Theme Five: The first to Compile the Qur’an was Abu Bakr al-Siddiq

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Theme Five: The first to Compile the Qur’an was Abu Bakr al Siddiq

 

The following narrations are cited ahead in order to establish this theme. These narrations appear in Tabaqat ibn Sa’d, al Isti’ab, and many other references:

 

عن عبد خير سمعت عليا كرم الله وجهه يقول رحم الله ابا بكر كان اول من جمع بين اللوحين.

قال عبد خير سمعت عليا كرم الله وجهه يقول رحم الله ابا بكر كان اول من جمع بين اللوحين

 

‘Abd Khayr mentions that he heard ‘Ali saying, “may Allah shower his mercy upon Abu Bakr. He was the first to compile that which is between the covers (of the Book).”[1]

 

عن علي قال اعظم الناس في المصاحف اجرا ابو بكر انه اول من جمع بين اللوحين وفي لفظ اول من جمع كتاب الله.

اخرجه ابن ابي داود في المصاحف باسناد حسن عن عبد خير قال سمعت عليا يقول اعظم الناس في المصاحف اجرا ابو بكر رحمة الله علي ابي بكر هو اول من جمع كتاب الله.

 

The translation of both narrations is that ‘Abd Khayr says that he heard ‘Ali saying, “Abu Bakr will attain the maximum reward for compiling the Qur’an. May Allah’s subhanahu wa ta ‘ala mercy descend upon Abu Bakr; he was the first to compile the Book of Allah.”[2]

 

 

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[1]  First narration: Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d 3/137. Second narration: al Isti’ab 2/243.

[2]  First narration: Riyad al Nadirah 1/144; second narration: Fath al Bari 9/9; Kanz al ‘Ummal 1/279.

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