CHRISTIAN INTERPOLATIONS AND PROMINENT FABRICATORS
Tamim ad Dari and Ibn Jurayr are two prominent figures that interpolated legends of Christian origin. Among these legends those that are related to the Antichrist, Satan, the Angel of Death, heaven and hell are more prominent. Legends about Christ also are to be seen among them. We can quote the following hadiths to illustrate this:
God’s Messenger gathered the public and spoke to them: “By God, I have not convened you here to scare you or enjoin you anything. Now hear: Tamim ad Dari was a Christian. He came to me and expressed his desire to be converted into Islam and he told me: ‘He had boarded a vessel with thirty monstrous lepers. Having had a ghastly time with a rough sea they ended by landing on an island in the midst of the ocean. No sooner had they set foot on this island than they encountered an animal whose body was covered with an abundance of hair that made it impossible to distinguish his front from his back. That animal that introduced itself as Cesase suggested they go and see a man in the monastery. When Tamim and his companion entered the monastery, they set eyes upon a creature of gigantic size chained from top to toe. The man who listened to their story and learned that they were Arabs interrogated them on many an issue. He ended by asking one last question: “Tell me the latest news of the Prophet of the ignorant community?” They answered: “He left Mecca for Medina.” And to the question ”Did he fight against the Arabs?” the answer provided was ”Ye.”. Then he went on asking: “What has been the behavior of the Prophet against them?” They replied: “He overcame the Arabs and subjected them.” Whereupon the man revealed his identity: “I am the Antichrist; my time is near. I shall soon be released, and then I shall have the opportunity to visit the earth within a space of time of forty days, and there will be no town left unvisited except Mecca and Medina. For, those two towns have been banned to me. If I dare make an entry into any one of them, an angel with a sword in hand will bar the way.” Having said this, the Prophet struck the altar with his scepter and said: “Here it is. The Medina! The Medina!”
Muslim-Fiten, Abu Davud-K.Melahun, Ýbn Maja- K.Fiten
This hadith is quoted in the works of Muslim, Abu Davud and Ibn Maja, works that have been declared as the best. A person who refutes the authenticity of this hadith quoted by Muslim is declared an infidel, and a person who confirms the authenticity of it is considered a faithful follower of the sunna and the Prophet. Here we have another hadith having its origin in Christian legends:
Satan wounded every man at their birth. However, he failed to hurt Christ, son of Mary.
Bukhari-K.Badul Halk, Hanbal
While this hadith extols Christ, the rest of mankind including the Prophet Muhammad is declared wounded. There are also unseemly hadiths that tell that the Prophet’s heart had been operated on five times so that he might be cleansed of the black clot of blood from the wound caused by Satan. Bukhari and Hanbal, the founder of the Hanbali sect, give this account- the hadith that the most reliable book of hadiths contains!