Thursday, December 13, 2012



No matter how bad your life is, no matter how long you live, there is hope.  Hope of change; hope of victory and at the very least, hope in the finite duration of your suffering.  Some day you know you will die and it will stop.  But Hell offers no hope.  Upon seeing its gates and knowing that it is your destination, all hope dies an eternal death.  That death begins on the day of judgement.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Obey Allah and obey the messenger

Obey Allah and Obey the Messenger; One or Two Sources?

First we must summarise what has been learned in the other documents: -

  1. The Qur’an is complete and detailed for our guidance.  This implies that anything not in the Qur’an (by virtue of its completeness) is not binding upon us (45:6).
  2. The excellent example of the prophet can be found in the Qur’an in the same way it can for Ibrahim.  External sources are not defined or needed.
  3. The only revelation/inspiration given to Muhammad was the Qur’an.  That is, it is the only guidance from Allah that reaches him.  Those who do not judge by what is REVEALED are unbelievers/wrong doers/rebellious (5:44-50).

The major argument of the followers of hadith for the need for and validity of hadith can be found in the “obey Allah and obey the Messenger” type ayahs.