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Quran, Why uthman ordered people to burn it

 Assalamoalaikum warahmatullahe wabarkatohu,
 
Dear brothers and sisters, 
Do you know that Hazrat Usman IBN affan ordered people to burn the Quran ?
 
This question arises by many non Muslims or critics of Islam
 
So it is desirable for the Muslims to know the answer of this,  so let us know why Hazrat Usman IBN affan ordered people to burn the Quran and what is the logic reason and wisdom behind that
 


 
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
 
Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman came to `Uthman (bin affa’an) at the time when the people of Sham and the people of Iraq were Waging war to conquer Arminya and Adharbijan.
 
 Hudhaifa ( bin Al-Yaman ) was afraid of their (the people of Sham and Iraq) differences in the recitation of the Qur’an, so he said to `Uthman (ibn affa’an),
 
 “O chief of the Believers! Save this nation (Muslims) before they differ about the Book (of Allah swt  i.e. Qur’an) as Jews and the Christians did before.”
 
So `Uthman sent a message to Hafsa (wife of Prophet pbuh) saying,
 
“Send us the manuscripts of the Qur’an so that we may compile the Qur’anic materials in perfect copies and return the manuscripts to you.” Hafsa sent it to `Uthman (bin affa’an).
 
Uthman (bin affa’an) then ordered
 
1.Zaid bin Thabit,
2.`Abdullah bin AzZubair,
3.Sa`id bin Al-As and `
4.AbdurRahman bin Harith bin Hisham
 
to rewrite the manuscripts in perfect copies.
 
`Uthman (bin affa’an) said to the three Quraishi men, “In case you disagree with Zaid bin Thabit on any point in the Qur’an, then write it in the dialect of Quraish, the Qur’an was revealed in their tongue.” 
 
They did so, and when they had written many copies (of Glorious Qur’an) `Uthman returned the original manuscripts to Hafsa.
 
Uthman (bin affa’an) sent to every Muslim province one copy of what they had copied, and ordered that all the other Qur’anic materials, whether written in fragmentary manuscripts or whole copies, be burnt.
 
 
Sahih al-Bukhari 
4987
Book 66 hadith 9
 
 

 Conclusion 👇

 
 
during the time of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Quran was written on different things like bones stones clothes etc. Letter on during the time period of Abu Bakar As-Siddique , he ordered to the people that they should combined glorious Quran in book form and it is so even during the time of Hazrat umar ibn khattab, and then Hazrat Usman ibn affan become Khalifa at that time when the people of Sham and the people of Iraq were Waging war to conquer Arminya and Adharbijan.
 
Then hazrat Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman came to `Uthman (bin affa’an) and said to him
 
” O chief of the Believers! Save this nation (Muslims) before they differ about the Book (of Allah swt  i.e. Qur’an) as Jews and the Christians did before.”
So `Uthman sent a message to Hafsa (wife of Prophet pbuh) saying, “Send us the manuscripts of the Qur’an so that we may compile the Qur’anic materials in perfect copies and return the manuscripts to you.” Hafsa sent it to `Uthman (bin affa’an).
Uthman (bin affa’an) then ordered
1.Zaid bin Thabit,
2.`Abdullah bin AzZubair,
3.Sa`id bin Al-As and `
4.AbdurRahman bin Harith bin Hisham
to rewrite the manuscripts in perfect copies.
 
The reason behind it,  that they were afraid that Muslim also may differ about Quran as Christian and Jews deferred about their religious scripture , because Quran was revealed in 7 different dialects of Arab and no person had the complete written form of Quran except Hafsa (wife of Prophet pbuh)
That’s why the Muslim of different area may differ about the religious scriptures t.e. Quran therefore Hazrat Usman Ibn affan order people to make different copy of the Quran and distribute among the leaders of different areas of Muslims and order them that they should burn whatever  other than that available to them
 

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