Sunnah Contradicting the Quran

Posted: November 1, 2018 by millatibraheem in Bid'ah, Innovated Sects
We will compare the “five pillars” between the Quran and the Sunnah
1) Shahada
The Quran says 3:18
“Allah bears witness that there is no god but Him, as do the angels and those who have knowledge, upholding justice. There is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All-Wise.”
The Sunnah added “Muhammad Rasulullah” even though this is not found as part of the original statement in the Quran and is not a part of the testimony.
2) Salaat
The Quran – Salaat is for Remembrance/praising of Allah only 20:14.
إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي
“Surely, I am Allah, There is no god but Myself, so serve Me, and establish Salaat for My remembrance.”
Recite from the Quran only and in a medium tone 29:45, 18:25 & 17:110
The Sunnah says to recite quietly just because someone saw the Prophets’ beard move without reciting while in certain prayers.  The tashhahud adds prophets Ibraahim, Muhammad, and their families names and even close of as calling onto the Prophet “ya ayyohanabiyyo” even though he is dead.
3) Zakat
The Quran says give from your surplus at every time you receive your wage/salary. 2:219, 6:141.  There is no percentile mentioned nor a time.  
The Sunnah fixed at 2.5% once a year – so poor are hungry and do not receive any help at all except once a year.
4) Ramadan/Fasting
The Quran says to fast until night 2:187

…وَاشْرَبُوا حَتَّىٰ يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ الْخَيْطُ الْأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الْخَيْطِ الْأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّوا الصِّيَامَ إِلَى اللَّيْلِ…

…and eat and drink until the white thread of the dawn becomes distinct from the black thread; then complete the fast up to the night…
Allah uses maghriba in the following verse 18:86
“Until when he reached the setting of the sun (Maghriba-l-shams)
If he wanted us to fast until maghriba he would have said it.
The Sunnah says to open your fast at sunset and not until layl.\
5) Hajj
The Quran says Hajj can be done in three or more months 2:197, 9:2-5, 9:36.
The Sunnah restricts Hajj to only 10 days within Dhul-Hijjah.  It also tells stoning at mina, kissing hajar al aswad , and circling the kaba seven times even though the Quran does not suggest us to do them and they are not obligatory.

We will discuss some false beliefs Muslims have about the Prophet Mohammed and will later show the correct understanding.

According to Ahlul Sunnah (Sunnis), Shi’atul ‘Ali (Shias), and other sects, the Prophet:

1. Muhammad was the best man to have walked on Earth

2. Muhammad had many miracles

3. Muhammad is Allah’s friend

4. Muhammad is the reason Allah created the world

5. Muhammad is the best and highest ranked Messenger

6. Muhammad will have the highest rank in Heaven

7. Muhammad will intercede for his followers on the day of Judgement

8. Muhammad is the best guide

9. Muhammad can hear us and is alive

10. Muhammad is the best means to gain nearness to God (waseelah in Arabic)

Every single one of these beliefs is wrong and contrary to the Quran and authentic narratives.

Muslims have fallen into the same trap like the Jews and Christians have done in regards to extremely exaggerating individual statuses and innovating beliefs which were not part of the original scriptural teachings.

There was nothing supernatural about Rasulullah.  The Quran makes a humbling case for the Prophet, telling him to:

قُلْ إِنَّمَا أَنَا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ يُوحَى إِلَيَّ أَنَّمَا إِلَهُكُمْ إِلَهٌ وَاحِدٌ فَمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو لِقَاء رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا

“Say: I am only a mortal like you (Qul innama ana basharun mithlukum). My Lord inspires in me that your God is only One God. And whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work, and make none share of the worship due unto his Lord.” (Quran 18:110)

The purpose of sending Mohammed Rasulullah to the people was to proclaim Allah’s oneness and the sole creator.  But sects like Shi’as and Sunnis have distorted the message and turned it into being all about the Prophet Muhammed while neglecting Allah and the Quran.

