Numerically Structured Book
Surely, we have revealed this scripture, and surely, we will preserve it (15:9)
Every sura (chapter) in the Quran opens with the statement “In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful,” known as the Basmalah, with the exception of Sura 9. This conspicuous absence of the Basmalah from Sura 9 has been an intriguing feature of the Quran for 14 centuries. Many theories have been advanced to explain this phenomenon.
Why Sura 9?
Now we learn that the missing Basmalah is one of the signs from the Most Gracious, Most Merciful that Sura 9 has been tampered with. More specifically, two false verses were added to the end of Sura 9 after the last verse 127. There is absolutely no doubt that
verses 9:128 and 9:129 do not belong to the Quran. The evidence for these verses being false and added to the Quran after Muhammad’s death is overwhelming.
9:128-129: The Suspects
From an historical point of view, these false verses have been suspected for more than 1300 years, as documented in such classical references as Bukhari, Al-Itqaan-i Suyooty, Ibn Kaheer, and others. Some of the findings in these documents indicate that Muhammad’s cousin Ali knew that false verses had been added to the Quran, and he said he was going to do something about it. He actually did something about it. He and his son Hussein fought to remove these false verses from the Quran. They did not fight for power as announced by their enemies who killed them and many others who
supported them. (For more information, please refer to Appendix 24, Tampering With The Word of God, “Quran: The Final Testament?Authorized English Version,” Translated From the Original by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.)
Also, according to these Islamic references, every single verse in the Quran was verified by a multiplicity of witnesses. The only exception was for Verses 9:128 and 129. These verses were found only with Khuzeimah Ibn Thaabet Al-Ansaary, one of the late companions of the prophet. When some people questioned this improper exception, someone came up with a Hadith (saying) which stated that “the testimony of Khuzeimah equals the testimony of two men!”
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