Qur'an ONLY?

A growing number of Muslims argue that Islamic tradition is not binding and only the Qur'an matters.

Allah says in Qur’an 5:101, “O believers! Do not ask about any matter which, if made clear to you, may disturb you. But if you inquire about what is being revealed in the Quran, it will be made clear to you. Allah has forgiven what was done in the past˺. And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Forbearing.” So you are told not to ask any questions but just look at the Qur’an. This shows it is a sin to take the Bible seriously. If you have the Qur'an you don't need to have questions. This is a reference to its clarity and sufficiency.

Qur’an says that Allah’s words cannot change (6:115). “The Word of your Lord is perfect in truthfulness and justice; no one can change His words. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.” Because Allah knows all nobody can get ahead of him and alter the word he gives. So how do we explain him letting the Jewish and Christian scriptures be altered? The answer is that they record some things Allah gave but are not his word. They are hearsay. We cannot tell the word of man from the word of God in them. The Qur’an tells us the word of God so when they agree with it that is the only way to be sure.

Qur'an 5 says that Allah sent down the kitab or revelation and it's pure truth.  He mentioned confirming the earlier book.  It says that if God had willed all people would agree in religion and be a single people.  But God wanted to test so that we could obey, "so compete with each other in doing good.  All of you will return to God who will show you the truth of the matters about which you differ."  The logic is that if people examine the question they will be as convinced as if God could just turn everybody Muslim in a sweep.

This confirms that the Qur'an even if it is not the only revelation is the only reliable one and the only yardstick.  Allah does want all people in the one religion but only after they agree to compete and learn the truth.

If we are to follow the Qur'an only then it follows that the New Testament and the Christian Jesus are out.  The Qur'an is bad enough but Islamic tradition and sharia are nightmarish so it would be for the best if the religion just kept to the Qur'an.  The Qur'an orders cherry picking out of the violent Torah and calls it God's word and sanctions and re-confirms some of the violence.  We must affirm that Christianity must take some of the blame for how Islam turned out.


1- The Qur'an commands all Muslims to follow the Qur'an Alone, this command is found in numerous verses, the following are examples:

"These are God's revelations that We recite to you truthfully. In which Hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?" 45:6

"Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed?" 6:114

2- The Qur'an confirms that the only Sunna is the Sunna of God. No where in the Qur'an is there any mention of Sunna't Muhammad!!!!

"You will find that the Sunna of Allah is the only Sunna" (33:62....35:43.....48:23)

3- The Qur'an confirms that the only duty of Muhammad (or of any messenger) is to deliver God's message, and not to teach any other teachings.

"The only duty of the messenger is to deliver God's message" 5:99 (also in 5:92.... 16:35.......16:82.....24:54.......29:18.....42:48.......64:12)

4- God commands the believers to obey the prophet, but God also makes sure that the obedience to the prophet is linked to obeying the message he delivered and nothing else. Obeying the prophet does not mean that he had a Sunna to be obeyed.

The confirmation that the obedience of the prophet is linked to obeying the message he delivered (the Qur'an) is confirmed in the following verse:

"Obey God and obey the messenger. If you shall turn away then the sole of the messenger is to deliver the message (the Qur'an)" 64:12

Note how the obedience to the prophet and the deliverance of the Qur'an are linked in the same verse.

5- You will never read any where in the Qur'an words like "Obey God and obey Muhammad" or obey Jesus, or Moses..........always the word messenger........that is to emphasise that what is to be obeyed is the message of God and not the personal words of any messenger.

6- The Qur'an also confirms that Muhammad was commanded not to teach any other teachings, otherwise he would incur severe punishment from God:

"It (the Qur'an) is a revelation from the Lord of the universe. Had he (Muhammad) uttered any other teachings, We would have grabbed him by the right, and We would have severed his Wateen (Major artery of the heart), none of you could have helped him." 69:43-47

7- Muhammad was made to swear that the only revelation he received from God was the Qur'an. The following verse confirms that all what is known as (Hadith Qodsy) are lies that the prophet is innocent of:

"Say (O Muhammad) what is of the greatest testimony? Say: God is the witness between me and you, and this Qur'an has been inspired to me, that I may warn you and whomever it reaches" 6:19

If the hadith Al-Qodsy was truly God speaking to Muhammad as they falsely claim would'nt the verse carry a testimony to that ???

Nowhere in the Qur'an is there any indication that Muhammad received from God anything other than the Qur'an.

8- Prophet Muhammad himself commanded his people not to write his hadith, this is documented in Muslim and other books:

"Do not write down anything of me except the Qur'an. Whoever writes other than that should delete it" (Ahmed, Vol. 1, page 171.....also Sahih Muslim)

9- For the first 150 years to 200 years after the death of the prophet the writing of his hadith was forbidden, in accordance with his commands. The first one to document a comprehensive collection of hadith was Al-Bukhari (Note that Al-Bukhari was born in the year 198 After Hijrah..........does that make you think????)

Even if we were to follow the hadith, how accurate can a collection of sayings documented two centuries after the death of the prophet be?????

10- God commands the prophet in the Qur'an to say that he is infallible in the revelation he delivers, but that he may commit errors in his personal words and hadith:

"Say:If I err , I err because of my shortcomings, and if I am rightly guided it is due to the revelation I receive from my Lord" 34:50

In spite of that confirmation and also 6 incidents in the Qur'an when the prophet is reprimanded by God, for errors he committed, the worshippers of Muhammad claim that he was infallible!!!! These 6 incidents are found in (87-68......9:43.......9:113-114........ 33:37..........66:1.........80:1-11 )

11- The Qur'an confirms that for every prophet there will be enemies of the devils of humans and jinns who will fabricate fancy sayings and attribute them to the prophet to deceive the people:

"We have permitted the enemies of every prophet, human and jinn devils, to inspire in each other fancy sayings, in order to deceive" 6:112

God also asserts that only the disbelievers will listen to such fabrications (see 6:113)

12- Finally, we are told that the Qur'an is totally sufficient for the genuine believer for the following reasons:

A- The Qur'an is not in need of an annex since it is complete:

"The word of your Lord is complete in truth and justice" 6:115

B- The Qur'an is not in need of an explanatory supplement since it is clear and is not ambiguous:

"A.L.R. These are the signs of the clear book" 12:1

"We have made it (the Qur'an) easy to understand and in your own tongue (language) may you take heed." 44:58

C- The Qur'an is not in need of a correction manual since it is perfect and harbours no contradictions:

"A.L.R. This is a book whose verses have been perfected" 11:1

D- The Qur'an is not in need of a step by step guide since it is fully detailed:

"Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed?" 6:114

For all these reasons, all Muslims should follow the Qur'an, the whole Qur'an and nothing but the Qur'an.

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