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WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« on: December 14, 2013, 07:47:57 AM »
Assalamualykum.

 Okay, we know not a single word of the Quran has changed till now. But if we compare the HAFS and Warsh Qira'ats of the Quran we find plenty of word differences. Please visit the following page which contains the differences:


 
                     http://submission.org/verify_are_all_Arabic_versions_of_Quran_the_same.html


 
  Please explain me this. How many Qira'ats are there in total? How do we know they are authentic ? Which is the original Qira'at in which Quran was revealed? Are Qira'ats different versions of the Quran because we see word variances in them?
 
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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 02:11:19 AM »
ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 06:36:06 AM »
AsalamuAlaikum,

A Qirat is just a different way of reciting the holy Quran. There are 10 official Qirat. They were all revealed by Allah and Taught by the messenger of Allah. There is a hadeeth where Umar heard someone recite in a different Qirat. He then took the man to the prophet SAW. The Prophet confirmed he taught both ways of reciting (will try and find it).

This link explains Qirat in full:

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Text/Qiraat/

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 06:55:08 AM »
Explained fully in this book: A History of the Quranic Text page 151:

http://d1.islamhouse.com/data/en/ih_books/single/en_The_History_of_the_Quranic_Text_from_Revelation_to_Compilation.pdf

The Hadeeth:


Narrated `Umar bin Al-Khattab:


I heard Hisham bin Hakim bin Hizam reciting Surat-al-Furqan in a way different to that of mine. Allah's Messenger () had taught it to me (in a different way). So, I was about to quarrel with him (during the prayer) but I waited till he finished, then I tied his garment round his neck and seized him by it and brought him to Allah's Messenger () and said, "I have heard him reciting Surat-al-Furqan in a way different to the way you taught it to me." The Prophet () ordered me to release him and asked Hisham to recite it. When he recited it, Allah s Apostle said, "It was revealed in this way." He then asked me to recite it. When I recited it, he said, "It was revealed in this way.

[ Sahih al-Bukhari 2419]

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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 07:19:36 AM »
What are you saying ?! All the reading methods are part of the revelation itself !

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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 10:49:08 AM »
Assalamualykum.

 Okay, we know not a single word of the Quran has changed till now. But if we compare the HAFS and Warsh Qira'ats of the Quran we find plenty of word differences. Please visit the following page which contains the differences:
 
                     http://submission.org/verify_are_all_Arabic_versions_of_Quran_the_same.html
 
  Please explain me this. How many Qira'ats are there in total? How do we know they are authentic ? Which is the original Qira'at in which Quran was revealed? Are Qira'ats different versions of the Quran because we see word variances in them?

Wa Alaikum As'salam dear brother,

Wow!  The Glorious Quran has 6236 Noble Verses, and millions of letters and characters!  And all the enemies of Islam could provide is 9 examples of different word spellings??  I read this laughable list, and here is my respons:

1-  The Hafs reading is far more authentic, because it originates from Mecca and Madina.  Warsh reading is mainly in Northwestern part of Africa (Morocco and other countries in the region), and it is not an original one.

2-  The 9 examples that were given, were no more than mere different spellings of the same Holy Word.  So for example, instead of spelling sign, Warsh would spell it as sine.  And there is 9 only??  LOL, thanks to the anti-Islamics for proving that even at the absolute worst case scenario, the Glorious Quran's Text is indeed air-tight perfectly preserved!  And would they even dare to do the same with the Bible's text?

3-  And again, it's the Hafs reading that is far more authentic.  And this is what the Quran Committee in Madina wrote the Holy Quran in when they compiled and wrote the Holy Book.

4-  The last one on the list isn't even a difference in spelling.  It's a difference in a vowel!  Vowels are not letters.

And last and not least, to see the Glorious Quran's Miracle in Its Text, please visit:



I hope this helps, Insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah


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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 11:43:52 AM »
Assalamualykum.

 Thanks for clearing up the confusion. An excellent answer!!!!! Brother, the link which I have provided above is an anti-Islamic site. Yes it might look like a pro-Islamic site to everyone from outside. It's a fake Islamic site. I recommend the New Muslims not to visit that site. It may weaken their Iman.

 Okay brother one last question. As there're 10 types of Qira'ats, that means there're 10 types of writings also? But Qira'at means recitation. Then why we see hafs, warsh and other Mushafs? There should be only one Mushaf. Please answer this and that will crystallize everything ;D ;D

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 05:46:28 AM »
SOMEONE PLEASE REMOVE THIS CONFUSION OF MINE. :-[ :-[

Assalamualykum.

 Thanks for clearing up the confusion. An excellent answer!!!!! Brother, the link which I have provided above is an anti-Islamic site. Yes it might look like a pro-Islamic site to everyone from outside. It's a fake Islamic site. I recommend the New Muslims not to visit that site. It may weaken their Iman.

 Okay brother one last question. As there're 10 types of Qira'ats, that means there're 10 types of writings also? But Qira'at means recitation. Then why we see hafs, warsh and other Mushafs? There should be only one Mushaf. Please answer this and that will crystallize everything ;D ;D

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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 06:28:28 AM »
ANY HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 08:45:44 AM »
Assalamualykum.

