[PDF.ePUB.MOBI] Understanding the Hadith The Sacred Traditions of Islam Author Ram Swarup – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[PDF.ePUB.MOBI]  Understanding the Hadith The Sacred Traditions of Islam Author Ram Swarup – serv3.3pub.co.uk [Download] ➶ Understanding the Hadith The Sacred Traditions of Islam ✤ Ram Swarup – Serv3.3pub.co.uk Noted Indian writer and polymath Ram Swarup explores the meaning of Islam through the words of the Sahih Muslim considered by Muslims to be one of the most authoritative of the collections of traditio Noted Indian writer and Hadith The Epub â polymath Ram Swarup explores the meaning of Islam through the words of the Sahih Muslim considered by Muslims to be one of the most authoritative of the collections of traditions Arabic Hadith about the life of the Prophet Muhammad Like the Koran these traditions are believed to be divinely revealed by Allah Understanding the MOBI :ç and they complement the verses of the Koran in many cases expanding upon them and explaining the context of their revelation As Swarup notes in his introduction to Muslims the Hadith literature represents the Koran in action stories of revelation made concrete in the life of the Prophet Among the orthodox they are considered as sacred as the Hadith The PDF/EPUB ½ the Koran itself Swarup is plainly skeptical of the claim that the Hadith literature is divinely inspired In the introduction he says The Prophet is caught as it were in the ordinary acts of his life sleeping eating mating praying hating dispensing justice planning expeditions and revenge against his enemies The picture that emerges is hardly flattering the Hadith The Sacred Traditions eBook ☆ One is left to wonder how the believers generation after generation could have found this story so inspiring The answer is that the believers are conditioned to look at the whole thing through the eyes of faith To them morality derives from the Prophet's actions his actions determine and define morality The Sahih Muslim a massive work consisting of traditions divided into chapters is hardly accessible to the average reader; so Swarup uotes representative selections that touch upon the main tenets of Islam faith purification prayer fasting pilgrimage marriage and divorce crime and punishment religious wars jihad paradise hell repentance and many other features of the religion To non Muslims this work provides many insights into the mindset of the average Muslim who is raised on these traditions about Muhammad It also underscores the gulf that exists between the sanctum of orthodox Islam and an increasingly secularized Westernized world.


1 thoughts on “Understanding the Hadith The Sacred Traditions of Islam

  1. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    This book is hatchet job on the Islamic religion written by a Hindu who has read the Hadith in English and in Urdu Ostensibly Swarup has taken the key points from the multiple volumes of the Hadith in order to give the reader an understanding of Islam The result is a horrifying picture of Islam Mohammed is presented as lecherous blood thirsty opportunistic superstitious and given to capricious pronouncements that would then become enshrined in fi ie Islamic JurisprudenceThe extracts that Swarup pulls from the Haddith are often comical and often horrifying The prophet is against chess and dogs He appears to be obsessed with enforcing his right to choose from war booty before any of his followers He is an aggressive warrior who often massacres all his prisoners He prescribes ritualistic prayer but has no notion of using prayer to establish a personal relationship with God He cheerfully orders hands to be amputated from thieves fornicators to be whipped and adulteresses to be stoned Before going to the married bed the man and wife must bath to be in a state of ritual purity If they decide to make love a second time that night they do not need to bathe again but are reuired to wash their sexual organs before committing a second act The prophet's last bride was nine years old when he consummated the marriageSwarup is a Hindu who appears bent on showing Islam in the worst possible light His book is a nasty polemic Other balanced writers on Islam have acknowledged many of the contentious pronouncements that Mohammed made his life As a practicing Catholic I feel that the religion which I subscribe to offers a far better means of discerning the will of God and am grateful Jesus for having asked to follow in his footsteps Thus I am by no means a Muslim but I feel that Swarup's attack on Islam is absolutely scurrilous However many people love scurrilous books and you might be one of them


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