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Answering-Ansar’s Guru Says Current Quran is “Incomplete” and “Not Enough”

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

Background

The Shia belief centers around the Imamah of Ali and the line of Imams after him. This belief is considered by the Shia to be one of the five Usool-e-Deen (fundamentals of religion), and in fact they claim it to be the most important of them. Allamah Muhammad Husayn al-Kashiful Ghita writes in his book “The Origin of Shi’ite Islam and its Principles” (Asl ash-Shi’ah wa Usuluha):

“Those matters which concern knowledge or wisdom, are called Usool-e-Deen (fundamentals of religion) and they are five: Tawheed, Nabuwwah, Imamah, Adl, and Ma’ad.”

(“The Origin of Shiite Islam and its Principles”, Part II: Fundamentals of the Religion, Part II: The Fundamentals of the Religion, Section The Fundamental Beliefs, p.218)

Wilayah (i.e. the designation of the Imam) is considered a more important pillar than prayer, fasting, zakat, or hajj:

“Islam is founded on five pillars: prayers (salat), zakat, hajj, fasting (sawm), and wilayah.” Zurarah asked the Imam: “Which one is the most important?” The Imam answered: “Wilayah is.”

(Wasa’il al-Shia, Vol.1, p.40; Usool al-Kafi, Vol.1, p.462)

Denial of this doctrine (i.e. Imamah of the twelve) is considered by the Shia to be Kufr (disbelief) and one of the reasons that the Sunnis will be damned to eternal Hellfire in the next life. Shaykh Mufid declared in no uncertain terms:

Shaykh Mufid says
“اتفقت الامامية على أن من أنكر إمامة أحد من الائمة وجحد ما أوجبه الله تعالى له من فرض الطاعة فهو كافر ضال مستحق للخلود في النار”

Translation: “The Imamiyyah [Shia] are in agreement (’Ijma) that the one who rejects the Imamah of one Imam and rejects the obedience to them which Allah ordered is a misguided Kaffir deserving to remain in Hell-Fire forever.”

And yet, despite the overriding importance of this doctrine, we find absolutely no mention of the Imamah of the twelve in the Quran. None of the twelve Imams are mentioned in the Quran, nor is the doctrine even alluded to. How is it then that the central doctrine of the Shia cannot be found in the central book of the Muslims, i.e. the Quran? In the early times of Islam, this was the question that the Sunnis would ask the Shias. To this, the classical Shias responded by accusing the Prophet’s Companions (the Sahabah) of tampering the Quran, claiming that the Sahabah had removed entire verses and chapters from the Quran, including the Surah al-Wilayah which declared the Imamah of Ali ibn Abi Talib. This was the Shia belief of Tahreef (tampering/corruption) whereby they claimed that the present Quran we have today was incomplete and the complete Quran was hidden away with their Imam Mehdi who would reveal it at the End of Times.

This belief of the Shia was a direct violation of the Quranic verses which clearly said that (1) the Quran is complete and (2) that Allah would protect it from corruption. This belief that the current Quran was incomplete was of course considered by the mainstream Muslims to be Kufr (disbelief) and the Sunnis thereby declared the Shias to be apostates to be executed for grand heresy. And this was when the Shias invoked another one of their blasphemous beliefs, i.e. Taqiyyah. The Shia Maraje’ (top scholars) agreed that the belief that the Quran is incomplete would be too dangerous a position to pronounce publicly, and that it would threaten the very existence of the Shia. They feared that the Shias would be executed by the state on charges of grand heresy, and it was thus that for thousands of years the Shias would publicly deny that they believed that the current Quran with us today was incomplete.

And yet, despite this denial, the belief–that the current Quran was incomplete–persisted in their books. Even though the Shia scholarship hid this belief from their own awwam (masses), they themselves held onto it, and today we find this belief of Tahreef in many of their classical books. It remains a belief held by the Grand Ayatollahs of Shi’ism, but something which they do not declare publicly. The Shia propagandist has become so adept at denying the very existence of this belief that he has successfully fooled the Muslim masses. Most Sunni laypersons today do not believe us when we warn them of the Shia belief, and instead they are fooled by the Taqiyyah of the Shias. And yet, all the experts on Shi’ism know the truth, and we continue to expose them and reveal their true beliefs, hidden under the cloak of Taqiyyah.

