ENQUIRY 4: DID ANY OF THE GROUPS OF SHIITES CLAIM THAT ANGEL JIBREEL (ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HIM) ERR IN DELIVERING THE REVELATION?

Response: Yes. The Ghurabites say: “Replacing Ali with Muhammad is like replacing something with its like. Thus, Allah sent Angel Jibreel (Allah be pleased with him) to Ali (Allah be pleased with hIm). Jibreel erred and delivered the message to Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Therefore, they curse the Angel Jibreel (Allah be pleased with him)(1).

Comment:

The Twelver Shiites claim unequivocally that Ali (Allah be pleased with him) is the actual Messenger without the issue of Angel Jibreel mistaking. They fabricated that the message of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was only to introduce Ali (Allah be pleased with him) and his duty was to explain the Qur’an to Ali alone.

However, for you to ponder over, Allah says in the Qur’an what is tranlated as: “ [We sent them] with clear proofs and written ordinances. And We revealed to you the message that you may make clear to the people what was sent down to them and that they might give thought”.

(1) Nur Al-Baraheen Aw Anees Al-Waheed fee Sharh At-Tauheed by Al-Jaza’iri vol. 2 p.310, edited by Al-Raja’i , An-Nashr Est. ed. 1, 1417.