NOTICE: This article is a reproduction from Submitters Perspective No 28, May 1987.
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 Ali 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 Khalifa 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 the Qur’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.”
Imam Ali and Imam Hussein gave their lives to remove these two false verses (9:128-129) 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.