Reason for Hazrat Uthmaan (Radhiyallahu Anhu) bringing the Quraan in a single script

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Q: Why Uthman (radhiyallahu anhu) had to rewrite Quran when Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anhu) had a copy already? 


A: The contribution of Hadhrat Uthman (radhiyallahu anhu) was that he brought the Qur’aan into a single script. It is as though all the different qiraats were assimilated in this single script.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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