Uthman and the Recension of the Koran Leone Caetani

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Uthman and the Recension of the Koran  by  Leone Caetani

Uthman and the Recension of the Koran by Leone Caetani
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[...]friends and Companions did not want to see preserved. Muslim traditionists for obvious reasons have tried to eliminate every kind of suspicion in this direction, for that would open an enormous field for dangerous insinuations and conjecturesMore[...]friends and Companions did not want to see preserved. Muslim traditionists for obvious reasons have tried to eliminate every kind of suspicion in this direction, for that would open an enormous field for dangerous insinuations and conjectures in countries so fertile in invention as the East.

They try, accordingly, to make out that the divergences were solely in minutiae of the text or in single letters, so as not to compromise the text as it stands today or admit the existence of other verses either lost or suppressed. The small number of verses which tradition will allow to be doubtful seem to me little pieces of traditionist fraud, adduced to show the scrupulous exactness of the first compiler and the absolute security of the official text.The official canonical redaction undertaken at Uthmans command, was due to the uncertainty which reigned in reference to the text.

It is clear that in the year 30 A.H. no official redaction existed. Tradition itself admits that there were various schools, one in Iraq, one in Syria, one in al-Basrah, besides others in smaller places, and then, exaggerating [...].



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