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The Sharing Group Discussion on Qur'an Only 'Islam'

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بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following was posted by Brother Abdur Rab, a ‘Quranist’, on The Sharing Group, on the 07th June, 2015.  I have added the appropriate honorifics which were missing, since adab with the pious and even the Prophet (s.a.w.) is not found with such people, and cleaned up the text to make is slightly more respectable.
He wrote, “The following is an excerpt from my book ‘Rediscovering Genuine Islam: The Case for a Quran-Only Islam’, 2014.  Sorry about the long quote.  I have tried to give an in-depth look at the question.  The so-called criteria used to authenticate ahadits are inherently flawed and simply inadequate to the massive task.  They rather mask or camouflage the real character of the ahadits and thus mislead unsuspecting Muslims.  This is elaborated below.
The ahadits believers boast of certain criteria that were used by the compilers to screen out fake ahadits and select authentic ahadits, listed in annex to this chapter.  These criteria are …