Ruling on Those Who Say Ahadith are Unreliable and Hell is Temporary

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By Mufti Taqi Uthmani

hadith_unreliable_hell_temporaryQuestion:
What do the scholars say regarding the following issues:

1) There are some people in our area who hold the aqeedah that all the ahadith present in these times cannot be trusted upon and should be burnt.


2) They also hold the aqeedah that Jannah is everlasting but Jahannum is temporary and after a while all the mushrikeen and kuffaar will enter Jannah. They derive the evidence from the hadith Inna Rahmatee Sabaqat Ghadhbee (Verily my mercy superceeds my anger). They also use Mawlana Shibli Nu’mani’s book “Seeratun Nabi” to corrupt the minds of the layman.


Please advice whether their aqeedah is in accordance to the shari’ah or not?


Answer:
The aqaa’id noted above are severely deviant.

 
The first aqeedah that the entire collection of hadith is unreliable is kufr afterwhich a person is thrown out of the fold of Islam.


There is fear of kufr in the second aqeedah as well.


Friendly relations should not be kept with any person who holds such aqaa’id until he repents and corrects his way.



(Fatawaa Uthmani Vol 1 Page 77-78)