Islam students at LUC

Qira’at and the Standardization of Quran

Posted on: October 24, 2010

The Quran is perhaps one of the only books that claim that an unaltered nature for over 1400 years. There are however, certain references that say during the time of the prophet the Prophet thought several chapters from the Quran in different Qira’at or linguistic forms. This brings to question many beliefs that Muslims hold and also creates rifts in the faith of certain factions. However, the primary sources upon which these claims of variations of Qira’at are found to be either weak Hadiths, or narrations of the prophets life whose authenticity is questionable or mutishabihat, hadith whose meaning is not understood. In sum this is one point of contemplation that most Muslim scholars still study today.

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