Thursday, April 21, 2022

300 Syria Report articles available

Syria Report, which is otherwise a commercial, subscription based resource has made 300 articles available free of charge. 

"For the past 18 months The Syria Report has been covering housing, land, and property (HLP) rights stories across Syria. We have published news stories, analyses, a glossary of terms and expressions and interviews on various HLP aspects across all areas of control in Syria.
You can read them all on the following page:

As all Syria Report content, HLP section is searchable through our search engine. The same 300 articles are also available in Arabic. "

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Variant Readings Of The Quran: A Critical Study of Their Historical ​and Linguistic Origins

Author: Ahmad Ali Al-Imam

Paperback: ISBN: 1-56564-420-4 
This fascinating and important book attempts to investigate the nature of the seven Ahruf in which the Qur’an has been revealed and the reason for the variations in readings among the Qurraa of the Quran. It studies, examines, and discusses: the revelation of the Qur’an in the seven ahruf concluding that they represent seven linguistical ways of recitation; the compilation of the Quran during the lifetime of the Prophet and the preservation of the Quran in the memories of the Companions as well as in written form, the compilation during the time of Abu Bakr, and the further compilation during the time of Uthman; the problem of naskh to demonstrate the completeness and trustworthiness of the Quran and that no verses are missing or were read and abrogated by naskh al-tilawah either with or without hukm; the Uthmanic masahif and their relation to the seven ahruf; the language of the Quran and whether it includes one, several, or all the dialects of the Arabs; the origin of the qiraat and conditions governing accepted readings; and ikhtiyar (i.e., the selection of one reading rather than another) and the rules governing the Qurraa’ who selected a reading.