Quran – Comparing Hafs & Warsh for 51 textual variants

Quran – Comparing Hafs & Warsh for 51 textual variants

Historically, the Quran was read in various recitations.

The Quran’s recitation or Qiraat is the manner of pronounciation of the Quran. The various recitations do not alter the message of the Quran or prove that ‘different versions’ of the Quran exist.

The table below compares the two most popular recitations of the Quran, the Hafs and Warsh.

In the Quran, there are 51 words out of 77,439 in total which have a different reading when translated to the English language.


HAFS
Quran read by 95% of Muslims

W Hafs

WARSH
Quran read by 3% of Muslims

W WarshSovereign of the Day of Recompense. QURAN 1:41 of 51King of the Day of Recompense.They [think to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not. QURAN 2:92 of 51They [seek to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not.In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie. QURAN 2:103 of 51In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to tell lies.

ู†ูŽู‘ุบู’ููุฑู’

And [recall] when We said, “Enter this city and eat from it wherever you will in [ease and] abundance, and enter the gate bowing humbly and say, ‘Relieve us of our burdens.’ We will [then] forgive your sins for you, and We will increase the doers of good [in goodness and reward].” QURAN 2:584 of 51

ูŠูุบู’ููŽุฑู’

And [recall] when We said, “Enter this city and eat from it wherever you will in [ease and] abundance, and enter the gate bowing humbly and say, ‘Relieve us of our burdens.’ He will [then] forgive your sins for you, and We will increase the doers of good [in goodness and reward].”

ุชูŽุนู’ู…ูŽู„ููˆู†ูŽ

Then, you are those [same ones who are] killing one another and evicting a party of your people from their homes, cooperating against them in sin and aggression. And if they come to you as captives, you ransom them, although their eviction was forbidden to you. So do you believe in part of the Scripture and disbelieve in part? Then what is the recompense for those who do that among you except disgrace in worldly life; and on the Day of Resurrection they will be sent back to the severest of punishment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. QURAN 2:855 of 51

ูŠูŽุนู’ู…ูŽู„ููˆู†ูŽ

Then, you are those [same ones who are] killing one another and evicting a party of your people from their homes, cooperating against them in sin and aggression. And if they come to you as captives, you ransom them, although their eviction was forbidden to you. So do you believe in part of the Scripture and disbelieve in part? Then what is the recompense for those who do that among you except disgrace in worldly life; and on the Day of Resurrection they will be sent back to the severest of punishment. And Allah is not unaware of what they do.

ูˆูŽู„ุง ุชูุณู’ุฃูŽู„ู

Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muhammad], with the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and you will not be asked about the companions of Hellfire. QURAN 2:1196 of 51

ูˆู„ุง ุชูŽุณู’ุฆูŽู„ู’

Indeed, We have sent you, [O Muhammad], with the truth as a bringer of good tidings and a warner, and do not ask about the companions of Hellfire.And [mention] when We made the House a place of return for the people and [a place of] security. And take [O believers], from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael, [saying], “Purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer].” QURAN 2:1257 of 51And [mention] when We made the House a place of return for the people and [a place of] security. And they [O believers] have taken, from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael, [saying], “Purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer].”And Abraham instructed [enjoined on] his sons [to do the same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], “O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims.” QURAN 2:1328 of 51And Abraham instructed his sons [to do the same] and [so did] Jacob, [saying], “O my sons, indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims.”Or do you say that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants were Jews or Christians? Say, “Are you more knowing or is Allah ?” And who is more unjust than one who conceals a testimony he has from Allah ? And Allah is not unaware of what you do. QURAN 2:1409 of 51Or do they say that Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants were Jews or Christians? Say, “Are you more knowing or is Allah ?” And who is more unjust than one who conceals a testimony he has from Allah ? And Allah is not unaware of what you do.

ู…ูุณู’ูƒููŠู†ู

[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] – then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] – a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess – it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew. QURAN 2:18410 of 51

ู…ูŽุณูŽูฐูƒููŠู†ูŽ

[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] – then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] – a ransom [as substitute] of feeding poor people [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess – it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew.Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,”When is the help of Allah ?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near. QURAN 2:21411 of 51Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [the] messenger and those who believed with him said,”When is the help of Allah ?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.

