there are many different versions of the quran, even prophet mohammed said (according to the hadiths) there have been 7 different version of it revealed to him and nobody realized until they heard each other pray. the first and biggest lie muslim scholars say is that the quran is perfectly preserved. suras have been lost, quran has been burnt, prophet says there have been revealed 7 different types of quran revealed to him. here is some islamic history of the quran according to the hadiths:
The Hadith records that Muhammad taught different versions of the Qur’an to his companions.
Narrated Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Hisham bin Hakim reciting Surat Al-Furqan during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle and I listened to his recitation and noticed that he recited in several different ways which Allah’s Apostle had not taught me. I was about to jump over him during his prayer, but I controlled my temper and when he had completed his prayer, I put his upper garment around his neck and seized him by it and said, “Who taught you this Surat which I heard you reciting ?” He replied, “Allah’s Apostle taught it to me”. I said, “You have told a lie, for Allah’s Apostle taught it to me in a different way from yours”. So I dragged him to Allah’s Apostle and said, “I heard this person reciting Surat Al-Furqan in a way which you haven’t taught me!” On that Allah’s Apostle said, “Release him (Umar) recite, O Hisham!” Then he recited in the same way I heard him reciting. Then Allah’s Apostle said, “It was revealed in this way”, and added, “Recite, O Umar”, I recited it as he had taught me. Allah’s Apostle then said, “It was revealed in this way. This Qur’an has been revealed to be recited in seven different ways, so recite of it whichever is easier for you.” (Sahih al-Bukhari: vol. 6, bk. 61, no. 514)
The Qur’ans differed in the number of suras, the sura order, and the wording of verses.
Uthman ibn 'Affan, the third Caliph of Islam after Muhammad, who is credited with overseeing the collection of the verses of the Qur’an, ordered the destruction of any other remaining text containing verses of the Quran after the Quran has been fully collected (circa 650-653).
Narrated Abdullah bin Masud: The Prophet said to me, “Recite (the) Quran to me.” I said to him. “Shall I recite (it) to you while it has been revealed to you?” He said, “I like to hear it from another person.” (Sahih al-Bukhari: vol. 6, bk. 61, no. 576)
… We used to recite a surah which resembled in length and severity to (Sura) Bara’at (sura 9). I have, however, forgotten it with the exception of this which I remember out of it: “If there were two valleys full of riches, for the son of Adam, he would long for a third valley, and nothing would fill the stomach of the son of Adam but dust” … (Sahih Muslim: bk. 5, no. 2286)
… Allah sent Muhammad (saw) with the Truth and revealed the Holy Book to him, and among what Allah revealed, was the verse of the Rajam (the stoning of married persons, male and female, who commit adultery) and we did recite this verse and understood and memorized it. Allah’s Apostle (saw) did carry out the punishment of stoning and so did we after him. I am afraid that after a long time has passed, somebody will say, “By Allah, we do not find the verse of the Rajam in Allah’s Book”, and thus they will go astray by leaving an obligation which Allah has revealed. (Sahih al-Bukhari: vol. 8, bk. 82, no. 817)
This sura about the son of Adam, and the verse about stoning for adultery, are not in the Uthmanic Qur’an, which is the modern Qur’an. Therefore those who compiled the Uthmanic Qur’an made choices about what to include and what to exclude; they did not include everything.
It was narrated that 'Aishah said: “The Verse of stoning and of breastfeeding an adult ten times was revealed, and the paper was with me under my pillow. When the Messenger of Allah died, we were preoccupied with his death, and a tame sheep came in and ate it.”
Grade: Hasan (Darussalam) - ie RELIABLE
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 1944
In-book reference : Book 9, Hadith 100
English translation : Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1944
Quran 15:9 says that the Quran is protected from corruption, and Aisha (Muhammad’s wife) said in Hadith that “a goat ate one verse of Quran, so it disappeared” (hadith no. 1944 in Sunan Ibn Majah)