I want to ask Mr. Javed Ahmad Ghamidi some questions regarding the compilation of the Holy Qur'an.
Did the Prophet (sws) get the Hadiths recorded in writing and how many? How many of them were recorded in writing during the period of the rightly guided caliphs?
Who compiled the first Hadīth book? When it was written? What were the sources used?
Why did the senior Companions burn the collections of ḥadīth?
It is believed that the previous divine books i.e. Psalms and Bible were recorded in book form. If paper had been invented before the revelation of the Holy Qur'an then why was it written on leaves of date-palms and stones rather than paper?