Hadiths Contradict the Quran


Omeed Gül


Hadiths Contradict the Quran
Hadiths Contradict the Quran

Hadith books may contain more details... but are those details helpful and consistent with the Qur'an? How does a believer decide between conflicting details? Does he just pick the word of his favorite mullah? If we follow the words of a particular, favorite imam, does that mean we're actually following the Prophet?

You may find dozens of hadiths in Sahih Muslim narrating that the Prophet Muhammad read al-Fatiha and bowed down, without reading any additional verses from the Qur'an. You will find many other hadiths claiming that the Prophet read this or that chapter after al-Fatiha. There are also many conflicting hadiths regarding ablution which is the source of different rituals among sects. Hadith, more or less of them compounding God's Word with contradictory details, cannot guide to the truth. It has become a necessary evil for ignorant believers and community leaders who manipulate them.

Hadith books narrate a silly story regarding the times of so-called Islamic prayer and its ordinance. The story of Mirage is one of the longest hadiths in the Bukhari. Reportedly, after getting frequent advice from Moses by going up and down between the sixth and seventh heaven, Muhammad negotiated with God to reduce the number of prayers from 50 times a day (one prayer for every 28 minutes) to 5 times a day. This hadith portrays Muhammad as a compassionate union leader saving his people from God's unmerciful and impossible demand.


  • The Prophet never urinated in a standing position. (Masnad Hanbal, 6/136, 192, 213)

  • The Prophet urinated in a standing position. (Bukhari, 4/60, 62)

  • A group from Ureyneh and Uqayleh tribes came to the Prophet, and he advised them to drink urine of camels. Later on, when they killed the Prophet’s shepherd, the Prophet seized them, gouged out their eyes, cut their hands and legs, and left them thirsty in the desert. (Bukhari, 56/152, Masnad Hanbal, 3/107, 163)

  • I am the most honorable messenger; on the Day of Judgement only I will think of my people. (Bukhari, 97/36)

  • Do not make any distinction among the messengers; I am not even better than Jonah. (Bukhari, 65/4, 5; Hanbal, 1/205, 242, 440)

  • Bad luck is in the woman, the horse, and the home. (Bukhari, 76/53)

  • If a donkey, a black dog or a woman passes in front of a praying person, his prayer is nullified. (Bukhari 8/102; Hanbal, 4/86)

  • The Prophet gave permission to kill children and women in war. (Bukhari, Jihad 146, Abu Dawood 113)

  • You shall kill all black dogs, because they are devils (Hanbal, 4/85; 5/54)

  • To prove His identity, God opened his legs and showed the Prophet His thigh. (Bukhari, 97/24); 10/129)

  • The parchment on which the verse about stoning to death for adultery was written, was eaten and abrogated by a goat. (Ibn Maajah, 36/1944; Hanbal, 3/61; 5/131, 132, 183; 6/269)

  • When the Prophet died, his armour had been pawned to a Jew for several pounds of barley. (Bukhari, 34/14, 33, 88; Hanbal 1/300; 6/42, 160, 230)

  • The punishment for cutting the fingers of a woman is to pay her: 10 camels for one finger; 20 camels for two fingers; 30 camels for three fingers, and 20 (twenty) camels for four fingers. (Hanbal, 2/182; Muwatta, 43/11)

  • The Prophet had been bewitched by a Jew, and for several days he did not know what he was doing. (Bukhari, 59/11; 76/47; Hanbal 6/57; 4/367)

  • Do not eat or drink with your left hand, because Satan eats and drinks with the left hand. (Hanbal, 2/8, 33)

  • The Prophet said: Do not write down anything from me except the Qur’an. Whoever has written down anything, must destroy it. (Muslim, Zuhd 72; Hanbal 3/12, 21, 39)

  • The Prophet ordered Amr Ibn Aas to write everything that he (the Prophet) speaks. (Hanbal, 2/162)

  • Umar said: Qur’an is enough for us. Do not write down anything from the Prophet. (Bukhari, Jihad 176; Jizya 6; Maghazi 83; Muslim, Wasiyya 20, 21, 22)