Date:    Tue, 4 Dec 2001 13:13:06 -0800 PST)

From:    "Mohammed Yusuf"

Subject:Re: [Zanzinet] The Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) Last Sermon

To:        "Feisal Amour"


Assalamun alaikum brother Faisal


Brother I see you brought other tradition, for the purposes of going against this tradition (hadith) “the book and itrat (progeny) Ahlel Bait”. You have not show or brought any evidences or its weight to make this tradition (hadith) “the Book and the Sunnah (practice)” acceptable. On the contrary “the book and itrat (progeny) Ahlel Bait” carry weight and the one more acceptable because of the following: -

1) Not all traditions (hadith) brought by companions are authentic. Some of them accused the Prophet (saw) to lie while he was still alive in his life, and there are some traditions have more than one meaning, there are some traditions have been invalid but some other companions had no information, there were some traditions of specified time and etc. The first and second Khalifa opposed the accumulation and collection of traditions, and many of traditions they have burnt. Let us take the example of prayer, after the death of Prophet (saw) the companions were disagreed among themselves in the formation of prayer whereas they used to pray behind and together with the Prophet (saw) for the last 23 years and still they were holding different views. Now if such is the case, how would the Prophet (saw) inform that if you follow “the Quran and Sunnah” shall never go astray? Which type of (practice) Sunnah the Prophet (saw) was talking about, if they just differ in the formation of prayer, others accused him of lying, other traditions with several meanings, and etc?

2) If this tradition “the Book and Sunnah” actually carry weight and acceptable, then today we would not witness these different sects in Islam, because all these differences is due to our misunderstanding of the Book of Allah and Sunnah of the Prophet (saw), the how this one will guide us?

When we look at the Quran, each one has their own tafsir and followed what they believed to be correct. When we come to the Sunnah that is more alarming, because not only we require proof regarding of the hadith, even these Asnad Muslims are differing. Now if the differences of the Muslims are due to the understanding of the Quran and Sunnah, how then shall we accept this hadith?

3) When we looks at this hadith of “the Book of Allah and the Sunnah” do not carry weight that it is should highly be reliable. This hadith is impossible to locate in SAHIH books except in the Muwatta of Malik. And in Muwata does not contain any Asnad to explain who had brought the hadith, but only Imam Malik himself who brought it and who himself has came after more than hundred year after the death of the Prophet (saw). Such traditions are known to be WEAK.

4) Hadith of “the book and Itrat (progeny)” brought and enlightened by more than 25 companions in different ways and it is known that a hadith that is brought by five companions is hadith MUTAWATIR. So this hadith exceeded 25 companions, hadith of Mutawatir is heavy and carry weight such as verses of the Quran!

5) Quran is like a garden or city is adorned with every kind of the way. If you want to gain any kind of fruit in the garden must have guidance who is required to guide you to show where the fruit does exist. Or if you come into the city must get the guidance to show which way to use and how to reach the required place. Therefore in the same way, the Quran without the guidance we have trouble understanding it similar to the current situation, each one believes his tafsir is the correct one.

6) And the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) required to be preserved and a leader who will provide us with perfect hadith of the Prophet (saw) in the same way as himself said without a reduction or an addition. Not like these hadith with us which are contradicting and differing and other asnad unacceptable.

So these LEADERS are the progeny (Itrat) of Ahlel Bayt whose job is to educate the correct education of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw). So the tradition (hadith) of “Quran and progeny (Itrat) of Ahlel Bait” is logical, reasonable and a highly acceptable and not “Quran and Sunnah”!




Mohammed Yusuf




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