His wife disputes authenticity of Hadeeth and Seerah
Fatwa No: 88530

Question

I have just got married this summer with a new convert to Islaam. She comes from a family that is very close to their Protestant faith. The reason she left her parent's religion is for two fold: 1) she could not conceive that the trinity was true, 2) she no longer believed in the authenticity of the Bible because it was written by men. Since we were joined in holy matrimony, our lives have been shattered by constant argumentation about the validity of the authentic Hadeeth and the Prophet's biography. She says that none of the above can be verified without a shadow of a doubt because they are written by men. Her logic goes like this: first, they are written by men and so they are fallible and second, since the Hadeeth were written at a time where men looked down at women's role in society, she cannot adhere to such principles. Despite the fact that she bears witness that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger, she does not follow Muhammad except in what the Qur'aan says. For me, the Prophet's life (P) is very close to my heart and there is no way to implement nor practice Islaam in our daily lives except through the Prophet's authentic teachings. Furthermore, I want the best for my children and feel I am my faith is in jeopardy. Should I remain with her knowing that I feel she is pushing me away from the truth or should I try to work out a compromise and give the issues more time? Time is running out and I need to be decisive. If not, it might end up costing me for the rest of my life. May Allah reward you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.

 

Since this girl opposed the faith of her family and left their religion for lack of satisfaction with it, she shows that she is sincere in her acceptance of Islam. We believe that if her doubts concerning Sunnah can be clarified, she probably will follow the truth.

Therefore, we advise you to try your best to clear her doubts and make her aware of the truth. You have to consult an Islamic Centers and Muslim organizations in this regard.

Do not hasten to divorce her; probably Allaah may guide her and bring her back to the truth through you.

Despite of all your efforts to teach and explain to her the truth, if she does not change her attitude and does not give up her false faith then it is better to divorce her.

To know the details about authenticity of Sunnah please refer to Fataawa 92297 and 86092. 

Allaah knows best.

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