Abu Musa said Allaah’s Messenger sent me to Yemen and I said: ‘O Allaah’s Messenger, there are drinks there what should I drink and what should I refrain from?’ He said: ‘What are they?’
I said: ‘Al-Bit’ (mead) and Al-Mizr (beer).’
He said: ‘What are mead and beer?’
I said: ‘Mead is a drink made from honey and beer is a drink made from grains.’
Allaah’s Messenger said:
اشْرَبْ وَلاَ تَشْرَبْ مُسْكِرًا
Drink, but do not drink the Intoxicant.
In another route the words are reported as :
اشربا ولا تسكرا
Drink but do not get intoxicated.
اشربا ولا تسكرا ولا تشربا مسكرا
Drink but do not got intoxicated and don’t drink intoxication.
(This narration is authentic and is reported in Sahih al-Burkhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan an-Nasai and others).
This hadith that “Drink but don’t drink the intoxicant” is clear that it is about the level and amount other than the substance itself.
Imam at-Tahawi explains this narration as :
كان ذلك دليلا أن حكم المقدار الذي يسكر من ذلك الشراب خلاف حكم ما لا يسكر منه فدل ذلك على أن ما ذكره أبو موسى عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم مما ذكرنا عنه في الفصل الأول من قوله كل مسكر حرام إنما هو على المقدار الذي يسكر لا على العين التي كثيرها يسكر
This is the proof that the ruling is based on the amount which intoxicates from that drink, contrary to what doesn’t intoxicate from it, and evident to this what Abu Musa discussed from Allaah’s Messenger (s) and we have quoted from him in first chapter under the hadith “Every intoxicant is Haraam”, rather it is about the amount which intoxicates not the substance itself of which larger quantity intoxicates. END QUOTE.
Ibn Qutaibah al-Dinawari (One of the Earliest Scholar of Hadith, 273 H) writes in his ‘Book of Drinks’ كتاب الاشربة :
واحتجوا مِنَ النَّظَرِ بَأَنَّ الْأَشْيَاءَ كُلَّهَا حَلَالٌ إِلا مَا حَرَّمَهُ اللَّهُ قَالُوا: فَلَا نُزِيلُ يَقِينَ الْحَلَالِ بِالِاخْتِلَافِ وَلَوْ كَانَ الْمُحَلِّلُونَ فِرْقَةً من الناس فكيف وهو أَكْثَرُ الْفِرَقِ وَأَهْلُ الْكُوفَةِ جَمِيعًا عَلَى التَّحْلِيلِ لَا يَخْتَلِفُونَ
They took proof from the perspective that all the things are Halaal (legal/permissible) except what is forbidden by Allaah, and they said the difference on this matter doesn’t remove the certainty of its being Halaal, even if those who deemed it Halaal were a group of people. Then how about if they are more than a group, and all the People of Kufa unanimously agreed over its permission and didn’t differ. END QUOTE.

Scholars who permitted drinking of beer

Posted: April 29, 2018 by millatibraheem in Fiqh
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Imam al-Qurtubi wrote in his Tafsir :

والجمهور من الأمة على أن ما أسكر كثيره من غير خمر العنب فمحرم قليله وكثيره ، والحد في ذلك واجب . وقال أبو حنيفة والثوري وابن أبي ليلى وابن شبرمة وجماعة من فقهاء الكوفة : ما أسكر كثيره من غير خمر العنب فهو حلال ، وإذا سكر منه أحد دون أن [ ص: 50 ] يتعمد الوصول إلى حد السكر فلا حد عليه

And the Majority of the Scholars of this held the view whatever intoxicates in large amounts, other than Khamr derived from grapes, is prohibited no matter of large or small amounts and the Hadd is a must.

And Abu Hanifah, Sufyan at-Thawri, Ibn Abi Layli, Ibn Shabrma and a group of jurists of Kufa said :

Whatever intoxicates in large amounts, other than the Khamr which is derived from grapes, is Halaal (permissible) and if someone gets intoxicated from it, without intending to drink  to the level of intoxication, then there is no Hadd over him.

Iman Increases Per Events and Not Deeds

Posted: March 9, 2017 by millatibraheem in al-Imaan, Arabic

Whenever the increase of Iman is mentioned, it is due to an incident of an event and not deeds being committed.

In Aali-Imraan 3:173,

الَّذينَ قالَ لَهُمُ النّاسُ إِنَّ النّاسَ قَد جَمَعوا لَكُم فَاخشَوهُم فَزادَهُم إيمانًا وَقالوا حَسبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعمَ الوَكيلُ

Those to whom the people said, ‘indeed the people have gathered against you; so fear them.’ But it only increased them in Iman, and they said, ‘Allah is sufficient for us, and He is an excellent trustee.’

Here, it was a fearful event.

