A Docile Beast Falsifies the Quran: How A Sheep Trumped Allah and His “Messenger”!

Muhammad stated that his lord would make sure to preserve the scriptures from corruption:

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). S. 15:9 Hilali-Khan

Muhammad further claimed that the Quran can never be falsified:

Verily, those who disbelieved in the Reminder (i.e. the Qur’an) when it came to them (shall receive the punishment). And verily, it is an honourable respected Book (because it is Allah’s Speech, and He has protected it from corruption, etc.). (See V.15:9] Falsehood cannot come to it from before it or behind it (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allah). S. 41:41-42 Hilali-Khan

However, the so-called authentic traditions teach otherwise since they affirm that much of the Quran has been lost, never to be found again:

`Abdullah b. `Umar reportedly said, ‘Let none of you say, “I have got the whole of the Qur’an.” How does he know what all of it is? MUCH OF THE QUR’AN HAS GONE. Let him say instead, “I have got what has survived.”‘ (Jalal al Din `Abdul Rahman b. Abi Bakr al Suyuti, al-Itqan fi `ulum al-Qur’an, Halabi, Cairo, 1935/1354, Volume 2, p. 25)

We find this same narration cited in Abu Ubaid’s Kitab Fadail-al-Qur’an:

Said Abu ‘Ubaid:
Isma’il b. Ibrahim related to us from Ayyub from Nafi‘ from Ibn ‘Umar who said – Let none of you say, “I have learned the whole of the Koran,” for how does he know what the whole of it is, 
WHEN MUCH OF IT HAS DISAPPEARED? Let him rather say, “I have learned what is extant thereof.” (Ibn Warraq, Origins of the Koran – Classic Essays on Islam’s Holy Book [Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY 1998], Part Two: The Collections and the Variants of the Koran, 9. Abu ‘Ubaid on the Verses Missing from the Koran, by Arthur Jeffery, p. 151: bold, capital and underline emphasis mine)

Note what Muhammad’s childbride stated concerning the issue of breastfeeding pubescent men:

Two such passages, which have been lost to time include the verse of stoning adulterers, along with the texts that allowed adult breastfeeding. I.e., Muhammad permitted women to suckle grown men in order to make them their foster sons so as to make it lawful to be alone with such men. Initially, Muhammad ordered the women to allow the men to suck their breasts ten times, which he then reduced to five sucklings: 

’A’isha reported that it had been revealed IN the Holy Qur’an that ten clear sucklings make the marriage unlawful, then it was abrogated (and substituted) by five sucklings and Allah’s Apostle died and it was before that time (found) in the Holy Qur’an (and recited by the Muslims). (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3421 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=008&translator=2&start=0&number=3421; bold, capital and italicized emphasis mine)

‘Amra reported that she beard ‘A’isha discussing fosterage which (makes marriage) unlawful; and she (‘A’isha) said: There was revealed IN the Holy Qur’an ten clear sucklings, and then five clear (sucklings). (Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3422 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=008&translator=2&start=0&number=3422; bold, capital and italicized emphasis mine)

Sunan Ibn Majah

The Chapters on Marriage

It was narrated that ‘Aishah said:

“One of the things that Allah revealed IN the the Qur’an and then abrogated was that nothing makes marriage prohibited except ten breastfeedings or five well-known (breastfeedings).”

Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)

English reference: Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1942

Arabic reference: Book 9, Hadith 2018 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/urn/1262610; capital and underline emphasis mine)

And here’s what Umar Ibn al-Khattab claimed in regards to the verse of stoning adulterers:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: ‘Umar said, “I am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, ‘We do not find the Verses of the Rajam (stoning to death) IN THE HOLY BOOK,’ and consequently they may GO ASTRAY by leaving AN OBLIGATION that Allah HAS REVEALED. Lo! I confirm that the penalty of Rajam be inflicted on him who commits illegal sexual intercourse, if he is already married and the crime is proved by witnesses or pregnancy or confession.” Sufyan added, “I have memorized this narration in this way.” ‘Umar added, “Surely Allah’s Apostle carried out the penalty of Rajam, and so did we after him.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 82, Number 816 https://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=82&translator=1&start=0&number=816; bold and capital emphasis mine)

According to this next tradition, the verse on stoning the adulterers was once a part of Surah 33, a chapter that used contain nearly three hundred verses, even though it now contains only 73!

Zirr ibn Hubaish reported: “Ubayy ibn Ka’b said to me, ‘What is the extent of Suratul-Ahzab?’ I said, ‘Seventy, or seventy-three verses’. He said, ‘Yet it used to be equal to Suratul-Baqarah and IN IT we recited the verse of stoning’. I said, ‘And what is the verse of stoning?’ He replied, ‘“The fornicators among the married men (ash-shaikh) and married women (ash-shaikhah), stone them as an exemplary punishment from Allah, and Allah is Mighty and Wise.”’ (As-Suyuti, Al-Itqan fii Ulum al-Qur’an, p. 524, as quoted in John Gilchrist, Jam’ al-Qur’an: The Codification of the Qur’an Text, Chapter 4. Missing Verses https://www.answering-islam.org/Gilchrist/Jam/chap4.html; bold and capital emphasis mine)

Herein lies the problem. Not only did Allah fail to preserve the Quran from corruption and falsification, but he also proved incapable of saving the sheet containing verses on stoning and adult breastfeeding from being consumed by a sheep! 

Sunan Ibn Majah

The Chapters on Marriage

It was narrated that ‘Aishah said:

“The Verse of stoning and of breastfeeding an adult ten times was revealed1, and the paper was with me under my pillow. When the Messenger of Allah died, we were preoccupied with his death, and a tame sheep came in AND ATE IT.”

1These verses were abrogated in recitation but not ruling. Other ahadith establish the number for fosterage to be 5.

Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)

English reference: Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1944

Arabic reference: Book 9, Hadith 2020 (sunnah.com https://sunnah.com/urn/1262630; capital and underline emphasis mine)

A sheep devours the only copy, which contained the command to stone adulterers and the verses on breastfeeding pubescent men, and Allah could do nothing about it!

Thus, a sheep proved to be too much for Muhammad’s god to deal with since Allah was unable to prevent such a docile animal from devouring a part of his eternal word even though he swore to preserve all of the Quran, not just bits and pieces of it! 

So much for Allah being God almighty and for the Quran being the perfectly preserved word of the true God!

Further Reading

The Verse of Stoning (https://www.answeringislam.net/Quran/Text/stoning.html)

Islam and Stoning: A Case Study Into the Textual Corruption Of the Quran (https://www.answeringislam.net/Shamoun/stoning.htm)

Islam and The Nursing of Adults (https://answeringislam.net/Shamoun/nursing_of_adults.htm)

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