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In the Qur’an, God tells the story of the Pharaoh and Haman:


And Fir’aun (Pharaoh) said: “O Hâmân! build Me a tower that I may arrive at the ways,

“The ways of the heavens, and I may look upon the Ilâh (God) of Mûsa (Moses) but Verily, I think Him to be a liar.” Thus it was made fair-seeming, In Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh) eyes, the evil of his deeds, and He was hindered from the (Right) path, and the plot of Fir’aun (Pharaoh) led to nothing but loss and destruction (for Him).

Haman has been ordered by the Pharaoh to build a tower.  So lets look in the bible, is Haman told to construct something in the bible? Yes, but not by the Pharaoh.  In the Book of Esther, Haman is an advisor to Xerxes (Ahaseures) and in Babylon.  So there are three discrepancies between the Qur’an and the Bible regarding Haman.

  1. Haman worked for the Pharaoh in the Qur’an, while Haman worked for Xerces in the Book of Esther.
  2. Haman was in Egypt in the Qur’an, while Haman was in Babylon in the book of Esther.
  3. Haman was in the neighborhood of 1,000 years earlier in the Qur’an than in the book of Esther.

Now when people in Europe began studying eastern thought, as well as Islam they discovered this.  Almost immediately they began saying that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) took this religion from some priest and mixed up the stories when he was “making” the Qur’an.  Their main goal was to say that the Qur’an was made up, or written by man.

Louis(or Ludovico) Maracci a Catholic Priest and confessor to Pope Innocent XI. ( wrote:

Mahumet(Muhammad) has mixed up sacred stories. He took Haman as the adviser of Pharaoh whereas in reality he was an adviser of Xerxes (Ahaseures), King of Persia. He also thought that the Pharaoh ordered construction for him of a lofty tower from the story of the Tower of Babel. It is certain that in the Sacred Scriptures there is no such story of the Pharaoh. Be that as it may, he Muhammad has related a most incredible story”

Encyclopedia Britannica said in 1891:

“The most ignorant Jew could never have mistaken Haman (the minister of Ahasuerus) for the minister of the Pharaoh”

Those are just a few of the examples of ignorance thinking that it is the truth.

In the late 19th century, the Catholic Church declared the Book of Esther, of being a book of tales and not a historic book.  Even the modern Jewish Encyclopedia has stated that this book is just a book of stories, stating that it was more of a book about Romance than did it state historic fact.  While not ONE Muslim ever doubts what the Qur’an is, it is the word of God, not inspired to humans, but the actual word of God.

So now we have discussed what the Qur’an says, what the bible says, what the Christians scholars say about the authenticity of the Qur’an, and then what they say about the authenticity of the Book of Esther.  Now lets discuss  history.

In the 19th and 20th century when the study of Hieroglyphics began to revive the language of the ancient Egyptians; a French Doctor Maurice Bucaille, was studying history and came across this disparity in the Qur’an and the Bible.  So he went to Egyptologist to get to the root of the person named “Haman”.  What he discovered was at the estimated time of Moses, there was a man who was named ‘Haman’ and he was a worker of the Pharaoh and his duty was “The Chief of the workers in the stone-quarries.”  SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah) just as the Qur’an described it. So Dr. Bucaille went to one of the French Egyptologist and told him that the a man in 7th century who claimed to a Messenger of God, said that there was a man named Haman and that he was an architect for the Pharaoh.  He was later told that this book was the Qur’an, and the Egyptologist responded:

Had the Bible or any other literary work, composed during a period when the hieroglyphs could still be deciphered, quoted ‘Haman,’ the presence in the Qur’an of this word might have not drawn special attention. But, it is a fact that the hieroglyphs had been totally forgotten at the time of the Qur’anic Revelation and that no one could not read them until the 19th century AD. Since matters stood like that in ancient times, the existence of the word ‘Haman’ in the Qur’an suggests a special reflection.”

Not just that alone, there was a statue found in Egypt, which is currently in a museum in Australia of an ancient architect from the time of the Pharaohs, with his name sketched into stone, ‘Haman.’


Now we don’t know if this is the same Haman as mentioned in the Qur’an, but the Qur’an has the correct location, the correct name, the correct occupation, and the correct timing,  none of which the Bible has.

