Thanks dear manfred for your kind remarks and yeezevee thanks for eid mubarak and I really hope that we bring happiness to each and every household one day through love and care for each other.
Dear sum, you are talking about sunnah of the prophet.
The main point is definition of word sunnah and here is what I make of it
Word Sunnah is from root SEEN, NOON and NOON. It has many meanings eg path, tradition, example, habit, age, era, formula, rule, law etc etc.
Within itself the word carries the meaning of being prompted to act on something and leave a trace for others to follow eg some one decides to do something so he sets things in motion in reaction to his thought of doing something or some one tells some one to do something so in reaction to that some one does something and leaves clues or traces to this effect.
In relation to islam sunnah could be of Allah, the prophet or even shaitan ie a person who does harmful or destructive things against the common interest of humanity.
Here I am going to explain the sunnah in context of prophetic mission ie the reaction of prophet to divine constitution and commandments etc.
Islam in quranic context is all about freedom, justice, fairness, compassion, brotherhood, progress and prosperity of humanity.
Islam=peace mainly between people in the land or earth and peace is impossible between human beings unless they have some agreement between them which contains conditions or terms of their agreement. The quran is that constitution that provides that basis for all human beings.
Freedom means no man can be master or slave of another man be he a prophet of Allah. In fact according to quran it is not fitting for a prophet that Allah gives him his book and yet he tells people be my slaves or servants 3/64, 79. All people are bound in brotherhood of humanity ie no masters no slaves. No imperialism nor priesthood ie no malukiyat nor mullaiyat. None can rule people in the name of country as a king nor in the name of religion as a mullah.
Since the quran is divine constitution for mankind and people need a constitution for organising their societies for a set purpose or goal so anything that is told in the constitution has to be interpreted in that context. So any terms used in the quran must be interpreted within this context.
Since the quran is constitution of islam for the whole mankind, word sunnah of the prophet can only have a specific meanings. Any other meanings will not fit in or will cause problems. For example, some mullahs defined sunnah of the prophet as all his words, deeds and approvals by his silence etc as his sunnah. Any muslim who has a some information about this subject and has sense of reality of life will be able to see a lot of things wrong with definitions of sunnah of the prophet by all the mullahs of all the sects. One has to ask what went wrong? The answer is only given by sir syed and iqbal like people not mullahs. Sir syed draws our attention to rationality and iqbal to deen v mazhab and fasaad by malukiyati mullahs in the ummah in the name of mullah made shariat of islam.
Mullahs told ummah to live like the prophet by being like or doing exactly what he did in 7th century arabian settings. If he travelled by camel then that is the sunnah and if he used smoke signals so should we. If he wore a dress we should dress like him and so on. All this is not islam at all. Why not? Because it goes directly against the goals, aims and objectives or terms and conditions of islamic constitution=the quran. By following mullahs' islam people can never achieve the set goal of peace. There can never be peace in the world between human beings if we followed mullahs interpretation of islam which they did to please their kings long way back in time.
1)The fact is that people live as they live each according to his own nature or personality.
2)No two people are alike nor are they expected to be.
3)It is not possible to know each and every move of anyone ever.
4)It is not possible to have information about anyone to each and every minute detail
5)It is not possible to transmit vast information perfectly.
6)The prophet was a man not a woman, he lived like a man not like a woman. Women cannot grow beard and they have periods and give birth etc etc.
So any information of this nature cannot be called sunnah of the prophet because most of such information does not even exist.
The quran telling us the life of the prophet is best example for us to follow cannot mean this because the quran was not sent for us to do the impossible. So anyone who interprets the quran in an impractical way is misinterpreting the quran and misrepresenting it.
Even in the quran there are verses which according to existing interpretations tell us that certain things were only and only for the prophet and not for his followers. This tells us very clearly that the whole life of the prophet is not an example for us to follow but only certain of his actions in reaction to divine commandments for a set purpose.
The other factor is the changing world in which we live ie we all were born babies but we did not remain babies. So things that change with time and place cannot be defined as sunnah either. In story of the quran as interpreted by mullahs Adam and eve wore leaves of the trees as clothes. Does that mean all their children should do that because that is sunnah of our parents, who were parents of all the prophets? Why then our prophet did not wear tree leaves as his clothes because that is what his parents wore? Why did he not live in caves like prophets before him? All such like recorded incidences tell us these do not come under definition of sunnah of the prophets.
