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This Cursed Hadith of the So-Called Five Pillars of Islam


This Cursed Hadith of the So-Called Five Pillars of Islam

Was published in Arabic in January, 13, 2016

Translated by Ahmed Fathy


Firstly: a false cursed hadith:

1- We serve God and draw nearer to Him by cursing and exposing such a falsehood learned by rote by children in the schools of the Muhammadans who assume the authenticity of such lies called hadiths. Such cursed falsehood of the five pillars (i.e. in Arabic arkan Pl. and rukn sing.) is one of the main causes that lead to the misguidance of the Muhammadans until now. This false hadith is found in the tomes of Al-Bokhari; it is never mentioned in the book ascribed to Malik, the imam who lived in Yathreb a century before Al-Bokhari was born! Who come than Ibn Berzaweih the Magi, aka Al-Bokhari, who lived in Middle Asia and claimed to hear this hadith from Ibn Omar who lived in Yathreb, in Arabia! Ibn Omar is assumed by the Sunnites to be among the so-called followers (the generations who followed the so-called companions of the Prophet Muhammad). This man called Ibn Omar is assumed by the Sunnite clergymen and imams to be among the famous 'trusted' narrators of the so-called hadiths. Yet, Malik's book does not contain such hadith of the assumed five pillars!

2- This hadith is false not just because Quranists refuse all hadiths and oral and written narrations of all types, but also because the term "pillar'' is a theological term not found at all in the Quran. This theological term of the so-called fiqh emerged first in the third century A.H. at the time when Al-Bokhari was alive. All theologians at the time tended to form notions and write definitions and 'pillars' of any issue. Hence, we assert that Al-Bokhari forged and fabricated this hadith using theological terms, and he tried to added assumed authenticity to it by claiming to have heard it from so and so until the Umayyad narrator until the so-called followers and Ibn Omar who narrated it from the so-called companions! The Arabic term: rukn is found in the Quran with a totally different meaning; it does not mean pillar or any theological notion as used in this cursed hadith. Let us examine the Arabic term and its derivations in the Quranic text (in italics). "He said, "If only I had the strength to stop you, or could rely on some strong support."" (11:80). Here, it means a supporter among strong human beings. "But he turned away with his position, and said, "A sorcerer or a madman."" (51:39). Here, it means a location or stance.  "And do not incline towards those who do wrong, or the Fire may touch you; …" (11:113). Here, it means to lean toward someone who cannot be trusted due to being unjust. God says to Muhammad: "Had We not given you stability, you might have inclined towards them a little." (17:74). Here, it means to respond to the polytheists and fulfill their requests.

3- This false hadith ascribed falsely to Prophet Muhammad after his death begins with the strange phrase: "Islam is built on five pillars…" and we have the right to pose the question: who did build Islam?! If the Sunnites answer us by saying: Almighty God, we respond by posing another question: where is the Quranic verse that asserts the so-called five pillars? What if they are more or less than five?! How could you ever know for certain?! No verse affirms that meaning of this false hadith at all. The Only One Who has the right to speak in the name of Islam is Almighty God in the Quran: "To Him belongs everything in the heavens and the earth; and to Him religion is due alone and always. Do you, then, fear anyone other than God?" (16:52). Hence, God is the Sole Owner of all heavens and the earth and all creatures forever. God Almighty owns religion and eternal Truth: i.e. the Quran revealed to Muhammad. The prophet used to follow the Quran only with no other sources and books whatsoever. The prophet's only mission was to convey the message of the Quran, and he never gave us anything but the Quran to follow. He never uttered any hadiths or theology! He cannot compete with the Lord and the Quranic verses by inventing other rules, sayings, narratives...etc. Hence, the so-called notion of five pillars is not to be found at all in the Quran. Consequently, this notion does not pertain to Islam. The Arabic verb "build" and its derivatives in the Quran comes in a tangible sense; see 2:22, 40:64, 91:5, 51:74, 50:6 and 38:37.


Secondly: This cursed hadith harms the true faith in Islam: the testimony of (La Ilah Ila Allah): (There is no God but Allah):

1- The divine, celestial message of Islam, the true religion of God, began with Adam and other prophets in the languages of their peoples in every era: "We never sent any messenger except in the language of his people, to make things clear for them…" (14:4). All the messages of prophets before the Quran asserts the testimony of Islam: "We never sent a messenger before you without inspiring him that: "There is no god but I, so worship Me."" (21:25). The last message of God, the Quran, asserts the same fact; God says to Muhammad in the Quran: "Know that there is no deity but God…" (47:19). Thus, the celestial religion is one to all prophets despite their different tongues and scriptures. All scriptures have one source: Almighty God: "We have inspired you, as We had inspired Noah and the prophets after him. And We inspired Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs, and Jesus, and Job, and Jonah, and Aaron, and Solomon. And We gave David the Psalms." (4:163). Hence, all the norms of divine legislations are the same: "He prescribed for you the same religion He enjoined upon Noah, and what We inspired to you, and what We enjoined upon Abraham, and Moses, and Jesus: "You shall uphold the religion, and be not divided therein."…" (42:13).

