Iran: Archeologists Discover Oldest Known Version of Qur’an

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Bandar Abbas| A team of archaeologists excavating the site of an early Islamic sect’s shrine, discovered a bundle of scrolls made of sheepskin, that could contain the oldest Muslim religious texts ever found. According to P.D. Ali Firuzeh, director of the team in charge of the site, the parchments hold a version in the Persian language, of the verses of the Sura Iqra written during the first decade of the Hijra. The writings would have miraculously survived the destruction of  the variant copies of the Qur’an that followed the canonization of the sacred book, a process that ended under the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan in 653 AD.

The scrolls hold what seems like a new and slightly different version of the 96th sura or chapter of the Qur’an, believed to have been revealed to Muhammad by God through the Archangel Gabriel at Mecca, in the cave known as Hira, thus beginning the revelation of the Qur’an. One of the most important variations is the choice of language, that suggest it was written before it was decreed by the Caliphat that prayer was to be recited only in Arabic. Therefore, Allah is clearly and repetitively named “Khoda”, a Persian word meaning “Lord” or “Master”, that was also used at the time to describe the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda. The text is associated with a group of early followers of the prophet who would have migrated to Persia and put in writing the teaching of Muhammad to spread his word and convert the local Zoroastrians.

According to traditional history, Muhammad sent some of his followers to Abyssinia to escape persecution, just before he and his followers in Mecca migrated to Medina, a migration known as the Hijra that marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Some evidence found on this new dig site, suggests that some of his followers also went to Persia, where they would have founded a religious community called the Berguzadeguan Khoda or “God’s Chosen ones”. The group was exterminated a few years later, in 651 AD (or year 29 of the Hijri calendar) by the expanding Rashidun Caliphate, after it annexed western Iran. The scrolls however, remained hidden in a decorated pottery jar that was kept in the organization’s secret lair, where they were left in peace for more than 1300 years.

The team of archaeologists who made the discovery, are part of a group of Iranian scientists and historians working for the British Institute of Persian Studies, that proceeded to various excavations around Bandar-Abbas to study some structures from the Sasanian era. The shrine of this previously unknown religious group is for now, the most surprising discovery they made, bringing forward a completely new perception of the early Islamic history.

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Bandar Abbas| A team of archaeologists excavating the site of an early Islamic sect’s shrine, discovered a bundle of scrolls made of sheepskin, that could contain the oldest Muslim religious texts ever found. According to P.D. Ali Firuzeh, director of the team in charge of the site, the parchments hold a version in the Persian language, of the verses of the Sura Iqra written during the first decade of the Hijra. The writings would have miraculously survived the destruction of  the variant copies of the Qur’an that followed the canonization of the sacred book, a process that ended under the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan in 653 AD.

The scrolls hold what seems like a new and slightly different version of the 96th sura or chapter of the Qur’an, believed to have been revealed to Muhammad by God through the Archangel Gabriel at Mecca, in the cave known as Hira, thus beginning the revelation of the Qur’an. One of the most important variations is the choice of language, that suggest it was written before it was decreed by the Caliphat that prayer was to be recited only in Arabic. Therefore, Allah is clearly and repetitively named “Khoda”, a Persian word meaning “Lord” or “Master”, that was also used at the time to describe the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda. The text is associated with a group of early followers of the prophet who would have migrated to Persia and put in writing the teaching of Muhammad to spread his word and convert the local Zoroastrians.

According to traditional history, Muhammad sent some of his followers to Abyssinia to escape persecution, just before he and his followers in Mecca migrated to Medina, a migration known as the Hijra that marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Some evidence found on this new dig site, suggests that some of his followers also went to Persia, where they would have founded a religious community called the Berguzadeguan Khoda or “God’s Chosen ones”. The group was exterminated a few years later, in 651 AD (or year 29 of the Hijri calendar) by the expanding Rashidun Caliphate, after it annexed western Iran. The scrolls however, remained hidden in a decorated pottery jar that was kept in the organization’s secret lair, where they were left in peace for more than 1300 years.

The team of archaeologists who made the discovery, are part of a group of Iranian scientists and historians working for the British Institute of Persian Studies, that proceeded to various excavations around Bandar-Abbas to study some structures from the Sasanian era. The shrine of this previously unknown religious group is for now, the most surprising discovery they made, bringing forward a completely new perception of the early Islamic history.

– See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/iran-archeologists-discover-oldest-known-version-of-quran/#sthash.scdjvlnf.dpuf

Bandar Abbas| A team of archaeologists excavating the site of an early Islamic sect’s shrine, discovered a bundle of scrolls made of sheepskin, that could contain the oldest Muslim religious texts ever found. According to P.D. Ali Firuzeh, director of the team in charge of the site, the parchments hold a version in the Persian language, of the verses of the Sura Iqra written during the first decade of the Hijra. The writings would have miraculously survived the destruction of  the variant copies of the Qur’an that followed the canonization of the sacred book, a process that ended under the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan in 653 AD.

The scrolls hold what seems like a new and slightly different version of the 96th sura or chapter of the Qur’an, believed to have been revealed to Muhammad by God through the Archangel Gabriel at Mecca, in the cave known as Hira, thus beginning the revelation of the Qur’an. One of the most important variations is the choice of language, that suggest it was written before it was decreed by the Caliphat that prayer was to be recited only in Arabic. Therefore, Allah is clearly and repetitively named “Khoda”, a Persian word meaning “Lord” or “Master”, that was also used at the time to describe the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda. The text is associated with a group of early followers of the prophet who would have migrated to Persia and put in writing the teaching of Muhammad to spread his word and convert the local Zoroastrians.

