REASONS FOR ADDING TO THE ESTABLISHING RELIGION AND FOR INVENTION OF HADITHS
5) FABRICATORS WHO TRIED TO JUSTIFY THEIR SECTS AND IDEAS
Removed from the original pattern of Islam, people took man’s word for the word of God; this gave rise to wide divergences in Islamic concepts. Conflicting conclusions and dissensions led to the formation of schools or sects. People estranged from the true source of religion, the Quran, became partisans of factions. In this attempt, to justify their arguments and influence the public, they felt the need to base themselves on the hadiths fabricated to praise their respective sects while disparaging others. To give you an example, the following is a hadith fabricated by the members of the Hanafi sect: “Among my community an imam by the name of Shafi will rise. He is a fiend and his influence will be detrimental, worse than Satan’s. Among the members of my community a person by the name of Abu Hanafi will rise and he will be the light of my community” (Ibn Arrak, Tenzihus Sharia). On the other hand, the partisans of Imam Shafi did not remain idle; they also concocted hadiths. “The Quraish scholar (Imam Shafi) will spread his wisdom over the earth.” Then came the turn of the partisans of Imam Maliki and did not fail to declare their hadith. “A day will come when the necks of camels will be cut (long distances will be covered) and there will be no one wiser than the scholar of Medina” (Imam Maliki).
Abu Raja Muhriz, an old member of the Kadiriya order of dervishes, said: “Don’t let any hadith be transmitted from any member of Kadirie; for we fabricated hadiths with a view to drawing people to our sect, hoping thereby to perform a laudable and pious act. In this way I enrolled four thousand souls” (Ar jarhu we’l tadi’l).