ترقیمات حدیث کاابتدائی تعارف اور وجوہات

Authors

  • M Ahmad PhD, Department of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab Lahore

Keywords:

Most gracious, Qur'anic guidance, safeguarded

Abstract

All Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, The Most gracious, The Most merciful. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ)and on his family and companions.
The promise made by Allah (that He had undoubtedly sent down the Reminder and he would truly preserve it.) is obviously fulfilled in the undisputed purity of the Qur'anic text throughout the fourteen centuries since its revelation. However, what is often forgotten by many Muslims is that the above divine promise also includes, by necessity, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), for it is the practical example of the implementation of the Qur'anic guidance, the Wisdom taught to the Prophet (ﷺ) along with the Scripture, and neither the Qur'an nor the Sunnah can be understood correctly without recourse to the other. Allah safeguarded the Qur'an from corruption by its enemies: disbelievers, heretics, and false prophets, by enabling millions of believers to commit it to memory with ease. He protected its teachings by causing thousands of people of knowledge to learn from its deep treasures and convey them to the masses.

Similarly, Allah preserved the Sunnah by enabling the Companions and those after them (may Allah be pleased with them) to memorise, write down and pass on the statements of the Messenger and the descriptions of his Way, as well as to continue the blessings of practising the Sunnah. Later, as the purity of the knowledge of the Sunnah became threatened, Allah caused the Muslim nation to produce outstanding individuals of incredible memory-skills and analytical expertise, who journeyed tirelessly to collect hundreds of thousands of narrations and distinguish the true words of precious wisdom of their Messenger from those corrupted by weak memories, from forgeries by unscrupulous liars, and from the statements of the enormous number of 'ulama', the Companions and those who followed their way, who had taught in various centers of learning and helped to transmit the legacy of Muhammad (ﷺ) - all of this achieved through precise attention to the words narrated and detailed familiarity with the biographies of the thousands of reporters of Hadith. Like other way to preserve Sunnah, the method of numbering is also a way to preserve it and searching the Hadith with ease.

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Published

2022-06-24