2:170 When it is said to them, "Follow what God has revealed", they say, "Nay! We will follow the ways of our ancestors.” "What! Even though their ancestors (and the ancient Imams) were lacking in understanding and were not rightly guided?” [5:104, 10:78, 11:62, 11:87, 21:53, 34:43, 38:7, 43:23. Hudan and
derivatives = Prominent = Bright = Lighted = Clearly visible = Leading = Guidance = Lighthouse = A well-lit road = A landmark of identification in
the desert or sea]
2:171 The likeness of such blind followers is that (of a herd of sheep) which hear the shepherd’s call, but hear in it nothing more than a sound and a shout. Deaf, dumb, blind, for they do not use their reason. [This is subhuman level of existence 7:179. ‘Unq = Shepherd’s call. Shepherd here pertains to religious leaders who have learned some meaningless words or tenets, and a herd of sheep is the masses that blindly follow them. Kufr embraces blind following in addition to denying, opposing, or concealing the truth. Perceptual senses alone cannot distinguish human beings from the rest of the Animal Kingdom. It is the
intellectual analysis that sets them apart]
Please quote relevant Qur'an verse to show that we can follow the hadith of a man as recorded by men, Bukharianism, bearing in mind that the above verse is repeated frequently for us and the Messenger to follow only what is Revealed from Allah, only Qur'an.
Which boat are you in:
3:19 Remember that the System of Life approved by God is only Submission. Those who were given the scripture, dissented from it
through mutual rivalry and envy, after knowledge had come to them. If anyone rejects God's revelations, then God is Swift in reckoning.
[‘Ind-Allah = In the Sight of God = Approved by God = Before God. Deen = The System of Life = The Divinely Prescribed Way of Life = In a loose
sense, ‘religion’, a ritualistic Way of Life = ‘Religion’ even with a capital R may scarcely come close in meaning to the term Deen. Al-Islam =
Submission to God = Submission to Divine will = Universal Peace achieved by submission to the One True God. 6:87]
3:20 If they argue with you (O Messenger), tell them, “I have submitted to God; I and those who follow me.” Say to the People of the Scripture,
and to those who have no Scripture, “Would you submit (to God)?” If they submit, then they have been guided but if they turn away, then your
duty is only to convey the message. God is Seer of His servants.
3:21 Those who reject the message of God, and wrongfully kill the Prophets or their Mission by mixing truth with falsehood, and kill or harm
the advocates of justice in the society; promise them grievous retribution.
3:22 They are the people whose (good) deeds shall be nullified in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers at all.
3:23 Have you noticed those who were given guidance through the previous scriptures? When they are invited to uphold this Book of God,
to judge their disputes and apply it in their lives, a party among them declines and turns away.