I just have one question. Are there any ‘Sunni’ narrations concerning the distortion of the holy Quran, or any of the so-called ‘Sunnis’ who believe in distortion of the holy Quran?
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
Indeed, they have a number of authentic narrations reported by al-Bukhari, Muslim, and others that prove the distortion of the holy Quran. These include:
Umar once sat on the pulpit and said: “Allah sent Muhammad with the truth and revealed the Holy Book to him, and among what Allah revealed, was the verse of stoning. We did recite this verse, understood it and memorized it. Allah’s Apostle did carry out the punishment of stoning and so did we after him. I am afraid that after a long time has passed, somebody will say: ‘By Allah, we do not find the verse of stoning in Allah’s Book.’ And thus they will go astray by leaving an obligation which Allah has revealed. Then we used to recite among the verses in Allah’s Book: ‘O people! Do not claim to be the offspring of other than your fathers, as it is disbelief (ungratefulness) on your part that you claim to be the offspring of other than your real father.
Sahih al-Bukhari, volume 8, page 817
In addition, Aisha (may the wrath of Allah fall upon her) narrated:
There was revealed in the Holy Qur’an ten clear suckling, and then five clear sucklings. Allah’s Apostle died, and it was before that time found in the Qur’an.
Sahih Muslim, Book 8, #3421
Moreover, they reported that Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (may the wrath of Allah be upon him) said:
We used to recite a chapter that resembled in length and severity to Bara’a. I have, however, forgotten it with the exception of this which I remember out of it: ‘If there were two valleys full of riches, for the son of Adam, he would long for a third valley, and nothing would fill the stomach of the son of Adam but dust. And we used so recite a chapter that resembled one of the chapter of Musabbihat, and I have forgotten it, but I remember (this much) of it: ‘O you who believe, why do you say that which you do not practise and that is recorded in your necks as a witness (against you) and you would be asked about it on the Day of Resurrection?
Sahih Muslim, Book 5, #2286
Amongst the funniest things reported, was the following narration. Aisha (may the wrath of Allah be upon her) said:
The verse of stoning and of suckling an adult ten times were revealed, and they were (written) on a paper and kept under my bed. When the Messenger of Allah expired and we were preoccupied with his death, a domestic animal entered and ate away the paper.
Musnad Ahmad, volume 6, page 269
Furthermore, amongst their scholars who believed in the distortion of the Quran, is anonymously mentioned in the following statement of Muhammad-al-Madani’s (one of their scholars in al-Azhar University):
One Egyptian scholar in 1948 wrote a book entitled ‘Al Furqan’ in which he copied many of these traditions (i.e. traditions on the distortion of the Quran) from the works of Ahl’ul Sunnah. Should we on this basis conclude that the Ahl’ul Sunnah do not believe that the Qur’an is complete? Or should we on account of these traditions which were copied by someone or written in such and such book by such and such a person, adopt the viewpoint that the Ahl’ul Sunnah believe that the Qur’an is incomplete?
Risala’tul-Islam, 11th Edition, Pages 382-383, 4th Part
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