Originally Posted by azim
I dont think its right to say that the qur'an is paraphrasing because everythin thats mentioned in the qur'an is the truth.. so we cant say that its been paraphrased, because this could easily be used by the kufar against us saying that some parts are just 'changed' or paraphrased from the reality.
Maybe the narrators of the hadith had a slight changing of the words, as it got passed down?
I dont really know like i've said before, and i got a strong feeling its to do with the arabic context, theres alot of hadith which are translated into english - which have caused alot of confusion for the non arabic speaking muslims too, this is the reason why its vital for us to understand/learn arabic to remove that uncertainty.
You cant be a scholar of hadith, etc. unless you know the proper arabic language, and be advanced in the language.
Like jello said - it may have been through different situations/times, thats a strong point, but i still think its important you ask a real scholar insha Allaah. :) bro ansar might even know..