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The first Mushaf (the Quran in the form of a book) was made by Abubakar Asidiq (RA) under the council of Umar Ibn Al Khatab (RA). Umar (RA) came to this opinion after seeing many memorizers of the holy quran had fallen in battle, and it seemed that even more would die since the Muslims were still at war, and the memorizers of the holy book often put themselves in the front lines.

Here is a brief summary of how it all happened;

  1. Scribing during the life of Prophet
    Muhammad (peace be upon him). The
    Revelation scribes wrote down the
    Quran, according to the order of Prophet
    Muhammad (peace be upon him), on
    pieces of cloth, leather, bones, and stones.
    Its verses were ordered and arranged
    according to Allah's inspiration. At the
    beginning, it was not gathered in one
    book. Some of the Prophet's companions
    scribed parts and surahs specially for
    themselves after they had memorized it
    from the Prophet.
    II. Compiling Quran during the era of Abu
    Bakr al-Siddiq: Zayd Ibn Thabit gathered
    the Quran in one book. He was charged
    to do this by Abu Bakr al-Siddiq,
    according to an advice from Umar Ibn
    Al-Khattab. Its resource was the parts
    written by the Revelation scribes; so he
    gathered all of it in one book, the Holy
    Quran.
    III. Compiling Quran during the era of
    Uthman Ibn Affan: In his reign, the
    Quran was written from the main copy
    gathered during the era of Abu Bakr al-
    Siddiq. It was kept at the residence of
    Hafsah Bint Umar, (one of the Prophet's
    wives). He charged the following scribes
    to do it:
    1. Zayd Ibn Thabit.
    2. Abdullah Ibn Al-Zubair.
    3. Said Ibn Al-`As.
    4. Abdul-Rahman Ibn Al-Harith Ibn
    Hisham.
    They scribed many copies of Quran,
    reflecting in their writing the
    different correct readings (Arabic
    accents) of it; excluding any
    incorrect one. It was not marked
    with dots or vowel points. Uthman
    kept a copy at Medina and sent the
    remaining copies to the various
    Islamic countries.

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Note that,

During the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) time – Revelation of the Holy Quran

During Abubakar’s (RA) time – compilation of the first Book

During Uthman’s (RA) time – Made more copies of the Quran and send it to various Islamic states.

REFERENCES:

www.sunnah.org

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