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My question is derived from the following points -

1- The Quran confirms that the only sunna is the sunna of God. No where in the Quran is there any mention of a sunna for Muhammad.

"You will find that the sunna of Allah is the only sunna" (33:62....35:43.....48:23)

2- The Quran commands all Muslims to follow the Quran Alone, this command is found in numerous verses, the following are examples:

"These are God's revelations that We recite to you truthfully. In which hadith other than God and His revelations do they believe?" 45:6

"Shall I seek other than God as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed?" 6:114

"This scripture (Quran) has been revealed to you - you shall not harbour doubt about it in your heart - that you may warn with it, and to provide a reminder for the believers. You shall all follow what is revealed to you from your Lord; do not follow any idols besides Him. Rarely do you take heed." 7:2-3

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No, you have to follow Quran and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) BOTH, as mentioned in Surah 5:92,

And obey Allah and obey the Messenger and beware. And if you turn away - then know that upon Our Messenger is only [the responsibility for] clear notification.

Surah 4:59

O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.

and in Surah 4:13 and Surah 33:71

Definition of Quran

Quran is the literal words of God that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Angel Jabrael (AS).

Definition of Sunnah

Sunnah are the actions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that he performed and taught to all the muslims as religion.

Definition of Hadith

Hadith is a historical record of Prophets Muhammad (PBUH) explanation, clarification, QnA and actions with respect to Quran and Sunnah.

Great work has been done to ensure the authenticity of this collection. Hadiths do not add anything to religion, which is completed by Quran and Sunnah. They only explain different aspect of them.

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Yes I do understand we are to obey Allah and the Messenger. My confusion lies in following the Quran and the Haidths or only the Quran alone. This has led me to believe that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) actually forbids the writing of any Hadiths. islamic-research.org/… –  user4516 Feb 26 at 10:17
    
Hadith is a historical record of Prophets Muhammad (PBUH) explanation, clarification, QnA and actions with respect to Quran and Sunnah. They do not add anything to Quran and Sunnah. If a muslim is sure that this is something that his prophet said or did, that there is no reason not to follow it. –  goto Feb 26 at 10:30
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If you are not satisfied that a hadith is from Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) then you can choose not to follow it. Great work has been done to ensure the authenticity of this collection. As I said, hadiths do not add anything to religion, which is completed by Quran and Sunnah. They only explain different aspect of them. The real question is what should be YOUR behaviour if you are SATISFIED that something is what our prophet said... –  goto Feb 26 at 11:23

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