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"Despite the text's extraordinary significance, the origins of the Koran are obscure in the extreme. Much like earlier compilations edited by Ibn Warraq, Which Koran? brings together a wealth of important European scholarship, much of which is translated into English for the first time. It will be of great interest not only to specialists in early Arabic and Koranic studies but also to students of early Islam and those interested in scripture more generally."
-Chase Robinson, formerly professor of Islamic history at the University of Oxford, now Distinguished Professor of History and provost of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and author of Abd al-Malik, Islamic Historiography, and Empire and Elites after the Muslim Conquest

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Ibn Warraq is the highly acclaimed author of Why I Am Not a Muslim, Virgins? What Virgins?, and Defending the West. He is also the editor of The Origins of the Koran, What the Koran Really Says, Leaving Islam, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, and Which Koran?.

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  • Hardcover: 631 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (November 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591024293
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591024293
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Caliph al Ma'mun on July 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Ibn Warraq in '' Which Koran ? '' put together many of the old and new Scholarly works on the quran by western Islamic Scholars . The Book begins with a strong introduction By the Author himself , in it he quotes many authentic Sunni sources , which admit that many verses of the quran are lost . Then he goes on bringing parts of ibn masoud quran into life . Next, he destroys the claims of Maududi (who claims that the quran was never been change , even by a word or dot) by listing different existing qurans from different parts of the Islamic World which differ in verses , readings and the orthography.

The Articles which are listed are very interesting ,They talk about Linguistic , Variants and Manuscripts matters. However , the most interesting one in my opinion , was by the name of ( An Ancient Syriac Translation of the Kur'an Exhibiting new Verses and Variants) , written by Alphonso Mingana where a new verses of the Quran can be read.

The book brings many different readings which are different than the Standard readings hold by muslims today , and in many cases those readings give even a better meaning of the text. Some of those readings can challenge many orthodox Sunni doctrines. Such as the quran is kept on a Heavenly Tablet.

in conclusion , I recommend this book , to anyone who likes to know more about the different versions of the Quran .
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A. Peter on January 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A great book that reveals many myths about the quran, especially details as to its varying manuscripts and readings. Takes apart claims that the quran today is the unadulterated version from the time of muhammed himself. The famous Tokapi version is also discussed here along with others, known and not so well known.
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24 of 38 people found the following review helpful By John Doe on April 7, 2012
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Bought this elsewhere but it's a great read. Muslims keep telling Christians that there are many different Bible versions, proofing Christianity has no merit. However, they never mention that there are several Koran versions as well(because they lie, or because they just don't know anything about their own phony cult called islam?). They also don't tell you that the koran is full of contradictions and errors, e.g. it claims the earth is flat and the sun turn around it. Or that mountains were built to prevent earthquakes. Or that the sun sets in a muddy spring at night and has to ask for permission to rise every morning. Too bad for muslims that the koran also claims it's god's word (unlike the bible which was written by humans), revealing it as one big scam as god obviously wouldn't make such embarrassing mistakes.
And their excuse that a goat ate parts of the koran makes that so called "religion" even more laughable.
The koran, the word of god? I don't think so.
Books like this and the internet will make it easy for muslims to realize what a big scam islam is. I thus strongly doubt islam has a future.
I now suddenly understand why I know more ex-muslims than muslims. And somehow I feel I will know even more ex-muslims in future...
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