THE ORIGINALITY AND GENUINENESS
OF THE HOLY QUR'AN IN ITS TEXT
AND ITS ARRANGEMENT

by Hajjatul-Islam Ayatullah Allama Haji Mirza Mahdi Pooya Yazdi

The great majority of scholars of all schools of thought in
Islam agree that the Holy Qur'an, as it is today in our
hands, was put into writing under the command, and
under the personal supervision, of the Holy Prophet himself, and
that there were no additions, omissions or alterations
whatsoever.

There are, however, a few traditionalists of the Sunni as well
as the Shia schools who, influenced by tradition rather than
reason and historical fact, have held the view that some
omissions and alterations occurred before official assent was
given to the present version by the Third Caliph. The advocates
of this view have not succeeded in providing any evidence of
this.
Their views remain as individual opinion with support from
others. Our intention here is to:

1. Point out the reasons underlying these doubts

2. Weigh up the traditions put forward in support of the
doubts

3. Given the internal and external historical evidence for
and against these theories

4. Explain what Muslims are required to believe about the
Holy Qur'an as a part of their belief

Before dealing with these matters, the following points must of
necessity be made.

 

 

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