The Qur’an Only Religion and their confusion in regards to Allah’s judgement.

 

“And if you differ in any matter among yourselves, then refer it back to Allah and His Messenger, if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day.” (Qur’an 4:59)

 

Say: “O People of the Book! ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel,and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.” It is the revelation that comes to you from your Lord,, that increases most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. But sorrow you not over (these) people without Faith.” (Qur’an 5:68)

 

I am not going to leave Islam for the shallow and vacuous federation of sects that are collectively known as the “Qur’an only religion.” A federation of competing sects that say we ignore what Allah (swt) says.

 

They themselves cannot even agree what the prayer is. They supposedly believe that Allah (swt) is clear. They supposedly believe that Allah (swt) wanted us to pray…..something….somehow…. That simply is not clarity.

 

 

Allah (swt) clearly told us to accept “all the revelation” that has come to us.

“So do you believe in part of the Scripture and disbelieve in part?” (Qur’an 2:85)

In reality these Qur’an rejectors (for that is what they are) do exactly this. They accept certain parts of the Qur’an and reject others. In fact I do not think it is right to even call them “Qur’an Only” because the truth is, they are Qur’an partially, which renders them disbelievers.

 

 

Whosoever judges not according to what Allah has sent down-they are the ungodly”. (Qur’an 5:47)

Whoso judges not according to what Allah has sent down-they are the un­believers”. (Qur’an 5:44)

Whoso judges not according to what Allah has sent down-they are the evil­doers”. (Qur’an 5:45)

Very powerful verses. Who ever does not judge according to what Allah has sent down are ungodly, unbelievers and evil-doers. An apt description for the Qur’an rejectors.

 

And what exactly is it that Allah has sent down?

 

Well, Allah (swt) has also sent down the following verses:

“And if you differ in any matter among yourselves, then refer it back to Allah and His Messenger, if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day.” (Qur’an 4:59)

 

Allah has also sent down the following:

It is not for any believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter, to have the choice in the affair. Whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has gone astray into manifest error”. (Qur’an 33:36)

 

When they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them, lo, a party of them swerve aside; but if they are in the right, they will come to him submissively. What, is there sickness in their hearts, or are they in doubt, or do they fear that Allah and his Messenger maybe unjust towards them ? Nay, but those-they are the wrongdoers”. (Qur’an 24:48-50)

 

All that the believers say, when they are called to Allah and His Messenger, to judge between them, is that they say, `We hear, and we obey’; those-they are the successful”. (Qur’an 24:51)

 

Allah AND his Messenger have decreed a matter. Allah AND his Messenger. Why the redundant language? Why not simply say Allah alone?

So do those who follow the Qur’an only religion (Qur’an rejectors) accept these verses or not? In reality they do not. They believe that the sovereign Creator of the universe uses redundant language! May Allah (swt) guide them!

They clearly do not judge by what Allah (swt) has sent down because in what Allah (swt) has sent down is the Qur’an which says that we are to submit to the judgement of Allah and his Messenger.

 

So let us unpack this. When we take the Qur’an as a whole. We can see that there is:

  1. The judgement of Allah (swt).

So judge between them according to what Allah has sent down, and do not follow their caprices”. (Qur’an 5:48)

  1. The judgement of the Messenger of Allah (swt).  

    If they come to you, judge you between them, or turn away from them; if you turn away from them, they will hurt you nothing; and if you judge, judge justly between them; Allah loves the just”. (Qur’an 5:42)

     

 

Both are sources of judgement.

However, the judgement of Muhammed (saw) can be over-ruled by the judgement of Allah (swt). We made this abundantly clear in our article here: https://primaquran.com/2019/08/08/the-soundness-of-the-prima-quran-view/

The judgement of the Blessed Prophet (saw) cannot over rule the judgement of Allah (swt).

 

Out of all judgements the judgement of Allah (swt) is the best and Allah (swt) has made that clear here:

Is it the judgement of the times of ignorance they are seeking? Yet who is fairer in judgement than Allah, for a people having conviction?” ( Qur’an 5:50)

Who is fairer in judgement than Allah. Again it is not that others cannot judge it’s just that Allah’s judgement is the best judgement and no one argue against that.

Just like the Qur’an no where , and I repeat no where says that we are to reject all the hadith, it simply tell us that there is no better hadith than that of Allah’s, and no one can argue against that.

