Ignorant claims about Hadith August 9, 2006Posted by Rasheed Eldin in Islam, Proggies, Queer Muslims.
The founder of the Al-Fatiha Foundation just can’t help forwarding things that expose further the deep fallacies and theological bankruptcy at the sick heart of the Queer Muslim Movement. Faisal Alam has just forwarded his friends a piece entitled Did Muhammad Really Say That? – calling it a “good article on the validity of hadith”. The central point in the article surfaces early on:
Because the hadith carry so much weight, any new interpretations could have dramatic effects on Muslim societies — influencing views on issues that include the rights of women and religious minorities and the compatibility of Islam with democracy. And a Hyattsville woman, Saida Malik, questions the hadith in part because the stories were gathered by males.
Yet even those who advocate change acknowledge it won’t come easily.
“There’s resistance because it means changing the culture,” said Pamela Taylor, co-chairwoman of the Progressive Muslim Union. “It’s a very threatening thing to look hard at your religion and say we’ve been doing it wrong for the last 1,100 years.”
It’s not just “threatening”, it’s plain stupid. The science of hadith criticism is vast, deep and awe-inspiring, and is surely the forerunner to scientific methods developed in the Muslim world and later in the West. Take a look at this IslamOnline section, which includes an answer to the fallacy that the hadiths were compiled only by men. I also highly recommend this book by Mohammad Hashim Kamali. On the question of the authority of the Sunnah, please see this online treatise by Mufti Taqi Usmani. EDIT: Plus this nice piece on “The Hadith Project“!
I wrote before about the heresies promoted by Daayiee Abdullah with regards to Hadith. This ridiculous man claims to be a scholar of Islam, yet refuses to reveal who his supposed teachers are, lest they belie his claim to scholarship – which is a most flimsy claim indeed. With regards to the one credential he claimed, we have already exposed him as a fraud.
What should be clear is that our disagreements with the Queer Muslims extend farther and deeper than a mere single issue. To support their fallacious views on sexuality, they need to advocate a radical “reinterpretation” that makes their “Islam” utterly different to what the rest of the Muslims accept.
All I want to do is bring these things to readers’ attention. Some Muslims who have same-sex attractions fall into these evil people’s snare so that they end up believing their nonsensical claims about the Qur’an and Sunnah, the very sources and origins of Islam. I only hope that the majority of Muslims with SSA will realise the reality of the Al-Fahisha people and their like, and stay well clear. There is always a better way.