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CorruptionandDistortion(Tahreef)intheQuran

ByAmarKhan
08April,2009

Contents

1.Introduction
2.CorruptioninShiaNarrations
3.SunniReportsaboutAdditionsintheQuran
4.SunniReportsaboutDeletionsfromtheQuran
5.SunniReportsaboutMistakesandChangesintheQuran
6.CorruptionintheQuranClaimedbyAhleSunnahUlemas

1.Introduction

IntheQuran,Allahmakesthisemphaticpromise:

Verily,wehavesentdowntheReminder,and,verily,wewillguardit[Q15:9].

Despite almighty Allah's vacuous promise to protect the


originalityoftheQuran,itissubstantiallycorrupted.Anditis
interestingthatallIslamicSchoolsalsoacceptthisfactinthe
waythattheSunnisblametheShiasforcorruptingtheKoran,
whiletheShiasblametheSunniforthesame.Inreality,both
Shia and Sunni books have narrations regarding corruption
and editing of the Koran. Previously, I had written an article
regardingcorruptionsintheQuran.Overrecenttheweeks,I
haveexpandedmyresearchontheQuraniccorruptionsand
distortion and have compiled the outcome of my research
intothisEbook.Ibelievemyresearchfindings,aspresented
here,willenddebatesorcounterclaimsagainstthefactthat
the Koran has been corrupted and distorted to a significant
extent from its original version. After this reading Ebook,
MuslimswilleverbeabletosaythatthecurrentQuranisthepristine,uncorrupted,wordsofAllahasrevealedto
ProphetMuhammad.

2.ShiahadithsondistortionsintheQuran

FirstgroupofhadithaboutTahreef

ThefirstgroupofhadithsarethosethatcontainthewordTahreefinthem.HereweseefirstonefromAlKafi:

It has been narrated from Ali Ibn Suweed that Imam Musa Kazim [as] was in prison when I wrote a letter to
him.TheImam[as]repliedtoitandamidsthisreplyhewrotethissentence:TheyweredeclaredAmeenover
thebookofAllahbuttheyhavecommittedTahreefandmadechangestoit

Weseeanotherhadith,belongingtothisgroup,whichhasbeenrecordedbyIbnShehrAshobin'Manaqib'.The
sermonofImamHussain,deliveredonthedayofAshura,hasbeenrecordedinthefollowingmanner.
Nodoubtyouarecountedamongstthosepeoplefromtheummahofmygrandfatherwhoaredisobedientand
rebellious, who have left the bounds determined by Allah, who have thrown away the Book of Allah, and talk
withthesatanicintuition.Verilyyouareamongstthesamepeoplewhosefacesareblackonaccountofyour
sinsandhavecommittedthedangerouscrimeofmakingTahreefwiththeBookofAllah.

SecondGroupofhadithaboutTahreef

ThesecondgroupofhadithsarethosethatsuggestthatthenamesofImamsofAhlulbait[as]werepresentinthe
Quranbutweredeletedatalaterdate.

WereadinAlKafi[Vol.1,p.417,Hadith26]regardingtheverse2:23:

'Jabirsaid:GebrailrevealedthisversetoMuhammadinthismanner:'Andifyouareindoubtastothatwhich
WehaverevealedinfavorofAlitoOurservant,thenproduceachapterlikeit.''

Inasecondtraditionofthisgroupofhadiths,AbuBaseernarratedtherevelationoftheverse33:71fromImam
JafarSadiqinthefollowingmanner[AlKafi,Vol.1,p.414]:

AbuAbdullah[as]said:'Allahalmightysaid:'andwhoeverobeysAllahandHisMessengerintheguardianship
ofAliandtheImamsafterhim,heindeedachievesamightysuccess'.Itwasrevealedinthismanner.'

A third tradition of this group, as records AlKafi, has been narrated by Manhal from Imam Jaffar Sadiq [as] the
verse4:47wasrevealedinthefollowingmanner:

Abu Abdullah said: 'Gabriel (as) revealed upon Muhammad (s) this verse: 'O you who have been given the
Book!believethatwhichWehaverevealedinAli'sfavoraclearlight'.'

IthasbeennarratedontheauthorityofAsbaghbinNabatathatAmeeralMomineen[as]said:Onepartofthe
QuranisaboutusAhlebaytandourfriends,andanotherpartisaboutincidentsandtraditionswhileonepartis
aboutobligationsandinstructions.

WealsoreadinTafseeralAyashithatImamJaffarSadiq[as]said[p.17,Hadith4]:

IftheQuranwererecitedinthemannerinwhichitwasrevealedthenourname(s)wouldhaveappearedinit.

ThethirdgroupofhadithaboutTahreef

ThisgroupcontainhadithsthatdemonstrateTahreefinQuraninrespectofadditionsordeletions.

FirstHadith[TafseerAlAyashi,p.13,Hadith6]:

Narrated from Mesar that Imam Baqar [as] said: Had additions and deletions not been made in then Quran
then our right would not have been hidden from those who possess minds. When the Qaim [as] rises, the
Quranshallendorseeverysentenceutteredfromhistongue.

SecondHadith[Usolekafi1:228]:

Jabir reported that he heard Imam Baqir saying: 'No one can claim that he has compiled the Quran as Allah
revealedexceptaliar.TheonlypersontocompileitandmemoriseitaccordingtoitsrevelationwasAliibnAbi
TalibandtheImamswhosucceededhim.

http://www.allaahuakbar.net/shiites/shiite_belief_that_the_present_Quran_is_fabricated.htm

Kulyaninarratesthefollowingstatement,whichheattributestoImamBaqir:

"NoneamongmankindbutagreatliarclaimsthathehascompiledthewholeQur'anasitwasrevealed.Noone
compileditnormemorizeditasAllahrevealedit,butAliBinAbiTalibandtheImamsafterhim."

http://www.krhcy.com/shia/books/majlisulama/part2.shtml

ThirdHadith[AlKafi,Vol.1p.13,Hadith4BasairalDarjaat,p.213,Hadith1]:

Imam Baqar [as] said: 'Other than the actual successors of the Holy Prophet [s] no one can claim that he
possessestheQuranwithitsinternalandexternalmeanings.'

ThefourthGroupofHadithaboutTahreef

Thisgroupcomprisesofthosetraditionsthatsuggestthatthenamesofsomemenandwomenwerementionedin
theQuranbutweredeletedlateron.

FirstHadith[TafseeralAyashi,Vol1:p.12:Hadith10]:

Imam Jaffar Sadiq [as] said: The Quran contains the incidents of the past and future and it contained the
namesofsomemenwhichweredeletedfromitandonenamewasmentionedinmanySurahswhichonone
knowsexcepttheactualsuccessorsofHolyProphet[s].
SecondHadith[AlKafi,Vol2:p.613:Hadith16]:

BaznatinarratesthatImamRaza[as]gavemeaQuranandaskedmenottoseeit,butIopeneditandrecited
the first verse of Surah Baina. I found the names of 70 people from the Quraish along with their fathers
names.TheImam[as]askedmetoreturntheQurantohim.

ThirdHadith[ThawaabalA`maal,p.100BiharalAnwar,Vol92:p.50]:

AbdullahbinSanannarratedfromImamJaffar[as]thatsaid:SurahAhzabcontainedtheblemishesofmenand
womenfromtheQuraishandnonQuraish.OsonofSanaanthisSurahaloneusedtoexposethewrongdeeds
ofthewomenofQuraishanditwaslengthierthanSurahBaqrabutTahreefanddeletionwasmadetoit

ThefifthGroupofHadithaboutTahreef

This group of hadiths contains those hadiths relating to a certain form of recitations [Qirat] that have been
attributedtoImams[as].

One such tradition is where a man recited the verse 33 of Surah An'am before Amir alMomineen [as] in this
manner:

33. QAD NAAALAMU INNAHU LAYAHZUNUKA ALLATHEE YAQOOLOONA FAINNAHUM LA


YUKATHTHIBOONAKAWALAKINNAALTHTHALIMEENABIAYATIALLAHIYAJHADOONA.
http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/Quran/transliteration/006.html

Umran bin Maytham narrated that Abu Abdullah said: 'A man recited to Ameer al Momineen (as) '{but surely
theydonotcallyoualiarbuttheunjustdenythecommunicationsofAllah}'.He(ImamAli)said:'ByAllahthey
called him liar, but the verse (Yukathiboonaka) is not to be pronounced emphatically means that they cannot
bringfalsehoodtorejectyourtruthfulness'.[AlKafi,Vol8:p.200241]

MuhammadbinSulemannarratesfromsomeSahabawhofromImamAbulHassan[as]:
WehearsomeversesthathaveneverbeenheardbeforefromtheQuran.Moreoverwecannotrecite[doqirat]
in such a beautiful manner as you do, so are we sinners? The Imam replied: No you are not sinners but you
recitetheQuraninthemannerinwhichyouhavebeentaughtandsoontherewillcomeapersontoteachyou.
[UsoolalKafi,Vol2:p.453]

3.SunnireportsaboutadditionsinQuran

IbnAbbastestifiedtofiftyversesbeingaddedtotheQuranofUthman
AllamahJalaluddinSuyutihasrecordedatraditionfromIbnAbbaswhereinhesays[TafseerAlItqanfiUloomal
Quran,Vol1:p.84]:

ThenumberofversesintheQuranare6616.

DisagreementamongstSunnischolarsoverthenumberofQuranicverses

AllamahJalaluddinSuyuti,whilstcitingSunnischolarlyopinionfromSunnischolarUthmanbinSaeedbinUthman
AbuAmroalDaani(d.444H),wrote[AlItqanfiUloomalQuran,Vol1:p.84]:

AlDaani said: They agreed that the number of verses of Quran are six thousand but they disagreed in what
hasbeenaddedfurther(totheQuran),someofthemdidn'taddmorewhilstotherssaiditwastwohundredand
four.Somesaidtwohundredandfourteen,otherssaidtwohundredandnineteen.Somesaidtwohundredand
twentyfive,otherssaidtwohundredandthirtysix.

AccordingtoImamofNawasibIbnKathir,6000versesareauthentictheremainderaredoubtful

ToevidencethiswehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedbooksofAhleSunnah.

TafseerIbnKathir,Volume1page7,numberofverses
TafseerQurtubi,Volume1page65,numberofverses

WereadinTafseerIbnKathir:

The total number of verses Quranic verses are 6000. Disagreement remains about the remainder verses.
Therearevariousviewsandstatementsaboutthem.Onestatementisthatthereare6204verses

TheHanafiandMalikibeliefthatBismillahalRehmanalRahimisnotapartoftheQuran

Abu Huraira narrated that the prophet said: 'If anyone recited (Surah) alHamd, he shall recite 'Bismillah al
Rahman alRahim' because it is the head of Quran, the head of the book and the Sab'e alMathani (seven
verses) and 'Bismillah alRahman alRahim' is part of its verses' [Kanz alUmmal, Vol 7: p. 437: Tradition
19665]
ImamIbnHajarAsqalanideclaredit'Sahih'inTalkhisalHabir,Vol1:p.233.

LetusalsoseethetestimonyofAmiralMomineen,AlibinAbiTalib,asrecordedbyImamJalaluddinSuyutiinAl
Itqan,Vol1:p.136]:

SomeoneaskedAli:'WhatisSab'ealMathani(SevenVerses)?'Hereplied:'ItisSuraAlHamd'.Themansaid:
'SuraAlHamdconsistsofsixverses'.Hereplied:''BismillahAlRehmanAlRahim'isalsooneverse'.

AboutthefamedHanafiandMalikibeliefregarding'Bismillah'wehavereliedonthefollowingvaluedbooksofAhle
Sunnah.
TafseerMazhari,Volume1page3byQaziSanaullahPaaniPatti
TafseerQurtubi,Volume1page92,MuqqadmahTafseer
TafseerFatahalQadeer,Volume1page7byQaziShokani
TafseerKhazin,Volume1page12,Muqqadmah
TafseerIbnKathir,Volume1page20,FaridBookDepot,Dehli
TafseerAhkaamalQuranalJasaas
NooralAnwar,page9
TafseerKabeer,Volume1page151
TafseerMadarik,Volume1page13
TafseerKashaf,Volume1page1byAllamahZamakhshari
UmdatulQariShrahSahihBukhari,Volume1page12

WereadinTafseerIbnKathir:

Ontheotherhand,Malik,AbuHanifahandtheirfollowerssaidthatBismillahisnotanAyahinAlFatihahor
anyotherSurah.

WereadinTafseerKhazin:

ImamAbuHanifa,ImamMalikandImamAuzaiattestedthatneitherisBismillahapartofsurahFatihah,nor
ofanyothersurahoftheQuran.

WereadinTafseerKabeer:

WhileAbuHanifamayAllah'smercybeuponhimsaid:'Bismillahisnotaverseofit'

According to Imam Shaffiyee Bismillah Al Rehman AlRahim is a part and a verse of Holy Quran and since
whoeverrejectsevenasingleletteroftheQuranisKaafirthendoesntthismeanthatImamAbuHanifawasKaafir
accordingtoShafiyeeteachings?DoesitnotmeanthatallHanafisareinfidelsintheeyesofShafiyees?

WereadinNooralAnwar:

OnewhorejectsthatBismillahisapartoftheQuranshouldnotbedeemedaKaafirwhenthatrejectionison
accountofdoubt.ThereisdisagreementonthisissueintheviewofImamMalikashedidntdeemittobea
partoftheQuran.

Other than the month of Ramadhan, Bismillah shouldnt be recited in any prayer neither on one's heart nor
loudly.

ImamFakhruddinRaziwritesinTafseerKabeer,Volume1page151:

Imam Malik and Auzai may Allah be pleased with both of them said: 'It (Bismillah) isnt a part of the Quran
exceptSurahNamlandthatotherthaninRamadhan,itshouldnotberecited,neitherinonesheartnoraloud.

TheUlemaofAhleSunnahbelievedthatthesolereasonthatBismillahwaswrittenintheQuranwastomakea
distancebetweenthetextsandtoearnablessing.

WereadinTafseerKashaf[Volume1,page1]:

ThejuristsandtheQuraofMadina,BasrahandShambelievedthat"BismillahAlRahmanAlRaheem"was
notapartofSurahalFatihanorfromtheQuran.ItwaswrittenintheQuransoastokeepadistancebetween
thesuras(chapters)andtoearnblessingsbycommencingwithit,asisthecasewhenonecommencesany
action. [The stance] deeming it not to be a part of Quran was the madhab of Imam Abu Hanifa and his
followersandforthatitisnotrecitedloudlybythemduringprayers.

WealsoreadinTafseerKashaf:

And the Quran readers of Makka and Kufa believed that it [bismillah] is a verse from [Surah] Fatihah and
everySuratandthiswasmaintainedbyImamShafiyeeandhisfollowersandduetothat,theyreaditloudly.

UthmansownconfessionabouthisignoranceontheissueofBismillahbeingapartofSurahBarat

WearequotingfromthefollowingSunnibooks.

TafseerGharaibalQuran,Volume2page57
TafseerKabeer,Volume4page294
TafseerIbnKathir,Volume3page331
TafseerMazhari,Volume4page32
TafseerMualamalTanzeel,Volume3page410
TafseerKhazin,Volume3page46
TafseerRuhalMani,Volume9page41
SahihTirmidhi,Volume2page368

WereadinTirmidhi:

TheHolyProphet[s]diedwithoutinforminguswhetherthis(SurahBarat)wasapartofthat(SurahAnfaal)or
not

ImamofAhleSunnah,ImamMalik,saidthatBismillahisnotwrittenatthebeginningofSurahBarat, because
whenthefirstpartofSurahBar'atwaslosttheBismillahwasalsolostalongwithitwhilstUthmanstatedthatthe
Prophet[s]didnttellthemwhetherornotSuraBar'atwasapartofSurahAnfaal.Uthmanhasindirectlyadmitted
thatheadoptedQiyaswhenhewasunsure.HereweseeamajorcontradictionbetweentwogreatfiguresofAhle
Sunnah.

