(Ibn Abi Daud, Kitab al-Masahif). Zuhri reports, ‘We have heard that many Qur’an passages were revealed but that those who had memorised. Edition: al-Ṭab’ah 2. Published/Created: Bayrūt: Dār al-Bashā’ir al-Islāmīyah lil- Ṭibā’ah wa-al-Nashr wa-al-Tawzī’, Description: 2 v. ; 25 cm. Language. Buy Kitab al-masahif by °Abd Allah ibn Sulayman Ibn Abi Dawud (ISBN:) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
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This has no ramification or consequence on the final compilation of the Quran scrupulously undertaken by Sayiddna A, bin Thabit under the order of Sayiddna Abu Bakr and with the assistance of Sayiddna Umar may Allah be please with them all. Sayyidna Zayd bin Thabit was extremely cautious and diligent when collating the material. Rather, let him say: It is clear that Sayyidna 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.
It was indeed complete, with no parts lost or missing. Kitan to Compass Newsletter Get the best of Seekershub to your inbox.
Meticulously upright and reliable witnesses were also bought forth to testify that each piece that was written was done so in the presence of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. And Allah knows best. May Allah grant you the best of states and guide you to what is pleasing to Him. Furthermore, the concept maashif Tawaatir is another binding proof, where a large number of people all relay and agree on the same information, so much so that it is impossible that they are lying or mistaken.
Kitab Al Masahif
The task of filtering through such works requires expertise and scholarly precision, let alone a lot of time. That is not to say, however, that we should not investigate and grapple with difficult or controversial texts. 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.
I have encompassed whatever amount of it has been facilitated [for me to know]. And it is protected through its inimitability, such that no one will [ever] kitzb capable to oppose it or produce anything like unto it. Consensus of the scholars of this ummah constitutes as a binding proof on any matter.
This means that any matter that has been wholly agreed upon cannot be incorrect or misguidance. He wanted the material it was written on, a hard copy as it were. Would it affect our faith kihab what remains in any way or our practice of the religion? This was not their mission. 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.
Haddad has already answered this first question. However, it has been documented that the Masahof translation of Kitab al Masaahif by the Christian orientalist Arthur Jeffery, and many of his other works, is not an masahi translation, if not deliberately misleading. I finish this initial discussion with the following two hadiths which are pertinent to our topic.
He likened it to a dirty carpet which has been kitah up and put away. The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him had a number of scribes, one of these being Sayyidna Zaid bin Thabit.
كـتـاب الـمـصـاحـف – Kitab al-Masahif
The second are the members of my household I remind you of your duties to the members of my family. Ibn Abi Daud, Kitab al-Masahif.
Sayyidna Umar kiab knew the verse he was looking for by heart as he was a hafidhas did numerous amounts of the other Companions and most likely the person he asked about it! Therefore, before we come to the issues you mentioned, it would behove us to go over some of these basic realities.
He exhorted us to hold fast to the Book of Allah and then said: However, like many such discussions, there is a bigger picture. Sayyidna Abu Bakr, himself a Hafidh, and the greatest of the Companions, affirmed the final compilation.
Shaykh Jamir Meah grew up in Hampstead, London. Whatever the reasons and debate surrounding the personality of Ibn Abu Dawud, it does not take away from his work.
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?! The esteemed scholar, Shaykh Gibril F. 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.
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. He would pass the revelation to his companions in its entirety and instruct some to write it down and memorise.
All of which is reprehensible to any believer. Reading isolated texts or detailed religious discussions without firm and sound belief at the onset is somewhat of a grope in the dark. If so, and we have full conviction and faith that God has promised to preserve His Book, what does it matter that parts have been lost?
Was the Originally Compiled Qur’an During the Era of Abu Bakr Incomplete?
Therefore, when one reads such books we should understand this point and not jump to conclusions when we first read something. Regardless, the translation offered is at best a very poor translation, and at worst, an outright lie. One of my teachers was once explaining to me the erroneous theological statement of a certain group, that looks sensible and madahif on the outset, but when analysed critically, comes uncomfortably close to blasphemy.
When the Prophet peace and ql be upon him would receive revelation, it would be impressed in his memory.
Therefore, I will quote Shaykh Gibril in regards to this individual question:. Whoever claims that he knows them, is a liar. However, if one reads further on in the same book and looks at other biographic books, we find a different picture, and that Ibn Abu Dawud is held by the majority of scholars of hadith as an Imam in the science, and indeed many of his contemporaries and subsequent masahjf of hadith stated that he was more expert in hadith than his own father!
Rather they compiled and passed down everything they could gather so that later scholars could critically assess and scrutinise masahlf piece of information, and this masahhif something they did meticulously. Their role was to collect and present everything as they found it. Each piece was verified through his own memory and verified by Sayiddna Umar, who himself was a Hafidh. Perhaps I have missed it elsewhere in the book but a thorough search has only bought up the narration I have provided above.