I'm sure that most Muslims see it that way but since all Muslims are wrong about the divine origin of the Koran, why strain at the gnat of rejecting a few hadiths when they swallow the Koran whole? I quite agree that Islam is whatever Muslims do, regardless of where they got their stories from. But couldn't this be a first phase in a climb-down?
The first step down? Not at all.
The koran exhorts muslims to obey and follow the example of the prophet. The hadith is the only record of what the prophet said and did. A muslim cannot obey the prophet without knowing what he said. They need the hadith. There is nothing else.
Remember, the koran is not the prophet talking. It’s whoremaster allah talking….exclusively.
But surely early Muslims discarded hundreds of thousands of hadiths as frauds. Since then the rest of them have been seriously undermined by such as proving isnads to be false. Can any non-Muslim believe of word of them? I'd rather throw out the idea of Mohammed being the source of Islam than hang on to him just to prove his followers are keen on dirty stories. (I'm not, btw, suggesting at Allah is anything but a sockpuppet - just that it's for an imaginary - or at least vastly exaggerated (there go the hadiths again) - Mo.)
If anything, the hadith are more central to Islamic thought and practice than the koran. Four of the five pillars of islam come from the hadith. Muslims revere their prophet more than their pimp moon god.
Have you ever noticed that while muslims don’t like it if we insult their god, they really hyperventilate and foam at the mouth when we diss their prophet??
So if they give up their Sharia and their worst traditions and stop supporting terrorism - shouldn't we be glad if they all morph into Hari Krishna types?
Hari Krishna types are, to muslims, idolators.
Verse 9-5 of the koran commands muslims to slay the idolators.
The prophet of Islam was nothing more than a common criminal.
Please tell me if this is accurate:
“I have fabricated things against God and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken.”
~MUHAMMAD (Al-Tabari 6:111)