Mussaf Yahudilikte kitaba verilen isim.
|Origin and development|
|Qur'an and Sunnah|
|Views on the Qur'an|
A muṣḥaf (Arapça: مصحف, Arabic pronunciation: [ˈmʊsˤħaf] with the ṣ and ḥ as two separate consonants, not IPA: *mʊʃaf) is a codex or collection of sheets (ṣaḥīfah, see below). The Qur’an, which Muslims believe to have been revealed at various times and in various ways during the 23-year period at the end of Muhammad's life, was collected into a codex under the third Caliph, ‘Uthmān ibn ‘Affān..
The Qur'an refers to itself as kitāb, not as muṣḥaf. Noting this, some scholars have argued that in the Qur'an does not present itself as a "book", which implies it is finished and complete, so much as a "scripture", something written or communicated, which gives it more dynamism and life. The Qur'an speaks of itself as having been a kitāb even before it was put into writing. 
|“|| Mushaf" refers to a collection of "Sahifa" which is singular for "page".
The literal meaning of Mushaf is "The manuscript bound between two boards". In those days they used to write on leather and other materials. They either rolled the writings -- what is known as scroll in English. Or they kept the separable sheets and bound them together, in what could be called as "Mushaf", a book in today's terms. The equivalent to the word book "Kitab" used to (and still is) refer to either a letter (e.g. of correspondence) or to a document that was written down or recorded. The Arabic word for wrote "Kataba" is a derivative of the same word.
Although the Quran is commonly called a "Mushaf" today, perhaps referring to its "collection" after it was dispersed. Quran is a Mushaf (book), but any Mushaf (book) is not necessarily the Quran
See also Edit
- ↑ Wheller, Brannon M. Prophets in the Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis, Continuum Books, 2002, p. 5.
- ↑ Madigan, Daniel. The Qur'an's Self-Image: Writing and Authority in Islam's Scripture, Princeton University Press, 2001.
- ↑ The Book of Fatimah (AS)
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