32-The Prophet's Methodical WaY, (Sunnat) Is Taken From The Book Of God. (Quran)
32_ THE PROPHET'S METHODICAL WAY, (SUNNAT) IS TAKEN FROM THE BOOK OF GOD. (QRU?N)
WE BELIEVE that no one should say the Book of God is enough for our guidance, ignoring the true traditions that we have received as to what the prophet said or how he behaved. For these traditions may serve
to explain the realities, and clear the meanings of some of the more difficult verses in teh Book to show us better the roots and branches of our religion.
This is because Quran has declared that the words, and the methodical ways (SUNNAT) of the prophet should serve as an example for us; as that of the God's.
"..... So take whatever the Apostles assigns to you, and deny yourselves that which he withholds from you, and fear Allah, for Allah is strict in punishment."
THE HOLY QUR?N _ S59: 7
"It is not becoming to a believer, whether man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and by His Apostle, to have any option. If anyone disobeys Allah and His Apostle he is on a clearly wrong path."
THE HOLY QUR?N _ S33: 36
"He (i.e. Mohammad) does not speak out of his own fancy, His speech is none except that which is inspired to him from God. (i.e. what he says is none but inspired revelation)
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THE HOLY QUR?N _ S53: 2_3
Those who are indifferent to the SUNNAT of the
prophet are in fact ignoring QUR?N and the inspired REVELATION. Of course whatever is related to the prophet must be clearly proved: That, it really is said by the prophet, and it is not forged.
We cannot easily accept whatever is ascribed to the prophet to be truely of Him!
Emam Ali in one of his speeches WHICHIS collected in the famous book, named NAHJOLBAL?GHEH has said,
"So many lies were forged and ascribed to the prophet. SO much SO that one day he got up and said to an audience. `He who ascribes a lie to me should prepare himself to take his place in the Fire of Hell.'"
A similar tradition is also written in the famous book SAHIH BOKHARI vol one; page 38.