THE QURAN HAD BEEN TRANSMITTED AND COMPILED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE AHADITH
IF THE QURAN HAD BEEN TRANSMITTED AND COMPILED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE AHADITH by Joseph Islam
1- There would be an alleged ‘sanad’ (support) or an ‘isnad’ (supporting) with every Quranic verse.
2- The Quranic verses would have been arguably collected by fallible compilers representing a completely different sectarian, socio-political milieu, centuries after the death of the prophet.
3- The compilers would have allegedly traveled many miles to other individuals who had never met the prophet but claimed they possessed isolated Quranic verses based on hearsay, allegedly passed on to them through numerous generations through primarily oral tradition.
4- The majority, if not all the Quranic verses would be based on what one companion had heard and not corroborated by any other.
5- Different students of the later compilers would have captured different variants of the Quranic verses and argued over its veracity.
6- The Quranic verses would have been canonized much later into a recognized corpus arguably after the death of the initial fallible compilers.
7- There would arguably been a classification of Quranic verses such as ‘Sahih’ (sound) verses, ‘Hasan’ (good) verses, ‘Da’if’ (weak) verses and ‘Maudu’ (fabricated / forged) verses.
8- There would have arguably been disagreements of the links of isnad of the Quranic verses and terms such as ‘Musnad’ (supported), ‘Muttasil’ (continuous), ‘Munqati’ (broken), ‘Mu’allaq’ (hanging), ‘Mu’dal’ (perplexing) and ‘mursal’ (hurried) would have been applied to them.
9- There would have been vociferous exchanges and disagreements regarding the reliability and trustworthiness of the reporters of the Quran verses.
10- There would arguably be ‘sectarian’ Quranic Books with different compilations and verses.
11- There would have been raging debates of the authenticity of the Quranic verses and the corpus throughout Muslim history.
Thank God the Quran was NEITHER transmitted NOR compiled in the same manner as Ahadith and God took it upon Himself to protect the message.
15.9 “Surely We have revealed the reminder (Arabic: Dhikr) and We will most surely be its guardian (Arabic: Hafizun)”
Let those that promulgate a lie against the Quran and through their ignorance cast doubt on the integrity of the Quran remain answerable to the Lord of the Heavens.