2- Usually, after the death of a prophet of God, divisions and groupings took place due to difference: "This nation of yours is one nation, and I am your Lord, so fear Me. But they tore themselves into sects; each party happy with what they have." (23:52-53). "This community of yours is one community, and I am your Lord, so worship Me. But they splintered themselves into factions. They will all return to Us." (21:92-93). Hence, the Quran asserts the only and true testimony in Islam and warns against differences and deviations away from the only divine source of guidance: "God bears witness that there is no god but He, as do the angels, and those endowed with knowledge-upholding justice. There is no god but He, the Mighty, the Wise. Religion of God is Islam. Those to whom the Scripture was given differed only after divine knowledge came to them, out of greed and envy among themselves…" (3:18-19). Quranists use 3:18 in their five daily prayers as the testimony of Islam said in prayers, instead of the polytheistic Sunnite version of prayers' testimony that mentions Muhammad and the so-called saints.

3- The same groupings and deviations and subdivisions into parties occurred after the death of Muhammad, he has been deified and sanctified as 'holy' and above all his precedents among all prophets. This erroneous polytheistic notion, of course, runs contrary to the divine command in the Quran not to differentiate among God' messengers and prophets; see 2:136, 2:285, 3:83-85. Such notion is unbelief or disbelief; see 4:150-152. The Muhammadans (i.e., the Sunnites, the Shiites, and the Sufis) have made Muhammad after his death the Lord of all human beings! He was made the Lord and Master of all prophets of God! They added another part in the testimony: "Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah". Such false notions are Sunnite additions and do not belong to Islam (i.e., the Quran) at all.


Thirdly: This cursed hadith wastes away Islamic piety and Islamic acts of worship:

1- Piety is the essence of divine religion to all humanity. Piety is the salient base of all celestial messages in all tongues. All prophets mentioned in the Quran advised their peoples to observe piety; see Chapters 23, 26, and 37, among others, in the Quran. The Quran asserts that no one will enter into eternal Paradise except the truly pious: "Such is Paradise which We will give as inheritance to those of Our servants who are pious." (19:63). The pious of Paradise are contrasted with dwellers of Hell in the following context: "Those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in throngs…" (39:71), "And those who observed piety and devoutness to their Lord will be led to Paradise in throngs…" (39:73). Hence, the pious are not merely believers; they are pious devout believers.

2- The cursed hadith of the so-called five pillars wastes and annuls acts of worship by making the Muhammadans ignore them and ignore their chief aim: piety. "O people! Worship your Lord who created you and those before you, that you may attain piety." (2:21). Concerning prayers, we read: "…perform the prayer. The prayer prevents indecencies and evils…" (29:45). Concerning fasting, we read: "O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become righteous." (2:183). Concerning pilgrimage: "And carry out the Hajj and the Umrah for God …And remain conscious of God, and know that God is stern in retribution. The Hajj is during specific months. Whoever decides to perform the Hajj-there shall be no sexual relations, nor misconduct, nor quarrelling during the Hajj. And whatever good you do, God knows it. And take provisions, but the best provision is righteousness. And be mindful of Me, O people of understanding." (2:196-197).

3- The Sunnite creed has made acts of worship as targets in themselves with no piety whatsoever; such acts are for the Muhammadans mere superficial performance and movements used for hypocrisy and gaining money by being professional preachers/imams/clergymen etc. who earn a lot. Moreover, acts of worship of the Muhammadans lead to sins: as long as a Muhamadan performs prayers, he/she can commit any sins prohibited in the Quran and corruption acts and can eat from ill-gotten money! That is why the most evil people in a given society of the Muhammadans are the religious ones who adhere to the earthly, man-made creeds of the Sunnites, the Shiites, and the Sufis, who insist on certain headwear and dress codes for men, women, and clergymen, carrying all overt tools and using all paraphernalia (puckered skin on the front of the face, rosaries, miswak, prayer's rugs, djellaba, headwear…etc.), yet, they are human devils due to their corrupt actions in life. This applies mainly to Wahabi clergymen who vomit their venomous theology that includes this cursed hadith of the so-called five pillars.


