Salamun alaika ( Surah 6 verse 54 )
I believe the Ahsanal Hadis ( Holy Qur’an – Surah 39 verse 23 ) to be from God.
I am guided by the following :
‘The Beneficent Allah Taught the Quran’ – Surah 55 verses 1 & 2
‘This is Allah’s guidance, He guides thereby whom He pleases of His servants; and if they had set up others (with Him), certainly what they did would have become ineffectual for them’ – Surah 6 verse 88
‘Supremely exalted is therefore Allah, the King, the Truth, and do not make haste with the Quran before its revelation is made complete to you and say: O my Lord ! increase me in knowledge’ – Surah 20 verse 114
I harken to the following warning :
‘And of men is he who takes instead frivolous hadis ( translated as ‘discourse’ by Shakir ) to lead astray from Allah’s path without knowledge, and to take it for a mockery; these shall have an abasing chastisement. And when Our communications are recited to him, he turns back proudly, as if he had not heard them, as though in his ears were a heaviness, therefore announce to him a painful chastisement’ – Surah 31 verses 6 & 7
Wherefore now, and I pray, so too in the hereafter, I shall reply to My Lord as follows :
‘Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow guardians besides Him, how little do you mind’ – Surah 7 verse 3
Lord, I hear and I obey.
‘Allah, there is no god but He– He will most certainly gather you together on the resurrection day, there is no doubt in it; and who is more true in hadis ( translated as ‘word’ by Shakir ) than Allah?’ – Surah 4 verse 87
Lord, there is none whose hadis is more true than Yours.
‘These are the communications of Allah which We recite to you with truth; then in what hadis ( translated as ‘announcement’ by Shakir ) would they believe after Allah and His communications? – Surah 45 verse 6
Lord, only Your communications.
‘In what hadis ( translated as ‘announcement’ by Shakir ), then, after this, will they believe? – Surah 77 verse 50
Lord, only Your hadis.
And if I err, then it is to my Lord alone that I must answer to, Whose Judgment to the exclusion of all others I submit to.
‘Is not Allah the best of the Judges? – Surah 95 verse 8