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Are the Saudis editing not just al-Tafsir but also The Qur'an? Part two

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 29, 2016 at 07:45

Dr Pipes

Here is more evidence that the Saudis might be editing not just the Tafsir but also the Qur'an

Here is Q9:18 in Quran.com


You will find Syriac forms or the words الصلوة (al-Salwa) and الزكوة (al-Zakwa) and not the Arabic words الصلاة (al-Salat) and الزكاة (al-Zakat)

However if you check Tafsir al-Tabari you will find both words edited to proper Arabic in the Quranic text and here is the link


This can only be explained by a tradition attributed to Uthman (in response of what to do with errors in grammar or spelling in the Quanic text) Uthman said: لاتغيروها فان العرب ستغيرها Or Do not change (correct the mistake) because the Arabs will change it

In other words leave the mistake in the text but follow the correct vocalization as in the case of the very celebrated mistake in Q20:63 but in this case even the Quranic text in edited


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