Message No : 3Sr.No : 3/725
Question By : M.Z.CHIDA

Respected Sir

Assalamu Alaikum,

I want to know on what the Quran revelations during the Holy Prophet's (saws) time were written?



Reply By : Nazar Kaleem Qudsee Al- Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, MMERC, Mumbai 

Dear Brother in Islam


Revelations, during the Holy Prophet's (S.A.W) time were written on the different things and materials.

Maulana mufti Taquee Usmani in his famous book ''Uloomul-Qur'an'' (The Sciences of Qur'an) has quoted many references for the same. on the authority of Tabrani he writes that after the revelation was over Hazrat Zaid R.A. used to come with shoulder-bone or the piece of any other thing, Prophet Peace be upon him used to dictate the revelation and confirm it by ordering me to recite it. (Uloomul-Qur'an page-178)

In the same book on page-179, Mufti sahab, quoting many books of Hadeeth, writes that due to shortage of papers at that time, mostly the revelation were written on the slab of rocks, bits of leathers, on the branches of dates, pieces of bamboos, leaves of trees and tne bones of animals. Though in few cases they were also written on papers. (Uloomul-Qur'an page-179)

Allah knows the best

Thanking you

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