Answering-Ansar’s Guru: Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq

One of the most popular Shia propaganda sites, Answering-Ansar, has led the charge in denying the belief in Tahreef. The Answering-Ansar website has become the flagship of the Shia propaganda juggernaut in the English language. How many dozens of Sunni laypersons have been led astray by their half-quotes, misquotes, and blatant lies? So it is today that we expose Answering-Ansar and reveal their true colors, and warn the mainstream Muslims of what lies underneath the facade. It is our sincere hope that this will once and for all convince those ignorant Sunnis who call to unity with the Shias, who refer to them as fellow Muslims, and who say such silly things as “the Shia only differ with us on very minor things.” No, these Shia scholars say that our Quran is incomplete and not enough, and they are on the same position as the Qadianis! In fact, not even the Qadianis dared to utter such things against the Quran; we will see how the Shias have gone so far as to say that the real Quran has a verse in it in which the name of Pakistan is mentioned. This is a claim that not even the leader of the Qadianis made.

The Answering-Ansar website was inspired by the Shia scholar, Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq. He was a contemporary scholar who lived in Pakistan and preached throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It was Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq who was a heavy influence on Answering-Ansar’s work, and for all intents and purposes, he is seen by them as their guru. Answering-Ansar has spent a lot of its time translating his works. Let us read a few quotes from Answering-Ansar’s website wherein they praise the Allamah and detail their relationship with him:

Answering-Ansar says
These one hundred questions are from the pen of Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq, a name that needs no introduction for Urdu readers. A former Sunni scholar that converted to Shi’a Islam in the late 1960’s, he dedicated his entire life to defending the path of truth. Author of over thirty books, the vast bulk of his works were rebuttals to Nasibi texts attacking the Shi’a, and he managed to silence many leading lights of Mu’awiya’s cause, such as Dost Muhammad Qurayshi and Qadhi Mazhar Husayn. A continual thorn in the flabby sides of the Nasibi, the inability of the Marwani Mullah’s to refute his books, led to them seeking to ban his books through Court on the grounds that they constituted ‘disrespect of the Sahaba’. Despite such efforts, he continued his mission undeterred by Nasibi hate mail and death threats. Some of his most notable books include Furu-e-Deen, wherein he presented one thousand questions for the Ahl’ul Sunnah Ulema to refute and Chodha Masalai (replies to 14 questions typically raised against the Shi’a). A great orator as well as a prolific writer thousands of people in Pakistan converted to the path of truth, through him.

Unfortunately this fact, coupled with the spectacular inability of the Nasibi to refute his books, made him a direct target, and they silenced him in the only way that followers of Mu’awiya can, by fatally shooting him in Lahore in the mid nineties. Despite this tragedy his memory lives on, his writings continue to act as a huge source of inspiration and guidance for the Shi’a, and the Answering-Ansar.org team have been heavily influenced by his excellent texts.

These questions form the second portion of Abdul Kareem Mushtaq’s book, Usul-e-Deen. Although we have translated this book, it was felt that these one hundred questions are best placed as a separate document under the challenge section. Whilst the Allamah had cited Urdu editions of books, we changed the text, referring to English editions, to ensure that these references can be located more easily.

May Allah (swt) reward Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq for his efforts and grant him Paradise with the Imams (as). May his legacy (his books) continue to act as source of guidance for us all. May Allah (swt) also accept our intention, and bless Prophet Muhammad and his purified family.
Illahi Ameen.

(Note: It should be known that when the Shias say the word “Nasibis”, then they mean us Sunnis. Is it any wonder that these rejectors of the Quran have any basis to attack the rightly guided Ahlus Sunnah, and have the gall to refer to us as “Nasibis”?)

We urge our readers to save screen-shots of Answering-Ansar lest they resort to their traditional strategy of making these articles disappear, all in the time-honored tradition of Taqiyyah.

Elsewhere, Answering-Ansar says:

Answering-Ansar says
Abdul Kareem Mushtaq proved himself a prolific writer and wrote at least 40 other books that refuted all the lies churned out by the Nasibi propaganda machine. He was responsible for converting scores of people to Shi’aism and was his achievements will always remain in our minds. Whilst the followers of Mu’awiya sought to silence him by banning some of his books and then killing him, the writings of this great martyr are still readily available in the Indian Subcontinent and continue to bring people to the path of truth. We pray that his wonderful book act as a means of approach in the next world, and that Allah (swt) grants him Paradise in the company of the Ahl’ul bayt (as) – Ameen..

One of the famous books written by Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq is “Hazaar Tumhari Dus Hamari”, a book in which the Allamah attempts to refute Sunni allegations and give many replies to the Sunnis. We have taken the liberty of opening this book, considered by the Shia to be a masterpiece work. Let us now expose the beliefs of this Allamah, and show to the world what these people believe! Let us unmask Answering-Ansar and shatter their reputation. Let us warn and advise those who believe in the Quran, who believe that the Quran is complete and sufficient for the Muslims.

