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This is a sub-article to Shī‘a Islam and the Qur'an

The Shī‘a view of the Qur'an has some differences from the Sunni view but it must be noted that the text of the Qur'an is exactly identical.


The Shī‘a use the same Qur'an as Sunni Muslims and also agree it was collected during Uthman's Caliphate. mostly collected by Uthman third caliph of Muslim.


The Shī‘a tafsīr on several verses are different from the traditional Sunni view either through a totally different interpretation or by giving the same interpretation, but giving that interpretation a larger impact on their jurisprudence.


Hadith of The Cloak


4:24, or an-Nisa, 24, also called as "the verse of Mut‘ah", is the Qur'anic verse that some Shī'ites use to prove the legality of temporary marriages Template:Istr. (Note: The issue of temporary marriage is a highly debated one, even within the branch of Shi'ite Islam. Please refer to this page for further readings on the issue, and to read about its validity in both Sunni and Sh'ia circles.)




There are some common misconceptions and accusations about the Shī‘a.

While Sunnis and the Shī‘a accept the same text of the Qur'an, some claim that Shī‘a dispute the current version: i.e. that they add two additional sūratayn, an-Nūrayn and al-Wilāya.[1]

This accusation of tahrīf "tampering" is antithetical to scholars and is considered polemical.[2][3] The above sūratayn are considered forgeries and do not appear in published Qur'ans. Shī‘a Muslims consider the accusation that they are using a different Qur'an as one of the misconceptions about the Shi'a. The Shī‘a recite the Qur’an according to the Qira’t of Hafs on authority of ‘Asim, which is the prevalent Qira’t in the Islamic world.[4]

Some accused Shī‘a of alleging that Fatimah had her own Mus'haf (Qur'an), the Mushaf of Fatimah, which was allegedly three times larger than the current Qur'an. Again, Shī‘as reject this as a missrepresentation of facts aimed at misscrediting them.

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