All these things force us by way of reason to define sunnah objectively. So the question is what is sunnah purpose wise?
The only answer is that Allah sent the prophet with his mission like a king sends his general for a battle to the battle ground to fight the war.
The question is, what role his followers ought to play? They are supposed to learn his goals, principles for his ways and means and help accomplish the goals. The followers are supposed to be supporters of their prophets ie they are supposed to help them do what they came to do. Like children help their parents or army helps its general to win the battle he comes in the battle field for.
This has nothing to do with kurta=shirt, pajaama or pagdi=turban per se because a man has to wear clothes. People live as they see their societies living. The fight is all about what is right and what is wrong and why that is the case?
In this context if we have to do things we should do them the right way ie we must have right goals and use right ways and means to achieve them.
Now coming to beard it is not the sunnah of the prophet at all rather that is the way his society used to live. All he did was told people to do things such a way that they look right and good. You wear clothes but ensure they fulfil their purposes eg they cover your body, they provide needed protection eg from heat and cold etc, they are nice and clean and and they look great on you when you wear them.
You have a beard then look after it ie don't make it look terrible on you because that will reflect badly on your personality. You wash your beard, comb it, trim it properly etc etc.
I hope my explanation helps understand the definition of word sunnah It will be good idea for us to question mullahs and expose them for what they really are ie people who follow others in doing things without any research and exploration of their own.
The quran in islam is a divine constitution and sunnah is all about how the prophet implemented it in his time in order to show how muslims to come should implement it in later times. This means laws the prophet legislated in light of the quran for his society in his time only apply in later times if the same situations and circumstances reoccur ie laws were formed by the prophet for a set purpose and for a set of circumstances or for certain situations. If those situations or circumstances do not occur again then those law do not apply.
The security measures that were taken by the prophet at the time were taken because the way the thing were at that time but today security situation is different so new laws ought to be legislated that meet current situations and circumstances. So the example of prophet is not the law but how he legislated and for what reason and how he implemented the laws and applied them to to achieve peaceful community life. Likewise muslims should legislate laws for their purposes that are applicable for their circumstances and situations that face them in order to ensure the end product ie peaceful society or community or state.
In islam law is not legislated for controlling people but for regulating society so that everything runs smoothly like in a household if all members in the house worked according to given rights and responsibilities.
This shows very clearly that mullah made laws are unislamic becausethey were formed on behest of kings to control people. By telling us to live like prophet did in 7th century today in 21st century, mullah are trying to destroy the message of the quran as well as holding back muslims from progress and therefore from prosperity and therefore from living peacefully. It is because if you turn back the clock then you cannot cope with life and cause problems for yourselves and rest of humanity. A very clear proof that mullahs are either ignorant fools or they are enemies of islam and muslims therefore agents of the devilish people who rather make human being suffer than be happy.
I hope this explanation helps understand the place value of the quran, the hadith and the fiqh clearly. Each has its own sphere and cannot be valid for any other purpose than is clearly defined.
How islamic laws are legislated dr israr (urdu)
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Dr israr is explaining that quran sets limits called HUDOODULLAH and people are free to legislate as they please within those set limits.
That means one cannot legislate for oppression or suppression of people or to inflict on people injustice or unfairness or cruelty or animosity etc etc all this because if people did that then peace will not be the result of doing that.
However in practice kings asked mullahs to make laws that suited them and they spread tem as islamic shariah. A shariah that we all have heard about but never bothered to study it.
People need to realise that the quran is very clear as to what it stand for and anything people attribute to prophet or earlier muslim generations if it works with the quran then it is fine but if it does not then interference from kings and mullahs is obvious so such interference must be rejected.
This explanation of principles should be sufficient to tell us what is true islam and what is not. The islam we come across is mostly not islam that is in the quran. It is mullah based islam that is recipe for wars even between muslims never mind muslims and kaafirs.
This is why mosque are funded and mullahs are given visas from backward countries to make islam a word of abuse in the world. Mullahs get money and authorities get what they want ie foolish masses. So the show goes on till we the masses learn better and stop being fooled by priests and governments or politicians etc.
regards and all the best.
Current jihaad is american made nothing to do with quranic teachings
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