The modern day HAF translation of the Quran comes from the 9th century (805 AD). It differs from all previous, earlier Qurans in thousands of instances. The time span between the ninth century Haf and the 20th century that finally accepted the Haf translation of 1985 is over one thousand years.
Haf who was only a student of the Quran and not an expert linguist died in 796 AD, one hundred and forty-four years after Mohammed. He was from Iraq never laid eyes upon Mohammed nor heard him preach. The Hafs translation of the Quran became official in Cairo, in 1924 and for all of Egypt in 1936 and for all of Saudi Arabia and Islam in 1985. This translation cannot be the exact copy of the original Quran in heaven as it contains vowels and vowels were not inserted until the eighth century some two hundred years after Mohammed died. The RASM (ROS-SIM) is the purest text in Arabic Islam. The original Quran used only a fifteen letter bare text consonants. There were no vowels in the seventh century when the Quran was handed down to Mohammed. This shows that the Haf Quran today is not the Quran recited to Mohammed between 612 and 632.
Research shows that of the thirty-two different Haf Qurans there are at least 32,000 differences. (Examples: Surah 2:10, 48, 125, 132, 140, 184, 214, 219, 271). And between the Warsh translation and the Hafs translation of the Quran there are five thousand differences. And the difference are not minor but major. (Here are a few examples of word changes between the Haf and Warsh translations: Surah 1:4;2:10; 2:58: 2:125: 2: 184: 2: 219: 3:37; 3:79; 3:83; 3:146; 6:115 etc.…). All the rivers of wine in paradise cannot wash these stains away.
In our modern day and age of exploding knowledge one has only to compare the modern day Hafs Quran of 1924 which 90% of Muslims now accept, with the Warsh Quran popular throughout North Africa. The various Warsh Qurans not only disagree with each other word for word but they also disagree with the Hafs Quran of 1924. Again, the differences are not minor but major, not few but many. And the shame is that Islamic leaders had to know that there were scores of Qurans in circulation vastly differing from one another for they preached and quoted and read from their pages in hundreds of mosques for hundreds of years all over the Islamic empire. And the greater shame is that these errors have only recently being exposed to the light not by Islamic clerics in the East but by researchers in the West. Western scholars are not afraid of Allah’s or any Caliphs threats of beheading to question the Qurans claim to fame. Freedom to think is what keeps people free from a herd mentality. In our Western society we even question the questioners to make sure they do not have a hidden agenda.
The mantra (song) of the Imams throughout their history is that there has only been One Quran throughout Islam. It has been sent down from heaven word for word, as accurate as the Quran in heaven. But this has proven to be but a repetitious mythology. This worldwide deception has duped millions of honest seeking Muslims who have not had the resources to check out the Quran’s claims for themselves up until the 21st century. They have honestly believed it because their Imams told them so. This is perhaps the most satanic, gigantic hoax ever perpetuated in all of history. Here is a pit of lies so deep out of which no Imam can climb (cf. Surah 10:15; 15:9; 18:27; 85:22).
Let me remind you again of the gold standard claims of infallibility that the Quran claims:
- That it is uncreated and exists on clay tablets in heaven (Surah 85:22).
- That it stands in all of its perfection since copied by Uthman in 652 ( Al Bukhari 6:510).
- That Mohammed received it in absolute purity between 610 – 632 (Al Bukhari 6:509).
- That not one dot of it has been changed in 1400 years ( Surah 10:15: 18:27).
- That Allah himself has guarded it from corruption during these 1400 years (Surah 15:9).
All of the above claims are referring to Uthman’s perfect Arabic (Quraish) 652 text. Not a dot, not a letter, not a word, not a sentence, has been altered by the mind of any man. It is all as pure as the voice of Allah who was quoting to Gabriel who was quoting to Mohammed. This shows that Mohammed was but the mail man and it was human editors who put its so-called sacred pages together (Al Bukhari 9:89;301).
The perfect Quran was then sent by the Caliph Uthman throughout the Islamic empire to the various major cities, one in each province such as Medina, Cairo, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Damascus, Basra, and Kufa (near Bagdad today)
With each authorized copy Uthman sent a person who knew how to pronounce each word properly. Remember this is the seventh century. Vowels did not come along until the eighth century. Copyists perfectly copied it again and read in all their mosques. The claim is that since that day there has been one perfect Quran sent down from Gabriel to Mohammed to the world. And from this source all other Qurans agree with each other right down to every letter, word, and sentence as exact as the words on the clay tablets in heaven. (cf. Al Bukhari 6: 509-510; Surah 10:15; 15:9; 18:27; Sura 85:22).
Here is the challenge: Like Moses coming down from Mount Sinai holding up the tablets of the Ten Commandments in his hand for all to see. Hold up in your hand this perfect Quran from which all the others perfect copies descend. Hold it high for all the world to see on national television, wave it from the highest minaret in Mecca ~ One ~ just one complete Quran by Uthman. Let all of its 114 chapters and consonants that correspond exactly with the Hafs 114 chapters and consonants unfold before our anxious eyes. Do so and we shall surely sigh in awe. But right now we gasp in shock.
Academia would settle even for a copy of the copy. And remember this, these 652 AD copyists would not have been written on papyrus (leaves) that disintegrate in one hundred years but written on parchments, expensive animal skins, that last forever when properly stored. Leaders in every major mosque in every major city would have protected and preserved them as the original American Constitution is protected in the National Archives in Washington, D.C from which all other U.S. Constitutions are but copies.
But the confusion continues. There were thirty official (not considering the unofficial) Qurans before Hafs 1924 edition. Within these pre-Hafs translations experts have discovered, at least to date, over 93,000 differences. How many holes did it take to sink a Titanic that men boasted was so unsinkable that even God could not sink it? It took only six. It takes only one hole, one error, one Oops to destroy a man, a prophet, a book’s claim to infallibility. Because of the Quran’s claim to be 100% accurate, ~ One~ hole sends it sinking slowly into the deepest depths of darkness. As far as being exact copies from external clay tablets in heaven the Quran is as false the eighth century Donation of Constantine. The truth must be told , the Quran cannot be trusted any more than a book of Grimm’s fairy tales or the collection of Middle Eastern folk tales of “One Thousand and One Nights.” You are more likely to find Aladdin’s Magic Lamp hidden in a dark cave than you are to find any seventh century Quran (cf. Surah 28:48).
The honest seeking Muslim people have been jinxed by their Imams and hoodwinked by their scholars. They are the ones who should fear the judgment of God when they stand to give an account in the Last Judgment.