THE CONCEPT OF SUNNA
THE QURAN ALSO INCLUDES THE SUNNA
We don’t deny that we have to act according to sunna. But this sunna (the acts and the lifestyle of the Prophet) is what has been described in the Quran. The fact that the Prophet was a messenger of God, that he himself did not invent a religion, that he kept on preaching to the believers the true religion he had received, that his morals were impeccable, that he was of devout character and that he fought for the cause of Islam are told in the Quran. All the moral principles preached in the Quran were also those of the Prophet himself. Prayer, fasting, generosity, ceaseless reciting of God’s name, meditation on the creation, thanksgiving, outspokenness, patience, exodus if need be, reliability, honesty, bravery, love and respect for God are among the sunnas of the Prophet. All these merits are mentioned in the Quran. Growing a beard, wearing a robe, discriminating colors of clothing, choosing food, following Arab customs, describing personal likes and dislikes that have nothing to do with religion do not come within the scope of the Quran; they are the consequence of Arabian racism being put into the brains of believing people.
115 – The word of your Lord is complete in truth and in justice. None can change His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower.
6 The Cattle, 115
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