Christianity after the New Testament period with Professor Dale Martin By Paul Williams on February 15, 2022 • ( 2 ) Like this:Like Loading... Related ‹ An important Announcement by Paul WilliamsWhat are Hadith? With Prof Jonathan Brown ›Categories: Islam
Asalamu’Alaykum brother Paul. I was not sure how else to contact you.
I saw one of your videos today and in there you make a major error in belief saying the Qur’an is not the written text but that which is memorized in the hearts. The Qur’an is no doubt what is memorized in the heart but also that which is written too.
Please read the following pdf for proofs inshaAllaah.
It was written by Ustadh Moosa Richardson, who refuted these types of claims Yusef Estes was making.
I have taken from it a couple of proofs to share with you below.
THE UNANIMOUSLY ACCEPTED BELIEF OF AHLUS-SUNNAH WAL-JAMAA’ AH THAT THE WRITTEN MUS-HAF IS ACTUALLY THE QURAN.
The Prophet (may Allah raise his rank and grant him peace) said:
(( Do not travel with the Quran, since I can not guarantee that the enemies would not get a hold of it. )) Collected by Muslim in his Saheeh (#1869)
‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan , the third Caliph (may Allah be pleased with him), said:
“I do not like that a day and night pass except that I look at the Speech of Allah,
the Mighty and Majestic.” (meaning: reading the mus-haf ) Sharh ‘Aqeedat al-Haafith ‘Abdil-Ghanee al-Maqdisee (p.204) of ‘Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr.
‘Alee ibn Abee Taalib, the fourth Caliph (may Allah be pleased with him), said:
“May Allah have Mercy on Aboo Bakr, for he was the first one to gather the Quran between two book covers (i.e. in one mus-haf ).” Collected by Ahmad in Fadhaa’il as-Sahaabah (no.514, 1/433) and Al-Aajurree in Ash-Sharee’ah (no.1241)
Aboo Haneefah (may Allaah have Mercy on him) said:
“The Quran is written in the mus-hafs,
memorized in the hearts, and recited on the tongues.” Al-Fiqh al-Akbar, as quoted in Sharh at-Tahaawiyyah (p.138), revised checking of Ahmad Shaakir, 1418
Ash Shaafi’ee (may Allaah have Mercy on him) said:
“What we recite from the Quran on our tongues, listen to with our ears,
and write in our mus-hafs is all called the Speech of Allah.” One of the foremost Shaafi’ee scholars, al-Bayhaqee (d.458), attributed this position to the imaam in his book, al-‘Itiqaad wal-Hidaayah ilaa Sabeel ar-Rashaad (p.112 of the 1420 Daar al-Fadheelah printing).
Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allaah have Mercy on him) said:
“You interact with the Quran in five ways:  memorizing it by heart,
 reciting it on the tongue,
 listening to it with the ear,
 viewing it with the eye, and
 writing it by hand.”
And then explained
“A heart is something created, yet what is memorized by it (the Quran) is not created. A tongue is something created, yet what is recited with it (the Quran) is not created. An ear is something created, yet what is heard with it (the Quran) is not created. An eye is something created, yet what is viewed with it (the Quran) is not created.” Collected by Ibn Battah in his al-Ebaanah al-Kubraa (3/344, no. 2167 of the al-Faarooq al-Hadeethah printing)
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May Allaah guide us, Aameen
Prof. Dale Martin provides excellent views of early Christianity and its development. His knowledge along with Dr, Ali Atiae provides much to chew on. So, in listening to this blog, I would give these two speakers the approval rating of being excellent in their respective fields.
They don’t claim infallibility and probably they have some errors but that is part of being human! Anyway, there is much to exam to hopefully increase our knowledge and our faith as these things DO ACTUALLY GO HAND IN HAND!