The question is whether وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ ‘Obey Allah and Obey the Messenger’ is to obey the six Persian Kutub-al-Sittah Hadith books?
Where is the proof? هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ – “Produce your proof, if you should be truthful” (Quran 2:111). Find out just one single verse in the Quran, by which you can provide evidence that God tells us to follow any other book/s other than the Quran. Find out any verse that clearly tells us to follow the library of voluminous books, those of which were written by some six Persian men at least after 230 years of the death of the Prophet of God. Find out in the Quran, whether God gave any human any authority to make or author any book to assist HIS Book in the name of HIS Prophet’s sunnah and hadith? The truth is neither God, nor did HIS Messenger authorise to create those sihah-sittah hadith books to place beside the Kita’b of God.
In the Quran, sunnah is referred to as Sunna-ta-Allah — the law of God or His practice or way of doing things or example. Nowhere in the Quran, sunnat-a-nabiyyun or sunnat-a-rasu’l is found. As for the famous word ‘hadith’, nowhere in the Quran, God refers to as the Hadith of the Prophet. In 39:23, God classifies Quran as the Best Hadith (Ahsanal Hadith) and those other Hadith in any other kinds of literature, God refers to in 31:6 as Baseless Hadith (Lahwal Hadith) and HE (God) asked: “what Hadith after the Quran they believe?” See: 7:185, 45:6, 77:50. Further, we are asked in 29:51 that isn’t the Quran sufficient that God revealed to His Messenger?
Can you take a risk with your eternity and salvation to God Almighty by disobeying HIS command and HIS verses in the Quran as HE says that whoever does not judge by the Quran, s/he is a (1) disbelievers (الْكَافِرُونَ kafirun), (2) wrongdoers (الظَّالِمُونَ zo’limun), (3) disobedient ( الْفَاسِقُونَ fasiqu’n) (see: 5:44, 5:45, 5:47, 5:48.)
In 45:11, God says: “Quran is guidance. Those who disbelieve in the verses will have a painful punishment”. Sorry to say, can anyone be a part of that by following stories, myths and ancient hearsays articulated by those six Persian men under the patronage of the Abbasid Dynasty. God orders us not to follow anything of what we’ve no knowledge of as our eyes, ears, and heart all will be questioned and accountable on the day of resurrection (see: 17:36). So, the Messenger of God was told to say as: “So shall I seek a judge (Hakaman) other than GOD while HE is the One who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?” And those to whom We gave the kita’b know that it has been revealed from your LORD in truth. So, do not be of the doubters” (see: 6:114).
In 6:115, we are told that ” God’s words are fulfilled in truth. None can alter His words”. The Messenger of God only followed that of which was revealed to him — the Quran (see: 10:15, 46:9, 6:50, 7:203). I obey the Messenger, so as to Obey God, because the Messenger (rasu’l) carried God’s message (risa’la) to deliver, which he delivered that has reached to us – the Quran. We must follow the message that Messenger delivered word to word. You can find and locate the true Hadiths of the Messenger as those are contained in the Quran, narrated by God Himself, being classified as Ahasanal Hadith (39:23). As such, those verses begin with (قُلْ Qul) ‘Say’ are the saying of the Messenger of God. Consider 270 verses (begins with قُلْ ) in the Quran, inter alia, and all other commands and guidance of God are sufficient for our salvation to our eternity.
The majority may differ in that. But we must follow the very essence of God’s words and HIS verses as HE says: “And if you obey the majority of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the way of God . They follow nothing, but an assumption and they are not but falsifying” (Quran: 6:116). And we must say as the Messenger of God was told to say as: ” I only invoke my Lord and do not associate anyone with Him” (Quran: 72:50).
So, we cannot put beside and associate manmade books with the Book of God, and thus, remind ourselves as: “And who is better in speech than one who invites to God and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Submitters [Muslims]” (Quran: 41:33).
And we should say as the Messenger of God was told to say as:
“Say, “This is my way; I invite to God with insight, I and those who follow me. And exalted is God, and I am not of those who associate others with Him” (Quran: 12:108).
Lastly, but not least, God asks questions to HIS servants, as following:
1. “And is it not sufficient for them that We revealed to you the Book which is recited to them? Surely, in that is a mercy and reminder for a people who believe” (Quran: 29:51)
وَلَمْ يَكْفِهِمْ أَنَّا أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ يُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَرَحْمَةً وَذِكْرَىٰ لِقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ – 29:51
2. “Then in what Hadith after the Quran they believe?” (Quran 77:50, also see: 7:185, 45:6)
فَبِأَيِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَهُ يُؤْمِنُونَ – 7:185
فَبِأَيِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَ اللَّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ يُؤْمِنُونَ 45:6
فَبِأَيِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَهُ يُؤْمِنُونَ -77:50
Have those in the majority, who require other manmade books, answered God on these two questions? If they did, would they say, yes! the Quran is not sufficient for us, so, after the verses in the Quran, we must have other lahwal hadith of those are in the Persian sihah-sittah manmade hadith books. These are the questions asked by God. If they have not answered yet, then they should prepare for the Day of Resurrection, when it is likely that they may have to encounter these questions before God, when no one or these Persian men and their sycophant religious scholars and clergymen will not be there to support them when the trial begins between an individual and God, where s/he will be left alone on his/her own.
Those who have trust in God’s word alone should recall that God has only given one Book (the Kita’b, being explained in the Quran) and one Path, one Way, the Deen Islam – the biblical mythical Imams, the religious tradesmen, and clergymen in collaboration with those six Persian men have made God’s One Book in thousands, One Path (sira’tal mustaqi’m) and One Way (Deen) into many hundreds of ways (Sects).
Is it the Creator, the Almighty God, or those six Persian men and their preachers would they believe? Who would they obey and follow? Who do they put their ultimate trust in? Is it God or men?
Abd-Allah — a servant of God