ูˆูŽู„ูŽูˆู’ู„ุง ุฏูŽูู’ุนู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู

So they defeated them by permission of Allah , and David killed Goliath, and Allah gave him the kingship and prophethood and taught him from that which He willed. And if it were not for Allah checking [some] people by means of others, the earth would have been corrupted, but Allah is full of bounty to the worlds. QURAN 2:25112 of 51

ูˆูŽู„ูŽูˆู’ู„ุง ุฏูููฐุนู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู

So they defeated them by permission of Allah , and David killed Goliath, and Allah gave him the kingship and prophethood and taught him from that which He willed. And if it were not for Allah defending [some] people by means of others, the earth would have been corrupted, but Allah is full of bounty to the worlds.Or [consider such an example] as the one who passed by a township which had fallen into ruin. He said, “How will Allah bring this to life after its death?” So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years; then He revived him. He said, “How long have you remained?” The man said, “I have remained a day or part of a day.” He said, “Rather, you have remained one hundred years. Look at your food and your drink; it has not changed with time. And look at your donkey; and We will make you a sign for the people. And look at the bones [of this donkey] – how We raise them and then We cover them with flesh.” And when it became clear to him, he said, “I know that Allah is over all things competent.” QURAN 2:25913 of 51Or [consider such an example] as the one who passed by a township which had fallen into ruin. He said, “How will Allah bring this to life after its death?” So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years; then He revived him. He said, “How long have you remained?” The man said, “I have remained a day or part of a day.” He said, “Rather, you have remained one hundred years. Look at your food and your drink; it has not changed with time. And look at your donkey; and We will make you a sign for the people. And look at the bones [of this donkey] – how We revive them and then We cover them with flesh.” And when it became clear to him, he said, “I know that Allah is over all things competent.”

ููŽูŠููˆูŽููู‘ูŠู‡ูู…ู’

But as for those who believed and did righteous deeds, He will give them in full their rewards, and Allah does not like the wrongdoers. QURAN 3:5714 of 51

ููŽู†ููˆูŽููู‘ูŠู‡ูู…ู

But as for those who believed and did righteous deeds, We will give them in full their rewards, and Allah does not like the wrongdoers.

ูŠูŽุจู’ุบููˆู†ูŽ

So is it other than the religion of Allah they desire, while to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him they will be returned? QURAN 3:8315 of 51

ุชูŽุจู’ุบููˆู†ูŽ

So is it other than the religion of Allah you desire, while to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him they will be returned?And [recall, O People of the Scripture], when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, [saying], “Whatever I give you of the Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming what is with you, you [must] believe in him and support him.” [ Allah ] said, “Have you acknowledged and taken upon that My commitment?” They said, “We have acknowledged it.” He said, “Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.” QURAN 3:8116 of 51And [recall, O People of the Scripture], when Allah took the covenant of the prophets, [saying], “Whatever We give you of the Scripture and wisdom and then there comes to you a messenger confirming what is with you, you [must] believe in him and support him.” [ Allah ] said, “Have you acknowledged and taken upon that My commitment?” They said, “We have acknowledged it.” He said, “Then bear witness, and I am with you among the witnesses.”

ูŠูุฑู’ุฌูŽุนููˆู†ูŽ

So is it other than the religion of Allah they desire, while to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him they will be returned? QURAN 3:8317 of 51

ุชูุฑู’ุฌูŽุนููˆู†ูŽ

So is it other than the religion of Allah they desire, while to Him have submitted [all] those within the heavens and earth, willingly or by compulsion, and to Him you will be returned?And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous QURAN 3:13318 of 51Hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous

ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ู‚ูŽุงุชูŽู„ูŽ

And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah , nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the steadfast. QURAN 3:14619 of 51

ู†ูŽู‘ุจููŠูู‘ ู‚ูŒูŽุชูู„ูŽ

And how many a prophet [were killed and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah , nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the steadfast.

ูŠูŽุฌู’ู…ูŽุนููˆู†ูŽ

And if you are killed in the cause of Allah or die – then forgiveness from Allah and mercy are better than whatever they accumulate [in this world].
(This verse is in the specific context of war. It is not a general ruling and should not be quoted without reference to preceding verses) QURAN 3:15720 of 51

ุชูŽุฌู’ู…ูŽุนููˆู†ูŽ

And if you are killed in the cause of Allah or die – then forgiveness from Allah and mercy are better than whatever you accumulate [in this world].

ูŠูุฏู’ุฎูู„ู’ู‡ู

And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and transgresses His limits – He will put him into the Fire to abide eternally therein, and he will have a humiliating punishment. QURAN 4:1421 of 51

ู†ูุฏู’ุฎูู„ู’ู‡ู

And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and transgresses His limits – We will put him into the Fire to abide eternally therein, and he will have a humiliating punishment.But they who believe in Allah and His messengers and do not discriminate between any of them – to those He is going to give their rewards. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful. QURAN 4:15222 of 51But they who believe in Allah and His messengers and do not discriminate between any of them – to those We give them their rewards. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah ; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. QURAN 5:5423 of 51O you who have believed, whoever of you should turn back from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah ; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

ุฑูุณูŽุงู„ูŽุชูŽู‡ู

O Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His message. And Allah will protect you from the people. Indeed, Allah does not guide the disbelieving people. QURAN 5:6724 of 51

ุฑูุณูŽุงู„ูŽูฐุชูู‡ู

O Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His messages. And Allah will protect you from the people. Indeed, Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.[He is] the cleaver of daybreak and has made the night for rest and the sun and moon for calculation. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing. QURAN 6:9625 of 51[He is] the cleaver of daybreak and makes the night for rest and the sun and moon for calculation. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing.And it is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy until, when they have carried heavy rainclouds, We drive them to a dead land and We send down rain therein and bring forth thereby [some] of all the fruits. Thus will We bring forth the dead; perhaps you may be reminded. QURAN 7:5726 of 51And it is He who sends the winds to disperse before His mercy until, when they have carried heavy rainclouds, We drive them to a dead land and We send down rain therein and bring forth thereby [some] of all the fruits. Thus will We bring forth the dead; perhaps you may be reminded.[Allah] said, “O Moses, I have chosen you over the people with My messages and My words [to you]. So take what I have given you and be among the grateful.” QURAN 7:14427 of 51[Allah] said, “O Moses, I have chosen you over the people with My message and My words [to you]. So take what I have given you and be among the grateful.”Indeed, the postponing [of restriction within sacred months] is an increase in disbelief by which those who have disbelieved are led [further] astray. They make it lawful one year and unlawful another year to correspond to the number made unlawful by Allah and [thus] make lawful what Allah has made unlawful. Made pleasing to them is the evil of their deeds; and Allah does not guide the disbelieving people. QURAN 9:3728 of 51Indeed, the postponing [of restriction within sacred months] is an increase in disbelief by which those who have disbelieved are led with [further] astray. They make it lawful one year and unlawful another year to correspond to the number made unlawful by Allah and [thus] make lawful what Allah has made unlawful. Made pleasing to them is the evil of their deeds; and Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.Have the people been amazed that We revealed [revelation] to a man from among them, [saying], “Warn mankind and give good tidings to those who believe that they will have a [firm] precedence of honor with their Lord”? [But] the disbelievers say, “Indeed, this is an obvious magician.” QURAN 10:229 of 51Have the people been amazed that We revealed [revelation] to a man from among them, [saying], “Warn mankind and give good tidings to those who believe that they will have a [firm] precedence of honor with their Lord”? [But] the disbelievers say, “Indeed, this is obvious magic.”Thus the word of your Lord has come into effect upon those who defiantly disobeyed – that they will not believe. QURAN 10:3330 of 51Thus the words of your Lord has come into effect upon those who defiantly disobeyed – that they will not believe.

