The Earliest Qur’an Manuscript

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The earliest surviving Qur’an manuscript known to man (written circa 650-670 CE) is now downloadable to your laptop or smartphone in just under 40MB. I’m not sure how this makes me feel. From what we know of our tradition, this monumental piece of scripture must have been put together painstakingly by the companions of The Prophet (SAW) soon after his death. It’s also possible that this is one of the standard canonical Qur’ans assembled by the codex committee headed by Sayyidina Zayd ibn Thabit (RA) and commissioned under the orders of the Caliph Sayyidina Uthman ibn Affan (RA). MasyaAllah!

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