MORE ORTHODOX A MUSLIM THAN MUHAMMAD?
The seekers of the middle path who insist on interpolating at least a select number of hadiths in the great work must not deceive themselves. The addition of even one single hadith would gradually pave the way for the addition of the whole body of hadiths ever collected! There is a category of people who are clean-shaven although, in principle, they must wear a beard, who listen to music although they are supposed to turn a deaf ear to unlawful sounds; they even go so far as to establish radio stations and broadcast music; who engage women speakers and see that women deputies raise their voices in the Grand Assembly and sit side by side with men although there should in principle be segregation. They even argue in defense of sectarianism and fight against the Islam as presented in the Quran. There is a wide gap between what they advocate and their practices. They try to explain away their practices as a tactic for disseminating the message. Had the circumstances been favorable, they say, we could justify the sectarian views related to the growing of a beard, the prohibition of music and the segregation of women. The public at large, ignorant of the deductions based on hadiths and unable to assess the value of the explanations provided by the pseudo-sectarians are bound to reach false conclusions about Islam.