Quran Only Islam - A critical analysis

Quran only Islam.  A website dedicated to revealing the theological and practical problems raised for those advocating hadeeth rejection in Islam.



The Mushaf Argument 
This article is a response to the claim made by rejectionalists that rejecting hadith is not equivalent to rejecting the sunnah itself.  [Read More] 

The Word Hadith in the Quran 
So, in other words, this verse is not a prohibition on following the Prophet's commands.  It is not a denial of the Prophet's role in instruction.  It is not a prohibition against any source of law outside the Quran.  What it is is an affirmation that what has been revealed by Allah should be sufficient for people to believe in Him, and that no excuses should be offered by anyone that they "would believe if there was more evidence". [Read More]
Why A Wise Prophet Isn't Enough

Due to their denial of non-Quranic revelation, Quran only followers are forced to argue that the Prophet was only a wise man, and so his explanation amounted to nothing more than this. Is this really tenable?  Is there proof that the Prophet was taught and instructed by Allah too?   [Read More]

The "200-300 years Later" Argument 

This is perhaps the most widely put forward argument against hadith. That hadith were for the most part written and collected hundreds of years after the death of the Prophet, and so cannot be relied upon.  This articles examines the truth, or not, of this claim...

The Logical Dead End for Quran Only Followers
All things considered, it seems a major drawback of Quran Only Philosophy that the veracity of one set of data (the Quran) is based on a second set of data (Hadeeth about the Quran's preservation) that hadith rejectors have no reason to believe are any more reliable than all the other hadith that so many of them make a career of rejecting...[Read More]

Do Ahadeeth Contradict Each Other In Wording and Meaning?
Again we invite all those seeking clarification in this matter to examine the Quran itself since it is full of verses which relay stories and events from the past in different versions from one surah to another, and in words which may never have been used by the original speakers...

What Do We REALLY Know About How The Quran Was Preserved
But the fact remains that the Holy Quran was not sent down in written form.  The preaching and the delivery of the Holy Quran by the Holy Prophet was all verbal. The sahaba who went to different area for preaching did not have with them the Surah of the Holy Quran in written form, nor did the people they went to have any written Quran with which they could judge the veracity of what was being conveyed to them.  The entire preaching of Islam had been verbal. Next, the manuscripts of the Holy Quran...

The Verse about the Book Explaining Everything
However, the Book doesn't always refer to the Quran. It also commonly refers to the revelation send to the previous Prophets, as well as to to the totality of revelation sent down.  It is also used to refer to the Heavenly Tablet on which the decrees of Allah are all kept.  Looking at this ayat, its general reference to every species on the planet and its insistence on not having left out anything, the logical conclusion can only be that it refers to the heavenly tablet as it is only this which can be said to...


Claims of Hadeeth Obscenity and Absurdity
Quran-only followers allege that there are obscene wordings in ahadith, and that they contain false accusations, lies, and absurd content.  Such narrations are referring to those ahadeeth that have been already rejected by the muhaditheen (hadeeth scholars) or are in the context of the types also found in the Quran itself...


Even Muhammad In the Kalima Is Rejected By Quran-Only
Most groups at least tend not to go after something as basic as the kalimah, knowing that they can change Islam with less offensive and more important ways.  To their credit, the Quran-only group are at least consistent by accepting that the kalimah will also have to change if someone chooses to reject hadeeth...

 A Look At Quran Only Prayer
What is to be the sequence of standing, ruko, and sajdah? In standing, should we tie our hands or keep them hanging. Are we to stand on one foot or two? In rukoo, should we bend to forward, towards the right, or to the left? Should we lower our head only a little bit, or level it with our back, or should we bend still more? And then while in rukoo, do we place our hands on our knees, between our thighs, stretch them forward in the air, or do we let them just hang?..

The Many Varying Opinions About The Number Of Prayers a Day For Quran Only Followers

And the danger of a quran-only islam becomes more clear when we examine what it would do with something as fundamental as our five-a-day daily prayers...

Speak To Me About Muhammad (pbuh)
The question for us is how much do we rely on our knowledge of Muhammad's life and character to affirm our belief in him, and what would rejecting the reliability of hadeeth therefore do to the validity of our previous judgments of him...

Do Quran Only Followers Know More Quran
It is often heard said by Quran only followers to each other, that they are more familiar with the Quran than normal muslims. Is this true?...