Brief History of Compilation of the Qur'an

Adapted from an article in Perspectives, Vol 3, No. 4, Aug/Sept 1997

During the life of the Prophet (saas) (570-632 CE)

During the caliphate of Abu Bakr (632-634 CE)

During the caliphate of Uthman (644-656 CE)

Three stages of dotting and diacritization