Textual Criticism and Qur'an Manuscripts by Keith E. Small

By Keith E. Small

This distinctive paintings takes a mode of textual research customary in reports of old Western and japanese manuscripts and applies it to twenty-one early Qur'an manuscripts. Keith Small analyzes an outlined section of textual content from the Qur'an with goals in view: to get well the earliest type of textual content for this component, and to track the historic improvement of this component to the present kind of the textual content of the Qur'an. Small concludes that even though a considerably early edited kind of the consonantal textual content of the Qur'an may be recovered, its unique types of textual content can't be acquired. He additionally records the extra modifying that used to be required to checklist the Arabic textual content of the Qur'an in an entire phonetic script, in addition to offering an evidence for a lot of the improvement of varied recitation structures of the Qur'an. This debatable, thought-provoking publication presents a rigorous exam into the heritage of the Qur'an and should be of serious curiosity to Quranic reports scholars.

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