I have several threads on many topics related to Ahruf and Qira'at. I thought it would be better if I have all the links in one place for easy access.
1. The Origins of the Variant Readings of the Qur’an:
2. Introduction to the concept of the 7 ahruf:
3.Were all variations recited by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?"
4. Are there multiple versions of the Qurʾān as some people claim?
5. Did the 'Uthmanic Mushafs include all the 7 ahruf?
7. Is it possible to prove that every single reading is attributable to the prophet?
9. Comments on the Interview with Dr. Shady Nasser:
10. Were the differences between the Uthmanic mushafs "scribal errors"?

More on the differences between the 'Uthmanic Mushafs:
11. Why did some scholars reject some Qira'at based on grammatical reasons?

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16 Sep
I received a question regarding a statement from Dr. Nasser's book (The transmission of the variant readings of the Qur'an).
Shady said that all 10 readers were all deemed weak in Hadith. Image
This is wrong. Some of the readers are classified weak in Hadith but certainly not all the readers.
For example, let's take a look at what the Hadith scholars said about Ibn Kathir who is regarded to be reliable, saduq...

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1 Sep
Lately, many people have been bringing up the San'a' palimpsest to prove that the Qur'an wasn't preserved. This "discovery" is supposed to destroy the preservation "myth".

I will be addressing this issue in this thread.
1. Those people are just pointing out that there are variants.

Muslims already know this. No need to keep bringing up this issue.
2. They keep talking about variants which differ from the 'Uthmanic Mushafs.

We already know that.
This concept of readings differing from the standard text existed many centuries ago. Many of these readings are well documented and well known in the Islamic tradition.
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30 Aug
@PhDniX @AbuSafiyah1 @AverageJoeHamON

I was asked for my feedback on the issue of the preservation of the Qur'an.
First, I purposely don't comment on everything I read or everything people bring to my attention. Unfortunately, some people don't want to truly have a meaningful conversation.
I will discuss some of the Important points mentioned in the thread.
Before I begin, I would like to thank our friend @PhDniX for his efforts in trying to clarify some of the most complex issues in the field. He does that while trying his best to stay neutral and respectful of other views.
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28 Aug
Regarding the readings going back all the way to the Prophet PBUH, we don't have Hadith-style narrations that the Prophet read/taught/approved every single word/variant.
Most of the narrations we have regarding readings attributed to the Prophet are weak according to Hadith standard.
That's understandable since we rely heavily on oral tradition.
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23 Aug
I received some questions regarding the recent interview with Dr. Shady Nasser in which he covered many complex topics related to ahruf, Qira'at.
1. Some listeners were confused regarding the hadiths of the 7 ahruf and the possibility of contradiction with another hadith which was mentioned in the interview. The hadith stated that the Qur'an was revealed in 3 ahruf:
In short, I explained before in different threads that the Hadith about the 7 ahruf was widely attested and multiply transmitted from the earliest period in Islamic history.
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15 Aug
Why do we still write the word" ʿamr " with wāw at the end?

Arabic scholars stated that the reason the wāw was added is to differentiate between the two words ʿamr and Omar.

See Adab Al-Katib by Ibn Qutaybah; Al-Jumal by Az-Zajjaji; Adab Al-Kuttab by As-Suli
However, Ibn Durustawayh was skeptical about this reasoning. He said that if we were to add the wāw to differentiate between similar words in orthography, the wāw will be present in many words. Image
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