- May 12, 2019
Both the Quran and Sunnah have everything to do with earning Allah's pleasure, and thereby, our salvation. Often, taking a balanced approach means devaluing the sunnah and opening the doors for reformists to tamper with the foundations of the religion.hadiths that have nothing to do with the Quran or our salvation most likely didn't go through the same rigorous verifications. I think when it comes to hadiths we should take a balanced approach and always try to anchor it to the Quran.
Peace be upon you.
What is the likelihood that those hadith relating to the Quran were preserved, but that those that were not related to the Quran were not preserved? It makes no sense. These were both preserved by the same scholars, who applied the same standards to both, and did so in the same time period. I would also question if there are hadeeth that are not about the Quran -- everything goes back to the Quran in some way, and if they do not, they will always go back to Muhammad, sallAllahu alayhi wasallam.
Allah protected the salaf and tabieen from misguidance, and spreading of falsehood. Their understanding of aqeedah is vastly superior to all those that came after them. In being the closest to the Messenger, his companions, and the students of his companions, their deen was purer, and free from falsehood. You will not find in the Sunnah that which contradicts the Quran; Aisha (radiAllahu anha) stated that Muhammad sallaAllahu alayhi wasallam's character was the Quran itself. It is the companions that preserved the Quran that were the students of the Prophet, and the teachers of his Sunnah. It is Aisha, Abu Huraira, Ibn Abbas, Anas ibn Malik, etc. (may Allah be pleased with them all) that bore the responsibility for teaching the following generations Islam and the Quran. They did not fail in their responsibility. It is these generations from which the collectors of hadeeth were born.
Allah has purified our deen, and established it on an unwavering foundation, and indeed, it is only Allah that is capable of this, as he is all-powerful and all-wise. May Allah guide us.