When we open up the Allamah’s book and turn to pages 553-554, then we find that the Allamah claims that the Quran we have today with us (i.e. the Quran in its present form) is incomplete and insufficient. He says that the Shia belief is that the complete Quran is not with us but it is with Imam Mehdi who will return at the End of Times to reveal it. The Allamah then explains why our current Quran is incomplete and insufficient, claiming that the complete Quran with Imam Mehdi meanwhile has everything in it, including the name of Pakistan! Subhan-Allah, do we not see what heretics the Shias are; this is that sect which claims that the real Quran has the name of Pakistan in it! Then finally, Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq attacks the Sunnis for not believing in this complete Quran, and he accuses the Sunnis of only believing in the incomplete Quran (i.e. the present Quran) and not the invisible one with Imam Mehdi.

We are afraid that this is a blow that Answering-Ansar cannot recover from! Let us proceed forth and expose them. Without further ado, we present to the reader the words of Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq, the guru of Answering-Ansar:

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Scan and Translation Provided Courtesy of A. Ansari

Translation

Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq says: “They (Shias) also accept this (present Quran) as the Word of Allah, whereas you (Sunnis) only accept that (Quran) which is present and deny the one that is absent. So whose Quran is intact: yours or ours?”

(Sunni) Objection 874:

“In Tafseer Safi, (you Shias claim that) Hadrat Umar asks Hadrat Ali: do you also know when the real Quran will be revealed? Hadrat Ali said: Yes, when from my children, Imam Mehdi will rise, he will present that Quran. (Tafseer Safi, 10/33) So from this, we find out that Hadrat Mehdi’s Quran is one thing and our present Quran is another; therefore, the one (Quran) that you (Shias) believe in is not present and the one that is present you don’t believe in it!”

Answer 874 (by Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq):

No doubt the Quran that is with Imam Mehdi is complete. It has in it all Mansukh verses as well as the present verses in the same order they were revealed and all explanatory notes and explanations are present in it. It has the complete interpretation of the Prophet. It has in it all the issues of past, present and future. And in that complete book everything wet or dry is mentioned in it. And you people (Sunnis) don’t believe in that properly ordered Quran and only believe in this present Quran which according to you has lost a large part of it. That means that your (Sunni) belief is weak, whereas we (Shias) believe in that complete Quran which was never separated from the Ahlel Bayt.

That is why in the Times of Justice (i.e. the End of Times) this Quran would appear and will defeat falsehood, and it will prove Allah’s Promise that this Quran has explanations of everything dry and wet in it and then not even any impure person can corrupt it. But only the pure can touch it. When Imam (Mehdi) will reveal this Quran to the world, falsehood will vanish from this world and Truth will rule.

The Holy Quran we have now with us (i.e. the present Quran) contains verses of that same Quran (that is with Imam Mehdi) but its order of verses is not the same, and it also does not contain the explanations given by the Prophet. When we accept the present Quran as the Word of Allah, then how can you doubt our belief? The weakness of belief is present in your (Sunni) religion who only believe the present Quran to be enough, and don’t believe in that part which is invisible. However, they admit that a large part of the Quran went wasted but they don’t believe this lost part as the Word of Allah, but rather by denying it, they (the Sunnis) believe in a weak Quran.

Our belief is on both the visible (verses) and invisible (verses). So we (Shias) are complete in beliefs, whereas you (Sunnis) believe in the visible (verses), and deny the invisible (verses). That is why you (Sunnis) are incomplete in faith when you proclaim that you believe in the total Quran which is the present Quran.

Even the claim of Quran is that it has everything dry or wet mentioned in it, whereas in the total Quran in which you (Sunnis) believe in (i.e the present Quran), you cannot find the mention of the existence of Pakistan in it, but the total Quran in which we believe in, it has everything of the past and the future mentioned in it. And that complete Quran is present under the protection of a guardian in this world (i.e. Imam Mehdi) which impure people cannot corrupt.

The situation of your Quran’s protection is such that every pure or impure person in whatever condition can touch it. There exists the possibility of mistakes and errors in its manuscript. You cannot even show the name of the republic of Pakistan in it, whereas our claim is that the manuscript of the Holy Quran is safe under the guardianship of our Imam (Mehdi). It has all those things which have happened (in the past) or will happen (in the future). Hence, our belief is complete and your belief is faulty because you believe in the partial Word of Allah and deny the rest of it, whereas we are the believers of both the partial and total Word of Allah.

(“Hazaar Tumhari Dus Hamari”, by Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq, p.553-554)

What more can we say? The Shias say that our present Quran is not complete nor is it enough for the believers. Meanwhile, their Shia Quran with Imam Mehdi has all things in it, dry and wet, past and future. It is a much better book than our present day Quran! The Allamah refers to our present day Quran as a “weak Quran”. And let us not forget to mention that their Shia Quran cannot be corrupted like our present Quran can be; notice his reference to the Sahabah: “not even any impure person can corrupt it”, by which he means to imply that the “impure” Sahabah cannot tamper it.

Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq’s assertion that the complete Quran with Imam Mehdi contains the name of Pakistan would be humorous if it were not outright blasphemous. Do the Shia scholars think that the Quran is some sort of encyclopedia or world almanac with an endless list of pointless facts and figures? Does the Quran of the Shia also contain information about who won the world cup in soccer, or if the Pakistani team beat the Indian team in cricket? How many volumes is this Quran? Surely there is not enough paper in the world to write such a voluminous book that contains every single pointless fact from the past and future! How are the Muslims who live in that time (i.e. the Times of Justice) supposed to read it all? Today, we read the Quran at least once during Ramadan; imagine how many lifetimes would be needed to read the Quran of the Shia! It will take a few industrial trucks to ship even one copy of this book. If this book is currently with the Shia Mehdi, then surely we could detect where he is simply by satellite image: we would only need to look for that large book that would be more visible than the Great Wall of China. What an utter mockery of our noble book! It is about time for the Shia laypersons to admit how utterly ludicrous the beliefs of their religion are. That website that they so strongly support (Answering-Ansar) is inspired by heretics. We can only imagine Answering-Ansar’s team running around right now trying to do damage control, and thinking of ways to spin the story. Surely there is now panic in their camp, and they are utterly exposed for all to see.

Conclusion

We urge the open-minded truth-seekers from amongst the Shia awwam (masses) to reject the heretical belief of Shi’ism, and to instead embrace true Islam. We are Muslims and we proclaim loudly and clearly that our Quran is complete and it is sufficient for all guidance. Nothing is missing from it; what we have in our hands (i.e. the present Quran) is the guide for all time. O Shia, ponder: how is it that Allah would deny the complete Quran to humanity for thousands of years? If the Quran of Imam Mehdi would bring the Truth and vanquish falsehood, then why did Allah deny it to the people for thousands of years, when He Himself promised to give the Quran as a guide to the people? What function is a holy book that is incomplete, and what use is a book that is not accessible to us? The Shias say that the complete Quran is not present, and the one that is present is not complete!

Allah says in the Quran that the Book was sent as a guide for humanity and through it we will be guided, and yet the Shia scholars claim that it is incomplete and only their complete version will bring the Truth and destroy falsehood. Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq repeatedly says that their Quran with Imam Mehdi “would appear (in the Times of Justice) and will defeat falsehood”. But we Muslims say that this Quran–the one we have in our hands–was already sent down to do that! Allah says about the Quran:

“The truth has come, and falsehood has vanished!”

(Quran, 17:81)

Yet, Allamah Abdul Kareem Mushtaq claims: “When Imam (Mehdi) will reveal this Quran to the world, falsehood will vanish from this world and Truth will rule.” But our Quran–the present day Quran of the Muslims–says quite clearly that the truth has already come! Why did not Allah say clearly in the Quran that “the truth will come with Imam Mehdi”? Instead, Allah said that the truth has come. Indeed, we true Muslims believe that the entire Truth was brought by Prophet Muhammad, whereas the Shias accuse the Prophet of being a failure, and they place their Imam Mehdi over and above the Prophet, by claiming that the Imam Mehdi will succeed in delivering the complete message whereas the Prophet only succeeded in delivering the partial Message.

Did not Allah say in the Quran:

“O Apostle! Deliver what has been sent down to you from your Lord; and if you don’t do it, you have not delivered His message (at all)!”

(Quran 5:67)

The Quran repeatedly says that the duty of the Messenger was to deliver the Message, so how is it then that the Shia accuse him of failing in this task and they say that Imam Mehdi will succeed in it?

Lastly, we would like to reflect on the Words of Allah, in which He says:

“The Word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice.”

(Quran, 6:115)

Allah did not say that the Word of your Lord is partial or incomplete, or that the rest would come later. Rather, Allah said that the Word of your Lord is complete. He did not say will be completed, but rather stated emphatically that it had been completed and perfected. Allah says:

“Today I have perfected your religion and completed My favor upon you.”

(Quran 5:3)

The Book of Allah was perfected back then, and to claim otherwise is to condemn the Quran, the holy book of the Muslims, and the center of our religion. The reason that the Shia scholars need to make such claims about the incompleteness of the Quran is simply because their Shia doctrines cannot be found in the Quran. In the words of one brother who converted to true Islam from Shi’ism: “I could not find Shi’ism in the Quran!” This absence of Shi’ism from the Quran is what propelled the classical scholars of the Shia to claim that the Quran was incomplete, and this belief persists to this day, shielded from public view by the curtain of Taqiyyah.

Article By: Ibn al-Hashimi, www.ahlelbayt.com

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