Archive for April, 2012

Weak Ahadith are to be Rejected

Posted: April 10, 2012 by millatibraheem in Ulum ul Hadeeth

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Bismillaahi ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem, as-Salaatu was-Salaam ‘ala Rasulullaah

Allah aza wa jal says [al-Hijr]

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ

“Indeed, it is We who sent down the Dhikr and surely, We will safeguard it.”

The general misconception people believe Dhikr here is exclusively referring to the Quran.  However, there is no proof for this restriction and it is not what Allah aza wa jal says.  The Dhikr is anything that Allah aza wa jal revealed to Rasulullah (s).  This means not only the Quran is safeguarded by Allah aza wa jal, but also the verbal sayyings of the Prophet Muhammad (s).  Allah aza wa jal says about His Messenger (s) [an-Najm]

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ

وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ

إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَ

عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَىٰ

ذُو مِرَّةٍ فَاسْتَوَىٰ

“Your companion has not strayed, nor has he erred, Nor does he speak from desire. It is only an Inspiration that is revealed. Taught to him by one intense in strength.  One (Jibreel) free from any defect in body and mind, and he rose to true form”

Whatever the Prophet (s) spoke about the Deen and practiced from it, all has been preserved and safeguarded by Allah aza wa jal as it is from His promise to safeguard the Dhikr, revealed through Jibreel (a).  Therefore, anything that has not been proven to be Sahih from the Ahadith (pl. for hadith), it is to be rejected and cannot be considered knowledge of Deen.  Allah aza wa jal says [al-Jathiya]

هَٰذَا بَصَائِرُ لِلنَّاسِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ

“This is a clear insight for mankind and guidance and mercy for a people who are certain”

Either we are certain Rasulullah (s) said it, or we are not.  There is no ‘guess’ or ‘maybe’ when it comes to the Deen.  We should never attribute things to Allah aza wa jal that are doubtful. Allah aza wa jal throughout the Quran warns us about following doubt.

So, certainty is established once the Hadith is proven to be Sahih.  And if any weakness is found, certainty has been cancelled and it is Haraam to attribute it to Allah aza wa jal and His Messenger (s).  Allah aza wa jal says about things that are forbidden for us [al-‘A’raf]

وَأَن تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

“…And saying about Allah that you do not know”

One of the major crimes of the disbelievers is ascribing things to Allah aza wa jal that He aza wa jal did not reveal.

How can someone say a Hadith that has not proven to be true, be considered part of revelation or be used for good actions?  Allah aza wa jal has not hidden the truth from us, rather, He aza wa jal has sent it down and clarified it, as He aza wa jal says [Ibraheem]

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا بِلِسَانِ قَوْمِهِ لِيُبَيِّنَ لَهُ

“We have sent no Messenger save with the tongue of his people, that he might make all clear to them”

For this reason, rejecting weak Ahadith is part of the Deen, Alhumdulillah…

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Are All Sunni Madhhahib Upon the Haq?

Posted: April 6, 2012 by millatibraheem in Laa ilaha illAllaah

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Bismillaahi ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem, as-Salaatu was-Salaam ‘ala Rasulullaah

The popular Sunni claim is that all four of their Madhhahib are correct and anyone who follows one of them is upon the truth.

This belief  is grossly flawed.  Anyone who knows the basic rulings derived through each Madhhab will understand the major contradictions and fragility of their Usool.

Allaah aza wajal says [an-Nisaa’ 4:82]:

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ ۚ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا

“Then do they not reflect upon the Quraan? If it had been from other than Allaah, they would have found within it much contradiction”

Here Allaah aza wajal is exclaiming the greatness of Islaam and one of its illuminating attributes, that there is no contradictions, inconsistencies, discrepancies or conflicting statements in it.  So how can it be possible that all the Sunni Madhhahib be correct even though they are full of contradictions and built upon discrepant principles?

One Madhhab declares something to be Haraam while the other states it is permissible.  One ruling claims an action to be waajib or Sunnah, while the other says it is not.  Yet, oddly they all are correct and upon Haq?

A simple example is if niyya (intention) is a condition of  Wudhu’ (ablution) being valid.  Maalikis,  Shaafi’is and Hanbalis considered it a condition while Hanafis said it is not.  This means with three Madhhahib, Wudhu’ is unacceptable without niyya, hence,  resulting in one’s prayer to be invalid.

Another example is if madmada (rinsing the mouth) and istinshaaq (snuffing water) during Wudhu’ is obligatory or preferred but not mandatory.  Hanbalis say they are obligatory while Hanafis, Maalikis and Shaafi’is say they are recommended.  Therefore, determining whether one’s Wudhu’ is valid or not,  consequently affecting the prayer itself.

And one does not need to look attentively to realise they differ in almost every aspect of the Deen, rendering it to be lost amongst their disputes and contaminated Usool.

Are they all upon Haq? Truly not.  In fact, they are extremely misguided and deserve the torment and punishment like their forefathers, the Jews, Christians and the Polytheists [al-Baqara 2:176]:

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ نَزَّلَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ ۗ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ اخْتَلَفُوا فِي الْكِتَابِ لَفِي شِقَاقٍ بَعِيدٍ

“That is because Allaah has sent down the Book in truth. And indeed, those who differ over the Book are in extreme dissension

This differing of theirs is evidence of Allaah aza wajal’s misguidance and His disgrace upon them as He did to their forefathers due to the very same reason [al-Baqara 2:213]:

كَانَ النَّاسُ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً فَبَعَثَ اللَّهُ النَّبِيِّينَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنذِرِينَ وَأَنزَلَ مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ فِيمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ ۚ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ فِيهِ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ أُوتُوهُ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ فَهَدَى اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

“Mankind was one community; then Allaah sent the prophets with good tidings and warnings and sent down with them the Scripture in truth to judge between the people concerning that in which they differed. And none differed over the Scripture except those who were given it – after the clear proofs came to them – out of jealous animosity among themselves. And Allaah guided those who believed to the truth concerning that over which they had differed, by His permission. And Allaah guides whom He wills to a straight path”

The Prophet (s) has no association with them and he is their opposite [al-An’aam 6:159]:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ ۚ إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ

Indeed, those who have divided their Deen and become denominations – you [O Muhammad] have no concern with them in anything. Their affair is only to Allaah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do.

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Bismillaahi ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem, as-Salaatu was-Salaam ‘ala Rasulullaah