Monday, December 1, 2008
Thanks Pixie, for commenting on my last post. I actually went through your blog because I remember you had touched on this topic somewhat a while back.
"Why do we have to believe in what the Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) says about Islam? Why can`t one just follow what the Qu`ran says? What is hadith (and ahadith) and why do we follow that too? Isn't only the Qu'ran perfect?
Hadith (ahadith is plural) are the recorded sayings and actions of the Prophet (S.A.W) Mohammed). The actions of the Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) were meant to be an example to mankind, and except for where he says himself they were wrong, the actions are the perfection of humanity. Following the actions of the Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) is actually submitting to a commandment within the Qu`ran, which states "And whatsoever the Messenger [Mohammed (S.A.W)] gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain [from it], and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishment." -Surah 59:7. And so, it is to the Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) I look to for a clear understanding of what Islam is, and what it requires of me, a believer in Allah (S.W.T)."
This is a post from Beautiful Muslimah (pixie) and this actually clarifies what I was asking. Inshallah I will finish the Quran and read ahadith to increase my knowledge in Islam. This is exactly what I am struggling with and I guess I was not clear on what the Quran says about the hadith. I had interpreted it to say it was a complete book,which it is,but this is definitely a different view on the situation. One I had not considered and I am glad I found this post. I will also spend more time researching and reading quran and may Allah guide me and bless me with hijab. Is it just me or was this tough for anyone else??