Going to websites and simply paraphrasing specific claims about Islam, and randomly quoting hadiths, is not research - it is elementary information gathering at best.
Real research requires comprehensive analysis and investigation, and when it comes to the hadiths, one must consider the following: what is the overall consensus of the Muslim scholars on these hadiths? Their authenticity? Their interpretations? And the rulings to be derived, IF ANY, from such hadiths?
And to be a recognized, legit scholar in the Muslim world, at least according to Sunni norms, one must have at least the following credentials (and here, I'm not talking about people who attend 4 year Shariah colleges in a Middle Eastern country, I'm talking about actual scholars who can trace their chain of teachers all the way back to the companions and the Prophet himself):
- Mastery of Classical Arabic
- At most times, memorization of the entire Quran, including preferably its different qiraat (readings/recitations) - I believe there are 7-10 different qiraat of the Qur'an. Many Muslims actually don't know this fact and stumble when they learn about it from some Christian missionaries.
- A solid grounding in and understanding of pre-Islamic Arab poetry
- Memorized thousands of hadith and their chains of transmission
- Has a recognized ijaza (in modern day parlance, this term would mean certificate, but "permission to teach" would be more accurate to convey from the meaning) from several scholars to teach specific texts
- Knowledge of the asbab al-nuzul - the reasons/circumstances of the revelations of the verses and the Qur'an, and their context
That's just to name a few.
The hadiths you posted about Satan, urine, etc I had never even seen before or ever heard mentioned by scholars I've come across before, so I would have to do some research on it myself. But since the ideas presented therein seem so foreign to me and those I know, I am confident that they have no real basis in the faith.
What some here are doing are what the secular humanists do when they take the Bible and other religious sources and mutilate them left and right, with no consideration whatsoever of the intellectual traditions and commentaries that have accumulated over such texts.
I also addressed in one of the earliest posts regarding the problematic nature of hadiths for lay believers - the earliest scholars of Islam believed that the books of hadith should only be reference sources for properly trained people, as those without the prerequisite knowledge would begin to quote and interpret things according to their own preconceived notions, thereby creating all kinds of havoc (Imam Malik ibn Anas was adamant about how hadith books, and even the Quran, should not fall into the wrong hands) It is a recognized fact that even approaching the Quran the wrong way can lead to misguidance, at times dangerous, if not severe. And what we see now with Islam is a byproduct of unqualified people diving into these pre-modern texts they have no business diving into and passing off their own modern interpretations. You'll see this with many Islamists in the political realm; one obvious example of this is Egypt. Morsi and many like him are all engineers; they're not trained in the tradition.
And in the 20th century, as some Muslim countries attempted to modernize, the education system went through major changes. Centuries ago, the cream of the crop would study religion and the religious law. However, with the advent of modernization (and subject placement testing), the smartest students get sent to engineering or medical school, while the lowest on the totem pole get sent to religious studies. To say that this will cause problems is an understatement.
Anyway, if anyone really does have serious questions about Islam that they would like to discuss, it would be better to send me a PM, and I'll try my best to answer any such questions. Going back and forth in certain threads with certain individuals has not led to anything constructive.
I don't think anything was paraphrased from the Hadith, just cut and pasted as a quote. And instead of this huge post where you include the need to master classical Arabic, why not simply do your research then explain to us how we are misunderstanding these particular Hadiths? Alternatively, you could just say "Hmmm, that's weird. I'll get back to you on that."
I do understand your point somewhat. It annoys me when people (usually Atheists or Muslims) take things from Christian writings and make no effort to give a context. However, I don't think that this is what montalban did. The quote seems to provide the context.
You say that you are not familiar with this particular Hadith? I suppose then it is a question of whether or not it is an obscure passage. Are there obscure Hadith passages? And by "obscure" I mean ones which are no longer to be taken seriously.
Also, if we as Orthodox encountered such a strange tradition such as that from within our religion, I don't think we would be so quick to defend the tradition.