Uthman create a standard of quran. Before that there are many versions of Quran. Are there any of those other versions that survive now?

  • You say there are many versions of Quran before Uthman and you ask are there any other version that survive now? There is a big contradiction here.
    – hellzone
    Jan 6, 2014 at 8:10
  • @hellzone You missed the "Before that". And @ OP "Before that there are many versions of Quran." needs reference. Jan 6, 2014 at 12:42

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The lower text of the Sana'a manuscript is, as far as I know, the only existing example of pre-Uthmanic Qur'an available today. Uthman's text was standardized very early in Islamic history; every live copy, and pretty much every historical manuscript, we have to date is based on the Uthmanic tradition.

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