Holy Koran Mushaf of Othman

Documentary heritage submitted by Uzbekistan and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.

This manuscript, held by the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, is the earliest existent written version of the Koran. It is the definitive version, known as the Mushaf of Othman, superseding all other versions. The third Caliph Othman, who ordered its compilation, was assassinated while reading it.

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