Now that I have already mentioned all of the evidences of the Qur’an, now I will show some other evidences for the Authority of the Sunnah.  The Fifth Category of evidence for following the Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, are the Ahadith in which he ordered obedience to his Sunnah.

I will break this down into three points.

The first point:  Prophet Muhammad PBUH, him self says that he was given wahi along with the Qur’an, just like the Qur’an says.  “Verily I have been given the Qur’an and something like it” (Abu Dawood, Classified as Sahih)

The second point:  Prophet Muhammad PBUH said “It will soon happen that a person will be sitting in content/relaxation and he will say ‘Whatever comes to you, take it from the Qur’an, that is sufficient for you.’ ” and then the Prophet PBUH said, “Know that everything that I make Halal, is as if Allah (SWT) made Halal, and everything that I make Haram, is as if Allah(SWT) has made Haram.” (Musnad Ibn Ahmed, Ibn Majah , Classified as Sahih)

This is very special, because the Prophet PBUH had predicted the coming of people like the Submitters Internationals (A group who rejects the Sunnah and beliefs in a so called Messenger of God the disgraced Rashad Khalifa) He PBUH predicted and warned us of these heretics like Ghulam Pervez.

The third point:  Is the fact that Prophet PBUH commanded the Sahaba to preserve his Sunnah, and forbade them from lying about his Sunnah.

Prophet PBUH said, “May Allah brighten the face of a person who has heard my speech, and then memorized it and understood it, and passed it on to others, it may be possible that the one that hears it, understands better than the one who narrates it” (at Tirmidhi)

Out of All the Ahadith narrated, the one with the most chains of narrations is one.  Out of All the Mutawatir Ahadith, this one has the most chains of narration.  It has been narrated with over 70 different chains of narrations.  It is recorded in almost every book of Ahadith.  You will find in the 6 major books of Ahadith belonging to Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamah, you will find it in the Ahadith books of the Shi’i, the Khuwarij were aware of this hadith, and so were the Mutazilis.

Prophet Muhammad PBUH said, “Who ever lies about me, will find a place in Hell.”

The sixth category is logic or common sense.  Before I begin with the evidences, I want to remind everyone that Islam is a logical religion, but it is not based purely on logic.  Everything in Islam is based on the order of Allah and his Messenger.  All the orders are logical, but none of them come straight from logic.  As Ali ibn Abi Talib RA said “Islam is logical, but it is not based on logic.  If it was, we would wipe the bottom of our feet instead of the top of our feet (during Wadhu).”

Allah All Mighty says in the Qur’an:

3119“And Establish the Prayer”

Does Allah mention how many Raka’s you have to pray?  Does Allah mention the exact timings of Fajr?  Does Allah tell us what to recite in Prayer?  Does Allah say what goes in what Order?  Does the Qur’an say recite Fatiha?

There is a group that started about 20 or 30 years ago, in Arizona. They are called Submitters.  Their founder was named Rashad Khalifa(The idiot who came up with the 19 theory, and then claimed to be a messenger of God, Alhumdulillah Allah saved us from him by killing him), they do not follow the Sunnah, and they actually say it is Shirk to follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.  If you go to their official site they have a description of prayer, funny thing is they say one must recite Fatiha, and the follows the number of Raka’h like Muslims do.  Only problem with that is the Qur’an does not say how many Raka’h to pray, nor does it say to recite Al Fatiha.  This is their official literature on how to pray:

The Last evidence for the authority of the Sunnah is the consensus of Muslims.  Not just Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamah, but even the other groups.  The Shia have concept of the Sunnah (ie  Usul ul Kaafi), the Khuwarij even accepted the Sunnah.

InshAllah, I will try to get the final part of Usool ul Hadith this week, and InshAllah try to get Uloom ul Hadith Started soon.


Part 1

In the last post, I was categorizing verses from the Qur’an which point to the proof that Prophet Muhammad PBUH, must be obeyed.  I will continue from where I left off.

The third categories of verses are the ones, where Allah says he revealed to Prophet Muhammad something along with the Qur’an.  Allah has revealed something other than just the Qur’an”.  Allah mentions this other thing as “Hikma” wisdom.  When you read the Qur’an and read about this other revelation called “Hikma” nothing will come to mind except the Sunnah.

