Actual Opinion

Friday, 28 December 2018

Positioning Hadith On Its Place

Hadith books were not written by Allah swt, nor written by Rasulullah saw, nor the close friends of Rasulullah saw, but they were written by several ulema and Islamic scholars after the prophet Mohammed passed away. Those Hadith books were written at 3rd century or around 300 years after hijrah event occurred.

Because that those Hadith books were written by man (not by Allah swt, nor by Rasulullah saw), then inside of the books we found there are a lot of contradictions and disputes. These contradictions and disputes are the main caused of different understanding and different mazhab within the history of moslem community.

As for the example is the rite of prayer, there are moslem people who refer to hadith that shubuh prayer does not need qunut. But there are also the other moslem people who refer to the hadith that shubuh prayer need qunut. And so it also happened the differences occurred at other aspect, such as the rakaah quantity of tarawih prayer, movement of index finger during sitting on tahiyat, and so on until the differences in shubuh prayer call or azan.

It is so different with the Qoran, inside of the Qoran which was created by Allah swt, we never found any contradictions or dispute inside.

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ ۚ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِنْدِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا
“Then do they not reflect upon the Qur'an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah, they would have found within it much contradiction.” (QS 4:82)

On the contrary, hadith books, because they were written by man then it is naturally that we will found there are contradictions and disputes between one hadith and the others.

Because of such nature, then our guru thought that hadith books shall be position to the proper place: which is functioned to explain more detail on the rite of worshiping, describe more detail on how we should implement Allah’s rule which was stated in the Qoran and also describe more detail on implementing Sunnah Rasul. No more than that.

The Hadith books can not be used as basic foundation to build new rule, because fiqh and Islamic syariah should refer to the Qoran and Sunnah Rasul only. And so our guru stated that the hadith books can be refer as the basic foundation of Islamic aqidah, because the basic foundation of Islamic aqidah shall refer to the Qoran and Sunnah Rasul only.

Just imagine if the Hadith books being used by moslem people today as the basic foundatin of aqidah, then there will be probably split of moslem people because they have differences on Islamic aqidah due to the differences in referring the hadith. Just imagine as well if the moslem people today used hadith books as the basic foundation of building new Islamic rule, then there will be probably split of moslem people because they have differences on Islamic syariah rule due to the differences in referring the hadith.

Today, there had been an attempt from several moslem people who try to position the hadith books more than it should be. So then it raise up now several movements of Islamic aqidah and islamic syariah which are based on hadith books. The result of these movements now we can find phenomenom of split in moslem community which never happened before.

Just enough that moslem people today being splitted by several mazhabs and orders because of differences in the rite of worshiping and implementing Allah’s rule and Sunnah Rasul. Just enough that today moslem people are splitted on its rite. Just enough.

Our guru asked to the whole moslem community to go back to Qoran and Sunnah Rasul as the basic foundation of Islamic rule and as the basic foundation of Islamic aqidah. It is a strong base and there is no contradictions and disputes we can find inside. It is the basic foundation for moslem unity in the globe. So, please be realized on this o my brothers and sisters. (AK/ST)