Salafi ‘abridgement’ [read: tampering] of Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir

Aamir Ibrahim: Darus-Salam have an 'Abridged' version of the tafsir of Ibn Kathir - apparently abridged by a 'group of scholars' supervised by Shaykh Saifur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri: This is also freely available on-line on http://www.tafsir.com Here is the original arabic: وأما قوله تعالى: { ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ } فللناس في هذا المقام مقالات كثيرة جداً …

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Wahabbi Tampering of al-Qawl al-Hasan fima Yustaqbah wa `amma Yusann

Dr. GF Haddad: The phrase "and You have made him [the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace] the spirit in the frame of all existence and a cause for the existence of every existant" was simply cut out of the text of Sayyid `Abd al-Jalil al-Tabataba'i's al-Qawl al-Hasan fima Yustaqbah wa `amma Yusann by his …

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Wahhabi Tampering of `Uthman ibn `Abd Allah ibn Jami’s al-Fawa’id al-Muntakhabaat

Dr. GF Haddad: In a previous post I had mentioned the classic Hanbali biographical encyclopedia of Ibn Humayd al-Najdi (1236-1295), _al-Suhub al-Wabila `ala Dara'ih al- Hanabila_ (The rain-shedding clouds over the remains of the Hanbalis) in which he took serious issue with Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Wahhab and called his movement "evil" in the chapter …

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Wahhabi Tampering of Shaykh `Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani’s Ghunya

Ghunya Al-Talibeen , page 392, published by Tameer Insaniyat , Pakistan. The manuscripts and all printed editions say TWENTY RAK'AT taraweeh." Now please see the Wahhabi version: Ghuniya Al Talibeen , page 591, published by Maktaba Saudiya , Hadith Manzil, Pakistan. The wahhabis have fabricated this and have published a wahhabi version of Ghuniya Al …

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False Attribution of an Anthropomorphist Text to Imam Abu Muhammad al- Juwayni

Dr. GF Haddad: Two undated, anonymous manuscripts chainlessly attribute an anthropomorphist text entitled Risala fi Ithbat al-Istiwa' wal- Fawqiyya wa-Mas'alat al-Harfi wal-Sawt ("On the Assertion of the Establishment [over the Throne] and Aboveness [of Allah] and the Issue of [Qur'anic] Letters and Sounds [being incontingent]") to "the Shaykh, the Imam, the scholar, the most erudite …

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Tampering of Abu Hayyan al-Andalusi’s an-Nahrul-Madd

In his Tafsir named "an-Nahrul-Madd", the Grammarian Abu Hayyan al-'Andalusi said about Ibn Taymiyah the following: In his handwriting, a book of Ahmad Ibn Taymiyah, who was contemporary with us, which he called "Kitab-ul-‘Arsh", I read: Allah sits on al-Kursi and has left a space for the Messenger of Allah to sit with Him. At-Taj …

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