13“Our Lord! send amongst them a Messenger of their own, who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them In the Book (this Qur’ân) and Al-Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah), and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”

21 “ Similarly (to complete My Blessings on you) we have sent among You a Messenger (Muhammad) of Your own, reciting to You Our Verses (the Qur’ân) and sanctifying you, and teaching You the Book (the Qur’ân) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah), and teaching You that which You used not to know.”

The fourth categories of verses are the ones, which number about 50, which explicitly and clearly mention that obedience to the Messenger is obligatory.

31“ but no, by Your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make You (O Muhammad ) judge In All disputes between them, and find In themselves no resistance against Your decisions, and Accept (them) with full submission.”

In this verse, from Surah An Nisaa’, Allah says they have no Iman, unless they come back to Muhammad PBUH for any of their disputes, and they must not have resistance against the decision of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, or they have no Iman (faith).

41 “and obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad) that You may obtain Mercy.”

51 “ These are the limits (set by) Allâh (or ordainments as regards laws of inheritance), and Whosoever obeys Allâh and his Messenger (Muhammad) will be admitted to Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise), to abide therein, and that will be the great success.

And Whosoever disobeys Allâh and his Messenger (Muhammad), and transgresses his limits, He will cast Him into the Fire, to abide therein; and He shall have a disgraceful torment.”

This verse says who obeys Allah and his Messenger, will be admitted to Jannah (Gardens).  More importantly, the following verse says whoever disobeys Allah and his messenger, will be thrown in to the fire (naar).

The fifth categories of verses are the ones that say obedience to Prophet Muhammad PBUH is a sign of loving Allah.

61 “Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If You (really) love Allâh Then follow Me, Allâh will love You and forgive You of Your sins. and Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

Say (O Muhammad ): “Obey Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad).” but if they turn away, Then Allâh does not like the disbelievers.”

If you truly love Allah, then you would follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, those who don’t are not loved by Allah.

The sixth categories of verses are those who show the status of the Prophet PBUH, and how he should be treated.

71 “ O You who believe! do not put (yourselves) forward before Allâh and his Messenger (Sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe Wa Sallam), and fear Allâh. Verily! Allâh is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.”

This verse means, as Ibn Abbas (RA) has explained it as, you do not put your opinion above that of Allah or his Messenger PBUH.

The seventh and final category of verses, are miscellaneous verses, that you really can’t categories.

8 “And Certainly, You (O Muhammad ) call them to a Straight Path”

More to Come Soon, InshAllah.

The people who say the Qur’an is the only way of guidance for Muslims, are very misguided.  Here is proof from the Qur’an that they have disobeyed their Messenger, and by disobeying their messenger they have disobeyed their lord.


In Islam, the Qibla(direction of Prayer) is Mecca.  Before being Mecca, it was Jerusalem.  The Qur’an, never mentions Jerusalem as the original Qibla.  Allah SWT says in the Qur’an:


“Thus we have made You [true Muslims – real believers of Islâmic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a Wasat (just) (and the best) nation, that You be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you. and we made the Qiblah (prayer direction towards Jerusalem) which You used to face, Only to test those who followed the Messenger (Muhammad) from those who would turn on their heels (i.e. disobey the Messenger). indeed it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allâh guided. and Allâh would never make Your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. Your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). Truly, Allâh is full of kindness, the Most Merciful towards mankind. Verily! we have seen the turning of Your (Muhammad’s ) face towards the heaven. surely, we shall turn You to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall please you, so turn Your face In the direction of Al-Masjid- al-Harâm (at Makkah). and wheresoever You people are, turn Your faces (in prayer) In that direction. Certainly, the people who were given the Scriptures is the Truth from their Lord. and Allâh is not unaware of what they do.”

SubhanAllah, Allah was just testing those who obey Muhammad, when he said to pray to Jerusalem.  Its so sad that when the people 1400 years ago learned their lesson, people today still have not learned the lesson.

InshAllah, I will post another chalange in the future.  For the mean time, find a verses that says the Qibla was in Jerusalem(hint: does not exist).  Credit goes to Allah all mighty and Sheykh Taqi Uthmani Hafidhullah, from whose book(The Authority of the Sunnah) where I got this information.