3) CEREMONIES ON THE OCCASION OF BIRTH
Hadith: The Prophet ordained that on the seventh day of a child’s birth his/her name be whispered in his/her ear, and be washed and cleansed and a sheep be sacrificed.
Tirmizi Adab, Abu Davud
The reader may not see any irrelevance in this hadith. Yet there is no prescription to this effect in the Quran. It follows that this hadith that has no place in the Quran is a contrivance. A fabricated hadith may be harmless, but so long as it adds something that does not exist among the religious prescriptions, it is concocted. The reason of some fabrications may be the attempt at giving the religion an attraction as we briefly mentioned in Chapter 5. However, no matter what the reason may be, to add what is of human origin to God’s word is nothing but treachery.
PAGE 2: 1) MATHEMATICALLY COMMENSURABLE PRAYERS?
PAGE 3: 2) BEWARE THE LEFT HAND!
PAGE 5: 4) SHOULD BLACK DOGS BE KILLED?
PAGE 6: 5) EATING IN GOLDEN AND SILVER PLATES PROHIBITED
PAGE 7: 6) PUNISHMENT FOR CUTTING A WOMAN’S FINGERS
PAGE 8: 7) CIRCUMCISION OF WOMEN
PAGE 9: 8.) MAGIC TREE! GIGANTIC MOLAR AND IMMENSE SKIN
PAGE 10: 9) PROPHET’S COMMANDING ABLUTION FOR THE EATER OF CAMEL FLESH
PAGE 11: 10) GHAZZALI’S PRESCRIPTION FOR SALVATION
PAGE 12: HOW TO RECONCILE THESE HADITHS WITH ISLAM?