AccordingtotheSahabiAbdullahIbnMasud,SurahFatihaisnotapartofQuran

TafseerQurtubi,Vol1:p.15&Vol19:p.151
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume1page2
TafseerKabeerpage176
TafseerAlItqan,Volume1page80
TafseerFatahalQadeer,Volume1page15

WereadinTafseerFatahalQadeer:

AbdullahbinMasudwouldnotwriteFatehaaspartoftheQuran,hesaid:IfIwroteitthenIwouldhavetowrite
itatthebeginningofeverything.

ImamIbnHajrAsqalaniwritesinFatahalBari,Volume8,page571:

ThereisanijmaamongstMuslimsoverFatihahandMauzatainbeingapartoftheQuranandwhoeverrejects
themisaKaafir

FurtherevidenceofIbnMasudrejectingSurahFatihahasbeingapartoftheQuran

WearequotingfromthefollowingSunnibooks.
AlItqanfiUloomalQuran,Volume1page99
TafseerIbnKathir,Volume1page9
TafseerFatahalQadeer,Volume1page6byAllamahShokani
TafseeralKabeer,Volume1page218

WereadinTafseeralKabeer:

In some of the previous books it is written that Ibn Masud would reject Surah Fatihah and Mu'awwidhat
[Mauzatain]asbeingapartoftheQuran.

IbnMasudrejectedMu'awwidhat/Mauzatain[SurahNaas&SurahFalaq]asabeingpartoftheQuran

WearequotingfromthefollowingesteemedworkofAhleSunnah:
SahihBukhariVolume6Hadith501
FatahalBari,Volume8page743,kitabaltafseer
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume6page416
TafseerIbnKathir,Volume4page571
TafseerQurtubi,Volume2page251
TafseerRuhalMani,Volume1page279
SharahMawafiq,page679

WereadinSahihBukhari[Volume6Hadith501]:

NarratedZirrbinHubaish:
IaskedUbaibinKa'b,"OAbuAlMundhir!Yourbrother,IbnMas'udsaidsoandso(i.e.,thetwoMu'awwidhat
do not belong to the Quran)." Ubai said, "I asked Allah's Apostle about them, and he said, 'They have been
revealed to me, and I have recited them (as a part of the Quran)," So Ubai added, "So we say as Allah's
Apostlehassaid."

WereadinFatahalBari:

AlMasnad,AlTabaraniandIbnMardaweyhfromthewayofAlA'mashfromAbiIshaqfromAbdalRahmanbin
YazidAlNakhei,whosaid:"AbdullahIbnMasudusedtoeraseAlMa'uzataynfromhisMushafsandsaythat
they(Ma'uzatain)aren'tfromQuran.

OnlineFathalBari,KitabTafseeralQuran
WereadintheesteemedSunniworkTafseerQurtubi,Volume1page53that:

ThestatusofMauzatainisthesameasthestatusofBaqraandAalImran,whoeverclaimsthatitisnotpart
ofQuranisakafir

IbnMasuddidnotrecordSurahFatihah(AlHamd)andMu'awwidhinhisMushaf

AllamahJalauddinSuyutiwhilstcitingIbnAshtahrecordsinhisesteemedbookTafseerAlItqan[Vol1:p.173:

ThesequenceofSurasinIbnMasudsmushafwasinthismanner:
Al Itwaal, Al Baqrah, Al Nisa, Aal e Imran...Al Kauthar, Qul Ya Ahu hal Kafirun, Tubat, Qul ho Allah ho Ahad
andAligwowRa,AlifLaamMeemNashrahandAlHamdandMazuatainwerenotthereinit

TherejectionofMu'awwidhatbyIbnMasudisprovenfromSahihtexts

FatahalBari,Volume8page74
TafseerAlItqan(Urdu),Volume1page212
AlBidayahwalNihayah,Volume8page357
MajmaalZawaid,Volume7page311Tradition11562

AllthesebooksevidencebeyondreasonabledoubtIbnMasudsrejectionsoftwoQuranicSurahs.Weshallnow
citetheviewofImamJalaluddinSuyutifromAlItqan(publishedbyIdaaraIslamiyah,Lahore):

AbdullahbinAhmedinabookZiaraatalMusnadandTabaraniandIbnMarjahfollowingAmashthroughAbi
Ishaq, Abdul Rehman Bin Yazid Nukhei narrated: Abdullah Ibn Masud used to erase Mauzatain from his
mushaf and would attest that both of these verses are not a part of the Quran. And Bazar and Tabarani at
anotherplacehavenarratedfromthesamenarratorthat:AbdullahIbnMasudwouldwriteanderaseMauztain
from his copies of the Quran and would state that the Holy Prophet [s] had only instructed him to use these
Surahs as Taweez and Abdullah Ibn Masud did not recite these Surahs. All the chains of this narration are
Sahih.

SimilarlyImamAbiBakaralHaythamirecordsinMajmaalZawaid:

AbdulrahmanbinYazidalNakhaeisaid:Abdullah(IbnMasud)usedtoeraseMuwaztainfromhisMushafand
say: It is not a part of Allah's book. It is narrated by Abdullah bin Ahmad and Tabarani, the narrators of
AbdullaharethenarratorsoftheSahihandTabarani'snarratorsareauthentic(Thuqat)

The companions believed that words have been added in Surah Lail and its endorsement by Imam
Bukhari

WereadinSahihBukhari6:60:468:

NarratedIbrahim:
The companions of 'Abdullah (bin Mas'ud) came to Abu Darda', (and before they arrived at his home), he
lookedforthemandfoundthem.Thenheaskedthem:'Whoamongyoucanrecite(Qur'an)as'Abdullahrecites
it?"Theyreplied,"Allofus."Heasked,"Whoamongyouknowsitbyheart?"Theypointedat'Alqama.Then
heaskedAlqama."Howdidyouhear'AbdullahbinMas'udrecitingSuratAlLail(TheNight)?"Alqamarecited:
'By the male and the female.' Abu AdDarda said, "I testify that I heard the Prophet reciting it likewise, but
thesepeoplewantmetoreciteit:
'AndbyHimWhocreatedmaleandfemale.'butbyAllah,Iwillnotfollowthem."

Unlike the followers of Abdullah Ibn Masud, Alqama and Abu AdDarda, all Muslims today read in Surat Al
Lail(TheNight)verseNo.3:




AndHimWhohathcreatedmaleandfemale[Pickthal92:3].

ComparethisrecitaltothatofferedbyIbnMasudsfollowers,AlqamaandthetestimonyofAbuAdDarda,whose
recitalincludedthesewords'Bythemaleandthefemale().

ThetraditionrecordedbyImamBukhariinhisSahihindirectlypersuadeshisadherentstoerasetheextrawords
'HimWhocreated'fromthisversesincethecompanionsheardtheProphetreciteitwiththewordsBythemale
andthefemale.ThistraditionclearlyhighlightsbeliefinthedistortionoftheQuran.

TheMushafofSahabiUbaibinKa'bdidnothaveawordthatthepresentQurancontains

WereadinSurahNisa,verse101:

And when you journey in the earth, there is no blame on you if you shorten the prayer, if you fear that those
whodisbelievewillcauseyoudistress,surelytheunbelieversareyouropenenemy.[Shakir4:101]

[WAITHADARABTUMFEEALARDIFALAYSAAAALAYKUMJUNAHUNANTAQSUROOMINAALSSALATI
IN KHIFTUM AN YAFTINAKUMU ALLATHEENA KAFAROO INNA ALKAFIREENA KANOO LAKUM
AAADUWWANMUBEENAN]

WereadinTafseerDureManthur,Volume2,page210:
Ibn Jarir and ibn alMunder recorded that Ubai used to recite the verse '{if you shorten the prayer, if you fear
thatthosewhodisbelievewillcauseyoudistress}withoutreciting'{ifyoufear}'whileinUthman'sMushafits'{if
youfearthatthosewhodisbelievewillcauseyoudistress}'
[TafseerDureManthur,SurahNisa,Verse101]

ThisSunnitraditionclearlydemonstratesthatadditionshavebeenmadetotheQuranbyUthmanwhileaccordong
tothebeliefofSahabiUbaibinKaabthewords'ifyoufear'(INKHIFTUM)arenotthepartofthisverse.

5.SunnireportsaboutdeletionsfromtheQuran

TheQuranhave40parts
WehavereliedonthefollowingauthenticbooksofAhleSunnah

FatahalBari,Volume9page95byIbnHajarAsqalani
UmdatulQari,Volume9page345byBadruddinAini
IrshadalSaari,Volume7page482byShahabuddinQastalani

WereadinFatahalBarithat:

The least that is enough of reading Quran is to read every day and night one Juz amongst the 40 Juza of
Quran

SunnibeliefthatQuranhadninetyJuz700369lettersaremissing

WewillquotefromthefollowingvaluedbooksofAhleSunnah.

KanzalUmaal,Volume1page135Hadith2308
AlItqan,fiUloomalQuranVolume1page88byJalaluddinSuyuti
JamaalSagheer,Volume2page88,Chapter:aliflaam

WereadinAlItqanfiUloomalQuran:

Umar narrated that the Prophet [s] said: The Qur'an has 1,027,000 letters and whoever reads them with the
intention of earning reward [Thawab] shall attain a female Hoor from paradise against each letter. All the
narratorsofthistraditionareThiqah.

AccordingtoIbnAbbas,thepresentQurancontains326631letters,thatmeansaccordingtothetraditionnarrated
byUmar,700369lettersaremissingfromthepresentQuranwhichultimatelymeansthatthenumberoflettersin
thepresentQuranhavetobethriceitspresenttotalinordertocomplywiththestatementthatUmarattributedto
Prophet[s],butinthatcasethenumberofJuz/Parahswouldjetuptoninety.

WeshouldalsopointoutthatthenarratorsofTabraniarereliableaccordingtoAhleSunnah.DahabiinhisMizan
without advancing any proof and logic has maligned Tabranis teacher Muhammad bin Ubaid for citing such
narrationsthatevidencesblatantunprofessionalconductonhispart.

SunnischolarsbelievedthatlettershavebeenlostfromtheactualQuran

Let us commence by citing the proud statement of Al Hafid Jalaluddin Suyuti in the preface of his esteemed
bookDuralManthur:

PraisebetoAllah....whohasgivenmetheabilitytoconductacommentaryofhisGreatBookbasedonwhat
Ihavereceivedofthetransmittedreportswithhighvaluedchains.

IntheMuqaddamahofSurahAhzab,AllamahJalaluddinSuyutirecordsthebeliefofImamSufiyanalThawri(d.
161H)narratedfromhisstudentImamAbdalRazzakalSanani(d.211A.H.):

AbdalRazaqnarratedfromAlThawrithathesaid:IhavecometoknowthatpeoplefromtheSahabaofthe
Prophet [s] who used to recite the Quran were killed on the day of Musaylama and with their deaths letters
fromtheQuranwerelost.

TheNasibibeliefthatUmardecidedtocompileQuranwhenhefoundthataversehadbeenlostwiththe
deathofapersonwhoknewit.

WereadinKanzulUmmal,Volume2page574:

UmarbinalKhatabaskedaboutaverseofAllah'sbook,theyanswered:'Itwaswithamanwhogotkilledon
day of Yamama (battle)'. He (Umar) said: 'We all shall return to Allah'. Then he ordered to collect the Quran,
thereforehewasthefirstonewhocollecteditinonebook.

ThetraditionisclearthattheverseoftheQuranUmarwaslookingforwaslostwiththedeathofapersonwho
knewitandinSahihBukhari,wereadthattheveryfearofloosingtheQuranduetothedeathsofQur'amade
Umartocompileitinabookform!

MostoftheQuranhasbeenlost

InordertoquotethestatementofAbdullahIbnUmarwehavesoughtrelianceuponthefollowingesteemedbooks
ofAhleSunnah:
TafseerDureManthurVolume1page106
TafseerItqan(Urdu),Volume2page64
TafseerRuhalMani,Volume1page25
FadhaelalQuranbyQasimbinSalam,Volume2page135

OneoftheearlySunnischolarsQasimbinSalam(d.222H)records:

Ismail bin Ibrahim narrated from Ayub from Nafee from Ibn Umar who said: Verily among you people one
would say that he has found the Quran whilst he is unaware of what the total quantity of the Quran was,
because most of the Quran has been lost rather one should say that verily he has found the Quran that has
appeared.

IsmailbinIbrahim:Dahabisaid:Hujja(AlKashif,v1p242),IbnHajarsaid:Thiqah(TaqribalTahdib,v1p90).AyubalSekhtiani:
Dahabisaid:Themasterofscholars(Siaralamalnubala,v6p15),IbnHajarsaid:ThiqahThabtHujja(TaqribalTahdib,v1p116).
Nafee:Dahabisaid:TheImamofTabayeen(AlKashif,v2p315),IbnHajarsaid:ThiqahThabt(TaqribalTahdib,v2p239).

ThetestimonyofImamMalikthatmostofSurahBarathasbeenlostalongwithBismillah

WehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedbooksofAhleSunnahtoprovethis:
TafseerFathalQadeer,Volume2page317,SurahBara`t
TafseerQurtubi,Volume8page62,SurahBara`t
TafseerItqan,Volume1page81
TafseerDureManthur,Volume3page208,SurahBara`t
AlMuhazraat,Volume2page434

WereadinFathalQadeer:

WhenthefirstpartofSurahBaratwaslost,ImamMaliksaidthatBismillahwasalsolostalongwithit

WereadinTafseerQurtubi:

MaliksaidamongwhathadbeennarratedbyIbnWahbandIbnAlQasimandIbnAbdulHakamisthatwhen
thefirstpartofSuratBara'atwaslost,BismillahAlRahmanAlRaheemwasalsolostalongwithit.Ithasalso
been narrated from Ibn Ajlan that he heard that Surat Bara'at was equal to the length of Surat Al Baqarah or
approximatelyequaltoit,sothepartwasgoneandbecauseofthat"BismillahAlRahmanAlRaheem"wasn't
writtenbetweenthem(betweenthelostandtheremainingpart).

ThetestimonyofSahabiHudaifahthatonlyonefourthofSurahBaratremains

Allamah Jalaludin Suyuti whilst quoting scholars like Tabrani, Hakim and Ibn Shebah writes [Tafseer Dur e
Manthur,Volume3,page208]:

Huzaifah narrated that the Surah which you call Taubah is actually Surah Azaab [wrath] and you just recite
onefourthofwhatweusedtorecite.

Allamah Jalaluddin Suyuti has very confidently recorded the traditions mentioning that Surah Bar'at was equal
to Surah Baqarah in length. At present, Surah Baqarah contains 286 verses whilst Surah Bar'at contains 129.
IfSurahBar'atwas really equal to the length ofSurah Barqahthat would mean approximately 157 verses have
beenlostfromSurahBa'rat.

Prophet's companions did not believe in the completeness of the Quran as they attested to numerous
versesbeinglostfromSurahAhzab

WehavereliedonthefollowingauthenticSunnibookstoprovethis:

TafseerIbnKathir,Volume4page465,SurahAhzab
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume5page180,SurahAhzab
TafseerItqan,Volume2page30
TafseerQurtubi,Volume7page113,SurahAhzab
TafseerFathalQadeer,Volume4page251,SurahAhzab
TafseerMazhari,Volume7page302,SurahAhzab
TafseerRuhalMaani,page121parah21
TafseerKashaf,Volume2page204,SurahAhzab
TafseerGharaibalQuran,Volume7page75
TafseerMadarikalTanzeel,Volume3page48,SurahAhzab
AlMuhazraat,Volume4page434byRaghibalIsfahani
ThetestimonyofthecompanionUbaibinKa'b

WereadinTafseerDureManthur:

UbaibinKaabinquiredofsomeone:'HowmanyverseswerethereinthechapterofalAhzab?'Hereplied,'72
or73verses.'UbaibinKa'bthensaid:IhadseenthisSurahmoreorequaltoSurahBaqarah

ThetestimonyofUmar

WealsoreadinTafseerDureManthur:

Ibn Mardawayh narrated from Huzaifah that Umar said that Surah Ahzab was equal to Surah
Baqrah(inlength)

AishaclearlybelievedintheincompletenessofQuran

WereadinTafseerRuhalMani:

Aishanarrates:"DuringthelifeofthetheProphet(s),SurahAhzab was read with 200 verses, when Uthman


collectedtheverses,hecouldgetalongwithmoreversesthanthis.

