(Original post by Perseveranze)
1. No. And even if you wanted to consider them Muslim, your statement was that Islam taught it, not Muslims believed it.
2. The Scholar you quoted isn't even accepted by Ahmadiyyas themselves. That's how messed up you have it.
There were 7 Dialects/Ahruf (not versions, again acting dumb), and this was so that this challenge -
And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'an) to Our slave (Muhammad Peace be upon him ), then produce a surah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allah, if you are truthful. [Qur'an 2:23]
could be fairly met by all the tribes at that time. No tribe (who were at the time like Shakespeares) could come and say; "oh, it's not in my dialect, so this challenge is unfair" (even though it still would've been, since dialects were so similar at that time). It only further proved Muhammad(pbuh)'s truthfulnes, being an illiterate he could still produce all 7 ahrufs.
Here's the reasons why it was reveaeld in 7 Ahruf -
1) To facilitate the memorisation of the Qur’aan. This is the only benefit that is explicitly narrated in the hadeeth. The Arabs did not all speak Arabic in the same way; each tribe and locations had slight variations and peculiarities unique to it. If the Qur’aan had only been revealed in one harf, it would have been difficult for the many different Arab tribes to memorise the Qur’aan properly. However, since the Qur’aan was revealed in seven ahruf, this greatly eased its memorisation. This was of primary importance in its preservation and propagation.
2) To prove the miraculous nature of the Qur’aan. For despite all of these differences, the meanings of the ahruf did not contradict one another, but rather were complementary.
3) To prove the truthfulness of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), for despite the fact that he was illiterate, the revelation of the Qur’aan occurred in different tribal dialects and different words, all of which consisted of the most fluent and eloquent speech of his time.
4) To honour the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and show its superiority over all other nations. No other nations had been given its book in such a manner, in varying ahruf, to ease the process of preservation. Thus, the revelation of the Qur’aan showed the unique status that the Prophet (PBUH), and his ummah, occupied over other nations. In one hadeeth, the Prophet (PBUH) remarked, “The earlier books would be revealed from one door (of heaven), in one harf, but the Qur’aan was revealed from seven doors (of Heaven), in seven ahruf.” source
Evidence from hadith;
Ibn ‘Abbaas reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “Jibreel recited the Qur’aan to me in one harf, and I recited it back to him, but I requested him to increase (the number of harf) and he continued to increase it for me, until we stopped at seven ahruf.” Ibn Shihaab az-Zuhree (d. 124 A.H.), one of the narrators of the hadeeth, said, “It has reached me that these seven ahruf are essentially one (in meaning), they do not differ about what is permitted or forbidden.”
As for why Uthman(ra) didn't make usage of the other six, then this is why;
“The seven ahruf were revealed by Allaah during the time of the Prophet (PBUH) to facilitate the memorisation of the Qur’aan, since the dialects of the Arabs were many. This facilitation (i.e., the ahruf) was not necessary to preserve, and eventually there was no need of it. In fact, it became the cause of dissension amongst the Muslims, as those people new to Islaam began arguing over the differences in the recitation of the Qur’aan. Therefore, Allaah inspired 403 ‘Uthmaan to discard the other six ahruf and collect the Qur’aan in one harf, so that the ummah would be united in its recitation. The Companions agreed to this action of his, and the agreement of the Companions is binding on the ummah.” - Ubaydaat, p. 162.
The ahruf chosen was that of the Qureyshy Dialect, which the majority of the Arabs became accustomed with, which inevitably was the dialect of the Prophet(pbuh) himself (his mother toungue basically).
You're not making any sense, if it was an original version, then it would not have been destroyed. There was only one original version that Uthman had standardized, the others were either incomplete, personal usage/tribal based scripture that were in different dialects