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The Preservation of the Qur’an – Jamal Badawi

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1) Lecture Introduction
2) Internal Evidence of the Preservation of the Qur’an
3) Why Were the Torah and Bible Not Preserved?
4) Widespread Memorization of the Qur’an / The Review of Angel Gabriel
5) Abu Bakr’s Contribution to Preserving the Qur’an
6) Uthman and the Variations of Dialect
7) The Miracle of Memorizing the Qur’an
8) Answering the Critics: Other Versions of the Qur’an Burned?
9) Answering the Critics: Different Codices of the Qur’an?
10) Answering the Critics: Shi’ite Qur’an?
11) Lecture Conclusion

The Holy Qur’an being the ultimate authority in Islam, its authenticity is of utmost importance to Muslims. This in-depth analysis by the respected scholar Dr. Jamal Badawi shows in what way we can be sure that the Qur’an has remained in its original form since its revelation over 1400 years ago. His comprehensive presentation includes evidence found within the Qur’an itself, the actual methodology and means of preservation employed by the sahabah (companions of the Prophet), the stages in preservation, and the objections raised by non-Muslim scholars. As a footnote, the speaker also answers the question about why former revelations from God were not preserved.