We have already seen that logic and the Quran negate most of the so-called hadiths. On the other hand, there are hadiths that contradict other hadiths. We have seen instances of this in Chapters 4 and 7. Our aim in this chapter is not to approve some of the hadiths that seem logical to us and deny others. Such an attempt would be tantamount to considering the Quran not self-sufficient and incomplete. If we deem the Quran to be self-sufficient, we must shun explanations in which the truth and falsehoods are intermixed. Our objective here is merely to prove that the hadiths chosen by people, who, in total disregard of the fact that hadiths cannot constitute a source for religion, by having recourse to deductive reasoning, involves many contradictions.
We have already seen in Chapter 4 the very existence of hadith books of the Sunni and Shiite sects that contradict the Prophet’s prohibiting of copying his sayings.
We asked permission to write down his sayings, but he refused it.
Tirmizi, Kitabul- Ilm
As we were engaged in copying hadiths, the Prophet came up and asked: “What are you copying?” We answered: “Your sayings.” “Do you want a book other than God’s book? Nations before you swerved from the right path because they wrote books other than the one revealed by God!”
Al Hatib Takyid