According to the SIN (standard Islamic narrative) we’re told that there’s only one Qur’ān revealed from Allah, given to Jibrel (Gabriel) and given to Muhammad. We have been told that the Qur’ān is the same all around the world. And that the words of the Qur’ān are the same not one word has been changed.
We’re going to look at Surah 66:12 sūrat l-taḥrīm (“The Prohibition”), let’s take a closer look at this ayat to see if the Hafs and Warsh Qur’ān are the same.
And Mary daughter of Imran, who kept safe her private parts, so We breathed in it of Our Spirit, and she testified to the Words of her Lord, and HIS BOOKS; and she was one of the devout.
The word in the Hafs Qur’ān: wa kutubihi means “his books”, notice this is a plural word.
And Mary daughter of Imran, who kept safe her private parts, so We breathed in it of Our Spirit, and she testified to the Words of her Lord, and HIS BOOK; and she was one of the devout.
The word in the Warsh Qur’ān: wa kitaabihi which means “His book”, notice this is a singular word.
If you take a close look at both the Hafs and Warsh Arabic shown above you’ll notice the underlined word has different diacritical marks changing the meaning of the word. The one found in Hafs is a plural word “books” while Warsh is singular “book”.
Therefore, does Allah have many revelations which he gave, or just one? This is extremely important, since if it is one book, then Mary only testifies to the Bible, and not the Quran. Perhaps our Muslim friends who can explain will come and answer this?