Friday 6 October 2023

Collection of Hadith e Qudsi (حدیثِ قُدسی) attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

We have been sharing sayings attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, called Hadiths, selected from a large reservoir of Hadiths by some of the leading and most authentic Hadith collectors of Muslim history. Many of these Hadiths are authentic, while many others are weak or good with some semblance of authenticity.

However, there are about forty hadiths from the large reservoir which are known as Hadith e Qudsi. These Hadiths are directly attributed to Allah. Here a question arises that of these Hadith e Qudsi are attributed directly to Allah, then what is the difference between the words of Allah in Qur'an and these Hadith e Qudsi.

The straight difference between Qur'an and Hadith e Qudsi is that the text of Qur'an is verbatim from Allah, which were conveyed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and were conveyed to his companions in the same Divine words without any alteration. That is the words and meaning of the text of Qur'an is UNALTERED and remains unaltered as Allah Himself has taken upon Him the responsibility of conservation of Qur'an from any infiltration of manmade alterations.

As for the text of Hadith Qudsi is concerned, it contains the exact meaning as was intended by Allah Himself, but these were conveyed by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in his own words. Thus, while Hadith e Qudsi is from Allah, it cannot be made part of Qur'an for it has been re-worded by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. And it is for this very reason that in Hadith e Qudsi, it is always said that Allah has said this, or promised such a such thing. Hadith a Qudsi, thus cannot be treated or taken at par with Qur'an.

Although, many a scholar are of the opinion that number of Hadith e Qudsi is more than 200, yet authenticated Hadith e Qudsi are numbered forty and are agreed upon by majority of leading Islamic scholars. following are some of the Hadith e Qudsi attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, while more will be added to make the total number to forty, In Sha Allah.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

Disclaimer: The material for this post has been collected from the references as given below. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.
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Para 2 and 3 of Article refer. Wahiy (Revelation) is of two kinds ;Wahiy Mataloo (Readable) and Wahiy Ghair Mataloo (Not readable or in simple words we do not recite it). This is my ultimate pray to Allah, to grant us power to follow our lives according to Hadith Qudsi

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