- Jul 20, 2019
Yeah, somehow it seems to fly over many Christian's heads: Qur'an is direct Revelation TO Prophet Muhammad, the Hadith collections are history about the Prophet, companions, family and early ummah - which details events as well as notable quotes etc.If it wasn't for hadith, we'd never know how to pray. So hadith is very important but we don't sit there daily and read them. We get taught the main hadith which help us in our daily lives. It is not a form of worship to sit there and recite hadith!
The Quran is at the centre of our lives.
What the Narrative/biographical books of the Bible are (whether it be Exodus, Kings, Matthew etc) - is an attempt to bundle up previous Hadiths into a linear form, from the shards of previous revelations.
Unlike the Hadith collections in Islam, there is no way to actually verify which info in the Bible (by itself) is accurate and what isn't.
In the case of the Hadith collections, it gives the possibility (which the Bible doesn't have) of creating methodologies (as we have since very early on in Islam, and the amount of accounts are so voluminous with lineages of each Hadith) to catalog and verify historically accurate information from slanderous falsehoods (as any Muslim knows that strange things did make their way into collections, it's no secret).
Aside from this the Qur'an is to/for Muhammad, then early Mecca, then the World (like us now). The Qur'an is not about Prophet Muhammad