(Original post by Perseveranze)
@Aysh i'll reply to you tomorrow when I have time.
Yes there is an explanation. It's called context.
The ban to "writing hadith" was temporary, only at the beginning
, when the companians were new to how the Qur'an was revealed and its style.
When the companions became fully conversant of the style of the Holy Qur'ân and writing paper became available, this transitory measure of precaution was taken back, because the danger of confusion between the Qur'ân and the hadîth no longer existed.
(although there are other theories, none which essentially matter once you read below)
Whoever posted the hadith failed to post all of it, which completly refutes the original arguements of banning hadith.
This is actually the full hadith which someone failed to post;
Do not write (what you hear) from me, and whoever has written something (he heard) from me, he should erase it. Narrate to others (what you hear) from me; and whoever deliberately attributes a lie to me, he should prepare his seat in the Fire." [Sahih Muslim]
Shows even at this time, he wanted hadith to be orally transmitted.
Once the ban was lifted, the Prophet(pbuh) himself directed his companions to write down the ahâdîth
. Some of his instructions in this respect are quoted below:
1. One companion from the Ansâr
complained to the Holy Prophet that he hears from him some ahâdîth
, but he sometimes forgets them. The Holy Prophet said:
"Seek help from your right hand," and pointed out to a writing. [Jâmi' Tirmidhi]
2. Râfi' ibn Khadij, the famous companion of the Holy Prophet says, "I said to the Holy Prophet [that] we hear from you many things, should we write them down?" He replied:
You may write. There is no harm. [Tadrîb-ur-Râwi]
3. Sayyiduna Anas reports that the Holy Prophet has said:
Preserve knowledge by writing. [Jâmi'-ul-Bayân]
4. And this is the icing on the cake -
I swear by the One in whose hands is the soul of Muhammad: nothing comes out from these two (lips) except truth. So, do write. [Sunan Abu Dâwud; Tabaqât ibn Sa'd; Mustadrik-ul-Hâkim]
Can read more here