This blog is dedicated to the Most Greatest Benefactor of humanity, Prophet Muhammad صلّى الله عليه وسلّم


"Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom They find mentioned In their own (scriptures),- In the Torah and the Gospel;- for He commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; He allows them As lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe In him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is They who will prosper." (The Holy Qur'an: 7: 157)

What is the difference between Hadith Qudsi, Hadith Nabawi and the Qur'an

As regards your question we'd like to state that "the scholars of Hadith have 
differentiated between two distinct types of Hadith which are termed as al-Hadith an-Nabawi and al-Hadith al-Qudsi. The former being restricted to the sayings of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), while the latter pertains to the sayings of the Prophet through the medium of Divine inspiration.

Al-Quds means holy or sacred. The sayings that are termed as al-Qudsi are such that while the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was relating them to his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them), he mentioned that Allah, in effect, had communicated them to him. However, these communications do not form part of the Qur'an.

Such reports are included within the category of al-Hadith al-Qudsi. An example of this type of Hadith is one which had been reported by Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) in which it is mentioned that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said that Allah said:"If My servant likes to meet Me, I will love to meet him."

While the common factor between al-Hadith al-Qudsi and the Qur'an is that both contain words from Allah which were revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), they are nevertheless distinct from each other as pointed out hereunder:

1.The Holy Qur'an contains the verbatim words of Allah, while al-Hadith al-Qudsi contains the message of Allah conveyed to the people by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in his own words.

2.The Holy Qur'an is inimitable and unique, but such is not the case with al-Hadith al-Qudsi. This is so because the latter is not the verbatim word of Allah.

3.The Holy Qur'an is recited in every prayer but al-Hadith al-Qudsi cannot be recited in any prayer."

The above quotation is excerpted, with slight modifications, from:

Elaborating on the differences between Hadith Qudsi and Hadith Nabawi and between it and the Qur'an, we'd like to cite for you the following:

"A Hadith Qudsi (plural Ahadith Qudsiyyah) is a statement where Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) reports a statement and he refers it directly to Allah. The regular Hadith or what is generally known as a Hadith Nabawi is a Hadith where one of the Companions reports the Prophet's statements, his deeds, or things that happened in his presence and he approved of them. There are more than one hundred Ahadith Qudsiyah. They are very beautiful and deal mostly with spiritual and ethical subjects.

Sometimes, people ask questions about the difference between the Qur'an and the Hadith Qudsi. They say that the Qur'an is the world of Allah and Hadith Qudsi also refers to Allah's words, then how do they differ? The scholars of Hadith have mentioned five main differences between the Qur'an and the Hadith Qudsi:

1.The Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) verbatim, i.e. its words and meanings are both from Allah. The Hadith Qudsi was not a verbatim revelation, its words are from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

2.The Qur'an was revealed via Angel Jibreel while Hadith Qudsi may have been inspired by other ways, such as in the form of a dream.

3.The words of the Qur'an are miraculous or inimitable (mu'jizah) while the words of the Hadith Qudsi are not of this nature.

4.The Qur'an is recited in formal prayers (salah) but the Hadith Qudsi cannot be recited in prayers.

5.One is not allowed to touch the Qur'an in the state ofJanabah(post-sexual impurity), while there is no such prohibition for touching the books of Hadith Qudsi."

Taken from, Ibrahim Izzuddin and Denis Johnson-Davies,Forty Hadith Qudsi, Beirut, Damascus, 1980.

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Allah's Peace & Blessings Be Upon You



My photo
Trying to sprinkle some drops from the oceanic teachings of the greatest man in human history, who is also the most revered, the most honored, the most loved, the most remembered, the most influential, the most praiseworthy, the supreme trail-blazer of humanity....the list is endless!

Search This Blog


Toofanoo Ka Kya Dar Humko
Uswa-e-Ahmed Apne Liye
Darya Bih Hai, Sahil Bih Hai
Naow Bih Hai, Patwar Bih Hai

We fear not any storm
For us is the Role Model of Ahmed
the Ocean and the Shore
the Ship and the Steering wheel!

"Say: If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (3:31)

How Great is the Greatest?

How was - and is - he greater than everybody else? To know, please go to Labels, 'The Greatness of the Greatest'.


What the Messenger gives, take it. What he forbids, refrain from it!
O Allah! Make me live as long as living is good for me. And make me die as long as death is good for me. Aameen.

A Soul-stirring, earth-shaking proclamation! That which makes falsehood shiver in its shoes! That which sends shock waves to the oppressor's heart! A conscious proclamation that transforms ruffians into finest gems of highest quality! A proclamation that brings utmost satisfaction to the believer's heart! This concise declaration is the Manifesto of Islam, the Marrow of all teachings of our Role Model (Sal-lal-lahu-alaih-wa-sallam),who spoke words of surgical precision, whose simple yet splendid deeds brought about a spectacular revolution in the history of all times! MUQITH


Bookmark and Share
Related Posts with Thumbnails