Muhammad Baqir Majlisi believed in tahrif of Quran


Bismillah. Salam alaikum wa rahmatullah.

Let me fist introduce Muhammad Baqir Majlisi, so dear readers could understand who was that man, and how valuable his words in shia sect.

Muhammad Baqir Majlesi, (1616 a.d. – 1698 a.d.) (In Persian علامه مجلسی; variations: Majlesi , Majlessi, Majlisi, Madjlessi) known as Allamah Majlesi or Majlesi-ye Thani (Majlesi the Second), was a renowned and very powerful Iranian Twelver Shi’a cleric, during the Safavid era. He has been described as “one of the most powerful and influential Shi’a ulema of all time,” whose “policies and actions reoriented Twelver Shia’ism in the direction that it was to develop from his day on.”[1] He is buried next to his father in a family mauseleum located in the Jamé Mosque of Isfahan.

From my previos post it was clear that Majlisi authenticated hadith where stated that more than half of Quran has been lost, and he also made clear that there are more ahadith in this issue.

Now i would like to post another quote from his book. In his “Miratul uqul” he said (Miratul uqul 3/31):

و الأخبار من طريق الخاصة و العامة في النقص و التغيير متواترة، و العقل يحكم بأنه إذ كان القرآن متفرقا منتشرا عند الناس، و تصدي غير المعصوم لجمعه يمتنع عادة أن يكون جمعه كاملا موافقا للواقع، لكن لا ريب في أن الناس مكلفون بالعمل بما في المصاحف و تلاوته حتى يظهر القائم عليه السلام، و هذا معلوم متواتر من طريق أهل البيت عليهم السلام و أكثر أخبار هذا الباب مما يدل على النقص و التغيير و سيأتي كثير منها في الأبواب‏

and traditions from the ways of the elite (i.e Shia) and the public (i.e Sunnah) regarding omission and change are numerous (mutawatir), and logic dectates that if the Quran was seperated and spread amongst people, then if a fallible has tried to collect it, then it is highly unlikely that its collection would be complete and in compliance with reality. However, there is no doubt that people are obliged to work with what is included in the Mushafs and to read it until Al-Qayem appears, and this is known through numersous traditions (mutawatir) from the way of Ahlul Bayt and most traditions relating to this topic point to omission and change, and many of it will be related in the chapters………..”

I don’t think that there is a great need to comment his saying. Simply in his view narrations about ommision and change in Quran are mutawatir!

And we can see some shia scholars who today say that there was no single shia prominent alim, who agreed on tahrif of Quran!