Nowadays, the 1924 Egyptian standard edition has become the standard for modern printings of the Quran (sources referred on wikipedia).

Who decides what becomes a standard edition? And how? Based on what requirements? And how is checked if the process and its result are good enough?

It just sound strange to me that a book that is centuries old has a standard edition of less than 100 years old. That is why I try to understand what the requirements are to make a book standard edition of the Quran, which is, apparently possible many centuries after the Quran become first known.

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    There's no such thing as a standard edition of the Qur'an because the Qur'an is the orally transmitted word of Allah it isn't the moshaf. Actually for each Moshafs edition a council of specialists on qira'art, waqf, rasm and other Qur'an related sciences checks the content before giving the go to print and spread it.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Apr 12, 2022 at 20:19
  • @Medi1Saif Online, a lot of people refer to the 1924 standard edition. Isn´t this some kind of standard or so? What is it? google.com/…
    – Daan
    Commented Apr 12, 2022 at 20:25
  • The only standard was the Moshaf al-Imam which was initiated by 'Uthman ibn 'Affan. The article you are linking says that this is only regarded as a standard for the riwaya of Hafs 'an 'Assim, however Turkish and Pakistani Moshafs differ already from this "standard".
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Apr 12, 2022 at 20:27


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