The Shia do not acknowledge ahadith of the Ahlus Sunnah from the outset nor do they believe in it. They claim that these narrators are from the adversaries who do not follow the Imams of the Ahlul Bayt, and instead follow their enemies.
I say: How then can the Shia accept the transmission of the Qur’an from the Ahlus Sunnah whilst they are their adversaries and at the same time reject the narrations of the Ahlus Sunnah?
Thus, it is necessary upon everyone who holds this belief to choose: Either he believe in all the established ahadith—as the Ahlus Sunnah do—or reject the established ahadith of the Ahlus Sunnah along with all the transmissions of the Qur’an from the Ahlus Sunnah as well.
If he does so then he will have to believe that the Qur’an has been interpolated, as is reported in the canonical works of the Shia—whether it be the attestations of their scholars or reports from their Imams. They will have to then believe that the complete Qur’an is in the possession of the Mahdi—the Twelfth Imam according to the Ithna ‘Ashariyyah (Twelvers). These are the only two options, there is no third. Either one accepts both the transmission of the Qur’an and ahadith or he rejects both.
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