The quran is , amongst religious books. the most tampered, garbled and corrupted collection
of verses known to man
the real history of the quran that the imams don't want you to know

Umar b al Khattab said " what has escaped (been missed) from the Quran, a lot of Quran"
Suyuti's Al Itqan fi Ulum al Quran P:56,

Whilst other religious books like the bible which are in clear chronological order the quran reads like Tarantino's pulp fiction movie ie The verses have no chronological order and they have been garbled together in a very unclear method. Verses recited in the third year of muhammad's revelations have been mixed with verses recited in the twentieth year for no appahrent reason and most imams cannot explain why. However reading through early islamic history this idiosincracy becomes clear since the quran was 'revealed' over a period of twenty years at times memorised by different people with many dying in battle, other were written on stones, bones and leaves. Many of the verses had no dates on them, many were forgotten or disppeared in the memory of muslims killed in battle and worse still some leaves were eaten by goats as some hadiths ( stories of muhammad's life ) testify. Hundreds of verses also disappeared because those few people still alive who had memorised them could not prove conclusively their validity. So would you follow a book that has had so much of its content lost in the memory of dead people, where many of its verses were eaten by domestic animals, that originally had many versions ( including the ones by the wives of muhammad hafsa and aisha ) with all of them burned and that is also full of errros, contradictions and arabia fairy tales ( see errors in the quran ). On top of it all many verses were recited to justify muhammad's lust and greed. Down the page on the section of the Yemen quran there is a link about the recent findings of the Sana qurans which clearly show that the quran assambled 25 years after muhammad's death is not the definitive and final one but that the quran was changed and rewritten for centuries afterwards.

Why did Uthaman the third caliph after Muhammad decided to collect his own version of the quran?

The number of memorizers that died in just one battle was 450 out of 500:

    “During the battle of Yamama, 450 reciters of the Qur'an were killed.” (The True Guidance, An Introduction To Qur'anic Studies, part 4 [Light of Life - P.O. BOX 13, A-9503 Villach, Austria], p. 47- citing Ibn Kathir’s Al-Bidaya wa al-Nibaya, chapter on Battle of Yamama)

 According to another source, when these men died they took with them portions of the Qur'an that they alone had memorized: 

    Zuhri reports, 'We have heard that many Qur'an passages were revealed but that those who had memorised them fell in the Yemama fighting. Those passages had not been written down, and following the deaths of those who knew them, were no longer known; nor had Abu Bakr, nor `Umar nor `Uthman as yet collected the texts of the Qur'an. (Burton: The published text ought here to be amended: for "fa lamma jama`a Abu Bakr", I propose to read: "wa lamma yajma` Abu Bakr", to follow: "lam yuktab".) Those lost passages were not to be found with anyone after the deaths of those who had memorised them. This, I understand, was one of the considerations which impelled them to pursue the Qur'an during the reign of Abu Bakr, committing it to sheets for fear that there should perish in further theatres of war men who bore much of the Qur'an which they would take to the grave with them on their fall, and which, with their passing, would not be found with any other. (John Burton, The Collection of the Qur'an, pp. 126-127, Abu Bakr `Abdullah b. abi Da'ud, Kitab al-Masahif’, ed. A. Jeffery, Cairo, 1936/1355, p. 23; bold emphasis ours) 

So many difering copies of the quran

Ibrahim al-Abyari, in "The History of the Quran" (3rd print, 1982, page 107). He plainly says,
"There were also other copies of the Quran such as the copy of Abi Musa al-Ash’ari, al-Maqdad ibn al-Aswad, and Salim the client of Abi Huthayfa. There were differences between those copies, differences which Huthayka attested to it. That frightened ’Uthman, thus he issued an order to collect the Qur’an because the Kufis followed the copy of ibn Mas’ud; the Syrians the copy of ibn Abi Ka’b; the people of Basra, the copy of Musa al-Ash’ari; the Damascenes, the copy of ibn Maqdad."He adds:"Ibn Qutayba says that the differences between the recitations of the various Qur’anic copies may include the meaning also. Also he says: "When Abu Bakr and ’Umar assigned Zayd ibn Thabit to compile the Qur’an, there was a previous compilation of the Qur’an made by a group of the greatest companions such as ’Ali ibn Abi Talib, ibn Mas’ud and ibn ’Abbas and others." Besides these versions of the quran there were also two very important collections, one by muhammad's wife Hafsa and one by his other wife Aisha, All of these were burned by Uthman and succesive leaders who were keen to stamp their authority on the muslim world.

