Two False Verses Removed from the Quran

Nineteen years after the Prophet's death, some scribes injected two false verses at the end of Sura 9, the last Sura revealed in Medina. The evidence, from the Quran as well as historic evidence, confirm the addition of the last two verses in Sura 9. The mathematical code of the Quran illustrates a major function of the Quran's mathematical code, namely, to protect the Quran from the slightest tampering.

Indeed, it is We who have brought down the Reminder (Quran) and We will surely preserve it. 15:9

It is noteworthy to emphasise that God promises to preserve the Quran and not the man produced "mushaf", the latter being the printed copy of the Quran.

We already know that there are a number of variations in the spelling of certain words between the Hafz and Warsh versions of the Quran. The different spelling of these words in these widely accepted versions of the Quran demonstrates that God does not preserve what humans print, but only preserves the Quran which can be made known to all humans and which is preserved by means of the code of the Quran.

The Quran is called "mahfooz" (preserved) only in the Master Tablet with God (85:21) and not in the paper copy printed by humans.

Full details of the correct meaning of the preservation of the Quran are at: The Preservation of the Quran

Nineteen years after the death of Prophet Muhammad, and during the reign of Khalifa Uthman, a committee of scribes was appointed to write several copies of the Quran so as to be dispatched to the new Muslim lands. The copies were to be made from the original Quran which was written by Muhammad's hand (see: The Issue of Muhammad's illiteracy).

This committee was supervised by the then Khalifa Uthman Ibn Affaan, Ali Ibn Abi Taaleb, Zeid Ibn Thaabet, Ubayy Ibn Ka`ab, Abdullah Ibn Al-Zubair, Sa`eed Ibn Al-Aas and Abdul Rahman Ibn Al-Haareth Ibn Heshaam. The Prophet, of course, had written the Quran in its chronological order of revelation, together with the necessary instructions to place every piece in its proper position. The last Sura revealed in Medina was Sura 9. Only Sura 110, a very short Sura, was revealed after Sura 9, and was revealed in Mina.
The committee of scribes finally came to Sura 9, and put it in its proper place. One of the scribes suggested adding a couple of verses to honour the Prophet. The majority of scribes agreed. Ali was outraged. He vehemently maintained that the word of God, written down by the hand of His final Prophet, must never be altered.
Ali's protest is documented in a number of references such as:

Source : Al-Itqaan Fee Ulum Al-Quran, by Jalaluddin Al-Suyuty, Al-Azhareyyah Press, Cairo, Egypt, 1318 AH, page 59

The horrendous dimensions of this crime can be realized once we look at the consequences:
(1) Uthman was assassinated, and Ali was installed as the fourth Khalifa.
(2) A 50-year war erupted between the new Khalifa and his supporters on one side, and the Mohammedan distorters of the Quran on the other side.
(3) Ali was martyred, and eventually his family, except for some women and children, were killed.
(4) The disaster culminated in the infamous Battle of Karbala, where Ali's son, Hussein, and his family were massacred.
(5) The Muslims were deprived of the pure, unaltered, Quran for 1400 years.

The distorters of the Quran finally won the war, and the "official" history that came to us was a distorted version which represented the victor's point of view. This apparent victory for God's enemies was, of course, in accordance with God's will. In just two decades after the Prophet's death, the idol worshipers who were defeated by the Prophet in the conquest of Mecca (632 AD) reverted to idolatry. Ironically, this time around their idol, the Prophet himself. Such idol worshippers obviously did not deserve to possess the pure Quran. Hence the blessed martyrdom of the true believers who tried to restore the Quran and the apparent victory for the distorters of God's word.

The first peace time ruler after this lengthy and disastrous war was Marwan Ibn Al Hakam (died 65 AH/684 AD). One of the first duties he performed was to destroy the original Quran, the one that was so scrupulously written by the Prophet's own hand, "fearing it might become the cause of new disputes" [see 'ULUM AL-QURAN', by Ahmad von Denffer, Islamic Foundation, Leicester, United Kingdom, 1983, Page 56.]. The questions an intelligent person must ask are:

1- If the original Quran were identical to the Quran in circulation at that time, why did Marwan Ibn Al-Hakam have to destroy it?
2- If the original Quran was identical to the Quran in circulation at the time, why would it cause new disputes?

