We know that in present Quran there is nnot even 7000 verses. Site http://www.quran.us says: The total number of verses in the Quran is 6346
In accordance to sahih shia hadith, there were 17000 verses in Quran!
Kulayni. “Usool al-Kafy” vol. 2, Kitaab: Fadlul-Qur’an, narration # 28:
“Ali b. al-Hakam from Hishaam b. Salim from Abu Abdullah [as] saying: Verily, the Qur’an which Gibril [as] came up with to Muhammad [saw] is 17,000 verses”.
Majleese in “Mirat al uqool” said narration “muwathaq”.
Majlisi said: ” This tradition (about 17000 verses in Quran) is authentic and it cannot be hidden that this traditon and many more authentic traditons are explicit in (saying) that the Quran is missing and has changed. For me, (I believe) that the traditions have reached tawatur (i.e they are numerous) with regards to the meaning, and ignoring all of it would mean ignoring all traditions accordingly , but I think that the narrations in this meaning are not less than the narrations if Imamah so how do they confirm it using traditions?”
- Al-Majlisi I (Majlisi’s Father) said this hadeeth is SaHeeH (Authentic)
–> RawDah Al-Muttaqoon, vol. 10, pg. 21
- Hoor Al-‘Aamilee said this hadeeth is SaHeeH (authentic)
–> Al-Fuwaa-id Al-Toosiyyah, topic # 96, pg. 483