In at-Tawba 9:124,

وَإِذا ما أُنزِلَت سورَةٌ فَمِنهُم مَن يَقولُ أَيُّكُم زادَتهُ هٰذِهِ إيمانًا ۚ فَأَمَّا الَّذينَ آمَنوا فَزادَتهُم إيمانًا وَهُم يَستَبشِرونَ

And whenever a surah is revealed/sent down, there are those who say, “Which of you has this increased Iman?” As for those who believed, it has increased them in Iman, while they are rejoicing

The increase here was due to the surah being sent down/revealed.

Allah says,

إِنَّمَا المُؤمِنونَ الَّذينَ إِذا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَت قُلوبُهُم وَإِذا تُلِيَت عَلَيهِم آياتُهُ زادَتهُم إيمانًا وَعَلىٰ رَبِّهِم يَتَوَكَّلونَ

The believers are only those whose hearts tremble when Allah is mentioned and when His signs/verses/ayaat are recited to them, it increases their Iman and  put their trust in their Lord

(al-Anfal 8:2)

The increase here is by the mere mentioning of Allah and the recitation of his verses or signs, i.e. the creation.

In Surah al-Ahzab 33:22,

وَلَمّا رَأَى المُؤمِنونَ الأَحزابَ قالوا هٰذا ما وَعَدَنَا اللَّهُ وَرَسولُهُ وَصَدَقَ اللَّهُ وَرَسولُهُ ۚ وَما زادَهُم إِلّا إيمانًا وَتَسليمًا

And when the believers saw the confederates, they said, “This is what Allah and His Messenger had promised us, and Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth.” And it increased them only in faith and acceptance.

In Surah al-Fath 48:8,

هُوَ الَّذي أَنزَلَ السَّكينَةَ في قُلوبِ المُؤمِنينَ لِيَزدادوا إيمانًا مَعَ إيمانِهِم ۗ وَلِلَّهِ جُنودُ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرضِ ۚ وَكانَ اللَّهُ عَليمًا حَكيمًا

It is He who sent down tranquillity/calmness/security into the hearts of the believers that they would increase in Iman along with their [present] Iman. And to Allah belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and ever is Allah Knowing and Wise.

Allah says the increase of Iman occurs when He sends the sakeenat into the hearts of the believers.

Arabic Quran for non-Arabic Speakers?

Posted: June 24, 2016 by millatibraheem in Arabic, Bid'ah, History, Rebuttals
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Much discussion has transpired regarding the language of the Quran and the Muslims claim for it to be a universal guide, which leads mankind from the day one is cultured til the day he dies.  Many have professed discontent and are bewildered with the followers of the recital, who advocate the exclusiveness of the Quran being the last testament for humanity.

After all, the Quran is in Arabic, revealed to an Arabic speaker, who ministered to a people in Arabia. These are irrefutable facts which no believer and disbeliever would deny.

إِنّا أَنزَلناهُ قُرآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَعَلَّكُم تَعقِلونَ

Indeed We have sent it down an Arabic Qurʾaan so that you may understand

(Surah Yusuf 12:2)

The polytheists had accused Muhammad Rasulullaah of learning the Quran from a foreign man who was a servant of the Quraish.  The Quran then refutes their claim,

وَلَقَد نَعلَمُ أَنَّهُم يَقولونَ إِنَّما يُعَلِّمُهُ بَشَرٌ ۗ لِسانُ الَّذي يُلحِدونَ إِلَيهِ أَعجَمِيٌّ وَهٰذا لِسانٌ عَرَبِيٌّ مُبينٌ

And We certainly know that they say, ‘It is only a human that teaches him.’ The tongue/language of the one they refer to is foreign/non-Arabic/‘Ajamiyon, while this is a clear Arabic tongue/language.

(Surah an-Nahl 16:103)

The Arabic Quran reinforces itself repeatedly as being clear, detailed, and comprehensive in Arabic,

كِتابٌ فُصِّلَت آياتُهُ قُرآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لِقَومٍ يَعلَمونَ

A Book, its verses detailed, an Arabic Qur’aan, for people who know

(Surah Fussilat 41:3)

 In consideration of these verses, and others, questions arise as to how can it be for all of mankind when majority of the world does not know Arabic?

How does a non-Arabic speaker, whose mother tongue is foreign, suppose to comprehend and understand a Book that is not in their language and not revealed to a non-Arab audience?

Even more, the Quranic Arabic is from the seventh century that most present-day Arabs do not even speak.

They say, “why should I be held accountable for what I don’t understand?”

Translations of the Quran do not do justice to the Arabic language and are merely an interpretation, trapped into the translators bias beliefs.

