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Chapter Three

Examples of Shia Interpolation of the Qur’an

 

1. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَمَنْ یُّطِعِ اللّٰهَ وَ رَسُوْلَهفَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِیْمًا

And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly attained a great attainment.[1]

 

However Abu Basir — narrates from Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) regarding it:

 

ومن يطع الله ورسوله في ولاية علي وولاية الأئمة من بعده فقد فاز فوزًا عظيماً

And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger with regard to the Wilayah of ‘Ali and the Imams after him has certainly attained a great attainment.[2]

 

He said, “this is how the verse was revealed.”

 

2. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَ لَقَدْ عَهِدْنَآ اِلٰٓی اٰدَمَ مِنْ قَبْلُ فَنَسِیَ وَ لَمْ نَجِدْ لَهعَزْمًا

And We had already taken a promise from Adam before, but he forgot; and We found not in him determination.[3]

 

It is reported from ‘Abdullah ibn Sinan — who narrates from Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) regarding the verse:

 

ولقد عهدنا إلى آدم من قبل كلمات في محمد وعلي وفاطمة والحسن والحسين والأئمة من ذريتهم فنسي

And We had already taken a promise of words (i.e. commands) about Muhammad, ‘Ali, Fatimah, Hassan, Hussain and the Imams of their offspring; from Adam before, but he forgot.[4]

 

He said, “by Allah, this is how the verse was revealed upon Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.”

 

3. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

بِئْسَمَا اشْتَرَوْا بِهٖٓ اَنْفُسَهُمْ اَنْ یَّكْفُرُوْا بِمَآ اَنْزَلَ اللّٰهُ بَغْیًا اَنْ یُّنَزِّلَ اللّٰهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهٖ عَلٰی مَنْ یَّشَآءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهٖۚ

How wretched is that for which they sold themselves — that they would disbelieve in what Allah has revealed through [their] outrage that Allah would send down His favour upon whom He wills from among His servants.[5]

 

Jabir narrates from — Abu Jafar (al Baqir) — who said:

 

Jibril ‘alayh al Salam came down with the following verse upon Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in this manner:

 

بئسما اشتروا به أنفسهم أن يكفروا بما أنزل اللّٰه في علي بغياً

How wretched is that for which they sold themselves — that they would disbelieve in what Allah has revealed regarding ‘Ali through (their) outrage.[6]

 

4. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ فِیْ رَیْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلٰی عَبْدِنَا فَاْتُوْا بِسُوْرَةٍ مِّنْ مِّثْلِهٖ

And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof.[7]

 

It is reported from Jabir — who said: Jibril ‘alayh al Salam revealed the following verse to Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam like this:

 

وإن كنتم في ريب مما نزلنا على عبدنا في علي فأتوا بسورة من مثله

And if you are in doubt about what we have sent down (i.e., the Qur’an) upon Our Servant (i.e. Nabi Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) regarding ‘Ali then produce a surah the like thereof.[8]

 

5. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ أُوْتُوا الْكِتَابَ اٰمِنُوْا بِمَا نَزَّلْنَا مُصَدِّقًا لِّمَا مَعَكُم مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّطْمِسَ وُجُوهًا

O you who were given the Scripture, believe in what We have sent down (to Muhammad), confirming that which is with you, before We obliterate faces.[9]

 

and also:

 

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَكُمْ بُرْهَانٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَأَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكُمْ نُوْرًا مُّبِيْنًا

O mankind, there has come to you a conclusive proof from your Rabb, and We have sent down to you a clear light.[10]

 

Which the Shia distort into one fabricated verse:

 

It is narrated from Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) — that he said:

 

Jibril ‘alayh al Salam revealed the following verse to Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in this manner:

 

يأيها الذين آمنوا بما نزلنا في علي نورًا مبيناً

O you who believe, there is a clear light in what we have revealed regarding ‘Ali.[11]

 

6. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَلَوْ اَنَّهُمْ فَعَلُوْا مَا یُوْعَظُوْنَ بِهٖ لَکَانَ خَیْرًا لَّهُمْ وَاَشَدَّ تَثْبِیْتًا

