The Qur'an: Its Protection from Alteration
The Qur'an is the basis of Islam and the eternal miracle of the Prophet
of Islam. It is a Book which forms the main guide for the Muslims. Its
vital place in Islam can be seen from the importance given to its preservation,
in memory and written form, by the Prophet and his followers during past
fourteen centuries of the history, of Islam.
No sect in the diversified world of Islam entertained any doubt about
the authenticity and integrity of the Qur'an. Unfortunately, during the
last fifteen years, some groups have started distributing booklets and
leaflets in which they accuse the Shi'a Muslims of kufr because,
in their assumptions the Shi'as do not believe in the integrity of the
present Qur'an. How far this accusation is true, to what extent the
accusers themselves are free from this "sin," and who eventually benefits
from this fitna is the subject of this study done in a very unbiased
way by 'Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi. This was first presented as
a paper at the "Islamic Thought conference" in Tehran in January 1992.
It is the pleasure of Ahlul Bayt Assembly of North America to present this
booklet to the seekers of truth.
ABANA, Toronto, Canada