The great importance of adhering to the Quran alone

In Allah's Quran, we find several verses posing questions about the sources of religious law other than the Quran.

- "Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed?..." 6:114

- "Which Hadith, other than this, do they uphold?" 77:50

- "These are God's revelations that we recite to you truthfully. In which Hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?" 45:6

I am sure all Muslims believe that Hadith (including the works by Bukhari) is NOT from God. Given that this is the case, those Muslims who look to Hadith for guidance should ask themselves if they are on the right track or guilty of a serious violation in the Sight of God.

Surrounding the above verses are words like, "If you obey most people on earth then they will divert you from the path of God." and, "Woe to the rejectors!" So it's obvious that looking to any other source for religious guidance — including Hadith — is not considered favorable by the Most Gracious.

Hadith (including Bukhari's) contradict the Quran (God's word!) and are full of self contradictions as well. So why would anyone want to follow such an erroneous source?

Even if one was to concede that half of the Hadith was poorly translated, the other half would still be full of ridiculous rules and anecdotes never authorised by God Almighty. And, if there is even a single falsehood or contradiction, the WHOLE collection becomes tainted and untrustworthy.

Here's when we have to make use of our common sense and conscience. If we need to resolve an issue which is not specified in the Quran, we will have to go by our intuition which if correctly guided, should be in accordance with the basic values & guidelines provided in the Quran.

If we use Hadith (from which ensue the Shariah / Hudood) or the secular constitution of the country as a source of law, such sources cannot be put alongside with the Quran as all man-written laws are subject to errors. Only God's revelations are perfect. Furthermore, the Hadith does not follow the Quranic guidelines either.

When the reading in the Quran refers to the term 'Hadith,' it is not referring to any other books. The term 'Hadith' in the Quran refers to the reading itself - i.e. the QURAN IS the Hadith.

Now the amazing issue is, when people began collecting hearsay into books two hundred years after the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (SAAW), they called it 'hadith' which is the term with which God Almighty describes His Own Revelations. So the reading responds to the people in a prophetic manner - it almost predicts in a way that people will hold other 'hadith' other than the God's hadith - which is the reading itself.