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HADITH #2:  CLAIM THAT 9:128-129 WERE “FRAUDULENTLY ADDED” TO THE QURAN

 

By
Abdul Haleem

 

 

In his “Appendix 24,” Rashad Khalifa claims:

 

“Nineteen years after the Prophet's death, some scribes injected two false verses at the end of  Sura 9 . . . .”

 

http://www.submission.org/tampering.html

 

What is Rashad Khalifa’s authority for this startling claim?

 

Once again, Rashad Khalifa relies on EXTRA-QURANIC authority of two types:

 

 

A.    REFERENCE TO AN EXISTING - BUT PROVABLY FAKE  - HADITH

 

In his “Appendix 24,” Rashad Khalifa writes:

 

“Nineteen years after the Prophet Muhammad's death, during the reign of Khalifa `Uthman, a committee of scribes was appointed to make several copies of the Quran to be dispatched to the new Muslim lands.  . . .

 

“This committee was supervised by `Uthman Ibn `Affaan, `Ali Ibn Abi Taaleb, Zeid Ibn Thaabet, Ubayy Ibn Ka`ab, `Abdullah Ibn Al-Zubair, Sa`eed Ibn Al-`Aas, and `Abdul Rahman Ibn Al-Haareth Ibn Heshaam. . . .

 

“The committee of scribes finally came to Sura 9, and put it in its proper place. ONE OF THE SCRIBES SUGGESTED ADDING A COUPLE OF VERSES TO HONOR THE PROPHET. THE MAJORITY OF SCRIBES AGREED. `ALI WAS OUTRAGED. . . .

 

“Ali's protest is documented in many references, but I cite and reproduce here the classic reference AL ITQAAN FEE 'ULUM AL QURAN by Jalaluddin Al-Suyuty, Al-Azhareyyah Press, Cairo, Egypt, 1318 AH, Page 59 . . . .

 

“Translation: `Ali was asked: ‘Why are you staying home?’ He said, ‘Something has been added to the Quran, and I have pledged never to put on my street clothes, except for the prayer, until the Quran is restored.””

 

Appendix 24  of the Authorized English translation of the Quran of Dr.  Rashad Khalifa,

http://www.submission.org/tampering.html

 

Rashad Khalifa  then slanders the Shia by implying  that belief in the falsity of  9:128-129 is a tenet of Shia belief and was a major cause of the Sunni-Shia division:

 

“The horrendous dimensions of this crime can be realized once we look at the consequences:

(1) `Uthman was assassinated, and `Ali was installed as the fourth Khalifa.

(2)  A 50-year war erupted between the new Khalifa and his supporters on one side, and the Mohammedan distorters of the Quran on the other side.

(3) `Ali was martyred, and eventually his family, the prophet Muhammad's family, except for some women and children, were killed.

(4) The disaster culminated in the infamous Battle of Karbala, where `Ali's son, Hussein, and his family were massacred. . . .”

 

 

Appendix 24  of the Authorized English translation of the Quran of Dr.  Rashad Khalifa,

http://www.submission.org/tampering.html

 

This account is PURE PROPAGANGA!

 

In the past 1400 years, NO ONE EXCEPT RASHAD KHALIFA AND HIS FOLLOWERS has attributed the deaths of Uthman, Ali and Hussein to a dispute over

verses 9:128-129!

 

Indeed, the Shia are adamant in DENYING that there have been ANY fraudulent additions to the Quran!

 

 

The completeness of Quran is so indisputable among Shia that the greatest scholar of Shia in Hadith, Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Ali Ibn al-Husain Ibn Babwayh, known as "Shaykh Saduq" (309/919-381/991), wrote: “OUR BELIEF IS THAT THE QURAN WHICH ALLAH REVEALED TO HIS PROPHET MUHAMMAD IS (THE SAME AS) THE ONE BETWEEN THE TWO COVERS (DAFFATAYN). AND IT IS THE ONE WHICH IS IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE, and is not greater in extent than that. . .  ..”

 

 Shi'ite Creed (al-I'tiqadat al-Imamiyyah), by Shaykh Saduq, English version, p77.

