When you say Golden Bridge, people say, Ha, San Francisco Bay. Not really.
Golden Bridge is in Vietnam I think. But the one-mile long bridge that connects San Francisco Bay with the mighty Pacific Ocean is called the Golden Gate Bridge.
But when I say Golden Bridge, I am thinking of neither. Not Vietnam, not California.
I am thinking, instead, of the bridge that spans the endless space between Heaven and Earth, between God Almighty’s own word, the Qur’an, on the one hand, and the word of God Almighty’s Last and Final Messenger, Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, the Hadith, on the other hand.
The two — Qur’an and Hadith I mean — are so tightly interwoven that it would leave any analyst and any scientist completely speechless.
How is it possible, they would say, if they could say anything at all.
Let me give you just one example here and let you figure things out from there.
There is an Aayat of the Qur’an — Surah Al-Furqan, Aayat: 58 — that says:
Wa Tawakkal Alal Hayyil-Ladhee Laa Yamootu.
Wa Sabbih Bi-Hamdihi.
So, that is Qur’an. And now look at the Hadith that says the following:
Tawaakaltu Alal Hayyil-Ladhee Laa Yamootu.
Alhamdu Lillahil-Ladhee Lam Yattakhiz Waladaa…
Now, you explain to me the probability or likelihood of this correlation — how one is connected to the other — between the Qur’an and Hadith.
And there are any number of examples like this where the Hadith dovetails seamlessly into the Qur’an that will leave the greatest skeptic wondering: What on earth is going on here?
Or should the skeptics be saying: What in Heaven and what on Earth is going on here?
And then they should say I think: Maybe it is time for me to declare my Sha-haadah and become a Muslim.
And if already a Muslim, from that moment on, they should completely and totally dedicate themselves to Taking the Qur’an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It — and Which One Does Not?