All Muslim scholars concur—such as Al-Bukhari (part 6, page 225), Suyuti in "The Itqan" (part 1, page 170), and Ibn Kathir in "The Beginning and the End" (part 7, page 218) in which he remarks,
"’Uthman burned the rest of the copies which were in the hands of the people because they disagreed on the (correct) reading and they fought among themselves. When they came to take ibn Mas’ud’s copy to bum it, he told them, ‘I know more than Zayd ibn Thabit (whom ’Uthman ordered to collect the copies of the Qur’an).’ ’Uthman wrote to ibn Mas’ud asking him to submit his copy for burning." This confusion arose because The archangel Gabriel had forgotten to order Muhammad to collect the quran in his life time thus giving rise to so much dispute and strife in collecting so many verses dipersed amongst stones, leaves and bones and so many also lost in the memories of dead people.

"When the lads and their teachers fought against each other during the era of ’Uthman due to the difference in reading (the Qur’anic text), he (’Uthman) standardized the reading and made people recite it accordingly because he was afraid of riots since the Iraqis and the Damascenes disagreed on the dialect. But before that, the Qur’anic copies (used to be read) on the basis of the Seven Letters in which the Qur’an was given." The Itqan" by Suyuti Paragraph 1, Page 170 and 171

Muhammad himself ordered his followers to read and accept the qurans of 4 of his main companions but muslims did not follow his wish as they claim to follow the quran assambled by Uthman, the quran was also recited in 7 versions by order of 'gabriel' but Uthman standardised the readings into one. Many muslims found this action sacrilegious and murdered him accusing him of nepotism, favoritism, misadministration, and religious innovation. Down the page you will find further info about this event.

Bukhari Volume 6, Book 61, Number 521: Narrated Masriq: 'Abdullah bin 'Amr mentioned 'Abdullah bin Masud and said, "I shall ever love that man, for I heard the Prophet saying, 'Take (learn) the Qur'an from four: 'Abdullah bin Masud, Salim, Mu'adh and Ubai bin Ka'b.' "

One of the main copies of the quran was passed unto Hafsa, one of the wives of Muhammad, but later muslim rulers even burned this most important version

    "Abu `Ubayd [a tashif for Abu `Ubayda al-Qasim ibn Sallam as proven below] and Ibn Abi Dawud [in Kitab al-Masahif] added: with a chain from Shu`ayb, from Ibn Shihab who said: Salim ibn `Abd Allah ibn `Umar told me:
    "'Marwan used to send courier to Hafsa - meaning, when he was governor of al-Madina on behalf of Mu`awiya - asking her for the folios from which the Qur'an had been copied [kutiba minha] but she would refuse to give them to him.' Salim continued: 'When Hafsa died and we returned from her burial, Marwan sent an imperative request to `Abd Allah ibn `Umar for those folios to be sent to him, whereupon `Abd Allah ibn `Umar sent them to him. Then Marwan gave an order so they were ripped up (fashuqqiqat). He said: 'I only did this because I feared that after the passing of time, some doubter might foster doubt with regard to those folios.'

    Much of the quran has been lost and anyone who claims that it is the complete and unadultareted recitation of muhammad is lying. The following hadiths clearly testify to hundreds of verses being lost or modified, this confirms in full the findings of the Yemen quran
    Ibn Umar al Khattab explicitly admits,
    "Let no one of you say that he has acquired the entire Qur’an for how does he know that it is all? Much of the Qur’an has been lost, thus let him say, ‘I have acquired of it what is available"’ (Suyuti: Itqan, part 3, page 72). Who was Ibn Umar? Read from a muslim website: Umar al-Faruq was second only to Abu Bakr al-Siddiq in closeness to and approval from the Prophet. The latter said: "I have two ministers from the inhabitants of the heaven and two ministers from the inhabitants of the earth. The former are Jibril and Mika’il, and the latter are Abu Bakr and `Umar." He said of the latter: "These two are [my] hearing and eyesight" and instructed the Companions: "Follow those that come after me: Abu Bakr and `Umar."

