Q: My best friend who is elder than me (age approx 35) was normal person and use to pray and believe in Quran & Sunnah. He also performed ummrah this year with his family. Last week I meet him and he discussed few things with me on religion which made me surprised. He believes in Quran and everything Quran says. He believes in our Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) but does not believes in the Ahaadith which are mentioned in different books. As per him, Holy Quran Says right and is a complete book (thats true) but he says ahadees are manipulation by human beings and challenge authenticity of Ahadees. Also he do not believe in praying Salah five times because number of Salah and ways of offering Salah is not mentioned in QURAN. Also he belief Salaah means being close to Allah Ta’ala and do good acts. Also he disrespect different books of Ahadees and (ALLAH TALLAH for give me ) says why DAROOD SHAREEF is not in QURAN which is a complete book and says, DAROOD SHAREF is human made (NO DOUBTS HE COMPLETELY BELIEVES EVERYTHING WRITTEN IN QURAN AND HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) IS OUR LAST PROPHET) After knowing his thoughts I am scared if my friend is loosing right path. Also if his thinking and actions can lead him out of Islam. Please tell me the easiest way to bring him back since I am also not a very practising and educated Muslim so I am facing difficulties to do the right thing.
A: I feel for the time being maintain a distance from him. It seems that he is a jaahil. Don’t get involved in his jahaalat and ignorance.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)