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My question is for My cousine as he went Ireland for higher studies and because of the cristian community there he was not able to answer some of their thoughts about Islam

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My question is for My cousine as he went Ireland for higher studies and because of the cristian community there he was not able to answer some of their thoughts about Islam and May Allah guide us and forgive us, as we have a very little knowledge about Islam. He read and now following the thought of a person who write the books on Islam and Quran and his thoughts are the history that we learn from Hadees is fake only Quran is the true book. I was reading his book and I read the paragraph I am pasting it below, please guide me if he is writing write or wrong.


"Similar is the situation with conspiracies that the Qur`an was initially written on stones, waste leather, bones, tree-barks and leaves, and that it was compiled by the third Caliph, Hazrat Uthman. The Qur`an was indeed very much present, written on parchment and in book form right in the life-time of the exalted Prophet. The Qur`an states, "Zaalik-al-Kitaab" (This is the Book), in the very beginning."


I am reading this book and will mail you the paragraphs of this book for the guidence from Quran and Hadees.


Regards,


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Quran docmented

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Statement: He read and now following the thought of a person who write the books on Islam and Quran and his thoughts are the history that we learn from Hadees is fake only Quran is the true book.


It is indeed unfortunate that some people have gone to the two extremes when dealing with the ahaadiths of the Messenger of Allah (saws). One extreme declares belief in each and every hadith of the Prophet (saws), without confirming whether the hadith is authentic or not! The other extreme declares their complete opposition and rejection of any and all ahaadiths, regardless of whether they are fabricated or not!

 

The true muslims must take a balanced view or the middle way when dealing with anything. Just because someone calls a statement or a deed a hadith, we are not to completely submit to it, nor completely reject it; but the right and correct mode of conduct would be to do a thorough investigation to determine whether the Messenger of Allah (saws) indeed did do or say the thing claimed by the raavi or narrator.

 

Some great and eminent scholars have spent their entire lives and done an exhaustive research and investigation in each of the hadiths to determine their authenticity, and only when they were completely satisfied, they recorded these hadiths in their Sahih or Book of Authentic Hadiths. The most respected and accepted collections came to be recognized as the Sihah Sitta or the Six Authentic Collections of hadiths. These eminent scholars of hadith investigated each aspect of the saying or deed whether it was in conformity with the Quran or not, for it is inconceivable for a believer to assume that the Messenger of Allah (saws) would have done or said anything against the dictates of the Quran. Then they thoroughly checked and investigated the chain of narrators to see whether they were truthful people or not, or whether one who claimed to have heard it from the other was alive at the same time or not, and if alive, did they ever meet each other or not! If there was even a slight doubt in any event or chain of events, these eminent scholars refused to accept the hadith as authentic.

 

Even after all their exhaustive efforts and thorough investigations, it is impossible to claim, nor does anyone ever claim, that each and every hadith in their collection of sahih is absolutely authentic; for after all, this is a work of man, and man is prone to shortcomings and error. For the believers, the only guaranteed authentic Book of Guidance has to be the Glorious Quran, whose authenticity is guaranteed until the end of time by none other than Allah Subhanah. For every aspect of guidance, emaan, belief, faith, aqeedah, tawheed, shirk, etc., one need not look beyond the Quran. The hadiths, once they have been declared authentic by the scholars, will only be used when one finds the Quran silent on a particular subject.

 

My beloved brother in Islam, study the Glorious Quran in as much depth as you possibly can, and you will realize from the noor of the Quran, how easy it is to determine the authentic hadiths from the fabricated ones. Just because one has heard that some hadiths are fabricated, it would not be construed as intelligence to reject each and every hadith, or reject the science of collecting authentic hadiths by the eminent scholars of Islam. Conversely, just because a hadith is included in the Sihah Sitta, would not automatically mean that it is an absolutely authentic hadith.

 

The most one should say regarding the Sihah Sitta is that amongst the available books of hadiths, these books by the six eminent scholars are recognized and accepted by the believers to be the most authentic; and Allah Alone Knows Best. May Allah Subhanah bless and raise the honor and status of these eminent scholars who did a huge service to Islam and to the muslims of future generations in the science of collecting the various hadiths of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Your Question: I was reading his book and I read the paragraph I am pasting it below, please guide me if he is writing write or wrong.


"Similar is the situation with conspiracies that the Qur`an was initially written on stones, waste leather, bones, tree-barks and leaves, and that it was compiled by the third Caliph, Hazrat Uthman. The Qur`an was indeed very much present, written on parchment and in book form right in the life-time of the exalted Prophet. The Qur`an states, "Zaalik-al-Kitaab" (This is the Book), in the very beginning."

 

It is indeed true and accurate that the Glorious Quran was very much documented during the life-time of the Prophet (saws), for whenever an Ayaah or Surah was revealed, the scribes appointed by the Prophet (saws) would immediately document the Revelations verbatim from the Prophet (saws). Thus it is indeed accurate to state that the Glorious Quran was completely documented during the life-time of the Prophet (saws).

 

In the times of Hadrat Umar (r.a.) was started a process to document the Glorious Quran in the exact dialect (Quraishi) in which it was revealed, and produce one official and authorized copy of the Quran, copies of which was then distributed to all the regions as the official version from the central Islamic State. This process of producing one authorized and official document was completed during the time of Hadrat Uthman (r.a.) and all the other copies and parchments on which individuals had documented parts of the Glorious Quran were destroyed so that there arose absolutely no confusion amongst the Ummah and the future generations.

 

But without an iota of a doubt, the Glorious Quran was completely documented during the lifetime of the Prophet (saws) himself; and the Quran that we have amongst us today is the complete exact verbatim Revelations of the Lord compiled as instructed by Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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