    In the Muqaddamah of Surah Ahzab, Allamah Jalaluddin Suyuti records the belief of Imam Sufiyan al-Thawri (d. 161 H) narrated from his student Imam Abd al Razzak al Sanani (d. 211 A. H.):
    “Abd al Razaq narrated from Al-Thawri that he said: ‘I have come to know that people from the Sahaba of the Prophet [s] who used to recite the Qur’an were killed on the day of Musaylama and with their deaths letters from the Qur’an were lost.’”

    One of the early Sunni scholars Qasim bin Salam (d. 222 H) records:
    Ismail bin Ibrahim narrated from Ayub from Naf’ee from Ibn Umar who said: ‘Verily among you people one would say that he has found the Qur’an whilst he is unaware of what the total quantity of the Qur’an was, because most of the Qur’an has been lost rather one should say that verily he has found the Qur’an that has appeared.’ Ismail bin! Ibrahim: Dahabi said: ‘Hujja’ (Al-Kashif, v1 p242), Ibn Hajar said: ‘Thiqah’ (Taqrib al-Tahdib, v1 p90). Ayub al-Sekhtiani: Dahabi said:‘The master of scholars’ (Siar alam alnubala, v6 p15), Ibn Hajar said:‘Thiqah Thabt Hujja’ (Taqrib al-Tahdib, v1 p116). Naf’ee: Dahabi said:‘The Imam of Tabayeen’ (Al-Kashif, v2 p315), Ibn Hajar said: ‘Thiqah Thabt’ (Taqrib al-Tahdib, v2 p239).

When the first part of Surah Bar’at was lost, Imam Malik said that ‘Bismillah’ was also lost along with it” Tafseer Fath al Qadeer, Volume 2 page 317, Surah Bara`t

One chapter was reduced from 286 verses to only 72 A’isha one of the favourite wives of muhammad adds to the story of ibn Umar and says,
"During the time of the prophet, the chapter of the Parties used to be two hundred verses when read. When Uthman edited the copies of the Qur’an, only the current (verses) were recorded" (73 verses).(Suyuti: Itqan, Part 3, Page 72)

Where has the verse on stoning disppeared? The disappearance of this verse amongst others from the quran clearly shows that many parts of the quran have been lost

- The same statement is made by Ubay ibn Ka’b, one of the great companions of muhammad. On page 72, part 3, the Suyuti says,
"This famous companion asked one of the Muslims, ‘How many verses in the chapter of the Parties?’ He said, ‘Seventy-two or seventy-three verses.’ He (Ubay) told him, ‘It used to be almost equal to the chapter of the Cow (about 286 verses) and included the verse of the stoning.’ The man asked, ‘What is the verse of the stoning?’ He said, ‘If an old man or woman committed adultery, stone them to death."’

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: 'Umar said, "I am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, ‘We do not find the Verses of the Rajam (stoning to death) IN THE HOLY BOOK,’ and consequently they may GO ASTRAY by leaving AN OBLIGATION that Allah has revealed. Lo! I confirm that the penalty of Rajam be inflicted on him who commits illegal sexual intercourse, if he is already married and the crime is proved by witnesses or pregnancy or confession." Sufyan added, "I have memorized this narration in this way." 'Umar added, "Surely Allah's Apostle carried out the penalty of Rajam, and so did we after him." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 82, Number 816)

