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al-Tabari is editing the Qur'an? Check the word خَلَقَ in Surat al-Nuur:45

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 4, 2022 at 10:00

Dr. Pipes,

al-Tabari provides two readings for the word خَلَقَ and the word كُلَّ in Surat al-Nuur:45 and here is the verse again

:وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَابَّةٍ

And these are the two readings:

1. وَاللهُ خَالِقُ كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ

Or: And Allah THE CREATOR every beast

He adds an Alif after the letter Kha and a Kasra under the letter Lam in the word Kul

And this indeed makes sense.

2. وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَ كُلَّ دَابَّةٍ

He adds a Fatha to the letter Lam in the word Kul or: And Allah CREATED every beast

Remember that the original rasm of the Qur'an was missing many Alifs and there was no short vowels in the text.

Next, the smart al-Tabari realized that he must come up with a "Tabrir" so he says:وهما قراءتان مشهورتان متقاربتا المعنى

Or: These two famous two readings are close enough in meaning.

The implications here are very significant and they are:

1. al-Tabari was dealing with a text that was lacking short vowels and the letter Alif

2. It also means that al-Tabari was editing the words of his God

3. So which one do we have in al-Lawh al-Mahfuz? It cannot be both

Dear readers (and we hear this very often from Pakistani and Indian Muslims) any Muslim that tells you that not a single word in the Qur'an has been edited is either a liar or ignorant or both


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