- “And of the people is he who purchase idle tales (lahwa alhadeeth) to mislead from the way of Allah without knowledge and who takes it in ridicule. Those will have a humiliating punishment.” (Holy Qur’an 31:6)
Hadith that attack Ibn Abbas and his scholarship!
“I Heard Ibn ‘Abbas say: “The Prophet of Allah said: ‘If the son of Adam possessed a valley of gold he would want another, Nothing fills the soul of the son of Adam but dust, Allah forgives whom he likes.” Ibn Abbas says: “I did not know if it was part of the Qur’an or not.” (Ahmad b. Hanbal, Musnad a-Imam Ahmad b Hanbal, V, no. 3501 p. 451)
The companion and scholar lauded by all as being the most knowledgeable of tafsir was not even able to distinguish if certain words were a part of the Holy Qur’an! This hadith attacks Ibn Abbas, and cast aspersions on his scholarship!
“And if you are in doubt of what We have sent down to Our (faithful) Servant (Muhammad), then bring forth one Sura the like thereof, and call your witnesses other than Allah, if you are truthful.” (Holy Qur’an 2:23)
What good is this challenge if people like Ibn Abbas cannot even distinguish if something is Qur’an or not?
Wake up people!