In the meantime, 'Umar sat on the pulpit and when the callmakers for the prayer had finished their call, 'Umar stood up, and having glorified and praised Allah as He deserved, he said, "Now then, I am going to tell you something which (Allah) has written for me to say. I do not know; perhaps it portends my death, so whoever understands and remembers it, must narrate it to the others wherever his mount takes him, but if somebody is afraid that he does not understand it, then it is unlawful for him to tell lies about me. Allah sent Muhammad with the Truth and revealed the Holy Book to him, and among what Allah revealed, was the Verse of the Rajam (the stoning of married person (male & female) who commits illegal sexual intercourse, and we did recite this Verse and understood and memorized it. Allah's Apostle did carry out the punishment of stoning and so did we after him. I am afraid that after a long time has passed, somebody will say, ‘By Allah, we do not find the Verse of the Rajam in Allah's Book,’ and thus they will go astray by leaving an obligation which Allah has revealed. And the punishment of the Rajam is to be inflicted to any married person (male & female), who commits illegal sexual intercourse, if the required evidence is available or there is conception or confession. And then we used to recite among the Verses in Allah's BOOK: ‘O people! Do not claim to be the offspring of other than your fathers, as it is disbelief (unthankfulness) on your part that you claim to be the offspring of other than your real father’ ..." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 82, Number 817)

Narrated Ash-Shaibani: I asked 'Abdullah bin Abi 'Aufa about the Rajam (stoning somebody to death for committing illegal sexual intercourse). He replied, "The Prophet carried out the penalty of Rajam." I asked, "Was that before or after the revelation of Surat-an-Nur?" He replied, "I do not know." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 82, Number 824)

In the final analysis, 71 Suras - out of 114 - comprising 62.28% of all the suras of the Quran have had verses changed or deleted.(Abu Ja'afar al Nakhass ' al Nasikh wal Mansukh').

More verses are lost

"Malik says that several verses from chapter 9 (Sura of Repentance) have been dropped from the beginning. Among them is, ‘In the name of God the compassionate, the Merciful’ because it was proven that the length of Sura of Repentance was equal to the length of the Sura of the Cow." "The Itqan" by Suyuti Part 3, Page 184

A’isha: "Among the (verses) which were sent down, (the verse) of the ten breast feedings was abrogated by (a verse which calls for five breast feedings. The apostle of God died and this verse was still read as part of the Qur’an. This was related by Abu Bakr and ’Umar" Suyuti’s qan, part 3, pages 62 and 63

"Umar said to ’Abdul-Rahman Ibn ’Oaf, ‘Didn’t you find among the verses that we received one saying, "Strive as you strove at the first?" We do not locate it (any more).’ ’Abdul-Rahman Ibn ’Oaf told him, ‘This verse has been removed among those others which were removed from the Qur’an." The Itqan" by Suyuti Part 3, Page 74

"During the collection of the Qur’an, people used to come to Zayd Ibn Thabit (with the verses they memorized). He shunned recording any verse unless two witnesses attested to it. The last verse of chapter of Repentance was found only with Khuzayma Ibn Thabit. Zayd said, ‘Record it because the apostle of God made the testimony of Khuzayma equal to the testimony of two men.’ ’Umar came with the verse of the stoning but it was not recorded because he was the only witness to it." "The Itqan" by Suyuti Part 1, Page 168

"Umar said to ’Abdul-Rahman Ibn ’Oaf, ‘Didn’t you find among the verses that we received one saying, "Strive as you strove at the first?" We do not locate it (any more).’ ’Abdul-Rahman Ibn ’Oaf told him, ‘This verse has been removed among those others which were removed from the Qur’an. "The Itqan" by Suyuti Part 3, Page 74

We read in Kanz ul Ummal, Volume 2 page 574:
Umar bin al-Khatab asked about a verse of Allah's book, they answered: 'It was with a man who got killed on day of Yamama (battle)'. He (Umar) said: 'We all shall return to Allah'. Then he ordered to collect the Quran, therefore he was the first one who collected it in one book.

Mind blowing information! The Yeman Quran, the ultimate proof that the present quran is a complete and total fabrication which never existed till the tenth century.

