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Perhaps I have missed it elsewhere in the book but a thorough search has only bought up the narration I have provided above. Therefore, there is some discrepancy between these two pictures.

A reader may wonder what all this has to do with the specific questions that has been enquired about in the question, and why I am mentioning all this?! Moreover, without having learnt the fundamentals of the traditional Islamic sciences, including the auxiliary disciplines such as the Arabic language, and under qualified scholars, approaching translated texts can be hazardous. Their role was to collect and present everything as they masajif it.

However, it has been documented that the English maxahif of Kitab al Masaahif by the Christian orientalist Arthur Jeffery, and many of his other works, is not an accurate translation, if not deliberately misleading. When the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him would receive revelation, it would be impressed in his memory.

It is of no doubt that these great companions and great scholars knew full well the responsibility and burden they carried in preserving the religion for future generations. Therefore, I will quote Shaykh Gibril in regards to this individual question:.

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Meticulously upright and reliable witnesses were also bought forth to testify that each piece that was written was done so iktab the presence of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. May Allah grant you the best of states and kitxb you to what is pleasing to Him. However, like many such discussions, there is a bigger picture.


To his deep sorrow, he discovered that the only person who had any record of that verse had been killed in the battle of Yamama and that the verse was consequently lost. Haddad has already answered this first question. That is not to say, however, that we should not investigate and grapple with difficult or controversial texts.

This was not their mission. He would pass the revelation to his companions in its entirety and instruct some to write it down and memorise. The task of filtering through such works requires expertise and scholarly precision, let alone a lot of time.

Often times, they did not state or separate the strong, weak, fabricated or sound narrations. I am not sure which translation the questioner is reading from. Consensus of the scholars of this ummah constitutes as a binding proof on any matter.

Sayyidna Zayd bin Thabit was extremely cautious and diligent when collating the material. I have encompassed whatever amount of kitav has been facilitated [for me to know].

كـتـاب الـمـصـاحـف – Kitab al-Masahif

If so, oitab we have full conviction and faith that God has promised to preserve His Book, what does it matter that parts have been lost? And Allah knows best.

Subscribe to Compass Newsletter Get the best of Seekershub to your inbox. It is clear that Kitqb Umar was not asking for the verse because he did not know it, or it had not been memorised by others, or that it had been forgotten or lost somehow.


Each kktab was collated and compared to the collections of other companions. Many of the scholars, particularly the early ones, used to write books which were a culmination of every piece of information they could find on the given subject.

And it is protected through its inimitability, such that no one will [ever] be capable to oppose it or produce anything like unto it. It is best that we only have the highest opinion of Ibn Abu Dawud, like all scholars, particularly because the vast majority of hadith scholars regard him as an expert and Imam in the field. This means that any matter that has been wholly agreed upon cannot be incorrect or misguidance.

It is also a testament to the kiatb and veracity of our scholars that they did this, as it would have been easy for them to be selective and choose what suits them or only that which supports their opinions. The esteemed scholar, Shaykh Gibril F.

He wanted the material it was written on, a hard copy as it were.

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After all, it would suffice to simply answer whether such narrations are authentic or not. He likened it to a dirty carpet which has been rolled up masanif put away. These collections, of course, were not verified by the Prophet or any of the scribes, being as they were, personal writings of each person.