‘Quranists’ are a cult that claim to be muslim, who are upon the belief that muslims should only follow the Quran and reject anything from the Sunnah. This is very wrong and clearly shows that they have not properly read the Quran itself.
It is important to read the Quran and understand it, and it is just as important to know how the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ lived according to it. Knowledge must be taken from both Quran and Sunnah.
Here are 23 ayahs from the Quran that command us to follow the teachings of the Prophet ﷺ.
7. And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous
15. Say, “Obey Allah and obey the Messenger; but if you turn away – then upon him is only that [duty] with which he has been charged, and upon you is that with which you have been charged…
18. …And establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah intends only to remove from you the impurity [of sin], O people of the [Prophet’s] household, and to purify you with [extensive] purification.
Many who argue that the Quran should be the only source and that muslims should reject hadith, fail to take these ayahs of the Quran into consideration.
Some may use the arguement that in the specified ayahs, the term ‘the Messenger’ is the Quran, but how can ‘the Messenger’ be the Quran, if Allah tells us to obey Allah AND His Messenger, isn’t the word of Allah the Quran itself?
Allah commands us to follow the Sunnah, so anyone that rejects Sunnah, is essentially rejecting the Quran. It’s as simple as that.
May Allah help us to follow the Quran and the Sunnah and enable us to act upon them.