A Brief Description of Islam as the Shi'ites Believe
THE HOLY QURAN _ S2: 23_24
WE BELIEVE that age will not make the Holy QURAN old and out of date; but rather its miraculous points and views shall appear more and more clearly, and its greatness shall become more evident to the world.
We have a tradition narrated by Imam Jaafar Sadiq that:_ "God has not made QURAN to answer a certain age or distinct group of people. It shall always remain fresh, New, and lively."
26_ QURAÙŽN IS NOT ALTERED AT ALL
WE BELIEVE that this book, _ (QURAN)_ which is now at the hands of the Muslims, is the exact and unaltered copy of that which was revealed to our prophet Muhammad _ nothing less and nothing more.
A group of trustworthy scribes chosen by the prophet himself took note of the revelations from the very beginning up to the end, and Muslims had it a duty of must, to read and recite the verses by day and night. A large group of Muslims committed the book to memory and a group of them had it on the scrolls.
Those who had the book in their memory and those who could recite it for the others, had always had a very respectful position among the believer. Such customs and else, prevented the least amount of changes or any alteration to take place in the book.
Besides that, God Himself has promised and guaranteed to look after His book and keep it safe and secure until the end.:--
"We have without doubt, sent down the QURAN, and We will assuredly guard it."
THE HOLY QURAN _ S15_9