Tafsīr al-ʿAyyāshi: From Abi Ḥamza:
From Abī Jaʿfar عليه السلام, who said: The most honourable āya (verse) in the Book of Allāh was stolen – [and that is] In the name of Allāh, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful (Bismillah al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm).1
1. This was due to the fact that some scholars from among the Mukhālifīn (non-Shiʿa) rejected this āya, saying it isn’t a āya, nor part of al-Fātiḥa. The Imām عليه السلام shows dissatisfaction towards those who have done so – stating that this āya which has been neglected and not giving its rightful due, is the greatest āya; and furthermore, how much of a shame and loss is it for those who’ve rejected and undermined it.
عن أبي حمزة ، عن أبي جعفر ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : سرقوا أكرم آية في كتاب الله : بِسْمِ اللَّه الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