Are Qur’anists Muslim

Jul 14, 2023 | Aqidah (Belief)


Are People – Qur’anists – who reject hadith in their entirety due to believing they are fabrications attributed to the Prophet disbelievers? If not what about if this leads them to rejecting or distorting necessary parts of the religion including the way to pray, fast and other acts of worship whose details are not mentioned in the Qur’an?


The status of a person’s belief would depend on what exactly they believe and deny. If, as you have mentioned in your question, a person genuinely denies and disbelieves in all the narrations attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and give him peace) then they will not be regarded a Muslim.

الفتاوى الهندية (2/ 265)
وَمَنْ أَنْكَرَ الْمُتَوَاتِرَ فَقَدْ كَفَرَ، وَمَنْ أَنْكَرَ الْمَشْهُورَ يَكْفُرُ عِنْدَ الْبَعْضِ، وَقَالَ عِيسَى بْنُ أَبَانَ: يُضَلَّلُ وَلَا يُكَفَّرُ، وَهُوَ الصَّحِيحُ وَمَنْ أَنْكَرَ خَبَرَ الْوَاحِدِ لَا يَكْفُرُ غَيْرَ أَنَّهُ يَأْثَمُ بِتَرْكِ الْقَبُولِ هَكَذَا فِي الظَّهِيرِيَّةِ.

ِAhsan al-Fatawa 1:107

Kitab al-Nawazil 2:65

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel