Revisiting the Collection and Transmission History of the Qur’an
This is a multi lecture series by Dr Shehzad Saleem, Fellow Al-Mawrid, for serious students of the Qur'an. It is based on his fifteen year research in which he has revisited some intriguing areas of the collection and transmission history of the Qur’an. He has attempted to critically evaluate the traditional narratives and accounts and tried to re-construct the history of the Qur’an on the basis of established historical sources.
This multi lecture series comprises 20 topics and each topic is divided into various episodes. These lectures will be periodically released episode-wise.
Narratives on ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ud’s Refusal to Surrender his Mushaf - Episode 01
It is reported that when ‘Uthman (rta) in his times tried to gather the ummah on a single reading in order to resolve the differences in reading the Qur’an, he embarked upon a great campaign of collecting all spurious and unofficial masahif and having them destroyed. ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ud (rta) is reported to have disliked this measure adopted by ‘Uthman (rta). Not only did he refuse to hand over his mushaf, he also asked the people of Kufah to hide their masahif. In this episode, Dr Shehzad Saleem presents the texts of all the narratives that report this.
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