Third Branch: Twelve Principles that ensure true understanding of hadiths that are misunderstood on issues such as the signs of the Last Day.
Since the Hadiths that speak of the signs of the end of time, the events at the end of time, and the merits and rewards of certain actions have not been well understood, some scholars who rely on their reason have pronounced some of them to be either weak or false. While some of the scholars whose belief was weak but whose egotism was strong have gone as far as denying them. For now we shall not attempt any detailed discussion, but shall only explain twelve ‘Principles’.
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First Principle: The reason of informing the signs of the Last Day implicitly.
Second Principle: Issues that require and do not require proof on the matters of religion.
Third Principle: The infiltration of some superstitions into Islam.
Fourth Principle: The results that arise from the confusion of interpretations of hadiths with the original hadith texts.
Fifth Principle: The results that arise from the confusion of the inspiration of saints with Hadiths.
Sixth Principle: The results that arise from the confusion of comparison and metaphors in hadiths with their true meanings.
Seventh Principle: The similes and parables in the hadiths are supposed to be physical facts once they pass to the hands of the ignorant people. The explanation of the following hadiths; "The hitting of the stone to the bottom of Hell in seventy years" and "the ox and the fish".
Eighth Principle: The reasons for the concealment of the time of the Last Day and some important individuals. Some explanations about Mehdi, Sufyan, Dajjal, Gog and Magog.
Ninth Principle: The explanation of matters that are regarded as exaggeration concerning riwayahs about the insignificance of the world and the reward for actions and merits of some of the chapters of the Qur'an.
Tenth Principle: The explanation of matters that are regarded as exaggeration concerning riwayahs about the merits and rewards of some actions or their evilness.
Eleventh Principle: The similes in hadiths that need expounding and interpretation.
Twelfth Principle: The distinctness of the point of view of the Qur'an and philosophy and the results that arise from this distinction.
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