There is only one Quran and there are no versions. The seven sets of readings represent the systems prevailing in different districts. There was one each from Medina, Mecca, Damascus, and Basra, and three from Kufa.
For each set of 7 readings (Qirâ’a), derived from 7 Ahruf, there are secondary reading style (Riwaya)
Thus, we have 14 reading styles. The readers are 20 and transmitters are 24.
- No such Quran as Varsha Quran.
- Hafs is not a Quran but a reading style called “Hafs ‘an ‘Asim” that is predominant in Kufa.
- Qulun is the second reading of Warsh the first is Nafic predominant in Medina.
- Al BAZZI is also a reading style called Al Bazzi and Ibn Kathir, prominent in Mecca.
- Qunbul is a second reading style from Al Bazzi that is predominant in Mecca.
- Ad Durri ‘an al kisa’i is also a reading style, prominent in Kufa.
- Al-Sûsî also a reading style, the secondary reading of Ad Durri, prominent in Kufa
- Hisham is another reading style, predominant in Damascus.
- Ibn Dhakwân is a secondary reading from Hisham predominant is Damascus.
- Khalaf is the first reading style from a reader. Hamza is Khalaf and Hamza predominant in Kufa.
- Khallad is a secondary reading style of Khalaf predominant in Kufa.
- Abudal Harith is not a Quran but a transmitter whose full name is Abu al-Harith, al-Layth Ibn Khalid al-Baghdadi.
- Ibn Wardan is not a Quran, but a transmitter, whose full name is Abu al-Harith al-Madani.
- Ibn Ayyash is not a Quran – Abu Bakr, Shu’bah Ibn ‘Ayyash Ibn Salim al-Kufi an-Nahshal is transmitter
- Ibn Jamaz is not a Quran, but a transmitter, whose full name is Abu ar-Rabi’, Sulayman Ibn Muslim Ibn Jummaz al-Madani.
- Ruwas is not a Quran but a transmitter whose full name is Abu ‘Abdullah, Muhammad Ibn al-Mutawakkil al-Basri.
- Rawh is not a Quran but a transmitter whose full name is Abu al-Hasan, Rawh Ibn ‘Abd al-Mu’min, al-Basri al-Hudhali.
- Ishaq is not a Quran but a transmitter whose full name is Abu Ya’qub, Ishaq Ibn Ibrahim Ibn ‘Uthman al-Maruzi al-Baghdadi.
- Idris al Haddad is not a Quran but a transmitter whose full name is Abu al-Hasan, Idris Ibn ‘Abd al-Karim al-Haddad al-Baghdadi.
- Birmingham Quran is not a Quran but a recent carbon dating of an ancient Quranic manuscript at the University of Birmingham, which further proves the unparalleled degree of certainty with which the Quran has been preserved called the Birmingham manuscripts.
- Sanaa Mosque Quran is not a Quran – this is ancient Qur’anic manuscripts discovered in Sana’a, Yemen, in 1972. The scriptures were written in the early Hijazi Arabic script, matching the pieces of the earliest Qur’ans known to exist.
This is called the Sanna Manuscript Sanaa palimpsest is one of the oldest Quranic manuscripts in existence.
- There is no Sanaa Mosque (2nd) Quran, the above Sanaa manuscript was found in Great Mosque of Sana’a in Yemen
- There is no Quran of Uthman but the Mushaf of Uthman, which is the first Quran that was codified(mushaf) under Uthman.
- Blue Quran – in Kufic calligraphy, is among the most famous works of Islamic calligraphy, and has been called “one of the most extraordinary luxury manuscripts ever created.
- The Quran – is a translation of the Quran by Muhammad Asad.
(That translation is called “The Message of The Quran”) it is not a version.
- The Quran is the final testament by Rashid Rida is a translation of the Quran.
There is only one Quran revealed to the Prophet peace be upon him that has been perfectly preserved through oral transmission and backed up by the Mushafs of Abu Bakr and Uthman. It is exactly the same Quran we have, today. There is only one Quran.
Allah knows Best.
Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.
Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan
Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.
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