[quote=“TomMartin, post:52, topic:451994, full:true”]
Actually, there is little evidence that the original Qur’an was destroyed.[/quote]
I posted the evidence and it is well attested by historical Muslims.
Lol! That is the lie that Muhammad put forth. But, there is another historical witness who proves that was false. This is a verse from the Quran, where the purported angel is commanding Muhammad to read.
Read! (Iqra) In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists) … Read! (Iqra) And your Lord is the Most Generous, Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)], S. 96:1, 3-4 Hilali-Khan
So, you have a choice, you either believe that Muhammad was illiterate and contradict the Quran. Or you believe the Quran.
Here’s what Uthman wrote about that state of affairs.
Hudhaifa was afraid of their (the people of Sham and Iraq) differences in the recitation of the Qur’an, so he said to Uthman, O Chief of the Believers! Save this nation before they differ about the Book (Qur’an) as Jews and the Christians did before. So Uthman sent amessage to Hafsa, 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. Uthman then ordered Zaid ibn Thabit, Abdullah bin az-Zubair, Sa’id bin al-As, and Abdur-Rahman bin Harith bin Hisham to rewrite the manuscripts in perfect copies. Uthman 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 the Quraish as the Qur’an was revealed in their tongue. They did so, and when they had written many copies, Uthman returned the original manuscripts to Hafsa. Uthman 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, Vol. 6, p.479).
Uthman was Muhammad’s contemporary. He did what he thought was necessary. He destroyed all the conflicting versions of the Quran and replaced them with his own.