Category: Science of Evidence (Usoo ul-Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 39395
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Nov 28,2017

Title: Shia belief of the Quraan


Assalamu Alaykum

I have read in some places that believing that Quran is not preserved completely amounts to Kufr. (Usually One of the points used to say that Shia are Kafir)

Is it true? If yes can you please qoute some reference (daleel) for this?


Also, then how do we explain the many hadith's in our sahih books which seem to indicate that some parts are missing from Quran?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Almighty Allah has undertaken to preserve the Quraan.

Allah says:

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ  

Translation: Without doubt, only we have revealed the Quraan and we shall certainly be its protectors.

 (Ensuring that it remains unchanged throughout time) 

(Surah-Al-Hijr, Verse 9)

The undertaking by Allah is with repeated emphasis, hence it is a promise.

Allah, the Most Honourable, the Most High will surely fulfil this promise. He will never go against his promise.

Allah says:

اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا یُخْلِفُ الْمِیْعَادَ 

Allah Ta’ala does not break His promises

(Surah Al-Imraan, Verse 9)


If one alleges that some part of the Quraan is missing, he has to prove that Allah did not fulfil his promise. Allah forbid, such a conclusion leads to attributing and dishonouring Allah, which is clearly kufr.

The Shias refer to some Ahaadeeth to support their claims of some portions of the Quraan missing. [1]

Kindly forward us those specific Ahaadeeth. Inshallah, we will offer answers to those specific Ahaadeeth.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الكافي ج1  ص 169، دار الكتب الإسلامية، طهران [1] 

ان القران لا يكون حجة الا بقيم


اصول كافي 671 طبع لكهنؤ 

عن ابي عبد الله قال ان القران جاء به جبريل عليه السلام الي محمد صلي الله عليه و سلم 17000 أية


فصل الخطاب 31 مخطوط 

ان الاصحاب قد أطبقوا على صحة الاخبار المستفيضة بل المتواترة الدالة بصريحها على وقوع التحريف في القران


الاحتجاج للطبرسي، ص 378، دار النعمان للطباعة والنشر – النجف

لو شرحت لك كل ما أسقط وحرف وبدل مما يجري هذا المجري لطال وظهر ما تحظر التقية اظهاره من مناقب الأولياء ومثالب الأعداء


الفصل 2-187

ومن قول الامامية كلها قديما وحديثا ان القران مبدل زيد فيه ما ليس منه ونقص منه كثير وبدل كثير


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