ูŠูŽุญู’ุดูุฑูู‡ูู…ู’

And on the Day when He will gather them, [it will be] as if they had not remained [in the world] but an hour of the day, [and] they will know each other. Those will have lost who denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided QURAN 10:4531 of 51

ู†ูŽุญู’ุดูุฑูู‡ูู…ู’

And on the Day when We will gather them, [it will be] as if they had not remained [in the world] but an hour of the day, [and] they will know each other. Those will have lost who denied the meeting with Allah and were not guided

ู†ูู‘ูˆุญูู‰

And We sent not before you [as messengers] except men to whom We revealed from among the people of cities. So have they not traveled through the earth and observed how was the end of those before them? And the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Allah ; then will you not reason? QURAN 12:10932 of 51

ูŠููˆุญู‰

And We sent not before you [as messengers] except men to whom He revealed from among the people of cities. So have they not traveled through the earth and observed how was the end of those before them? And the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Allah ; then will you not reason?

ูŠููˆู‚ูุฏููˆู†ูŽ

He sends down from the sky, rain, and valleys flow according to their capacity, and the torrent carries a rising foam. And from that [ore] which they heat in the fire, desiring adornments and utensils, is a foam like it. Thus Allah presents [the example of] truth and falsehood. As for the foam, it vanishes, [being] cast off; but as for that which benefits the people, it remains on the earth. Thus does Allah present examples. QURAN 13:1733 of 51

ุชููˆู‚ูุฏููˆู†ูŽ

He sends down from the sky, rain, and valleys flow according to their capacity, and the torrent carries a rising foam. And from that [ore] which you heat in the fire, desiring adornments and utensils, is a foam like it. Thus Allah presents [the example of] truth and falsehood. As for the foam, it vanishes, [being] cast off; but as for that which benefits the people, it remains on the earth. Thus does Allah present examples.

ู…ูŽุง ู†ูู†ูŽุฒูู‘ู„ู

We do not send down the angels except with truth; and the disbelievers would not then be reprieved. QURAN 15:834 of 51

ู…ูŽุง ุชูŽู†ูŽุฒูู‘ู„ู

You do not send down the angels except with truth; and the disbelievers would not then be reprieved.

ูŠูŽู‚ููˆู„ููˆู†ูŽ

Say, [O Muhammad], “If there had been with Him [other] gods, as they say, then they [each] would have sought to the Owner of the Throne a way.” QURAN 17:4235 of 51

ุชู‘ู‚ููˆู„ููˆู†ูŽ

Say, [O Muhammad], “If there had been with Him [other] gods, as you say, then they [each] would have sought to the Owner of the Throne a way.”

ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ

He [the Prophet] said, “My Lord knows whatever is said throughout the heaven and earth, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” QURAN 21:436 of 51

ู‚ูู„

Say [O Muhammad], “My Lord knows whatever is said throughout the heaven and earth, and He is the Hearing, the Knowing.”

ูŠูŽุฏู’ุนููˆู†ูŽ

That is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon other than Him is falsehood, and because Allah is the Most High, the Grand. QURAN 22:6237 of 51

ุชูŽุฏู’ุนููˆู†ูŽ

That is because Allah is the Truth, and that which you call upon other than Him is falsehood, and because Allah is the Most High, the Grand.

ุชูุฎู’ูููˆู†ูŽ

[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah , who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what you declare – QURAN 27:2538 of 51

ูŠูุฎู’ูููˆู†ูŽ

[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah , who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what they conceal and what you declare –

ุชูุนู’ู„ูู†ููˆู†ูŽ

[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah , who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what you declare – QURAN 27:2539 of 51

ูŠูุนู’ู„ูู†ููˆู†ูŽ

[And] so they do not prostrate to Allah , who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth and knows what you conceal and what they declare -But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, “Why was he not given like that which was given to Moses?” Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Moses before? They said, “[They are but] two works of magic supporting each other, and indeed we are, in both, disbelievers.” QURAN 28:4840 of 51But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, “Why was he not given like that which was given to Moses?” Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Moses before? They said, “[They are but] two magicians supporting each other, and indeed we are, in both, disbelievers.”

