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When did the consonantal skeleton of the Quran reach closure? Part I

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The Islamic tradition credits the promulgation of a uniform consonantal skeleton (rasm) of the Quran to the third caliph Uthmān (r. 644-656). However, in recent years various scholars have espoused a conjectural dating of the Quran's codification to the time of Abd al-Malik, or have at least maintained that the Islamic scripture was open to significant revision up until c. 700 ce. This two-part article proposes to undertake a systematic assessment of this hypothesis. The first instalment asse...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0041977X1400010X

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies Journal website
Volume:
77
Issue:
02
Pages:
273-292
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1474-0699
ISSN:
0041-977X
URN:
uuid:6cf00ad8-546a-4a66-aead-25980a9ea89d
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469371
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pubs:469371

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