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Ed. Note: Women, based on their TAQWA, have equal participation with men at all levels of a truly Islamic society. There cannot be a Khilafa in which people do not listen to 'Ayesha (r.a.), Ummul Momineen.
The Word "Hadith" in the Qur'an: How the Parvezis try to Mislead the Innocent
The Role of the Prophet (pbuh) Defined in the Qur'an
by Kaukab Siddique

Dear Sis. Bint Waleed
Asalamu alaikum

Thank you for tackling the efforts of the Parvezi sect to connect the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) to the use of the word "Hadith" in the Qur'an. The Parvezis try to mislead Muslims in a variety of ways by playing with the words of the Qur'an.

The word "HADITH" occurs in the Qur'an 23 times. It has a variety of meanings depending on the context. In none of these references is it related to the role of the Prophet (pbuh) and definitely not to the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) narrating the teachings of the Prophet.

It's part of the trickster role of the Parvezis and their offshoot rejecters of Hadith that they bring a word from the Qur'an which has no relevance to the issue and try to fool innocent readers into thinking that the Qur'an is rejecting the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) narrated by the Sahaba (companions of the Prophet).

The use of the word "Hadith" in the Qur'an does show that narratives outside the Qur'an can have validity. For instance, the Qur'an says: "Has the Hadith of Musa (Moses) reached thee?" [20:9]
Or the Qur'an asks: "Has the Hadith reached thee, of the armies - of Pharoah and Thamud?" [85-17-18]

Thus the Qur'an validates narrations outside itself as truthful. The earlier Prophets like Moses and Salih, for instance, are known from valid Hadith narrations passed down for centuries, and the Qur'an is validating them.

The only time the word "Hadith" refers to the Prophet (pbuh) in the Qur'an, it is a neutral reference: "When the Prophet disclosed a matter (hadith) to one of his wives, and she then divulged it (to another), and Allah made it known to him, he confirmed part thereof and repudiated a part ......." [66:3]

These references have nothing to do with the role of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Islam. If the Parvezis had been honest people, they would have never played these word games in their attempts to distort the message of the Qur'an.

Unfortunately, the people whom the Parvezis address seldom open the Qur'an and certainly have no understanding of the Hadith. They do not know that the QUR'AN AND HADITH of the Prophet (pbuh) are linked to each other.
1. During his life, the Prophet (pbuh) had started explaining and implementing the Qur'an. His words were taken as decisive by his Companions.
2. These words of the Prophet (pbuh) were transmitted, both orally and in writing, by the Sahaba to future generations. That's what we call Hadith today.
3. Does the Qur'an say anywhere that the Prophet's (pbuh) teachings are of temporary importance and that the Qur'an can be interpreted by scholars as they wish regardless of the words of the Prophet (pbuh)? The answer is a clear NO.
4. Did any of the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) think that the Prophet's words and actions were of a temporary nature, and that the Sahaba could interpret the Qur'an as they wished after Prophet (pbuh) passed away? Again, the answer is a clear NO.

The decisive role of the Prophet (pbuh) was enshrined in Hadith narrations by his Companions.
The Prophet's work which is extra-Qur'anic is validated by the Qur'an as decisive:

"Similarly We have sent among you a Messenger from among you, reciting to you our verses, and purifying you, and teaching you the Book and Wisdom, and teaching you new Knowledge." [2:151]

The Parvezis try to give the impression that the task of the Prophet (pbuh) was only to recite the Qur'an. This verse tells us otherwise.
i. He recites,
ii. Purifies,
iii. Teaches the Book and Wisdom
iv. Teaches new knowledge.

The "purification" or spiritual growth is a world in itself and is exemplified in the life of the Prophet (pbuh). What did he teach about the Book? What Wisdom did he provide? What was the new knowledge?

The Companions (sahaba), who were the original audience of the Qur'an and the Prophet, have preserved all this for us in the Hadith

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