WealsoreadinTafseerQurtubi:

Aishanarrates:SurahAhzabcontained200versesduringthelifetimeofProphet[s]butwhentheQuranwas
collectedweonlyfoundtheamountthatcanbefoundinthepresentQuran".

ThistragedyhappenedduetoUthmanbutitseemsthattheauthorofthistafseerlackedsufficientcouragetocite
hisname.

WealsoreadinDuralManthur:

Aisha narrated that during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet [s] 200 verses were recited in Surah Ahzab but
whenUthmancollectedtheMushaf,heonlysucceededinlocatingthepresentnumberofverses

AishasexplicitstatementsuggeststhatUthmanwasunsuccessfulinlocatingalargenumberofversesthatwere
presentduringthelifetimeofMuhammad.Itisntasmallstatement.AccordingtoAisha,theMuslimsoftodayhave
beendeprivedofalargenumberofversesthatwereinexistenceduringthetimeofMuhammad.Aishawasfully
aware of the seriousness of this statement and in it, we do not find any evidence that the lost verses were
abrogated.

SunnibeliefthataSurahequaltothelengthofSuraBarathasbeenlostasendorsedbyImamMuslim
andHakim

WehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedbooksofAhleSunnah.

SahihMuslim[English]Book005,Number2286
JamaalUsool,Volume3page53,chapter2part3Hadith972
MustadrakalHakim,Volume2page224,KitabalTafseer
AlMuhazhirat,Volume3page433
TafseerRuhalMani,Volume2page25
MujamalZawaid,Volume7page140
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume1page105,verseofabrogation

WereadinSahihMuslim5.2286:

AbuHarbb.AbualAswadreportedontheauthorityofhisfatherthatAbuMusaalAsh'arisentforthereciters
ofBasra.Theycametohimandtheywerethreehundredinnumber.TheyrecitedtheQur'anandhesaid:You
arethebestamongtheinhabitantsofBasra,foryouaretherecitersamongthem.Socontinuetoreciteit.(But
bear in mind) that your reciting for a long time may not harden your hearts as were hardened the hearts of
thosebeforeyou.Weusedtoreciteasurahwhichresembledinlengthandseverityto(Surah)Bara'at.Ihave,
however, forgotten it with the exception of this which I remember out of it: " If there were two valleys full of
riches,forthesonofAdam,hewouldlongforathirdvalley,andnothingwouldfillthestomachofthesonof
Adambutdust."

InJamaialUsool, we read the testimony of Abi Ka'ab, a companion of Muhammad, who was the first Imam of
TaraweehprayersappointedbyUmar:

UbaibinKa'bnarrates:TheProphet[s]saidthathehadbeenorderedtorecitetheQuranamongstusandthe
QuranwhichHe[s]hadrecitedalsocontainedthefollowingverse:
ShouldasonofAdamowntwovalleysfullofwealth,heshouldseekathirdvalleyandnothingwouldfillIbn
Adam'sabdomenbutthesoil.

WereadinAlMuhazraat:
AbdullahIbnMasudhadthisinhismushaf:
ShouldasonofAdamowntwovalleysfullofwealth,heshouldseekathirdvalleyandnothingwouldfillIbn
Adam'sabdomenbutthesoil.

SimilarlyalHakiminhisbook,AlMustadrak,inthesectionofcommentaryontheQuran(Vol2,p.224),reported
thatUbaiIbnKaabsaidthattheMessengerofGodsaidtohim:

CertainlytheAlmightycommandedmetoreadtheQuranbeforeyou,andheread"Theunbelieversfromthe
peopleoftheBookandShouldIbnAdamaskforavalleyfullofwealthandIgrantittohim,hewouldaskfor
another valley. And if I grant him that, he would ask for a third valley. Nothing would fill the abdomen of Ibn
Adamexceptthesoil.Godacceptstherepentanceofanyonewhorepents.ThereligionintheeyesofGodis
the Hanafiyah (Islam) rather than Yahudiyya (Judaism) or Nasraniya (Christianity). Whoever does good, his
goodnesswillnotbedenied."

AlHakim wrote: This is an authentic Hadith. AlDhahabi also considered it authentic in his commentary on al
Mustadrak.

When,

AlHakimsaidthisisauthenticaccordingtothestandardsofthetwoSheikhs(AlBukhariandMuslim)
AlDhahabialsoconsidereditauthenticinhisCommentaryofAlMustadrak,vol2,pages225226,
MuslimreportsimilarlytothisfromAbuMusaAsh'ari.
AnasbinMalikalsotestifiedtothelostverseofIbnAdamasrecordedinAlMusanaf,byAbdulrazaq,v10,
p436,
thenwhatwillbetheconclusion?

Thus,itisuptoNawasibtoruleonthefateoftheaboveSahababeforeattackingShias.Those,whoclaimthat
anyonewhohasrecordedatraditionwhichimpliestheincompletenessoftheQuranisaKafir,shouldfirstissue
thisFatwaagainstbelovedGurusImamBukhari,ImamMuslim,alHakim&Cosincetheytestifiedtosuchabsurd
traditionsbeingauthenticandnamedtheirbooksas"Sahih"!

TwoSurahs,namelySurahHafdandSurahKhula,writtenintheQuranofUbaibinKa'b,missingfromthe
currentQuran

AccordingtoSunnisourcesthereweretwosurahs,whichwerepartofthatQuranaccordingtothetestimoniesof
theSahabaandTabayeen.OneofthemwasSurahKhula:

God,weaskhelpfromYouandweaskrepentancefromYou.
AndwepraiseYou,andwewillnotbeinfidels,andweremoveandweleavewhoaredissolute(Unrestrained
byYourlaws).

TheotherwasSurahHafd:

GoditsYouWhoweworship,andforYouweprayandprostrate,
and we curry favor with You and we rush for Your obedience, and we hope for Your mercy, and we are afraid
fromYouranger,
Yoursufferispurchasingtheinfidels."

BothoftheseSurahswerepartofacopyoftheQuranpossessedbytheSahabiUbaibinKaab,andwerereadin
thefollowingSunnibooks:

TafseerDuralManthur,Volume4page421
TafseeralItqan(Urdu),Volume1page172173
TafseerRuhalMaani,Volume1page25

WereadinAlItqan[(Urdu),Vol1.p.172173]:

ThesequenceofsurahsinUbaibinKaabsmushafwasinthismanner:
[1]Al Hamd, [2]Al Baqrah, [3 ]Aal e Imran, [4]AlAn'am, [5]AlAr`af, [6][94] AtTakathur, [95]AlQadr,
[96]SuratalKhula,[97]SuratalHaqd,[98]

SurahKhulaandSurahHafdwereapartofIbnMasudsMushaf

WereadinTafseerDuralManthur,Vol8,p.696:

Ubaid narrates that he came to know that these two are the surahs from the Quran and are written in the
mushafofIbnMasud

UmarusedtoreciteSurahKhulaandSurahHafdinhisprayers

WereadinTafseeralItqan(Urdu),Vol1,p.175:
UmarIbnalKhattabdidQunutafterRuku[bowing]andrecited:
InthenameofAllah,theBeneficent,theMerciful
God,weaskhelpfromYouandweaskrepentancefromYou.
AndwepraiseYou,andwewillnotbeinfidels,andweremoveandweleavewhoaredissolute(Unrestrained
byYourlaws).

ItqanfiUloomalQuran,Vol1,p.77:

InthenameofAllah,theBeneficent,theMerciful
GoditsYouWhoweworship,andforYouweprayandprostrate,
andwecurryfavorwithYouandwerushforYourobedience,andwehopeforYourmercy,andweareafraid
fromYouranger,
Yoursufferispurchasingtheinfidels."

IbnAbbashadwrittenSurahKhulaandSurahHaqdinhisQuran

WearequotingfromthefollowingSunnibooks.

TafseerDuralManthur,Volume6page421
ItqanfiUloomalQuran,Volume1page77

WereadinAlItqan:

IntheMushaf(Quran)ofIbnAbbastherecitalofAbiandAbiMusawasinthismanner:

i.eGod,weaskhelpfromyouandweaskrepentancefromYou.
WepraiseYou,Wewillnotbeinfidels,andweremoveandweleavewhoaredissolute(UnrestrainedbyYour
laws).

Andthis[ItqanfiUloomalQuran(Urdu),Vol1,p.175&Vol1,p.77]:

GoditsYouWhowepraise,andforYouweprayandprostrate,
andwecurryfavorwithYouandwerushforYourobedience,
WeareafraidfromYouranger,andwehopeforYourmercy
Yoursufferispurchasingtheinfidels."

UmayabinAbdullahwouldrecitebothSurahsinhisprayers

InItqan[Vol1,p.77],wereadthataTabayee,namelyUmayabinAbdullah(d.87H),usedtorecitebothofthese
Surahsinhisprayers:

TabraniwithSahihchainhasnarratedfromIbnIshaqthathesaid:InKhurasanUmayabinAbdullahbinKhalid
bin Usaid did imamate for us in prayers and recited both of these Surahs: INNA NASTA3INUKA WA
NASTAGHFIRUKA

TheSahabiIbnMasudstestimonythatAlisnamewasmentionedinQuran,butdeletedoutbyUthman

WereadinHolyQuran:

[Shakir 5:67] O Messenger! Deliver what has been revealed to you from your Lord and if you do it not, then
youhavenotdeliveredHismessage,andAllahwillprotectyoufromthepeoplesurelyAllahwillnotguidethe
unbelievingpeople.

WehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedSunniTafseersoftheabovementionedverse.

TafseerDuralManthur,Volume2page297,SurahMaidahverse67
TafseerRuhalMaani,Volume9page193
TafseerFatahalQadeer,Volume2page57,SurahMaidahverse67
TafseerMazhari,Volume3page353publishedbyDaarulIshatKarachi

WereadinTafseerRuhalMaani:

HafizAhmedbinMusabinMardawayhhasnarratedwithhisisnadfromAbdullahIbnMasudthat:"Duringthe
lifetimeoftheHolyProphet(s)weusedtorecitethisverseas:
"OApostle!DeliverwhathasbeensentdowntoyoufromyourLord'that'AliistheMaulaoftheMomineen',if
youdon't."

IbnMasudstestimonythatAlisnamewasmentionedinSurahAhzabaswell.

[Shakir33:25]AndAllahturnedbacktheunbelieversintheirragetheydidnotobtainanyadvantage,andAllah
sufficedthebelieversinfightingandAllahisStrong,Mighty.

WehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedSunniTafseersofabovementionedverse:
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume5page192,SurahAhzabverse25
TafseerRuhalMaani,page157,chapter21,verse25
Ma'arijalNabuwatbyMoinKashifi,Volume1page163

AllamahAlusiwritesinTafseerRuhalMaani:

IbnMardawayhnarratedfromIbnMasudthat:Weusedtorecitethisverseas:"andenoughwasAllahforthe
believersintheirfight'viaAliibnAbiTalib'.

AllamahJalaluddinSuyutiwritesinDuralManthur:

IbnAbiHatim,IbnMardawayhandIbnAsakirhavenarratedfromAbdullahIbnMasudthat:Weusedtorecite
thisverseinthefollowingmanner:andenoughwasAllahforthebelieversintheirfight'viaAliibnAbiTalib.

Ibn Masuds testimony that the term, AaleMuhammad, was also present in the Quran after the term
AaleImran

WereadintheQuran:

[Shakir3:33]SurelyAllahchoseAdamandNuhandthedescendantsofIbrahimandthedescendantsofImran
abovethenations.

[INNA ALLAHA ISTAFA ADAMA WANOOHAN WAALA IBRAHEEMA WAALA AAIMRANA AAALA
ALAAALAMEENA]

AbuMuhammadAbdullahbinMuhammadbinAbdullahalKaenifromAbualHassanbinUthmanbinalHassan
alNusaibi from Abu Bakr Muhammad bin alHussain bin Saleh alSubaei from Ahmad bin Muhammad bin
SaeedfromAhmadbinMaythambinAbiNaeemfromAbuJanadalSalolifromalAmashfromAbuWaelthat
hesaid:IreadinAbdullahibnMasud'sMushaf:{SurelyAllahchoseAdamandNuhandthedescendantsof
IbrahimandthedescendantsofImrananddescendantsofMuhammadabovethenations.}

ThalabirecordedinhisTafsirfromalAmashfromAbiWaelthathesaid:'IreadinAbullahibnMasud'sbook:'The
familyofAbraham,andthefamilyofImranandthefamilyofMuhammadaboveallpeople''

Shaqiqsaid:IreadinAbdullahibnMasud'sMushaf{SurelyAllahchoseAdamandNuhandthedescendantsof
IbrahimandthedescendantsofImrananddescendantsofMuhammadabovethenations.}

ImamAbuHayanAndlasialsorecordsinTafsirBaharalMuheet,Vol2,p.203:

Abdullahusedtorecite:'ThedescendantsofMuhammadaboveallpeople'

ImamBukharis&MuslimsenforcementofatraditionpointingtotheincompletenessoftheQuran

WehavereliedonthemostreliableworkofAhleSunnah.

SahihBukhari,BookofTafseer(CommentryonQuran)
FatahalBari,Volume8page506,Hadith3771
SahihMuslim,Book001,Number0406[English]
SahihIbnHaban,Volume14page487
AlSunnanalKubra,byBayhaqi,Volume9page7

WereadinSahihalBukhari(Arabic),BookofTafseer,Hadith5023:

NarratedIbnAbbas:
When the Verse:'And warn your tribe of nearkindred, and thy group of selected people among them was
revealedtheProphetascendedtheSafe(mountain)andstartedcalling"OBaniFihr!OBani'Adi!"addressing
various tribes of Quraish till they were assembled. Those who could not come themselves, sent their
messengers to see what was there. Abu Lahab and other people from Quraish came and the Prophet then
said,"SupposeItoldyouthatthereisan(enemy)[SahihBukhariVolume6,Book60,Number293]

IbnAbbashasusedthewords,andthygroupofselectedpeopleamongthem,alongwiththewords"Andwarn
yourtribeofnearkindred,whichhaventbeenmentionedintheEnglishversionofSahihBukhari.Thetranslator
hascommittedTahreefinordertohidethebeliefinTahreefoftheQuranthatwouldexposehisImamBukhariorif
weadoptthedefinitionofTaqqiyahwecansafelysaythatthetranslatorpracticedTaqiyahinthiscase.

The words And warn your tribe of nearkindred can be read in Holy Quran [verse 26:214] but the former, i.e.
andthygroupofselectedpeopleamongthem,which(accordingtoSunnisources)hadbeenrevealedalongwith
AndwarnyourtribeofnearkindredcannotbefoundinthisversenoranywhereelseintheQuran.Hencethe
statementofIbnAbbasprovesthatthosewordswerealsoapartofthisverseandsameviewhasbeenendorsed
byImamBukhariandImamMuslimwhoincludedthesewordsfromIbnAbbasintheirSahih.

NasibibeliefendorsedbyBukhari&Muslim:Somewords,whichwererecitedbytheProphetandSahaba
havebeendeletedfromSurahKahf

Presentlywehavegotthefollowingwordsintheverses79and80ofSurahKahf[trs.Sakir]:

Asfortheboat,itbelongedto(some)poormenwhoworkedontheriverandIwishedthatIshoulddamageit,
andtherewasbehindthemakingwhoseizedeveryboatbyforce.
Andasfortheboy,hisparentswerebelieversandwefearedlestheshouldmakedisobedienceandingratitude
tocomeuponthem.