The Great Mosque of Sana’a is one of the oldest Mosques in Islamic history. The date of building goes back to 6th year of Hijrah when Muhammad entrusted one of his companions to build a Mosque at Yemen, which was extended and enlarged by Islamic rulers from time to time. In 1972, during the restoration of this Great Mosque (heavy rain had caused the west wall of the Mosque to collapse), laborers, while working in a crown space between the structure’s inner and outer roofs, stumbled upon an amazing grave-site, which they did not realize at that time. Mosques do not accommodate graves, and this site contained no gravestone, no human remains and no funeral relics. It contained an unappealing mountain of old parchment and paper documents, damaged books and individual pages of Arabic text, fused together by rain and dampness for over a thousand years. By chance they had found thousands of early quranic verses and manuscripts far older than the present quran. Moreover, these manuscripts are written in a script that originates from the Hijaz—the region of Arabia where prophet Muhammad lived, which makes them not only the oldest to have survived, but one of the earliest authentic copies of the Quran ever
Read about this amazing discovery which will be one of the main tombestones on the lies spread by muslims about their holy book

Numerous verses were dropped because Uthaman could not find two witnesses to testify to their validity, remember that most memorisers had been killed in battle, how can muslims claim that the quran contains ALL the revelations received by muhammad?

"During the collection of the Qur’an, people used to come to Zayd Ibn Thabit (with the verses they memorized). He shunned recording any verse unless two witnesses attested to it. The last verse of chapter of Repentance was found only with Khuzayma Ibn Thabit. Zayd said, ‘Record it because the apostle of God made the testimony of Khuzayma equal to the testimony of two men.’ ’Umar came with the verse of the stoning but it was not recorded because he was the only witness to it. The Itqan volume 8, Part 11, Pages 234 and 235

Verses were eaten by domestic animals

We read the following words of Aisha in Sunan Ibn Majah, which has been declared ‘Hasan’ by Imam Nasiruddin Albaani [Sunan Ibn Majah [Arabic], Book of Suckling, # 2020]:
"When the verse of stoning and verse of suckling descended, they were written on a piece of paper and kept under my pillow. Following the demise of Prophet Muhammad (S) a goat ate the piece of paper whilst we were mourning.

And again "The verses of stoning and breast feeding were in the possession of A’isha in a (Qur’anic) copy. When Muhammad died and people became busy in the burial preparations, a domesticated animal entered in and ate it." Ibn Hazm Volume 8, Part II, Pages 235 and 236

Modified and forgotten verses, muhammad himself kept forgetting verses!

We stayed for a short while (after we had covered a little distance), and then I said to my companions, "Allah's Apostle has forgotten his oath. By Allah, if we do not remind Allah's Apostle of his oath, we will never be successful." So we returned to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! We asked you for mounts, but you took an oath that you would not give us any mounts; we think that you have forgotten your oath.' He said, 'It is Allah Who has given you mounts. By Allah, and Allah willing, if I take an oath and later find something else better than that. then I do what is better and expiate my oath.' Bukhari:7.427

In Asbab al-Nuzul, p. 19, Suyuti says that, "Ibn ’Abbas himself said, ‘Sometimes the revelation used to descend on the prophet during the night and then he forgot it during daytime, thus God sent down this verse: 2:106." [quran 2: 106] None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah Hath power over all things?" quran 16:101"When We substitute one revelation for another, and Allah knows best what He reveals (in stages), they say, "Thou art but a forger": but most of them understand not."

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 61, Number 515: "While I was with Aisha, the mother of the Believers, a person from Iraq came and asked, "What type of shroud is the best?" 'Aisha said, "May Allah be merciful to you! What does it matter?" He said, "O mother of the Believers! Show me (the copy of) your Qur'an," She said, "Why?" He said, "In order to compile and arrange the Qur'an according to it, for people recite it with its Suras not in proper order." 'Aisha said, "What does it matter which part of it you read first?........................"

Sahih Muslim 5.2286: Abu Harb b. Abu al-Aswad reported on the authority of his father that Abu Musa al-Ash'ari sent for the reciters of Basra. They came to him and they were three hundred in number. They recited the Qur'an and he said: You are the best among the inhabitants of Basra, for you are the reciters among them. So continue to recite it. (But bear in mind) that your reciting for a long time may not harden your hearts as were hardened the hearts of those before you. We used to recite a surah which resembled in length and severity to (Surah) Bara'at . I have, however, forgotten it with the exception of this which I remember out of it: "

Sahih Muslim [Book of Divorce, # 3489]:“… Ibn 'Umar (Allah be pleased with them) said that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) then recited this verse:" O Apostle, when you divorce women, divorce them at the commencement of their prescribed period" (Ixv 1). Again this is confirmed in an other hadith: We read in Sunan Abu Daud [Book of Divorce, # 2180] “…The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) recited the Qur'anic verse: O Prophet, when you divorce women, divorce them in the beginning of their waiting period." But this verse has been modified in the quran to ‏[Yusufali 65:1] O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed periods,…