In Muhammad Rasulullaah’s time, there were two major superpowers that battled each other; the Persians and the Romans.  These empires had extensive land conquests and included people from all walks of life under their rule.  It would have been reasonable for the Quran to be revealed in Latin (Roman) or Persian (Farsi) as they were the dominant languages that time and not Arabic.  The Arabs were seen as a worthless minority and their language mostly remaining in Arabia.

So, why was the Quran sent in Arabic?

The question may be answered in the following verse, which was revealed after the polytheists accused the Messenger of fabrication, or making it up himself and not receiving it from Allah,

أَم يَقولونَ افتَراهُ ۚ بَل هُوَ الحَقُّ مِن رَبِّكَ لِتُنذِرَ قَومًا ما أَتاهُم مِن نَذيرٍ مِن قَبلِكَ لَعَلَّهُم يَهتَدونَ

Or they say: ‘He has fabricated it’ Nay, it is the truth from your Lord, so that you may warn a people to whom no warner has come before you, in order that they may be guided

(Surah al-Sajdah 32:3)

The people did not receive a warner before Muhammad Rasulullaah, and it was their time for guidance.  They spoke Arabic and it would be unusual to send them a Messenger, or warner, who spoke a foreign language they did not understand.

وَما أَرسَلنا مِن رَسولٍ إِلّا بِلِسانِ قَومِهِ لِيُبَيِّنَ لَهُم ۖ فَيُضِلُّ اللَّهُ مَن يَشاءُ وَيَهدي مَن يَشاءُ ۚ وَهُوَ العَزيزُ الحَكيمُ

And We sent not a Messenger except with the language/tongue of his kinsfolk/people, in order that he might make (the Message) clear for them. Then Allah misleads whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise

(Surah Ibraaheem 14:4)

Muhammad Rasulullaah was sent to the Arabs speaking Arabic.  The Quran was sent in Arabic as a guidance for those people who understood the language and were able to follow it, since the Messenger they were given was well-known from among them.

End of Part One.

Sunni Tampering of the Months of Hajj

Posted: March 23, 2016 by millatibraheem in Bid'ah, Current Affairs, Rebuttals, Sunni

For centuries, many Muslims have been mislead by the so-called ‘Ahl ul-Sunnah’ and their changing of Allah’s Deen.  One of numerous things they had tampered with are the months of Hajj.  Yes, months of Hajj, as in more than one month for Hajj.

Allah says:

الحَجُّ أَشهُرٌ مَعلوماتٌ ۚ فَمَن فَرَضَ فيهِنَّ الحَجَّ فَلا رَفَثَ وَلا فُسوقَ وَلا جِدالَ فِي الحَجِّ ۗ وَما تَفعَلوا مِن خَيرٍ يَعلَمهُ اللَّهُ ۗ وَتَزَوَّدوا فَإِنَّ خَيرَ الزّادِ التَّقوىٰ ۚ وَاتَّقونِ يا أُولِي الأَلبابِ

Hajj months are well-known, so whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein, there is no sexual relations and no disobedience and no disputing during Hajj. And whatever good you do – Allah knows it. And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is fear of Allah . And fear Me, O you of understanding.
(al-Baqarah 2:197)

Allah explicitly says “أَشهُرٌAshorun” in which Hajj can be performed, and they are well-known.  “أَشهُرٌAshorun” means three or more months.  The duality of the term would be Sharayn, or two months, and Shahr(un) means one month.

We are clearly told Hajj months are well-known.  Now, are the Hajj months three or more?

Allah says:

إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثنا عَشَرَ شَهرًا في كِتابِ اللَّهِ يَومَ خَلَقَ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرضَ مِنها أَربَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ۚ ذٰلِكَ الدّينُ القَيِّمُ ۚ فَلا تَظلِموا فيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُم ۚ وَقاتِلُوا المُشرِكينَ كافَّةً كَما يُقاتِلونَكُم كافَّةً ۚ وَاعلَموا أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ المُتَّقينَ

Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve months in the book of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the upright deen, so do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight against the disbelievers collectively as they fight against you collectively. And know that Allah is with the righteous.
(at-Touba 9:36)

In this ayah, Allah tells us there are 12 months, in which four are sacred.  And another ayah in the same Surah 9:2, speaks of four months, 9:3 the day of the greater pilgrimage, and when the sacred months have passed 9:5.

What are these four sacred months?  Allah says Hajj months are well-known/m’aloomaat, therefore, these months must have been familiar to the people during the time of Allah’s Messenger.

To be continued…