Importance of Hadees
Importance of Hadith in the light of Holy Quran
1. Hadith leads to the right path
Being a Muslim, it is our strong belief that we are living in a temporary world where we Allah has sent to check our beliefs, actions and thoughts. We believe in heaven and dooms day and wish to get a place in heaven. In this strayed world, where Satan keeps us leading towards the bad things, hadith shows us the right path and guide us to the path of blessings.
“Our Lord! And raise up in them a Messenger from among them who shall recite to them Thy communications and teach them the Book and the wisdom, and purify them; surely Thou art the Mighty, the Wise.”
Surah Al-Baqarah verse 129
2. Allah has ordered to follow hadith strictly and announced punishment for those who deny it.
“So take what the Messenger assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you. And fear Allah; for Allah is strict in Punishment.”
Surah Al-Hashr verse 9
3. Hadith clears all the ambiguities that one might had in his mind. Hadith is the explanation of Quran and clears all sorts of misunderstandings and questions that might arise in one’s mind.
“(We sent them) with Clear Signs and Books of dark prophecies; and we have sent down unto thee (also) the Message; that thou mayest explain clearly to men what is sent for them, and that they may give thought.”
Surah Al-Nakhal verse 44
4. Hadith reveals Allah’s message to the Muslims.
“He does not speak on his own, out of his own desire; that is but a Revelation that is revealed to him.”
5. Hadith defines Islamic laws
Prophet Muhammad was the source of guidance to all the Muslims. Quran tells us about Allah’s messages and Hadith further defines us about that. Hadith provides us the right laws to be applied in all matters of life like disputes, property division, divorce, human rights, theft and all other matters of life.
“O believers obey Allah, obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. If you dispute about anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger.”
6. Hadith protects the knowledge of Quran
Hadith delivers us the same knowledge that Quran tells us. Before Quran, all the holy books got modified and lost their authenticity. However, hadith protects the knowledge of Quran so that it remain authentic. If anything in the Quran get modified, it will get clashes with hadith and can be verified easily.
7. Hadith ensures a good moral character
“Surely there is for all of you a good example (of conduct) in the way of Allah’s Messenger”
8. Hadith has preserved the Knowledge of Islam
“Indeed, I have revealed the Reminder, I will, indeed, protect it.”
[Qur’an 15: 90]
9. Without hadith, much of the Islamic concepts are abstract
Hadith gives a life to Islamic concepts. Much of the Islamic concepts like names, hajj, etc. would have been abstract if there was no hadith and Sunnah. Quran tells us to pray but not about how to pray. The procedure and do’s and don’ts of names are told to us by hadith.
10. Provides information about historic events
Hadith provides us the information about Islamic events in details which we might not find in Quran. This helps us to reach conclusions and learnings from the past events.
11. Hadith tells us about the pure Islamic culture and life style
By reading hadith, we get to know about the Islamic culture and life style and how we should act in the society. We get to know about how to treat friends, neighbors and family. Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqi told that Prophet Muhammad is just like an alive walking Quran.
12. Hadith tells us about exceptions in Islamic laws
In addition the laws and facts about the decision making in different matters, hadith tells us deeply about the difference of halal and haram. He, on the order of Allah almighty told us about exemptions and relaxation in the Quranic orders.
For example, in Quran we can read
“Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the dead animals - cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allâh's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns - and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal - unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on AnNusub (stone altars)…….”
However The Prophet, peace be upon him, exempted fish and locusts from the term "dead flesh", and the liver and spleen from "blood".
13. Obeying hadith is equivalent to obeying Quran
“He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him), has indeed obeyed Allah”
14. Its Allah’s order to follow hadith
“And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)”
15. Quran without hadith is difficult to understand
Hadith has made understanding of Quran easy for us as it deeply explains the point of view of every message by ALLAH. If there was no hadith, we would have a lot of questions in our mind and it was difficult to find the one who can provide the most appropriate and authentic solution to those ambiguities.
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