Published Monthly by Masjid Tucson
May 1987 Ramadan 1407
Editor: Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.
THE RESTORATION OF AN IMPORTANT ISLAMIC TRUTH
IMAM ALI & IMAM HUSSEIN
DID NOT FIGHT FOR POWER
They Were Martyred Trying To Protect Qur'an
Ali and Hussein gave their lives attempting to remove two false sentences falsely added at the end of the last Sura revealed in Medina, namely, Sura Tawbah (No. 9). The falsehood was added when the Prophet's Qur'an was duplicated by 'Uthman's committee for distribution throughout the Muslim world. Tremendous turmoil, the Great Fitnah, followed the injection of the two false verses, and 'Uthman's Assassination. The falsifiers waged war on Ali, and All fought back, seeking to remove the falsehood. After the martyrdom of Ali, Hussein continued the fight.
After the war was settled, and Hussein had been martyred, the Umayyad Klmlifa Marwan Ibn Al-Hakam (who died in the year 65 AH) destroyed the Prophet's Qur'an "fearing it might become the cause for new disputes." (See Muslim Perspective of April 1986 and Ahmed 'Von Denffer's book Ulum Al-Qur'an An Introduction to the Sciences of theQur'an, Page 56, Published by The Islamic Foundation, 1983).
The obvious question is: IF THE PROPHET'S QUR'AN WERE IDENTICAL TO THE QUR'ANS IN EXISTENCE, WHY SHOULD MARWAN IBN AL-HAKAM DESTROY IT? WHY SHOULD IT CAUSE ANY NEW DISPUTES?
A Qur'anic translation that lists the suras in their chronological order of revelation is that of Hashim Amir-Ali (1974). At the very end of the book, we see the last two verses of Sura 9, printed in large bold letters (see Figure below). I can see Satan laughing and bragging: "The words of God are written in small print, while MY words are printed in Large, Bold type."
Actual Size Photocopy From Hashim Amir-Ali's Translation
Imam Ali and Imam Hussein gave their lives to remove these two false verses and restore the Qur'an to its pristine purity. Overwhelming evidence has now accumulated exposing the falsehood of the two verses (see M.P. of March & April 1985, and September 1986). Additionally, these two verses clearly contradict the Qur'an, both in principles as well as linguistically.
I observed that one of your videotapes is titled, "In defense of the Bible." You made it appear as though, the Bible is the word of Allah. Dr. Khalifa as a research and investigative scholar, you ought to know better. The Bible, both the Old and New Testament, has lost its originality and authenticity, it has undergone countless revisions and interpolations. Truth are mixed with falsehood. The Holy Qur'an says, very specifically, "Woe unto those who write the book with their own hands, then say it is from Allah." The Book (Injeel) that the prophet Jesus received from Allah, is nowhere to be found, it has vanished from the face of the earth. The four gospels were supposedly written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, who were not even his disciples. The gospel of Mark was found 150 years after the supposed death of the Prophet Jesus, in the Greek language. Matthew, Luke and John gospels were found at a much later date, somewhere between 200-300 AD and all were written in the Greek language.
Prophet Jesus, upon whom be peace, presumably spoke Hebrew or some writers assumed he probably spoke Aramaic, i.e., a language that is crossed with two languages. The writings of Paul were also written in Greek. So was the vision of John of the book of Revelation. There are absolutely no Hebrew records of Prophet Jesus ministry. The Jewish historian Josephus says: "there were no books attributed to Jesus, during his trial or the post crucifixion period," What we have today, known as the New Testament, are biographies of Jesus life, on whom be peace, four contradictory versions, written hundreds of years after his supposed death. Truth mixed with falsehood, written by unknown writers, loosely connected to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, to carry some weight. They were not actually the writers. "The true and Revealed Book that the Prophet Jesus received from Allah Subhanahu wa Taala, were completely destroyed, at the very same time that Jesus was nailed to the cross. What we have known as the Gospels is a complete fabrication."
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Thank you, Mr. Ali, for your informative letter. However, had you watched the video, you would have seen that I defend the truth in the Bible, as confirmed by the Qur'an, and I expose the human-injected distortions. The Bible, as printed today, still preaches the worship of God alone (see Matthew 4:10, Mark 2:7 & 12:30, and Luke 4:8). No where does the Bible state that Jesus is God; if anything, the New Testament states clearly, several times, that Jesus is NOT GOD (see Matthew 7:21, Mark 10:17-18 & 15:34, and John 20:17). In view of the Qur'anic statement in 5:46 ["The Gospel provides guidance and light"], I wanted to acknowledge the truth that God has revealed a divine scripture to Jesus.
THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND SHIRK
THE ISLAMIC REVIEW, journal of the Ahmadiyyah movement, Lahore, Pakistan (Feb/Mar 87) attacked me in an editorial titled: "Saying 'Muhammad Ar-Rasul-Ullah' Is Not Shirk (Polytheism)." The editorial listed the well-known litany of verses advocating obedience to God and His apostle. This editorial, which represents the general belief of the Muslim masses, clearly reveals two major disasters:
Shirk, by definition, is putting anything besides God, in any way, shape, or form. The Qur'an makes this extremely clear by stating that the mere mention of anything or anyone besides God is Shirk. Please see 39:45 and 40:10-12.
When you invite me to dinner and ask me to bring my servant with me, I am not invited ALONE. Even though you acknowledge that my companion (in Arabic Sharik) is my servant, I am not invited ALONE. This is Shirk.
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