My dearest Jawaid Bhai,
All scholars of Qur’an Alone must have some guidelines to interpret the Qur’an.
During all my life, I never considered that I should have a good knowledge of Arabic to know and understand the Qur’an. I did mention this in my Post about two to three years ago, which was tilted MY BIG PICTURE OF THE QUR’AN.
Likewise, until I read the link you posted on Ahmed Kassim, I thought my guidelines of the Creeds of Abraham and the worldview teachings of Tawhid (unity and universality) that are found in the Qur’an were the only Qur’anic guidelines to interpret the Qur’an.
Now that I have read the article by Ahmad Kassim and I agree with everything he has said about Qur’an, Hadith and tradition, I have discovered that the nine guidelines that Ahmad Kassim gives from the Qur’an to interpret the Qur’an are also another way of the interpreting the Qur’an according to the guidance of the Qur’an.
Allah knows that there are different people of the world with different levels of intelligence and methodology that require different levels of guidelines. Hence, for Ahmad Kassim to have recognized and absorbed all the nine guidelines from the Qur’an and to come up with the same knowledge of Qur’an, Hadith and tradition as I have concluded demonstrates his superiority of his scholarship over that of mine.
Anyway, both of us that is Ahmad Kassim and I think that the use of Arabic to interpret the Qur’an is not a guideline of the Qur’an to interpret the Qur’an. Hence, that you do not agree with him in everything or even Dawood and I do not amaze me.
The rest of what you wish to know about tradition, I will insha-Allah discuss in the HADITHI Post of Dr Saab to which you have also given a similar opinion.
AK Sayed (South Africa).