Quranic reference to the term "Hadith"

Presently the term 'hadith' is only symbolic of the hadith literature consisting of the writings of the medieval imams with constructed narrations falsely attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (SAAW).

However, when we read the Glorious Quran, the term "Hadith" used in it has a totally different meaning.

In Arabic, the term "hadith" refers to the following, depending on the sentence:

word, fact, discourse, statement or pronouncement.

A slightly careful reading of the Quran will immediately signify to the reader that when the Quran mentions the term 'hadith,' it refers to the Quraan itself, NOT to the writings of the imams as falsely claimed by Hadith followers. To say that the term "hadith" in the Quraan refers to the writings of Bukhari, Tirmizi, Nassai etc. is an intentional and manipulative misinterpretation of the Quran. It amounts to blasphemy.

The following are some of the Verses from the Glorious Quran containing the term "hadith." The meaning is very obvious. Yet, it's unfortunate that those people who are bent upon misinterpreting the word of Allah Almighty (out of context) for the purpose of glorifying their imams and 'saints' refuse to accept the truth.

"Have they not looked at the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all the things God has created? Does it ever occur to them that the end of their life may be near? Which HADITH, besides this (Quran) do they believe in?" (7:185 Surah Al-Araaf)

"Among the people, there are those who uphold baseless HADITH, and thus divert others from the path of God without knowledge, and take it in vain. These have incurred a shameful retribution." (31:6 Surah Luqman)

"God has revealed herein the BEST HADITH; a book that is consistent and points out both ways (to heaven and hell). The skins of those who reverence their Lord cringe therefrom, then their skins and their hearts soften up for God's message. Such is God's guidance; he bestows it upon whomever He wills. As for those sent astray by God, nothing can guide them." (39:23 Surah Az-Zummar)

"These are God's revelations (Quran) that we recite to you truthfully. In which HADITH other than God and His revelations do they believe?" (45:6 Surah Al-Jathiyah)

"Let them produce a HADITH like this (Quran) if they are truthful." (52:34 Surah At-Tur)

"Therefore, let Me deal with those who reject this HADITH(Quran); we will lead them on whence they never perceive." (68:44 Surah Al-Qalam)

"Which HADITH other than this do they uphold?" (77:50 Surah Al-Mursalaat)

Hence, the big difference between the "Hadith" referred to by Allah Almighty and the man-written 'hadith' upheld by the present-day Ummah is crystal clear.

Regarding the man-written hadiths:

The first righteous Caliph, Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) at one point was not sure whether to keep what he knows of hadiths or not. He had collected 500 hadiths during the very long period when he knew the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings be upon him), but he could not sleep the night until he burned them.

The second righteous Caliph, Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) insisted on destroying the hadiths collected by his son Abdullah bin Umar.

Islamic history mentions of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab restraining four of the Prophet's companions because of their insistence on telling / writing hadiths - these were Ibn Masoud, Abu Al-Dardaa, Abu Masoud Al-Anssary and Abu Tharr Al-Ghaffary. Omar called Abu Hurayra a liar and threatened to send him back to Yemen (where he came from) if he didn't not stop telling / writing these lies about the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh). Abu Hurayra stopped after being reprimanded by Omar. But after the unfortunate assasination of Omar, Abu Hurayra again began his mischief of narrating falsehood in the name of the Prophet (pbuh).

The fourth righteous Caliph, Ali Ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him), said in one of his speeches, "I urge all those who have writings taken from the messenger of God to go home and erase it. The people before you were annihilated because they followed the hadiths of their scholars and left the book of their Lord." (Sunan Al-Daramy)

To add 'glamour' to the controversy of the hadith institution, in the famous book "Al-Mustadrek", the author states that Bukhari listed Hadiths taken from 434 persons who were not accepted by Muslem bin Hajjaj for his book "Sahih al-Muslem" as good trustworthy people. On the other hand Muslem accepted for his book 625 persons who narrated hadiths, but were rejected by Bukhari.