Commentary upon hadith in Sahih Muslim 2361

Discussion in 'Hadith' started by Abu Jaan, Sep 12, 2023.

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  1. Ali_Bash

    Ali_Bash Active Member

    These sort of objections have been placed by both the deobandis and the wahabis a good book to read on their refutation is Ja al-Haq by mufti Aḥmad Yaar Khan Naeemi it has also been translated into english
  2. Abu Jaan

    Abu Jaan New Member

    The narration in Sahih Muslim 2361 is as follows:

    After arriving in Medina, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) passed by some people who were fecundating some date palms, so he asked them what they were doing. When they told him, he said, “I don’t think that will provide any benefit,” or in another narration, “It would be better if you didn’t do that.”

    So they refrained from doing it, and that year the crop was not as good. They mentioned it to him (peace and blessings be upon him), and he replied:

    “I am only a human: if I command you to do something in your religion, then take it; but if I tell you to do something based on personal opinion, then [realize] that I am only human,” and in another narration, “Yet if I inform you of something from Allah, then do it, for indeed I will never convey an untruth on behalf of Allah Mighty and Majestic,” and in yet another narration, “You know better of your worldly affairs.”

    What is the Sunni commentary upon this hadith. Some use this to say the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had very limited knowledge, or only knew about religious matters, or got it wrong here.

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