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Concerning the hadith:
"I am leaving amongst you TWO WEIGHTY THINGS"

"I am leaving amongst you TWO WEIGHTY THINGS"

Once again see http://sunnah.org/fiqh/usul/probativeness_sunna/default.htm Part 12 on this hadith and its full documentation.
[see also same text here at Probativeness of Sunna]

This hadeeth mentioning Ahlul Bayt and Quran as inseparable is very significant and has been narrated by 35 Sahaba and is given in the Sahihs of Ahlu Sunnah and the many books of their scholars.

This is absolutely false, the hadith is NOT mutawatir nor narrated by anywhere near even 10 Sahaba.

I would like to ask: Why do the preachers of Ahlu Sunnah promote the weak hadeeth (mentioning Quran and Sunnah as the two weighty things) which is narrated by only one source (in Muwata' of Malik, who hated Ali ibn abi Talib and favoured his enemies - hence he did not list in his Muwata' one hadeeth through Ali) and YET they ignore the mutawatir (extremely prevalent) true hadeeth.

Four crass lies in one breath? One, the hadith in question is not weak (see below). Two, there are anywhere between 10 and 15 narrations from ʿAli in the Muwatta'. Three, the other hadith is not mutawatir as I already said. Four, Imam Malik was so respectful of Ahl al-Bayt that he forgave the governor of Madina who had him leashed and had his shoulder dislocated only because that governor was from Ahl al-Bayt.

The hadith of the Thaqalayn being the Qur'an and the Sunna is narrated from (1) Ibn ʿAbbas by al-Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra (10:114 #20108) and - as part of a longer hadith - by al-Hakim (1:93=1990 ed. 1:171) who declared it sahih and - without chain - by Malik in his Muwatta' and Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr in al-Tamhid (24:331) and from (2) Abu Hurayra by al-Hakim (1:93=1990 ed. 1:172), al-Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra (10:114 #20109), al-Daraqutni in his Sunan (4:245 #149), al-Lalika'i in Sharh Usul Iʿtiqad Ahl al-Sunna (1:80), al-Khatib, al-Jamiʿ li Akhlaq al-Rawi (1983 ed. 1:111=1991 ed. 2:165-166 #89), Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr in al-Tamhid (24:331), and Ibn Hazm who declared it sahih in al-Ihkam (6:243) while al-Suyuti declared it hasan in al-Jamiʿ al-Saghir (#3923).

May Allah have mercy on the Ahl al-Bayt and clear them from any association with corpse-eaters and other defamators on the Day of Judgment.

Hajj Gibril ©


see also:

•   The hadith "I have left among you two matters..."




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