But if they had done what they were instructed, it would have been better for them and a firmer position (for them in faith).[12]

 

It is reported from Jabir — who narrated from Abu Jafar (al Baqir):

 

لو أنهم فعلوا ما يوعظون به في علي لكان خيراً لهم

But if they had done what they were instructed regarding ‘Ali, it would have been better for them.[13]

 

7. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

اَفَكُلَّمَا جَآءَكُمْ رَسُوْلٌۢ بِمَا لَا تَهْوٰیٓ اَنْفُسُكُمُ اسْتَكْبَرْتُمْۚ فَفَرِیْقًا کَذَّبْتُمْؗ وَفَرِیْقًا تَقْتُلُوْنَ

But is it (not) that every time a messenger came to you, (O Children of Israel), with what your souls did not desire, you were arrogant? And a party (of messengers) you denied and another party you killed.[14]

 

It has been reported from Jabir — who narrates from Abu Jafar (al Baqir):

 

أفكلما جاءكم محمد بما لا تهوى أنفسكم بموالاة علي فاستكبرتم ففريقاً من آل محمد كذبتم وفريقاً تقتلون

But is it (not) that every time Muhammad came to you, with what your souls did not desire about the Wilayah of ‘Ali, you were arrogant? And a party of the family members of Muhammad you denied and another party you killed.[15]

 

8. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

کَبُرَ عَلَی الْمُشْرِکِیْنَ مَا تَدْعُوْهُمْ اِلَیْهِؕ

Difficult for those who associate others with Allah is that to which you invite them.

 

It is reported from Muhammad ibn Sinan who narrates from — ‘Ali al Rida regarding the verse:

 

كبر على المشركين بولاية على ما تدعوهم إليه يا محمد من ولاية علي

Difficult for those who associate others with the Wilayah of ‘Ali is that to which you, O Muhammad, invite them of the Wilayah of ‘Ali.[16]

 

9. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

ذٰلِكَ بِاَنَّهُمْ قَالُوْا لِلَّذِیْنَ کَرِهُوْا مَا نَزَّلَ اللّٰهُ سَنُطِیْعُكُمْ فِیْ بَعْضِ الْاَمْرِۚ

That is because they said to those who disliked what Allah sent down, “We will obey you in part of the matter.”[17]

 

It has been reported from Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) regarding the verse that Jibril ‘alayh al Salam revealed it to Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam as follows:

 

ذلك بأنهم قالوا للذين كرهوا ما نزل اللّٰه في علي سنطيعكم في بعض الأمر

That is because they said to those who disliked what Allah sent down regarding ‘Ali, “We will obey you in part of the matter.”[18]

 

10. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

فَلَنُذِیْقَنَّ الَّذِیْنَ کَفَرُوْا عَذَابًا شَدِیْدًاۙ وَّ لَنَجْزِیَنَّهُمْ اَسْوَاَ الَّذِیْ کَانُوْا یَعْمَلُوْنَ

But We will surely cause those who disbelieve to taste a severe punishment, and We will surely recompense them for the worst of what they had been doing.[19]

 

It has been reported from Abu Basir who narrates from — Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) regarding the verse:

 

فلنذيقن الذين كفروا بتركهم ولاية أمير المؤمنين عذاباً شديداً في الدنيا ولنجزينهم أسوأ الذي كانوا يعملون

But We will surely cause those who disbelieve by neglecting the Wilayah of Amir al Mu’minin to taste a severe punishment in this world, and We will surely recompense them for the worst of what they had been doing.[20]

 

11. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

ذٰلِكُمْ بِاَنَّهٓ اِذَا دُعِیَ اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهکَفَرْتُمْۚ

(They will be told), “That is because, when Allah was called upon alone, you disbelieved…”[21]

 

It is reported from al Walid ibn Subayh who narrated from — Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq):

 

ذلكم بأنه إذا دعي اللّٰه وحده وأهل الولاية كفرتم

(They will be told), “That is because, when Allah was called upon alone and the people of Wilayah, you disbelieved…”[22]

 

12. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

سَاَلَ سَآئِلٌۢ بِعَذَابٍ وَّ اقِعٍ ﴿ۙ1﴾ لِّلْکٰفِرِیْنَ لَیْسَ لَهدَافِعٌ

A supplicant asked for a punishment bound to happen, to the disbelievers; of it there is no preventer.[23]

 

It is reported from Abu Basir who narrated from — Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq):

 

سأل سائل بعذاب واقع للكافرين بولاية علي ليس له دافع

A supplicant asked for a punishment bound to happen, to the disbelievers of the Wilayah of ‘Ali; of it there is no preventer.[24]

 

Then he said, “by Allah, this is how Jibril ‘alayh al Salam revealed it to Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.”

 

13. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

اِنَّكُمْ لَفِیْ قَوْلٍ مُّخْتَلِفٍ ﴿8ۙ﴾ یُّؤْفَكُ عَنْهُ مَنْ اُفِكَ

Indeed, you are in differing speech. Deluded away from the Qur’an is he who is deluded.[25]

 

Abu Hamzah narrates from — Abu Jafar (al Baqir) regarding the verse:

 

إنكم لفي قول مختلف في أمر الولاية يؤفك عنه من أفك

Indeed, you are in differing speech regarding the Wilayah, deluded away from it is he who is deluded.[26]

 

14. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

فَبَدَّلَ الَّذِیْنَ ظَلَمُوْا قَوْلًا غَیْرَ الَّذِیْ قِیْلَ لَهُمْ فَاَنْزَلْنَا عَلَی الَّذِیْنَ ظَلَمُوْا رِجْزًا مِّنَ السَّمَآءِ بِمَا کَانُوْا یَفْسُقُوْنَ

But those who wronged changed (those words) to a statement other than that which had been said to them, so We sent down upon those who wronged a punishment from the sky because they were defiantly disobeying.[27]

 

Abu Hamzah narrates from Abu Jafar (al Baqir):

 

Jibril ‘alayh al Salam revealed the following verse to Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in this manner:

 

فبدل الذين ظلموا آل محمد حقهم قولاً غير الذي قيل لهم فأنزلنا على الذين ظلموا آل محمد حقهم رجزاً من السماء بما كانوا يفسقون

But those who wronged the right of the family members of Muhammad changed (those words) to a statement other than that which had been said to them, so We sent down upon those who wronged the right of the family members of Muhammad a punishment (i.e., plague) from the sky because they were defiantly disobeying.[28]

 

15. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

اِنَّ الَّذِیْنَ کَفَرُوْا وَظَلَمُوْا لَمْ یَكُنِ اللّٰهُ لِیَغْفِرَ لَهُمْ وَلَا لِیَهْدِیَهُمْ طَرِیْقًا

Indeed, those who disbelieve and commit wrong (or injustice) — never will Allah forgive them, nor will He guide them to a path.[29]

 

Abu Hamzah narrates from — Abu Jafar (al Baqir):

 

Jibril ‘alayh al Salam revealed this verse in this manner:

 

إن الذين ظلموا آل محمد حقهم لم يكن اللّٰه ليغفر لهم ولا ليهدهم طريقاً

Indeed those who commit wrong (or injustice) to the family members of Muhammad never will Allah forgive them, nor will He guide them a path.[30]

 

16. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

یٰاَیُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَآءَكُمُ الرَّسُوْلُ بِالْحَقِّ مِنْ رَّبِّكُمْ فَاٰمِنُوْا خَیْرًا لَّكُمْؕ وَ اِنْ تَكْفُرُوْا فَاِنَّ لِلّٰهِ مَا فِی السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْاَرْضِؕ

O Mankind, the Rasul has come to you with the truth from your Rabb, so believe; it is better for you. But if you disbelieve — then indeed, to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and earth.[31]

 

Abu Hamzah narrates from — Abu Jafar (al Baqir):

 

يأيها الناس قد جاءكم الرسول بالحق من ربكم في ولاية علي فآمنوا خيراً لكم وإن تكفروا بولاية علي فإن للّٰه ما في السموات والأرض

