Hadith (حدیث) is an Arabic word; its plural form is Ahadith (احادیث), and it refers to assertions illustrated from someone whose authority is evident as the Holy Prophet ﷺ or a report gave based on his behavior in various situations. OR in other words, hadith is a compilation of the Prophet Muhammad’s sayings and teachings. It is the most essential aspect of Islamic religious laws.The Quran is the revelation given to Prophet Muhammed ﷺ. It was revealed in small chunks, a few verses at a time, over the course of 23 years (approximately).The Quran is the same today as it was revealed to Prophet Muhammed ﷺ without any mistake. Only the Quran, not Hadith, can be recited during prayer. The Holy Quran is the first source of Islamic law, while Hadith is the second.The Prophet ﷺ has guided us in every matter of life through his words and deeds. The Sunnah is the most genuine interpretation and clarification of Allah’s Word. . Hadith is divided into six major collections or books. These were accumulated by eminent scholars and Imams.
Outline of “Hadith of the Day” course:
- Types of Hadiths (Qudsi, Nabawi, Musnad, Muttasil, etc)
- Books of Ahadith
- Learn small and easy Hadith for kids
- Saying of hadith vs Quran
- Learn hadith about the five pillars of Islam (affirmation of faith, salah, zakat, fasting, and hajj)
- Jumma Hadith
- Daily life Hadith (Hadith about getting up early in the morning, Hadith about taking the initiative in Salam, Hadith about the rules of eating and sleeping, Hadith about travel and staying, Hadith on patience, Hadith on kindness)
- Hadith about love and anger
- Hadith about honesty
- Learn Hadith about relationships (Parents, Offspring, Neighbors, Relatives, Teachers, Friends, Husband and wife, Passenger)
- Hadith about the poor and the needy
- Hadiths about orphans
Six basic books of Hadith:
- The six books of Hadith and their authors are as given below:
- Bukhari (Imam al-Bukhaari)
- Muslim (Imam Muslim)
- Abu Dawud (Imam Abu Dawood)
- Tirimidhi (Imam al-Tirmidhi)
- Nasai (Imam al-Nasaai)
- Ibn Majah (Imaam Ibn Maajah)
Difference between Hadith and Sunnah
Both terms have similarities but different connotations and also different statuses in Quran.
- The term hadith is defined as “a narration of the words or deeds of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ.”
- Ahadith can be both authentic and unauthentic.
- Hadith have been written and explicated by the scholars of Islam. So, these are reliant upon their ways of thinking, character, memory, and brainpower
- The term Sunnah literally means “a smooth and beaten path.”
- Sunnah is called an independent source of Islam
- Sunnah is purely conferring to the practical aspects of Islam. For example, offering prayer, the performance of Hajj, giving Zakat, Nikah, wadu, and Tayammum
The Quran and Sunnah are Islam’s two primary sources. Only what is explained and contained in these two sources is referred to as Ahadith.