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Collection of recorded words/actions of Prophet Muhammad.
The writer says that the issue of intercession was settled by scholars a long time ago. He also stresses that this intercession is for Muslim believers only.
Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud Karima related the secrets of the conspiracy against the Sunna. He attacked the secularists who are trying to deny the Sunna and rely on the Holy Qur’an only under the guise of uncertainty of the Sunna because it is only conversations between the prophets or between the prophets and the great prophet Mohammed.
Concerning the case of Abd Al-Sabour Shahin [concerning his book: ’My father Adam’], the report of the Research Institute confirmed that the book is an example of Al-Ta’wil (interpretation and explanation) for some of the verses and the Hadiths. It is true that the author used his imagination to reach some conclusions, but that is not wrong. The author did not deny the Islamic beliefs, nor does he contradict the Holy Qur’an and the Sunna.
The author of this article contends that the public discussion of Islamic issues in newspapers leads to confusion in the minds of the public, leads to splits in the Islamic world, and serves the enemies of Islam. When there is an issue raised such as the intercession or the denial of the Sunna, it is better for the scholars to agree upon one opinion and then announce it to the people in order to prevent them becoming confused.
The controversy over the reality of Prophet Mohammed’s intercession on Doomsday has been dramatically aggravated after controversial thinker Dr. Moustafa Mahmoud repeatedly emphasized that there is no such a thing as intercession. His opinion stirred the emotions of Sheikhs and Muslim scholars who described his argument as nonsensical. Realizing the ferocity of the attack which his argument has stirred, Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud mitigated his tone by stressing that his opinion is based on his personal understanding of the Qur’an and that it is not binding on anybody.
Among the leading opponents to what Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud is saying about the non-existence of the intercession of the Prophet Muhammed and the rejection of the Sunna is Dr. Ahmed Omar Hashem, president of the prestigious Azhar University. In this interview with Al-Musawwar he tried to answer all the claims that had been raised against the Sunna and the intercession.
Delegations representing 75 Islamic countries and six international Islamic organizations passed recommendations urging greater inter-Islamic cooperation at the conclusion of a four-day conference last Friday [June 25, 1999].
Throughout the years of my studying, I have been appealing to the Qur’an as the most honest source that one can depend on. Lately, I have been attacked and imprisoned for this call of mine that to depend on the Holy Qur’an rather than the Sunna. I do not mean that I deny the truthfulness of the Sunna, but all what I mean is that no one can suspect the truthfulness of the Holy Qur’an.
The theological Islamic scholars warn against the sudden movement of ijtihaad [independent judgment on religious issues] that might arouse civil strife among the Muslims and the scholars. Dr. Abd Al-Sabour Marzouq, the secretary general of the Council of Islamic Affairs, says that the one who produces these independent judgments must have full knowledge of the rules of the Holy Qur’an, the ability of discovering the right judgment among them, know the judgments of the Sunna, and lastly be quite aware of the rules of the Arabic language.
Some people believes that the Sunna is a revelation from God. Others believe that it is only the work of the Prophet Mohammed.