6) DRINKING WATER
The first contradictory hadith: Drinking water while standing was prohibited by the Prophet.
The second contradictory hadith: I saw the Prophet drinking water standing like you and me.
The first hadith above received greater approval among the public although it clashed with the second one. Today we observe among the followers of practices of traditional Islam, people drinking water in the sitting position and in three gulps, expecting thereby to have performed a pious act.