation in Egypt, would see each and every word of the above Hadith manifesting very clearly. Sobhan Allah, people actually kill by their words, and the whole landscape is surrounded by darkness, ambiguity and confusion.

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As we are currently living a fintah time by definition, here is another hadith narrated by our beloved Messenger, teacher, mentor and leader 1400 years ago, how could he describe our time in such an accurate manner, is it because he made up those hadith??

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال: « سيأتي على الناس زمان سنوات خداعات: يصدق فيها الكاذب ويكذب فيها الصادق، ويؤتمن فيها الخائن ويخون فيها الأمين، وينطق فيها الرويبضة. قيل يا رسول الله وما الرويبضة؟ قال: الرجل التافه ينطق في أمر العامة »1 .

"People shall experience a time when the years would be deceiving: during those years, the liar would be believed, and the truthful would be perceived as liar, the cheater would be entrusted and the honest would be perceived as a cheater and the Rowaybeda would speak. They said, O Messenger of Allah who is the Rowaybeda, he said: the silly person discusses the matter of the public" (reported by Ibn Majeh)

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How could someone ignore the following hadeeth:


Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:


The Prophet (saws) said: There will be civil strife which wipe out the Arabs, and their slain will go to Hell. During it the tongue will be more severe than blows of the sword.


Abu Dawud said: Al-Thawri transmitted it from Laith, from Tawus on the authority of Al-A'jam.

Sobhan Allah, the Messenger salla Allah a1lyhee wa sallam is clearly explaining our situation these days! truth sayer is the Messenger salla Allah a1lyhee wa sallam who does not speak of his own whim.

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