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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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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Role Of Hadith In Preservation And Transmission Of Sunnah

You say that the sunan are not derived from the hadith books but they have reached to us by the ijma and tawatur of the Muslim ummah. But in many of your various articles you mentioned that hadith books besides having the record of some historical facts and other things do have a record of some of the sunan. Thus the statement that the hadith books do have a record of "some of the sunan" clearly implies the fact that hadith books do not have the record of all the sunan. So on the basis of this statement I ask can you mention a single sunnah which has reached to us by the tawatur and ijma of Muslim ummah but has not been recorded in a hadith book?

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Difference Between Tawatur And Khabr-e Wahid

One of my friends claims that the distinction between mutawatir and ahad (individual-to-individual, isolated) hadith and historical reports was introduced by a certain "Bish bin Ghiyath". He was one of the experts of kalaam (scholastic theology). He was even considered as kafir. In other words, the source of the mutawaatir vs. ahaad distinction was people of bid’ah (innovation). It has been claimed that Imam Thahabi held this in Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala’. Please comment.

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