A Study of the Hadiths Quoted in Fasl al-Khitab fi Tahrifal- Kitab-i of Mirza Husayn al-Nuri al-Tabarsi

Rida Ustadi

The writer first pointed to the opposition of most of Shiite ulema with the contents of Fasl al-Khitab on falsification of the Quran. He holds that the author did not intend to imply that the Quran has been falsified; indeed, he could not anticipate the third consequences of what he did. The writer then renders a bibliography of the books written by Shiite ulema in criticism of Fasl al-Khitab, followed by a list of ulema who insisted on the security of the Quran from being falsified. In another section, the sources of the hadiths quoted in Fasl al-Khitab are given, with the number of the hadiths and their sources, followed by the cases where there are some discrepancies between the Quranic verses used in these hadiths and the Quran. The writer draws several conclusions, among them the rejection of the probability of falsification in the Quran; rather the attribution of this thesis to Shia is unfair. Apart from the author's mistakes in Fasl al-Khitab the writer insists on the academic character of al-Nuri al-Tabarsi.

Key Words: Criticism, Hadith, Fasl al-Khitab fi Tahrifal- Kitab-i Mirza Husayn al-Nuri al-Tabarsi.

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