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Prophet (SAW) adding in words and asking for verses to be re-written

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Optimus Prime

Asalamualaikum.

Christian apologists use such narrations to prove the Qur'an was preserved in it's original form.

The Hadith is as follows:


Narrated Al-Bara: There was revealed:

“Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah.” (Qur’an 4.95)

The Prophet said, "Call Zaid for me and let him bring the (writing) board, the inkpot and the scapula bone (the pen) ..." Then he said, "Write: ‘Not equal are those Believers who sit...’", and at that time 'Amr bin Um Maktum, the blind man was sitting behind the Prophet. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is your order for me (as regards the above verse) as I am a blind man?" So, instead of the above verse, the following verse was revealed:
“Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) except those who are disabled and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah.” (Qur’an 4.95) (Sahih al-Bukhari: vol. 6, bk. 61, no. 512; also Sahih Muslim: bk. 20, no. 4676-4677)


How do we respond?

Optimus Prime

Re: Prophet (SAW) adding in words and asking for verses to be re-written
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 09:37:14 PM »
Also, this Hadith is used to suggest that some of the companions forgot whether a verse was supposed in the Qur'an or not.

Ibn Abbas reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “If there were for the son of Adam a valley full of riches, he would long to possess another one like it, and the son of Adam does not feel satisfied but with dust.” And “Allah returns to him who returns (to him)." Ibn Abbas said: I do not know whether it is from the Qur'an or not; and in the narration transmitted by Zuhair it was said: I do not know whether it is from the Qur'an, and he made no mention of Ibn Abbas. (Sahih Muslim: bk. 5, no. 2285)


Is this where ibn Abbas (RA) was confused between a Hadith, and a verse?

Farid

Re: Prophet (SAW) adding in words and asking for verses to be re-written
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2016, 07:00:41 AM »
Wa alaykum alsalam wa rahmatullah,

Full version of first hadith:

http://sunnah.com/urn/179220

As for the second hadith, not everyone had the Qur'an fully memorized. It was natural for Ibn Abbas to make a mistake like this, since he found that a verse was no longer in the Qur'an. The correct answer is that it was an abrogated verse that was not included in the masahif.

Optimus Prime

Re: Prophet (SAW) adding in words and asking for verses to be re-written
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 07:32:59 PM »
Thanks for the clarification, akhi.

 

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