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Have the term “Quranists” become a negative accusation?

June 19, 2022

Khaled Montaser

Sunday 17 September 2017

Have the term “Quranists” become a negative accusation?

Ahmed Sobhi Mansour says in his definition of the Quranists: “It is an Islamic reformist movement. On the Day of Resurrection before God, we have a methodology in contemplating the Noble Qur’an based on defining its concepts from within the Qur’an itself, without imposing our opinion in advance.

Our opinion is the opinion of religion or Islam, rather it is a special point of view, and our approach is a scientific and objective research, with regard to the history of Muslims, their Sharia and their heritage, and we specialize in it and look at it as a human work in which there is no sanctity, and it is not free from error and right, and the most terrible mistake in it.

It is the attribution of the legislation of jurisprudence to the Lord of Glory, and considering it the law of God or Islamic law, while it is laid down by the jurists, and they differ in it.”

As for the Sunnah, he says: “The Sunnah according to the Qur’an is the divine law and the divine method in dealing with the polytheists, that is, it is the Sunnah of God Almighty. As for the Messenger, he is (a good example) and not a good Sunnah.

The sayings of the Messenger are in the Noble Qur’an, in which the word (say) is repeated to limit what he should say. Consequently, the Sunnah is in the Qur’an and the Messenger’s sayings are in the Qur’an, and the Qur’an is sufficient for the Muslim, as the Lord of Glory emphasized in the Holy Qur’an.

The difference between us and the Sunnis is that they say that the practical Sunnah is worship and this we agree with them in it, and the verbal Sunnah is the hadiths of Al-Bukhari and others, and this is what we disagree with them about.

God Almighty will judge us according to what came in his book and not according to what Al-Bukhari and others said.

He explains how we sanctify the Qur’an and at the same time persecute the Qur’anic people by saying: “Muslims, most of them sanctify the scriptures, not the Qur’an. Muslims do not believe in it, Unless it has a human book with him who makes it a judge over the Qur’an and higher than the Qur’an,

for example: in the Noble Qur’an there are about 150 Qur’anic verses denying the intercession of the Prophet, and Muslims do not believe in them by adhering to a few hadiths claiming the intercession of the Prophet.

Rather, some of them go to extremes, claiming that the hadiths of the Sunnah abrogate or nullify the rulings of the Qur’an, that is, they raise Al-Bukhari and the narrators of hadiths above the Lord of Glory and Exalted be He. Evidence that whoever persecutes us disbelieves in the Qur’an.”

Rather, some of them go to extremes, claiming that the hadiths of the Sunnah abrogate or cancel the provisions of the Qur’an, that is, they raise Al-Bukhari and the narrators of hadiths above the Lord of Glory and Exalted be He. Evidence that whoever persecutes us disbelieves in the Qur’an.”

You have the right to reject this approach that he calls for, but do you have the right to imprison him, chase him, exile him, and kill him?!