TOO MANY QUESTIONS
by Karimah bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain and well being writer
There are a some things when I read the quran that I do not understand and I have learnt to be pateint and wait, to accept that this is truth as revealed from Allah by the angel Gabriel and I need to wait for my own little revelation or do some research to try and understand what I do not understand.
May Allah put peace and blessing on prophet Muhammad and his family, may Allah protect us from bad character ameen.
The following haddith shows us of traits that we should avoid that we should look in ourselves and see do we have this nit picking characteristic that we questions too much.
Some of us will ask” how can you questions too much?” one thing we have to remember is that although islam makes sense to our logical brian most of the time there are things that seem illogical to us that are part of this deen…………..like wiping over kuffs not under them when we do wudu.We need to remember that our brain is limited and the Creator’s intelligence and wisdom are infinite , beyond our comprehension,this relgion is not really difficult unless you are addicted to drinking, smoking, sex, drugs, gambling HOWEVER this religion can help you stop these things and live a better life
. Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire difficulty for you…
We , as muslims , make the religion difficult for oursleves and others. We are not on the same level of intelligence, wisdom and understanding as each other, as we say in England ” you cannot put a squrare peg in a rounf hole”, there is no compulsion is Islam, you can remind someone with your talk but you cannot force them …you cannot force two muslims to marry, for example.
2:256 There is no compulsion in religion, for the right way is clearly from the wrong way. Whoever therefore rejects the forces of evil and believes in God, he has taken hold of a support most unfailing, which shall never give way, for God is All Hearing and Knowing.
None of us is a prefect muslim, except the prophet Muhammed, salahla alaihi wa salem, even if you do not understand or agree with what he said or did, be patient, if you sincerely want to know, God willing it will be revealed to you
The following hadith and explanation is from Quran academy
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) said, “Do not ask me unnecessarily about the details of the things which I do not mention to you. Verily, the people before you were doomed because they were used to putting many questions to their Prophets and had differences about their Prophets. Refrain from what I forbid you and do what I command you to the best of your ability and capacity”.
[Al-Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 391]
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Hud Ayat 93. “O my people! Act according to your ability and way, and I am acting (on my way).” To be unnecessarily inquisitive and create differences and confusion in the Injunctions of Allah and His Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) leads to destruction. The safest course lies only in following the Orders of Allah and His Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) without `ifs’ and `buts.’ Hairsplitting in religious issues falls in this category. It opens the door for chaos and conflict and paves the way for disunity and separation. May Allah give sense to the Muslim Ummah to abandon this road and take the Right Path which ensures peace and security. Let it be absolutely clear that the Right Path is one and one alone. There cannot be multiple right paths, it is one and singular. Once a community leaves the Straight Path, it is sure to go astray.
Bayan-ul-Quran by Dr Israr Ahmad, with Urdu Translation Audio www.quranurdu.com/bayanulquran
When I hear of these things, this nit picking of questions that some scholars call “petty questioning”, the people have have not modified this habit within themselves always remind me of the Israelites when Allah commanded them through Moses to slaughter a calf.
They had been worshipping the calf, similar or the same as Hindus and Allah told them , as is evident Surat al Baqarah,chapter2 of the QURAN, to kill a calf. To get out of it and ignorantly thinking they would deflect the command of Allah, they kept asking question, however Allah is the All Patient and his prophets the best of men.