What is Quranism?
Quranism or Quraniyya (Quranic Islam) is a sect of Islam that holds the belief that Islamic guidance should strictly be based on the Quran. This belief means they reject the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and subsequently the Sunnah and Hadith.
What's wrong with Quranism?
Quranists fail to realize that without Hadith, we would not know:
- How to pray
- The 5 Pillars of Islam
- How to fast
- The obligatory charity (Zakkat)
- How to perform Hajj.
Nevertheless, in the following verses in the Quran, Allah says nearly dozen times to follow the ways of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
"Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Obey Allah and His Messenger.” If they still turn away, then truly Allah does not like the disbelievers."
"Obey Allah and the Messenger, so you may be shown mercy."
"O believers! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. Should you disagree on anything, then refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you ˹truly˺ believe in Allah and the Last Day. This is the best and fairest resolution."
"Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and beware! But if you turn away, then know that Our Messenger’s duty is only to deliver ˹the message˺ clearly."
"They ask you ˹O Prophet˺ regarding the spoils of war. Say, “Their distribution is decided by Allah and His Messenger. So be mindful of Allah, settle your affairs, and obey Allah and His Messenger if you are ˹true˺ believers.""
"O believers! Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn away from him while you hear ˹his call˺."
"Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not dispute with one another, or you would be discouraged and weakened. Persevere! Surely Allah is with those who persevere."
"Say, “Obey Allah and obey the Messenger. But if you turn away, then he is only responsible for his duty and you are responsible for yours. And if you obey him, you will be ˹rightly˺ guided. The Messenger’s duty is only to deliver ˹the message˺ clearly.”"
"O believers! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger, and do not let your deeds be in vain."
"Obey Allah and obey the Messenger! But if you turn away, then Our Messenger’s duty is only to deliver ˹the message˺ clearly."
We’ve established that a Muslim would not know how to perform their religious duties without the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and that Allah says in the Quran in nearly a dozen separate surahs to obey the teaching of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
We are all Muslim, do not separate yourselves into sects and “do not commit excess in your religion” Quran 4:171. Keep it simple and follow in the footsteps of our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.