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The most serious opponent of 'Uthman's text was ibn Mas'ud, a companion of the Prophet and a great theologian. Ibn Mas'ud refused to give up his copy of the Qur'an to the President of the Revision Committee and thus incurred the anger of the Khalifa, by whom he was publicly chastised. He died a few days after from the effects of the beating he had received. This unnecessary and cruel act on the part of the Khalifa was disapproved of by his contemporaries, and has ever since been looked upon by the Shi'ahs as an atrocious crime. The Recensions of the Qur'an P. 14.
Reference: Rev. Edward Sell (1869-1932), The Recensions of the Qur'an, by Rev. Canon Sell, Christian Literature Society, Madras, 1909, p. 26.
Background: This book offers insights into the early recensions of the Qur'an.
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