Revisiting the Collection and Transmission History of the Qur’an
This is a multi lecture series by Dr Shehzad Saleem, Fellow Al-Mawrid, for serious students of the Qur'an. It is based on his fifteen year research in which he has revisited some intriguing areas of the collection and transmission history of the Qur’an. He has attempted to critically evaluate the traditional narratives and accounts and tried to re-construct the history of the Qur’an on the basis of established historical sources.
This multi lecture series comprises 20 topics and each topic is divided into various episodes. These lectures will be periodically released episode-wise.
Narratives on the Revelation of the Qur’an on Seven Ahruf - Episode 01
Various narratives state that the Qur’an was revealed on Seven Ahruf. Many different interpretations of these narratives have been offered by scholars. In this episode, Dr Shehzad Saleem presents some representative texts of these narratives and begins analyzing seven major interpretations of this narrative. The first of these interpretations, viz. “The Seven Ahruf are Seven Ways of Pronouncing a Word" is critically analyzed by him in this episode.
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