© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157005810X504518 Arabica 57 (2010) 343-436 brill.nl/arab The Codex of a Companion of the Prophet and the Qur ʾ ān of the Prophet Behnam Sadeghi and Uwe Bergmann 1 Abstract The essay discusses a manuscript of the Qur ʾ ān dating from the first half of the seventh century AD. The text does not belong to the ʿ Ut ̠ mānic textual tradition, making this the only known manuscript of a non- ʿ Ut ̱ mānic text type. The essay compares this text type with those of the ʿ Ut ̠ mānic and other Companion textual traditions in order to shed light on the Prophetic prototype. Keywords Qur ʾ ān, Prophet Muh ̣ ammad, ʿ Ut ̱ mān, Ibn Mas ʿ ūd, Islamic origins, palimpsest 1 We would like to thank the owner of the Stanford ’07 folio for making it available and for submitting a sample for radiocarbon dating, Bryce Cronkite-Ratcliff for help with image trac- ing, Ceci Evangelista of the Office of Development at Stanford University for logistical and other help, and the staff at Stanford University Libraries and the SSRL. Portions of this research were carried out at the
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Published: Jan 1, 2010
Keywords: Utmān; palimpsest; Prophet Muhammad; Ibn Masūd; Islamic origins; Qurān
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