Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
There have been numerous articles, books, lectures given on the topic of the Sana’a MSS (manuscripts), but they always seem to fall short of explaining the reality of the manuscripts. What does the existence of the manuscripts mean for the Muslim and Christian community? Does it truly prove that the Qur’an has been ‘corrupted’? How reliable are the findings? Insha Allaah (God willing), I seek to answer a few of these questions and more, while aiding in the understanding of the manuscript tradition (Ulum al Qur’an, Textual Criticism) in light of the Sana’a codex.
An Introduction to the Sana’a Codex:
A codex is simply a ‘collection‘, so the Sana’a codex is the ‘collection of manuscripts from Sana’a, Yemen‘. The Sana’a manuscripts were discovered accidentally, the event is actually, quite famous history:
The manuscripts, thought to be the…
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