I need the authenticity of a narration mentioned in a few tafsirs:

“Hafiz Ahmed bin Musa bin Mardawayh has narrated with his isnad from Abdullah Ibn Masud that: “During the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (s) we used to recite this verse as: “O Apostle! Deliver what has been sent down to you from your Lord; ‘that Ali is the Maula of the Momineen’, if you don’t….”

Tafseer Ruh al Ma’ani, Volume 9 page 193 (cf. Tafseer Mazhari Vol 3, p.353 )

It is alleged that Ali was originally mentioned in the Qur'an (Q 5:67) and I need someone to verify if the narration's chain is authentic (or perhaps if it's shaadh).

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This narration is mentioned by Imam Al-Suyuti in his Tafseer, along with many other different narrations that belong to this specific verse (which he didn't condition on authentic Hadiths or narrations). His intention was to simply collect and reference all the narrations he found and then compile them; whether weak or strong. And the chain of this reference is as weak as it gets because there is no chain of narrators to this reference.

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