WearequotingfromthefollowingprestigiousbooksofAhleSunnah.
SahihBukhari[Arabic],BookofTafseer,HadithNumber4772
SahihMuslim[English],Book030,Number5865
SunanTirmidhi[Arabic],Volume11page427Hadith3442
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume4page227,SurahKehfverse79
TafseerTabari,SurahKehfverse79
MustadrakalHakim,Volume2page244Hadith2959
TafseerFathalQadeer,Volume3page305
AlTamhidbyIbnAbdulbar,Volume4page278
TafseeralQurtubi,Volume11page22

WereadinSahihBukhari(Arabic),BookofTafseer,HadithNumber4772:

.SaeedbinJubayrnarratedthatIbnAbbasusedtorecite:
'Andinfront(ahead)ofthemtherewasakingwhousedtoseizeeveryserviceablevboatbyforce.[18.79]and
usedtorecite:andasfortheboyhewasadisbelieverandhisparentswerebelievers[18.80]

ImamTirmidhirecordedsamethingandhasdeclaredthetraditiontobeHasanSahih:
SunanTirmidhi[Arabic],Vol11,p427,Hadith3442:

Note: The English translator of Sahih Bukhari 6:60:251 had no other option than to put the word serviceable
within brackets, so that the nave readers may not see this tradition as the one showing Ibn Abbas' belief of
TahreefintheQuran.

Regarding the belief of the Sahabi Ubai bin Kaab about these two verses, we read in Tafseer Dur al
Manthur[SurahKehf,verse79]:

UbaibinKa'busedtorecitethecitedverseasfollows:
for there was after them a certain king who seized on every serviceable boat by force [YA/KHUTHU KULLA
SAFEENATINSALEHATGHASBAN].

WealsoreadinTafseeralTabari:

AlHasanbinYahyasaidthatAbdulRazzaktoldusthatMuammarnarratedfromQatadahthatinIbnMas'ud's
writingstheversewasinthismanner:fortherewasafterthemacertainkingwhoseizedoneveryserviceable
boatbyforce.

WereadinSahihMuslim:

Sa'idb.jubairusedtorecite(verses79and80ofSuraKahf)inthisway:Therewasbeforethemakingwho
usedtoseizeeveryboatbyforcewhichwasinorder,theboywasanunbeliever.

Nowtheanswerofthequestionastowhytheseesteempeopleusedtorecitethesetwoversesinthismanneris
thattheseverseswererevealedintheverymannerfromMuhammadasImamHakimrecordsintothefollowing
tradition,whichhasbeendeclaredSahihbyhim[MustadrakalHakim,Volume7,page85,Hadith2913]:

Ibn Abbas stated: The Holy Prophet used to recite: for there was after them a certain king who seized on
everyserviceableboatbyforce.

ThebeliefofSipaheSahabaandotherNawasib:AnalterationhastakenplaceinSurahTalaq

WereadinSurahTalaq:

[Yusufali65:1]OProphet!Whenyedodivorcewomen,divorcethemattheirprescribedperiods,

But when we read authentic text of Nawasib, we come to know that people, whom they regard highly, used to
recitethisversewithwordsthatcannotbefoundinthepresentQuran:

"OProphet!Whenyedodivorcewomen,divorcetheminthebeginningtheirprescribedperiods

AllamahJalaluddinSuyutirecordsthisfactfromthemostauthenticsourcesofAhleSunnahinhisTafseerofthe
citedverse:

Malik and Shafiyee, Abdurazzaq in AlMusnaf, Ahmad, Abd bin Hamid, Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Al
Tirmidi, Al Nisa'i, Ibn Majah , Ibn Jurir, Ibn al Munzer, Abu Ya'la Ibn Mardawah and Al Bayhaqi in his Sunan
narratedfromIbnOmarthathedivorcedhiswifewhileshewasinherperiodandRasulollah[s]wasinformed
aboutthisandHe[s]gotangryandsaid:"Lethimgotoherandholdheruntilsheendsherperiod,thenifhe
wished he can divorce her a pure divorce before he touches her because this is the "Iddat" that God ordered
howthewomenwillbedivorcedandthenprophet[s]recited:"OProphet!Whenyedodivorcewomen,divorce
theminthebeginningtheirprescribedperiods

Wealsoread:

Ibn Mardawah narrated from AbilZubayr who from Ibn Umar that, during the time of the Prophet [s] he
divorcedhiswifewhileshewasinherperiod,soOmarwenttotheProphetandmentionedthesametohim[s]
onwhichHe[s]said:"Orderhimtogotoherandholdheruntilsheendsherperiodthenhecandivorceherif
he wished" Thus Allah revealed "O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce themin the beginning their
prescribedperiods
AbilZubayrsaid:IheardIbnUmarrecitingitlikethis.

Wefurtherread:

AbdulRazzaqandAbdbinHamidandAlTabaraniandIbnMardawehnarratedfromMujahid[ra]thathesaid:
One day a man asked Ibn Abbas: O Aba Abbas! I divorced my wife 3 times" So Ibn Abbas said: "You didn't
obeyyourGodandmadeyourwomanharamonyouandyouhaventbeenpioussothatGodmakesforyoua
vent, one of you will divorce . Then he said: "O Aba Abbas! God has said: "O Prophet! When ye do divorce
women, divorce them in the beginning their prescribed periods , And like this Ibn Abbas used to recite this
verse.
FromOnlineTafseerDureManthur.

InordertogaugetheprimarySunnisourcesthatcontaintheabovestanceofIbnAbbas,oncecanconsult:

alMujamalKabir,byTabarani,Volume11page73
SharhMa'anialAthaar,byIbnSalamah,Volume3page58
AlSunnanalKubra,byNisai,Volume6page493
SunnanalDarqutni,Volume4page11

Whilstquotingthisepisodeagain,wewouldliketopresenttheonlineversionsofthisincidentbrieflyremoveany
Nawasib confusion so that they can recognize how their Imams recorded traditions in their Sahih texts, which
clearly show that the verse [65:1] in the present Quran is not same as it that which was recited by the Holy
Prophet[s]andhisSahaba.

WereadinSahihMuslim[BookofDivorce,#3489]:

Ibn'Umar(Allahbepleasedwiththem)saidthatAllah'sApostle(maypeacebeuponhim)thenrecitedthis
verse:" O Apostle, when you divorce women, divorce them at the commencement of their prescribed period"
(Ixv1).

WereadinSunanAbuDaud[BookofDivorce,#2180]:

TheProphet(peace_be_upon_him)recitedtheQur'anicverse:OProphet,whenyoudivorcewomen,divorce
theminthebeginningoftheirwaitingperiod."

TheArabicversionsofboththesetraditionscanbereadatthefollowingsites,respectively,sothatthedifference
betweentwoversionsofversemaybecomeclear.
OnlineSahihMuslim[Arabic]Hadith#3743
OnlineSunanAbuDaud[Arabic]Hadith2187

FurtherprooffromBukhariaboutTahrifintheQuran

WereadinHolyQuran:

[Shakir 2:198] There is no blame on you in seeking bounty from your Lord, so when you hasten on from
"Arafat",

WehavereliedonthefollowingmostprestigiousworkofAhleSunnah.

SahihBukhari,Volume6,Book60,Number44[English]
FatahalBari,Volume8page186Chapter34Hadith4519
Sunnanalkubra,byBayhaqi,Volume4page333
AlMujamalkabir,byTabarani,Volume11page93
TafsiralTabari,Volume2page389

WereadinSahihBukhari:

NarratedIbn'Abbas:
'Ukaz,MijannaandDhulMajazweremarketsduringthePreislamicPeriod.They(i.e.Muslims)consideredita
sintotradethereduringtheHajjtime(i.e.season),sothisVersewasrevealed:"Thereisnoharmforyouif
youseekoftheBountyofyourLordduringtheHajjseason."(2.198)
AsyoucanseethewordsduringtheHajjseasonhasbeenusedinthishadithofSahihBukharialongwiththe
words of verse 2:198 which we do not find the former in the present Quran. Imam Bukhari has recorded the
testimonyofIbnAbbas[ra]thatthecitedversewasrevealedinthatprecisemanner.

AlterationintheverseofMutah

TheQuranwehaveinourhandshavetheverseinthefollowingmanner:

[Shakir 4:24] Then as to those whom you profit by, give them their dowries as appointed and there is no
blameonyouaboutwhatyoumutuallyagreeafterwhatisappointedsurelyAllahisKnowing,Wise.

InordertoprovethattheSahabaandTabayeenbelievedinsomewordstobetheapartofthisverse,wehave
reliedonthefollowingvaluedbooksofAhleSunnah:

TafseerDurreManthur,Volume2pages140141
TafseerTabari,Volume5pages1415
TafseerKabeer,Volume3page94
FatahalQadeer,Volume1page14
TafseerIbnKatheer,Volume1page84
TafseerRuhalMaani,Volume5page5
TafseerKashaf,Volume1page20
TafseerMazhari,Volume2page4
TafseerAhkamalQuran,Volume2page47
TafseerMu'alimalTanzeel,page414
MustadrakAlHakim,volume2page47
AlMusahifbyAbiBakrSijistani,page3
TafseerMawahibalRahman,page4part5
TafseerHaqqani,Vol2page3(publishedin1956,DeobandUP.India)
TafseerJamaAlBayan,Volume1page66
NeelalAutar,Volume6page53Chapter:TheabrogationofNikahalMutah
TafseerQurtabi,Volume5page30
SharhMuwattabyZarqani,Volume1page54
KitabalMusahaf,page342
AlBaharalMaheet,Volume3page218
MainialQuran,Volume2page61
TafseerManar,Volume5page5
SharhSahihMuslimofalNawawi,Volume9page179
UmdatalQariShrahSahihBukhari,Volume18page208
TafsirThalabi,Volume3page286
TafsirSamarqandiv1p320
AlUjabfibayanalasbabbyIbnHajar,Volume2page858

WereadinAlMustadrak:

NarratedfromIbnAbbasthathewouldreadthisversewiththewords:Thenastothosewhomyouprofitby,
foraprescribedperiod..

Imam Hakim declared the tradition to be Sahih as per the grading conditions set by Imam Bukhari and Imam
Muslim whilst Imam Dhahabi in his margin of Mustadrak deemed it Sahih on the conditions of Imam Muslim.
ImamJalaluddinSuyutirecords[TafseerDurreManthur,Volume2pages140141]:

NarratedAbedbinHamid,ibnJarir,alAnbariinhisbookalMusahifandalHakimandhedeclaredthechainas
Sahih from Abi Nadhra who said: I recited before Ibn Abbas ye derive benefit from them, give them their
dowers. Ibn Abbas said: ye derive benefit from them for a prescribed period. I said: We dont recite it like
this.IbnAbbassaid:ByAllahitwasrevealedlikethat.

BesideIbnAbbas,IbnMasud,IbnJubayrandUbaibinKa'ab,manyotherprominentfiguresalsorecitedtheverse
with the words for a prescribed period and that includes AlSedi (Tafseer Tabari v5,p18 Tafseer Ibn
Kathir v1,p486), Talha bin Musraf (Tafsir Thalabi v3,p286) and Muqatil (Tafsir Samarqandi v1,p320, AlUjab fi
bayanalasbabbyIbnHajarv2p858).

ThetestimonyoftheSahabaprovesthatthewordsforaprescribedperiodwerealsothereinQuranintheverse
ofMutahand,ifthatwasindeedthecase,thenitprovesthatUthmancommittedblatanttransgressionbydeleting
thesewordsfromtheQuran,whichcouldonlybetosuppressnewsoftheopensecretabouttheCaliphsdaughter
AsmaBinAbuBakrwhopracticedMutah.

UmarsoppositiontoAllahswordsbyprohibitingMutah

IfNawasibaregoingtoplaytheirusualabrogationgamethentheyneedtoprovetheabrogationofthewordsfor
aprescribedperiodthroughMutawatirnarrationsandalsoshowustheabrogatingverse.
ThemothersofthebelieversandotherSahabadidnotbelieveinthepresentQuran,andsuggestedthatverse
2:238hadbeentamperedwith.

WereadintheQuran2:238:

[Shakir]AttendconstantlytoprayersandtothemiddleprayerandstanduptrulyobedienttoAllah.

[HAFITHOOAAALAALSSALAWATIWAALSSALATIALWUSTAWAQOOMOOLILLAHIQANITEENA]

RegardingthetestimonyofAishaaboutTahreefbevingtakenplaceintheverseunderdiscussion,weareusing
followingprestigiousbooksofAhleSunnahasproof:

SahihMuslimBook004,Number1316[English]
AlMusahifbyAbiBakrSijistanipage94
TafseerDuralManthurVolume1,page302,SurahBaqrahVerse230
TafseeralTabari,Volume3page348
FatahalBari,Volume8page197Hadith4522
MusnadAhmad,Volume6page73
SunnanAbiDawoud,Volume1page102
SunnanTermidi,Volume4page285
SunnanNisai,Volume1page236
SunnanalKubra,byBayhaqi,Volume1page462
SharhMa'anialathaar,byibnSalamah,Volume1page172

SahihMuslim:

Abu Yunus, the freed slave of 'A'isha said: 'A'isha ordered me to transcribe a copy of the Qur'an for her and
said: When you reach this verse: "Guard the prayers and the middle prayer" (ii. 238), inform me so when I
reached it, I informed her and she gave me dictation (like this): Guard the prayers and the middle prayer and
the afternoon prayer, and stand up truly obedient to Allah. ' A'isha said: This is what I have heard from the
MessengerofAllah(maypeacebeuponhim).

Note:Thewords,andtheafternoonprayer[WASALATALASR],cannotbefoundintheverse2:238intheQuran
compiledbyUthman.

If Nawasib are still not satisfied, then allow us to advance the words of a star from the Farooq family from the
followingesteemedSunnibooks:

SahihIbnHaban,Volume14page228
SunnanalKubra,byBayhaqi,Volume1page462
SharhMa'anialAthaar,byibnSalamah,Volume1page172
vTafseerTabari,Volume2page764
TafseerDuralManthurVolume1page302

LetusquotefromTafseerDuralManthur, wherein Suyuti has recorded the narration from various high ranking
primarysources[Volume1,page721]:

AbuRafeetheslaveofHafsasaid:HafsaorderedmetowriteaMushafforherandsaid:Cometomewhen
youcomeacrossthisversesothatIdictateittoyouinthemannerthatIlearntit.ThenwhenIcameacross
the verse {Guard the prayers} she said: Write{Guard the prayers and the middle prayer and the afternoon
prayer}

WewouldalsoliketoadvancethewordsofProphet'swifeUmmeSalamarecordedinAlMusahifauthoredby
SunnischolarAbiBakrSajistani,thesonoftheauthorofSunanAbuDaud:

UmroBinRafa`narrates:UmmeSalamaaskedmetowriteaMushafforherandsheaskedmetoinformher
whenIarrivedattheverseHAFITHOOAAALAALSSALAWATIWAALSSALATIALWUSTA.ThereforewhenI
reachedthisverseIinformedheraboutitandshemademewritethisversewiththewordsASALATALASR
afterthewordsWASALATALWAST.

Similar things have also been recorded from Ibn Abbas (SunanalKubraby Bayhaqi, v1:p463 &Tafseer Tabari,
v2:p764)andfromtheSahabialBarabinAzeb(alMustadrak,v2:p281).

WehavecometoknowthataccordingtothewivesoftheProphet,theverseissupposedtobe:

Guardtheprayersandthemiddleprayerandtheafternoonprayer,andstanduptrulyobedienttoAllah.

IfNawasibaregoingtobringtheirabrogationexcusehereagaintoexplainthewords,andtheafternoonprayer,
couldtheykindlytelluswhythewivesoftheHolyProphetissuedaspecialinstructiontothewriterstoinsertthese
abrogatedwordsintheirrespectiveMushafs?WeseethatnoneofthesaidwivesofMuhammadsaidanythingto
suggest that these additional words, they used in this verse, were abrogated rather they all said: This is what I
haveheardfromtheMessengerofAllah(maypeacebeuponhim).

AishabelievedthattheQurancompiledbyUthmanwasavictimoftahreef
WeshallrelyonthefollowingesteemedbooksofAhleSunnahtoprovethis:

TafseerItqan(Urdu),Volume2page65
TafseerDureManthur,Volume5page220,verseofsalutation
AlMusahif,page95,ZikrMushafeAisha

AllamahJalaluddinSuyutirecordsinTafseerItqan[Volume2page65]:

HameedahBintYunusnarrates:Myfather[Abi]whowas80yearsoldrecitedformetheverseofsalutation
fromtheMushafofAishawiththefollowingwords:
i.e Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and
salutehimwithallrespect.Andonthosewhocametothefirstlinesofprayers
ThisversewasinthisverymannerbeforeUthmanhadmadechangestotheQuran.

