So two posts .. One from Altara and one from mundi
..... Both needs to explored in detail for answers .. well let me put them here to keep reminding myself and reminding other readers
1. This question is interesting because when one reads the narrative it is exactly what it is stated : texts written on bones of camels, etc., and in the same time people who knew it by heart (inducing oral transmission which will serves to say that there is just some reading to the illiterate people) who dies (conveniently ...) and that necessitated that the text have to be written. It reflects I think the issue faced by them:
1/ The Quran says that it is an oral proclamation.
2/ However 8, and 9 th c. polygraphs have texts.
1/The Quran necessarily says the truth about itself (hahaha!)
2/Therefore it was necessary to put together in the narrative what the Quran says about itself and what was the reality they constate, namely, texts.
2A; Question is how much does it differ from the 1924 Cairo Quran.
And follow up: does it differ in the same way as the pre 1924 Sunni Qurans. Or is there a specific pre 1924 tradition for both sects.
2B: you check with a pre-1924 Quran
So let me add a bit on that 1924 Quran.. The Quran Canonization in 1924https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h3Uqp1N2pk
This video clip is from a debate between a Christian evangelist and a Islam dawagandist titled as Which is the Word of God? The Bible or the Qur'an?"
it was between dr. Jay Smith and Dr. Shabir Ally in 2014,
Shabir ...Dr. Shabir Ally you are Nuts..... ., Jay Smith looks better because of fools like you....
So forget about Quran 8th century.. 9th century but........In fact many well educated Muslims and So called Muslim Scholars and Non-Muslim Scholars
who are exploring origins of Quran through Academic universities KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THAT 1924 Quran .. where it came from and and how it was published first in Egypt ..