Friday, 14 October 2011

History of the Quran


Method of preservations of the Quran during the Prophet's



Besides, those of the Companions (pbut) who were literate used

to keep a written record of several portions of the Holy Qur'an.

In this manner, the text of the Holy Qur'an had been preserved

in four different ways during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet (PBUH):

  1. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had the whole text of the Divine


    Messages from the beginning to the end committed to writing by

    the scribes of revelations.

  2. Many of the Companions learned the whole text of the Qur'an,

    every syllable of it, by heart.

  3. All the illustrious Companions, without an exception, had

    memorized at least some portions of the Holy Qur'an, for the simple

    reason that it was obligatory for them to recite it during worship.

    An estimate of the number of the illustrious Companions may be

    obtained from the fact that one hundred and forty thousands Companions

    had participated in the Last Pilgrimage performed by the Holy

    Prophet (PBUH).

  4. A considerable number of the literate Companions kept a

    private record of the text of the Qur'an and satisfied themselves

    as to the purity of their record by reading it out to the Holy

    Prophet (PBUH).


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