TheverseinthepresentQuranisasfollows[Yusufali33:56]:

AllahandHisangelssendblessingsontheProphet:Oyethatbelieve!Sendyeblessingsonhim,andsalute
himwithallrespect.

Wecanseethat,accordingtotheMushafofAisha,Andonthosewhocametothefirstlinesofprayerswasthe
partoftheverse[33:56],whilstHameedahbinYunusleveledaseriouschargeagainstUthmanbyassertingThis
versewasinthisverymannerbeforeUthmanhadmadechangestotheQuran.

UmardidnotbelievethatthewordandwasapartofSurahTaubah,verse100

We know that words like and creates a huge difference in terms of meanings in general literature, the case is
greaterwiththeHolyQuran.Amazingly,wereadthatthatinverse100ofSurahTaubah,Umarwasbelievedthat
WA that means and was not a part of this verse, whilst it is in the present Quran. The verse in the present
Quranisasfollows:

WAALSSABIQOONA ALAWWALOONA MINA ALMUHAJIREENA WAALANSARI WAALLATHEENA


ITTABAAAOOHUM BIIHSANIN RADIYA ALLAHU AAANHUM WARADOO AAANHU WAAAAADDA LAHUM
JANNATIN TAJREE TAHTAHA ALANHARU KHALIDEENA FEEHA ABADAN THALIKA ALFAWZU
ALAAATHEEMU

ImamJalaluddinSuyutirecordsinTafseerDureManthur:

Umar recited the verse 'WAALSSABIQOONA ALAWWALOONA MINA ALMUHAJIREENA WAALANSARI


ALLATHEENAATABAOUHEMBEAHSAN'anddidnotinsert'WA'[and]before'ALLATHEENA'.ZaidbinThabit
told him that it was 'WAL WAALLATHEENA' whilst Umar said it was 'ALLATHEENA'. Zaid bin Thabit said:
'Umar knows better'. Umar then summoned Ubai Bin Kaab, who said:'Yes, its WAALLATHEENA'. Then Umar
said:'Allrightthenreciteitinthisway.'

We also read that Umar was humiliated by another Sahabi Ubai, when discussing the cited verse. Allamah
JalaluddinSuyutirecordsinTafseerDureManthur,V3:p269,SurahTaubahverse100:

Umar recited the verse WAALSSABIQOONA ALAWWALOONA MINA ALMUHAJIREENA WAALANSARI


WAALLATHEENA and did not insert WA before ALLATHEENA. Zaid bin Thabit told him that it was WAL
WAALLATHEENA whilst Umar said it was ALLATHEENA. Zaid bin Thabit said: Umar knows better. Umar
summonedUbaibinKa`b.UbaitoldUmar:Yes!Ihavetakenthiswordinexactlythesamewayfromthetongue
oftheHolyProphet[s].Umarasked:HaveyoureallytakenthiswordexactlyfromtheProphetstongue?Abi
got furious and replied: By Allah! He [swt] revealed the Quran on Gebrial and Gebrail revealed it on the
Prophets heart and Allah [swt] hasnt taken suggestions from Khatab or from his son when revealing the
Quran.

UmarbelievedinadifferentversionofSurahFatihah

WehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedworksofAhleSunnahtoprovethis:
TafseerDureManthur,Volume1page15
AlMusahif,page60byAbiBakrSajistani

InthepresentQuran,MuslimsreadSurahFatihahwiththefollowingwordsduringprayers:

SIRATA ALLATHEENA ANAAAMTA AAALAYHIM GHAYRI ALMAGHDOOBI AAALAYHIM WALA


ALDDALLEENA

ButIbnKhatabhadhisownversionofSurahFatihah.WereadinTafseerDuralManthur:

AlMusahif,page60:

Umar would recite this verse as: SIRATA MIN ANAAAMTA AAALAYHIM GHAYRI ALMAGHDOOBI
AAALAYHIMWAGHAYRIWALAALDDALLEENA

WedeemitagoodapportunitytomentiontheauthorofBookalMusahifAbdullahbinSulaimanbinAlAshathbin
IshaqAlSejestanithesonofAbuDawoodtheauthorofSunnanAbuDawood.AccordingtoDarqatniheisThiqa
[Tadkerat AlHufaz v2 p771, Tarikh Baghdad v9 p468]. While Abu Hamed bin Asad AlMaktib said: 'I never saw
someoneinknowledgethanAbdullahbinAlAshath[TarikhBaghdadv9p465].ImamDhahabialsodeclaredhim
Thiqa[AlSiarfiAl'amAlNubala,v14p505].

Nasibi belief in Tahrif: The words WAL MUHAJIROON FI SABIL ILLAH have been deleted from two
placesintheQuran

WereadinTafseerDuralManthur,V6:p92,SurahHashr:

"A'mashstatesthatinrespectofHalalandHaram,thedifferencebetweenthecopies[Mushaf]ofAbdullahIbn
MasudandZaidBinThabitisthatinSurahInfaalwords'Andknowthatwhateverthingyougain,afifthofitis
forAllahandfortheMessengerandforthenearofkinandtheorphansandtheneedyandthewayfarer'[Surah
Infaal,verse41]andinSurahHashrwords'WhateverAllahhasrestoredtoHisMessengerfromthepeopleof
thetowns,itisforAllahandfortheMessenger,andforthenearofkinandtheorphansandtheneedyandthe
wayfarerandthosewhohavelefttheirhomesinAllah'scause'[SurahHashr,verse7].

AccordingtoUbai,thewordFILWAADIismissingfromthepresentQuran.

WereadinSurahAaleImran,verse153:

Behold!yewereclimbingupthehighground

ITHTUSAAIDOONAWALATALWOONAAAALAAHADIN

WereadinTafseerDureManthur,SurahAaleImran,verse153:

Ibn Jarir said that Haroon stated that Abi Bin Kaab used to recite the cited verse as: Behold! ye were
climbingupthevalley[ITHTUSAAIDOONAFILWAADI].

We do not find the word FIL WAADI in the present Quran. What is the Nasibi fatwa here? The narrators are
yours,thebooksareyours,theauthorisyours,thetranslatorisyours,thepublisherisyours,sowhythismulish
attitude?

AletterhasbeenaddedtotheMushafofUthmanthatwasnotintheMushafofIbnMasud

WereadinSurahYusuf:

[Shakir12:76]..andaboveeveryonepossessedofknowledgeistheAllknowingone.

WereadinTafseerIbnKathir:

AbdullahbinMasudreadtheAyahthisway:
Andaboveeveryscholar,istheAllKnower(Allah).'

Doweneedtocommentanyfurtherhere?

Sunniproofabouttahrifinthe6thverseofSurahAhzab

WereadintheHolyQuran[Yusufali33:6]:

TheProphetisclosertotheBelieversthantheirownselves,andhiswivesaretheirmothers.

IbnJarirTabarirecordsinhisesteemedcommentaryofQuran[Tradition21597]:

Bushr from Yazid from Sai'd from Qatadah that he said: Some used to recite: "The Prophet is closer to the
Believersthantheirownselves,andhiswivesaretheirmothersandheistheirfather".

WereadinTafsirDureManthur,commentaryofverse6,SurahAhzab:

AbdARazaqandSa'eedIbnMansoorandIshaqibnRahuwayhandIbnMunzirandAlBayhaqihavenarrated
fromBujalahthathesaid:Umarpassedbyayouthwhowasreadinginamushaf"TheProphetisclosertothe
Believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers and he is their father , so he (Umar) said:
"Youngboytalkaboutit".Theyouththensaid:ThisisthemushafofUbay(UbaybinKa`b)".SoUmarwentto
Ubayandaskedhimaboutit(theaddition)towhichUbayreplied:"IusedtobebusywiththeQuranwhilstyou
werebusyshoppinginthemarkets."

Accompanying Ahle Sunnas first Imam of Taraweeh prayers Ubai bin Kab, we have another prominent
companionofMuhammad,IbnAbbas,wholikewiserecitedthesewords.AllamahJalaluddinSuutirecords[Tafsir
DureManthur,commentaryofverse6SurahAhzab]:

AlFiryabiandIbnMardaweyhandalHakimandalBayhaqiinhisSunannarratedfromIbnAbbas[ra]thathe
used to read this verse:"The prophet has more authority over the believers than themselve s and he is their
fatherandhiswivesaretheirmothers."
AverserecitedbyUbaybinKabisabsentintheQuranTahrifinSurahFatah

WereadintheHolyQuran[48:26]:

When those who disbelieved harbored in their hearts (feelings of) disdain, the disdain of (the days of)
ignorance, but Allah sent down His tranquillity on His Messenger and on the believers, and made them keep
the word of guarding (against evil), and they were entitled to it and worthy of it and Allah is Cognizant of all
things.

We read in the following authentic sources ofAhleSunnahthat Ubay bin K'ab, companion of the Holy Prophet,
wouldrecitesomeadditionalwordstothisverse.
SunanNisaiVol6page463,No.11505
AlMustadrakalHakim,Vol2page225
KanzulUmmalVol2,No.4815
OnlineTafsirDuralManthurVol7,tafsirforsurahfath

SunanNisai[Vol10:No.11441]:

Ibrahim Ibn Saeed narrated from Shebabah Ibn Suwar from Abdallah ibn Alala from Basr ibn Abdallah from
AbiIdreesfromUbayibnKaab,thatheread:

(48:26)Whenthosewhodisbelievedharboredintheirhearts(feelingsof)disdain,thedisdainof(thedaysof)
ignorance,andifyouhadfeltdisdainliketheyfelt,themasjideharamwouldhavebeencorrupted

AccordingtoIbnMasud,IbnAbbas&UbaibinKaab,adeletionofwordshasbeencommittedinSurah
Nisaverse79

InordertoprovethattheSahabadidnotbelieveinthepresentformofthisverse,wehavereliedonthefollowing
esteemedSunnibooks:
TafsiralSam'ani,Volume1page451
TafsirQurtubi,Volume5page286
FatehalQadir,Volume1page490
RuhalMa'ani,Volume5page90
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume2page597

WereadinQuran,4:79:

Whatever benefit comes to you (O man!), it is from Allah, and whatever misfortune befalls you, it is from
yourself.

ButaccordingtothreegreatSahabanamelyAbdullahIbnMasud,IbnAbbasandUbaibinKaabthewordsandI
haverecordedforyouhavebeendeletedfromtheverse.Weread[TafseerDuralManthur,2:597]:

Mujahid said: According to Ubai bin Kaab and Ibn Masud's recitation its: Whatever benefit comes to you (O
man!),itisfromAllah,andwhatevermisfortunebefallsyou,itisfromyoursel,andIhaverecordedthatabout
you.

Similarlyweread[TafseerDuralManthur,2:597]:

MujahidnarratesthatibnAbbasusedtorecite:Whateverbenefitcomestoyou(Oman!),itisfromAllah,and
whatevermisfortunebefallsyou,itisfromyourself,andIhaverecordedthataboutyou

So, according to these three esteemed Sahaba, the words, and I have recorded that about you, have been
deletedfromtheversionoftheQuranwetodayhaveinourhandsandasusual,thepresentdayNawasibhaveto
choosebetweenthesethreeesteemedSahabaandUthman&Co.inordertoattributeresponsibilityofcommitting
TahreefintheQuran,itwaseither:

1.the above cited Sahaba who sinned by believing that the verse contained additional words not present in
theQuran,or,
2.itwasUthman&Co.whodeletedthesewordsandwerehenceguiltyofcommittingTahreeftotheQuran.

ThegoatofAishaatetheversesofsucklingfromtheQuran

Inordertobackupourpoint,wehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedbooksofAhleSunnah:
SahihMuslimBook008,Number3421
SunanIbnMajah,page141,Bookofsuckling
SunanDarqutni,page500,Bookofsuckling
HayatalHaiwan,Volume4page463,LughatRawajan
AlMuhazraat,Volume4page433
TafseerRuhalMani,Volume4page254
WereadSahihMuslim8:3421:

'A'isha(Allahbepleasedwith,her)reportedthatithadbeenrevealedintheHolyQur'anthattenclearsucklings
makethemarriageunlawful,thenitwasabrogated(andsubstituted)byfivesucklingsandAllah'sApostle(may
peacebeuponhim)diedanditwasbeforethattime(found)intheHolyQur'an(andrecitedbytheMuslims).

Whilst there is not much different between the original Arabic words of the tradition and the official English
translation,wewouldliketomentionamoreaccurateEnglishtranslationofthetradition:

Aishasaid:IthadbeenrevealedintheQuranthattenclearsucklingsmakethemarriageunlawful,thenitwas
abrogatedbyfiveclearsuckling,thenAllah'sApostle(maypeacebeuponhim)diedandtheversewasrecited
aspartofQuran.

WereadthefollowingwordsofAishainSunanIbnMajah,whichhasbeendeclaredHasanbyImamNasiruddin
Albaani[SunanIbnMajah[Arabic],BookofSuckling,#2020]:

"Whentheverseofstoningandverseofsucklingdescended,theywerewrittenonapieceofpaperandkept
undermypillow.FollowingthedemiseofProphetMuhammad(S)agoatatethepieceofpaperwhilstwewere
mourning."

Aisha and Umar believed in the lost verse of stoning and Umar's Taqiyya prevented him from adding it
intotheQuran

Inthisparticularcase,wearenotgoingtodisputetheabrogationoftheverseofRajamratheroursoleconcern
willrevolvearoundspecificallytoAisha'sandUmar'sbeliefregardingthesaidverse,accordingtowhomthisverse
waslostafterthedeathofMuhammadandnotabrogatedandthereforeUmarintendedtowritethisverseinto
Quranwithhisownhands.
SahihBukhari,Volume8&Volume9
SahihMuslim,Volume2page42
SunanIbnMajah,page182,kitabalhudood
SunanAbuDaud,page148,kitabalhudood
MusnadAhmedbinHanbal,Volume1page274,Hadeeth273
TafseerIbnKathir,Volume3page261,SurahNoor
TafseerDureManthur,Volume5page880
AlItqanfiUloomalQuran,Volume2page32
AlMuhazraat,Volume4page423
SunnanalKubra,byBayhaqi,Volume8page211
MusnadalShafiyee,page164
AlMusanaf,byIbnAbiShayba,Volume6page553
SunnanalKubra,byNisai,Volume4page273
MarifatalSunnanwaalAthaar,byBayhaqi,v6p323
TarikhBaghdad,Volume3page190

WereadinSahihalBukhari8:817:

.'Umarsatonthepulpitandwhenthecallmakersfortheprayerhadfinishedtheircall,'Umarstoodup,and
having glorified and praised Allah as He deserved, he said:.. Allah sent Muhammad with the Truth and
revealed the Holy Book to him, and among what Allah revealed, was the Verse of the Rajam (the stoning of
married person (male & female) who commits illegal sexual intercourse, and we did recite this Verse and
understoodandmemorizedit.Allah'sApostledidcarryoutthepunishmentofstoningandsodidweafterhim.

I am afraid that after a long time has passed, somebody will say, 'By Allah, we do not find the Verse of the
RajaminAllah'sBook,'andthustheywillgoastraybyleavinganobligationwhichAllahhasrevealed

InanotherHadith,whichisnarratedwithoutanyHadithnumberinBukhari,wereadabouttheTaqiyyahpracticed
byUmar,whereinhefailedtoaddthoseversesinQuranduetohisfearofthepeople.Thistraditionisinthetitle
ofoneofthechapterofBukhari.Fortunately,itwastranslatedbythetranslator.SahihalBukhari,ArabicEnglish
version,Vol9,p21213,betweenTraditions281and282:

(21)CHAPTER.Ifajudgehastowitnessinfavorofalitigantwhenheisajudgeorhehaditbeforehebecame
a judge (can he pass a judgment in his favor accordingly or should he refer the case to another judge before
whom he would bear witness?). And the judge Shuraih said to a person who sought his witness, "Go to the
rulersothatImaybearwitness(beforehim)foryou."And'Ikrimasaid,"Umarsaidto'AbdurRahmanbin'Auf,
'If I saw a man committing illegal sexual intercourse or theft, and you were the ruler (what would you do)?.
'AbdurRahman said, 'I would regard your witness as equal to the witness of any other man among the
Muslims.'Umarsaid,'Youhavesaidthetruth.''Umaradded:
IfIwerenotafraidofthefactthatpeoplemaysaythat'UmarhasaddedtotheQur'anextra(verses),Iwould
havewrittentheVersealRajm(stoningtodeathofmarriedadulterers)withmyownhands

WeshouldpointoutthataccordingtothestrangetestimonyofImamFakhruddinRazi,whichwereadinhisbook
AlMahsoolVol3:p348,theverseUmarwaswishingtoaddintheQuranwasneitherapartoftheQurannorwasit
anabrogatedverse:

IsaythatitwasntpartofQuranandUmar'sstatementrefertoit,hesaid:IfIwerenotafraidofthefactthat
people may say that Umar has added to the Qur'an extra (verses), I would have written the Verse alRajm
(stoningtodeathofmarriedadulterers)withmyownhands.IfthatwasaQuranorwasanabrogated(verse),
hewouldnthavesaidsuchthing.