O mankind, the Rasul has come to you with the truth from your Rabb regarding the Wilayah of ‘Ali, so believe; it is better for you. But if you disbelieve in the Wilayah of ‘Ali then indeed, to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and earth.[32]

 

17. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَقُلِ اعْمَلُوْا فَسَیَرَی اللّٰهُ عَمَلَكُمْ وَرَسُوْلُهوَالْمُؤْمِنُوْنَؕ

And say, “Do (as you will), for Allah will see your deeds, and (so, will) His Rasul and the believers.”[33]

 

Hussain ibn Miyah — from whomsoever informed him — he said:

 

A man read to Abu ‘Abdullah(al Sadiq):

 

وَقُلِ اعْمَلُوْا فَسَیَرَی اللّٰهُ عَمَلَكُمْ وَرَسُوْلُهوَالْمُؤْمِنُوْنَؕ

And say, “Do (as you will), for Allah will see your deeds, and (so, will) His Rasul and the believers.”

 

He then said, “the verse was not revealed like that, rather it was revealed in this manner:

 

والمأمونون

And trustworthy ones.

And we are the Ma’munun (the trustworthy ones).[34]

 

18. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

قَالَ هٰذَا صِرَاطٌ عَلَیَّ مُسْتَقِیْمٌ

(Allah) said, “this is a path (of return) to Me (that is) straight.”[35]

 

Hisham ibn al Hakam narrates from — Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) he said:

 

هذا صراط علي مستقيم

This is the straight path of ‘Ali.[36]

 

19. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

فَاَبٰی اَكْثَرُ النَّاسِ اِلَّا كُفُوْر

but most of the people refuse except disbelief.[37]

 

Abu Hamzah narrates from — Abu Jafar (al Baqir):

 

Jibril ‘alayh al Salam revealed this verse in following manner:

 

فأبى أكثر الناس بولاية علي إلا كفوراً

But most of the people refused to accept the Wilayah of ‘Ali except disbelief.

He also said regarding the verse:

 

وَقُلِ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَّبِّكُمْ۫ فَمَنْ شَآءَ فَلْیُؤْمِنْ وَّ مَنْ شَآءَ فَلْیَكْفُرْۙ اِنَّآ اَعْتَدْنَا لِلظّٰلِمِیْنَ نَارًاۙ

And say, “the truth is from your Rabb, so whoever wills ­ let him believe; and whoever wills ­ let him disbelieve.” Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire.[38]

 

That Jibril brought it in the following manner:

 

وقل الحق من ربكم في ولاية علي فمن شاء فليؤمن ومن شاء فليكفر إنا أعتدنا للظالمين آل محمد ناراً

And say, “the truth is from your Rabb about the Wilayah of ‘Ali, so whoever wills — let him believe; and whoever wills — let him disbelieve.” Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers to the family members of Muhammad a fire.

Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) said: “This is how the verse was revealed.”[39]

 

20. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَ اللّٰهُ مُتِمُّ نُوْرِهٖ وَلَوْ کَرِهَ الْکٰفِرُوْنَ

but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.[40]

 

Muhammad ibn al Fudayl narrates:

Musa al Kazim recited:

 

واللّٰه متم نوره ولو كره الكافرون بولاية علي

Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers of the Wilayah of ‘Ali dislike it.

 

I asked, “is this the revelation? And he answered, “yes.”[41]

 

21. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

اِذَا جَآءَكَ الْمُنٰفِقُوْنَ قَالُوْا نَشْهَدُ اِنَّكَ لَرَسُوْلُ اللّٰهِۘ وَ اللّٰهُ یَعْلَمُ اِنَّكَ لَرَسُوْلُهؕ وَ اللّٰهُ یَشْهَدُ اِنَّ الْمُنٰفِقِیْنَ لَکٰذِبُوْنَ ﴿1ۚ﴾ اِتَّخَذُوْٓا اَیْمَانَهُمْ جُنَّةً فَصَدُّوْا عَنْ سَبِیْلِ اللّٰهِؕ اِنَّهُمْ سَآءَ مَا کَانُوْا یَعْمَلُوْنَ ﴿2﴾ ذٰلِكَ بِاَنَّهُمْ اٰمَنُوْا ثُمَّ کَفَرُوْا فَطُبِعَ عَلٰی قُلُوْبِهِمْ فَهُمْ لَا یَفْقَهُوْنَ

