I did something I don’t normally do today. I followed other peoples blog rolls. I clicked on every blog that caught my attention. Have I ever mentioned how much I loath opinionated people? Even more-so Opinionated Muslims who think that their opinions count in Islam?!

This blogger said that she is searching for a feminist interpretation of the Quran. She said that she believes that women should be involved in the reinterpretation of the Quran!Islam is perfect and complete. However, such are the times that we live in, that some of the liberal elite and feminist from the Muslims choose to deny aspects of Islam to suit their own desires. What is worst is that many choose to deny the Sunnah in particular.

I don’t understand this kind of thinking – we have the Sunnah. As a Muslim you can’t help but follow the Sunnah if you believe that Allah revealed His Final Message to all of mankind though our beloved Prophet Muhammad (salla allahu alayhi wa sallam). His sunnah is the only interpretation that we need. As Muslims we believe that the law Prophet Muhammad (salla allahu alayhi wa sallam) came with, is a divine revelation from our Creator, Allah.

Haven’t the Muslims learned from the mistakes of others (Jews and Christians)? Look where their opinions and desires have down to their religion? They now worship a man?! La Hawla wa La Qa Watta Illa Billah! If we had been given the Quran without the Sunnah, then most of us who are Muslims would have gone astray through our own interpretations of this book. By explaining the Quran through his words and actions, the Prophet through his Sunnah, gives us the best example of how this book is to be understood and practiced.

That which separates the people of truth and the people of falsehood is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (Salla allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). Why is this not good enough? Why the need for a feminist interpretation when we already have perfection? The interesting thing is that the topic that most likely get all the feminist panties all twisted up in a bunch is that of women’s issues – mainly hijab. The call for a feminist reinterpretation, without realizing that if there was any other interpretation other than what they think misogynist male scholars have conjured up – then our mother Aiasha would have been the first to spread it. Note that the following hadeeth is narrated by a woman and transmitted by a woman:

Narrated Safiya bint Shaiba: ‘Aisha used to say: “When (the Verse): “They should draw their veils over their necks and bosoms,” was revealed, (the ladies) cut their waist sheets at the edges and covered their faces with the cut pieces.” Sahih Bukhari 6:60:282, Sunnan Abu Dawud 32:4091

Now what?

We should be listening to the wonderful words of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA)

“Let the Sunnah go forth and do not stop it with opinions”

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