Amazingly, these plain truths do not bother the Muslims at all. Probably, if we can present another “authentic” Quran, which is different from existing standard form, Muslims may give way to logicalthinking.The devastating truth is that a large number of ancient Quranic manuscripts, dating from first century of Hijra were discovered in the Great Mosque of Sana’a (Yemen), which significantly differs from the presentstandard one. Carbon dating system confirmed that these Qurans are not forged one by religious rivalries.Moreover, these Qurans were discovered by Muslims, not infidels.This is, probably, the most embarrassing event to Muslims in the 1,400-year history of Islam.The Great Mosque of Sana’a is one of the oldest Mosques in Islamic history. The date of building goesback to 6th year of Hijrah when Muhammad entrusted one of his companions to build a Mosque atYemen, which was extended and enlarged by Islamic rulers from time to time.In 1972, during the restoration of this GreatMosque (heavy rain had caused the westwall of the Mosque to collapse), laborers,while working in a crown space between thestructure’s inner and outer roofs, stumbledupon an amazing grave-site, which they didnot realize at that time. Mosques do notaccommodate graves, and this site containedno gravestone, no human remains and nofuneral relics. It contained an unappealingmountain of old parchment and paper documents, damaged books and individualpages of Arabic text, fused together by rain and dampness for over a thousand years.The ignorant laborers gathered up the manuscripts, pressed them carelessly into some 20 potato sacks,and set them aside on the staircase of one of the Mosque’s minarets, where they were locked away. Themanuscripts would have been forgotten once again, were it not for Qadhi Isma’il al-Akwa, then thePresident of Yemeni Antiquities Authority, who realized the potential importance of the find. Al-Akwasought international assistance in examining and preserving the fragments, because no scholar in hiscountry was capable of working on this rich find. In 1977, he managed to interest a visiting non-MuslimGerman scholar, who in turn persuaded the German government to organize and find a restorationproject.