When the hypocrites come to you, (O Muhammad), they say, “we testify that you are the Rasul of Allah.” And Allah knows that you are His Rasul, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars. They have taken their oaths as a cover, so they averted (people) from the way of Allah. Indeed, it was evil that they were doing. That is because they believed, and then they disbelieved; so their hearts were sealed over, and they do not understand.[42]

 

Muhammad ibn al Fudayl narrates from the Musa al Kazim:

 

إذا جاءك المنافقون بولاية وصيك قالوا نشهد إنك لرسوله واللّٰه يشهد إن المنافقين بولاية علي لكاذبون، اتخذوا أيمانهم جنة فصدوا عن سبيل اللّٰه إنهم ساء ما كانوا يعملون، ذلك بأنهم آمنوا برسالتك وكفروا بولاية وصيك فطبع اللّٰه على قلوبهم فهم لا يفقهون

When the hypocrites regarding the Wilayah of your Wasi come to you, (O Muhammad), they say, “we testify that you are the Rasul of Allah.” And Allah testifies that the hypocrites regarding the Wilayah of ‘Ali are liars. They have taken their oaths as a cover, so they averted (people) from the way of Allah. Indeed, it was evil that they were doing. That is because they believed in your nubuwwah, and then they disbelieved in the Wilayah of your Wasi; so Allah sealed over their hearts, and they do not understand.[43]

 

22. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

تَنْزِیْلٌ مِّنْ رَّبِّ الْعٰلَمِیْنَ ﴿43﴾ وَ لَوْ تَقَوَّلَ عَلَیْنَا بَعْضَ الْاَقَاوِیْلِ ﴿44ۙ﴾ لَاَخَذْنَا مِنْهُ بِالْیَمِیْنِ ﴿45ۙ﴾ ثُمَّ لَقَطَعْنَا مِنْهُ الْوَتِیْنَ ﴿46﴾ؗۖ

(It is) a revelation from the Rabb of the worlds. And if Muhammad had made up about Us some (false) sayings, we would have seized him by the right hand; then We would have cut from him the aorta.[44]

 

Muhammad ibn al Fudayl narrates from the Musa al Kazim:

 

إن ولاية علي تنزيل رب العالمين ولو تقول علينا محمد بعض الأقاويل، لأخذنا منه باليمين ثم لقطعنا منه الوتين

Indeed the Wilayah of ‘Ali is a revelation from the Rabb of the worlds. And if Muhammad had made up about Us some (false) sayings, We would have seized him by the right hand; Then We would have cut from him the aorta.[45]

 

23. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَ اِنَّهلَتَذْکِرَةٌ لِّلْمُتَّقِیْنَ ﴿48﴾ وَ اِنَّا لَنَعْلَمُ اَنَّ مِنْكُمْ مُّکَذِّبِیْنَ ﴿49﴾ وَ اِنَّهلَحَسْرَةٌ عَلَی الْکٰفِرِیْنَ ﴿50﴾ وَ اِنَّهلَحَقُّ الْیَقِیْنِ ﴿51﴾ فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِیْمِ

And indeed, the Qur’an is a reminder for the righteous. And indeed, We know that among you are deniers. And indeed, it will be (a cause of) regret upon the disbelievers. And indeed, it is the truth of certainty. So exalt the name of your Rabb, the Most Great.[46]

 

Muhammad ibn al Fudayl narrates from Musa al Kazim:

 

إن ولاية علي لتذكرة للمتقين وإنا لنعلم أن منكم مكذبين، وإن علياً لحسرة على الكافرين، وإن ولايته لحق اليقين فسبح يا محمد باسم ربك العظيم

Indeed the Wilayah of ‘Ali is a reminder for the righteous. And indeed We know that among you are deniers. And indeed ‘Ali will be (a cause of) regret upon the disbelievers. And indeed his Wilayah is the truth of certainty. So exalt the name of your Rabb, O Muhammad, the Most Great.[47]

