In the Quran 26:214, we read:

And warn your closest kindred.

~ [Source]

But in Bukhari 4971, we read: (It is weird that sunnah.com has left out the later part)

When the Verse:-- 'And warn your tribe of near kindred & the group of sincere among them' (26.214) was revealed. Allah's Messenger () went out, and when he had ascended As-Safa mountain, he shouted, "O Sabahah!" The people said, "Who is that?" "Then they gathered around him, whereupon he said, "Do you see? If I inform you that cavalrymen are proceeding up the side of this mountain, will you believe me?" They said, "We have never heard you telling a lie." Then he said, "I am a plain warner to you of a coming severe punishment." Abu Lahab said, "May you perish! You gathered us only for this reason? " Then Abu Lahab went away. So the "Surat:--ul--LAHAB" 'Perish the hands of Abu Lahab!' (111.1) was revealed.

~ [Source 1] and [Source 2]

I can't find the reference but Ibn Abbas testified to the deletion of this part in the verse 26-214..

So, the question is:

Where did the later part go? I know someone will say, this was abrogated or these are ahrufs etc & that is fine but I need authentic evidence from the Salaf whether this was abrogated or these are ahrufs.

Thank You.

1 Answer 1


Imam al-Nawawī (d. 671 AH) and Imam al-Qurṭubī (d. 676 AH) both stated that this was a revealed verse that was abrogated. See al-Nawawī, al-Minhāj sharḥ Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim bin Ḥajjāj (Cairo: Mu’assasat Qurtubah, 1994) 3:102 and al-Qurṭubī, al-Jāmiʿ li-aḥkām al-Qur’ān, ed. ʿAbd Allāh al-Turkī (Beirut: Mu’assasat al-Risalah, 2006), 16:83.

Al-Kirmānī (d. 796 AH) adds the possibility of it being tafsīr: See: Sharḥ al-Kirmānī ala Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (Beirut: DKI, 1971), 9:211.

Sourced from: Origins of Quranic Variants

  • I need authentic evidence from the Salaf not from Nawawi or Ibn Hajar or Qurtubi... Nawawi said "It was abrogated" means "it was abrogated" ?? Where is the proof?
    – user45050
    Jun 20, 2021 at 14:24
  • 2
    @Ghz they used logical deductions. It's quite obvious that it was. It seems that you are doubting the scribes despite there being a consensus from every sahaba from the time of Uthman that they collected every verse that was still operative.
    – Affan
    Jun 20, 2021 at 15:39

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