ูŠูุฌู’ุจูŽู‰

And they say, “If we were to follow the guidance with you, we would be swept from our land.” Have we not established for them a safe sanctuary to which are brought(m) the fruits of all things as provision from Us? But most of them do not know. QURAN 28:5741 of 51

ุชูุฌู’ุจู‰

And they say, “If we were to follow the guidance with you, we would be swept from our land.” Have we not established for them a safe sanctuary to which are brought(f) the fruits of all things as provision from Us? But most of them do not know.

ูƒูŽุจููŠุฑู‹ุง

Our Lord, give them double the punishment and curse them with a great curse.” QURAN 33:6842 of 51

ูƒูŽุซููŠุฑู‹ุง

Our Lord, give them double the punishment and curse them with a multitudinous curse.”

ูŠูŽู‚ููˆู„ู

And [mention] the Day when He will gather them all and then [He will] say to the angels, “Did these [people] used to worship you?” QURAN 34:4043 of 51

ู†ูŽู‚ููˆู„ู

And [mention] the Day when He will gather them all and then [We will] say to the angels, “Did these [people] used to worship you?”

ุฃูŽููŽู„ุงูŽ ูŠูŽุนู’ู‚ูู„ููˆู†ูŽ

And he to whom We grant long life We reverse in creation; so will they not understand? QURAN 36:6844 of 51

ุฃูŽููŽู„ุงูŽ ุชูŽุนู’ู‚ูู„ููˆู†ูŽ

And he to whom We grant long life We reverse in creation; so will you not understand?

ุชูŽุชูŽุฐูŽูƒูŽู‘ุฑููˆู†ูŽ

And not equal are the blind and the seeing, nor are those who believe and do righteous deeds and the evildoer. Little do you remember. QURAN 40:5845 of 51

ูŠูŽุชูŽุฐูŽูƒูŽู‘ุฑููˆู†ูŽ

And not equal are the blind and the seeing, nor are those who believe and do righteous deeds and the evildoer. Little do they remember.

ุชูŽูู’ุนูŽู„ููˆู†ูŽ

And it is He who accepts repentance from his servants and pardons misdeeds, and He knows what you do. QURAN 42:2546 of 51

ูŠูŽูู’ุนูŽู„ููˆู†ูŽ

And it is He who accepts repentance from his servants and pardons misdeeds, and He knows what they do.

ููŽุจูู…ูŽุง

And whatever strikes you of disaster – [then] it is for what your hands have earned; but He pardons much. QURAN 42:3047 of 51

ุจูู…ูŽุง

And whatever strikes you of disaster – it is for what your hands have earned; but He pardons much.

ููŽุณูŽูˆู’ููŽ ูŠูŽุนู’ู„ูŽู…ููˆู†ูŽ

So turn aside from them and say, “Peace.” But they are going to know. QURAN 43:8948 of 51

ููŽุณูŽูˆู’ููŽ ุชูŽุนู’ู„ูŽู…ููˆู†ูŽ

So turn aside from them and say, “Peace.” But you are going to know.

ูŠูุนูŽุฐูู‘ุจู’ู‡ู

There is not upon the blind any guilt or upon the lame any guilt or upon the ill any guilt [for remaining behind]. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger – He will admit him to gardens beneath which rivers flow; but whoever turns away – He will punish him with a painful punishment. QURAN 48:1749 of 51

ู†ูุนูŽุฐูู‘ุจู’ู‡ู

There is not upon the blind any guilt or upon the lame any guilt or upon the ill any guilt [for remaining behind]. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger – He will admit him to gardens beneath which rivers flow; but whoever turns away – We will punish him with a painful punishment.

ู†ูŽู‚ููˆู„ู

On the Day We will say to Hell, “Have you been filled?” and it will say, “Are there some more,” QURAN 50:3050 of 51

ูŠูŽู‚ููˆู„ู

On the Day He will say to Hell, “Have you been filled?” and it will say, “Are there some more,”And He does not fear the consequence thereof. QURAN 91:1551 of 51Therefore He does not fear the consequence thereof.