Chapter 1

April 14, 2016
The Crux of the Discussion
April 14, 2016

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Discussion One  – Their Belief Regarding the Qur’an as a Source of Proof

a. The Qur’an Cannot be a Proof Unless it is accompanied With the Opinion of the Imam

b. Their Belief that the Knowledge of the Qur’an and its Understanding is Confined to the Imams

Analysis and Criticism of this View

Analysis of the Texts

The First Text: Wherein it is Claimed that Rasulullah salla Llahu `alayhi wa sallam

Explained the Qur’an Only to `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu

The Second Text: Whoever Seeks the Knowledge of the Qur’an from

Anyone Besides `Ali radiya Llahu `anhu will be Destroyed

The Third Text

The Fourth Text

An Analysis of this View

c. Their Belief that the Imam has the Right to Abrogate Verses, Restrict the General Commands of the Qur’an and Add Conditions to those which were Revealed Without any Conditions Attached to them, etc.

 An Analysis of this Belief


Discussion Two – Their Beliefs Regarding the Interpretation of the Qur’an

a) The Qur’an Has Inner Meanings which Contradict the Apparent Meaning

An Analysis of This View

b) Their Belief that Most of the Qur’an was Revealed Regarding them and Their Enemies

The Origin of These Interpretations, Their Roots and a Few Examples

A Few Examples of Shi`i Interpretations of the Verses of the Qur’an

A Few Examples of Shi`i Interpretations of the Verses of the Qur’an continued


Discussion Three  – Do the Shi`ah Believe that the Qur’an was Interpolated?

A Preamble to the Subject:

The Birth of this Doctrine – as Stated in the Books of the Ahl al-Sunnah

The Spread of this Belief Amongst Them – as Explained in the Books of the Ahl al-Sunnah

What Do the Shi`i Sources Have to Say on this Subject?

The Inception of this Lie — Taken Directly from the Books of the Shi`ah

The Spread of this Lie in the Book of the Shi`ah

The Contents of the Narrations on Alterations in the Book of the Shi`ah

Do the Shi`ah Circulate Among Themselves Secret Copies?

The “Copy of `Ali”

The Amount of Narrations Pertaining to this Fabrication in the Books of the Shi`ah, and the Weight that it Holds According to Them

Do All Shi`ah Believe in the Authenticity of these Narrations and Regard them to be Mutawatir?

Do those who Reject this Kufr (from the Shi`ah) do so on Account of Taqiyyah?

Ibn Babawayh and His Rejection of that which is Attributed to His Sect

Al-Tusi and His Rejection of Tahrif

Al-Sharif al-Murtada and His Rejection Tahrif

Al-Tabarsi and his Rejection of Tahrif

The Crux of the Discussion


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