Hadith “If not for Muhammad I would not have created you [Adam]”

Finally, Dr. Rabi`a bin Hadi `Umayr al-Mudkhali gives a third footnote, saying: “I did not find a hadith marfu` that is an exact quote that the beginning of creation was on Sunday. But there are aathar from Ibn `Abbas, Ibn Mas`ud and `Abdullah ibn Sallaam that have been mentioned by Ibn Jareer in his Tareekh, 1/47. And the athar of Ibn `Abbas and Ibn Mas`ud, in it there is Isma`il ibn `Abdur Rahman as-Saddi, trustworthy? but he was accused of being Shi`i. And regarding the athar of Ibn Sallaam, in its isnad Abu Ma`ashar, Najeeh bin `Abdur Rahman as-Sindi is weak [da`eef] and in it `Abdullah ibn Saalih. I did not know who he is, and I think he is the writer of Layth, and if he is then he is weak [da`eef]….”

Here we see that Ibn Taymiyya is building a house of cards in order to prove that the hadith of al-Haakim “law laa Muhammadan maa khalaqtuk” is weak, through a series of Byzantine arguments whose major foundation here is seen to be without support. And this is to be seen in a major scholar to be a tremendous weakness and serious indication of corruption, and Allah knows best.

We see here that Ibn Taymiyya states that Muslim was wrong based on the fact that “those more knowledgable than him” disputed it, starting with Yahya bin Ma`een. SURPRISE THOUGH IT MAY BE, we find that YAHYA BIN MA`EEN DID NOT SPEAK AGAINST THIS HADITH AT ALL!!!

Ibn Taymiyya then tries to show that A HADITH NARRATED BY Imam Muslim was rejected by other scholars, “more knowledgable than him” and that the hadith Muslim narrated as sahih is not so, because Bukhari rejected it. We THEN FIND that in fact, Bukhari NARRATED IT HIMSELF.

On the contrary, the “hadith” “that the beginning of creation was on Sunday” which Ibn Taymiyya tries to use to support his argument AGAINST the hadith “Allah created soil on Saturday” is in fact no hadith at all but is an athar with no verifiable authenticity! And these are the words of a Wahabi muhaqqiq!

Now in a further footnote to this discussion of Ibn Taymiyya, on the hadith of Muslim by the Professor Rabi`a in which he says, “It was narrated by Muslim in the book ‘description of hypocrites and the laws relating to them’/chapter ‘the beginning of Creation’ hadith 27, and Ahmad 2/327, and Ibn Ma’een in at-Tareekh, 3/52 and Bayhaqi in‘al-‘asma was-siffaat‘, page 364.”

Here again we see how Ibn Taymiyya was using misleading arguments against Imam Muslim. Here it is clearly related by Ibn Ma`een, whereas Ibn Taymiyya said, “And some people who have more knowledge than him disputed that, like Yahya ibn Ma`een…”

Subhanallah! How much could a man have hated the Prophet (saws) so much to go to such deceitful lengths to weaken a hadith which honors the Prophet (saws) so magnificently, and showing that tawassul through him is acceptable!!!


Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

Peace and Blessings upon the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions

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