Ḥadīth Qudsi

I wanted to learn what Ḥadīth Qudsi really is. Are there only forty aḥadīth qudsi? If they are the word of Allah Almighty then why are they not included in the Qur’an? Could you pleae explain the following Ḥadīth from Tirmidhi: O Man devote yourself to My worship, I shall grant you satisfaction of heart and remove your hunger. If, however, you do not do that you shall not be able to kill your hunger even if you worked day and nights.” This doe not seem to be the reality in our life. Please clarify this.

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Sunnah: Some Clarifications

On several articles on your website you talk about tawatur with reference to sunnah. You say that collection of hadith is not sunnah. Is not hadith a source of sunnah? How else would we know how much to pay in zakat, how to do salat or do sawm? If you claim that sunnah is passed on generation to generation and preserved, then how come the shias offer salat differently from sunis, how come their fast has different times for breaking and starting than sunni's fast? Where did the change come from? Obviously passing down the sunnah generation to generation has not worked very well, otherwise we would be offering the rituals in the same way. Has Allah promised to preserve the sunnah?

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Ijma And Tawatur

How do you define Ijmā‘ and tawātur?

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Is Sunnah Superior To The Holy Quran

In how many practices are aḥādīth and the non-Qur’ānic Tawātur superior to the Holy Qur’ān? How many of such practices exist according to the sectarians?

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Transmission Of Sunnah

Please explain with the help of evidences that some issues not discussed in the Holy Qur’ān, for example washing feet as a part of ablution, are sunnah mutawātarah seeing to the fact that more than ten percent Pakistanis believe in massah.

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Witr Prayer

I have three questions.

1. What is the significance of witr prayer? Is it compulsory part of Isha prayer? Why is it included in Isha prayer only?

2. I believe that all revealed books prior to Quran were complete in all aspects. In other words, they were like the Holy Quran. But when I come to know that in those scriptures, there were signs of the arrival of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) in near future, I doubt their being complete books. I confuse myself that did not Allah Almighty give the complete message to those Messengers which might have needed further amendment by Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) or did not Allah Almighty love those people the same as we enjoy, that He granted them an incomplete book? Were those Messengers not capable enough of spreading divine message as compared to Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)? What basically you think would be the need to mention the signs?

3. I want to explore Islam myself through the Holy Quran and the Sunnah but the tremendous amount of stuff around terrorizes me. I do not know whether to read Arabic only or translation or both, read Quran with simple translation or with Tafsīr, select tafsīr of Syed Abul A‘la Maududi, Amin Ahsan Islahi, Javed Ahmad Ghamidi or any other scholar, read Quran alone or with Ahādiths and, how to select Ahadiths and believe their authenticity. Along with these I would like to know from where to start as I will have to start from scratch, how to proceed and what duration will be sufficient in a day or week?

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Prohibition Of Committing The Ḥadīths To Writing

What was the significance of ḥadīth when its writing was not permitted? Was not it a part of religion? Is it allowable to everyone to write ḥadīth.

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The Number Of Absolutely Authentic Ḥadīths

How many ḥadīths or sunnan have been narrated. Have all of them reached to every human being without changes? How do you explain the term maḥfūz?

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Parts Of The Dīn And Aḥādīth

I have two questions to ask of you. Are the following obligations based on the khafī (i.e. that which is not part of the Qur’an) revelation: five daily prayers, washing feet in ablution, miracles, predestination, and belief in the life in barzakh?

Do we have to reinterpret the verses which confirming anthropomorphism?

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Pleading To Weak Narratives

I believe that the ḥadīths recorded in the Saḥīḥ of Bukhāri and Saḥīḥ of Muslim are conclusive. This means that there is only one possible stance regarding the disputed matters if seen in the light of the sound narratives ascribed to the Prophet (sws). If this is true then why do we plead to weak narratives and support counter opinions on an issue?

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Definition Of ‘Uswah Hasanah’

In what sense is the Holy Prophet (sws) the best exemplary character for the Muslims?

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Teachings Of The Holy Quran Regarding Sunnah

Mention the occasions in the Holy Quran where Allah Almighty has commanded His servants to follow the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (sws).

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Innovation

What is the significance of performing an action not approved by the Holy Prophet (sws)?

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Obligation To Obey The Holy Prophet (sws)

Is it obligatory for the Muslims to imitate and follow each and every action of the Holy Prophet (sws)?

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Riwāayah Bi Al-Ma’nā And Ḥadīth

Are all the contents of the ḥadīth literature are the words of the Holy Prophet (sws)? Please give sufficient evidence if they are. If they are not, then why do we consider them ḥadīth?

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Riwāayah Bi Al-Ma’nā And Ḥadīth

Are all the contents of the ḥadīth literature are the words of the Holy Prophet (sws)? Please give sufficient evidence if they are. If they are not, then why do we consider them ḥadīth?

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Difference Between The Qur’ān And The Hadīth

What is the status of a ḥadīth contradicting the Holy Qur’ān?

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Authenticity Of The Qur’ān And Ḥadīth

What is the status of ḥadīth as compared to the holy Holy Qur’ān? Can a hadith be equally authentic as a verse of the Qur’ān?

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The First Hadith Compilation

Who compiled the first Hadīth book? When it was written? What were the sources used?

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Compilation Of Hadīth During The Prophet’s Lifetime

Did the Prophet (sws) get the Hadiths recorded in writing and how many? How many of them were recorded in writing during the period of the rightly guided caliphs?

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