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تجديد الخطاب الديني وتخاريف البخاري or renewal of the Islamic sources (external to the Qur'an) and al-Bukhari's drivel

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 23, 2014 at 12:00

Dr. Pipes

In the past few days and Egyptian TV there were many debates about the fact that al-Buklhari's Sahih: Is it or is it not real transmission of what went on in 7th century Arabia and how one can explain the many traditions that do not make sense as you shall see

Muslims have always realized that you can like or hate al-Bukhari but you cannot deny that without his Sahih Muslims would have no guide about very basic concepts in Islam the likes of how to get ready for praying and how to pray and when to pray and what the Hajj is all about and the reason is the Qur'an is almost silent as strange as it might sound about how to pray or how to perform the Hajj

There is no doubt that what brought the recent attack on al-Bukhari, and the demand to re-examine the primary sources of Islam, was hadith the breast feeding of the adult and the question was if this was for real (which it is) then what else is in Sahih al-Bukhari that does not make sense and in the links I will provide the debate was about the likes of the strange hadith of عذاب القبر والثعبان الاقرع or "The suffering (of dead Muslims) in the tombs and the bald snake" which really does not make any sense

And in a country like Egypt where showing your own grief and emotions in puplic when you lose a beloved parent or child now al-Bukhari is really saying that the dead will be punished by Allah if his family grief for him'her this just did not make sense

There is also the tradition that Muhammad was under the control of black magic for may be 40 days while receiving revelations from Allah and this does not make any sense either

There is also the infamous hadith about the "Satanic Verses"

Or the hadith about Muhammad and as per al-Bukhari tried to committ suicide here is the Hadith so no one can say that we kuffar make things up and indeed the tilte is

(صحيح البخاري) يتهم النبي محمد بمحاولة الإنتحار


Or Sahid al-Bukhari accuses the Prophet Muhammad of trying to committ suicide

And there is also the bizarre Hadith where Muhammad is supposed to have told one of his followers to go and bite the penis of his father!

They also address in the debate the contradictions in the ahadith where let us say Aisha would quote Muhammad then Omar would also quote Muhammad in regard to the same issue and Aisha says Muhammad said yes and Omar says Muhammad said no or the exact opposite

The name of the Sheikh that is exposing these strange traditions in al-Bukhari is شيخ محمد عبد الله نصر or Sheikh Muhammad Abdallah Naser and he is an amazing and very brave man and here is a short version of the debate in Qanat al-Fara'een


And here is a long version (about 3 hours) on واءل الابراشي Wael el-Ibrashi's news program


Such debates would not have taken place before the Egyptian revolution of Jan 2011

Would this lead to reforming of Islam? Well as the French people would say on va attendre


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