Sahih Muslim Book 004, Number 1316 Abu Yunus, the freed slave of 'A'isha said: 'A'isha ordered me to transcribe a copy of the Qur'an for her and said: When you reach this verse: "Guard the prayers and the middle prayer" (ii. 238), inform me; so when I reached it, I informed her and she gave me dictation (like this): Guard the prayers and the middle prayer and the afternoon prayer, and stand up truly obedient to Allah. ' A'isha said: This is what I have heard from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him).
Note: The words, “and the afternoon prayer” [WASALAT AL ASR], cannot be found in the verse 2:238 in the Quran compiled by Uthman.

Allamah Jalaludin Suyuti whilst quoting scholars like Tabrani, Hakim and Ibn Shebah writes [Tafseer Dur e-Manthur, Volume 3, page 208]:
Huzaifah narrated that the Surah which you call Taubah is actually Surah ‘Azaab [wrath] and you just recite one fourth of what we used to recite.”

Allamah Jalaludin Suyuti whilst quoting scholars like Tabrani, Hakim and Ibn Shebah writes [Tafseer Dur e-Manthur, Volume 3, page 208]:
“Huzaifah narrated that the Surah which you call Taubah is actually Surah ‘Azaab [wrath] and you just recite one fourth of what we used to recite.

Bukhari:6.550 "The Prophet said, 'It is a bad thing that some of you say, "I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Qur'an." For indeed, I have been caused to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the Qur'an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than a runaway camel.'” Then the quran says: 87:4 "We shall make you read so that you will not forget." If muhammad says that it is allah that makes you forget what is the point in trying to remember it?

Great collection from arab scholars about the lost verses of the quran

Uthaman the first officially accepted compiler of the quran garbled the order of the verses in an arbitrary and confusing method and burned all other copies that contradicted his own collection and authority

All Muslim scholars concur—such as Al-Bukhari (part 6, page 225), Suyuti in "The Itqan" (part 1, page 170), and Ibn Kathir in "The Beginning and the End" (part 7, page 218) in which he remarks,
"’Uthman burned the rest of the copies which were in the hands of the people because they disagreed on the (correct) reading and they fought among themselves. When they came to take ibn Mas’ud’s copy to bum it, he told them, ‘I know more than Zayd ibn Thabit (whom ’Uthman ordered to collect the copies of the Qur’an).’ ’Uthman wrote to ibn Mas’ud asking him to submit his copy for burning."

In part 3, page 73, the Itqan of Suyuti said,
"Hamida, the daughter of Abi Yunis, said, ‘When my father was eighty years old, he read in the copy of A’isha, "God and His angels bless (literally pray for) the prophet Oh ye who believe, bless him and those who pray in the first rows." Then she said, "That was before ’Uthman changed the Qur’anic copies.""’

Sunni references talk about different Qurans previous to uthman's copy, including Ali's. Where is Ali's Quran, Ali who is supposed to know more than Uthman? what about ibn Mas’ud and ibn ’Abbas who were (according to Muhammad) the most knowledgeable people in the Qur’an? Why did they not at least take their opinions? because they opposed Uthman.In regard to the copy of ’Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Imam Khu’i says in his book, "al-Bayan", the following: "The existence of Imam ’Ali’s copy is an unquestionable matter. All scholars admit it and say that it contains additions which are not found in the current Qur’an. These additions are under the title of ‘The Revelation of God for the Explanation of the Intended’ (purpose)."Khu’i drew his information from what al-Tabari had recorded in his book, "’al-Ihtijaj"’ ("Apology").Our scholars and legists infer from an episode recorded by the Tabari in the book of al-Ihtijaj about the existence of a Qur’anic copy compiled by the Imam ’Ali. This episode tells that ’Ali said to Talha (one of Muhammad’s relatives and companions) that every verse God bestowed upon Muhammad is in my possession, dictated to me by the apostle of God and written by the script of my hand, along with exposition of every verse and all the lawful and unlawful (issues)."