 

 

Another prominent Shia scholar is Allama Muhammad Ridha Mudhaffar who wrote in his Shia Creed book that: ‘We believe that the Holy Quran is revealed by Allah through the Holy Prophet of Islam dealing with every thing which is necessary for the guidance of mankind. It is an everlasting miracle of the Holy Prophet the like of which can not be produced by human mind. It excels in its eloquence, clarity, truth and knowledge. THIS DIVINE BOOK HAS NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH BY ANY ONE. THIS HOLY BOOK WHICH WE RECITE TODAY IS THE SAME HOLY QURAN WHICH WAS REVEALED TO THE HOLY PROPHET. Any one who claims it to be otherwise is an evil-doer, a mere sophist, or else he  is sadly mistaken. All of those who have this line of thinking have  gone astray as Allah in Quran said: "Falsehood can not reach the Quran from any direction (41:42)"

 

Shia reference: The Beliefs of Shi'ite School, by Muhammad Ridha Mudhaffar, English version, pp 50-51

 

 

“With this various concern by the most eminent Shia scholars, THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY THAT THE QURAN WAS ADDED OR DELETED IN SOME PARTS.”

 

Shia Encyclopedia, http://al-islam.org/encyclopedia/chapter8/1.html

 

Thus, the alleged  “hadith” of Ali on which Rashad Khalifa relies is an OBVIOUS FRAUD - having no support even among the Shia - the “party” of Ali!

 

 

B.    NUMEROLOGY THAT DOESN’T ADD UP!

 

Rashad Khalifa claims that the his “19” code PROVES that 9:128-129 were falsely added to the Quran:

 

“A superhuman mathematical system pervades the Quran and serves to guard and authenticate every element in it. . . . ..The evidence presented in this Appendix incontro-vertibly removes these human injections, restores the Quran to its pristine purity, and illustrates a major function of the mathematical miracle, namely, to protect the Quran from the slightest tampering. Thus, the code rejects ONLY the false injections 9:128-129.”

 

Appendix 24  of the Authorized English translation of the Quran of Dr.  Rashad Khalifa,

http://www.submission.org/tampering.html

 

Unfortunately, for Rashad Khalifa “the numbers don’t even add up!”

 

Incredibly, Rashad Khalifa issued TWO DIFFERENT EDITIONS of the Quran - one WITH VERSES 9:128-129 and one WITHOUT - and claimed that BOTH had been “authenticated” by his “19” formula!

 

Read the surprising findings of Meherally Abkarally:

 

 

“RASHAD'S FIRST PUBLICATION (1981)
Title: QURAN: THE FINAL SCRIPTURE
ISBN 0-934894-19-1 Library of Congress Card No. 81-80923
. . .

 

“In this FIRST publication the verses 9: 128/129 of the Quran are NOT DELETED. Please note the word "God" (Allah) appears in verse 129.

 

“On page 472 of his FIRST publication, the total count of the words "Allah" in the Qur'an is mentioned as 2698 (19x42=2698).


“In his commentary below Rashad makes comments on verse 128, Later on Rashad Khalifa deletes this verse in his SECOND publication.

 

 

“RASHAD'S SECOND PUBLICATION (1989)
Title: QURAN: THE FINAL SCRIPTURE
ISBN 0-934894-57-1 Price U.S. $ 57.00

In this SECOND Publication the Surah 9 ends with verse 127. The verses number 128 and 129 are expunged. In his commentary below Rashad Khalifa declares them as the false verses.

 

“Surprisingly on page 627 below, in his SECOND publication, Rashad shows the total number of counts for the word "Allah" in the Qur'an to be the same as before i.e. 2698.

 

ALTHOUGH RASHAD HAD DELETED TWO VERSES AND WITHIN THOSE TWO VERSES THERE WAS THE WORD "ALLAH" AS SEEN IN THE EARLIER SCANNED IMAGE, HE KEPT THE COUNT SAME AS BEFORE!!!

 

“IS THIS NOT A DECEPTION???”

 

http://mostmerciful.com/deceit-one.htm

 

This question is UNANSWERABLE. 

 

Moreover, the fraudulent “numbers games” that Rashad Khalifa plays to justify deletion of verses 9:128-129,  merely prove that the deletion is purely a product of AHADITH - including numerological ahadith fabricated by Rashad Khalifa himself!

 

 

 

 

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