Has the Quran been changed?
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Allah has stated that in the Quran that He alone can safeguard His book, and indeed, He has been faithful to His word.
The Method of Quran Transmission
Companions Efforts in Preserving the Quran
Additionally, several Companions also wrote down the text during the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and then it was published in all its entirety shortly following his death.
The next generation of Muslims received the Quran straight from their Companions.
So the cycle of education and learning by direct contact was carried on carefully and methodically up to the present.
The chain of the huffaadh chain was never broken, which is why the Quran is available to us in two different forms that is the version memorized via the scholarly chain and the version written based on the Companions who recorded the first version.
The companion ‘Uthman told us that each time the revelation of a new verse occurred and the Prophet would then ask a scribe for a record of the revelation. He would instruct the scribe to record the particular verse or passage in one particular chapter.
Additionally, each year throughout the months of Ramadan, the Prophet would repeat the entire Quran all the way from start to finish in its current format, and people would hear it through his mouth in the mosque. The sequence of the Quran is not a mystery.
A lot of Companions not only recollected it fully but also took notes and added comments ( Tafseer) on their personal copies.
The Prophet’s death The entire Quran had already been written. However, it was not yet compiled into a book.
The Initial Compilation of the Quran
In the time of the original Caliph Abu Bakr, there was a rebellious spirit among the remote Arab tribes, which led to an array of bloody combats.
In one particular battle, several Companions who had learned in the Quran had been killed.
The Companion Omar was worried that the wisdom about the Quran was at risk, so the Companion Omar was convinced by Abu Bakr that the Quran should be put in a book to preserve it for the last time.
Zayd bin Thabit was given the task with this task. Zayd adhered to strict guidelines for his compilation and also was able to have dozens of Huffaadh check his work to ensure exactness.
Abu Bakr, who had also committed the entirety of the Quran into memory, was also the one who approved of the final version.
When Abu Bakr passed away, the copy was given to the Caliph Omar, then ‘Uthman.
Has the Quran been changed?
Expansion To The World
The Quran, which we read today, is based on the exact words as those that were revealed to prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) around 1400 years ago.
Has the Quran been changed?
Why the Quran Has never been changed?
Allah himself states in the Qur’an:
And we have definitely created the Qur’an simple to remember and remembrance, so who is the one that will be remembered? (54:17)
The ayah suggests there was some kind of divine intervention to make the Qur’an easy to remember. Allah himself is the one to be credited for making it simple.
Millions of Muslims all over the world testify to this.
The practice of memorizing this verse from the Qur’an is a custom that Muslims follow to the point that millions of Muslims have learned all of the Qur’an down to every word and the majority aren’t Arabs. There is no other significant Scripture that has been mastered with the same consistency and incredible photographic memory.
To give you an example that is a concrete example, a person from India encounters a Chinese. They don’t have an identical language. They can’t even identify their names, yet one person starts to recite the verses of the Qur’an while the other can finish the task.
Different nationalities offer salah at the airport. If the person who is leading the prayer is mistaken and makes a mistake, the other person is able to make him right.
The Qur’anic notion of preservation isn’t archives or databases, it’s really the human memory, and we think it’s an effective method of preserving the Qur’anic scriptures.
Therefore, if you copy the Qur’an and add a new chapter or take out certain verses, and then add more, it will be rejected within an hour because there are a lot of Muslims who are aware of the exact meaning.
If you also take all the main scriptures and, let’s say you remove them, you put them in a vault, and then, within the span of a day, in a small town, you could receive the Qur’an returned.
I’d like to conclude with a quote from an Aayah of the Qur’an:
“Surely We have disclosed the Zhikr (Quran) and, surely We will keep this” (15:9)
Has the Quran been changed or tampered with?
The Quran included three distinct stages of its compilation, starting with the time of Muhammad and its completion by Abu Bakr, and the third was the compilation of the ‘Uthman.
The Prophet Muhammad and his companions put in great effort to keep it alive by taking long periods of the evening reciting. It was said that the Prophet Muhammad would repeat one-sixth from the Qur’an during just one raka’ah.He ensured that every new Muslim was taught by a teacher who would instruct him in Qur’an to the point that he sent companions to cities across the world to ensure that Muslims living in those cities could memorize.
They were the ones who preserved the Qur’an’s memorizing, and it was only by them that the chain of narrations is traced through the Prophet Muhammad.
He later ensured to ensure that the Qur’an was recorded and not just memorized, assuring its survival by ensuring that it was correctly written. In his lifetime, 24 people have appointed his scribes. Among them were the who were Khulafaand Zayd Bin Thabit.
More than 15 of the companions were reported as having written down the bulk part of the Qur’an. These were not full copies of the Qur’an. However, they are. For instance, Ibn Mas’ud had 106 surah’s. The sequence that Surah’she had recorded wasn’t the one we are using today.
Additionally, Ubay ibn Ka’ab also had less than 114. In addition to the surah’s was a part of as well as prayers for qunut, and a hadith was discovered. People who are corrupt and try to doubt the authenticity of the Qur’an attempt to show that these apparent additional verses actually were verses that were not included in the Qur’an; however, it must be noted that due to the limited writing materials, these copies were made by the people who were the owners.