 

24. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

قُلْ اِنِّیْ لَنْ یُّجِیْرَنِیْ مِنَ اللّٰهِ اَحَدٌ۬ ۙ وَّ لَنْ اَجِدَ مِنْ دُوْنِهٖ مُلْتَحَدًا ﴿22ۙ﴾ اِلَّا بَلٰغًا مِّنَ اللّٰهِ وَ رِسٰلٰتِهٖؕ

وَ مَنْ یَّعْصِ اللّٰهَ وَ رَسُوْلَهفَاِنَّ لَهنَارَ جَهَنَّمَ خٰلِدِیْنَ فِیْهَآ اَبَدًا

Say, “indeed, there will never protect me from Allah anyone (if I should disobey), nor will I find in other than Him a refuge. But (I have for you) only notification from Allah, and His messages.” And whoever disobeys Allah and His Rasul — then indeed, for him is the fire of Hell; they will abide therein forever.[48]

 
 

Muhammad ibn al Fudayl narrates:

 

Musa al Kazim recited:

 

قل لن يجيرني من اللّٰه إن عصيته أحد من دونه ولن أجد من دونه ملتحداً إلا بلاغاً من اللّٰه ورسالاته في علي

Say, “Indeed, there will never protect me from Allah anyone besides him if I should disobey him, nor will I find in other than Him a refuge. But (I have for you) only notification from Allah, and His messages regarding ‘Ali.”

 

I asked, “is this the revelation?” and he said, “yes.” To emphasise this he then said:

 

ومن يعص الله ورسوله في ولاية علي فإن له نار جهنم خالدين فيها أبداً

And whoever disobeys Allah and His Rasul regarding the Wilayah of ‘Ali — then indeed, for him is the fire of Hell; they will abide therein forever.[49]

 

25. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

اِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا عَلَیْكَ الْقُرْاٰنَ تَنْزِیْلًا

Indeed, it is We who have sent down to you, (O Muhammad), the Qur’an progressively.[50]

 

Muhammad ibn al Fudayl:

 

Musa al Kazim recited:

 

إنا نحن نزلنا عليك القرآن بولاية علي تنزيلاً

Indeed, it is We who sent down to you (O Muhammad), the Qur’an with the Wilayah of ‘Ali progressively.

 

I then asked, “is this revelation?” He replied, “yes, it is.”[51]

 

26. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَمَا یُضِلُّ بِهٖٓ اِلَّا الْفٰسِقِیْنَ ﴿26ۙ﴾ الَّذِیْنَ یَنْقُضُوْنَ عَهْدَ اللّٰهِ مِنْۢ بَعْدِ مِیْثَاقِهٖ۪ وَیَقْطَعُوْنَ مَآ اَمَرَ اللّٰهُ بِهٖٓ اَنْ یُّوْصَلَ

And He misleads not except the defiantly disobedient, who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined.[52]

 

وما يضل به إلا الفاسقين الذين ينقضون عهد الله من بعد ميثاقه في علي ويقطعون ما أمر الله به أن يوصل

And He misleads not except the defiantly disobedient, who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it regarding ‘Ali and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined.[53]

 

27. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

مَا نَنْسَخْ مِنْ اٰيَةٍ اَوْ نُنْسِهَا نَاْتِ بِخَیْرٍ مِّنْهَآ اَوْ مِثْلِهَا ؕ

We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth (one) better than it or similar to it.[54]

 

The Imam has stated that the words “similar to it” were added, what was revealed was only “We bring forth better than it.”[55]

 

28. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَکَذٰلِكَ جَعَلْنٰكُمْ اُمَّةً وَّسَطًا

And thus we have made you a just community

 

It has been reported from the ‘infallible’ Imam that this verse was revealed as :

 

وكذلك جعلناكم أئمة وسطاً

And thus We have made you to be just A’immah (plural of Imam).[56]

 

29. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

كُنْتُمْ خَیْرَ اُمَّةوٍ اُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَاْمُرُوْنَ بِالْمَعْرُوْفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْکَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِاللّٰهِؕ

You are the best nation produced (as an example) for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.[57]

 

Ibn ‘Umair narrates from — Ibn Sinan:

 

I read in the presence of Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq):

 

كُنْتُمْ خَیْرَ اُمَّةٍ اُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ

You are the best nation produced (as an example) for mankind.

