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Revelation and Falsification: The Kitab Al-qira'at of Ahmad B. Muhammad Al-sayyari

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Revelation and Falsification: The Kitab Al-qira'at of Ahmad B. Muhammad Al-sayyari

Revelation and Falsification: The Kitab Al-qira'at of Ahmad B. Muhammad Al-sayyari by Etan Kohlberg, Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi
English | 2009 | ISBN: 900416782X | 650 Pages | PDF | 10.3 MB

For all Muslims the Quran is the word of God. In the first centuries of Islam, however, many individuals and groups, and some ShiEis, believed that the generally accepted text of the Quran is corrupt. The ShiEis asserted that redactors had altered or deleted among other things all passages that supported the rights of EAli and his successors or that condemned his enemies. One of the fullest lists of these alleged changes and of other variant readings is to be found in the work of al-SayyArA (3rd/9th century), which is indeed among the earliest ShiEi books to have survived. In many cases the alternative readings that al-SayyArA presents substantially contribute to our understanding of early ShiEi doctrine and of the early and numerous debates about the Quran in general.