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Keyword: False Hadiths

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Opinion

The Heart of a Fool is in His Mouth, But the Mouth of a Wise Man is in His Heart

Abu Dharr

Muharram 23, 14432021-09-01

How to study and understand the hadiths is very important. Abu Dharr continues with is enlightening discussion of this vital topic.

Opinion

To Avoid Criticism, Do Nothing, Say Nothing, Be Nothing

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Abu Dharr continues his review of hadiths, true and made-up or misinterpreted, so that Muslims would have a better understanding of this vital subject that has often been used for partisan point-scoring.

Opinion

He Invites Future Injuries Who Rewards Past Ones

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14422021-07-01

In his regular column, Abu Dharr continues to delineate correct hadith from those that have been inserted to suit vested interests. Readers show pay attention.

Opinion

Faith without Reason Leads to Superstition; Reason without Faith Leads to Cynicism

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

In hadith literature, there are some hadiths that purport to report verbatim what the noble messenger (pbuh) said while others reflect the meaning of what he said. In his ongoing series, Abu Dharr sheds light on this point.

Opinion

Tradition Lies Not in Knowing Too Much, But Rather in Not Knowing Enough to Think Things Through

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 19, 14422021-05-01

Inviting the thinking Muslims to ponder, Abu Dharr in his regular column repeatedly emphasizes that hadiths must be evaluated against the ayats of the noble Qur’an. No hadith, no matter what the chain of narrators, can be accepted if it contradict the noble Qur’an.

Opinion

The Only Known Cure for Ignorance is Education

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 18, 14422021-04-01

Thoughtful Muslims need to understand that everything attributed to our beloved Prophet (pbuh) may not necessarily be correct. There were some characters in early Islamic history that attributed to the noble Messenger (pbuh) statements that he could not have said because they contradicted the Qur’an.

Opinion

Don’t Find Fault with What You don’t Understand

Abu Dharr

Rajab 17, 14422021-03-01

In his continuing series on Hadith compilation, Abu Dharr calls upon Muslim from both sides of the sectarian divide to set aside their preconceived ideas and begin to see the other’s point of view with an open mind.

Opinion

Nothing Shows Dirt Like a White Lie

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14422021-02-01

In his ongoing examination of the compilation of hadith literature, Abu Dharr continues to provide insights that should enlighten sincere Muslims to look at this crucial issue with greater clarity.

Opinion

It is Twice as Hard to Crush a Half-truth Compared to a Complete Lie

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14422021-01-01

The Prophet (pbuh) had expressly forbidden his companions from writing his hadiths. That explains why there are few hadiths narrated by his close companions yet there are others that have taken much liberty with them. It is a serious matter that needs close attention.

Opinion

The Greatest of Faults is to be Conscious of None

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

In his ongoing series on hadith, Abu Dharr reminds us that while appointed by Allah and protected from sin, Prophets were still human beings. And in mundane worldly affairs, they need not be experts. That, however, does not diminish their stature as Prophets.

Opinion

Many Muslims Seem to be Allergic to Food for Thought

Abu Dharr

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

In this series of articles, Abu Dharr aims to separate the sound hadith from the forged ones. For the thoughtful enlightened Muslims, this is a welcome contribution; for the literalists and stuck in cultural traditions, this would cause heart-burn.

Opinion

“Hadiths”: Clear the Air and Clear the Decks

Abu Dharr

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

There is a difference between what the noble Messenger (pbuh) said and what was reported that he said. Since Hadith literature was compiled many centuries after our beloved Prophet (pbuh) left this world, it is important to sift through the copious volumes of Hadith literature.

Opinion

When It Comes to Hadith, It is Unfortunate Common Sense isn’t More Common

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

Muslims must sharpen their critical thinking and look very carefully at what passes for hadith. Not everything attributed to the noble messenger (pbuh) may be correct because some vested interests in early Islamic history needed to furbish their credentials through forgeries.

Opinion

Education is Not Received, It is Achieved

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

Tackling on the sensitive issue of hadith compilation, Abu Dharr posits that any hadith that contradicts the Qur’an must be rejected. The noble Messenger (pbuh) who taught us the Qur’an could never go against its teachings. There is need to sift such hadiths.

Opinion

What the Prophet (P) Said versus What We are Told He Said

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 08, 14412020-05-01

Some Muslims have elevated hadiths to the same level as the Qur’an and even more than the Qur’an (nastaghfirullah). It is time to sift the hadith literature to distinguish the genuine hadith from those that cannot be fully verified. Abu Dharr embarks on this arduous task.

Book Review

Two exciting books about hadith literature

Tahir Mahmoud

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

If Muslims want to learn how hadith literature has been distorted, these two books will help them in this quest.

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Audio

Hadiths that are legitimizing the Abbasid Dynasty

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 20, 14382016-10-21

We’ve been trying to do justice to the issue of hadith. This is an area that has not been approached by those who qualify to approach it. In the previous khutbahs we spoke about how the Umawi dynasty contrived hadiths to serve its own purposes and to try to convince people of its legitimacy which it did not have; but this did not stop there. We go from the contrived hadiths of Bani Umayyah to the contrived hadiths of Bani Al Abbas.

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Audio

Filtering false hadiths

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 07, 14342013-05-17

Allah says to us concerning His beloved Prophet: When Allah's Prophet speaks, he doesn't speak because he's expressing a personal desire or his own preference for things or because he has a tendency towards himself rather his speech his words are a matter of a revelation revealed to him. (Surah An Najm verse 3-4)

Audio

Rethinking Bukhari and Muslim

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 29, 14342013-05-10

One of the issues is very difficult for us to come to terms with is the fact that we are different. You can’t expect from us, doing our best, to be the exact copies of each other. This is something very difficult to accept. This is a fact that, for some people, is a physical difficulty. Alhamdulillah it’s not present amongst the Muslims but in the context of human society some people don’t accept other people because they are physically different.

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