We often witness that hadith believers call the Quran believers Mushriks, Kafir and Munafiq. But, what is the Quranic truth!?
Following words other than God is clearly defined in the Quran as idolatry. Idolatry is the only unforgivable offense if maintained until death.
[6:19] Say, "Whose testimony is the greatest?" Say, "GOD's. He is the witness between me and you that this Quran has been inspired to me, to preach it to you and whomever it reaches. Indeed, you bear witness that there are other gods beside GOD." Say, "I do not testify as you do; there is only one god, and I disown your idolatry."
[4:48] GOD does not forgive idolatry, but He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who sets up idols beside GOD, has forged a horrendous offense.
According to the Quran, even the messenger did not have authority issuing any religious edict. The sole mission of the messenger was to deliver the message of God.
[10:15] When our revelations are recited to them, those who do not expect to meet us say, "Bring a Quran other than this, or change it!" Say, "I cannot possibly change it on my own. I simply follow what is revealed to me. I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the retribution of an awesome day."
[3:20] If they argue with you, then say, "I have simply submitted myself to GOD; I and those who follow me." You shall proclaim to those who received the scripture, as well as those who did not, "Would you submit?" If they submit, then they have been guided, but if they turn away, your sole mission is to deliver this message. GOD is Seer of all people.
[17:46] We place shields around their minds, to prevent them from understanding it, and deafness in their ears. And when you preach your Lord, using the Quran alone, they run away in aversion.
[5:101] O you who believe, do not ask about matters which, if revealed to you prematurely, would hurt you. If you ask about them in light of the Quran, they will become obvious to you. GOD has deliberately overlooked them. GOD is Forgiver, Clement.
The Quran contains all information related to our eternal life of the Hereafter. The Quran is complete, perfect and fully detailed scripture of God Almighty.
[6:115] The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
[6:38] All the creatures on earth, and all the birds that fly with wings, are communities like you. We did not leave anything out of this book. To their Lord, all these creatures will be summoned.
[6:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.
People who do not seek guidance from the Quran and follow scholar's opinion are addressed by the following verses.
[9:31] They have set up their religious leaders and scholars as lords, instead of GOD. Others deified the Messiah, son of Mary. They were all commanded to worship only one god. There is no god except He. Be He glorified, high above having any partners.
[42:21] They follow idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by GOD. If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution.
[2:170] When they are told, "Follow what GOD has revealed herein," they say, "We follow only what we found our parents doing." What if their parents did not understand, and were not guided?
[9:34] O you who believe, many religious leaders and preachers take the people's money illicitly, and repel from the path of GOD. Those who hoard the gold and silver, and do not spend them in the cause of GOD, promise them a painful retribution.
[63:4] When you see them, you may be impressed by their looks. And when they speak, you may listen to their eloquence. They are like standing logs. They think that every call is intended against them. These are the real enemies; beware of them. GOD condemns them; they have deviated.
[14:21] When they all stand before GOD, the followers will say to the leaders, "We used to follow you. Can you spare us even a little bit of GOD's retribution?" They will say, "Had GOD guided us, we would have guided you. Now it is too late, whether we grieve or resort to patience, there is no exit for us."
So, are the Quran believers really Mushriks, Kafirs, Munafiqs as addressed by hadith believers!?
Thank you and may God guide us,
[33:62] God's Sunnah is unchangeable [39:23] The Quran is the best Hadith http://www.masjidtucson.org/quran/
--- On Mon, 8/31/09, Shariq Hamid wrote:
> There is nothing wrong with the majority of Muslims
> to whole heartedly believe in Hadith & Sunnah, even at
> the cost of Quran. The earlier people of the Book did so,
> and Muslims too have proved themselves doing exactly the
> same. Centuries after the death of Moses the Jews invented
> Talmud and incorporated in it their own self invented Mishna
> (Hadith) in 200AD and Gamera (Sunnah) around 400-500 AD.
> Three centuries after the demise of Jesus, the Christians
> invented the Trinity which today has become the corner
> stone of their belief. Several times Quran tells the
> believers to follow the followers of Abraham. Very true, the
> Jews and Christians both fall under the
> category of followers of Abraham,
> and as such the third century AH Ulama have rightly chosen
> to follow the footsteps
> of the followers of
> Abraham and as a "logical" result
> Hadith, Sunnah and Shariah with the help of Bukhari,
> Muslim, Nasai, Tirmidi, Abu Dawood, Abn Majha & Co. Pvt.
> Ltd. At the same time, the lesser groups climbed up the band
> wagon represented by the descendants of Abu Talib's
> family. By the end of ninth century AD the break away group
> further strengthened by the popularity of Hadith-Sunnah
> club, started believing in a tell-tale narration of Karbala
> with a great audio-visual precision by Tabari making it
> their nucleus for all the times to come.
> Now, as we see today, none of the believers of Hadith and
> Sunnah are even prepared to reconsider their wrongdoings.
> They think that they are absolutely right in following the
> conjectures. They are not ready to see reason, their belief
> in their Ulama and scholars is as blind as those who commit
> all sorts of shirk and kufr. They not even know that Quran
> nowhere tells them to follow the dictates of Ulama or
> scholars. Believing the dossier provided to them by
> their Ulama,
> they do not even desist in questioning the authority of
> Allah. In Quran invariably Allah addresses the common people
> directly making it clear that Quran is for general public,
> they say "no" it is only for scholars. Allah says
> that Quran is easy, they say "no" it is too
> difficult and could not be understood during one's
> lifetime. Allah says Quran is complete, they say
> "no" most of the things are to be obtained from
> the Hadith Book Publishers. Alla says Quran is detailed,
> they say "no" where are the details about how many
> times times a day to offer salat.
> And then they have a tongue in their mouth to say that
> Quran believers are Mushriks, Kafirs, Munafiqs and what
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