 Thanks for clearing up the confusion. An excellent answer!!!!! Brother, the link which I have provided above is an anti-Islamic site. Yes it might look like a pro-Islamic site to everyone from outside. It's a fake Islamic site. I recommend the New Muslims not to visit that site. It may weaken their Iman.

 Okay brother one last question. As there're 10 types of Qira'ats, that means there're 10 types of writings also? But Qira'at means recitation. Then why we see hafs, warsh and other Mushafs? There should be only one Mushaf. Please answer this and that will crystallize everything ;D ;D

Wa Alaikum As'salam dear brother Farhan,

Akhi, every language on earth has different Qira'aat (readings).  For example:

1-  OFTEN.  Is it read as OF-TIN or OF-IN?

2-  Sign, is it read as SINE or SIG-IN?

3-  Know, are the K and W read?  Or are they silent?

4-  SEAN, is it read as SEEN or SHAWN?

Got it akhi?  Arabia is big.  In land size, it's as big as half of the United States, exculding Alaska.  And this is not counting the North African Arab countries either, which historically they've always spoken Arabic along with other languages.  The nations that historically spoke and do speak Arabic today are near as big as the USA and China or Canada put together in land size.  And the Arabs alone are around 350 million in population size.  And Muslims world-wide are estimated to be 1.2 billion, and their lands put together are bigger than the USA, China and Russia combined!  So it shouldn't surprise you akhi that there are different dialects and readings for Arabic.

Please read the following articles:

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Text/Qiraat/hafs.html
http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1384.msg5268.html#msg5268

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Then why we see hafs, warsh and other Mushafs? There should be only one Mushaf.

The Holy Quran was sent to one person, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.  And Prophet Muhammad and the people of Mecca spoke the Arabic in the Qurayshy dialect.  This is also why the people of Mecca were called Quraysh.  Back then, if you were to say Quraysh, then people would've understood it as you were referring to Mecca.  The Holy Quran was sent in the Qurayshi Dialect.  Therefore, everyone must bring themselves to speak the Holy Quran in Its Original Dialect.  This is also known as the HAFS reading. 

The Warsh reading is from far lands akhi.  Again, please read the following:

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Text/Qiraat/hafs.html
http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1384.msg5268.html#msg5268

I hope this helps, insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 09:51:00 AM »
Thanks brother Osama for your excellent answer. If I have anymore question I'll ask you then. May Allah bless you. Ameen.


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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 01:59:48 PM »
Thanks brother Osama for your excellent answer. If I have anymore question I'll ask you then. May Allah bless you. Ameen.

Your welcome, dear brother Farhan :).  Anytime :).  May Allah Almighty bless you too, akhi.  Ameen.

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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 03:49:45 PM »
Assalamualykum.

 Brother, can we develop any new Qira'at? Qira'at only means recitation. So will there be any problem if we develop any new Qira'at?

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 04:16:53 PM »
Assalamualykum.

 Brother, can we develop any new Qira'at? Qira'at only means recitation. So will there be any problem if we develop any new Qira'at?

Wa Alaikum As'salam dear brother Farhan,

Our non-Arabic-Speaking Muslims had been massacuring the Arabic reading of the Holy Quran for centuries now, and they have developed their own Qira'aat :).  Example of this is the mis-pronunciation of the Arabic letter "Dha" and replacing it with "Zha".  This is where you find words in the English Holy Quran such as:

1-  Zul-qarnain.
2-  Zul-kifl.
3-  Zun-nun.

But no worries dear brother.  Non of this changes the fact that the Glorious Quran was sent in the Arabic Qurayshy dialect, and was perfectly preserved in Arabic, and is Miraculous and Divine:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

Not only that, but the Glorious Quran's Miracle is also in Its Text.  The very Text of the Holy Quran is a Divine Miracle:



So having different variations of readings and translations won't change a thing.  Just like in English it won't matter if we pronounce "often" as of-tin or ofin.  The word is still the same.

I hope this helps, insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

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Re: WHY THERE ARE DIFFERENT QIRA'ATS OF THE HOLY QURAN????
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 03:57:20 AM »
Assalamualykum.

 Yes, brother I agree. This is mainly seen in Iran, Afghan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. This is mainly because of Persian-Turk-Arab(mix) influence. As I have told earlier that Persians, Arabs and Turks ruled those countries for years before the British rule. Many of them settled in those countries. Mainly because of this reason, the problem you mentioned above is seen. For example, here in Pakistan most of them don't say ''Assalamualykum'' they say ''Asslamualykum". Again many of them spell Alif, Ba, Ta, Sa as  Alif, Be,Te, Se etc like the Persians. It mostly happens out of ignorance. People don't want to learn. If only Arabs had been in those countries this problem wouldn't have arisen. :'( :'( :'( :-\ Please visit:


http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1366.0.html


 May Allah bless you. Ameen.
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