This is not true. There are many versions of the Arabic Quran.
The 2 most popular versions are the Hafs and Warsh. (Others are Qalun, Al-Duri, Al-Bazzi, etc)
Is yours a Hafs or Warsh version?
Look at the first verse of Sura al-Fatihah. If there is a number “1” after the Bismillah verse, then you have the Hafs version.
If there is no “1”, you have the Warsh version.
Did you know the the official version of the Quran was only finalized in 1924 in Cairo, Egypt? The Quran was only authorized officially in 1985 in Saudi Arabia.
Scholars know that there are several versions of the Quran, but the average Muslim does not. Why?
The few knowledgable muslims who are aware of the existence of these different versions will say there are very minor differences, mainly vocal variations.
Again this is not true.
Here are a couple of examples of text variants that can be found in the Arabic Hafs and Warsh that show that the quranic text and meaning itself has been altered!
2:125 in Hafs is وَاتَّخِذوْا “WatakhIzu” (You shall take) / In Warsh it is وَاتَّخَذوْا “WatakhAzu” (They have taken/made).
In 2:125 One version gives a command, while the other states a historical observation.
3:146 in Hafs is قاتل “Qatal” (Fought) / In Warsh it is ُقتل “Qutil” (Were Killed).
In 3:146 the difference is between a prophet and those with him being killed, while in the other the difference only means that they fought by his side.
There’s more: Look up 2:85, 15:8, 21:4, 33:68, 42:30, 48:17 in both these versions and see for yourself.
In fact, if you study futher, you will find that number of verses in Hafs is 6236, while Warsh has only 6214 verses (other versions show 6616, 6217, 6204 verses, etc ).
Were you aware of this? Probably not. Why not?
Which is the right version? Hafs or Warsh?
Is it the Hafs or Warsh that is preserved in the eternal tablets with Allah?
Allah said that He will preserve his words. (Sura 15:9)
7 thoughts on “What Version Is Your Quran?”
Nice try propagating false information dude. A typical act of sham propaganda of confusing general Muslim public of highlighting a discourse of ahl ul ilm. Quran is sent down, propagated and compiled in 7, and in some traditions 10, different dialects. It is the as we have different dialects of English language today as US, British, Latin, Indian and Australian. It doesn’t mean that the English language is flawed or wrong. It just have different dialects. similarly, Quran has 7 different dialects which were approved by the prophet Muhammad PBUH. Secondly, Quran is a book of signs and a message. It is not a book of grammar or punctuations. Third, Quran is primarily remembered in the hearts of Hufaaz rather then being written.
Nice try dude but you can never swallow the fact that the most authentic book on the face of earth is still Quran.
Dear Proud muslim,
1. You said, “Quran is sent down, propagated and compiled in 7, and in some traditions 10, different dialects”
So which is it? 7 or 10? Why the uncertainty? Some traditions indicate up to 21. And we have over 30 different Arabic Qurans. Why the confusion?
2. You said, “as we have different dialects of English language today..”
This is a false analogy. In any English dialect “fought” means fought and “killed” means killed.
Yet in the Quran 3:146, in Hafs is قاتل “Qatal” (Fought) / In Warsh it is ُقتل “Qutil” (Were Killed).
So which is it? Does “fought” mean the same as “killed.” Why the confusion? What word did Allah actually say?
Many other examples.
3. You said, ” It doesn’t mean that the English language is flawed.”
Strawman. No one is arguing that the Arabic language is flawed. It is the Quran that is flawed.
4. You said, “Quran has 7 different dialects which were approved by the prophet Muhammad PBUH.”
Is that so? Was Uthman’s quran approved by Muhammad? Was Ibn Mas’ud’s quran approved by Muhammad? Was Ubay bin Ka’b’s quran approved by Muhammad?
Did you know Ubay’s codex had 116 chapters? And he was acknowledged as the master reciter.
5. You said, “Quran is a book of signs and a message. It is not a book of grammar or punctuations.”
It is Muslims themselves who argue that the Quran is a literary miracle! Not me. I know that there are grammatical errors, etc in the Quran.
6. You said, “Quran is primarily remembered in the hearts of Hufaaz rather then being written.”
Another sad propaganda perpetuated from Muslim to Muslim for over a thousand years.
If the Quran was remembered perfectly, where did all those numerous Qurans that Uthman destroyed come from? Obviously, they are from hufaaz!
There was much confusion about what was or wasn’t the Quran even during Muhammad’s time. This is documented in the authentic hadiths.
7. You said, “the most authentic book on the face of earth is still Quran.”
Another desperate lie. Even your own sources admit it.
“Let no one of you say that he has acquired the entire Quran, for how does he know that it is all? Much of the Quran has been lost, thus let him say, ‘I have acquired of it what is available’”
(As-Suyuti, Itqan, part 3, page 72)
Here’s some more help for you, proud muslim.
Because the hafs Quran is made for people who want to become hafiz, and it doesnt include any hints for rules of tjweed that should be obvious, so that we know how to and when to apply the rules. In the Warsh Quran tajweed has been highlighted to make it easy for people who want to read the Quran and don’t know tajweed properly.
You are mistaken.
The Warsh koran is used in North Africa in countries like Morocco.
The Hafs koran is the standardised version in Saudi and is used by most Muslims.
Regrettably, there is now thousands of proofs that there are many versions of the Qur’an.