Hadith contradicts its own existence!


The Ahadith that disallow the writing of it have the same roots which many of us reject. But if you look at it the other way, it only deepens the contradiction of this institution. It signifies that the Hadith is chiding itself for its narrations and yet going on with its tales.

The fact that the beloved Prophet (SAAW) forbade people to write down his words, and also the fact that during the reign of Abu Bakr Siddiq and Umar bin Khattab (may Allah be pleased with them) thousands of Hadith were destroyed by them is well known and is found in almost every data of Islamic history.

Majority of the Hadith narrations either have no link with the values of the Quran or they altogether clash with the ethics of the Quran. Only a very small number of narrations conform with Quranic principles. But even concerning those few that may conform with the Quran, there is no evidence to presume that they were mentioned by the Prophet (SAAW) is those words.

Hadith scolding itself

There are several hadiths that say Prophet Muhammad (SAAW) forbade his sayings from being recorded.

Abu Saeed al-Khudri said, “We exerted our best to get the Messenger of Allah to allow us to write his hadith but he refused.”
Recorded by Al-Baghdadi in Taqyid al-Ilm

Narrated Zayd ibn Thabit:
Al-Muttalib ibn Abdullah ibn Hantab said: Zayd ibn Thabit entered upon Mu'awiyah and asked him about a tradition. He ordered a man to write it. Zayd said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) ordered us not to write any of his traditions. So he erased it. [Sunan of Abu-Dawood Book 25, Number 3640:]

The reason most often given by Hadith followers as to why it was forbidden is formulated by Ramhurmuzi (d. 360 A.H.) as follows:

“Apparently the prohibition was in the beginning to make their attention to the Qur’an only and to distinguish the recording of the Qur’an from the sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet and to keep things safe from any kind of mixture or confusion.”

Muslims claim that in order for one to be a Muslim, one must uphold both the Quran and the Sunnah (Hadith). Yet, a portion of the Hadith itself states that the sunnah was not allowed to be written down to prevent it from mixing with the Quran. Indeed this is correct. So, why the contradiction and retention of something that the Prophet (SAAW) did not allow?

Apparently and wrongly, for the followers of the Hadith, the Quran and Sunnah (Hadith) are one in the same. Any difference seems to be merely a lip service. At heart they make no distinction .. and many favor Hadith a lot more.

But in reality, as per the laws of Allah Almighty, it is only the Quran that is binding.