What is Hadith Qudsi?
The main source of Islamic Shari’ab is Qur’an which is revealed in the exact Words of Allah ..HJr hence it is termed as Wahy Matlu (Oft-recited Revelation in Allah’s Words). Quran covers the Divine orders, guiding principles and other facts in a general form. The second source is Hadith which are the Traditions of the Prophet (peace be upon him ).
Ahadith inform us about the practical aspects of Divine commandments for human life and provide explanations and demonstrations of the basic principles
outlined by Allah . In fact Ahadith are the sayings, deeds and approvals of the Prophet ( (peace be upon him ) under Divine guidance, so these are termed as Wahy Ghair Matlu or Wahy Marvi (Revelation narrated in the words of the Prophet (peace be upon him ). Thus Ahadith are an indispensable to a Muslim as the Qur’ an is to understand Islam and act according to it.
Some Ahadith hold a distinct place and are termed as Ahadith Qudsi (Sacred Traditions). Generally Ahadith are traced back to the Prophet (peace be upon him) as regards their authority, but the authority in Ahadith Qudsi is attributed to Allah through the Prophet (peace be upon him ). The distinction
between the Qur’ an and Ahadith Qudsi is that the Qur’ an is in the direct wording of Allah as from Al-Lauh Al-Mahfu: (the Preserved Tablet) while Ahadith Qudsi are from Allah as to the meaning and from the Prophet as to the wording.
These are some Ahadith Qudsi relating to the important aspects of daily life . May mercy and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, Companions and all who follow him.
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