There is an accusation by the Khawarij (Wahhabi/Salafi) that implies that the people of Prophet Noah worshipped idols carved of deceased PIOUS people and that the Sunnis today are doing same worshipping PIOUS Auliyah/PIRs in their graves.
All the idols which were worshipped by the people of Noah were worshipped by the Arabs later on.
Ibrahim bin Musa
Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him)
a) A’ta Al Khurasani never heard anything from Hazrat Ibn Abbas (RA) proving the hadith is Munqati’ (broken chain)
b) According to Imam Yahya bin Saeed, all narrations from A’ta Al Khurasani that Ibn Juraij has taken are all weak.
c) According to Imam Abu Masud, Ibn Juraij never heard this from A’ta Al Khurasani but has taken it from his son Usman and probably seen it from him.
[Akhbare Makkah Lil Fakihi]
b) Ibn Juraij never heard this narration directly from A’ta Al Khurasani but in fact Ibn Juraij has taken it from the book of A’ta Al Khurasani which was in the possession of his son Usman.
c) This narration by A’ta Al Khurasani does not meet the conditions of Imam Bukhari therefore Imam Bukhari should not have mentioned in his Sahih. But clearly Imam Bukhari did not realise.
d) However in summary, it is definitely known amongst the Muhadithin that the A’ta in his this narration is definitely A’ta Al Khurasani and by narrating this hadith Imam Bukhari has made a misunderstanding. [Kashful Bari, Kitabul Tafsir, Pg 699-700, Maktaba Farookiya Kirachi]
So how did these idols reach the Arabs as claimed in the hadith?
But Alhumdolillah when the narration is a fabrication we don’t need to dwell any further.
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