Islam/Our prophet's hadith (pbuh)
In the Quran it says that our prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) "ما هو الا وحي يوحى اليه" .
when God said that, what did he mean?, did he mean that that just includes the Quran.
If yes, what about the hadith that predicts the future ( talking about the small signs of the day of Judgement). God should be the only one who knows what the future brings.
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
A good Question.
The revelation used not to come all of a sudden and in normal ways. It had a specific method and people new that what is now going to come out of the mouth is a direct word of God - Part of the Quran.
Narrated 'Aisha: (the mother of the faithful believers) Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah's Apostle "O Allah's Apostle! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?" Allah's Apostle replied, "Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of all and then this state passes ' off after I have grasped what is inspired. Sometimes the Angel comes in the form of a man and talks to me and I grasp whatever he says." 'Aisha added: Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired Divinely on a very cold day and noticed the Sweat dropping from his forehead (as the Inspiration was over).
Its this revelation that Allah says in the Quran :
53:1 By the Star when it goes down,-
53:2 Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled.
53:3 Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire.
53:4 It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:
53:5 He was taught by one Mighty in Power,
53:6 Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form);
26:192 Verily this is a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds:
26:193 With it came down the spirit of Faith and Truth-
26:194 To your heart and mind, that you mayest admonish.
26:195 In the perspicuous Arabic tongue.
Further Allah says which will clear your doubt.
75:16 Move not your tongue concerning the (Qur'an) to make haste therewith.
75:17 It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it:
75:18 But when We have promulgated it, follow you its recital (as promulgated):
75:19 Nay more, it is for Us to explain it (and make it clear):
So what we have in the form of the Quran is the original revelation as the above ayat clarifies that Allah collected it and promulgated it.
As for the hadith - it was sayings of the Prophet and is recorded in books after 300 years of the Prophet - that means its subject to errors. So we cannot take it as 100% true - but to some extent we can utilize that knowledge to better understand the verses of the Quran.
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( Note: I am not a mufti, if you are in doubt or want 100% accuracy please verify the above hadith with an authentic personality. However I have not altered any hadith and presented it as and how it was found. May Allah forgive our mistakes from time to time...ameen.)