Post by handelevans on Sept 18, 2013 7:24:25 GMT -5
I fail to see why people use the hadiths when they are not factual. the shia and sunni admit that not all are true so how do you know which ones are. Myself if you read the Quoran and take advise from fellow Quoranists you will be safe. Allah gave his words to Muhhamad and no one else, so my point is either listen to Allah and the profet and no one other than them. sorry about spelling
Much of it has to do with trusting the reputations of scholars as those who were more knowledgeable than us and hence more able to guide us. Most Muslims have no real clue about how the hadeeths are compiled, classified, etc. All they know is that their scholars passed them down as guidance that can be trusted as truth. It essentially comes down to trust over real knowledge and understanding.
People become very dogmatic about what they believe when it comes to traditions that are passed down, and they stop asking questions, and questions become discouraged. This is the problem in most of the Muslim community today. Then you have those who go to the other extreme and instead of asking questions to gain knowledge and clarification in order to make a decision all they care about is doubting the truth of everything that they dislike or have reservations about.
We should not be asking questions in order to create doubt, we should be asking questions in order to quell and satisfy our doubts. Those who refuse to give us answers, and shame us just for having doubts are misguided, because doubts naturally arise from confusion and misunderstandings. Clarification and knowledge are the cure. We should be prepared to answer the most outlandish questions and even to spoon feed. If we do see insincerity and inconsistency we should do our best to confirm if these things are intentional. If we see that they are we should stop the conversation, speak the word 'peace,' and move on.
I will say this. We Quran alone Muslims need to dedicate more time and effort to memorizing the Quran, to knowing the Quran in all of its forms and fashions and to knowing about the language of the Quran and the language that it uses if we are ever to be taken seriously.