 

Abu ‘Abdullah (al Sadiq) then said, “the best nation killing Amir al Mu’minin, Hassan and Hussain?” I then asked, “may I be sacrificed for you, how was the verse revealed?”

 

He answered, “the verse was revealed like this:

 

كنتم خير أئمة أخرجت للناس

You are the best A’immah (plural of Imam) produced (as an example) for mankind, do you not see the praise of Allah for them, ‘you enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong’?”[58]

 

30. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala states in the noble Qur’an:

 

وَلَوْ اَنَّهُمْ اِذْ ظَّلَمُوْا اَنْفُسَهُمْٓ جَآءُوْكَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُوا اللّٰهَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ الرَّسُوْلُ لَوَجَدُوا اللّٰهَ تَوَّابًا رَّحِیْمًا

And if, when they wronged themselves, they had come to you, [O Muhammad], and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Accepting of repentance and Merciful.[59]

 

Ibn Abi ‘Umair narrates from — Ibn ‘Udhnayh who narrates from — Zurarah from — Abu Jafar (al Baqir) he said:

 

ولو أنهم إذ ظلموا أنفسهم جآؤك يا علي فاستغفروا اللّٰه واستغفر لهم الرسول لوجدوا اللّٰه تواباً رحيماً

And if, when they wronged themselves, they had come to you, O ‘Ali, and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Accepting of repentance and Merciful.[60]

 

This is how the verse was revealed.

 
 

NEXT⇒ Examples of Shia Interpolation of the Qur’an Continued


[1]  Surah al Ahzab: 71

[2]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 372

[3]  Surah al Taha: 115

[4]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 379

[5]  Surah al Baqarah: 90

[6]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 380

[7]  Surah al Baqarah: 23

[8]  Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 381

[9]  Surah al Nisa’: 47

[10]  Surah al Nisa’: 174

[11] Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 381

[12]  Surah al Nisa’: 66

[13]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 381

[14]  Surah al Baqarah: 87

[15] Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 383

[16]  Ibid

[17]  Surah Muhammad: 26

[18]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 388

[19]  Surah Ha Mim Sajdah: 27

[20]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 389

[21]  Surah al Mu’min: 12

[22]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 390

[23]  Surah al Ma’arij: 1,2

[24]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 390

[25]  Surah al Dhariyat: 9

[26]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 390

[27]  Sirah al Baqarah: 59

[28]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 394. And Qummi in his Tafsir vol. 1 pg. 48.

[29]  Surah al Nisa’: 168

[30]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 395. And Qummi in his Tafsir vol. 1 pg. 159.

[31]  Surah al Nisa’: 170

[32]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 395.

[33]  Surah al Towbah: 105

[34]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 396.

[35]  Surah al Hijr: 41

[36] Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 396.

[37]  Surah al Furqan: 50

[38]  Surah al Kahf: 29

[39]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 396. And Qummi in his Tafsir vol. 2 pg. 35

[40]  Surah al Saff: 8

[41]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 419

[42]  Surah al Munafiqun: 1-3

[43]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 420

[44]  Surah al Haqah: 43-46

[45]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 420

[46]  Surah al Haqah: 48-52

[47]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 421.

[48]  Surah al Jinn: 22, 23

[49]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 422.

[50]  Surah al Insan: 23

[51]Al Kafi vol. 2 pg. 424.

[52]  Surah al Baqarah: 26, 27

[53]Tafsir al Qummi vol. 1 pg. 35

[54]  Surah al Baqarah: 106

[55]Tafsir al Qummi vol. 1 pg. 58.

[56]Tafsir al Qummi vol. 1 pg. 63.

[57]  Surah Al ‘Imran: 110

[58]Tafsir al Qummi vol. 1 pg. 110.

[59]  Surah al Nisa’: 64

[60]Tafsir al Qummi vol. 1 pg. 142.

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