An Evil Site Casting Doubts

By checking the link provided and reviewing some of the materials in this site, it has become clear that is not a true Islamic site, though it claims to be so. On the contrary, it is an evil site that aims to undermine the religion of Islam by utilizing two major evil tools: first, by excluding the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) from the domain of Islamic legislation and practices; second, by misinterpreting the Qur’anic verses and casting doubts on the basics of Islam through such misinterpretation. In short, it wickedly tries to reshape the whole religion to come out with a new religion and give it the name of Islam .

Accordingly, we earnestly warn you against such sites. In general, a Muslim should not just surf the net to read on or about Islam. He should only stick to the authentic sites that provide sound interpretation to Islam and enlighten Muslims with Its true teachings .

As for the issue of the variant recitations of the Qur`an, we would like to quote Sheikh Ibn Baz, the late mufti of Saudi Arabia, who said,

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of be upon him) said: “This Qur’an has been revealed in seven huruf (styles or aspects or reading), so recite whichever is easiest.” The scholars said: they are close in meaning but different in wording.

When `Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) heard of the differences among the people and Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) came to him and said “Save the people,” he consulted the Companions who were still alive at this time, such as `Ali, Talhah, al-Zubayr and others, and they suggested compiling the Qur’an in one style, so that the people would not differ. So he compiled it (may Allah be pleased with him), and he formed a four-man committee for that task, headed by Zayd ibn Thaabit (may Allah be pleased with him). So they compiled the Qur’an in one style, and copied it and distributed it to the various regions so that the people could rely on it and so as to put an end to disputes.

With regard to the seven recitations or ten recitations, they are present in what was compiled by ‘Uthman, and have to do with adding a letter or omitting a letter, or elongating or shortening a vowel. All of that is included in the one style that ‘Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) compiled. The intention behind that was to preserve the word of Allah and protect people from differences that could harm them or cause fitnah among them. Allah has not enjoined reciting it in the seven styles, rather the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) said: “Recite whichever is easiest.” So the people’s agreeing upon one style is a good action for which ‘Uthman and the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) are to be appreciated, because it made things easier for people and prevented a cause of dispute among the Muslims .

It should also be noted that when `Uthman made copies of the Qur’an, he did so according to one style, but he omitted the dots and vowel points so that some other styles could also be accommodated. So the Mus-haf that was copied in his time could be read according to other styles, and whatever styles were accommodated by the Mus-haf of `Uthman remained in use, and the styles that could not be accommodated fell into disuse. The people had started to criticize one another for reciting differently, so `
Uthman united them by giving them one style of the Qur’an.