It was a strange thing, ’Uthman’s order to burn the companions’ copies. If we question that, we will be inclined to believe that these copies differed from the Qur’anic copy which Zayd edited and compiled, otherwise ’Uthman would not have burned them. This is not the conclusion of the author, but it is the opinion of many great contemporary Muslim scholars, among them Ibrahim al-Abyari, who expressed his view in his book, "The History of the Qur’an" (3rd print, 1982, page 107). He plainly says,

"There were also other copies of the Qur’an such as the copy of Abi Musa al-Ash’ari, al-Maqdad ibn al-Aswad, and Salim the client of Abi Huthayfa. There were differences between those copies, differences which Huthayka attested to it. That frightened ’Uthman, thus he issued an order to collect the Qur’an because the Kufis followed the copy of ibn Mas’ud; the Syrians the copy of ibn Abi Ka’b; the people of Basra, the copy of Musa al-Ash’ari; the Damascenes, the copy of ibn Maqdad."

On page 41, he adds:
"Ibn Qutayba says that the differences between the recitations of the various Qur’anic copies may include the meaning also

Uthman created his own arrangement of the verses however the verses had been arranged in different orders previously

Volume 6, Book 61, Number 518: Narrated Shaqiq:
Abdullah said, "I learnt An-Naza'ir which the Prophet used to recite in pairs in each Rak'a." Then Abdullah got up and Alqama accompanied him to his house, and when Alqama came out, we asked him (about those Suras). He said, "They are twenty Suras that start from the beginning of Al-Mufassal, according to the arrangement done be Ibn Mas'ud, and end with the Suras starting with Ha Mim, e.g. Ha Mim (the Smoke). and "About what they question one another?" (78.1)

Uthaman admits that verses that were recited during the early part of the 'revelation' were mixed up with verses that were recited almost twenty years later

"Ibn ’Abbas said to ’Uthman, ‘What made you combine the chapter of the Anfal and the chapter of Tawba (repentance) without separating them by the verse, "In the name of God the compassionate, the Merciful"? (And why) did you put them among the seven long (chapters)?’ ’Uthman said, ‘The chapters used to be bestowed upon the apostle of God. The chapter of Anfal was among the early ones which were revealed in Medina and the chapter of Repentance was among the last revealed. Its story was similar to the early story (of the Anfal), so I thought that it was part of it. Then the apostle of God died without showing us that it was part of the (Anfal); thus, I combined them and did not write between them the verse, "In the name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful", and it is among the long ones."’Suyuti "Itqan" (part 1, pp. 172,173)

One of the main scribes of Muhammad denounced the quran as an invention of Muhammad The scribes of Muhammad were 42 in number. `Abdallah Ibn Sarh al-`Amiri was one of them, and he was the first Quraishite among those who wrote in Mecca before he turned away from Islam. He started saying, "I used to direct Muhammad wherever I willed. He would dictate to me 'Most High, All-Wise', and I would write down 'All-Wise' only. Then he would say, 'Yes it is all the same'. On a certain occasion he said, 'Write such and such', but I wrote 'Write' only, and he said, 'Write whatever you like.'" So when this scribe exposed Muhammad, he wrote in the Qur'an, "And who does greater evil than he who forges against God a lie, or says, 'To me it has been revealed', when naught has been revealed to him." So on the day Muhammad conquered Mecca, he commanded his scribe to be killed. But the scribe fled to `Uthman Ibn `Affan, because `Uthman was his foster brother (his mother suckled `Uthman). `Uthman, therefore, kept him away from Muhammad. After the people calmed down, `Uthman brought the scribe to Muhammad and sought protection for him. Muhammad kept silent for a long time, after which he said yes. When `Uthman had left, Muhammad said "I only kept silent so that you (the people) should kill him."[2] Al-Sira by al-'Iraqi

"Whatever verse (Revelations) do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten but We bring a better one or similar to it." (2.106)