Anyhow,letusnowreadtheunequivocaltestimonyofUmarthathebelievedtheverseofstoningtohavebeen
lostfollowingthedeathofProphet[TafseerDureManthur,MuqadmahofSurahAhzab]:

AbdulRazzakinAlMusannaffromIbnAbbassaid:UmarbinAlKhattaborderedapesrontogatherpeople
for Salat of Jama'at, then he ascended on a pulpit, praised God and said: "O people! Do not get afraid about
theverseofAlRajmbecauseitisaversethatwasrevealedinthebookofAllahandwerecitedit,butitwas
lost [Zahab] with much of the Quran gone with Muhammad and the proof of that is that the prophet [s] has
stoned and Abu Bakr has stoned and I have stoned and there will come people from this nation who would
denythestoning.

AsforAisha'sbeliefregardingtheverseofRajam,wehavealreadyreadthat[SunanIbnMajah[Arabic],Bookof
Suckling,#2020]:

"Whentheverseofstoningandverseofsucklingdescended,theywerewrittenonapieceofpaperandkept
undermypillow.FollowingthedemiseofProphetMuhammad(S)agoatatethepieceofpaperwhilstwewere
mourning."

Letusagainmakeonepointveryclearthatinthisparticularcase,wearenotarguingwhetherornottheverseof
stoninghasbeenabrogatedratheroursolemotiveinthiscaseistopointoutthebeliefofTahreefintheQuran
held by Umar and Aisha according to whom the verse of stoning is still a part of the Quran that went missing
followingthedeathofProphet[s].

5.SunnireportsaboutmistakesandchangesintheQuran

AccordingtoIbnAbbasthereisa'mistake'inSurahRaad,becauseofthesleepyscribe:

WereadinQuran[Shakir13:31]:

AndeveniftherewereaQuranwithwhichthemountainsweremadetopassaway,ortheearthweretravelled
overwithit,orthedeadweremadetospeaktherebynay!thecommandmentiswhollyAllah's,Havenotyet
those who believe known that if Allah please He would certainly guide all the people? And (as for) those who
disbelieve, there will not cease to afflict them because of what they do a repelling calamity, or it will alight
closebytheirabodes,untilthepromiseofAllahcomesaboutsurelyAllahwillnotfailin(His)promise

[WALAWANNAQURANANSUYYIRATBIHIALJIBALUAWQUTTIAAATBIHIALARDUAWKULLIMABIHI
ALMAWTA BAL LILLAHI ALAMRU JAMEEAAANAFALAM YAYASI ALLATHEENA AMANOO AN LAW
YASHAO ALLAHU LAHADA ALNNASA JAMEEAAAN WALA YAZALU ALLATHEENA KAFAROO
TUSEEBUHUMBIMASANAAAOOQARIAAATUNAWTAHULLUQAREEBANMINDARIHIMHATTAYA/TIYA
WAAADUALLAHIINNAALLAHALAYUKHLIFUALMEEAAADA]

WearequotingfromthefollowingesteemedbooksofAhleSunnah.

AlItqanfiUloomalQuran,Volume1page238
TafseerDureManthur,Volume4page63,SurahRadverse31
FatahalBari,Volume8page373byIbnHajarAsaqlani

WereadinTafseerAlItqan:

IbnAbbasrecitedthisverseasAFALAMYATBAINALLATHEENA.HewastoldthatitisAFALAMYAYASI
ALLATHEENA to which Ibn Abbas replied: The writer has written YAYASI but I think that he may not have
beenwakefulatthattimeofwritingthisword.

ImamofAhleSunnahIbnHajarAsqalaniwritesinhiscommentaryofSahihBukhari[FatahalBari,8:373]:

AndTabariandAbdbinHamidnarratedwithaSahihchaincontainingallthenarratorsfromtherijalofBukhari,
fromIbnAbbasthatherecitedAFALAMYATBAINandsaidthatthewriterhadwrittenit[YAYASI]whenhe
wasdrowsy.

AccordingtothebeliefofthepiousTabayeenandSahaba,thereisamistakeinSurahAaleImran

WereadintheQuran[Shakir3:81]:
AndwhenAllahmadeacovenantthroughtheprophets:CertainlywhatIhavegivenyouofBookandwisdom
thenanmessengercomestoyouverifyingthatwhichiswithyou,youmustbelieveinhim,andyoumustaid
him.Hesaid:DoyouaffirmandacceptMycompactinthis(matter)?Theysaid:Wedoaffirm.Hesaid:Then
bearwitness,andI(too)amofthebearersofwitnesswithyou.

NowwearequotingfromthefollowingbooksofAhleSunnah

TafseerRuhalMaani,Volume3page205,SurahAaleImran,verse81
TafseerQurtubi,Volume3page124
TafseerTabari,Vol6page554SurahAaleImran,verse81
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume3page47
TafseerFatahalQadeer,Volume1page225,SurahAaleImran,verse81

WereadinTafseerTabari:

AlRabee used to read: 'and Allah made a covenant with the people who were given the book'. He said: And
thatishowUbaibinKaabusedtoreadit.

Muhammad bin Amro narrated from Abu Asim from Isa from Ibn Abi Nujaih from Mujahid who said about the
verse: And when Allah made a covenant through the prophets: Certainly what I have given you of Book and
wisdom. He said: It is a mistake of the scribes. In the recitation of Ibn Masud it was in this manner: And
Allahmadeacovenantwiththepeoplewhoweregiventhebook.

AccordingtoImamIbnHajarAsqalanisTaqribalTahdib,MuhammadbinAmrobinAbaadisSeduq. Abu Asim


alDhahakbinMukhaladisThiqaThabtwhile Isa bin Maymoon, Abdullah ibn Abi Nujaih and Mujahid bin Jabr
areThiqah.

SunnibeliefthatawordinSurahBaniIsrailgotchangedduetoroughuseofinkbythescribe

ImamJalaluddinSuyutirecordsinAlItqan1:542:

AlDahakwasasked:'Howdoyourecitetheverse'WaQazaRabuka'?'.Hereplied:'NeitherwenorIbnAbbas
usedtorecitethisverseinthismanner,actuallyits"WawasaRabuka".Thisverseusedtobereadandwritten
likethisbutyourwriterdipedhispenintoinkpot,hegotmoreinkthanrequiredandhence'Waa'()gotmixed
upwith'Saad'(').

Thus we learned from this narration that in Surah Bani Israil verse 23, the word 'Qaza' is incorrect while the
'actual'wordbeforethe'mistake'ofthescribewas'Wasa'!

Umar and other Sahaba did not believe in present Quran as there is an abrogated word inSurah Juma,
whiletheyknewthecorrectword

WereadinSurahJuma[Shakir62:9]:

Oyouwhobelieve!whenthecallismadeforprayeronFriday,thenhastentotheremembranceofAllahand
leaveofftradingthatisbetterforyou,ifyouknow.

YAAYYUHAALLATHEENAAMANOOITHANOODIYALILSSALATIMINYAWMIALJUMUAAATIFAISAAAW
ILATHIKRIALLAHIWATHAROOALBAYAAATHALIKUMKHAYRUNLAKUMINKUNTUMTAAALAMOONA

FortheproofofTahreefofferedbyUmar,wewillrelyonthefollowingSunnitexts:
FatahalBari,Volume8page496
TafseerKabeer,Volume7page206
TafseerDureManthur,Volume6page219
alMusanafbyAbdulrazaq,Volume3page207

WereadinTafseerDureManthur,SurahJuma:

AbuUbaidnarratedinhis(book)alFadhaelandSaeedbinMansur,IbnAbiShayba,IbnalMunderandIbnal
Anbari in the Masahif (book) from Kharsha bin alHur that he said: Umar bin alKhatab saw me carrying a
tablet written in it {when the call is made for prayer on Friday, then hasten to the remembrance of Allah}
(FAISAAAWILATHIKRIALLAH).He(Umar)asked:Whodictatedthistoyou?Ireplied:UbaibinKaab.He
said:Ubairecitedtheabrogated(part),he(Umar)reciteditFAMZOILATHIKRIALLAH

Regardingitschainofnarration,ImamIbnHajarAsqalanirecords[FatahalBari,BookofCommentryofQuran,
SurahJuma]:

NarratedbySaadbinMansurandheclarifiedthemedium[narrator]betweenthe[narrator]IbrahimandUmar
whoisKharshaibnalHurrthereforethechainisSahih.

ImamAbdulRazaqSananirecordsinhisMusnaf:

AbdulrazaqnarratedfromMu'amarandothersfromalZuharifromSalemfromIbnUmarwhosaid:Umarused
torecitetheverseofJumachapterinthismanner:FAMZOILATHIKRIALLAHuntilhepassedaway.
AccordingtoImamIbnHajarAsqalanisTaqribalTahdib,AbdulrazaqalSan'aniisThiqah(v1p599),M'amarbin
Rashid is Thiqah Thabt (v2 p202) and Salem bin Abdullah is Thabt (v1 p335) and about AlZuhari he said:
Thereisaconsensusonhismagnificence(v2p132).

AccordingtoSahabiIbnMasudclearTahreefhasbeencommittedinSurahZukhraf

The45thverseofSurahZukhrafisinthefollowingmanner[Shakir43:45]:

And ask those of Our messengers whom We sent before you: Did We ever appoint gods to be worshipped
besidestheBeneficentAllah?

InordertoshowthedifferentwordingsofthisverserecitedbythefamedcompanionAbdullahIbnMasud,weshall
relyonthefollowingSunnibooks.

TafseerQurtubi,Volume16page95
TafseerDuralManthur,Volumepage382,SurahZukhrufverse45
TafseerIbnKathir(Urdu),Vol5page35SurahZukhrufverse45

WereadinTafseerIbnKathir[TafseerIbnKathir[Arabic]TafseerIbnKathir(Urdu),Vol5Parah25Page35
(FaridBookDepotDehli)]:

AbdullahbinMasudreciteditas:
AndaskthosewhomWesentbeforeyouofOurMessengers

NowapartfromthisversionoftheverserecitedbyIbnMasud,ImamJalaluddinSuyutihasrecordedyetanother
version,recitedbyIbnMasud,whichagainisnottheonewereadtoday[TafseerDuralManthur7:382]:

InIbnMasud'srecitation:Andaskthosewhoreadthebookbeforeyou

NoticethebigdifferencebetweenthetwoversionsofthisverserecitedbyIbnMasudandtheoneinourQuran.
Both the versions of Ibn Masud are demanding the Prophet to ask the people to whom Allah [swt] had sent
prophetsbefore,whilsttheversewerecitetodayisdemandingtheMuhammadtoaskthoseprophets.Moreover,
thesecondversionofIbnMasudisconsiderablydifferentthantheothersasitcontainsthewordswhoreadthe
book.

Interestingly,afterrecordingthetradition,IbnKathirthensays:

Yetthisappearstobeanexplanationratherthananalternateversionofrecitation.AndAllahknowsbest.

There are numerous traditions, according to which, Ibn Masud and his companions had the Quranic verses in
their Mushafs with words that differ from the manner in which Muslims recite verses today. Are all of those
traditionsgoingtobeexplainedawayasexplanationsratherthanalternateverses?

IbnAbbasandSaeedbinJubayrmarkedamistakeinSurahNurverse27ofUthmansMushaf

WereadinQuran[Shakir24:27]:

O you who believe! Do not enter houses other than your own houses until you have asked permission and
salutedtheirinmatesthisisbetterforyou,thatyoumaybemindful.

[YA AYYUHA ALLATHEENA AMANOO LA TADKHULOO BUYOOTAN GHAYRA BUYOOTIKUM HATTA


TASTA/NISOO/ WATUSALLIMOO AAALA AHLIHA THALIKUM KHAYRUN LAKUM LAAAALLAKUM
TATHAKKAROONA]

WereadinthefollowingreliablebooksofAhleSunnah.

TafseerItqan,Volume1page228
TafseerDureManthur,Volume5page38,SurahNurverse27
MustadrakalHakim,Volume2,kitabaltafseer
TafseerTabari,Volume18page146

WereadthetestimonyofSahabiIbnAbbasinTafseerTabari:

IbnBasharnarratedfromMuhammadbinJaffarfromShu'abafromAbiBashirfromSaeedbinJubairfromIbn
Abbasaboutthisverse{Oyouwhobelieve!Donotenterhousesotherthanyourownhousesuntilyouhave
asked permission (TASTA/NISOO) and saluted their inmates}. He said: It is a mistake by the scribe. {until
youhaveaskedpermission(TASTAZINO)andsalutedtheirinmates}.

AccordingtoImamIbnHajarAsqalanisTaqribalTahdib,MuhammadbinBashar,MuhammadbinJaffaralHadali
andShu'abaareThiqahwhileAbuBashrBayanbinBashrandSaeedbinJubairareThiqahThabt.

MoreoverwereadasimilartestimonybyoneofthereveredTabayeennamelySaeedbinJubair:

IbnalMuthananarratedfromWahabbinJarirfromShu'abafromAbiBeshrfromSaeedbinJubairthesamebut
he added: It is supposed to be '{until you have asked permission (TASTAZINO)}', but it was a mistake of the
scribe'
According to Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalanis Taqrib alTahdib, Wahab bin Jarir and Shu'aba are Thiqah while
MuhammadbinalMuthana,AbuBashrBayanbinBashrandSaeedbinJubairareThiqahThabt.

IbnAbbasmarkedanothermistakeinSurahNur,verse35ofUthmansMushaf

WereadinTafseerIbnAbiHatim8:2595:

Ali bin alHussain narrated from Nasr bin Ali from his father from Shebl bin Abaad from Qays bin Saad from
AttafromIbnAbbas{AllahisthelightoftheheavensandtheearthalikenessofHislightisasaniche}.He
said:Thisisamistakebythescribe,He(Allah)isgreaterthantobehislightasaniche,Hesaid(thatits):{a
likenessofthebeliever'slightisasaniche}.

According to Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalanis Taqrib alTahdib Ali bin alHussain bin Ibrahim alAmeri is Seduq and
NasrbinAlialJahdhamiisThiqahThabtwhereasAlibinNasr,SheblbinAbbad,QaysbinSaadalMakkiand
AttabinRabahareThiqah.

Seethebigdifferencebetweenthetwoversionsofthisverse.AccordingtoMushafofUthman,webelievethethe
verseistalkingaboutAllah[swt]whileIbnAbbas[ra]notonlyunequivocallyrejectedthisbutadvancedthecorrect
versionofthiswordsaccordingtowhichthisverseistalkingaboutbelievers.

ShockingSunnibelief:TherearefourmistakesinQuran
ImamAbuDaudssonAllamahAbiBakarSajistanirecordsthisdaringtraditioninhisesteemedbookAlMusahif
[page42]:

AbdullahnarratedfromAlFadhalbinHamadalKhayrinarratedfromKhlad(hemeantIbnKhalid)fromZaidIbn
HubabnarratedfromAsh'athfromSaeedbinJubayr:"TherearefourmistakesinQuran:
"ALSSABIOON" [5:69], "WAALMUQEEMEEN" [4:162], "FAASSADDAQA WAAKUN MINA ALSSALIHEEN"
[63:10],"INHATHANILASAHIRANI"[20:63].

