[FONT="Fixedsys"]"Imagine a day. A day when all Hadith had been forgotten.
No recollection of tears shed in prayer, nor swollen feet.
No memory of 'Aishah, nor Anas nor Abu Hurayrah.
No knowledge of the actions of pilgrimage or prayer.
No mention of the Ummah that learned at the Prophet's feet. Not its questions, not his answers, nor their toil. Blueprints for the future...forgotten and buried in the past. Thank Allah. For that dark day never came. True, there have been days of neglect and days of confusion. But the hadeeth never vanished. For the Hadeeth had its keepers. They were scholars who kept alive the authentic traditions of the Prophet, Sal Allaahu 'alayhi Wa Sallam. They were the Muhaddeeths, and Mustalah was their art. [FONT]CENTER]

Dear Friend,
If you'd like to cultivate your emotional connection to Allah's Messenger, learn and appreciate the massive time our 'ulama (scholars) spent preserving knowledge and spend two weekends with hundreds of students of knowledge, then this might be the most important letter you'll ever read.

Here's why:
If all hadith had been given up, what would remain but a wide and empty chasm, fourteen centuries wide, between us and the Prophet? The Qur'aan would be understood according to our whims and desires. And the Prophet, sal Allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, would be seen as a mere myth surrounded by legends.

I have indeed been given the Qur'an and something similar to it besides it. Yet, the time will come when a man leaning on his couch will say, "Follow the Qur'an only; what you find in it as halal, take it as halal, and what you find in it as haram, take it as haram." But what the Messenger of Allah has forbidden is like what Allah has forbidden.
(Hadith from the collections of Abu Dawud and Darimi. Narrated by AlMiqdam bin Ma'di Karib)

The Companions
Once the Messenger sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam left this world, who would the Muslims learn from? It was from the companions:

"We would not be pleased until we rode to Madinah to hear it from their own mouths."
-Abu 'Aliyah-

Then more companions passed away, the ummah began to spread out and the distance between the narrations and the Prophet, sal allahu alayhi wa sallam, grew further. So the memory and calibre of each and every subsequent narrator would be checked by the scholars,

"They would not ask about the isnad (chain of hadith narrators). But when the turmoil happened, they said: Name us your men."

Then during more difficult times, came the problem of hadith forgery.

"We used to listen to hadith and present them to fellow traditionists, just as we present forged coins to money changers: whatever they recognise of them, we accept, and whatever they reject of them, we also reject."
-Al Awzai

Here is a summary of the benefits you receive inshaAllah

1) You will place a greater value on the next hadith you read

2) You will treasure your book collection more

3) You will become more familiar with some of the master narrators of the Sahaba

4) You will learn more about the master traditionists

5) You will learn that the preservation of hadith is a divine promise that truly has been fulfilled

6) You will learn that narrating hadith is not like broken telephone

7) You will look at historical sources in a new way.

8) You will earn the challenges faced by the traditionists and their determination.

Now, you're probably wondering how and why we can do all those things.

Let me explain.

{O you who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger and do not turn away from him when you hear (his Message)}(The Qur'an)

To obey the Messenger we have to hear his message. How would you know if those words are really from him?

Join us along the Chain of Command and see how Allah Ta'ala caused the ummah to produce outstanding individuals with incredible memories and analytical expertise. They journeyed tirelessly to distinguish Rasulullah's true words from weak or fabricated statements. They learned the authentic sunnah, lived it, and transmitted it so we could have it today. And the Muslim Ummah would be proud of their unique legacy of Mustalah: unparalleled in the field of historical source criticism.

Now imagine. Imagine the delight of getting as close as possible to Rasulullah's words and deeds. Thanks to the Muhaddeeth it happens whenever you open up a book of hadith. Perhaps you will hear comforting advice in Fatima's house, moments of courage in the battleground of Uhud or kind words in the street where little Anas forgot his errand. Thanks to the toil of the keepers of hadith we can revisit the sound traditions and revive them in our very own 21st century lives. Isn't it time we followed the Chain of Command?