Quran: Compilation, Transmission & Preservation

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Quran (Koran) is the Scripture which was given to Prophet Muhammad (s), by Allah (The God). Slides give a glimpse of the Compilation, transmission and preservation of this scripture. Call 800-662-ISLAM for a free copy of the Quran.
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Quran: Compilation, Transmission & Preservation

  1. 13. Conclusion - Memorization
  2. 14. Prophet Muhammad (s) did not knew how to read and write, thus he used to call his scribes to write down the Quran for him whenever he received a new revelation from Allah (The God)
  3. 15. Above is an example of Prophet Muhammad (s) calling one of his scribes when he received a revelation The above narration confirms the fact that the written copy of the Quran was present in a book form during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (s)
  4. 16. So, What is the significance of having the whole written Quran during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammed (s)?
  5. 17. <ul><li>The above is unlike the New-Testament, Old Testament, Hindu scriptures, Buddhist scriptures, all were written down AFTER their main person (founder) left the world, thus the later writers can interpolate and edit the original sayings. </li></ul><ul><li>Since no other book was memorized and written down as the Quran, then the check and balance system of correcting the copying errors is lacking in other scriptures (except the Quran) and resulted in their defective transmission. </li></ul><ul><li>An altered, defective, less then 100% authentic scripture, cannot be trusted for our salvation. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, we can safely set aside all other books for our salvation except the Quran. </li></ul>So, What is the significance of having the whole written Quran during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammed (s)?
  6. 19. Comparing the ancient manuscripts of the Quran with our current copies No Change in number of chapters, verses or words!
  7. 20. Comparing the ancient manuscripts of the Quran with our current copies No Change in number of chapters, verses or words!
  8. 22. Qur’an Manuscripts Comparing the ancient manuscripts of the Quran with our current copies No Change in number of chapters, verses or words!
  9. 23. Comparing the ancient manuscripts of the Quran with our current copies No Change in number of chapters, verses or words!
  10. 25. Even non-Muslim nations acknowledge that Muslims possess the Original Quran written down in the time of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (s).
  11. 28. ‘ We’ is the plural of authority and respect and not the plural of ‘trinity’ or more than one.
  12. 29. Conclusion <ul><li>1 . Entire Quran is Preserved through memory in each generation from Muhammad’s (s) to ours. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Written copies copied from the original Quran of Muhammad (s) still exist for verification and authentication </li></ul><ul><li>3. Any copying errors by the copyist is caught and corrected by the memorizers of the Quran </li></ul><ul><li>4. Any mistake in recitation by a memorizer is corrected by fellow memorizer & by written copies of the Quran </li></ul><ul><li>5. Multi-layered system of check and balance to protect Quran from getting corrupted (this check and balance system is lacking for any other book, religious or secular!) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Quran is recited from memory by Muslims in the daily prayers. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Entire Quran is recited and listened to by Muslims once each year during the month of Ramadan (Fasting) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Allah is the ultimate preserver of the Quran </li></ul>
  13. 30. Contact Info. for Islam <ul><li>Dr. Sabeel Ahmed </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/sabeel </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iol.ie/~afifi/BICNews/Sabeel/sabeel3.htm </li></ul>
  14. 31. Obtain a Free Translation of the Quran <ul><li>Gift from me! </li></ul><ul><li>1-800-662-ISLAM </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>May Allah (God) Provide us Guidance, Peace and Salvation…Aameen </li></ul>

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