Ṣan‘ā’ 1 and the Origins of the Qur’ān

@article{Sadeghi2012an1A,
  title={Ṣan‘ā’ 1 and the Origins of the Qur’ān},
  author={Behnam Sadeghi and Mohsen Goudarzi},
  journal={Der Islam},
  year={2012},
  volume={87},
  pages={1 - 129}
}
The lower text of Ṣan‘ā’ 1 is at present the most important document for the history of the Qur’ān. As the only known extant copy from a textual tradition beside the standard ‘Uthmānic one, it has the greatest potential of any known manuscript to shed light on the early history of the scripture. Comparing it with parallel textual traditions provides a unique window onto the initial state of the text from which the different traditions emerged. The comparison settles a perennial controversy… 

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