AisharejectedtheauthenticityoftheQuranandmarkedmistakesintheQurancompiledbyUthman

WereadinthefollowingtextsofAhleSunnah:
AlMusahif,page43
TafseerTabari,Volume2page18,SurahNisaverse162
TafseerGharaibalQuran,Volume2page17,SurahNisa
TafseerDuralManthur,Volume2page246,SurahNisa
TafseerThalabi,Volume6page250
TafseerItqan,Volume1page210
TafseerDureManthur,Volume2page246,SurahAlMaidah
TafseerMazhari,Volume6page149
TafseerQurtubi,Volume11page216
TafseerRuhalMaani,Volume1page31
TafseerMaalimalTanzeel,Volume4page221
AlMuhazraat,Volume3page435,AlHad

WereadthefollowingboldtestimonyofAishainTafseerThalabi:

AbuBakrbinAbdoosandAbuAbdullahbinHamidnarratedfromAbualAbbasalAsimfromMuhammadbinal
JahmalSamrifromalFarafromAbuMu'awiyahfromHishambinArwafromhisfatherthatAishawasasked
about Allahs statements in Surah Nisa (verse 162) LAKINI ALRRASIKHOONA and WAALMUQEEMEENA
and the Almightys statement in Sura Maidah (verse 69) INNA ALLATHEENA AMANOO WAALLATHEENA
HADOO WAALSSABIOON and His statement (Taha, 63) IN HATHANI LASAHIRANI. Aisha replied: O my
nephew,thisisduetomistakescommittedbythescribe.

AbuBakrMuhammadbinAhmadbinAbdoos:Dahabisaid:Imam(Siaralamalnubala,v17p58).AbuAbdullah
binHamedalWaraq:Dahabisaid:SheikhandMuftiofHanbalis(Siaralamalnubala,v17p203).AbualAbbas
alAsim: Dahabi said: Thiqah (Tazkirat alHufaz, v3 p860).Muhammad bin Jahm alSamri: Dahabi said:
Darqutni said that he was Thiqah (Siar alam alnubala, v13 p164). AlFara bin Yahya: Dahabi said:Thiqah
(Siar alam alnubala, v10, p119). Abu Mu'wiyah Muhammad bin Khazem: Dahabi said: Thabt (Tazkirat al
Hufaz,v1p294).HishambinUrwa:Dahabisaid:Hujja(TazkiratalHufaz,v1144).UrwabinalZubair:Dahabi
said:Thabt(TazkiratalHufaz,v1p62).

UthmantestifyiedthatsomeQuranicwordswereincorrectlytranscribed

ThisatrociousviewofUthmanhasbeenrecordedinthethefollowingesteemedbooksofAhleSunnah.
TafseerItqan(Urdu)Volume1page492
TafseerRuhalMaani,Volume1page30
TafseeralKabeer,Volume6page38
TafseerQurtubi,Volume11page212,SurahTahaverse63
TafseerFathalQadeer,Volume3page361
TafseerMa'alamalTanzeel,Volume3page361,SurahNisaverse161
TafseerDureManthur,Volume2page246,SurahMaidah
AlMuhazraat,Volume2page434byRaghibIsfahani
TafseerMazhari(Urdu),Volume3page215&216
AlFauzalKabiralUsoolalTafseerbyShahWaliullahDehalvi
alKashfwalByanfiTafseereQuranbyAbuIshaqThalabi
AlMusahifbyIbnAshtah

AllamahBaghwiwritesinTafseerMa'alamalTanzeel:

"There is disagreement over 'ALMUQEEMEENA ALSSALAT'. Aisha [ra] and Aban bin Uthman said that was
writtenintheQuranduetoamistakeonthepartofthetranscriber.Itscorrectionisessentialanditshouldbe
written as 'ALMUQEEMOONA ALSSALAT'. Similarly in Surah Maidah 'AALSSABIOONA' and in Surah Taha
'INHATHANILASAHIRANI'havealsobeenwrittenduetothemistakeofscribes.Uthmanstatedthathehad
seensomemistakesintheQuranandArabswouldcorretthethroughtheirlanguageandtheyhadaskedhim
tochangethembuthesaidthatthesemistakesdidnotchangeHaramtoHalalandviceversa"

We should also mention that Imam of Nawasib Ibn Taimiyah has written in hisMinhaj, under the discussion of
TafseerThalabithat:

Baghwis Tafseer is the abridged form of Thalabis Tafseer and he (Baghwi) didnt include fabrications in his
Tafseer

WereadinTafseerKabeer:

When Uthman saw his [compiled] Quran he stated that he observed some mistakes that would be corrected
bytheArabsthroughtheirlanguage.

WereadinalMusahif:

When the Quran was written it was brought to Uthman who saw mistakes in its scripture. He said that there
wasnoneedtocorrectthem,astheArabswouldmakethecorrectionthemselves

One of the beloved scholars of Deobandies namely Qazi Thanaullah Uthmani Pani Patti in his commentary of
verse162ofSurahNisarecordsinhisesteemedworkTafseerMahzari3:215,216 (Published by Daarul Ishat
Karachi):

Baghwi has written the statements of Aisha [ra] and Aban Bin Uthman [ra] that ALMUQEEMOONA
ALSSALAT should have been written at this place. Similarly WAALSSABIOON in Surah Maidahs verse
INNA ALLATHEENA AMANOO WAALLATHEENA HADOO WAALSSABIOON and HATHANI in the verse
IN HATHANI LASAHIRANI are the mistakes of writer (It should have been SABIEEN & HATHAIN
respectively).HadratUthman[ra]hadalsostatedthatthereweresomemistakes(ofwriting)intheMushafand
Arabs whilst reciting them would make the corrections themselves, through their language. When asked why
hedidnotmaketheamendments,UthmanaskedthatitremainthesameasitdoesnotalterHalaltoHaram
andHaramtoHalal.

WereadinAlItqanfiUloomalQuran(Urdu)1:492:

Akramah states that when Mushafs were written, they were presented before Uthman and he found some
incorrectwordswritteninthemandthensaidthattheyshouldntbechangedasArabswouldthemselvesmake
the corrections. Or he said that they would themselves correct the pronunciations (vowel points, diacritics).
HadthenarratorbeenfromthetribeofThaqeefandthewriterbeenfromthetribeofHadheel,thesemistakes
wouldnthavebeenintheMushaf.

Uthmans belief in the incorrectness of Quran has been testified by his own son, Aban. We read in Tafseer
QurtubiSurahTaha,verse63:

AbanbinUthmanrecitedthecitedverse[INHATHANILASAHIRANI]beforehisfatherUthman.Uthmansaid:
It is incorrect. Someone asked him: Why dont you correct it?. Uthman replied: Leave it there, it doesnt
makeanydifferenceinrespectofwhatisHalalandHaram.

QaziShawkanialsorecordsUthmansblasphemyagainsttheQuran.WereadinFatahalQadeer:

There are traditions according to which Uthman said that certain Quranic words were wrong due to mistakes
committedbywriters

AverseinSurahDhariyatdoesnotcontainthesamewordstaughtbyMuhammadtohisSahabahs

InSurahDhariyat,verse51,wereadthefollowingverse:

"SurelyAllahistheBestowerofsustenance,theLordofPower,theStrong"
According to Sunni scholars, this is not the form of verse that was taught by the Holy Prophet to the Sahabi,
AbdullahIbnMasud.WereadinSunanTirmidi:

TheMessengerofAllahtaughtmetorecite:"IamtheBestowerofsustenance,theLordofPower,theStrong".

AbuIsasaidthatthishadithisHasanSahih.

OnlineSunanTirmidiwithCommentary,Hadith2864
OnlineSunanAbuDaudwithcommentary,Hadith3479(withdifferentchain)

WhatistheviewofAhleSunnahregardingthewordstaughtbytheMuhammadtoIbnMasud?AccordingtoSunni
traditions,theProphetorderedhisadherentstolearntheQuranfromIbnMasud.ThetraditionisdeemedHassan
SahihbyImamAbuIsaIbnIsaTirmidi.

BeliefoftheHindaHaqChaarYaaricult:Verse25ofSurahNoorisdifferentfromwhattheSahabaandthe
Prophetrecited

WereadinSurahNoor,verse25:

OnthatDayAllahwillpaythemtherecompenseoftheirdeedsinfull,andtheywillknowthatAllah,Heisthe
ManifestTrut.

[YAWMAITHIN YUWAFFEEHIMU ALLAHU DEENAHUMU ALHAQQA WAYAAALAMOONA ANNA ALLAHA HUWA


ALHAQQUALMUBEENU]

NowwereadinTafserTabari18:141thattheSahabiUbaibinKaabhadthisverseinhiscompilationinashuffled
manner:

Jarir said: I read it in Ubai bin Kaabs Mushaf as Allah the just will pay back to them their reward in full
(YUWAFFEEHIMUALLAHUALHAQDEENAHUM)

AllamahJalaluddinSuyutihasrecordedthattheProphetrecitedthesameverseinanevenmoredifferentmanner
[TafseerDureManthur5:36]:

TabaraniandIbnMardwehnarratedfromBehzbinHakimfromhisfatherfromhisgrandfatherthattheProphet
(pbuh) recited: {Allahthe just will pay back to them in full their reward} (YUWAFFEEHI ALLAHU ALHAQ
DEENAHUM)

PleaseponderoverthebigdifferencebetweentheversesrecitedbyMuhammadUbaibinKaabandtheversion
thatispresentinthemushafofUthman.IthasthewordALHAQafterALLAHandthewordDEENAHUMafter
the ALHAQ whereas in the Quran compiled by Uthman the word DEENAHUM is present between the words
ALLAHandALHAQwhichresultsintheemergenceofatermAllahthejustaccordingtotheProphetandUbai.
Moreover,thereisanotherdifferenceintheversionoftheverse(24:25)theProphet[s]believedinandwhatwe
havetodayandthedifferenceisinthewordYUWAFFEEHIMUwhichispluralwhilsttheProphetusedtobelieve
inawordAFFEEHIthatwassingular.

SahabiIbnMasudattestedtoadifferentwordinSurah93,verse8

IntheHolyQuran(93:8)weread:

DidHenotfindtheedestituteandenrich(thee)?

ImamSuyutiinTafseerDuralManthurandIbnAttiaalAndalusiinalMuhararalWajiz,Volume5page495have
recordedthatagreatSahabididnotbelieveintheaforesaidwordsoftheQuran,ratherhebelievedinadifferent
formofthisverse[TafseerDuralManthur,8:544]:

NarratedIbnalAnbariinalMasahiffromalAmashthathesaid:IbnMasudreciteditlikethis:Hefoundyou
lackingandenrichedyou

The Quran has used the word Aael which means that he had money but not enough, thus he was in need
whereastheSahabiIbnMasudbelievedinthewordAdeemwhichmeanshehadnothingatall.Moreover,the
grammarsofthetwoformsofverseareentirelydifferentfromoneanothersincetheformofversewehavetoday
isinterrogativewhilstIbnMasudbelievedinanaffirmativeformoftheverse.

IbnMasudbelievedinadifferentwordinSurah4verse40

IntheHolyQuran(4:40)weread:

SurelyAllahdoesnotdoinjusticetotheweightofanatom.

NowImamSuyutiinTafseerDuralManthur2:539,ImamAbuIshaqThalabiinTafseerThalabi,Volume3page
308andIbnAttiaalAndalusiinalMuhararalWajiz,Volume2page254haverecordedthatAbdullahIbnMasud
didnotbelieveintheaforesaidQuranicverseratherhebelievedinadifferentversionofthisverse:
Ibn Abi Dawood recorded in alMasahif (book) from Atta from Abdullah (Ibn Masud) that he recited: Surely
Allahdoesnotdoinjusticetotheweightofanant

Wecanseethedifferencebetweenthetwoversionsofthisverse:theversionwehavetodayofthisverseassures
usthatAllahdoesnotdoinjusticeeventotheweightofanatom,whilstAbdullahIbnMasudbelievedthatAllah
doesnotdoinjusticeeventotheweightofanantthatis,anamethathasbeengiventoaparticularcreature.

Word'grapes'hasbeenreplacedwiththeword'wine'inSurahYusuf

InSurahYusufverse36,weread:

"[Shakir12:36]Andtwoyouthsenteredtheprisonwithhim.Oneofthemsaid:Isawmyselfpressingwine...."

[WADAKHALAMAAAAHUALSSIJNAFATAYANIQALAAHADUHUMAINNEEARANEEAAASIRUKHAMRAN]

WereadinTafseerDuralManthur4:19:

IbnMasudreaditas"AAASIRUANBAH"(pressinggrapes)andhe(IbnMasud)said:'ByAllah,Ihearditfrom
Allah'sMessengerlikewise.'

SoherewelearntthatintheQurancompiledbyUthmanwereadAAASIRUKHAMRAN(pressingwine)instead
of ASR ANBAH (pressing grapes), which, according to great Sahabi Ibn Masud, was not only the word he
believedinbutthatwasthe(correct)wordtheMuhammadhadtaughthim.

AishaandIbnAbbasbelievedinadifferentversionofSurahNisa,verse117

WereadintheQuran[Shakir4:117]:

TheydonotcallbesidesHimonanythingbutidols,andtheydonotcallonanythingbutarebelliousShaitan.

[INYADAAOONAMINDOONIHIILLAINATHANWAINYADAAOONAILLASHAYTANANMAREEDAN]

Allamah Jalaluddin Suyuti in his commentary of the above cited verse in his esteemed work Tafseer Dur e
Manthur2:223records:

AishanarratesthattheHolyProphet[s]recitedINYADAAOONAMINDOONIHIILLAAUNTHA.

Wealsoread:

IbnAbbasusedtoreciteINYADAAOONAMINDOONIHIILLAAUNTHA.

Word'JAHILEEN'hasbeenreplacedwith'DALLEEN'inQuran26:20

WehavereliedonthefollowingesteemedSunnisources:

TafseerDuralManthur,Volume6page291
TafseerTabari,Volume19p84
TafseerIbnAbiHatim,Volume8page2755
TafseeralThalabi,Volume7page161
alMuhararalWajizbyIbnAttiaalAndalusi,Volume4page228
TafseeralBahralMuhitbyIbnHayanalAndalusi,Volume7page11
alBurhanbyZarkashi,Volume4page189

WereadinHolyQuran26:20:

Hesaid:Ididitthen,whenIwasofthosewhoareastray.

[QALAFAAAALTUHAITHANWAANAMINAALDDALLEENA]

But our opponents believe that one of their beloved Sahaba, namely Abdullah Ibn Masud, did not believe
'DALLEEN' (astray) to be the actual word that was revealed in this verse, but it was 'JAHILEEN' (ignorant)
[TafseerDuralManthur6:291]:

Ibn Juraij said: 'According to Ibn Masud's recitation its: 'I did it then, when I was of those who are ignorant
(JAHILEEN).''

TahreefinSurahYusuf

Another example Tahreef of the Quran committed by Uthman bin Abi Sheybah was with regards to the verse
12:70:

Sowhenhefurnishedthemwiththeirprovisions

ImamDhahabihasrecorded:
Ali ibn Muhammad Ibn Kas said that Ibrahim alKhisas said: Uthman ibn Abi Sheybah read: 'And when he
providedthemwiththeirship',onthattheytoldUthmanthatitshouldbe'Andwhenheprovidedthemwiththeir
provisions'.Hereplied:IandmybrotherdonotreciteontherecitationofAsim.''

Thefamoussatanicverses

WearequotingthefamousincidentofGharaniqfromthefollowingesteemedSunnisources:
TafseerDuralManthur,Vol4page367SurahHajjverse52
TafseerGharaibalQuran,Vol17page109byNizamuddinNishapuri
TafseerQurtubi,Vol12page80byMuhammadIbnAhmedQurtubi
TafseerMazhari(Urdu),Vol8page94ByQadhiThanaullahPaniPatti
GhanyatulTalibeen,byShaykhAbdulQadirGilani,Page172
TafseeralKashaf,Vol.3,Page164
AhkamalQur'an,Vol.3,Page246
TafseeralTabari,Vol.17,Page186
IrshadalSariSharhSahihalBukharibyQastalani,Vol.7page194
FatahulBariSharhSahihalBukhari,Vol.8page349
TafseeralJalalayn,page338
MinhajasSunnah,Volume2page409byIbnTamiyah
MajmaalZawadi,Volume7page248Tradition11376

AlBazaarandAlTabaraniandIbnMardawehandalZiya'havenarratedthroughachainofalltrustworthy(Thiqa)
narrators by the way of Saeed Ibn Jubayr, from Ibn Abbas that Prophet recited the words of Surah Najm in the
followingmanner:

"Have you then considered the Lat and the Uzza And Manat, the third, the last? These are the lofty (idols),
verilytheirintercessionissoughtafter."