Fourthly: this cursed hadith removes all piety in Islamic legislations in the Quran:

1- All Islamic legislations in the Quran ought to be applied in piety, as we find in the following verses. In case of killing those who committed murder: "There is life for you in retaliation for the killed ones, O people of understanding, so that you may be pious." (2:179). In case of defensive wars: "The sacred month for the sacred month; and sacrilege calls for retaliation. Whoever commits aggression against you, retaliate against him in the same measure as he has committed against you. And be conscious of God, and know that God is with the pious." (2:194). In dealing justly with the divorcees: "When you divorce women, and they have reached their term, either retain them amicably, or release them amicably. But do not retain them to hurt them and commit aggression. Whoever does that has wronged himself. And do not take God's revelations for a joke. And remember God's favor to you, and that He revealed to you the Scripture and Wisdom to teach you. And fear God, and know that God is aware of everything." (2:231). In having sex with one's spouse: "Your women are cultivation for you; so approach your cultivation whenever you like, and send ahead for yourselves. And fear God, and know that you will meet Him…" (2:223).

2- Without piety, application of Quranic sharia may be used unjustly; defensive wars have turned into aggression against the innocent ones, contrary to the Quranic warning: "And fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not commit aggression; God does not love the aggressors." (2:190). The Sunnite creed notions are unjust to married women. Injustice is abhorred by God as we read in the Quran. Yet, injustice is the mot d'ordre in Sunnite legislations.


Fifthly: This cursed hadith wastes away the Islamic orders and commands in the Quran:

 This cursed hadith falsely claim that divine commands are restricted and confined to five items: the testimony, prayers, fasting, zakat, and pilgrimage, in total disregard to other commands and orders in the Quranic text, such as follows.

1- The perusal of the Quran and listening to it: "When the Quran is recited, listen to it, and pay attention, so that you may experience mercy." (7:204). "And to recite the Quran…" (27:92). "Those who recite the Book of God, and perform the prayer, and spend of what We have provided for them, secretly and publicly, expect a trade that will not fail." (35:29). "And recite what was revealed to you from the Book of your Lord…" (18:27). "Recite what is revealed to you of the Scripture…" (29:45). "Perform the prayer at the decline of the sun, until the darkness of the night; and the Quran at dawn. The Quran at dawn is witnessed. And keep vigil with it during parts of the night, as an extra prayer. Perhaps your Lord will raise you to a laudable position." (17:78-79). God addresses Muhammad in the Quran by saying the following: "Your Lord knows that you stay up nearly two-thirds of the night, or half of it, or one-third of it, along with a group of those with you. God designed the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to sustain it, so He has pardoned you. So read of the Quran what is possible for you. He knows that some of you may be ill; and others travelling through the land, seeking God's bounty; and others fighting in God's cause. So read of it what is possible for you, and observe the prayers, and give regular charity, and lend God a generous loan. Whatever good you advance for yourselves, you will find it with God, better and generously rewarded. And seek God's forgiveness, for God is Forgiving and Merciful." (73:20).

2- Glorification and praise of God in all times: "O you who believe, remember God with frequent remembrance. And glorify Him morning and evening." (33:41-42). "So bear patiently what they say, and celebrate the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting. And during the hours of the night glorify Him, and at the borders of the day, that you may be satisfied." (20:130). ''So endure what they say, and proclaim the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before sunset. And glorify Him during the night, and at the end of devotions.'' (50:39-40). "So patiently await the decision of your Lord, for you are before Our Eyes; and proclaim the praises of your Lord when you arise. And glorify Him during the night, and at the receding of the stars." (52:48-49). "And remember your Lord within yourself, humbly and fearfully, and quietly, in the morning and the evening, and do not be of the neglectful." (7:205).


Sixthly: This cursed hadith wastes away all Islamic values in the Quran:

1- Justice and charity: "God commands justice, and goodness, and generosity towards relatives. And He forbids immorality, and injustice, and oppression. He advises you, so that you may take heed. Fulfill God's covenant when you make a covenant, and do not break your oaths after ratifying them. You have made God your guarantor, and God knows what you do." (16:90-91). "O you who believe! Stand firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even if against yourselves, or your parents, or your relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, God takes care of both. So do not follow your desires, lest you swerve. If you deviate, or turn away-then God is Aware of what you do." (4:135).  "O you who believe! Be upright to God, witnessing with justice; and let not the hatred of a certain people prevent you from acting justly. Adhere to justice, for that is nearer to piety; and fear God. God is informed of what you do." (5:8). "We sent Our messengers with the clear proofs, and We sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that humanity may uphold justice…" (57:25).

2- The spread and domination of the Sunnite creed, which is claimed falsely by clergymen to be 'true' Islam, is the main cause of prevalent injustice in all countries of the Muhammadans. We have written countless articles about the real main values of the Quran: justice, liberty, freedom, and charity. These values are applied in the West countries, but they are nonexistent in the countries of the Muhammadans who, instead of believing in the Quran alone as the only source of guidance in Islam, adhere steadfastly and staunchly to fabricated hadiths, lies, and falsehoods as well as man-made theology that includes this cursed hadith.   

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