It was also the custom of the Prophet Muhammad to repeat the Qur’an in front of Jibril, the Angel of God, each year during the holy month of Ramadan. It was believed that Jibril would also repeat it to him.
(The Prophet Muhammad was certain to ensure that the Qur’an was written in all its entirety during his lifetime. However, He did not ask for it to be written down in book format.
In the past, there was no need to gather the entire Qur’an in one volume because the Qur’an was not at risk of disappearing.
There were many Companions who were able to memorize all of it, and every Companion studied different portions of the Qur’an. Also, it wouldn’t be possible to collate all of it into one volume, as it was not fully known until the last verse was revealed just nine days prior to the death of the Prophet.
Additionally, according to the instruction by the Prophet, Medinan verses can be placed in the middle of market verses, and the reverse is true. The order in the verses, as well as the surahs, was in no way chronological. Therefore prophets would not have composed his Qur’an in the correct sequence until all the verses of the Qur’an were made clear.
Fourth, revelations were included in the Qur’an. However, Allah has abrogated the recodification.
At the time of Prophet Muhammad this abrogation was able to be at any point in time. Consequently, it was necessary to get them out of the way prior to the Qur’an being made.
At the date of his death, the complete Qur’an was learned by many of the Companions and was written version. However, it was not compiled in the form of a book. Actually, it was distributed in fragments of loose material that were kept by different individuals.After the Prophet’s demise, in the Khilafah of Abu Bakr, seventy Companions who were able to memorize the Qur’an were executed in the Battle of Yamamah.
Their deaths enraged the Prophet Muhammad ‘Umar since they were an overwhelming number of people who had memorized the Quran.He met with Abu Bakr and convinced him to collect the versions from the Qur’an. They all agreed to assign the responsibility to the Zayd bin Thabit.
They selected Zayd due to his status as the principal scribe of Muhammad as well as other factors such as being the one who was present during the final reading of the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad.The rigorous criteria he used were to ensure the authenticity of the collection.
For instance, even if he learned the whole Qur’an and had the ability to write it down from memory, However, he ensured that there were at minimum two other persons who were able to memorize the verse, as well as a copy of the verse, was composed under the strict direction by the Prophet Muhammad.
Nearly two years after the demise of Prophet Muhammad, at a time when all the great Companions were alive, this was the first time in history, the Qur’an was written.
The written version of the Qur’an was referred to as a mushaf (meaning an assortment of loose papers) and was placed together with Abu Bakr and, following the Prophet’s death, it was with ‘Umar, and after which it was transferred to Hafsah, who was the daughter of ‘Umar as well as the wife of Prophet Muhammad.
Ali bin Abi Talib was said to have stated:
The one who has the most benefits in relation to this is the (compilation) and compilation of Mushafis Abu Bakr. All the mercy of Allah be upon Abu Bakr; he was the first to create an entire Book of Allah. (Qatan: Mubahith)
The compilation was, however not intended to serve as an official document of all Ummahhad to adhere to. It was intended to protect all the Qur’an in its whole.
After the death of Abu Bakr, the Muslims had expanded their territory under the Khilafah of ‘Umar al-Khattab. Following the death of ‘Umar and the death of the ‘Uthman Bin Affan was decla Umar and Khalifah.
While the Muslims succeeded in fighting the jihad fisabilillah and in the regions that comprised Armenia and Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan, they began to fight against each other in relation to the reading in the Quran.
In addition, the Muslims in Syria also began to debate against Muslims from Iraq about which recitation was superior. The Muslims did not belong to the group of companions to the Prophet Muhammad and, therefore, were not able to follow the correct manner of reciting the Qur’an.
Uthman was astonished by the news and sought advice from the companions regarding the best way to solve this huge issue with Muslims. Muslims.
Following this consultation, he decided that official versions of the Qur’an from one source should be written and delivered to all provinces, and the remaining copies were destroyed. The Muslim Ummah would be able to have one standard Quran.
Ali ibn Abi Talib was quoted as saying:
O, People! Do not speak negatively about Allah, but instead praise him. Regarding burning Mushafs, I swear that by Allah that he did this after having spoken to us all…
‘Uthman took his muhaf that Abu Bakr commanded to be composed by Hafsah.
Then he chose four members of the committee, including Zayd ibn Thabit Sa’id ibn always and ‘Abdal-Qa to Basrah, who rewrote the mushaf of Abu Bakr; all of them were selected for their merits.
The only exception was Zayd and Sa’id, the other three were chosen for their specificity from the Quraysh due to the fact that t; thirds had to be written using the language of Quraysh as this was also the Quraysh dialect through that the Qur’an was read out.
In the event of disagreements of opinion, the scribes who composed the verses were called to talk with them about the issue. Then, ‘Uthman demanded that one copy of the mushaf be distributed to each Muslim province, and he ordered every governor to burn all copies that were in use.
He wanted to unite Muslims with the correct practice of reciting the Qur’an and also to settle disputes in and within the Muslim Ummah. In this way, he offered an authentic replica of the Qur’an, which could be a guide for the future. In addition to providing an official copy, he also sent reciters to show people how to read properly.
Ali bin Abi Talib was reported to have stated in relation to this incident:
If I was in charge, as Uthman was in charge, I would have followed the same path as Uthman did. (az-Zarqani)