Allah Ta`ala declares in the Qur’aan-e-Kareem:
“Today I have perfected and completed your religion for you and I have
completed my favour upon you and I am pleased with Islam as your
religion.” (al-Maa’idah: 3)
When Allah Ta`ala has completed our deen, then no one has the right
to make further additions to deen. It is mentioned in the hadeeth:
Whoever makes any additions to this deen of ours, which does not form part
of it, is rejected and not worthy of acceptance.
Are Your Actions supported by the Qur’aan and Hadeeth?
Therefore, if anyone presents an action before you, claiming that it is
part of deen; that it is a means of gaining Allah Ta`ala’s pleasure and
entrance into Jannat, as well as a means of salvation from Jahannum,
then it is necessary that such an action be supported by the Qur’aan
One should ask such a person: “Brother, if this is part of deen,
then it should be found in the Qur’aan, since the Qur’aan has
declared that Allah Ta`ala has completed our deen. If it is not found
in the Qur’aan or if it was, but Nabi _ did not convey it to us
(Na`oozu billah – may Allah forbid!), then this will terminate the
reliance of prophethood. Allah Ta`ala has ordered Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم:
“O Rasul (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم ), convey to the people whatever has been revealed to you from
your Sustainer. And if you do not do so, then you have not conveyed His
message.” (al-Maa’idah: 27)
Thus, we find that Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم conveyed the deen which he had been
ordered to convey to the ummah. If Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم had not conveyed the
deen then it will mean that he had not discharged the amaanat (trust)
that he was entrusted with, which is an extremely serious
accusation. Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم conveyed this deen to us in the exact manner that
he had received it. For one to think that this act is in the Qur’aan,
but Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم had not conveyed it causes one to lose his reliance on
Rasulullah’s صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم prophethood.
Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم neither had the choice of concealing anything that he had
been instructed to convey, nor did he have the power of fabricating
something and presenting it to the people as deen.
“And if he (Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم) had to fabricate anything regarding Us, We would
surely seize him by the right hand and thereafter cut off his life artery.” (al-
If that person professes that Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم had conveyed the entire
Qur’aan to the ummah, but it is not found in the Qur’aan, then he
should know that there are the ahaadeeth, which are the statements of
Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم.
This is also a type of wahi (revelation). Like the Qur’aan is a
direct revelation, the hadeeth is also a type of a revelation.
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Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi