Quran & Hadith

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Temporary marriages are a good thing

Sahi Bukhari, 6.139:
Narrated `Abdullah: We used to participate in the holy wars carried on by the Prophet and we had no women (wives) with us. So we said (to the Prophet ). "Shall we castrate ourselves?" But the Prophet forbade us to do that and thenceforth he allowed us to marry a woman (temporarily) by giving her even a garment, and then he recited: "O you who believe! Do not make unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you."

Kill the ones who go out of Islam

Sahi Al Bukhari, 6.577:
Narrated `Ali: I heard the Prophet saying, "In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection."

Learn the Quran from these four

The Quran that Uthman ended up producing was from the writings collected by Zaid bin Thabit who was the youngest of the collecters, rather than from some of the older collecters. The writings were not even compared, but Uthman just selected one of the collections and burned the rest.

Some hadiths on beating women and slaves

Sahih Bukhari 8.68:
Narrated `Abdullah bin Zam`a: The Prophet forbade laughing at a person who passes wind, and said, "How does anyone of you beat his wife as he beats the stallion camel and then he may embrace (sleep with) her?" And Hisham said, "As he beats his slave"

The seven ahruf

These two are related to conflicts in the recitation of the Quran.

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Uthman burned the Quran

The third caliph, Uthman, solved this political problem by choosing one of these collections to be the standard version for the entire Muslim community. He had the other collections destroyed.

Muhammed did not collect the Quran

Chapter 5: Was the Qur’an collected into one book under Muhammad’s supervision?
No. The following hadith shows that before Muhammad died he had not collect the words of the Qur’an into one authorised book, nor had he commanded this to be done. It was his companions who decided to do this. They gathered together material from various sources and made their own collections.

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