Tuesday, 4 October 2011

 Warning about Internet sites that distort the Qur’aan

Salam o Aleikum,

A friend of mine brought to my attention this Web site where the guy changed the verses
of the Qoran and says it is the Qoran.

This is the site: XXXXXXX

What can we do to stop this?

I have a question if anybody can answer. I have a christain friend who wants me to go
to her wedding where I know they will say "the three" and "son of god"
during the ceremony. What does a muslim do in that situation, does he go to the ceremony
or just the party afterwards. Also what if somebody converts to Islam and her sister is
getting married (who is still christain) does that person attend the ceremony?

Thank you very much and please cite your sources.

Praise be to Allah.

Before answering this question, we should advise you of the importance
of wisdom in denouncing evil, and of being careful not to inadvertantly promote
anti-Islamic websites so that everyone will go and read them, because this will indirectly
contribute to the promotion of these worthless people who claim to imitate the

Producing anything like the Qur’aan is impossible, because Allaah
challenged anyone to do this. This challenge was issued to the most brilliant and eloquent
Arab poets at the time when the Qur’aan was revealed, which was also the time when
Arabic eloquence was at its peak. Allaah said (interpretation of the meaning): “Let
them then produce a recital like unto it (the Qur’aan) if they are truthful.” [al-Tur

When they could not do this, Allaah challenged them to produce ten
soorahs like its soorahs: “Or they say: ‘He (Muhammad) forged it (the
Qur’aan).’ Say: ‘Bring you then ten forged soorahs (chapters) like unto it,
and call whomsoever you can, other than Allah (to your help), if you speak the
truth!’” [Hud 11:13 – interpretation of the meaning].

When they could not do this, Allah challenged them to produce just
one soorah that contained the same eloquence and wisdom as the Qur’aan. He said
(interpretation of the meaning): “Or do they say: ‘He (Muhammad) has forged
it’? Say: ‘Bring then a soorah (chapter) like unto it, and call upon whomsoever
you like, besides Allah, if you are truthful!” [Yoonus 10:38]

Allah called on them to seek help from whoever they wanted, and to
accept the challenge. He said (interpretation of the meaning): “And if you (Arab
pagans, Jews, Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down to Our
slave (Muhammad), then produce a soorah of the like thereof and call your witnesses
(supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful.” [al-Baqarah 2:23]

When they were unable to do this, Allah informed them that they
would never be able to do it, no matter who they called upon to help them. He said
(interpretation of the meaning): “Say: ‘If mankind and jinn were together to
produce the like of this Qur’aan, they could not produce the like thereof, even if
they helped one another.’” [al-Isra’ 17:88]

There is no one except Allah who can produce the like of the
Qur’aan, because the Qur’aan, as He says, is “a Book, the Verses whereof
are perfected and then explained in detail from One Who is All-Wise and Well-Acquainted
(with all things).” [Hud 11:1 – interpretation of the meaning].

When some liars did try to imitate the Qur’aan they came up
with ridicualous nonsense that would make children laugh, let alone mature and intelligent
adults. For example, the liar Musaylimah said: “O frog, daughter of two frogs, croak
as much as you want, your upper part is in the water and your lower part is in the
mud.” This is an example of the kind of thing said by him and other pretenders to
Prophethood. (See Sayd al-Khaatir by Ibn al-Jawzi, p. 404).

Some forms of falsehood may deceive some of the people
because of their ignorance and lack of understanding of the rules of grammar and accepted
styles of eloquence in Arabic. But anyone who has intelligence and common sense should at
least be able to see the difference and realize that these made-up words cannot possibly
be Qur’aan. If we look at the Website referred to in the question, we see that kufr
is quite clearly mentioned in these fabricated soorahs, such as the statement that the
Messiah is the son of God or is God, and the promotion of the evil madhhab of Raafidah (a
kind of Shi’ah), and other such nonsense. There are also some weird contradictions,
for example, these liars say in the so-called sixth aayah of the so-called “soorah
al-tajassud”: “Exalted be He above taking any of His creation as a son,”
but then we find in the so-called ninth aayah of the so-called “soorah
al-eemaan” the words: “You are he, the son of God, truly; in you we
believe.” But verily Allah has spoken the truth when He said (interpretation of the
meaning): “Do they not then consider the Qur’aan carefully? Had it been from
other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much contradictions.” [al-Nisaa’

You also find other silly comments in these made-up soorahs, such
as the claim that Allah permitted His Prophet to change whatever he wanted in the
Qur’aan, as in the so-called sixth aayah of the so-called “soorah
al-wasaaya”: “Abrogate whatever you want to abrogate of the commands that We
have given you, for We permit you to make changes to Our decisions”!

Every Muslim will realize the extent of the lies contained in these
words that come from this mind that is driven by ulterior motives. Have you ever seen
anything more foolish than these words? Allah has told us to adhere to His Book and put it
into practice, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): “And this is a blessed
Book which We have sent down, so follow it and fear Allah, that you may receive
mercy.” [al-An’aam 6:155]

He commanded His Messenger to adhere to the Qur’aan, saying
(interpretation of the meaning): “So hold you (Muhammad) to that which is inspired
in you. Verily, you are on a Straight Path.” [al-Zukhruf 43:43].

Allah warned His Messenger not to fail in conveying the message
complete and unaltered, as He said (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, they
were about to tempt you away from that which We have revealed unto you (O Muhammad), to
fabricate something other than it against Us, and then they would certainly have taken you
for a friend! And had We not made you stand firm, you would nearly have inclined to them a
little. In that case, We would have made you taste a double portion (of punishment) in
this life and a double portion (of punishment) after death. And then you would have found
none to help you against Us” [al-Isra’ 17:73-75] and “… if he
(Muhammad) had forged a false saying concerning Us (Allah), We surely should have seized
him by his right hand (or with power and might), and then certainly should have cut off
his life artery (aorta)” [al-Haaqqah 69:44-46]. Having said all this, how can
there be any so-called soorah that says the messenger has the right to abrogate whatever
he wants in the Qur’aan and that he has the authority to change or omit whatever
rules he wants??

The only One Who can abrogate whatever He wants of the Qur’aan is
the One Who revealed it, may He be glorified, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): “Allah
blots out what He wills and confirms (what He wills). And with Him is the Mother of the
Book” [al-Ra’d 13:39];

“Whatever a Verse (revelation) We abrogate or cause to be
forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allah is able to do
all things?” [al-Baqarah 2:106].

We, like our Messenger, are obliged to understand and implement the
Qur’aan without distorting, omitting or changing anything. Allah said (interpretation
of the meaning): “(This is) a Book which We have sent down to you, full of
blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may
remember.” [Saad 38:29].

We have seen in the false soorahs quoted on that Internet website a
real example of what is referred to in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “And
verily, among them is a party who distort the Book with their tongues (as they read), so
that you may think it is from the Book, but it is not from the Book, and they say:
‘This is from Allah,’ but it is not from Allah; and they speak a lie against
Allah while they know it.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:78].

We ask Allah to make His Religion and His Book prevail and to make His
friends victorious, as We ask Him to defeat and humiliate His enemies and cause them to
fail. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad.

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