 

Allah (swt) has made that clear that when he has given his judgement on a matter that is what we are to go by. Allah (swt) has made that clear here:

 

Surely We have sent down to thee the Book with the truth, so that you may judge between the people by that Allah has shown you. So be not an advocate for the traitors”. (Qur’an 4:105)

 

Which is exactly the Prima-Qur’an position. Not to not take anything above the Qur’an. The Qur’an is the filter.

 

So what about what Allah (swt) has not shown therein?

Well unlike what the Qur’an only religion teaches, we believe that Allah (swt) is very clear about this. Allah (swt) says:

But no, by you Lord! they will not believe till they make you the judge regarding the disagreement between them and then find in themselves no impediment touching your verdict, but surrender in full submission”. (Qur’an 4:65)

The above verses clearly explain the sacred duty of litigants in a disagreement or dispute are to take recourse to the Messenger of Allah (swt) and no other person. It also places upon the litigants the solemn duty of complete submission to his judgement.

 

What is interesting is that the followers of the “Qur’an only religion” also known as: Qur’an rejectors, is that take their own interpretations of the scripture as guidance and yet reject the guidance of the Messenger of Allah!


“O two companions of the prison! Are many different deities better, or Allah, the One, the Irresistible? You do not worship besides Him, except names which you and your forefathers have forged,
for which Allah has sent down no authority. The Judgement is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none except Him. That is the standard religion. But most of mankind do not know.” (Qur’an 12:39-40)

 

So is Allah (swt) saying that no one can judge but Allah?

 

That would be very weird to give human beings laws about punishing adulterers and fornicators, protecting the rights of orphans, property, bringing forth witnesses and testimony and having no court system, no laws and no judges.

Consume not your goods between you in vanity; neither proffer it to the judges, that you may sinfully consume a portion of other men’s goods, and that wittingly”. (Qur’an 2:188)

 

And if there should be a group among you who has believed in that with which I have been sent and a group that has not believed, then be patient until Allah judges between us. And He is the best of judges.” (Qur’an 7:87)

 

Allah (swt) has clearly mentioned other judges than him. First and foremost are the verses that have already been mentioned about the Blessed Prophet (saw) also being a judge.

 

Allah (swt) has clearly mentioned the steps that believers are to take when having disagreements.

 

“And if you differ in any matter among yourselves, then refer it back to Allah and His Messenger, if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day.” (Qur’an 4:59)

 

And whatever you are at variance on, the judgement thereof belongs to Allah. That then is Allah, my Lord; in Him I have put my trust, and to Him I turn penitent.” (Qur’an 42:10)

 

Just like those who have misrepresented the position of the Ibadi school in the following verses:

 

And if two factions among the believers should fight, then make settlement between the two. But if one of them oppresses the other, then fight against the one that oppresses until it returns to the ordinance of Allah . And if it returns, then make settlement between them in justice and act justly. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.” (Qur’an 49:9).

 

So it is not that we do not believe in arbitration but that we do not concede to arbitration on a matter in which Allah (swt) has already made arbitration. We seek the judgement and the guidance and the arbitration of the Blessed Messenger, the Prophet Muhammed (saw). We do this because it is the judgement of Allah (swt) that we do so on any matters in which Allah (swt) has not shown us.

It is not that no one on Earth has the ability to heal, but Allah is the best of healers.

It is not that no one on the Earth can assist, but that Allah is the best of healers.

It is not that no one on this earth can give love, but Allah is the best of those who give love.

It is not that no one on this earth can give mercy, but Allah is the best of those who give mercy.

It is not that we cannot take hadith, but that the hadith of Allah is the best.

It is not that we cannot take take from other sources that claim to be revelation , but Allah is regulator muhayminun over them.

It is not that we cannot take judgement from other than Allah, but that Allah’s is the best and final judgement.

 

Recently one of these followers of the Qur’an only religion has been commenting on on this site. I have approved its initial post and responded to it. However, it became quite caustic. They have shown again they have not thought deeply about matters such as:

 

Is the Qur’an created or uncreated. Is it the speech of Allah (swt) or not. The person responded, “The Qur’an is not God.” Such a simplistic attitude towards an issue that merits pensive reflection. It is hard to take followers of the Qur’an only religion seriously. Insh’Allah perhaps I will explore this and other issues where the Qur’an only religion sits on the sidelines and rails on and on about the hadith literature and contributes little else. Indeed they offer little else.

 

 

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