"'To me it has been revealed', when naught has been revealed to him" refers to `Abdallah Ibn Sa`d Ibn Abi Sarh, who used to write for God's messenger. The verse (23:12) that says, "We created man of an extraction of clay" was revealed, and when Muhammad reached the part that says, "... thereafter We produced him as another creature (23:14), `Abdallah said, "So blessed be God the fairest of creators!" in amazement at the details of man's creation. The prophet said, "Write it down; for thus it has been revealed." `Abdallah doubted and said, "If Muhammad is truthful then I receive the revelation as much as he does, and if he is a liar, what I said is a good as what he said." Tafsir Anwar al-Tanzil wa Asrar al-Ta'wil by `Abdallah Ibn `Umar al-Baidawi

Sahih Al Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 814 "There was a Christian who embraced Islam and he used to write the revelations for the Prophet. Later on he returned to Christianity again he used to say:“‘Mohammad knows nothing but what I have written for him.””

seven dialects and readings, these readings were ordered by 'gabriel' yet when Uthman collected the quran he standardised it with only one reading thus going against the will of 'allah' who had dictated it in 7 dialects! Uthman was accused of nepotism, favoritism, misadministration, and religious innovation by many opponents who found his handling of the quran sacrilegious and subsequently murdered

Ubayy b. Ka'b reported that the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) was near the tank of Banu Ghifar that Gabriel came to him and said: Allah has commanded you to recite to your people the Qur'an in one dialect. Upon this he said: I ask from Allah pardon and forgiveness. My people are not capable of doing it. He then came for the second time and said: Allah has commanded you that you should recite the Qur'an to your people in two dialects. Upon this he (the Holy prophet) again said: I seek pardon and forgiveness from Allah, my people would not be able to do so. He (Gabriel) came for the third time and said: Allah has commanded you to recite the Qur'an to your people in three dialects. Upon this he said: I ask pardon and forgiveness from Allah. My people would not be able to do it. He then came to him for the fourth time and said: Allah has commanded you to recite the Qur'an to your people in seven dialects, and in whichever dialect they would recite, they would be right. Sahih Muslim 4:1789

"When the lads and their teachers fought against each other during the era of ’Uthman due to the difference in reading (the Qur’anic text), he (’Uthman) standardized the reading and made people recite it accordingly because he was afraid of riots since the Iraqis and the Damascenes disagreed on the dialect. But before that, the Qur’anic copies (used to be read) on the basis of the Seven Letters in which the Qur’an was given."[pages 170 and 171, the The Itqan bySuyuti ]

These are Muhammad’s statements, but before we allude to the meaning of the seven letters (readings) as they were recorded by Muslim scholars, let us look at the incident which took place between ’Umar and Hisham (part 6, page 482 of al-Bukhari).

Umar ibn Al-Khattab said, "I heard Hisham ibn Hakim reciting Al-Furqan and I listened to his recitation and noticed that he recited in several different ways which Allah’s messenger had not taught me. I was about to jump on him during his prayer and when he had completed his prayer, I put his upper garment around his neck and seized him by it and said, ‘Who taught you this Surah which I heard you reciting?’ He replied, ‘Allah’s Messenger taught it to me.’ I said, ‘You have lied for Allah’s Messenger has taught it to me in a different way.’ So I dragged him to Allah’s Messenger and said to him, ‘I heard this person reciting Surah Al-Furqan in a way which you haven’t taught me.’ Allah’s Messenger said, ‘It was revealed in both ways. This Qur’an has been revealed to be recited in seven different ways, so recite out of it whichever way is easier for you."’

Refer also to Dr. Shalabi’s book (page 40) along with other major sources, for all of them have recorded this story. It is very interesting to notice that Muhammad, the prophet, approved the readings of both of them in spite of the obvious differences between them which provoked ’Umar and forced him to treat Hisham brutally and pull him by his clothes.

One of the most important proves if the chaotic collection of the quran is the fact that the authentic hadiths or life stories of Muhammad again and again show that many verses in the present quran are not the authentic revelations collected by Muhammad and the hadiths clearly show the contradiction. You can read a very good and scholarly expose here

Highly recommended scholarly presentation of the huge ammount of verses that were lost from the original quran

Good video about the origins of the quran -

Last but not least I want to acknowledge the amazing scolarly work done by many accademics in exposing the corruption of the quran and below you can find links to their sites which are well worth visiting