A Critical Analysis of The Amalgamation Of An Absurd Tradition In Seerat-e-nabvi (SAW)

Ata ur Rahman, Janas Khan, Saeed Akhtar, Karim Dad


Scholastic research is a continuous and ceaseless process. Research work being composed and compiled in any period is never deemed to be the last and final. It is evident from the changing interpretations of the texts of ‘Hadith’ and ‘Fiqa’ in different times. It is incumbent on the Muslim Scholars to accomplish more and more research work on the various aspects of ‘Seerat-e-Nabvi (SAW), keeping in view the trends of modern age and using the latest methodology in order to differentiate the false and fabricated traditions and events from the accurate and authentic ones. On the one hand, such false narratives are frequently quoted by the so-called religious preachers throughout the Islamic world, who are just story-tellers and whose sole purpose is to attract the common illiterate people towards them by narrating these amazing and astonishing events. On the other hand, the Orientalists use such exaggerated, absurd and irrational traditions and events as a weapon for the defamation of the Holy Prophet (SAW).

The following article is aimed at scrutinizing a false and fabricated tradition in respect of ‘Abdullah’, the father of the Holy Prophet (SAW). This strange and unbelievable narrative has been quoted by Muhammad bin Ishaque, the very first biographer of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Similarly, the same tradition has also been recorded by some other biographers in their books.

Thus, the aforesaid absurd narrative is minutely scrutinized in the light of the opinions and remarks of the most reliable scholars of ‘Hadith’ as well as the most learned and renowned figures of the ‘Art of the names and particulars of the narrators’.

Key Words:

Seerat: Life of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Hadith: Anything (sayings and deeds) related to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Fiqa: Islamic Jurisprudance

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