Mushrakeen became delighted on hearing this from Holy Prophet and said that their idols have also been
mentioned in Quran. Then Gebrail came and said to Prophet: "Recite same revelation and Quran which I have
brought."Prophetagainrecitedthewords:

"Have you then considered the Lat and the Uzza And Manat, the third, the last? These are the lofty (idols),
verilytheirintercessionissoughtafter."

Gebrailsaid:"Ihadnotbroughtthesewords,thesearefromSatan".Thentheverse22:52wasrevealed:

"And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet, but when he desired, the Shaitan made a
suggestionrespectinghisdesirebutAllahannulsthatwhichtheShaitancasts,thendoesAllahestablishHis
communications,andAllahisKnowing,Wise".

Besdiesthis,AllamahJalauddinSuyutirecordssimilarversionsofthisincidentfromseveralotherSahihchains,for
example:

IbnJarirandIbnalMunderandIbnAbiHatimandIbnMardawehhavenarratedthroughaSahihchainbythe
wayofSaeedIbnJubayrwhosaid...

"IbnJarir,IbnAlMunzirandIbnAbiHatimnarratedwithaSahihchainfromAbiAl'Aliyah"

"AbdbinHamidandIbnJarirbythewayofYunis,fromIbnShahabnarrated:...withMursalSahihchain."

Qadhi Thanaullah Pani Patti Uthmani in his commentary of the above mentioned verse adopted the questions
basedoncastingdoubtsovertheauthenticityoftheepisodelikehisImamsbuthadnochoicethantoquotetheir
statementsastheydeemedtheepisodetobetrue:

...HoweverthetraditionwepreviouslymentionedfromSaeedbinJubayrbyBazar,IbnMardwaehandTabarani
isindeedsuccessive[Mutawatur]andstrong[Qawi].IbnHajarAsqalanihasstatedthatfromtheabundanceof
traditionsreported,itisdeemedthatthereissometruthinit

TheactualstatementofImamIbnHajarAsqalaniwhichQadhiThanaullahreferredtois:

FatahalBari8:439

NotonlythesebutImamIbnAbiBakaralHaythamiisalsoamongthoseSunnischolars,whodeemedtheincident
tobeauthentic[Sahih]ashestatedafterrecordingthetradition[MajmaalZawadi7:248#11376]:

"AlBazar and Tabarani narrated it and they added '{the penalty of a Mighty Day}' in the day of Badr, the
narratorsarethenarratorsofSahih."

ImamIbnTamiyahalsobelievedthatHolyProphetrecitedSatanicversesandinthisregardhecitesthetestimony
ofhisbelovedSalaf.Hewrites[MinhajSunnah2:409]:

What occurred with suratul Najm and its recitation These are the lofty (idols), verily their intercession is
soughtafteriswellknownamongsttheSalafthatthiswasrecitedbyRasulullahandthenAllahabrogatedit.
ThetestimonyofShaykhSheranithat,hisfearofinvestigatingindividualspreventedhimfromcitingalltheverses
thatweredestroyedtoenabletheusageoftheUthmanimanuscript.

We read in 'Kabreyat Ahmer', p. 143 (published in Egypt) the following statement of Allamah Abdul Wahab
Sherani:

Hadtherebeennofearofweakheartsgoingastrayandknowledgereachingthosethatwereineligible,Iwould
havecitedallthoseversesthatwerelostfromtheMushafofUthman,nobodydisagreeswiththecontentsof
theUthmaniQuran

6. Corruption in the Quran according to Ahle Sunnah


Ulema
DeobandiImamMuhammadAnwarShahKashmirihasadmittedthattheHolyQurancontainsdistortions.

Prominent Deobandi Imam Sheikh Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri (d. 1352 H) in his esteemed book Faiz al
BarithecommentaryofSahihBukhariwrites:

Thetahreefofmeaningshasnottakenplaceinalesseramount.Inmyeyes,thisisprovedbyresearchthat
thetahreefofwordshastakenplaceinthisQuran.Thistahreefwasdoneeitherintentionallyorbymistake.

FaizalBariShrahSahihBukhari3:395,KitabalShahadaat(KhizrahBookDepo,Deoband.India)

ThebookcanalsobedownloadedfromthefollowingSalafionlinelibrary(volume2,MSWord,p.491).

This person has been given the title of Imam alAsr [Imam of the present time]. We should point out the
revereence this scholar enjoys amongst Deobandies. Another grand scholar of Deobandis Maulana Ashraf Ali
ThanvipraisedAnwarShahKashmiriinthefollowingwords:

OnceMaulanaAshrafAliThanvisatinalectureofAllamaKashmiri.Afterhearingthislecture,HadhratThanvi
said: Every sentence of Shah Saheb can be turned in to a book (Anwarul Bari, v.2, p.235). Hadhrat Thanvi
alsosaid:IhavebenefitedsomuchfromHadhratShahSahebthathisrespectthatIhaveinmyheartison
par with the respect that my other teachers occupy, even though I was never his student (Anwarul Bari
2:235).

AnotherDeobandischolarMawlanaAbdulQadirRaipuriwroteabouthim(AkabireUlamaeDeobandp98):

IndeedHadratShahSahibisasignfromthesignsofAllah.

Renowned Sunni scholar Dr. Israr Ahmeds testimony: The current Quran is not the real one it has
mistakesinit.

ThereareveryfewSunniMuslims,whoareunfamiliarwithDr.IsrarAhmedparticularlythosefromtheIndiansub
continent. Details about him can be ascertained from hiswebsite. A few months ago he stated clearly that the
presentQuraniscorruptedandisnotthesameastheoneguaranteedprotectionbyAllah.Thisstatementcreated
outrageamongsttheDeobandimullahsthatresultedinJamiatUlemaeIslam(JUI),oneofthelargestDeobandi
organizations in Pakistan, attacking him in their monthly magazine through the following interesting comments
[MonthlyZarbeHaq,May2005,MadressaMehmoodia,Karachi]:

THECURRENTQuranCONTAINSMISTAKESANDISNOTTHEREALONE:DR.ISRAR

LikeQadianisthosethatdonotbelieveintheprotectionofQuranshouldlikewisebedeclaredinfidels
undertheconstitutionofPakistan.Noscholar,notevenChristiansorJewshaveneverhadthegaul
tosuggestsuchabouttheQuran,CommentarybyAbdulQuddusBaloch

Karachi(representativeofZarbeHaq):Internationallyfamed,renownedscholarDr.IsrarAhmedthefounderof
organizations like Khudam al Quran, TanzeemeIslami and TehreekeKhilafat has preached to the public in
public gatherings, writings and video cassettes that the Quran we have in our possession is not the real one
ratheritisacopy.TherealQuraniswrittenonLoheMehfoozwhichisfreefromallmistakeswhilsttheQuran
possessed by the Ummah has mistakes in it. Whilst providing a commentary of the verses dealing with the
protectionoftheQuranDr.IsrarassertedthatthepromiseisnotabouttheQuranpossessedbytheUmmah,
ratheritisabouttheQuranofLoheMehfooz.SurelyWehaverevealedtheReminderandWewillmostsurely
beitsguardiandonotrefertothecopyofAllahsbookthatisinourhandsrathertheseverseswererevealed
for the verses written on LoheMehfooz. Allah also says "None touches save the purified ones" this verse
likewisedoesnotrefertothecopyoftheQuranwepossess,thatistheUsmaniscripturethatisunprotected
andcanbetouchedbyimpureandpurepeople.
ZarbeHaqs Commentary: . the intellectual commentaries of the Ulema exist in their academic and non
academic books. Whilst one can also deem such commentaries as incorrect, it remains an unequivocal fact
that none of these scholars of commentary ever had doubts over the authenticity of the Quran. This Quranic
verses are deemed sufficient enough about the protection of the present Quran. Qazi Abdul Kareem Kalachi
keptstrkinghisheadonaccountofthestatementofMaulanaAnwarShahKashmiriaboutTahreefofwordsin
theQuraninhisFaizalBaari.HadMaulanaAnwarShahKashmirilikeDr.Israrspokenthesewordsinpublic
gatheringsorcommongatheringsofscholarsthenhewouldhavebeenexcommunicatedfromIslamandwould
havebeenforcedforrepent

TheScholarUthmanbinAbiSheybah(d.287)committedTahreeftotheQuran
LetusfirstintroducethispersonalityfromthepenofImamDhahabi,whosaid:HeisanImam,amajorHafizand
Mufasir (Siar Alam Alnubala, 11:151). Imam ibn Haban mentioned him in his book of Thiqah narrators i.e. al
Thuqat, 8:454. Imam alEjli declared him Thiqah (MarifatalThuqat 2:130) as did Imam Ibn Moin (Tazkirat al
Hufaz2:444),whilstImamAbuHatimAlRazigradedhimSeduq(AlJarhwaalTadil6:167).

TahreefinSurahFil

ImamDahabiinhisesteemedbook,SiyarAlamalNubla11:153records:

''Darqutni said: Ahmed ibn kamil has narrated that Al Hasan ibn Alhabab said that Uthman ibn Abi Sheybah
recited for them in the tafsir 'Have you not considered how your Lord dealt with the possessors of the
elephant?thathereciteditas:Aliflammeem.

Asyouknow,therearesomewords/lettersintheQuranknownasAlMuqattaat,i.e.theabbreviatedletters,that
Muslims believe are words whose true meaning is known only to Allah. One of those words/letters is , i.e this
termisrecitedmakingitslettersseparateinthismannerAliflammeem.Exampleswhereinthistermexistarein
theopeningversesofSurahBaqarahandSurahAaleImran:

Baqrah:1:Aliflammeem

AaleImean:1:Aliflammeem

OntheotherhandwereadinthefirstverseofSurahFil(whichwasrecitedbyUthmanbinAbiSheybah):

AlamtarakayfafaAAalarabbukabiashabialfeeli

HaveyounotconsideredhowyourLorddealtwiththepossessorsoftheelephant?

This word may sound the same like that special letters of Allah but it differs and is a complete word that is
recitedasAlam,whichmeansHaveyounot?.

Now,insteadofrecitingthisactualwordintheverse,UthmanbinAbiSheybahbelievedthatitwastheformerand
keptcommittingopenTahreefwiththeHolyQuran.

ImamIbnHazmsdoubtsovertheauthenticityoftheQurancompiledbyUthman

The prestigious pioneer Imam of Ahle Sunnah Abu Muhammad Ali bin Ahmed Ibn Hazm Andalusi (9941064)
recordsthisboldstatementinhisesteemedbookAlAhkamfeusulAlAhkam[1:528]:

Abu Muhammad said: This is the description of Uthman's work that (was compiled) in the presence of the
companions. Whilst copying the Mushafs he burnt what he burnt from them from what he had changed
intentionallyorbymistake.

Thebookcanbedownloadedfromthefollowingsalafiwebsite.

ThisgloriousscholarofAhleSunnahneedsnointroductionbutstillallowustocitesomescholarlySunniopinions
ofIbnHazm.IbnKhalkanrecordsinWafiatAlAy'an3:13:

AlHamidisaid:Weneverwitnessedanyoneassmartorquickinmemory,generousorreligiousashim

IbnHajarAsqlanirecordsinLisanAlMizan4:198:

S'aeed bin Ahmad AlRubay said: In Andlus (Spain) Ibn Hazm was the most knowledgeable amongst the
people in Islamic knowledge and the most acquired in knowledge, in addition to this, he is expanded in
statements,rhetoric,biographyandorigins/breed.

WhileImamDhahabiinhisauthoritativework,SiarAlamAlnubala18:18,statedaboutIbnHazm:

"HewasauniqueImam."

WhatmedicationdotheNawasibtakethatprotectstheirmindsfromthinkingnegativelyofthegreatUlema,who
cast doubts over the authenticity of the Quran? If such a protective taken can be applied to curtail having bad
thoughtsofthesegrandUlema,whyisitnotlikewisetakentounderstandShiatraditionsontahreef?

IbnTaimiyahtestifiedthattheSalafusedtodeny&changeQuranicverses
The beloved Imam Ibn Taymiyyah after acknowledging that the Sahaba used to curse asserted [Majmua al
Fatawa12:492]:

And likewise some of the Salaf denied words form of the Quran such as the denial of some of them of the
verse,Havenotyetthosewhobelieveknown(13:31)andthemsayingthatitsHasitnotbeenmadeclearto
thosewhobelieveandthedenialofreadingoftheversebyothers(oftheSalaf)AndyourLordhasordained
(quthiyah)thatyouworshipnonebutHeandtheysaidthatitsAndyouLordhasadvised(wassa)andsome
of them used to delete AlMuwaithatayn from their copies of the Quran (mushaf) and others used to write a
surahcalledSuratulQunut(!)andthisisaknownmistakethatisknownbyconsensus(Ijma),andviamultiple
successivetransmission(matawatur).

And even with this the tawatur had not been established for them and so they are not kuffar. It is only after
showingonethemutawatirproof(thatifherejectsit)thenheiskafir

IbnTamiyahafteracceptingafactsoughttodefendtheindefensible.Howdidheknowthatthetawaturwasnot
establishedforSalaf?TheSahababenefitedfromthecompanyoftheHolyProphetandyetweseeevidencesof
themnotrecitingorrejectingpartsofQuranwecurrentlyhaveinourpossession.Isthisnotshameful?

According to Ahle Sunnah, there are some mistakes in the Quran, which Muhammad and companions were
unaware, but the Sunni Imam Hamzah bin Ziyat saw Allah in his dream, who directed him to make the
amendments.

Renowned scholar of Ahle Sunnah, Shiekh Abdul Wahab bin Ahmed bin Ali Sherani, writes in his esteemed
book,AlYawaqeetwaalJawahir:

Hamzah Bin Ziyat said: When I saw Allah [swt], I recited the words of Surah Yaseen Tanzeel ul Aziz and
recitedtheletterLaamwithZahhahinit.Allah[swt]admonishedmeandorderedtoreciteTanzeelwiththe
Fakhah of Laam as He [swt] had revealed it like that. Moreover when I recited the verse WAANA
IKHTARTUKA of Surah Taha before the Almighty Allah [swt], He [swt] again rebuked me and ordered me to
reciteitWAANAIKHTARTAKA.

TheintialwordsutteredbytheSunniImamexistinthepresentQuran,anddiffertothosethatAllahdirectedhim
to recite. From this narration, it is evident that Hafiz Hamzah Bin Ziyat was superior to Abu Bakar, Umar and
Uthman,sincedespitetheirbeingCaliphs,Allahdidnotdeemthemworthyenoughtoappearintheirdreams,and
instructthemofthecorrectrecitals.

Moreoverwereadinthesamebook[AlYawaqeetwaalJawahir1:119]:

Ulema have narrated that many Salaf had the privilege of viewing Allah [swt] in their dreams and amongst
themImamAhmed,HamzahbinZiyatandAbuHanifahheadthelist.HamzahbinZiyatsaysthatwhenhesaw
Allah[swt]andrecitedSurahYaseenbeforeHim,He[swt]rectifiedhimattwopointsinitsrecitation.

ItisworthnotingthattheauthorofAlYawaqiyatcountedIbnHamzahamongsttheprestigiousSalafIbnHajar
AsqalaniinTaqreebalTehdeebp.83andinTahdibalTahdib3:28 graded him as authentic and truthful figures
andshoweredhimwithsuchepithetsasRijlan,SalehanandSidooqan.Hewasbornin80Handdiedattheageof
56. Did the process involving abrogation of verses and recitation continue until that period? By that time, the
compilersoftheUthmanimanuscriptwereintheirgraves.AbdulWahabSheranihasbeennamedasAlFaqihal
HadithinabookofAhleSunnah,namelyKashfalZanoon5:641.