sum wrote:It could be that the hadith relating to the goat eating the Koranic verses of stoning was correct and Muhammad was not contravening the Koran. In other words the Koran has not been kept in its original state.
Sunan Ibn Majah, Book of Nikah, Hadith # 1934)
Narrated Aisha 'The verse of stoning and of suckling an adult ten times were revealed, and they were (written) on a paper and kept
under my bed. When the Messenger of Allah. expired and we were preoccupied with his death, a goat entered and ate away the paper."
I am afraid doctor, this hadith is fabricated and is not a Sahih this peoplen that fabricate it (as described in quran 6:112).
Why did they fabricate it? So would fit with
Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 82, Number 816 and with Sahih Muslim Book 017, Number 4194.
Sadly this missing aya theory was refuted and destroyed by Ibn Hajar
"Umar said: "When this verse came down I approached the Prophet peace be upon him so I asked him: Should I write it down? It is as if he hated that Then Umar said: "Cant you see that if the old man if he commits adultery he does not get the whip, and that if the young man if he commits adultery he gets stoned?" (Ibn Hajar - Fathul Bari - Hadith Commentary Of Bukhari, 6441 - 1407 AH/1986)
The verse is not a part of the quran but is a law as Muhammad did not want to write it down.
Sahih Muslim, Book 17, Number 4211:
"Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that a Jew and a Jewess were brought to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) who had committed adultery. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to the Jews and said: What do you find in Torah for one who commits adultery? They said: We darken their faces and make them ride on the donkey with their faces turned to the opposite direction (and their backs touching each other), and then they are taken round (the city). He said: Bring Torah if you are truthful. They brought it and recited it until when they came to the verse pertaining to stoning, the person who was reading placed his hand on the verse pertaining to stoning, and read (only that which was) between his hands and what was subsequent to that. Abdullah b. Salim who was at that time with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Command him (the reciter) to lift his hand. He lifted it and there was, underneath that, the verse pertaining to stoning. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) pronounced judgment about both of them and they were stoned. Abdullah b. 'Umar said: I was one of those who stoned them, and I saw him (the Jew) protecting her (the Jewess) with his body."
Verse 43 in historical context confirms that stoning was Allah's command in the original Torah. Although parts of original Torah revealed to Moses had been corrupted, this teaching still remained in there (Levitcus 20:10).
Sahih Muslim, Book 17, Number 4214:
"Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: O Allah, I am the first to revive Thy command when they had made it dead. He then commanded and he (the offender) was stoned to death."
The verse is not a part of the quran unlike 24:2
Keep in mind the Quran was not preserved by Written form but by Memorization. And they had many other written form Aisha had her Uthman, Omar Hafsa and the list goes on.
We still have the verse of the stonning today but it is not a part of the Quran.
The old man and the old woman, if they commit adultery