Compilation of the Quran

Compilation of the Quran

Stages of a Compilation of the Quran

The people worldwide who follow the religion of Islam also believe that the Quran is the holy book of Islam. The Quran has all the guidance for all humanity to live life according to the orders of Allah Almighty. The holy book of Islam, the Quran, was revealed on the last messenger of Allah Almighty through angel Gabriel. There can not be any changes added to the holy book till the day of judgment. Allah Almighty himself has taken the responsibility of securing the Quran forever. The Holy Quran has revealed to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in the form of verses. There were so many events in the life of Prophet Muhammad peace was upon him, and certain suitable verses were revealed every time. The Quran was not in the shape that it is today. In the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The holy Quran was revealed ultimately.

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How people used to learn the Quran

In the early times, the holy Quran was not compiled and in a book. People used to learn and memorize the Quran as per ayahs from the Prophet Muhammad; peace be upon him. People used to learn the holy Quran and write it down on any cloth or any other peace.

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What was the need for the compilation of the Quran?

There were so many reasons which ended up in the compilation of the Quran. After the death of Prophet Muhammad, there was a battle where so many people who had memorized the Quran were martyred. This raised the chances high that people would lose the holy Quran. Also, many people started to put out changes in the holy Quran as per their choice, which was always not acceptable at all.

Stages of Compilation

There are 3 main stages of compilation of the Quran, which are as follows:

  • The holy Quran has compiled in the life of the Prophet peace be upon him 
  • During the reign of khulfa e Rashideen hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A)
  • During the reign of Khulfa e Rashideen hazrat Usman bin Affan ( R.A)

The process of compilation in the life of the Prophet 

The holy Quran has entirely revealed in the life of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. The holy Quran was also present in the written form. Every time Allah Almighty Prophet Muhammad revealed any verse, peace be upon him used to say to write it down and secure it. Allah Almighty himself has provided the arrangement of the Holy Quran. They used to write down the verses on the pieces of leaves and leather at that time.

The process of compilation during the time of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A)

People used to learn and memorize the Quran immediately at that time, so after some time, Muslims were involved in the battle in which they lost the number of people who had memorized the Quran, and only a few people who had the Quran hifz were left. This produced the fear of losing a large portion of the Holy Quran. At that time, Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) was the caliph of Islam. He granted permission to compile the Quran to form the holy Quran in a book. During the reign of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A), the holy Quran was formed in a book.

The process of compilation during the time of Hazrat Usman (R.A)

During the reign of Hazrat Usman (R.A), so many people had accepted the religion of Islam, and they started to learn the Holy Quran. As the people were not only Arabs but also non-Arabs, the people started having a debate over the pronunciation of the words, which introduced the threat that might all the Muslims divide themselves on this debate. So, Hazrat Usman (R.A) called for the copies of the Quran and noted the Quraish accent for the pronunciation, and sent all the copies to Islamic republics. 

Conclusion:

In final words, the Holy Quran has revealed entirely during the life of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. The Quran was compiled in the written form in the life of the Holy Prophet peace be upon him. The Quran was compiled in the structure of a book during the reign of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A). The accent for the pronunciation was revealed at the time of Hazrat Usman (R.A). These are the stages for the Compilation of the Quran.

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