In addition, upon examining the oldest Islamic references, we realize that the false injections, 9:128-129, were always suspect. For example, we read in Bukhari's famous hadith, and Al-Suyuty's famous Itqaan, that every single verse in the Quran was written down only after it was verified by a multiplicity of witnesses "except Verses 128 and 129 of Sura 9; they were found only with Khuzeimah Ibn Thaabet Al-Ansaary." When some people questioned this improper exception, someone came up with a hadith stating that "the testimony of Khuzeimah equals the testimony of two men"!

Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 511:

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit:
Abu Bakr sent for me and said, "You used to write the Divine Revelations for Allah's Apostle : So you should search for (the Qur'an and collect) it." I started searching for the Qur'an till I found the last two Verses of Surat At-Tauba with Abi Khuzaima Al-Ansari and I could not find these Verses with anybody other than him.

More evidence for this matter can be witnessed when we look at the title of Sura 9 in the "mushaf" we note that 9:128-129 are labeled as "Meccan" while the first 127 verses are labelled as Medinan:

The Title Figure of Sura 9 from a standard Quran, shows that this sura is Medinan, except for the last two verses; they are Meccan!

How could these Meccan verses be found with Khuzeimah, a late Medinan
Muslim? How could a Medinan Sura contain Meccan verses, when the universal convention has been to label as `Medinan' all revelations after the Prophet's Hijerah from Mecca? There were no further Quranic revelations to be revealed at Mecca after the Prophet left Mecca and immigrated to Medina. This makes it impossible for the revelation of a Sura to start at Medina and be completed in Mecca!


Despite these historic alarm bells and various other discrepancies, plus many more glaring contradictions associated with Verses 9:128-129, no one dared to question their authenticity. The discovery of the Quran's mathematical code in 1974, however, ushered in a new era where the authenticity of every element in the Quran is proven.

The missing Basmalah

Nothing in the Quran is a coincidence. All the Suras of the Quran start with the Basmalah "In the name of God ....", however we note that Sura 9 is the only Sura which does not start with the Basmalah. This is without doubt a deliberate act by God. Instead, God starts the Sura with the words:

God declares that He and His messenger are innocent from the mushrikeen with whom you have entered into a treaty. 9:1

Why would God not start this Sura with the words "In the name of God"? Unless God knows that there will come a time when some words in this Sura will not be in His name? Words that are not God's words cannot be described as "In the name of God".

In addition, what exactly is God, and His messenger "innocent" of, which requires God to start this Sura with these words? There can only be the same reply, it is because there will come a time when some of the words in this Sura will not be God's words. God and His messenger are exonerated of this corruption.

As it turns out, the injection of the two false Verses 9:128-129 resulted in:

(1) Demonstrating a major function of the Quran's mathematical code, which is to detect any corruptions or additions that may enter the Book.
(2) Distinguishing the true believers from the hypocrites.

The translation of the two false verses is as follows:

9:128 A messenger has come to you from among you who is grieved by what you endured of hardship, and who cares about you, and is 'ra'oof' (benevolent) and 'raheem' (merciful) towards the believers.
9:129 If they turn away, then say, 'God is sufficient for me, there is no god except He. I put my trust in Him. He is the Lord of the great throne.


The glorious names of God:

1- The name 'Raheem' (The Merciful) has been used throughout the Quran exclusively for God. However, in 9:128, Prophet Muhammad is called Raheem. This is the only verse in all the Quran that anyone besides God is given this name.

2-
The name Ra'oof (Benevolent) is also used exclusively for God throughout the Quran. Once again we find it is used in 9:128 for Muhammad.
In 9:128 Muhammad is called "Ra'oof Raheem" which is not fitting since these names are used exclusively for God. The following are some examples for the use of the name 'Ra'oof' in the Quran for God:

Do you not see that God has ordained for you what is in the earth and the ships which sail the sea by His command? He prevents the sky from collapsing onto the earth except by His command. God is 'Ra'oof' (Benevolent) and 'Raheem' (Merciful) towards the people. 22:65

He is the One who brings down to His servant clear revelations to take you out of the darkness and into the light. God is 'Ra'oof' (Benevolent) and 'Raheem' (Merciful) towards you.
57:9

God would never allow your faith to be wasted.
God is 'Ra'oof' (Benevolent) and 'Raheem' (Merciful) towards the people. 2:143

For the full mathematical evidence of this matter, please go to: The Physical Evidence

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