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The Birmingham Quran versus the present-day Quran

Qur'an did not, does not, and will not rely on manuscripts. It relies on memorization: بَلْ هُوَ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ فِي صُدُورِ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ ۚ وَمَا يَجْحَدُ بِآيَاتِنَا إِلَّا ...
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Is it possible to compile the Quran chronologically, are there books about this?

There are indeed a few modern attempts to compile tafssir books where the mufassirin have tried to comment the verses according the order of their revelation. The most detailed and maybe the only one ...
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Quran originally without vowel marks?

The scripture of the mohsaf al-Imam Let's start by commenting a few points: The scripture or style of the Quran written at the time of 'Othman is called the Othmany style الرسم العثماني or الخط ...
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Quran originally without vowel marks?

The first copies of the Holy Qur'an were in Kufic script without any diacritical marks. Only people who knew the Holy verses by heart were able to read it as they knew the correct pronunciations of ...
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What is this alif like sign?

This is called Al-Alif Al-Qaseera (الألف القصيرة) that goes on top of Al-Alif Al-Maqsoora (الألف المقصورة) — which is drawn looking like a ya' (ى) — to show that the pronunciation of the ya' is like ...
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The thief (male and female) vs. the adulteress and the adulterer?

1. the thief (male then female) Imam al-Qurtobi answered this in his tafssir (al-Jami' li ahkaam al-Qur'an in the 27th and last point discussing verse (5:38) as follows (My own translation): يقال :...
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Where is term "uswa e hassna" used in quran?

The Arabic Term: أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ Transliteration Uswatun hassanatun or Oswatun hassanatun refers to a good or even excellent example. As أُسْوَة Uswah refers to example, model or ...
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Which surah(s) of the Qur'an covers the most stories (Prophets/real person)?

Surah A’raaf (The Heights) has stories of Prophet Adam at the start, moves on, later the Prophet Nuh’s story comes, then Prophet Hud’s, then Prophet Saleh, then Prophet Lut, then Prophet Shu’aib, then ...
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Why is it الرسولا and السبيلا and not الرسول and السبيل in 33:66 and 33:67

The verses that you quoted are two out of seven alifs that have the same conditions and recitations, commonly known as al-Alifāt as-Sab'ah (Arabic: الألفات السبعة) in the topic related to starting and ...
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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

There's a kind of difference of opinion on whether the names of the surahs of the qur'an are proven to be given by the prophet () through divine guidance (this is often referred to as tawqeef التوقيف ...
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What's the meaning of khamsa below jim waqf sign?

As this sign is not a usuall sign that can be found in any Moshaf. I have a strong guess that it shows that this is the end of the verse in some of the verse counts as in the moshaf of Medina the ...
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How were the Surahs of the Qur'an named?

Surah names were identified by the Messenger ﷺ. There are multiple hadiths where surah names are mentioned. More information can be found in this (Arabic) fatwa: https://www.islamweb.net/ar/fatwa/...
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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"?

A bit off topic but maybe a necessary intro: Conditions for an accepted Reading Any reading (Qira-a) or recitation which fulfills the following 3 conditions is considered to be sahih (sane) (be ...
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Where is term "uswa e hassna" used in quran?

There is no "Uswa e hassna". The phrase is oswatun hasanatun أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ and it is used in the Holy Quran in three locations 33:21 , 60:4 and 60:6.
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Refrence of Quranic verse" muslim slave better than non muslim slave "

And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] ...
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Refuting exmuslims on Tahreef

I will cover the first one in my answer. The same extends to the other cases in your question as well as to other reports. The verse of the Quran under discussion is: يا أيها الذين آمنوا لا تدخلوا ...
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How do we know Ayat boundaries?

The qur'an was revealed in pieces to Muhammed () for about 20-21 Years (with interruptions: time periods where Muhammed neither received a revelation nor the angel Jibreel()). When a verse (or more) ...
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Was Surah At-Tawbah equal to Surah Al-Baqarah in length? If yes, then where are the remaining verses?

By "lost" Imam Malik means "gone" i.e. "abrogated." He doesn't mean someone "misplaced" it which is why we no longer have it. Basically, what Imam Malik said is ...
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Why is there a missing/added word in Quran 57:24?

Uthman (RA) created several copies of the mushaf to be distributed to different places. They had minor differences between them. This is one of those differences. Specifically speaking, Imam Ibn ...
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Variant Reading in Quran 62:9

Why this reading doesn't exist in our modern Moshaf? This is a known reading of the qur'an that is no more accepted since the compilation of the moshaf al-Imam by 'Uthman ibn 'Affan which can be ...
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What is this alif like sign?

It is a sign that indicates a specific recitation in at least another valid qiraa'a. It can also refer to a possible mad مد (a prologation in the recitation) or just shows that the "yaa' ي" is recited ...
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What does the last ayah in Sura Alaq mean?

To find out what this verse means, we must look at the other verses of Surah Alaq: Recite in the name of your Lord who created Created man from a clinging substance. Recite, and your Lord is the ...
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What is the minimum qualification to interpret Mutashabihat (allegorical) ayas in Quran?

A better translation to use is probably this: It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise - they are the foundation of the Book - and others ...
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Is the qira'a "There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among your most precious" accepted?

This is not one of the mutawatir qiraat. This verse has 12 different qiraat accredited to the 7 letters. Some of who read it with fat-ha over f letter [ مِّنْ أَنفَسِكُمْ transliterated: min ...
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Do I say "bismillah" in 2nd rakat?

If you are reciting al-Fatihah in the first rak'a starting with bismillah following the Kufi qira'at and Moshaf (For example qira'at Hafs 'an 'Asim the mostly known qira'a nowadays) you should recite ...
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Are there rulings, apart from alcohol consumption, whose chronology may be found in the Qur'an?

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but some major instances that come to mind: The Hadd of fornication originally was as in 4:15-16 and was abrogated by 24:2. In the earlier verse there is a hint ...
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What's the link between being unjust to orphan girls and having up to four wives in verse (4:3)?

There are several interpretations of the link. We can divide it into three major interpretations. Interpretation 1: Forbidding Unjust Marriage to Orphans The context of the verse is a man who has an ...
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Quran is so concise but in Surah Rahman a single ayah repeated 31 times

As said in my comment repetition in Arabic language is a way to emphasize things. On the repeated statement itself Before addressing this with details and quotes from scholars I'd like to point at ...
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Who said the last part of "Bukhari 2287," Umar (رضي الله عنه) or our beloved Prophet (صلى الله عليه واله وسلم)?

It was said by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه واله وسلم). If it were a statement of Umar (رضي الله عنه) it have been explicitly attributed to him, however in the hadith in Bukhari it is explicitly ...
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What is the evidence for General (any-case) Polygamy?

The general principle in Islamic jurisprudence, when not dealing with acts of worship, is that everything is halal unless there's evidence showing it to be haram. The concept of marriage, which ...
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