The Lajnah ad-Da’imah wrote:

” It is known that the Qur’an was revealed in seven ways of recitation and every group of the Companions used to recite it in a different way. When `Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) took up the Caliphate, he was advised to compile the Qur’an according to one of the seven ways of recitation for fear of dissension. `Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) ordered the Companions to record the Qur’an according to one way of recitation from trustworthy Companions who had learned it by heart. After that this script was compared with the manuscripts that had been entrusted to Hafsah (may Allah be pleased with her) and proved to be identical. Copies of this script were made and sent to the capital cities of all Muslim countries after they had been recited in the presence of `Uthman for checking. The copies were accepted by the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all) and he kept the original script in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah. All the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) considered that these copies were the Qur’an. They had an absolute degree of certainty that it was the Qur’an which was revealed to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). This Qur’an has been acted upon till today. It has been transmitted generation after generation whether in a written form or memorized. It has been transmitted to us by Tawatur (a significant number of narrators whose agreement upon a lie is impossible) which leave no place for the slightest doubt that the Qur’an we recite now is the same as the Qur’an that has been compiled by Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq in the beginning, then by `Uthman (may Allah be pleased with them). ”

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AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr