fabricated hadith

anonymous asked:

The problem with your list of evidence against the fasting on Ashura is that you're only using Shia sources and you're using the opinions of your Imams, who have a vested interested in not fasting during Ashura, since of course you should be mourning instead. We can't take the word of an Imam over the word of the Prophet (PBUH), who has said: "Whoever wishes may fast on the day of 'Ashura'." Thus, it became optional, but a fast was allowed nonetheless.

Well, no. You are referring to the hadith in which the Prophet (saw) narrates that ‘’Whoever wishes may fast on the day of Ashura.’’ There are a few things that can be seen sceptical in this hadith.

First of all: It’s quite ironic that the Jews of Medina were following the Arabic calendar that time, whereas they had their own calendar. So there is no logic in saying that they fasted on the 10th of Muharram - unless it could be proved that this date always coincided with a Jewish day of fast. Also the idea that the Prophet (saw) may have fasted on Ashura because he saw the Jews fasting on that day is ridiculous. From that perspective, the Prophet (saw) copied the Jews for a practice and he was the one who invented it (not Allah), whereas belief in the Prophet (saw) behaving in such a manner is impossible. Think like this: The Prophet (saw) was sent with a religion to abrogate all previous religions and Shari'ah. How was it that he deigned to imitate the custom of the Jews?

Now let us look closely at these fabricated traditions:

Sahih Bukhari, Book 60, Volume 6, Hadith 202:
Narrated Ibn Abbas: ‘’When the Prophet arrived at Medina, the Jews were observing the fast on ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram) and they said: This is the day when Moses became victorious over Pharaoh, On that, the Prophet said to his companion: You (Muslims) have more right to celebrate Moses’ victory than they have, so observe the fast on this day.’’

Note: The Prophet (saw) came to Medina in the first year of the Hijra (622 AD). As for Ibn Abbas, he was born three years before Hijra (619 AD), which makes him four years old when the Prophet (saw) ‘supposedly’ said this hadith. It’s quite ironic that a child of such age experienced the event of Jewish fasting and can explain the whole event such accurately later on. In the Science of Hadith, the narration of a four-year-old boy is generally not accepted.

Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 5, Book 58, Hadith 278:
Narrated Abu Musa: When the Prophet (saw) arrived at Medina, he noticed that some people among the Jews used to respect Ashura’ (i.e. 10th of Muharram) and fast on it. The Prophet (saw) then said: “We have more right to observe fast on this day”, and ordered that fasting should be observed on it.

Note: This man was not even present at the time when this so-called hadith was narrated. He was sent to Yemen by the Prophet (saw) to spread Islam. It is stated that there was no news of Abu Musa for more than a decade until following the conquest of Khaybar in the year of 628 (the seventh year after Hijra) when he came to Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Medina with more than fifty converts from Yemen including his two brothers Abu Ruhm and Abu Burdah. This was because the Prophet (saw) had sent him to Yemen to preach to his tribe. Hence, Abu Musa was not in Medina in the first year of Hijra, so how could he possibly narrate this hadith?

Sahih Muslim, Book 6, Hadith 2611:
Narrated Abu Hurairah: I heard the Prophet saying (saw) that ‘’The most excellent fast after Ramadan is God’s month, al-Muharram, and the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night.’’

Note: Abu Hurairah also embraced Islam only some days before Khaybar  and was not seen during that time. He and Abu Musa came back from Yemen and joined the Prophet (saw) at Khaybar (which happened in the seventh year of Hijra), while the Prophet (saw) entered Medina in the first year of Hijra. How can you narrate a hadith when you yourself were not even there? Since Abu Hurairah and Abu Musa returned in Khaybar on 628 CE, it can be seen that they also weren’t present during the (Jewish) fasting issue.

Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3, Book 31, Hadith 221
‘’Abd al-Rahman reported that he heard Muawiya Ibn Abu Sufyan delivering a sermon in Medina, when he came there (for Hajj). He delivered a sermon on the day of Ashura and said: People of Medina, where are your scholars? I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say on this very day: It is the day of ‘Ashura. Allah has not made fasting on This day obligatory for you but I am fasting. He who likes to observe fast among you should do so, and he who likes not to observe it may not observe it.’’

Note: Muawiya and his father Abu Sufyan became Muslims at the conquest of Mecca in the year of 630. How could he narrate a hadith from the Prophet (saw) seven or eight years before he became Muslim?

So now we come to the issue of when the Prophet (saw) entered Medina. The Holy Prophet (saw) did not enter Medina in Muharram. The Prophet (saw) entered Medina in Rabi al-Awwal. So if there was a fast that is supposed to be recommended, it shouldn’t be in Muharram, instead it should be in Rabi al-Awwal. It’s quite apparent that the narrators of the hadith in question confused the mathematics of the Calendar, which is why the fast (if it even exists), should be in the month of Rabi al-Awwal.

Despite all this, we see many people coming forward saying things like ‘’this is such an important Sunnah, we should follow this’’. You know what the irony of this is? No other Sunnah in the world has it being backed up with as much money as that which backs and encourages a fast on Ashura. See how many lectures, leaflets, articles etc. are produced annually on this matter, and how much money is made off of them. Have any of us ever seen leaflets or lectures as such about fasting in the month of Rajab? I certainly haven’t. But the tenth of Muharram, the printing press and photocopy machines all work at optimum efficiency. It’s ironic and sad at the same time. This shows that this is a political thing, originally designed to focus the attention away from the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as), and to consider it a blessed day. How can anyone stand on the Day of Judgment before the Prophet (saw) and consider the very day his Grandson was slaughtered, a blessed day?


  1. The Bani Umayyah were successful in bringing fabricated traditions in Sunni hadith books, even their most ‘Sahih’ books like Bukhari and Muslim.
  2. In name of these Umayyad’s fabricated traditions, they started denying/neglecting the Sunnah of Prophet (saw) i.e. his sorrow and his mourning the calamities of Imam Hussain (as).
  3. In name of these Umayyad’s fabricated traditions, they deny the sorrow of Ashura and want to replace it with joy and happiness and declare it Eid.

The entire Muslim community has one choice:

  1. Either celebrate Ashura by fasting and celebrating in allegiance to the Jews of Medina or
  2. Observe the calamity that befell the Pure Progeny of the Prophet (saw) in a solemn and somber manner.

I rest my case.

Women In Islam

* The Prophet SallaAllahu Alayhi Wasalam didn’t hurt women. Women were essential to his life. This started with Khadija RadiAllahu Anhu, she gave the prophet SallaAllahu Alayhi Wasalam Strength to overcome the initial period of revelation.

* Aisha RadiAllahu Anhu was the defender of Islam.

* Aisha RadiAllahu Anhu was the sahabah after Abu Huraira (ra) to narrate the most hadiths

*Islam began in the hands of a women, i.e Sayyida Khadija was the first women to take Shahada.

*The Prophet SallaAllahu Alayhi Wasalam gave special timings for teaching women. Even when He SallaAllahu Alayhi Wasalam was ill, near death and didn’t have much strength, Bilal RadiAllahu Anhu held him up so he could counsel women.

* The Prophet SallaAllahu Alayhi Wasalam accepted womens influence (his aunts and wives). For example; Umm Salamah advised the Prophet SallaAllahu Alayhi Wasalam to go out and shave his head and slaughter sheep so the companions would follow his example. (look up story in seerah Hudaybiya)

*Men and women completely equal in Islamic law until proven they are not.

* The army never went out to battle without women. Women were always equal in number.

*Women tend to be more religiously devoted.

* Throughout history, we have come to know about men who had fabricated hadiths, but not one single women fabricated a hadith and there have been thousands of women muhaddiths!

I feel like there should be a rule that you’re not allowed to consider a Hadith when you read it on the internet. There are so many fabricated Hadith that my head spins. 

I get all these questions like:

“Can you please explain to me the Hadith that says you can punch your enemies on Tuesdays but not Fridays?? What happens if your enemy is an evil Sith Lord and attempts to murder you on Fridays?!?! How can Islam advocate this?!!?!?!?!”

Another Fabricated Hadith that has gone viral over social networks, sadly it is being falsely attributed to Saheeh Bukhari and at-trimidhi, which is found in neither!

Here are some verses and Authentic narrations regarding compassion between spouses.

Allaah says: “and live with them honourably” [al-Nisa’ 4:19].

Allaah says: “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy” [ Surah Ar Room 30:21]

Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alaihy wa sallam) said:
“I urge you to treat women well” (narrated by al-Bukhaari (3331) and Muslim (1468)

Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu Alaihy wa sallam) said: “The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (3895) and Ibn Majaah (1977); classed as aheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) was asked: What did the Prophet (salla Allahu Alaihy wa sallam) do in his house? She said: He used to serve his family, then when the time for prayer came, he would go out to pray. Narrated by al-Bukhaari (676).

Prophet Muhammad (Salla Allahu alaihy wa sallam) said: “If I were to order anyone to prostrate to anyone else, I would have ordered women to prostrate to their husbands, because of the rights that Allaah has given them over them.” [Narrated by Abu Dawood (2140) and al-Tirmidhi (1192); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (1203]

A fabricated Hadith that has been shared over 7 thousand times. SubhanAllah. What a dangerous place social media is. Always ask for a reference ! Not everything you read is true. May Allah jalla Wa Alla aid us.

anonymous asked:

Salaam! I have a question about how a lesson from a Hadith should be treated versus how a lesson from a sunnah should be treated. A sunnah we are not obliged to follow but is following a Hadith mandatory?

Wa alykum as-salaam!

Things that are Sunnah are many times known from the Hadith. They are not exactly different.

Hadiths are reports of a few main types:

1 - Things that The Prophet said

2 - Things that The Prophet did

3 - Things that he did not do anything about

Unsurprisingly, the smallest category is the first one. The Prophet was a man of action, not words.

Something that is Sunnah is something that is established as an actual practice of The Prophet. Many times these are established from Hadith that are graded to be strong in both categories of their chain (sanad) and content (matn).

Sunnah can also be used as a label to categorize actions, i.e. something is Sunnah if it is deemed to be highly encouraged but it is not obligatory (i.e. Fard).

So your confusion is because you are mixing something that is Sunnah, with something that is deemed Sunnah. The first being something The Prophet did, the second something that is highly encouraged to do. The way we determine these things are from Hadith, mostly. We do not use weak or fabricated Hadith in this process.

Following the Hadith is a commandment of The Qur’an, as the following ayah underlines:

“O you who have attained to faith! Pay heed unto God, and pay heed unto the Apostle and unto those from among you who have been entrusted with authority; and if you are at variance over any matter, refer it unto God and the Apostle, if you [truly] believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best [for you], and best in the end.” [4:59]

If you’d like more detail on the issue of Hadith, I’d suggest watching this video:


I hope this helps, insha Allah.