Alteration of hadith from Kafi in book of Kashani


First of all let me quote here hadith directly from “Kafi” by al-Kulayni.

Kulayni narrated in his “al-Kafi” (1/65), and Majlisi said it’s hasan (good):

3 – علي بن إبراهيم، عن أبيه، عن ابن أبي نجران، عن عاصم بن حميد، عن منصور بن حازم قال: قلت لابي عبدالله عليه السلام: ما بالي أسألك عن المسألة فتجيبني فيها بالجواب، ثم يجيئك غيري فتجيبه فيها بجواب آخر؟ فقال: إنا نجيب الناس على الزيادة والنقصان، قال: قلت: فأخبرني عن أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله صدقوا على محمد صلى الله عليه وآله أم كذبوا؟ قال: بل صدقوا، قال: قلت: فما بالهم اختلفوا؟ فقال: أما تعلم أن الرجل كان يأتي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فيسأله عن المسألة فيجيبه فيها بالجواب ثم يجيبه بعد ذلك ما ينسخ ذلك الجواب، فنسخت الاحاديث بعضها بعضا.

Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn Abi Najran from ‘Asim ibn Humayd from Mansur ibn Hazim who has said:”I said to (Imam) abu ‘Abdallah (alaihi salam), ‘It is confuses me that when I ask you a question and you give an answer and then other person comes and you give a different answer for the same question.’” The Imam replied, “We answer people in a larger and reduced forms.” I then asked, “Did the Sahabah, companions of the holy Prophet speak the truth or lies when narrating his Hadith?” The Imam replied, “They spoke the truth.” I then said, “Why then they have differences?” Have you not considered the fact that a man would come to the holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ali) and ask a question and would give him an answer and then he would answer that would abrogate the previous answer. Thus, Ahadith abrogated other Ahadith.”

Kafi – screen shot:

Let us see how this hadith was altered in book of Faydh al-Kashani “Usul al-Asilat”:

وفي الكافي في باب اختلاف الحديث باسناد حسن عن منصور بن حازم (١) قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله (ع): ما بالي أسألك عن المسألة فتجيبني فيها بالجواب ثم يجيئك غيري فتجيبه بجواب آخر؟ ـ فقال: انا نجيب الناس على الزيادة والنقصان، قال: قلت: فأخبرني عن أصحاب رسول الله (ص) صدقوا على محمد (ص) أم كذبوا؟ ـ فقال: اما تعلم أن الرجل كان يأتي رسول الله (ص) فيسأله عن المسألة فيجيبه فيها بالجواب ثم يجيئه بعد ذلك ما ينسخ ذلك الجواب فنسخت الأحاديث بعضها بعضا.

In Kafi, chapter regarding ikhtilaf al-hadith by hasan chain from Mansur ibn Hazim who has said:”I said to (Imam) abu ‘Abdallah (alaihi salam), ‘It is confuses me that when I ask you a question and you give an answer and then other person comes and you give a different answer for the same question.’” The Imam replied, “We answer people in a larger and reduced forms.” I then asked, “Did the Sahabah, companions of the holy Prophet speak the truth or lies when narrating his Hadith?” (****omission*****)  Have you not considered the fact that a man would come to the holy Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ali) and ask a question and would give him an answer and then he would answer that would abrogate the previous answer. Thus, Ahadith abrogated other Ahadith.”

You see? How in their attempt to hide testimony from imam that companions didn’t lie upon prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam), shias omitted his words?

Omitted partThe Imam replied, “They spoke the truth.” I then said, “Why then they have differences?”