Hadith: A Re-evaluation is a book by Kassim Ahmad (or Ahmed). In it he writes that the hadith books in Shia and Sunni Islam were introduced without any. Title, Hadith: A Re-Evaluation. Author, Kassim Ahmad. Publisher, Monotheist Productions International, ISBN, , Length, HADITH. A RE-EVALUATION. By. Kassim Ahmad. Translated from the Malay original by. Syed Akbar Ali. TABLE OF CONTENTS. CHAPTER I Introduction.

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Similarly, the 19th-century conflict between science and religion has passed away The main thesis of the book is that Hadith has been compiled without permission, either from the prophet, or from the four Righteous Caliphs for fear of confusing it with the Quran, the first source of Islam. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source.

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Following him and the early Muslim generations, we can also achieve success, far greater than any human society had ever achieved. In which hadith besides the revelations of God, do they believe? This mistake has been committed by all religious communities, not excepting the Muslims. This is what God has explained in the following verses: Although the religion is the same, the laws whmad by Muhammad are different from those brought by Jesus and Moses. Bude added it Nov 12, At least, the West has some tangible ahmav which it can call its own.

‘Aḥsana’ (the) best ‘l-Hadīthi’: HADITH: A RE-EVALUATION by Kassim Ahmad

I recommend this book for all Muslims, and even non-Muslims. The Great Holy Book is enough. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Malay language and literature, but also read widely in political science and Islamic philosophy.

This was the period of the political infighting and hadit alignment of the various power-blocs among the inheritors of the Prophet’s legacy. Its a pity that this book was banned in Malaysia where the author was born as soon as it got published.


The same thing applies to the secular intelligentsia: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? So let us look at history.

He further argues that hadlth hadith were a product of human politics. Soon after this came the factional fighting, the moral decay and the demise of the Muslim pre-eminence. This triumph shall be achieved in no small respect due to this easily readable and coherently argued book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

However, some three hundred years after his death, the religious leaders instituted a new doctrine not taught by him that he was the Son of God! Saroona Alh is currently reading it Mar z, Is there no “Second Comings” for us, for mankind? Get a history book. The contradictions between the Quran and many hadiths, the Prophet’s ruling against hadith collections, the hilarious way they were collected, the fallacy that somehow Bukhari’s collection can be above criticism and finally the Quran THE supreme and ONLY authority stating that it is the only relevant hadith; ‘These are God’s revelations that we recite for you with the truth.

Muslims especially need to read the Aumad — just to read it in any language of their choice if a translation exists in that language. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Why did this happen? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Email required Address never made public. ComiXology Thousands of Evaluahion Comics. In response to t This book is under eighty pages but so boring. Except for an honorary doctorate in Letters conferred by the National University of Malaysia, the country has not seen fit to honor this great public intellectual.

There will be no Second Coming of Christ and neither will there be any superhuman savior to save the world. Our religious scholars who, all this while, have been trained according to the medieval method of rote learning only in religious knowledge, must master the important sciences, according to the modern critical and historical method, to evvaluation them to have an integrated knowledge of the world.


But one should err on the side of caution in employing this. In it he challenged the traditional interpretation and made the hitherto hero Hang Tuah as nothing more than a palace hack, and elevated the anti-hero Hang Jebat as the true hero, willing to Kassim Ahmad is Malaysia’s foremost thinker and philosopher.

Between the turbans and the modern suits and even the post-modern Islamists, the common denominator is the empty rhetoric which, without any material and intellectual backing to it, these Muslims are perhaps in a worse-off situation than the West.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged hadithKassim AhmadMalaysiaquran. Naqib marked it as to-read May 27, There is no need at all to feel intimidated or over-awed.

To let ourselves drift aimlessly in confusion, backwardness, degradation and disunity that have plagued us all these thousand years? Are we brave enough to admit our mistake, retrace our steps and make amends? This should be plain. Lists with This Book. The hadith was lassim instated during the time of the Prophet.


To build ebaluation second Islamic civilization that will doubtless be far superior to the first because it will be the combined efforts of all united humanity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sahih Bukhari was collected about hundred years after Muhammad died!

This phenomenon is no stranger to Islam.

His main thesis is that the hadith have caused the Muslims to decline and so Muslims should reject them and some other reasons they should be rejected.