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What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?

As far as I know there are more than one reading for Quran. Some say they are 7 and others say they are 14. What does that mean? Are there more than one Quran? Which reading is the correct one and why?...
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What is the literal meaning of the word “Qur'an”?

I know that the Qur'an is the book revealed by the prophet Muhammad, but I'd like to know what the meaning of this word "Qur'an" is literally? What is its root?
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Why is the Hafs reading of the Qur'an so prevalent?

Of everything I've read, the Hafs-an-Asim reading of the Qur'an is used by the vast majority of Muslims (it's definitely the only I've ever seen or heard used in my area). I've even seen articles ...
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How many writing styles of Mushaf Quran that exist?

I found that mushaf in my country is different in style of writing to that which come from Makkah. Probably most of the (old) mushafs in my country use Indopak style. However the religious council ...
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Examples of verses of the Qur'an with two different readings?

According to What are the readings (qira'at) of Quran?, there are different "readings" of the Qur'an. I'm seeking concrete examples of ayat (verses of the Qur'an) for which there are two or more ...
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The Birmingham Quran versus the present-day Quran

Islam claims that Quran is unchanged from the time of the prophet Mohammad, and it will remain so until the last day. Now, there was a discovery of a manuscript in the University of Birmingham which ...
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Different versions of Arabic Qur'an

Tanzil.net writes: The Medina Mushaf ... publishes the holy quran according to three famous narration, i.e., Hafs, Warsh, and Ad-Duriyy. The Quran text provided by Tanzil is based on the Medina ...
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How to explain the recitation لَئِنْ انجــينا (verse 6.63) by Al-Azami in his book “The History of the Quranic text”?

As salamu alaykum wa ramatullah, I have a request about 'ayat' 6.63 with Hafs rectiation. I know we have to refer to one copy of Uthman's codicies to recitate the Quran. But in his book "The ...
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In the the verses 30:2-3 , Where were the Romans defeated by the Persians? Is this verse a miracle or not?

In the verse 30:2-3 , Allah says, The Byzantines have been defeated in the nearest land. But they after their defeat will overcome According to a lot of Muslims including the person in this ...
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Are the letter forms of Arabic essential to the Qur'an?

Are the existing letter forms/shapes of the Arabic alphabet an essential part of the Qur'an, or are they an arbitary choice made by humans as a means to record the Qur'an? In other words, if someone ...
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How many spellings do exist for Quran's text? How many rasm-al-mushaf do we have?

Consider these two lines: الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِینَ and ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَٰلَمِینَ As you can see, ٱلْعَٰلَمِینَ is spelled in two different forms. I took them from two ...
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Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in the performance of Salah?

Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in performing the Salah? One school says this, another says the other, Some group of people believe this to be true, the other believes something ...
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Is the Qur'an a book?

This may seem like a strange question at first, since well, we can literally see that the Qur'an is a book: And we often refer to it as a book. And the Qur'an refers to itself as a book (Qur'an 5:15:...
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Is it allowed to erase Harakat or Waqf marks from the Quran?

As-Salamu alaikum, Is it allowed for me, when I create Quran vidoes (mushaf & audio) on YouTube to sometimes erase an Harakah or an Tawaquf sign when editing the videos? (For example, in https://...