According to traditional history, Muhammad sent some of his followers to Abyssinia to escape persecution, just before he and his followers in Mecca migrated to Medina, a migration known as the Hijra that marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Some evidence found on this new dig site, suggests that some of his followers also went to Persia, where they would have founded a religious community called the Berguzadeguan Khoda or “God’s Chosen ones”. The group was exterminated a few years later, in 651 AD (or year 29 of the Hijri calendar) by the expanding Rashidun Caliphate, after it annexed western Iran. The scrolls however, remained hidden in a decorated pottery jar that was kept in the organization’s secret lair, where they were left in peace for more than 1300 years.

The team of archaeologists who made the discovery, are part of a group of Iranian scientists and historians working for the British Institute of Persian Studies, that proceeded to various excavations around Bandar-Abbas to study some structures from the Sasanian era. The shrine of this previously unknown religious group is for now, the most surprising discovery they made, bringing forward a completely new perception of the early Islamic history.

– See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/iran-archeologists-discover-oldest-known-version-of-quran/#sthash.scdjvlnf.dpuf

Bandar Abbas| A team of archaeologists excavating the site of an early Islamic sect’s shrine, discovered a bundle of scrolls made of sheepskin, that could contain the oldest Muslim religious texts ever found. According to P.D. Ali Firuzeh, director of the team in charge of the site, the parchments hold a version in the Persian language, of the verses of the Sura Iqra written during the first decade of the Hijra. The writings would have miraculously survived the destruction of  the variant copies of the Qur’an that followed the canonization of the sacred book, a process that ended under the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan in 653 AD.

The scrolls hold what seems like a new and slightly different version of the 96th sura or chapter of the Qur’an, believed to have been revealed to Muhammad by God through the Archangel Gabriel at Mecca, in the cave known as Hira, thus beginning the revelation of the Qur’an. One of the most important variations is the choice of language, that suggest it was written before it was decreed by the Caliphat that prayer was to be recited only in Arabic. Therefore, Allah is clearly and repetitively named “Khoda”, a Persian word meaning “Lord” or “Master”, that was also used at the time to describe the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda. The text is associated with a group of early followers of the prophet who would have migrated to Persia and put in writing the teaching of Muhammad to spread his word and convert the local Zoroastrians.

According to traditional history, Muhammad sent some of his followers to Abyssinia to escape persecution, just before he and his followers in Mecca migrated to Medina, a migration known as the Hijra that marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Some evidence found on this new dig site, suggests that some of his followers also went to Persia, where they would have founded a religious community called the Berguzadeguan Khoda or “God’s Chosen ones”. The group was exterminated a few years later, in 651 AD (or year 29 of the Hijri calendar) by the expanding Rashidun Caliphate, after it annexed western Iran. The scrolls however, remained hidden in a decorated pottery jar that was kept in the organization’s secret lair, where they were left in peace for more than 1300 years.

The team of archaeologists who made the discovery, are part of a group of Iranian scientists and historians working for the British Institute of Persian Studies, that proceeded to various excavations around Bandar-Abbas to study some structures from the Sasanian era. The shrine of this previously unknown religious group is for now, the most surprising discovery they made, bringing forward a completely new perception of the early Islamic history.

– See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/iran-archeologists-discover-oldest-known-version-of-quran/#sthash.scdjvlnf.dpuf

Bandar Abbas| A team of archaeologists excavating the site of an early Islamic sect’s shrine, discovered a bundle of scrolls made of sheepskin, that could contain the oldest Muslim religious texts ever found. According to P.D. Ali Firuzeh, director of the team in charge of the site, the parchments hold a version in the Persian language, of the verses of the Sura Iqra written during the first decade of the Hijra. The writings would have miraculously survived the destruction of  the variant copies of the Qur’an that followed the canonization of the sacred book, a process that ended under the third caliph, Uthman ibn Affan in 653 AD.

The scrolls hold what seems like a new and slightly different version of the 96th sura or chapter of the Qur’an, believed to have been revealed to Muhammad by God through the Archangel Gabriel at Mecca, in the cave known as Hira, thus beginning the revelation of the Qur’an. One of the most important variations is the choice of language, that suggest it was written before it was decreed by the Caliphat that prayer was to be recited only in Arabic. Therefore, Allah is clearly and repetitively named “Khoda”, a Persian word meaning “Lord” or “Master”, that was also used at the time to describe the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda. The text is associated with a group of early followers of the prophet who would have migrated to Persia and put in writing the teaching of Muhammad to spread his word and convert the local Zoroastrians.

According to traditional history, Muhammad sent some of his followers to Abyssinia to escape persecution, just before he and his followers in Mecca migrated to Medina, a migration known as the Hijra that marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. Some evidence found on this new dig site, suggests that some of his followers also went to Persia, where they would have founded a religious community called the Berguzadeguan Khoda or “God’s Chosen ones”. The group was exterminated a few years later, in 651 AD (or year 29 of the Hijri calendar) by the expanding Rashidun Caliphate, after it annexed western Iran. The scrolls however, remained hidden in a decorated pottery jar that was kept in the organization’s secret lair, where they were left in peace for more than 1300 years.

The team of archaeologists who made the discovery, are part of a group of Iranian scientists and historians working for the British Institute of Persian Studies, that proceeded to various excavations around Bandar-Abbas to study some structures from the Sasanian era. The shrine of this previously unknown religious group is for now, the most surprising discovery they made, bringing forward a completely new perception of the early Islamic history.

– See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/iran-archeologists-discover-oldest-known-version-of-quran/#sthash.scdjvlnf.dpuf

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