I came accross Sana'a publication by Sadeghi (Sana'a and The Origins of Qur'an), but he only conclude some example of textual variation with standard qur'an.

Table 1 gives a few examples, in English translation, in which C-1 differs from the standard text.38 The C-1 type shares a number of variants enter image description here

He also, pointed many reading variants from Ibn Mas'ud and Ubay ibn Ka'ab. Which is not what I, or every layman, can understand. (Is it affect the meaning?)

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Have also searched this forum and found this interesting insight,

Is it likely that the sana'a manuscript was an accepted reading of the Quran?

Adding up some more point in textual variant.

But still, it's not complete list. I was wondering if any publication has been made, which include list of all difference found between Sana'a and the current Qur'an; in terms of overall meaning in english translation?

Because I didn't find one.

  • None of the works related to the differences between the qur'an and the sana'a manuscript point at a difference in the meaning. They point only at differences in the wording (addition or subtraction of words or letters). In fact the scattered papers more likely look like different manuscripts as they are written at least in two different styles.
    – Medi1Saif
    Feb 22, 2019 at 7:50
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    @Medi1Saif I am unsure why no one put the effort, as this "adding or substraction of words or letter" is crucial part for every layman, moreover with arabic incapabilities, to grasp wether quranic verse does really changed in the meaning; or not? even if Sadeghi put the note "it's not changed in overall". Still, this statement were only based on his own research. Feb 22, 2019 at 9:53
  • Perhaps you should research the different qiraat. In short, in terms of the qiraat, the meanings can be different, but that doesn't mean it is contradictory. For example, 1:3 Maliki (king) vs. Maaliki (owner). They're not the same in meaning, but neither are they contradictory. That is why I don't think you should be that concerned about some meaning changes even if they exist in the Sana'a manuscript. Maybe they are from lost Quranic recitations. In addition, scribal errors are also a thing. It would be possible and even likely for unofficial copies of the mushaf to have mistakes in it.
    – The Z
    Jul 15, 2020 at 3:43


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