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Ahmad Von Denffer

Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He is working for the Islamic Center, Munich, Germany. He has various publications in different languages.

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What Was the Qur'an Copy of `Uthman?

What Was the Qur’an Copy of `Uthman?

During the time of `Uthman ibn `Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) differences in reading the Qur’an became obvious. After consultation with the Companions, `Uthman had a standard copy prepared from the suhuf of Abu Bakr that were kept with Hafsah at that time. The following is the report in the Sahih of Al– Bukhari: Anas bin Malik narrated …


Memorization and Oral Transmission of

Memorization and Oral Transmission of the Qur’an

The revelation contained in the Qur’an has been transmitted to us by numerous persons in two ways: orally and in written form.  Oral transmission of the revelation was based on hifz or memorization. Prophet Muhammad himself (peace and blessings be upon him) was the first to commit a revelation to memory after the Angel Gabriel had brought …


4 Quran Stylistic Tools

4 Stylistic Tools Used in the Quran

To convey its message, the Quran employs various stylistic tools, including the following: 1. Narrative in the Quran The Quran contains many narratives (qisas, singular qissah), referred to in the Quran itself: {We do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories} (Yusuf 12:3) These narratives, which illustrate and underline important aspects of the Quranic …


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