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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
Question

Why are the words of the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him) counted as proof?

Answer

Praise be to Allah
Hadeeth means the words, actions,
approvals or attributes that have
been narrated from the Messenger
(peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him).

A hadeeth may either confirm
things that are mentioned in the
Quran, such as prayer, zakah (poor-
due), etc., or it may give details of
things that are mentioned in the
Quran in general terms, such as the
numbers of rak’ahs (units) in each
prayer, the thresholds for paying
zakah, the details of Hajj, etc. It
may also explain rulings which are
not mentioned in the Quran, such
as the prohibition on being married
to a woman and her (paternal or
maternal) aunt at the same time.
Allah revealed the Quran to His
Messenger Muhammad (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) and
commanded him to explain it to the
people, as He said (interpretation of
the meaning):
“And We have also sent down unto
you (O Muhammad) the Dhikr
[reminder and the advice (i.e. the
Quran)], that you may explain
clearly to men what is sent down to
them, and that they may give
thought.”
[al-Nahl 16:44]
The hadeeth of the Messenger
(peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him) is a revelation (wahy)
from his Lord. Allah says
(interpretation of the meaning):
“Your companion (Muhammad) has
neither gone astray nor has erred.
Nor does he speak of (his own)
desire.
It is only a Revelation revealed.”
[al-Najm 53:2-4]
Allah sent His Messenger
Muhammad (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) to call mankind
to worship Allah alone, and to
disbelieve in any (god) apart from
Him, and (He sent him) to bring the
glad tidings of Paradise and
warnings of Hell:
“O Prophet (Muhammad)! Verily, We
have sent you as witness, and a
bearer of glad tidings, and a warner,
And as one who invites to Allah
[Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship
none but Allah (Alone)] by His leave,
and as a lamp spreading light
(through your instructions from the
Quran and the Sunnah/the legal
ways of the Prophet).

[al-Ahzab 33:45-46 – interpretation
of the meaning]
The Messenger (peace and blessings
of Allah be upon him) was anxious
over this ummah; he did not know
of anything good but he told them
of it, and he did not know of
anything evil but he warned them
against it:
“Verily, there has come unto you a
Messenger (Muhammad) from
amongst yourselves. It grieves him
that you should receive any injury
or difficulty. He (Muhammad) is
anxious over you; for the believers
(he is) full of pity, kind, and
merciful.”
[al-Tawbah 9:128 – interpretation of
the meaning]
Every Prophet was sent only to his
own people, but Allah sent His
Messenger Muhammad (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) to
all of mankind:
“And We have sent you (O
Muhammad) not but as a mercy for
the ‘Alameen (mankind, jinn and all
that exists).”
[al-Anbiya 21:101 – interpretation of
the meaning]
Because the Messenger (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him)
conveyed the revelation that was
sent down to him from His Lord, it
is obligatory to obey him. Indeed,
obedience to him is obedience to
Allah:
“He who obeys the Messenger
(Muhammad), has indeed obeyed
Allah.”
[al-Nisa 4:80 – interpretation of the
meaning]
Obedience to Allah and His
Messenger (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) is the way to
salvation and victory, and to
happiness in this world and in the
Hereafter:
“And whosoever obeys Allah and His
Messenger, he has indeed achieved
a great achievement (i.e. he will be
saved from the Hellfire and will be
admitted to Paradise).”
[al-Ahzab 33:71 – interpretation of
the meaning]
Hence it is obligatory for all people
to obey Allah and His Messenger
(peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him), because therein lies
their success and salvation:
“And obey Allah and the Messenger
(Muhammad) that you may obtain
mercy.”
[Al ‘Imran 3:132 – interpretation of
the meaning]
Whoever disobeys Allah and His
Messenger (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) only harms
himself, he does not harm Allah in
the slightest:
“And whosoever disobeys Allah and
His Messenger (Muhammad), and
transgresses His limits, He will cast
him into the Fire, to abide therein;
and he shall have a disgraceful
torment.”
[al-Nisa 4:14 – interpretation of the
meaning]

Once Allah and His Messenger
(peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him) have decided a matter,
no one has the right to choose
concerning it or to object to it;
rather it is obligatory to obey and to
believe in the truth:

“It is not for a believer, man or
woman, when Allah and His
Messenger have decreed a matter
that they should have any option in
their decision. And whoever disobeys
Allah and His Messenger, he has
indeed strayed into a plain error.
[al-Ahzab 33:36 – interpretation of
the meaning]
A person's faith is not complete
until he loves Allah and His
Messenger (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him), and love implies
obedience. Whoever wants Allah to
love him and forgive his sins must
follow the Messenger (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him):
“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): ‘If
you (really) love Allah, then follow
me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism,
follow the Quran and the Sunnah),
Allah will love you and forgive you
your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving,
Most Merciful.’”
[Al ‘Imran 3:31 – interpretation of
the meaning]

Love of the Messenger (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) is
not simply the matter of words to
be repeated, rather it is the matter
of belief and conduct, i.e.,
obedience to what he commands,
belief in what he tells us, avoidance
of what he forbids, and avoidance of
worshipping Allah in any way except
that which he prescribed.
When Allah had perfected this
religion and the Messenger (peace
and blessings of Allah be upon him)
had conveyed the message of his
Lord, Allah took him to be with Him.
The Messenger (peace and blessings
of Allah be upon him) left this
ummah (his followers) with clear
proof in which there is no
ambiguity. No one deviates from it
but he is doomed:
“This day, those who disbelieved
have given up all hope of your
religion; so fear them not, but fear
Me. This day, I have perfected your
religion for you, completed My
favour upon you, and have chosen
for you Islam as your religion.”
[al-Maidah 5:3 – interpretation of
the meaning]
By the grace of Allah, the Sahabah/
Companions (may Allah be pleased
with them) preserved the ahaadeeth
(prophetic teachings) of the
Messenger (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon them), then the
righteous salaf (pious predecessors)
who came after them compiled
them in books which are known as
the Sihah (Saheehs/authentic
collections), Sunan and Musnads.

The most sound of them are Saheeh
al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim, the four
Sunans, the Musnad of al-Imam
Ahmad and the Muwatta of al-Imam
Malik, etc.

Allah has perfected this religion.
The Messenger (peace and blessings
of Allah be upon him) did not know
of anything good but he taught it to
his ummah, and he did not know of
anything evil but he warned them
against it. So whoever introduces
anything into the religion, of bid’ah
(innovation) or myths, such as
praying to the dead or
circumambulating (tawaf) their
tombs, or praying to the jinn and
awliya (“saints”), and other things
that have not been prescribed by
Allah and His Messenger (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him), all
of this is to be rejected and not
accepted, as the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“Whoever innovates something in
this matter of ours (Islam) that is
not a part of it will have it
rejected.” (Narrated by Muslim,
1718) .

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