عنوان مقاله [English]
In Qur'anic Studies, Investigating the relationship between the difference between the Qur'anic readings and its distortions has always been and remains a controversial issue. Ayatollah Ma'rifat, like some other Muslim scholars, defended the lack of distortions of the Qur'an’s by emphasizing the existence of only one authentic reading of the Qur'an, considering the other quoted recitations are invalid and unrelated to the issue of distorting the Qur'an and in his interpretation also has adhered to this view. But there are three main drawbacks of opposition to this view: 1- this view is not documented, based on the correct evidence of the history of the Qur'an and the Qur'anic and narrative arguments; 2- Ignoring the effect of valid readings differences in the verbal distortion of the Qur'an; 3- Ignoring the effect of the difference of valid readings on the spiritual distortion resulting from the verbal distortion of the Qur'an. This essay seeks to defend Ayatollah Ma'rifat’s view on this issue in two stages: 1- Proving that it is supported by good and methodical reasoning, relying on historical, narrative and Qur'anic evidence; 2- Completing his point of view to address some of the problems.