The Interpretations Made By The Holy Prophet (sws)

Question

Please provide some evidences from the Holy Qur'ān to maintain that the interpretations made by the Holy Prophet (sws) regarding the issues not discussed in the Holy Qur'ān were correct.


Answer

Most of the prophetic views are considered a part of the religion by the whole ummah. For example, under the rule of marrying two sisters, he forbade marrying maternal or paternal aunt and her niece. He also declared the fowls and other ambiguous things inedible. The Holy Qur'ān merely has given a general law in this regard and the Holy Prophet (sws) has explicated it. Some people believe that such views of the Holy Prophet (sws) were also a revelation. But incase, if they were the interpretations of the Holy Prophet (sws), still it becomes clear that the Holy Prophet (sws) explained something and the divine revelation did not turn it down. Therefore, such directives are correct.

Translated by: Abid Mahmood Hashmi

About the Author

Talib Mohsin


Mr Talib Mohsin was born in 1959 in the district Pakpattan of Punjab. He received elementary education in his native town. Later on he moved to Lahore and passed his matriculation from the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore. He joined F.C College Lahore and graduated in 1981. He has his MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab. He joined Mr Ghamidi to learn religious disciplines during early years of his educational career. He is one of the senior students of Mr Ghamidi form whom he learnt Arabic Grammar and major religious disciplines.

He was a major contributor in the establishment of the institutes and other organizations by Mr Ghamidi including Anṣār al-Muslimūn and Al-Mawrid. He worked in Ishrāq, a monthly Urdu journal, from the beginning. He worked as assistant editor of the journal for many years. He has been engaged in research and writing under the auspice of Al-Mawrid and has also been teaching in the Institute.

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