Is it an insult to be called a “Quranist”?

As a new Muslim you can feel as though it’s so easy to make mistakes.

We encounter endless posts and videos online telling us what is right and wrong, and in such detail, about every part of our lives.

Often these posts simply offer opinions. Options mostly based on tradition, ethic and cultural norms. Almost never offering any link to scripture.

When first exploring Islam I experienced an angry backlash when politely asking people to point me towards Allahs (Gods) word on the matter. They accused me of being a “Quranist” and offered nothing in return.

They simply couldn’t, there was nothing to find. Their guidance was simply not Islamic.

If following in the prophets footsteps and seeking to live out the revelations of Allah (God) from scripture makes me a “Quaranist” then I’m proud of that.

When Isa (Jesus) was tempted by Shayton (the devil), he didn’t just offer personal responses but replied by clearly quoting scripture, the word of Allah (God), from Deuteronomy and Psalms.

When (Matt 4;3) Shayton (the devil) says “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

(Isa)Jesus responded by quoting from the book of Deuteronomy. 8:3, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Matthew 4:1-11

When seeking to better understand Islam and how we should think, act and behave, yes listen to the thoughts of those you encounter but also be careful to test what they say against scripture, Gods word, and then the ways of the Prophet as told to us in Hadith.

If those around you are unable to offer any evidence from Allahs (Gods) word then pass them by and seek your answers elsewhere.

O you who have believed, obey Allāh and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allāh and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allāh and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.

Surah 4 An-Nissa verse 59 – — Saheeh International

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